Hagen Human Capital began trading in 2010, from the rather modest surroundings of a small office in Prague 3. The founding Partners, Paul Cooper and Joao Duarte shared a dream of building the leading independent recruitment consultancy firm in the Czech Republic; offering both employers and candidates a level of service sorely missing on the local market. With this goal in mind Paul and Joao set out to hire the very best talent they could find – and trained them using the leading US and UK recruitment coaching systems.
Hagen Human Capital is now headquartered in a far more inviting office space on Wenceslas Square 9 and is proud to work with a broad portfolio of clients from local start-ups to the largest of multi-national corporations.
We are Hagen Human Capital, a full service recruitment firm headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic. We offer
recruitment support across all major commercial sectors and at all levels, from graduate entry to ‘C’ level management
(MA (Hons), Economics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen)
Paul began his career in recruitment in 2000 and has worked in both the UK and Czech Republic. He has recruited for clients in all major commercial sectors and has placed candidates in various roles on 4 continents. Paul has held management positions in both international recruitment firms and niche independent consultancies. In addition to his general management duties, Paul is actively involved in recruitment for clients within the Marketing and Financial sectors. In his spare time Paul enjoys spending time with family, expanding his “knowledge” of Real Ale and Alpine Mountaineering – although not typically in that order.
(Lic., University of Lisbon, PhD. Computer Science, University of Western Bohemia)
Joao is from Portugal, and has been living in the Czech Republic since 2004. He has 6 years of experience in recruitment, in the IT and financial sectors. Before moving into recruitment, Joao worked as a software developer for a global stock exchange. He is a Ph.D. in Computer Science, and is currently an MBA student at UNYP. At Hagen, Joao is responsible for general management, and is actively involved in day to day recruitment activities. He is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and Czech. Outside of work, Joao enjoys climbing, photography and trying exotic food.
(VT SSAK College of Applied Cybernetics, Hradec
Despite the Anglicized name Andrew is a Czech national (fluent in his mother tongue) – who spent much of his earlier life abroad. Andrew has worked in the recruitment industry since 2006 and has swiftly established himself as one of the top IT recruitment professionals in the Czech Republic. As one of our consistently high performers, Andrew leads by example and is responsible for overseeing the IT recruitment activities. Out of work, Andrew is a qualified Scuba diver, and can often be found swimming around the bottom of cold murky lakes or warm coral reefs.