Highly experienced teams await you at our five locations worldwide. All our employees have many years of operational experience within our industries and are your comepetent contact persons for every request.
Our Team Austria, based in Vienna, is in charge of our local clients and applicants and your professional contact person for the hotel, catering and tourism industry. Our employees offer deep market knowledge and many years of experience.
Branch Manager Austria
David Kurzböck has been responsible for our Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants office in Austria since July 2018.
After graduating with a Master degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management from the University MODUL, David followed his great passion and started working in the catering and event industry. During this time, he was not only able to gain first international experience, but also started to build his strong network. The next step in his career took David to the hotel sector at „Austria Trend“, where he continued to develop Austria’s largest Meeting & Event Hotels as Director of Marketing & Sales, prior to following the call back into the culinary world. David joined GMS Gourmet as Sales Director, managing 65 outlets throughout Austria before successfully developing and implementing a new business model for the company in recent years. With his huge network, the specific market knowledge and the high level of personnel affinity within the industry, David supports both – his clients and applicants with his great expertise and international experience.
Fun Fact: Quality time with family, music, cooking, amateur butcher, sport, motorcycling
Motto: „Don´t try to live with problems, it´s easier to solve them!“ (Einstein)
Branch Manager Austria
Sonja Holzhauer assists our Team Austria. She started at Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants in August 2016.
Following her apprenticeship in Hotel Management she started her career within the field of Rooms Division and worked for several hotels in Europe e.g. the Westin Grand Hotel Berlin and Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel. Before finally joining Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants, she had been responsible for the Adagio Vienna City hotel as General Manager. Sonja lived with her family in Vienna for more than six years and during this time, she gained valuable experience and intensive market knowledge. She is now looking forward to assisting our applicants and customers in Austria as a valuable contact person.
Fun Fact: Spending time with her family, enjoying the nature
Motto: Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day in your life. (Mark Twain)
Yvonne Amend has been supporting our Team Vienna since January 2022 as team assistant.
After her successful apprenticeship in hotel management at Kempinski Hotel Frankfurt, Yvonne moved to Austria, to join the Hotel Sacher in Vienna. After two years of working at the bar of the hotel, she started a tourism- and hospitality management study with focus on event management. During her semester abroad in Helsinki, Yvonne decided it was time to work besides her studies. Since then, she has been part of our office in Vienna.
Fun fact: (audio)books, good food and good wine, city trips
Motto: The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. – William Shakespeare in As You Like it
Gloria Wukoschitz has been supporting our Team in Vienna since April 2022 as team assistant. Gloria’s passion for the tourism sector has already started in childhood days while spending time in her family’s seasonal restaurant business. She decided to attend a secondary school for tourism where her keen interest in the industry was confirmed. During her internships of several months in internationally renowned hotels, like the Hilton Vienna Park and Grand Hotel Vienna, she got valuable insights into the different processes and tasks of various departures and also gained international experience in a well-known restaurant located in the center of London. Above all, she enjoys the diversity of the tourism industry as well as working with individual personalities at national and international level. With fresh spirit and a lot of good humor she now actively supports the Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants as team assistant.
Hobbies: traveling, creating and listening to music, learning languages, spending time with family and friends
Motto: “Happiness is the only thing which multiplies when you share it“ – Albert Schweitzer