The recruitment agency was founded in 2000 by Timo von Choltitz. Prior to that, he owned an agency for financial journalism and worked as an employee for public relations work for a multinational group in the automotive equipment field. In addition, he was the spokesperson for his professional association in Baden-Wuerttemberg.
When the company was originally founded, DATA COMPASS recruited engineers from the IT, software and mechanical engineering sectors. This was followed by the placement of several hundred assistant and specialist physicians in German hospitals. The applicants were able to find a challenging positions tailored to the respective requirements in several German states such as Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Thuringia, Brandenburg, North-Rhine Westphalia, Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg.