Top Recruiters in Mexico - Jose J Ruiz

Top Recruiters in Mexico

Top Recruiters in Mexico

Our recruiters and executive search consultants understand the culture and behaviors in Mexico as well as global corporate values.

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.

Our recruiting teams include over 30 people between recruiter, researchers, project managers, and executive search partners on the ground in Mexico's three major cities:

  • Mexico City

  • Guadalajara

  • Monterrey

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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 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.


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The Organizational Waterfall: From Purpose to Performance Metrics

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Jose Ruiz Assumes the Role of President and Chairman of Conscious Capitalism Mexico

Global reach with local roots

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