February 28, 2019 – The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Recently, Brazilian executive search firm EXEC expanded with the addition of former HR executive Cintia Bortotto as partner. She will work in the business division focused on leadership advisory.
Ms. Bortotto has more than 24 years of professional experience, including 20 years in the human resources area, with more than 18 years in leadership positions in multinational companies, with a global and Latin America focus.
Previously, Ms. Bortotto was chief human resources officer (CHRO) of IT services and solutions provider Stefanini. In this role, she reported directly to global CEO Marco Stefanini and was responsible for 150 people directly in Latin America in seven countries and indirectly for 17,500 employees. She was also in charge of all HR subsystems: compensation, benefits, people analytics, recruitment and selection, talent management, organizational development, career, HR business partner, training, culture and climate.
Before that, Ms. Bortotto was the global director of organizational development for the Contax Group. Since 2015, she has been dedicated to the cultural transformation of companies preparing them for digital transformation
EXEC, established in 2009, is a boutique consultancy whose services include search and selection, and leadership and organizational advisory. Co-managed by an advisory board, and the only independent consultancy with this governance in Brazil, EXEC has offices in Sao Paulo, Campinas and Rio de Janeiro. Over the last two years, EXEC has experienced a period of unprecedented growth, which has accelerated its plans to open offices in other countries in South America.
HR Leaders Transition to Recruiters
For CHROs, chief talent officers and other C-suite HR executives, the cross-over skills required in the search business are nearly identical, and Hunt Scanlon Media has recently tracked a number of successful transitions. We have taken note of the trend among top-ranking HR executives reestablishing themselves as executive recruiters. Here’s a look at some of the more prominent ones:
M&A Executive Search & Consulting named Rick Copeland as a senior vice president. He comes to the executive recruitment industry after more than 25 years in HR. “What makes this an exciting hire for the firm is that Rick has spent the past 25 years as a human resources executive,” said Dave Magnani, M&A Executive Search’s president, consulting services.
Russell Reynolds Associates added former AOL HR executive Stephanie Angelini as a member of its human resources officers practice. Ms. Angelini will leverage her extensive human resources strategy experience to advise clients across a range of industries, with particular expertise recruiting HR leadership for the financial services and tech areas.
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