Renato T. Amador


Renato possesses extensive experience in recruiting transformational technology and human resources executives. He works with companies spanning the business & professional services, communications, digital, e-commerce, consumer, retail and software sectors.

He has recruited senior executives with expertise in the fields of analytics, big data, cloud technologies / SaaS, data science, digital marketing, Internet of Things (IoT), mobility solutions and professional services.

His expertise also includes cross industry functional searches for senior information technology and technical executives such as CIOs, CTOs and VPs of Engineering and Product Management. Renato is also an active member of OverNorth’s HR practice and recruits Senior Talent Acquisition and Human Resources executives.

Renato has placed senior level talent for high-growth venture capital / private equity-backed companies, the Fortune 1000 and closely-held enterprises. With nearly 20 years of experience in retained executive search, Renato has developed and executed strategies on high profile searches from the Vice President through to the CEO and Board Director levels.

Previously, Renato served as a Senior Director with Cook Associates’ Technology and Board Services practices. His earlier search industry experience includes roles with Spencer Stuart and Russell Reynolds Associates. He started his career as an International Trade Specialist with the U.S. Commerce Department. Renato received an MA in international affairs from Columbia University and his BA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

He is a tenacious long distance runner who can often be found training for his next marathon along the Chicago lakefront. He also enjoys international travel and experiencing new cultures.