We are Kooku Recruiting.

Kooku Recruiting Partners is a full service recruiting agency based in Berlin-Friedrichshain. Our ambition is to be the first choice for good recruiting and first-class HR processes.

We help companies grow healthy!

Kooku wants to create a working world that is worth living in for everyone. To achieve this, we go the extra mile – without detours. We are the first point of contact for our partners when it comes to attracting and retaining suitable candidates and positively developing their corporate culture.

We love what we do. A little insight into our team

Mathias Mengel

Company Owner & Senior Consultant

E-Mail: mathias@kooku.de

Mathias Mengel is the brains behind Kooku Recruiting Partners. As a specialist in recruiting topics with a focus on IT, he is the first point of contact for all questions regarding recruiting processes and digitalization in the company. As an early adopter, he is always open to exchanges on current trends in these areas and ensures that processes at Kooku remain lean and efficient as the company continues to grow.

Jan Pautsch

Director - Kooku X

E-Mail: jan.pautsch@kooku.de

Jan specializes in senior and executive search in the design and innovation industry. He combines network-based headhunting with data-driven recruiting and holistic process consulting. Before joining Kooku Recruiting Partners, he successfully managed the German office of a global talent consultancy and supported McKinsey & Company, innogy SE, Oetker Digital, Mobimeo and MetaDesign, among others. He has many years of experience in management and design lead positions in large German digital agencies. For him, it is an important concern to shape genuine personal relationships in a permanently changing technology- and transaction-driven recruiting landscape.

Josefine Loewe

Head of Growth and Success

E-Mail: josefine@kooku.de

Josefine has gone through a classic recruiting career. Today, her heart beats for the perfect fit between our clients and recruiters. Her mission is to build long-term and successful relationships with our partners. For this goal, the high quality of our services is particularly important to her.

Aylin Sarica

Head of People & Organisation

E-Mail: aylin@kooku.de

Aylin is head of People & Organization. Making connections while developing people and organizations is her passion. When she takes on her roles as consultant, recruiter, facilitator, team leader or systemic coach, she brings her start-up and agency experience to the table, always keeping values, mission, and purpose in mind.

Lisa Sander

Recruiting Marketing Consultant

E-Mail: lisa.sander@kooku.de

Lisa is Business Development Marketing Manager at Kooku. She brings experience from the corporate world and start-up scene and is an expert in the areas of social media marketing, employer branding, content management and PR.
She is passionate about establishing the values of a company and designing and building an authentic employer brand.

Martin Firlus

Business Unit Lead - Tech Recruiting

E-Mail: martin@kooku.de

Martin brings more than ten years of experience in tech and non-tech recruiting, has built and led international recruiting teams, is MCSA BI Reporting certified and supports us internally in the area of data engineering, analytics and reporting (business recruiting & HR data).


Anika Lehmann

Recruiting Marketing Specialist

E-Mail: anika@kooku.de

Anika is a Recruiting Marketing Specialist at Kooku. She studied Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing and brings with her experience in online marketing, especially in the field of SEA. Anika enjoys the cooperation and the constant exchange in the team and wants to use her skills to support Kooku in the best possible way.

Jenny Koller

Recruiting Specialist - Business

E-Mail: jenny@kooku.de

Jenny supports the Kooku Business Recruiting team from kick-off to hire in RPO and interim projects. She brings in her experience from working with different partners to achieve the best possible output. Internally, she takes over the active sourcing training for the induction of new Kookus.

Ingo Thomas

Sourcing Specialist

E-Mail: ingo@kooku.de

As an all-around talent, Ingo works for us in IT and internal recruiting. In addition to his specialism in active sourcing, he develops new automation processes at Kooku Recruiting Partners.

Nina Alpers


Project Manager Recruiting

E-Mail: nina.alpers@kooku.de

Nina is a Recruiting Consultant at Kooku. As a business economist with many years of professional experience in the financial sector, she specializes in sales, HR management and coaching. With enthusiasm for consulting and organization, Nina now manages positions ranging from marketing to tech. She supports her clients in applicant management and recruiting to find the “perfect fit”.

Christin Biermayer


Recruiting Specialist - Marketing

E-Mail: christin@kooku.de

versatility and curiosity. Through her training in systemic coaching, she places particular value on a shared understanding of concrete expectations and goals with her clients. If she sees an opportunity for change, she invites people to seize it in a resource-oriented way. As a marketing expert with experience in customer service, she focuses on authenticity and creativity.

Johann von Wallenberg


Project Manager Recruiting

E-Mail: johann@kooku.de

Johann is a Recruiting Consultant at Kooku. Johann’s passion is the start-up scene, and his expertise is in digital business models to find the right candidates at the executive level.

Kim Hofmann

Recruiting Specialist - Business

E-Mail: kim@kooku.de

Kim supports the Kooku team as a Recruiting Specialist for the business sector in all application and recruiting processes. She’s got her Master’s degree in Psychology.

