Alder Koten Expands Search Staff

May 3, 2016 – Executive search firm Alder Koten has added Richard Spitzer as a senior advisor. He will collaborate in executive search work focused on board members, C-level executives, and senior management roles.

Mr. Spitzer’s clients have included many of the top Global 1000 companies across several industries, as well as many recognized private equity and venture capital firms. His executive search experience includes serving as global managing partner for Heidrick & Struggles’ automotive practice. His management consulting career has been with blue chip firms, most recently Accenture, where he served as global managing partner of its automotive and industrial equipment sectors.

Previously, Mr. Spitzer was VP and leader in the automotive practice at A.T. Kearney. While there, he led and counseled several regional and global projects for clients in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Projects there included acquisition planning and implementation, structural cost reduction, business process offshoring, as well as direct and indirect material cost reduction.

Prior experience includes working in the operations management group at Booz Allen & Hamilton, where he specialized in energy and chemicals. He has also co-authored “Creating the High-Performance International Petroleum Company.”

Currently, Mr. Spitzer is founder and managing principal of Spitzer Group LLC, specializing in high-value management consulting, venture capital and private equity advisory & participation, and leadership advisory and placement. The firm serves the global industrial and consumer, resources, communication & technology, and financial services industries.

“Richard has served as a trusted advisor to some of the world’s most well known and respected automotive and technology companies in the U.S., China, India, Japan, Korea, Germany, Italy, and France,” said Alder Koten CEO Jose Ruiz. “We look forward to Richard’s close collaboration with our automotive and technology practices helping clients acquire, develop, and transition senior leadership talent. His insight will enhance our firm’s ability to serve clients as the premier organization shaping firm.”

Alder Koten helps clients acquire, develop and transition leadership talent through a combination of research, executive search, cultural & leadership assessment, and other talent advisory services which include career planning, outplacement, coaching and leadership training. The firm has offices in Bogota, Dallas, Guadalajara, Houston, Mexico City, Monterrey and New York.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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