Ricardo Rocco focuses on Consumer Goods, Retail and Hospitality leadership assignments for the Americas. He brings over 20 years of executive search and assessment experience to his role.

History of executive search and leadership experience

  • Ricardo has led numerous searches for CEOs/Presidents, Board Members and EVP/SVPs, with a focus currently in the North America market. In addition to his client work, Ricardo has held several management roles for Spencer Stuart.
  • Before joining Spencer Stuart in 2010, Ricardo was the Latin America Regional Leader for the Consumer and Healthcare practices of another leading international search firm.
  • Prior to entering the executive search industry, Ricardo led Schering-Plough’s Consumer Health business in Brazil, with P&L responsibility for the company’s consumer personal care and nonprescription drug businesses. Previously, Ricardo served for a decade at Johnson & Johnson consumer Products in various marketing and operations roles in the United States and Brazil.

Ricardo holds a B.S. in Mechanical Aeronautical Engineering from ITA - Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica and a postgraduate degree in business from Fundacao Getulio Vargas. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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