The firm and its philosophy

A Trusted Advisor

AvS – International Trusted Advisors was founded by Andreas von Specht in 2011 with the aim of providing the top decision-makers of privately-held companies with senior level advice as “Trusted Advisors” using a highly personalised approach.

On Governance and Leadership

We accompany our clients through their critical transitions on key issues of governance and leadership. Our projects are customised, we work hand-in-hand with the owners and decision-makers and we follow a long-term view towards creating significant value and building lasting relationships.

With an International Scope

We are a multinational, multilingual team, and we operate out of offices in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Geneva, Zurich, Paris, London and Bogotá, complemented by a network of cooperation partners in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

Focusing on the Human Factor

We help to create alignment on the fundamental strategic objectives and values of companies and their owners, with particular attention to the human factor, helping to make sure the people and structures are in place to make these goals a reality.

Totally committed to our Clients

Our “One Firm” philosophy ensures that our clients come always first. We typically operate in teams of two senior consultants and deliberately limit the number of projects per consultant. We are not transaction-oriented but strive to add significant value within long-lasting, trusted relationships.