Paco Ruiz-Maza

Paco combines his previous general management experience in consumer products with a deep understanding of boards, the C-suite and family-owned business dynamics and talent trends in the Americas to advise his clients on pressing talent issues and strategic management decisions.


Paco Ruiz-Maza specializes in supporting CEOs and Boards of Directors with their most pressing talent issues. He focuses on assisting leading corporations with senior management decisions, creating succession plans for family-owned businesses along with supporting private equity firms in their portfolio company management needs.  

Paco leads the Mexico office for Russell Reynolds Associates and is a senior member of our Board & CEO Advisory Partners Sector. He has successfully recruited numerous CEOs, board members and C-level executives across the Americas. Paco leverages his decades of experience to help companies identify leadership needs and assess their current leaders. He brings relevant insights and learning from around the globe to help businesses be prepared for the next wave of trends. Along with searching for executives, Paco advises boards so they can successfully navigate increasing financial, competitive, reputational and market scrutiny.  

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds, Paco served as a Managing Director at Scribe, where he led new business development, including leading international acquisitions. Prior to that, Paco served as Managing Director and President of Cervezas Internacional for Grupo Modelo, after developing and implementing the company’s international brand strategy for Corona Extra. He sat on the board of the international affiliates in the US, Spain, Belgium, Canada and Singapore.

"Institutionalization, talent and governance are the cornerstones of sustainable growth in any business."

Paco received his BSc in chemical engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and his MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management. He speaks Spanish, English and French.
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Assessment and Benchmarking Board Director and Chair Search Board of Directors CEO Succession Chief Executive Officers Consumer Consumer Products Executive Search Infrastructure Private Capital

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