Andréa de Paula Santos
Andréa has an HR Management degree and an MBA from FIA-USP. She started in the executive search industry at Spencer Stuart as Head of Research and gained corporate experience as Human Resources Manager at Promon (large Brazilian technology company), leading projects in the various subsystems of HR. From 2002 through 2007, Andréa was a partner with a Brazilian executive search firm and managed multinational accounts and projects in several industries, including IT, telecom, consumer goods, among others. In 2007, she founded Ascend, a retained executive search firm based in São Paulo, Brazil, focused in middle and top-managment positions, as well as coordinators. Andréa has almost 2 decades of experience leading executive search projects for multinationals, dealing with clients at different stages of their operations: start-up, post-start-up, post-acquisiton or well-established businesses.
Ascend is a retained executive search firm focused in middle and top management positions, as as well coordinators. ASCEND follows a rigorous process, allocating specific teams for each new project, dedicated to find the right professional to match the technical and behavioral profile required by the client, as well as the culture and current context of the organization.
Ascend has conducted searches for start-ups, post-start ups, post-acquisitions, mature businesses in various industries, some of them: healthcare, medical devices and products, diagnostics, lifesciences and biosciences; chemical industry; consumer goods; agribusiness (animal health, nutrition and related); civil construction; industrial technologies (water; precision and measurement instruments; lab analytical products; coding and marking solutions; automation).
The foundation of our work:
- Excellence in Executive Search – We dedicate time to understand your business, your current situation and challenges. We are process oriented and work based on established timeline for specific deliverables. We map your market and function as advisors to help your decision process.
- Boutique style – We know our customers and conduct our work considering clients’ specific characteristics. Maintain effective communication during the project and build long-lasting relationships. Your solution is our aim.