Based in Miami and São Paulo, Ricardo Rocco is a member of Spencer Stuart’s Consumer and Private Equity practices, heading them both in Latin America. He also leads practice efforts in Consumer Goods and Services, Hospitality & Leisure, and Retail, Apparel & Luxury Goods in Latin America. Rocco brings almost 20 years of executive search experience to his role.

History of executive search excellence

  • Ricardo has conducted numerous searches for CEOs/presidents, board members and EVP/SVPs in Brazil, North America and Latin America. In addition to his client work, Ricardo managed Spencer Stuart’s operations in Brazil.
  • Before joining Spencer Stuart, Ricardo was the Latin American regional leader for the consumer and healthcare practices of another leading international search firm.
  • Prior to entering the executive search industry, he led Schering-Plough’s Consumer Health business unit 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 in various marketing, operations and human resources roles in the United States and Brazil.

Ricardo holds a B.S. in mechanical aeronautical engineering from ITA-Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica and a postgraduate degree in business from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.