Francisco (Paco) Ruiz-Maza
Paco Ruiz-Maza is the firm's Country Manager for Mexico. He specializes in senior-level assignments for leading organizations across the Consumer and Technology Sectors. A particular focus has been advising companies experiencing a digital transformation. He has conducted many C-level and board member searches and assessed senior management teams for a variety of clients, many of which include private equity investors, across Mexico and Latin America. He is based in Mexico City.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Paco was most recently a Managing Director at Grupo Papelero Scribe, where he was responsible for new business development and foreign trade. He managed their export business, led international acquisitions as well as negotiating and executing distribution agreements in the U.S. and Canada. Prior to that, he spent nine years with Grupo Modelo, as Managing Director - International Beers, where he was President and the legal representative of the foreign brands company with full P&L responsibility. Previously, he was the firm's International Markets Senior Manager where he led, developed and implemented Corona Extra's international brand strategy. Also, he coordinated Grupo Modelo's six subsidiaries globally.
Paco received his B.Sc. in chemical engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and his M.B.A. from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.
Consumer, Technology, Consumer Products, Digital Leadership, Financial Officers, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Technology Officers, Board & CEO Advisory Group, Digital, Family Business, Succession Planning