About BrainPower

Connecting the Right People

Whether you’re looking for the perfect candidate or to shift your career, we provide premier permanent and non-permanent staffing workforce solutions. And because of our expanse and well-established client portfolio, we have successfully placed number of technical candidates Canada-wide and across the globe.  

IPN Brainpower GmbH & Co. KG, founded in 1997 and based in Nuremberg, Germany is one of Europe’s leading recruiting and staffing companies providing solutions within the engineering sector. Currently IPN-Brainpower Germany has over 200 employees in multiple locations across Germany.

In 2010, Brainpower360 was founded as a subsidiary in Vancouver, B.C., by Ralf Holzapfel, former CEO of IPN Brainpower Germany, who is responsible for IPN’s remarkable growth.

Today, Brainpower360’s Vancouver team is recognized for its professional and exceptional ability to effectively deliver results.

Mission and Values

At Brainpower360, our goal is to create mutually beneficial relationships for our client and candidates. We believe that outcomes are as important as the journey itself and strive to set the industry standard for performance and ethics. Because of this belief, we follow a set of established company values.


We believe trust is the foundation of our business and strive to establish and maintain trust-filled relationships with all of our stakeholders, both internally and externally.

Respect and Integrity:

Brainpower360 strives to earn and maintain the trust and respect of our clients, candidates and business partners. In doing so, we maintain respect and integrity within our team, for our clients and candidates.

Commitment to Excellence:

We are committed to excellence in everything we do, and we strive to achieve the highest standards of professionalism, perseverance and dedication to meet our client’s needs.

Our Team

Ralf Holzapfel

Co-Owner / CEO

Ralf has been a corporate leader for over 30 years of which he has been in the recruiting industry for over 20 years. He started his career in manufacturing and after finishing his mechanical engineering degree in 1998 he joined IPN Brainpower in Germany.

In 2004, Ralf became the CEO of IPN Brainpower Germany. Driven by the desire for a new challenge he founded the Canadian subsidiary of IPN Brainpower in Vancouver in the year 2010.

Finally, in 2019 Ralf took ownership of IPN Brainpower together with his wife, Corina and merged their recruiting and leadership training business, which they now successfully run under the name of Brainpower360.

Corina Holzapfel

Co-Owner / President

Pallavi Walia

Recruiter / Account Manager


Zahra Hemmatjoo


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