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Leadership. Impact.

Alder Koten helps shape organizations through a combination of executive & board search, cultural & leadership assessment, and other talent advisory services.

The firm’s headquarters are located in Houston and it has offices in Guadalajara, Monterrey, and Mexico City.

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At Alder Koten, they help shape organizations through a combination of research, executive search, cultural & leadership assessment, and other talent advisory services.

The key to its client service is its seamless integration of industry and functional expertise with tools and capabilities to support execution on a global scale.

Solutions And Expertise

At Alder Koten, its approach to executive search is based on a thorough understanding of the strategic, cultural, financial and operational issues its clients face.

The firm’s 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.

  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Research & Develop.
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Alder Koten Assists Alsea in CEO Search

Executive search and leadership consulting firm Alder Koten has assisted in the placement Fernando Gonzalez as CEO of Mexican restaurant operator Alsea. He succeeds Alberto Torrado, who will begin training him next month to oversee its various brands, including Starbucks, Domino’s Pizza and Burger King. “Fernando’s track record and extensive knowledge and global experience in the retail sector

Keys to Leading Your Remote Teams

Working remotely is not about being tech-savvy or having the right tools, according to a recent report by executive search and leadership consulting firm Alder Koten. Rather, it is more about being effective as a team when employees are not in the same building. It is about achieving communication and coordination without being in front of

How Leaders Can Catch Up with the Latest Technologies

The world is constantly changing. To advance, you must learn the latest technologies. There’s no way around it. Of course, the depth of the knowledge required differs from person to person, depending on your job. In a recent report, Jorge Davalos, managing partner of executive search and leadership consulting firm Alder Koten, offered some key

Achieving Work/Life Balance Sometimes Means Working Weekends

Even as some organizations ponder shorter official work weeks, more and more jobs are coming with the expectation, sometimes unspoken, that employees should be available at any time. Bosses may think they’re squeezing extra productivity out of their direct reports, but it’s that type of pressure that can depress employee engagement. In one recent survey

Press Releases

Mexico’s Alsea Taps Successor to Chief Executive Torrado

(May 18, 2021) Mexican restaurant operator Alsea said on Tuesday it has selected a successor to Chief Executive Alberto Torrado and will begin training him next month to oversee its various brands, including Starbucks (SBUX.O), Domino’s Pizza, and Burger King. Fernando Gonzalez, selected by Alsea’s board of directors, will initially join the company as deputy

IMD International Search Group Appoints New President and Board Members in the Group’s April Meeting and Annual General Assembly

(May 12, 2021) IMD International Search Group appoints new president and board members in the group’s April meeting and Annual General Assembly. Matthias Mohr (Dr. Heimeier & Partner, Germany) completed his term as president, and Stefan Danis (Mandrake, Canada), Anita Otterheim (Lisberg, Sweden), Daniel Lewczuk (Executive Network, Poland), and Rodolfo Sommer (Sommer Group, Chile) completed

Alder Koten’s Jose Ruiz named to AESC’s Americas Council

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has named Alder Koten’s Jose Ruiz to the America’s Council. AESC Members operate at the highest standard in the executive search and leadership consulting profession worldwide. Jose Ruiz serves as Alder Koten’s Chief Executive Officer providing vision, strategic direction and the roadmap for the firm’s future. He is also

Alder Koten in 10 Fastest Growing Defense & Aviation Solution Providers to Watch in 2019.

Plano, Texas (January, 2019): The Technology Headlines, a magazine that brings together CIOs, CXOs, and other technology decisions makers to speak on the evolution of technology and industry trends, has announced the release of their new edition: “10 Fastest Growing Defense & Aviation Solution Providers to Watch in 2019.” While the issue reviews the key

Alder Koten: Transforming the Future of Organizational Leadership

In an era of changing business requirements, organizations are looking to build a strong and agile team to support their digital transformation initiatives. While product and engineering teams take over the development side of the work, it is also important to drive new ideas and innovation across the organization. This is where leadership development and



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