WHO CAN HELP
José Ignacio Jiménez
José Ignacio Jiménez joined the firm in 2003 as a Director to lead the Professional Services, Energy and Public Sector practices. In 2004, he was promoted to Managing Director of the Search Area and in 2007 to Partner General Manager of Talengo Spain.
Jiménez began his professional career in Arthur Andersen as an Auditor and Consultant of the Energy sector. He later moved to EDS Electronic Data Systems assuming various positions in the international finance area.
He has more than 20 years’ experience in executive search specialising in positions within the Professional Services, Energy and Public sectors. He has taken part in searches for partners of different practices for prestigious Law Firms, both in growth and start-up scenarios. He is an expert in Executive Committee and Board of Director positions as well as in the assessment of M&A executives.
José Ignacio has a Degree in Business Management and Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is a member of the Círculo de Empresarios and the AESC (Association of Executive Search Consultants). He is also a trustee and Vice-President of Fundación Caico, a funding and cooperation organisation for children with cancer.
Jorge Matiz Obregón
Jorge Matiz joined Talengo in 2014 to lead the Colombia office. With a professional track record spanning over 25 years, he specialises in the search for senior management positions for the finance sector.
For over 8 years, he worked for a renowned global executive search firm, where he led the finance practice advising local and international firms. He previously spent 16 years in different executive positions in the finance industry, in the corporate banking segments for entities such as Bancolombia, Leasing Sudameris and Banco GNB Sudameris. He spent his recent years working as a Private Banker, supporting the Banco General de Panamá in strengthening, developing and consolidating the business in Colombia.
Jorge holds a Business degree from the Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración CESA and studied Investment Banking at Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano and Top Management at the Universidad de los Andes.
Álvaro Arce joined Talengo in 2021 as Director of Executive Search for the Financial Services, Private Equity, Real Estate and Energy practices.
He started his career in investment banking, initially at JP Morgan and after 2 years he joined Deutsche Bank where he held various positions of responsibility for Ibex 35 clients within Corporate and Investment Banking. In 2013 he moved to Switzerland to join a special situations fund (SGI) covering Southern Europe.
In 2017 he started his career in the field of executive search in a well-known multinational firm, where he reached the position of Head of Banking & Financial Services. Prior to joining Talengo he was a Principal at an international headhunting firm where he worked in the search for Banking, Private Equity and Real Estate positions.
During the last 5 years Alvaro has been involved in executive search projects in Spain, Portugal and UK, offering his knowledge as an expert advisor for the Financial Services and Investment Funds sector both nationally and internationally, with a special focus on the European market, and covering in particular positions for investment, financial and management teams.
In 2018 and 2019 he was chosen as one of the Choiseul Institute's 100 Economic Leaders of Tomorrow. Alvaro holds a degree in business administration and management from CUNEF.
In addition to Spanish, his native language, he is fluent in English having worked in different countries.