Talengo Continues Expansion

February 2, 2017 – Madrid-headquartered executive search firm Talengo has named Adriana Marfil and Sofía Said as associate directors in its subsidiaries in Mexico and Colombia. A specialist in the financial and professional service sectors, Ms. Marfil’s incorporation will be key to reinforcing the growth that the firm has experienced in Latin America, where last year its subsidiaries in Mexico and Colombia increased their turnover by more than 35 percent.

Her professional career includes international positions in different countries on five continents, and she speaks five languages. In addition to the professional services area, she has deep-seated experience in the financial sector and in business and institutional project management, having managed different institutional projects for major media concerns, including USA Today, The Financial Times and The Japan Times.

Her work as associate director at Talengo will focus on professional and financial services, although her extensive international experience will be very helpful in the firm’s international strategy area, especially in Latin America.


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A specialist in the mass consumption and healthcare sectors, Ms. Said’s addition will be key for reinforcing the strong growth that the firm is enjoying in Colombia. She has several years of experience in the executive search and talent consultant sector. She has led important executive searches, not only in the consumption and healthcare fields but also in the industrial, construction and retail sectors.

Before arriving in the consulting world she amassed a decade of professional experience as an executive, holding positions in advertising, marketing and sales in different sectors, working for major multinationals in both the U.S. and Colombia. She has worked in the areas of marketing, advertising, sales and content for brands including BMW, Versace, La Riviera and Korloff.

Global Launch

Talengo has two decades of experience in leadership consultancy, executive search and board advisory services across Europe and the Americas, with offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Bogotá and Mexico City. The firm also chairs The Global Community for Leaders (TGCL) network which has representation in the U.K., France, Geneva, Denmark, Dubai and Brazil.

Several months ago, Talengo, along with executive search firms Alderbrooke and ALSpective, launched TGCL to assist clients looking for global solutions. TGCL combines the expertise of each firm to explore new assessment techniques, champion the use of the latest technologies and promote best practice in search, culture and talent management.

“In an interconnected global economy where transformation at pace is the new norm, exceptional organizations advance based on their uniqueness and ability to harness diversity,” said Krista Walochik, founder of Talengo. “We are passionate about the purpose-built solutions for global talent challenges that TGCL alliance can offer, based on inclusive leadership, breadth of market knowledge and our innovative service offering.”

Just recently, Talengo named Jorge Mauricio Reynoso as director of its leadership consultancy division in Mexico. His responsibilities will include enhancing the firm’s talent and culture diagnostics and leadership development services within leading sectors in the geographical area.

In addition, Talengo and Bizpills Group, a technology consulting HR company whose mission is to help companies achieve corporate goals by increasing the productivity, efficiency and performance of their employees, recently signed a strategic alliance agreement. Through the partnership, the firms have designed a diversity training model that is now offered to clients.

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

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