Boyden Opens Office in Miami

January 4, 2019 – Boyden continues to expand and add talent across several global regions. The firm recently opened a new office in Miami, expanding its presence in the U.S., Central America and the Caribbean. Eduardo Rabassa, previously managing partner of Amrop Miami, has joined the firm to lead the office.

Also signing on with firm are Carla Palazio, Annie Rothe and Paco Robles, who will hold the title of partners; Bo Hanuschik, who joins the firm as a principal; and Jonathan Casañas, senior associate. All are highly respected talent and leadership advisors in the U.S., Latin America and globally, Boyden said.

“We are very pleased that Eduardo will lead our team in South Florida and the Caribbean region,” said Boyden CEO Trina Gordon. “Eduardo and our new partners bring an impressive track record in C-suite and board engagements in several global practices including consumer & retail, financial services, industrial and social impact.”

Mr. Rabassa brings over a decade of experience in C-suite executive search, board services and leadership development in numerous Boyden practices, including consumer & retail, financial services and social impact. Before working in executive search, he served as managing director of Renta Corp. in New York and general manager of CIRSA Casinos in Miami and Barcelona, along with top executive roles at Agrolimen, Panasonic and Grundig. Mr. Rabassa is a board member of the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Miami Symphony Orchestra and the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Miami. He is fluent in English, Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese.

“The decision to join Boyden was an easy one, with the firm’s highly experienced partners across the globe and an integrated suite of resources, including IT, thought leadership and their unique multicultural offering,” said Mr. Rabassa. “Boyden shares our team’s commitment through its unique client-centric model, which will be a great opportunity for our clients across the U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America.”

New Additions

Ms. Palazio brings 25 years’ experience in executive search and human capital consulting as a senior partner with several leading international executive search firms throughout the region. She has deep expertise in CEO, board and C-suite search within numerous Boyden practices, including consumer & retail and financial services, as well as communications, media and entertainment.

Ms. Rothe, based in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, has extensive experience in the Caribbean and Central America. Her expertise spans professional services, finance, real estate and other sectors. Mr. Robles joined the executive search industry five years ago after nearly 20 years in finance with a number of premier global institutions. His expertise in financial services spans private banking, wealth management, investment banking, retail banking and brokerage. Mr. Hanuschik brings 20 years’ experience in executive search and human resources in several Boyden practices including industrial and technology, as well as communications and media. Mr. Casañas has developed a strong reputation for identifying and acquiring top executive talent for clients in the U.S. and Latin America.

Boyden is a global provider of executive search services, with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries. Founded in 1946, the firm specializes in high-level executive search, interim management and human capital consulting across a broad spectrum of industries.

Expansion Plans

Boyden continues to expand and add talent across several global regions. Here are some related news items from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Boyden recently appointed Rahul Sen as partner and global lead of its wealth management and private banking practice. Mr. Sen is an accomplished executive search professional with 10 years’ experience in senior-level executive search across the banking and finance sectors. He possesses a track record placing senior executives across several key financial hubs…

Boyden also recently named Victor Escandón as its new chief financial officer. He replaces Lydia Reitana, who held the role since 2012. Mr. Escandón is responsible for all of the firm’s strategic financial activities and initiatives. He will report directly to Trina Gordon, Boyden’s president and CEO. 

Boyden named Francesca d’Arcangeli, a managing partner of Boyden U.K., as its new global industrial practice leader. Ms. d’Arcangeli has 25 years of leadership experience, including 15 years in consulting and nearly a decade in executive search across Europe and the Middle East. 

Boyden added Morten Winther and Henrik Harbo as managing partners to lead its Denmark operations working in both Copenhagen and Aarhu. Additionally, Marika Grote will serve as a principal and head of research. All three came to Boyden from Flensby & Partners.

Boyden relaunched its Budapest operations with the addition of Judit Szalóky Tóth as a partner in Hungary. Ms. Szalóky Tóth has more than 20 years’ experience in executive roles and more than a decade in C-suite business consulting at high-level globally listed companies, providing counsel to more than 100 local and international clients.

Boyden added veteran human resources executive Michele Marchesan as a principal in the firm’s Milan office. In his 30-year career, Mr. Marchesan has overseen numerous searches for C-suite and senior-level management throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S. He most recently served as senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Datalogic.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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