24 Seven, Inc. Names Ricardo Alvar Chief Business Development Officer, Global Retail

Global Expansion Primary Focus of New Role

Jan 19, 2011, 00:05 ET from 24 Seven, Inc.

NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 24 Seven, Inc., the leading specialized talent recruitment firm for Fashion, Retail, Marketing, Interactive & Creative teams, named Ricardo Alvar Chief Business Development Officer, Global Retail.  

A longtime head of 24 Seven's Fashion & Retail recruiting division, Alvar will lead the company's expansion efforts both nationally and abroad, cultivating 24 Seven's continued dominance in Fashion & Retail creative staffing and growing the firm's market share worldwide.  He will spearhead the effort to raise 24 Seven's global brand awareness, drive new business, nurture existing client relationships and improve the 24 Seven brand experience for clients.

"A key strategic goal for 24 Seven is securing our unequivocal leadership in specialized Fashion & Retail recruiting worldwide, and Ricardo Alvar has been instrumental in moving us forward," said Celeste Gudas, President and CEO of 24 Seven, "Since he joined us in 2003, Ricardo has expanded our Fashion & Retail business significantly, establishing relationships with marquee accounts and extending our reach to the West coast, and most recently to London."  Alvar has his sights set on a Paris office later this year, and will guide the company's expansion across Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Alvar was most recently EVP, Global Operations, for the firm.  A staffing industry veteran, he brings over 20 years of international leadership experience.  Prior to 24 Seven, he served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Headway Staffing and Talent Tree, and led Latin American business development and acquisition efforts for Kelly Services.  

A graduate of Universidad De La Republica in Uruguay, Alvar serves on the boards of the Human Resources Council for the American Apparel and Footwear Association and the California Fashion Association and is an active member of The Luxury Marketing Council.

About 24 Seven, Inc.

24 Seven, Inc. is the leading specialized talent recruitment firm for global brands and emerging companies across the US and internationally. From design concept through product marketing, 24 Seven has the talent network to support brands at every stage of the consumer experience. We are the go-to talent source supporting the world's top teams in Fashion, Retail, Marketing, Interactive and Creative.

Our strategic recruiting professionals are proven industry experts and have either personally worked in or recruited exclusively for the industry practice they serve. Their hands-on experience makes them experts at perfectly matching candidates to unique client scenarios in Fashion, Retail, Advertising, Marketing, Design, Interactive/Digital, Media, Beauty, CPG and Entertainment.

For more information, visit www.24seveninc.com

Or contact Danielle Lefkowitz, Marketing Manager at dlefkowitz(at)24seveninc(dot)com or 212.966.4426

SOURCE 24 Seven, Inc.