Based in São Paulo, Norton Lara leads the Financial Services Practice in Brazil. He also heads the Business & Professional Services and Legal, Compliance & Regulatory practices in Latin America in addition to its Insurance sector efforts. Norton also conducts searches for senior leaders in operations, risk management, legal and strategy for companies across industries.

History of industry and consulting experience

  • Norton brings more than 12 years of industry and management consulting experience to his role.
  • Before entering the executive search industry, Norton was a partner and executive at IBM Brazil, where he led the services relationship with Bradesco.
  • Norton also spent more than 10 years in management consulting at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, A.T. Kearney and Oliver Wyman. In those roles, he assisted leading financial institutions in Brazil and Latin America with growth strategies, turnarounds and profitability improvement efforts.

Norton earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul and his M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English. In addition, he has a strong command of French, Italian and German; and speaks and writes Arabic at a basic level.