After receiving the degree of Diplom-Kaufmann (graduate in Business Studies) from the University of Mannheim, Klaus Breitschopf began his career with Hays' predecessor, Ascena, as a sales manager in 1996. In September 2001, he was appointed to the Board of Hays AG as Chief Operating Officer and has been Chief Executive Officer since January 2008. Klaus Breitschopf has been a member of the supervisory board for Hays (Schweiz) AG since 2009.
After receiving the degree of Diplom-Kaufmann (graduate in Business Administration), Dirk Hahn began his career with Hays in 1997. Initially working as a department head, Mr. Hahn progressed to divisional manager and then Director of Sales. In January 2008, Dirk Hahn was appointed Chief Operating Officer and joined the Management Board of Hays AG. He is responsible for the Sales specialisms Engineering and Special Skills in Germany, the company's Recruitment Management division as well as the Hays subsidiaries in Switzerland and Austria.
In 2001, Marc Lutz received his degree in International Business at FH Reutlingen and immediately began his career with Hays (then Ascena) as an account manager in IT Contracting. In 2003, he became a team leader and in 2005 was promoted to Head of Contracting for IT & Engineering. Since the beginning of 2007, Marc Lutz has served as Head of IT Perm and since 2009 has been a Business Director for Perm in Germany and Austria. Since July 2011, Marc Lutz has been the Director (Managing Director) of Hays (Schweiz) AG.