Daniel Frankenberg

Executive Search Consultant Daniel Frankenberg in Berlin


Daniel Frankenberg

Executive Search Consultant for consumer goods / FMCG (non food), retail, outdoor & lifestyle, packaging materials

+49 30 4508 6304

As Director Executive Search, Daniel Frankenberg is responsible for the sectors consumer goods / FMCG (non food), retail, outdoor & lifestyle and packaging throughout Europe from his office in Berlin. Daniel Frankenberg has more than 20 years of operational top management experience in purchasing, sales and marketing functions within the consumer goods industry and retail.

Based in Berlin, Daniel Frankenberg is responsible for DELTACON clients in the consumer goods industry / FMCG, retail / non-food, the packaging industry and the fast-growing markets in the outdoor & lifestyle segment. Before joining DELTACON as an executive search consultant, Daniel Frankenberg held various senior management positions in the consumer goods industry and retail, including responsibility for sales in the D-A-CH region for one of the leading companies in the consumer goods sector for school and office products, and then as a member of the executive board at German’s largest B2B online shop for the departments of purchasing and sales. Before joining DELTACON Executive Search, Daniel Frankenberg advised one of the most successful German start-ups in the consumer goods industry in recent years and successfully developed new business areas together with the management.

As a recognised expert in the consumer goods / FMCG (non food), retail, outdoor & lifestyle and packaging industries, Daniel Frankenberg professionally guides numerous companies and candidates through the recruiting process. Thanks to his industry expertise and many years of experience, he has access to a large network in the consumer goods and FMCG industry, retail and the start-up scene in the search for management and specialist staff. Reliability, respect and appreciation, as well as trust, are the values Daniel Frankenberg represents - together with his deep industry knowledge and his many years of management experience in various functional areas of industry and retail, Daniel Frankenberg has the very best prerequisites to achieve the best results for his clients and his candidates as a Executive Search consultant.


DELTACON Executive Search has been awarded several times as one of the best Executive Search Consultancies!


2022 Award from business newspaper WirtschaftsWoche (51/2022) as the best Executive Search consultancy in Germany among more than 830 consultancies. 2,300 HR-professionals were surveyed and had to assess how satisfied they were with the performance of the headhunters they commissioned.

2022 & 2021 Award from Focus Business magazine as the top personnel service provider in the field of executive search.

Why was DELTACON selected and awarded by Focus Business as one of the best Executive Search Consultancies? The consultants work quickly, thoroughly, absolutely discreetly, and with extremely high quality standards. And with its PURE concept, DELTACON provides its clients with candidates who have been intensively screened with diagnostic tools. Their candidates fit the client and make their clients more successful. DELTACON creates values.


2020 Award for top consultant in the field of medium-sized businesses. The decisive factor for the award was a customer-oriented and SME-oriented consulting performance.

2019 Headhunter of the Year" award as the best Executive Search Consultancy. The top-class jury was impressed by the clear client and candidate focus as well as the sound methodological competence and deep industry knowledge.

2018 “Headhunter of the Year" award for best executive search firm in the Client Experience sector.

Important stations


until today

DELTACON Executive Search

Executive Search consultant at DELTACON Executive Search responsible for the sectors consumer goods / FMCG (non food), outdoor & lifestyle, retail & packaging.


until 2022

share GmbH

C-Level Consultant
Advising and coaching the management board in the start-up phase on the development of the sales organisation, assortment policy and optimisation of processes along the value chain. share has built the strongest brand among all German start-ups according to Jung von Matt's "Startup Brand Rankings 2022".


until 2021

Böttcher AG

Board of Directors
Overall management of purchasing and sales with over 600 million euros sales volume at Germany's largest B2B online shop. Major projects included the introduction of a product and customer classification system, a significant increase in earnings by introducing and using new KPIs, and participation in the conversion of the merchandise management system.


until 2018

Pelikan Group GmbH

Marketing and Sales Director Germany and Managing Director Pelikan Austria GmbH
Overall management of the marketing & sales division in Germany and Austria. Among other things, successful merger of the Pelikan and Herlitz sales organisations with turn-around from a loss-making business into a profitable business and simultaneous introduction of a uniform corporate culture.


until 2014

Herlitz PBS AG

Sales management national
Overall management of the national sales of Herlitz PBS AG with back office, field sales, Key Account Management and trade marketing. As a member of the Management Board of Herlitz PBS AG, preparation of the integration of marketing and sales of Herlitz PBS AG into Pelikan AG.


until 1998

University of Cologne

Study of business administration
Focus on marketing & market research, retail & distribution and economic & social geography. Graduation as Diplom-Kaufmann. During his studies he worked as a student assistant at the Chair of Prof. Müller-Hagedorn (retail & distribution) and at the Institute of Retail Research (IfH Cologne).

