Excelion
Building success through people

Building success through people

I’m driven by supporting purposeful, ambitious senior leaders and helping them and their teams reach their full potential.
Yevgeny Merkel
Managing Partner


Excelion is an organisational consulting and executive search firm.

Through our specialist knowledge, expert counsel and extended network we help ambitious leaders to shape teams and build businesses that succeed.

About us
Our integrated services are designed to help you build a robust organisation, maximise the capabilities of your people and attract impactful leaders.


Organisational design
Applying robust scientific methods to align organisational structure with business strategy.


Assessment and development
Using tailored assessment techniques and metrics to analyse individuals and teams in order to develop their skills and capabilities.


Executive search
Establishing a deep understanding of the business and company culture to identify, evaluate and bring on board leaders with the required competencies who will make a lasting impact.


Associated Partners


Robin Roberts
Leadership Advisor


Thomas Hawighorst
Organisational Consultant and HR Specialist


Srita Heide
Executive Search and Management Assessment


Prof. Dr. Klaus P. Stulle
Occupational Psychologist and HR Specialist


Kate Petrasch
Organisational Consultant and Coach


Katya Rudelson
Leadership Assessment and Development


Vera Klaus
Market Research and Executive Search


Dr. Bob Hooper
Occupational Psychologist and Mentor


Dr. Vasily Safronov
Organisational Consultant and HR Specialist

Yevgeny Merkel
Managing Partner

Yevgeny is a Founder and Managing Partner at Excelion.

He has more than fifteen years of experience in executive search, management assessment and development, organisational design and strategy consulting.

Working across Europe Yevgeny has advised clients in a range of sectors including: consumer, healthcare, industrial, private equity, professional services and technology.

Prior to setting up Excelion in 2010, Yevgeny worked at McKinsey & Company and Egon Zehnder International in Moscow, Vienna and London.

Yevgeny holds a BA in International Relations, an MBA in Economics and Business Administration and Certificates in Corporate Finance, Private Equity and Entrepreneurship.

He sits on a number of supervisory and advisory boards and is a business angel.

Yevgeny is fluent in Russian, German and English.