Meridian Partners International Adds Member Firms in Argentina and Brazil

October 16, 2018 – Meridian Partners International has added executive recruiters in Argentina and Brazil as its newest members. Buenos Aires-based South Star Human Capital Solutions will represent the network for Spanish speaking countries in South America. São Paulo-based Reciprhocal Management Consulting, and its sister company, Profile Executive Search and Assessment, will represent serve Meridian for the Brazilian market.

Headed by CEO Gerardo Soula, South Star will market and promote services and products of the Meridian network within Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela. Likewise, Reciprhocal Management Consulting and Profile Executive Search will likewise market and promote network services and products in Brazil.

South Star was founded earlier this year. Its specialties include: human capital strategy, executive search, coaching for leaders, workplace environment and M&A, joint ventures and divestitures. Mr. Soula is a former senior-level executive with Cargill. He has extensive international experience developed in Latin America, North America and Europe.

A Global Network

Founded in 2001, Reciprhocal offers consulting services in strategic management in human resources, development of diagnostics and processes for change and organizational development, implementation of processes and HR systems, specific services such as coaching and thematic presentations, always oriented by the perspective of organizational culture.

Meridian Partners International is a global network of market leading independent consulting firms that collectively focus on leadership talent optimization and acquisition to improve business results. As strategic management consultants, each member firm offers clients talent alignment to business plans, leadership assessment, onboarding and coaching, and executive search services.

Meridian Partners International member firms support clients in maximizing human capital performance as a key business improvement driver. The network’s global boutique strategy and integrated partnership provides clients with what it describes as the best of both worlds — focused, hands-on, relationship driven quality to improve leadership talent performance, and global reach.

Key Markets

Brazil is the largest national economy in Latin America, the world’s eighth largest economy at market exchange rates and the seventh largest in purchasing power parity, according to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

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It has a mixed economy with abundant natural resources and is projected to become one of the five largest in the world in the decades to come.

Data suggests that the economy in Brazil has turned a corner, after GDP contracted sharply in 2016. The manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index recorded the best result in over two years in March and both business and consumer confidence rested at multi-year highs. In addition, the country logged a record $7.1 billion trade surplus in March, aided by strengthening commodity prices.

Argentina’s economy, meanwhile, is buoyed by rich natural resources, a highly literate population, a diversified industrial base and an export-oriented agricultural sector. Its economy is Latin America’s third-largest, and the second largest in South America. It has a “very high” rating on the Human Development Index and a relatively high GDP per capita, with a considerable internal market size and a growing share of the high-tech sector.

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

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