April 19, 2016 – Brazilian executive search firm EXEC has named Andre Freire (pictured) as managing partner.
Mr. Freire is a seasoned executive with over 15 years of top leadership experience from industrial corporations. Most recently, he served as managing director and chief executive officer of Brazilian operations at Odgers Berndtson.
Before that, he was president of Latin America for Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a global leader in technology solutions. Mr. Freire was formerly with Terex Corporation where he held a variety of roles including his most recent as president of Latin America.
“Andrew is one of the leading HR consultants in Brazil,” said Carlos Eduardo Altona, managing partner and co-founder of the EXEC. “We are very motivated to welcome him as our partner. The Brazilian market still has much to develop compared to North American or European. While it is estimated that here companies are used for professional hunting and coaching services in a maximum of 30 percent of cases, in mature markets such rates reach 70 percent in the case of New York or London, for example.”
EXEC recently joined Panorama, a global network of independent executive search firms.
“EXEC and the partners in Panorama represent the perfect combination of leading organizations that share a similar set of values and a strategic vision,” said Daniel Cunha, managing partner for EXEC. “Together we are uniquely positioned through a balanced portfolio of services that can be tailored to best serve the evolving needs of our global clients achieve their strategic goals and highest aspirations. We are proud to be a member of a leading international group and a stronger leader in the Brazilian executive search market, providing a wider global reach to our clients.”
EXEC was established in 2009 as a boutique consultancy whose services include search and selection, and leadership and organizational advisory. Co-managed by an advisory board, and only independent consultancy with this governance in Brazil, EXEC has offices in Sao Paulo, Campinas, Brazil and Rio de Janeiro.
EXEC has experienced a period of unprecedented growth over the last couple of years, which has accelerated its plans to open offices in other countries within South America.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media