The power of understanding

Search-based recruitment, assessment and coaching services, with a passion for people and business

What we want

With our combined experience of more than 40 years in executive search, assessment, senior leadership roles and from coaching and developing people and organizations, we are convinced there is no single perfect candidate for a certain position. However, there might be a perfect match!

It’s all about understanding both the context and the candidate, and we take great pride in doing so!

We believe that is why our customers trust us in helping them recruiting for managerial and specialist positions as well as senior positions within sales and marketing. Why they use us to assess individuals or groups to get an in-depth understanding, and why we are a natural choice for coaching managers in order to improve their leadership.

We want to be an important partner to a few customers and work with them for a long time. Therefore, we are proud that most of our assignments come from repeat customers and that new customers find us through our network and direct recommendations.

How may we help you?

Valter och Ken går i en trappa
Mary och Ken

Services

Recruitment for managerial and specialist positions as well as senior positions within sales and marketing. We do not only care about finding the right person for each assignment. We care about your business and your results, we care about you! Read more>>

Recruitment for managerial and specialist positions as well as senior positions within sales and marketing. We do not only care about finding the right person for each assignment. We care about your business and your results, we care about you! Read more>>

Assessment using high-end psychometrical tools in order to get an in-depth understanding of individuals or groups. As a part of a recruitment process, internal promotions, evaluations or change management processes. Read more>>

Assessment using high-end psychometrical tools in order to get an in-depth understanding of individuals or groups. As a part of a recruitment process, internal promotions, evaluations or change management processes. Read more>>

Through our business advisory and coaching services we provide workshops and coaching programs to support CEOs and senior executives achieve the company’s revenue and profit goals, improve their leadership and find a healthy work-life-balance. Read more>>

Through our business advisory and coaching services we support CEOs and senior executives achieve the company’s revenue and profit goals, improve their leadership and find a healthy work-life-balance. Read more>>

You are in good company!

I chose Skoog & Stjerna as a recruitment partner for a strategic key position. What determined my choice - once the so-called hygiene factors were met - was their business skills and understanding of the actual situation and needs of our business. Initially, the discussions around the competency profile gave us space to reflect and gain a better understanding of what the role's mission would be in relation to where we were as an organization. The recruitment process also supported me in my own internal work process to prepare for this new role. The whole process went well, with steady pace and progress, good quality of documentation and feedback, with clarity and follow-up. The selection of candidates was excellent. All this made it possible for us to fill the position within the desired schedule. I am very satisfied and happy to be of service as a reference.
Ingrid Höög, CEO Wise Group
Ingrid Höög
CEO Wise Group
Skoog | Stjerna helped us recruit a Head of Content IFRS related to our expansion to the Swedish market. They acted professionally, structured, and came up with a lot of good advice during the process. They were always available for discussions along the way and continously kept us up to date on the progress of the recruitment process. We were impressed by how good candidates they managed to find and bring to the table and we are very pleased with the candidate we hired.
Karina Larsen
Karina Larsen
CEO DIB Kunnskap
The rapid and positive response after the first contact was crucial, together with a solid experience in both recruitment and sales, when we decided to partner with Skoog | Stjerna in recruiting a Sales Director for Sweden. Ongoing feedback and reconciliations during the process allowed us to prioritize and make decisions, which gave me a feeling of high commitment and professionalism. We are incredibly pleased with the result.
Krister Karlsson
Krister Karlsson
VD LAPP Miltronic
We are very satisfied with Skoog | Stjerna. We have cooperated with Valter for about seven specialist assignments since 2019. We are happy to use a "house consultant" who gets to know our business. What I have appreciated in our collaboration is primarily Valter's professional approach to us as a client. He is client oriented, easy to work with, flexible and accessible (despite often short notice or for quick reconciliations outside normal business hours).
Sophie Steen
Sophie Steen
Head of Administration Swedish Bankers' Association

Our story

Ken and Valter, the founders of Skoog | Stjerna, together have a long background working with search-based recruitment, from senior leadership roles in fast growing companies and as business advisors.

They decided to combine their extensive network, strong business sense and vast experience to create a complete solution for their clients. The result is Skoog | Stjerna, your natural partner for senior recruitments and for helping your managers grow.

The common denominator is the desire to actually make a long-term difference in helping companies and individuals grow!

Skoog | Stjerna’s clients are all kinds of companies and organizations, from small, local companies to large, global players, often with local or regional subsidiaries.

Valter och Ken