Mexico executive search firms continue to strong activity after border closure averted

Mexico executive search firms continue to strong activity after border closure averted

Mexico executive search firms continue to strong activity after border closure averted.

Executive search consultants for Alder Koten, a leading recruiting partner for US companies in Mexico, continue to see strong demand for executive, management and professional talent in Mexico. All recruiting practices continue to see strong activity and a tightening talent pool.

This past week President Donald Trump warned that he was willing to close the border with Mexico in retaliation for what he perceives as a lack of support of the country in helping stop illegal immigration and flow of drugs.

The response from the private sector on both sides of the border was overwhelmingly aligned: A closure of the southern border with Mexico would be catastrophic for economic activity and the supply chains of multiple industries including the automotive sector. Manufacturing and maquiladora plants in Mexico, owned by corporations in the US, are a backbone to their supply chain.

Towards the end of the week, President Trump postponed the closure for a year claiming he would allow Mexico to shore up the flow of immigrants from Central America and drugs claiming that if things did not improve he would impose tariffs on the automotive sector and its parts manufacturers in Mexico.

For the most part, executive search consultants work as trusted advisors to organizations worldwide across industries, helping them to attract top executive talent, advising their boards and developing their internal talent for leadership roles. They are thus in a unique position to measure the temperature of global business, identify talent trends, and point to new opportunities in the market. So far, what executive search consultants have seen is that top executives involved in the manufacturing sector continue to be cautious and observant of the trade issues pushed by the Trump administration but have already gotten accustomed to rhetoric and are unphased in their planning.

About Alder Koten

Alder Koten helps clients build boards that deliver value to management and to investors. Alder Koten consultants maintain close ties to outstanding leaders and potential directors, in multiple industries and geographies. These relationships support our ability to identify and evaluate exceptional candidates for every appointment.

We help shape organizations through a combination of research, executive search, cultural & leadership assessment, and other talent advisory services. The firm was founded in 2011 and currently, includes 6 partners and over 28 consultants in 4 cities. The firm’s headquarters are located in Houston and it has offices in Guadalajara, Monterrey, and Mexico City with partner firms in New York, Boston, Chicago, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and United Kingdom. We know where to find the executives you need and how to attract top talent to your organization. Our approach to executive search is based on a thorough understanding of the strategic, cultural, financial and operational issues our clients face. Our executive search engagements are targeted and focused on the specific requirements of the position including industry and functional experience, skills, competencies, cultural fit, and leadership style. Our process is rigorous. We take a disciplined and structured approach to identifying potential candidates that meet the position requirements including subject-matter, functional and regional expertise. We use our high-level professional networks, industry knowledge, and internal research resources to achieve results in every executive search engagement.