Jose J. Ruiz
Jose is a managing partner at Alder Koten. His clients include some of the world’s most recognized organizations and investors.
In leading his team, Jose Ruiz partners with clients in the industrial and consumer markets to help them recruit talent and develop thriving cultures. Working broadly across sectors Jose’s team specializes in upstream and downstream supply chain, manufacturing, logistics, distribution and transportation with a strong focus on digital transformation, auto industry electrification, and Industry 4.0.
Jose Ruiz serves as Alder Koten’s Chief Executive Officer providing vision, strategic direction and the roadmap for the firm’s future.
He is also 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 is a bi-weekly contributor at Forbes.com.mx writing about executive leadership and career development.
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.