Paula Reinartz

Recruiting Assistant

E-Mail: paula@kooku.de

In addition to her psychology studies, Paula supports the team in the areas of active sourcing, applicant management and candidate communication. She also strengthens the team in internal recruiting and is the contact person for the hiring managers. It is particularly important for her to find a suitable match for both companies and applicants in order to ensure a positive working atmosphere for everyone involved.

Meliha Jusic

Junior Recruiterin

E-Mail: meliha@kooku.de

Meliha completed her IBM studies in Germany and Spain and focused on human resource management and marketing. She brings many years of professional experience in sales and human resources development. Mastering several languages is her strength, especially for international projects and the international sourcing and development of staff.

Arnela Rekic

Recruiting Specialist

E-Mail: arnela@kooku.de

Arnela supports the team remotely from Cologne and brings experience in in-house recruiting and HR development. She studied business psychology and uses her acquired knowledge to optimally advise and accompany both candidates and clients in the areas of sales, HR, and finance. It is particularly important to her to always be the contact person for companies and candidates, even in phases of major change, and to connect the two with each other in a perfect fit. She combines this passion with her part-time Master’s degree in Change Management & Decision-Making.

Alina Franke

Project Manger Recruiting

E-Mail: alina@kooku.de

Alina completed her business studies in Australia and worked in the restaurant industry for a long time. Her passion for working and interacting with people led her into sales and recruitment in tech and FinTech start-ups. At Kooku, she brings her energy and recruiting skills to support our clients and recruiting team.

Nina Mengel

Finance & HR Admin

E-Mail: nina@kooku.de

Nina has been with us from day one and is the good soul of our team. She takes care of the finances and everything that concerns HR and office management. She always keeps an overview and has an open ear for all the needs of our team.

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Felisa Kes

Junior Project Lead Software-Development

E-Mail: felisa@kooku.de

 

Huipeng Zeng

Assistant Software-Development

E-Mail: huipeng@kooku.de

Huipeng is studying computer science. At Kooku, he brings in his technical background and helps with digital implementations.

Theresa Raum

Senior Recruiting Specialist

E-Mail: theresa@kooku.de

Theresa has many years of experience in the areas of recruiting, personnel consulting and sales. Her passion is bringing people together. With her hands-on mentality, her positive manner and her keen sense of personality, she has been very successful so far, so that hardly any customer or applicant wishes remain unfulfilled.

Hümeyra Umut

Recruiting Assistant

E-Mail: huemeyra@kooku.de

Hümeyra supports recruiting as a working student and has a great passion for the HR universe. Together with the Kooku team, she wants to make the world of work sustainably better.

Federico Nanni

Recruiting Assistant

E-Mail: federico@kooku.de

Federico supports the Kooku team as Recruiting Assistant Recruiting for Kooku X. With both a business and psychological background, it is important for him to be able to contribute his gained knowledge and thus support clients in recruiting in the best possible way.

Nicole Scheile

Entrepreneur in Residence

E-Mail: karl@kooku.de

Nicole supports the team as Entrepreneur in Residence – Intern. She is a management and law student and is currently working on her bachelor thesis on the topic of the country of origin effect. Through her studies, she has gained knowledge in various areas such as HR, marketing, controlling, business administration and law. With this background, it is important for her to bring everything she has learned through her studies into her workplace and to be able to support her team as efficiently as possible.

Patricia Lee

Recruiting Specialist

E-Mail: patricia@kooku.de

Patricia is a highly motivated and goal-oriented recruiter. She has an MBA in Business Administration, speaks 5 different languages, and has lived and worked in 3 different countries. Some of her greatest strengths are empathy, teamwork, project management and building lasting relationships with people quickly.

Daniela Arlt

Finance Manager

E-Mail: daniela@kooku.de

Daniela works as Finance Manager at Kooku and is the right contact person for all accounting matters. She has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial sector and various industries. She is a commercial all-rounder and especially due to her many years as an assistant to the management, she brings extensive expertise that she gladly contributes to Kooku. Her focus has always been on finance and accounting because the analytical and number-affine part of her loves this work. She particularly values good cooperation and friendly interaction.

Nastassja Suchomski

Recruiting Specialist

E-Mail: nastassja@kooku.de

Nastassja is a recruiting specialist at Kooku. As a cultural scientist and expert for sales positions with a background in high-volume recruiting, she now supports the team in different areas from sales to marketing to tech.

After accurate searches, Nasti inspires the right candidates for suitable companies in no time.

Paul Respondek

Recruiting Assistant

E-Mail: paul@kooku.de

Paul supports the team at the interfaces between recruiting and data protection. He has a great passion for challenging searches and wants to drive and shape the world of work with the Kooku team.

Alexander Kruchten

Assistant Software-Development

E-Mail: alexander@kooku.de

Alexander has a background in recruiting and project management and has decided to follow his passion and start a career in software development to follow his passion and start a career in software development.

As part of the Kooku development team, he can combine his experience in recruitment with his new career:

As an application developer, he works on the digital implementation of internal projects as well as supports the tech recruiting team.

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