Rubén Hillar

Rubén brings an integrated approach to understanding people and organizations that marries the latest research, 20 years of experience, and a never-ending desire to help clients solve their most pressing issues.

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Rubén Hillar works closely with clients across sectors and geographies, specializing in leadership development, assessment, organization design and C-level succession. Based in Washington D.C., Rubén brings more than 20 years of organizational consulting and leadership development experience to tailor solutions that effectively address organizational, leadership and talent related issues. He brings a personal and professional passion for working with client across borders, leveraging fluency in several languages, to help them address their more challenging situations. Rubén previously worked for another leading global executive search firm, where he focused on a number of key areas, including CEO succession. He spent 12 years at McKinsey & Co., always as a member of the organization's practice, doing everything from research to client work. His area of expertise was organizational design. He began his career in the public sector in Argentina helping develop public leaders.

"Nothing is what it seems. There is always a root cause worth unearthing to really solve a problem."

Rubén holds a degree in music composition from the Argentine Catholic University (UCA) and in international business from the Argentine Enterprise University (UADE). He also holds an MBA in entrepreneurship and general management from Babson College. Rubén is conversant in several languages and speaks fluent English, Spanish and French.
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Areas of Expertise

Assessment and Benchmarking C-Suite Succession Culture Analytics Development and Transition Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory

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Rubén supports multiple independent arts organizations, including The Musicianship, Step Afrika. He believes that through art people and organizations can discover new ways of working.