HOUSTON, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Allen Austin, a leading global management consulting firm specializing in retained search and leadership advisory consulting, announced today that it has opened offices in Minneapolis, Miami, and Mexico City. The firm has added four new partners to its team as a part of its global strategy to provide deep industry and functional expertise, as well as broader geographic coverage in order to better serve global clients.
"To be successful in today's dynamic market finance leaders must possess a rigorous understanding of the business drivers, the technical finance and strategic skills to be a trusted advisor to the board and management, and the leadership skills to attract and retain top finance talent. I love to help organizations grow and become more profitable," said Ron Woessner. Ron, who will operate from the firm's Minneapolis office, will lead Allen Austin's Global Financial Officer practice. A former Deloitte Practice Development Chair and corporate CFO, Ron will focus on Financial Officer positions as well as C-level and board positions in the industrial, private equity, consumer products, agribusiness, healthcare and financial services sectors.
A thirty-year veteran of search, Chris Fryer built and led his own national boutique firm and served as a Client Partner for Korn/Ferry International for the ten years prior to joining Allen Austin. Chris will co-lead the firm's industrial, life sciences and financial services practices, and will operate from the firm's Minneapolis office. "Clients these days are looking for advisors, not order takers. Finding great candidates for great clients is what I do, and that takes understanding, empathy and experience. Having operated in extremely high demand, low supply environments, I've learned what it takes to attract, recruit and retain high value talent," said Chris.
"One of the primary issues for firms expanding in Latin America is being able to hire and retain executive talent and superior leaders who also understand the cultural and business nuances specific to Latin America. Finding exceptional leadership will be critical to the success of the public and private companies, venture capital and private equity firms that are operating in Latin America," said Manny Corsino. Manny will manage Allen Austin's Miami and Latin American offices, and will lead the firm's expansion and growth in Latin America. Born in the U.S. and raised in Argentina, Manny has vast regional expertise coupled with insight into how to serve clients successfully in Latin America. Manny has developed strong relationships with a diverse group of clients including Microsoft, UBS, Verifone, Roche, JP Morgan, Pentair, Daikin Mcquay and The Beacon Council. Prior to Allen Austin, Manny served as Managing Director of DHR International and Boyden as part of the firm's "Americas Desk" presence.
John Sinders is a former Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer for a major oilfield services company based in Houston, Texas. John will co-lead Allen Austin's leadership advisory consulting practice, focusing primarily on energy and energy services companies, and private equity and financial services firms. "As a former client of the firm, I watched first-hand the incredible value their proprietary approach to consulting and search creates. It's a truly unique firm and the senior level attention they devote is invaluable. Today's energy market creates challenges we have not seen since the 80s. Our veteran energy professionals bring direct operating experience to our search and consulting practice to help create lasting value for our clients," said John.
"Allen Austin is expanding around the world," said Rob Andrews, Founder and CEO of Allen Austin. "Since the beginning of the year, we have attracted four premium quality partners to our team in practices ranging from board services, technology, healthcare, industrial, private equity, consumer products, agribusiness and financial services. Ron Woessner, Manny Corsino, Chris Fryer and John Sinders are the among the finest professionals we've encountered and are exceptional cultural fits for us. We began a deliberate and challenging transformation of Allen Austin in 2013, which continues to gain momentum toward fulfilling our vision of becoming the world's premiere consulting practice focused on helping business leaders build highly successful organizations that create exceptional value. Total Performance Leadership has evolved in to the most effective architecture we've seen to date, to help leaders build exceptional organizations and outperform their competition. Every consultant we hire, every opportunity we evaluate, is in support of our commitment to enhance the lives and effectiveness of the world's leaders."
ABOUT ALLEN AUSTIN
Allen Austin is a leading global management consulting firm specializing in retained executive search and leadership advisory, with more than thirty partners managing client engagements from offices in 13 cities in North America, Europe and Latin America. For more information, please see www.allenaustin.com.
Rob Andrews, 713.489.9724
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