Jorge has nearly 25 years of experience in high-level executive search, and has performed many searches on behalf of regional and multinational corporations in a wide spectrum of industries. He is currently the managing partner of Caldwell’s Caracas office and works in and out of Venezuela.
His searches have included roles such as CEO, COO, CIO, CFO, general manager and high-level managers responsible for marketing, sales, quality, finance, human resources and manufacturing.
Previously, Jorge was managing partner of CTPartners, and was Heidrick & Struggles’ area managing partner for the Andean Region prior to that. Before that, he co-founded an executive search firm that was bought by Heidrick & Struggles in 1996.
Prior to joining the executive search industry, he worked as investment director of Venezuela’s Investment Fund. In this role he was board member of companies in the areas of aluminum, mining and energy. He also held other high-level roles in finance in different FMCG companies such as Seagrams, L’Oreal, Helena Rubinstein (subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive) and Estée Lauder. At the beginning of his career, he was a member of the auditing and finance staff for six years at Arthur Andersen & Co.
He graduated from the Universidad Central in Venezuela as a Certified Public Accountant. He speaks native Spanish and fluent English.
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Jorge is a member of the Venezuelan Association of Executives (AVE for its abbreviation in Spanish) and the Venezuelan Institute of Financial Executives (IVEF). He is also member and founder of the NGO Superatec in Venezuela (www.superatec.org.ve) and of the Human Resources committee of the Venezuelan-American Chamber.