WHO CAN HELP
Krista Walochik joined Talengo as Managing Director and Executive Board Director to found the company in Spain. In 2004 she was appointed COO and one year later CEO of the firm worldwide, as well as main Board Director of the quoted holding corporation. In 2007 she led a Management Buy-out of the business in Iberia and Latin America, rebranded as Talengo, and is Chairman of the company.
Krista is an expert in senior executive and board searches within the Services, Industry, Construction & Real Estate and Infrastructure sectors.
As of 2018, she is Chair Emeritus and Chairman of the Nominations and Governance Committee of the global association of the world’s leading headhunters, AESC, and has served in governance roles since 2010.
Krista is a member in good standing of the Instituto de Consejeros Administradores (Spanish Institute of Directors).
She holds a B.A. cum laude from George Washington University and an M.A. with honours from Middlebury College, both in Spanish Literature and Language, as well as a Masters in Administration from the University of Maryland, with a special focus on Organizational Development. She is an accredited Master Coach of the Spanish Association of Coaching (AECOP), and is a Certified Coach of the Institute of Human Development (IHD) in the U.K.
Krista is recognized as one of the 100 leading businesswomen in Spain. She is a frequent speaker in international forums on Leadership and Corporate Governance.
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.
Iñigo Arizmendiarrieta joins Talengo in 2017 as Director to lead the Industrial practice in Mexico.
Iñigo started his professional career in the Pharmaceutical Industry, working for Wyeth Pharma first in Spain and then in Mexico. In 2005 he joins Leo Pharma in Ireland as Quality Management Director in the Penicillin Plant. In 2006, he returns to Mexico to start his own business engaged in the Representation of Spanish Industrial Companies in Mexico and Texas, with offices both in Mexico City and in Laredo, TX.
In 2013, he decides to join the professional services world as Country Manager for an Executive Search boutique in Mexico. Iñigo has lived and worked in Mexico for the last 15 years, always close to the industrial sector and the world of consulting, which has allowed him to position himself as an advisor for industrial groups in processes of growth, international expansion and professionalization of the business. He has led search processes of Senior Executives for companies operating in Mexico as well as for Mexican companies in the Agroindustry, Metal-Mechanic and Chemical Industry.
He holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Pharmacy (Universidad de Navarra) a Master´s Degree in Pharmaceutical Industry (CESIF) and an MBA (IED BS).
Juan Diego Casas
Juan Diego Casas joined Talengo in 2019 as a Principal to lead the life sciences practice.
With an extensive national and international background in human resources, Juan Diego brings a multicultural, diverse and unique vision to each project. Juan Diego has been focused on the industrial, life sciences, energy and logistics sectors.
Juan Diego began his career in the field of executive search more than 15 years ago in a well-known multinational firm, where he held the position of Executive Director and member of the Spain Steering Committee. In 2014, he joined as Regional Director a world leader in human resources solutions to manage operations and multidisciplinary teams in different countries of Europe & MENA. During this professional stage, he has developed attraction, retention and talent management solutions for different companies in the life sciences, industrial and services sector. The focus on cultural transformation of organizations and technological innovation has been the common denominator in recent years.
Juan Diego holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineer from Universidad de Burgos, has completed several Leadership Management programs at both IESE and IMD Business School. He has lived in Spain and the United Kingdom and is fluent in Spanish and English.