“Organizations and their talent needs are complex and they get more complex with every day that passes. The key to success in recruiting is truly understanding the strategic, operational, and cultural challenges that our clients face.”
Originally published by Hunt Scanlon Media – Christopher W. Hunt, Publisher and Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief
In the following interview, Jose Ruiz, the firm’s CEO and managing partner, talks openly about the energy sector and its challenges. He addresses its various components — and despite the downturn in oil & gas, he outlines how Alder Koten has been able to post double-digit growth despite the industry’s overall slide. Mr. Ruiz also addresses the talent issues facing Mexico where Alder Koten has strong corporate ties. And he shares his thoughts on C-level recruitment, including in the automotive industry which, in Mexico, is seen as an exporter of talent. Finally, Mr. Ruiz comes full circle with a look at board recruitment, a hallmark of Alder Koten, and what comprises an effective board candidate today.
Prior to launching Alder Koten, Mr. Ruiz spend nearly five years with Heidrick & Struggles as a principal in the firm’s global industrial practice based in Houston and Monterrey, Mexico, where he served as a member of the firm’s CEO, CIO and supply chain and operations functional practices.