IMD International Search Group Distinguishes two Member Executive Search Firms - Jose J Ruiz

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Zurich, Switzerland (April 30, 2019) – IMD International Search Group Partners handed out two awards during the Annual General Assembly that took place recently in Paris (April 25-27).

Highly awaited by the IMD members gathered in Paris, the 2018 Member of the Year awards went this time to:

  • DR. HEIMEIER & PARTNER, IMD Germany, was again this year awarded the International Business trophy. Dr. Heimeier & Partner has referred executive search assignments to our Partners in Eastern Europe, Poland and Czech Republic notably, and also collaborated with the UK, Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands, demonstrating both the strength of the German economy and the trusted advisor relationship that Dr. Heimeier & Partner maintains with clients.
  • HIGHFIELD HUMAN SOLUTIONS, IMD Canada, won this year the Award for Business Excellence. This award is determined according to a series of criteria related to the active participation in the organization's projects. Highfield Human Solutions, being a long-time member of IMD, has been particularly active in our organization notably with CEO Stéfan Danis serving as Board member of IMD and the team participating in all meetings and always ready to take on any challenge or help wherever they can.

Our congratulations to both for this well-deserved recognition!

About IMD International Search Group

Founded in 1972, IMD International Search Group,, is a Top-20 global search organization with offices in major markets and business centers throughout the world, providing instant access to a world-class executive talent pool serving the global economy. Providing instant access to a world-class executive talent pool serving the global economy, IMD specializes in placing top-tier executives throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, and specializes notably in the following industry sectors: consumer, financial and professional services, industrial and manufacturing, life sciences, technology-communications-media (TCM), education-government-not for profit as well as leadership consulting services.

IMD International Search Group was again nominated by Hunt Scanlon in the Top 25 worldwide ranking of global executive search organizations – See ranking HERE

Jose J. Ruiz
Jose J. Ruiz
Jose Ruiz serves as Alder Koten’s Chief Executive Officer providing vision, strategic direction and the roadmap for the firm’s future. He is a recruiter involved in executive search work focused on board members, CEOs and senior-level executives; and consulting engagements related to leadership and organizational effectiveness helping clients create thriving cultures. An important part of his time is spent on research work focused on organizational effectiveness centered on leadership and culture. Prior to joining Alder Koten, Jose was a Principal with Heidrick & Struggles’ Global Industrial Practice based in Houston, TX and Monterrey, Mexico. His professional experience also includes leadership positions in engineering and operations management for manufacturing organizations in the US and Mexico. This experience includes serving as vice president and general manager at Holley Performance Products. Jose holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and electrical engineering from the Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. He is fluent in English and Spanish.