Our Story…

Hagen Human Capital began trading in 2010, from the rather modest surroundings of a small apartment 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.

Ever keen to bring positive advancements to the recruitment industry, in 2015 Paul and Joao also Co-Founded the venture-funded hiring start-up Techloop which operates across Europe.

Hagen Human Capital is now headquartered in a far more inviting office space in Prague 1 and is proud to work with a broad portfolio of clients from local start-ups to the largest of multi-national corporations.

Our Story…

Hagen Human Capital began trading in 2010, from the rather modest surroundings of a small apartment 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.

Ever keen to bring positive advancements to the recruitment industry, in 2015 Paul and Joao also Co-Founded the venture-funded hiring start-up Techloop which operates across Europe.

Hagen Human Capital is now headquartered in a far more inviting office space in central Prague and is proud to work with a broad portfolio of clients from local start-ups to the largest of multi-national corporations.

The Founders

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

Managing Director

Paul Cooper

Paul Cooper  

(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.

Financial Director

João Duarte

João Duarte

(Lic., University of Lisbon, PhD. MBA)

Joao is from Portugal, and has been living in the Czech Republic since 2004. He has over 10 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 holds an MBA from UNYP. At Hagen, Joao is responsible for financial management and is involved in business development activities. He is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and Czech. Outside of Hagen, Joao works as a Partner with the venture capital company Lighthouse Ventures where he supports early stage start-ups.

Joao enjoys climbing, photography and trying exotic food.