Championing Leaders

The traditional executive search industry has the tendency to group individuals by experience or qualifications, relying on existing databases to pool candidates together.

At AltoPartners we don’t see the world in boxes, nor do we conduct our searches in formulaic ways. We are not bound by global off-limits and our exhaustive, independent and locally relevant approach to executive search makes us incredibly unique. Our entrepreneurial structure coupled with our understanding that no two people are the same ensures we find the right person for the right job, every time.

Established in 2006, AltoPartners empowers cross-border executive search worldwide through an alliance of independent, entrepreneurial partners who deliver local insight and expertise within a global context. We deliberately avoid a one size fits all approach to our search methodology and we allow each partner firm to retain their unique local personality and flair. We don’t limit ourselves to geographical boundaries or allow corporate bureaucracy to stifle our approach.

We know that talent often comes in unexpected packages and we understand that some minds are not always granted the right spaces to prosper. Where other firms see race, gender, age, culture, personality types, personal values, experience and qualifications in isolated silos, we see a set of characteristics that make you perfect and set you apart in the right context. We do this because we believe that brilliance resides in the individuals that make up the sum of the whole. We are, after all, human and no two humans are alike. We will find the right person for you.

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We’re for people. We’re for the intellectual ones, the creative ones and the dynamic ones. We’re for the mentors, the leaders, the innovators and the dealers. We salute your past achievements and cheer you on in the pursuit of tomorrow’s. We seek to champion your ability to turn your unique set of characteristics into meaningful outcomes because what we truly understand is leadership potential and the power that comes when it is unleashed.

We are trusted advisors who understand your business needs and combine the practice of consulting with our business experience to help our clients with:

  • Board Effectiveness Assessments
  • Compensation Surveys
  • Human Resource Due Diligence
  • Interim Management
  • Leadership and High Potential Assessments
  • Leadership Development and Onboarding
  • Organisational Development
  • Succession Planning

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58 offices across 35 countries

Our global alliance and local presence provide innovative solutions for the top talent needs of today’s complex world. Spanning the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, each member firm in the AltoPartners alliance offers expert local knowledge and has the ability to support the international development of clients’ businesses and provide access to high quality leadership candidates in all of the major economies. Each member firm is owned and operated by its Partners, retaining and operating under their local brand so that clients and candidates benefit from the reputation and profile of the local brand in their own markets.

We know and understand your local needs because we live and work in your market.

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With over 300 global Partners and Consultants, supported by international research capability, AltoPartners has expertise in a variety of functional areas and industry sectors, delivering assignments with true local market insights, expertise and experience. We are committed to the highest standards of operational excellence delivered by senior Partners and Consultants in each country. While we operate in Practice Groups, our flexible and adaptable business approach means we are adept at identifying and engaging candidates in other sectors and industries, bringing our clients top talent that add value and experience to their existing teams.

Functions include:

  • CEO & General Management
  • Contract & Commercial Management
  • Finance
  • HR & Diversity
  • Information Management & Technology
  • Legal
  • Marketing, Sales & Client Service
  • Operations & Manufacturing
  • Procurement & Supply Chain
  • Property

Automotive & Manufacturing

The AltoPartners Automotive & Manufacturing practice group simultaneously provides the depth of understanding and the breadth of global reach you need to find world-class talent. Our leading...

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Board Practice

The members of the AltoPartners’ Board Practice, through their many years of experience operating at Board-level, have developed extensive networks and contacts that enable them to identify...

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Consumer, Retail & Luxury Goods

The AltoPartners Consumer, Retail & Luxury Goods Practice offers broad experience across the full spectrum of consumer related businesses, from consumer goods manufacturing through to high-end...

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Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM)

Now, more than ever, businesses and governments realise the critical role of contract and commercial management. It’s what sustains value in the global networked economy. The skills required to...

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Diversity & Women’s Leadership

As a truly global alliance, we understand that diversity means different things in each of the countries, territories and regions that we serve. We understand that diversity means focusing on...

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Financial Services

The Financial Services industry represents one of the most dynamic areas in our global economy. Faced with significant regulatory changes, mergers, globalisation, e-business, and the constant...

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Government, Not-for-Profit, and Tertiary Education

The AltoPartners Government, Not-For-Profit & Tertiary Education practice has very strong expertise in the Belgian, Czech, Dutch, Hungarian, Indian, New Zealand and US markets, working closely...

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Infrastructure & Utilities

Industrial activity is one of the fundamental engines of global economic growth and sustainable development. Underlying energy and raw material costs, coupled with rising standards of living in...

