September 22, 2020 – Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. TRANSEARCH International Partners recently added Miami-based executive search firm XTLNT. The firm is led by Alfonso Goyeneche.
“The USA remains a crucial market for us and as we continue to grow our team, we are delighted to welcome Alfonso and his team with great enthusiasm,” said Celeste Whatley, CEO of TRANSEARCH International Partners.
Established in 2019, XTLNT serves clients across the U.S. and Latin America, partnering with local and international companies expanding into new markets. Mr. Goyeneche was a partner with a global executive search firm Amrop from 2012 to 2018 heading up financial services. He also has a strong focus on industrial, infrastructure and media.
Mr. Goyeneche was previously managing director of the investment bank Ahorro Corporacion Financiera International as well as executive director for the US-Spain Council and executive director for the Spain United States Chamber of Commerce. He is currently the president of the US – Spain Council. He has served on the board of several companies including Indra USA, Eurocofin and ACF International. Mr. Goyeneche also serves on the board for many not-for-profit organizations including the Florida 500 Years Foundation and has served on the Art Basel Miami Beach Jr. Host Committee since its inception.
“I am thrilled to be joining TRANSEARCH and being part of this extraordinary group of people and continue to serve our clients both in the U.S. and Latin America,” said Mr. Goyeneche.
TRANSEARCH is a global search firm with representation in all of the major economic capitals, with about 60 offices in over 35 countries. It was founded in 1982 and today completes more than 1,500 senior executive search assignments a year. Its global client base is in the financial services, technology, consumer and retail, life sciences and industrial and resources sectors.
TRANSEARCH recently added a new office in Shanghai with the addition of Carren Shi as managing partner, great China regions. Ms. Shi is a cross-border leadership acquisition and development consultant and business partner with over 20 years of experience in consumer, life science, healthcare and industrial sectors. Previously, Ms. Shi was founder and managing partner for TRUST – Human Capital Solutions, with full P&L responsibilities based in Shanghai and Beijing since 2009.
“Ms. Shi is perceived by her clients as the industry and market expert, a committed and quality-driven consultant, a strategic and resourceful business partner, and an advocate for their employer’s branding for leadership attraction, retention and development,” TRANSEARCH said. “The candidates, on the other hand, consider Carren as a trust-worthy, honest, out-spoken, knowledgeable and professional career advisor.”
Gero von der Wense recently joined the TRANSEARCH office in Frankfurt as a client partner. He has an industrial background and brings over 15 years of professional experience as CEO and managing director in family owned companies or large corporations. His focus is on the processing industry as well as engineered products and components.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media