Our management​

Heidi Thielsen

Director of Research

+45 42 73 07 02


​Heidi has an almost 20 year proven track record in international executive search. She has comprehensive, hands-on experience exclusively in corporate and operations roles with over 700 completed searches. Heidi has worked for Nordic Search Group, Spengler Fox, Basico Consulting and Transearch. During her positions at different executive search companies, Heidi has been in charge of building and recruiting teams and departments for research.

Her expertise lies in recruiting and headhunting across all positions and industries, while being specialised in top management roles, namely: Senior Vice Presidents, Directors, CFO’s, CEO’s, COO’s, General managers, Senior Managers, Head of, C-level positions and Board Members.

In addition to being a researcher, Heidi has trained more than 50 executive search professionals across Denmark and Europe, she is acknowledged as one of Denmark’s leading trainers on “old school research” and internet research techniques. At Bysted & Thielsen Heidi is Head of Research and is primarily involved in searches regarding top management.

Latest positions

  • Partner – Head of Global Research, Mangaard & Partners
  • Research Manager, Nordic Search Group
  • Associate & Office Manager, SpenglerFox
  • Researcher, Basico Consulting

Rene Bysted

Managing Director, E-MBA, HD(f)(o)

+45 23 35 13 03


​René began his career in the executive search industry at one of the top 5 executive search companies in Denmark. Prior to this, he has had C-level experience creating and implementing new strategies with significant success, experience in establishing new branches, recruiting high-performance teams, devising and implementing individual competitive concepts, change management and top performance measurement.

From his career in the financial industry, he has more than 15 years of experience working with both small and some of the largest business clients in Denmark as well as 12 years’ experience in leading teams and organisations.

Rene holds an executive MBA from the triple-accredited Henley Business School and two University Diplomas (HD) in Business Administration and Financing, and he is also certified in psychometric and assessment tools. At Bysted & Thielsen, his focus is mainly senior level and board positions.

Latest positions

  • Partner – Head of Commercial Operations, Mangaard & Partners
  • Partner, Flensby & Partners
  • First Vice President, Nykredit
  • Chief Development Officer, Hvidbjerg Bank

Our Partners

Idea and goal

We dedicate ourselves to a true and long-lasting co-operation with our clients and candidates, who all must gain value from the interaction with our competent teams and the process we offer.

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We are an Executive and Lean Search company primarily operating in Scandinavia and Northern Europe.