Ruth Espina

Director, North America

Sitting in our New York City office, I successfully place human resources professionals in the US across all disciplines including business partner/generalist, staffing, rewards, compensation, benefits, HR systems/HRIS, talent, learning/training and organizational development. Having been with the organization since 1999, I’ve built extremely productive relationships with clients and job seekers/candidates alike. My previous decade of additional experience as a generalist from the retail/fashion industry with a focus on talent and employee relations allows for a greater level of understanding and service.

I’ve prided myself on the ability to find stellar talent for our clients in line with candidate career aspirations as demonstrated through over 650+ placements to date. The large majority of matches I have made have led to incredible long-term relationships both in the role placed in addition to future promotional opportunities. I spent the first decade of my career working in HR Management/Staffing/Employee Relations within the fast paced retail/fashion industry working for notable brands such as Macy’s (where I sat in NYC’s premier Herald Square location aka “The World’s Largest Department Store”), Nine West Group (during a massive company-wide expansion & subsequent IPO), Kenneth Cole (working closely with C-level executives and beyond) & Starbucks (during a time of incredible growth and company expansion in the Northeast territory I supported). The work I did in each of these organizations is extremely relatable with the clients/candidates I support and gives me a heightened sense of credibility when providing advice & counsel. My close to 20 years in HR search speaks for itself!

My incredible network gained from my combined experience in both search (close to 20 years) and hands-on generalist experience (almost a decade) is second to none. All whom interact with me know very quickly that I have the technical HR expertise first and foremost combined with a strong desire to listen, assess talent and make the right connections to lead to undoubted future success. My clients & candidates come back to me time and again which allow for future job openings and promising candidate referrals. I pride myself on taking the time to get to know the folks I interact with to ensure all prospective career needs are met.

When I’m not finding great matches for my clients and candidates I love listening to music, watching movies and spending time with my amazing family. I’m involved in various charities most notably the Girl Scouts of America.