Horton International Merges with Atabay Consulting in Mexico

February 23, 2022 – Horton International has expanded in Mexico with its merger of talent solutions and leadership firm Atabay Consulting.

“At Horton International we have been consistently working on building our leadership team, our service offering and our global presence,” said Maneesh Ajmani, chairman of the board at Horton International. “This merger is yet another step in strengthening our offering for our regional and global clients. We welcome William, Mafer and Monica to the Horton International family.”

Atabay Consulting is a boutique search firm in Mexico. Specializing in executive search, management assessment, board services, and talent solutions, Atabay supports organizations in evaluating talent and preparing businesses for the future of leadership. As a result of the merger, the Horton International Mexico team will relocate to Atabay’s headquarters in Mexico City. “This merger represents a stronger future for the business, and I look forward to continuing to work amongst respected and likeminded professionals and friends,” said William Gaber, partner at Atabay Consulting. “I am pleased to have the chance to build a fantastic business together and look forward to the future.”

Prior to joining forces, Horton International Mexico was already established, providing talent acquisition and executive search services in Mexico as well as across Central America and other countries in the north of South America. The Horton team in Mexico has recruited for high-profile positions and senior level assignments for clients such as Nike, PepsiCo, Samsung, Scotiabank, Sony, Visa and Volvo.

“I have worked with both Guillermo Cepeda and Horton International in the past, and today I am thrilled with this merger which represents an opportunity to offer a greater service to our clients and expand our operations in Latin America,” said Mafer Garibay, newly appointed managing partner. “I can´t wait to build our professional practice further, offer value-added services to our candidates and further develop our long-term strategic partnerships with clients.”

“Horton International Mexico is delighted to have merged with Atabay Consulting and be given an opportunity to grow its team of partners with such well-regarded senior executive search consultants as Mafer Garibay, Mónica Graue and William Gaber. Mafer, Mónica, and William are undoubtedly the most experienced high-level executive search partners in Mexico and bring with them more than 65 years of cumulative experience,” said Mr. Cepeda, partner. “They are perfectly placed to assist us in performing impeccable search processes and consistently surpassing clients´ expectations. Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean have long needed an executive search company offering just that, and we are now able to offer this through Horton International Mexico. We couldn’t be prouder to be a part of this successful growth story.”

Mafer Garibay, William Gaber and Mónica Graue all gained experience working for a very high-profile international search firm, and during their careers have been rated amongst the top 10 revenue generating executive search professionals in Mexico. Alongside their work with Atabay Consulting and Horton International, they are committed to having a positive impact on the local community, acting as mentors to entrepreneurs and non-profit businesses, and sitting on the board of various corporate and charitable organizations.

“I am absolutely thrilled that the four of us – William, Mafer, Guillermo, and myself – have been given this exciting opportunity to work together,” said Ms. Graue. I fully believe that this merger will make us stronger, and I look forward to sharing in our successes.”

Horton recently formed a partnership with Vienna, Austria-based RMI Partners, a retained consultancy specializing in leadership services for a diverse range of sectors. “We are delighted to further strengthen our presence in the DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) region by welcoming RMI Partners, Austria, to the Horton International family,” said Maneesh Ajmani, chairman of the board at Horton International. “Peter Radlingmayr and the team bring a wealth of expertise in search, leadership coaching, assessment and organizational consulting that will no doubt offer synergies for our global partners.”

Related: Horton Group International Elects Chairman 

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

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