Industry focus of Daniel Frankenberg


Executive Search Consulting consumer goods / FMCG (non food)

For many years, we have been supporting renowned companies in Europe in the (non-food) consumer goods industry / FMCG. Faced with constantly changing consumer demands, the pressure to adapt for the consumer goods industry is enormous. For managers and specialists, it is a matter of developing and implementing well-founded strategic decisions and accompanying the change.

Thanks to their personal experience in management positions in industry and retail, Dietrich Groth and Daniel Frankenberg succeed in filling excellent candidates. This expertise was confirmed by the business newspaper Wirtschaftswoche (51/2022), which named DELTACON Executive Search the best of all German Executive Search consultancies in the consumer goods category out of more than 800 consultancies.


Recruitment Consumer Goods Retail & eCommerce (non food)

The unimagined opportunities created by the digitalisation of everyday life, innovative business models and agile new competitors are leading to a change in how and what consumers buy. This is a complex environment in which consumer goods retailers must change their focus, because for retailers it is no longer just about defending their current market position, but in particular about helping to shape change and aligning their business with the future. With Daniel Frankenberg, DELTACON Executive Search has a long-standing board member of an online retailer in its team who knows the requirements for executives in this market segment from his own experience and finds candidates via direct search who help shape this change at our clients.


Executive Search consulting for drugstore and cleaning products

Consumers in Germany have numerous quality criteria for this sector. The general trend towards the use of sustainable and environmentally friendly products is significantly influenced by these everyday goods. Manufacturers are therefore confronted with new demands on their fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG).

DELTACON Executive Search delivers decisive added value for our clients because we conduct intensive briefings to create the candidate profile together with all project participants, then professionally assess and select the candidates and, as a result, create a short list of the actual best-fit candidates.

Frequently asked questions to Daniel Frankenberg

What are the advantages of hiring a Executive Search consultant over e-recruiting?

In recent years, there have been some changes in the recruiting sector and e-recruiting is gaining importance, but especially when it comes to filling executive positions, recruitment consultancies are still the best option. HR professionals and candidates increasingly complain about the impersonality of the digital application process. When companies accept applications via online forms, they are often sorted out in a first selection round by bots that check the information for completeness or certain keywords - without a human being having read the application. This is anonymous and impersonal and therefore usually frustrating for both sides. The high visibility of digital job ads also sometimes results in an unexpected flood of applicants - often numerous unsuitable or insufficiently qualified applicants. Although Generation Z and many older jobseekers are now easily accessible via e-recruiting, there are numerous advantages to recruiting managers via recruitment consultants:

1. We usually already know some potentially appealing candidates to fill an executive position in a certain area.

2. we know how to target candidates who are not currently available, whereas e-recruiting is mainly used by jobseekers.

3. we are very good at assessing which candidates should be shortlisted by a company to fill a management position based on our experience.

4. instead of being anonymous and impersonal, we accompany the applicant process professionally, discreetly and precisely.

How important is the promotion of diversity, inclusion and anti-racism in companies?

Gender roles, discrimination or stereotypes no longer have a place in a modern working world. Many companies have recognised this and make sure that their workforce consists of employees from different backgrounds, genders, ages and abilities. This not only promotes creative diversity within a company, but also contributes to better understanding and more respectful cooperation. For example, 70% of all disabilities or chronic illnesses are invisible, which means that the term "accessibility" means much more than the ramp for wheelchair users, but can refer to many aspects of the professional environment. To be credible, a diversity-oriented HR policy must include all levels of the organisation. This applies not only to subordinate positions, but also to the management level. We search for managers for you on the basis of qualifications and skills alone.

Mr. Daniel Frankenberg is working for you from Berlin all over Europe