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Life Sciences & Healthcare

In todays’ global environment, the intersection of science, technology and patient care have converged to create predominant leadership needs for a broad array of life sciences companies and...

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Natural Resources

The AltoPartners Natural Resources practice brings together exceptional global recruitment talent and resources to service one of the most important sectors of our global economy. Resource-based...

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Sport, Media & Entertainment

In the digital era of constant change, media companies need to be agile, creative and able to adapt in order to succeed. The shift in power from distributors of content to consumers is leading to...

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Supply Chain & Procurement

We understand that companies must constantly evolve and/or reinvent their supply chains, even if they have already achieved a leading position in their industry. In doing so, they are able to...

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Technology & Telecoms

In the digital age, technology is one of the key drivers of competitive advantage. A deep understanding of how technology can transform business strategies and processes is essential and...

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The Performance Equation: Behaviour = f (Person x Environment)

24 March  •  By Peter Tulau, Partner at AltoPartners Australia The equation B= f (P x E) was first proposed by Lewin in 1936, although he did not specify how the interaction between the person and the...

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The Strategic Value of "Outsight" - A Rare Attribute

22 March  •  By Richard Sterling, Partner at AltoPartners Australia CEOs need to redefine the senior Commercial Management role to truly benefit from the experience on offer. Commercial management has now...

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Finding the Right Mentor as a Woman in the Workforce

20 March  •  By Julia Scheffer, Global Communications & Brand Manager at AltoPartners Read the full article on the BlueSteps Executive Career Insider Blog here #BeBoldForChange was the theme for 2017...

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Contract & Commercial Management - What is your relationship experience with the Chief Financial Officer?

20 March  •  By Richard Sterling, Partner at AltoPartners Australia Contract and Commercial Management (CCM) plays a vital role in the financial well-being of a business and yet the relationship between the...

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Our People - Rogelio Salcedo Villacampa

06 February  •  Profile: Rogelio Salcedo Villacampa Partner at Leaders Trust International Mexico AltoPartners, one of the most respected, entrepreneurial and fastest growing global alliances in executive search...

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Our People - Pierre-Yves Stintzy

30 January  •  Profile: Pierre-Yves Stintzy Partner at Leaders Trust International AltoPartners, one of the most respected, entrepreneurial and fastest growing global alliances in executive search and leadership...

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Press Release: Accord Group India and Stanton Chase India Merger

18 January  •  AltoPartners Global Footprint Increases to 58 offices in 35 countries AltoPartners, one of the most respected, entrepreneurial and fastest growing global alliances in executive search and...

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Board Member Compensation

19 December  •  By Kevin Hall, Managing Partner AltoPartners Canada Read the full article on the BlueSteps Executive Career Insider Blog here Board Members offer tremendous value in the corporate world; however...

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Our People - Mario Mora

30 November  •  Profile: Mario Mora, AltoPartners Operating Committee Member / Managing Partner Equation Partners Chile Mario Mora is a member of the AltoPartners Global Operating Committee, representing Latin...

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Our People - Sonal Agrawal

28 November  •  Profile: Sonal Agrawal, AltoPartners Operating Committee Member / Managing Partner Accord Group India Shareholder & Operating CEO for group company, ABC Consultants Group Member, Asia Pacific...

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Our People - Daniel Posternak

17 November  •  Profile: Daniel Posternak, Partner Backer Wurzel & Partners Argentina AltoPartners, the international alliance of independent executive search and leadership consulting firms, is proud to shine...

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Our People - Yevgeny Merkel & Daniel Hall

16 November  •  Profile: Yevgeny Merkel and Daniel Hall, Founding Partners Excelion Partners International AltoPartners, the international alliance of independent executive search and leadership consulting firms,...

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Our People - Richard Fortune and Peter Tulau

15 November  •  Profile: Richard Fortune and Peter Tulau, Directors AltoPartners Australia Richard Fortune Richard is a seasoned executive search consultant and a trusted board advisor. He works with resources and...

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Press Release: Camden Partners Becomes AltoPartners Australia

14 November  •  AltoPartners, the leading international alliance of independently owned executive search and leadership consulting firms, proudly announce Camden Partners has merged with two other independent...

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Our People - Ricardo Backer

10 November  •  Profile: Ricardo Backer, Founding Partner Backer Wurzel & Partners Argentina AltoPartners, the international alliance of independent executive search and leadership consulting firms, is proud...

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Our People - Gustavo Wurzel

10 November  •  Profile: Gustavo Wurzel, Founding Partner Backer Wurzel & Partners Argentina We are proud to introduce Gustavo Wurzel, a Founding Partner of Backer Wurzel & Partners in Argentina. Gustavo...

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