Leaders Recruiting in Mexico - Jose J Ruiz
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We are a privately held boutique recruiting firm that was founded in 2012 by partners that got tired of dealing with the cross-border barriers in the so-called global executive firms that carry the same name but operate their recruiting practices across the world with little collaboration between recruiters.

Our firm is owned by its executive recruiters and partners, and we operate as a single global entity with recruiting staff in Houston, Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Monterrey.

Alder Koten is a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). AESC Members operate at the highest standard in the executive search and leadership consulting profession worldwide. We are held to strict standards, and only the top executive search firms in the world are members of the AESC.

“Since 1959, the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) has set the quality standard for the executive search and leadership consulting profession. Its members are the leaders in executive talent and leadership advisory solutions.

Largely starting as a by-product of management consulting, the executive search profession has since grown into a global consulting industry with annual revenues of $14 billion. The profession has paralleled major trends in business and, to this day, few major organizations needing to fill a key position in their management ranks do so without considering the engagement of an executive search firm.
Executive search consultants realized early on that they would benefit from an association that would enable them to set ethical and professional standards, advocate for the industry and for member firms against restrictive legislation and broaden public understanding of their business.

AESC was founded in 1959 as the Association of Executive Recruiting Consultants (AERC) for the dual purposes of creating a professional association for the most competent and reputable search firms, and for providing clients and prospective clients a means by which to differentiate qualified and ethical practitioners in the profession. Early leaders of the association included Spence Stuart, Ward Howell, Russ Reynolds, Sid Boyden and Gardner Heidrick, founders of many of today’s leading firms. In 1982 the organization changed its name to the Association of Executive Search Consultants and later to the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants in 2014 to better reflect the consulting elements in members’ work.

In 2004, AESC adopted a new governance structure whereby three regional councils elect five representatives to sit on its international board. The Board deals with operational matters and strategy in collaboration with staff and AESC Members at large. AESC’s governance provides a framework for an association representing a global industry. Today, AESC Members range in size from large global firms and networks to boutique firms spanning more than 70 countries.”

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.
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