About Us

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.

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

News Briefings

Bridging the Skills Gap With Insiders

Since the financial crisis of 2008, there has been an emergent skills gap that has plagued almost every industry. While organizations have implemented a series of measures to improve oversight of labor costs and value returns, they have focused more on improving the quality of talent acquisition than they have on sustaining employee performance. And

Coming Full Circle When a Key Recruiting Sector Is Down

Over the last two years, the energy industry has suffered some of its most significant losses. The rapid price decline in crude oil has been staggering and, with it, jobs have been adversely affected. One search firm with a front row seat to both the energy sector and its impact on talent is Houston-based Alder Koten. Although

Alder Koten Acquires OCE Consulting

Executive search firm Alder Koten has acquired OCE Consulting, a Houston-based management consulting firm. OCE Consulting focuses on helping clients achieve successful deployment of their business strategies, through culture deployment and the effective application of change management techniques. The firm’s list of clients includes a wide array of companies in different industries and regions of the world – including

Alder Koten Expands Search Staff

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

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Alder Koten Acquires OCE Consulting, a Houston-Based Management Consulting Firm

HOUSTON, TX, June 14, 2016 — Alder Koten, the consulting firm that helps shape organizations through a combination of recruitment, cultural & leadership advisory, and talent stewardship services, announced today that it has acquired OCE Consulting, a Houston-based management consulting firm. OCE Consulting focuses on helping clients achieve successful deployment of their business strategies, through culture deployment

Alder Koten Taps Richard Spitzer as Senior Advisor

HOUSTON, TX, April 5, 2016 — Alder Koten, the consulting firm that helps shape organizations through a combination of research, executive search, cultural & leadership assessment, and other talent advisory services, announced today that Richard Spitzer has joined the team as a senior advisor. He will collaborate in executive search work focused on board members, C-level executives, and

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