Dr. Gregor Handler 

Senior consultant

More than 15 years experience in top management consulting incl. 3 years executive search 

Diploma and PhD in industrial engineering

Certificates in PCM, MBTI® und TMA® as well as further trainings in group dynamics, complementary consulting


Dr. Gregor Handler started his career as a consultant in early 2001 with McKinsey & Company, where he initially worked on projects combining operational and organizational challenges. Focusing on the latter he increasingly specialized in the areas of strategic human resources as well as sustainable culture change and mainly worked for industrial clients across Europe on topics like talent development programs and performance management systems. In 2014 he founded A4Change and started to work as an independent consultant in the fields of Leadership Services and Executive Search.

Gregor studied Civil Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as at the Technical University of Graz, Austria. At the latter he completed his master’s degree with high distinction and likewise successfully later on his PhD on the integration of classical management consulting and systemic organizational development. Furthermore, Gregor is certified as both, PCM®-Trainer and MBTI®-Practitioner, and has completed advanced training programs in group dynamics, systemic consulting and personnel controlling.

Client experience (selected examples)

  • Design and facilitation of strategy workshops for various companies in the Austrian construction sector.

  • Development of the talent strategy for an Asian subsidiary of a global cement manufacturer.

  • Development and piloting of the performance management system for the executives of two Central and Eastern European universal banks.

  • Introduction of strength-based development and assessment processes for a global consulting firm.

  • Evaluation and placement of numerous senior candidates for top management positions in mainly Austrian industrial companies.

  • Support of the change management team for an SAP project in a multinational enterprise.

  • Setup of the worldwide first training center of McKinsey & Company for experiential learning.

  • Design and delivery of multi-modular high potential programs for various international.

  • Delivery of recruiting and interviewing trainings for top-notch project managers of a global consultancy.

  • Design and delivery of training modules and university lectures on topics such as change management or structured project management.