Atabay Consulting Merges with Horton International Mexico to Enhance Client Services Across the Growing Mexican Economy and other NOLA Countries

Atabay Consulting Merges with Horton International Mexico to Enhance Client Services Across the Growing Mexican Economy and other NOLA Countries

Horton International, a global leader in executive search and talent management solutions is thrilled to announce its expansion in Mexico through its merger with one of Mexico’s most successful talent solutions and leadership firm: Atabay Consulting.

This synergistic merger of two of Mexico’s most successful executive search firms, both of which are prolific and individually recognized for their unrivalled client services, will create a new, larger, more diverse, fully comprehensive, and revitalized operation in Mexico providing clients with all top talent services under one roof.

“At Horton International we have been consistently working on building our leadership team, our service offering and our global presence. This merger is yet another step in strengthening our offering for our regional and global clients. We welcome William, Mafer and Monica to the Horton International family.”  Said Maneesh Ajmani, Chairman of the Board at Horton International.

Partner William Gaber says “This merger represents a stronger future for the business, and I look forward to continuing to work amongst respected and likeminded professionals and friends. I am pleased to have the chance to build a fantastic business together and look forward to the future.”

Prior to the merger, Horton International Mexico was already leading the way in talent acquisition and executive search not only in Mexico but across Central America and other countries in the north of South America. The Horton team in Mexico has been successful in recruiting for high-profile positions and senior level assignments for clients such as Nike, PepsiCo, Samsung, Scotiabank, Sony, Visa and Volvo. Horton International Mexico looks forward to continuing to offer an innovative and pristine professional service to it’s clients going forward.

Appointed Managing Partner, Mafer Garibay says “I have worked with both Guillermo Cepeda and Horton International in the past, and today I am thrilled with this merger which represents an opportunity to offer a greater service to our clients and expand our operations in Latin America. I can´t wait to build our professional practice further, offer value-added services to our candidates and further develop our long-term strategic partnerships with clients.”


Atabay Consulting is a boutique search firm in Mexico that is dedicated to modernizing the current executive search and human capital solutions offering through innovative processes and forward-thinking consultancy that benefits both candidates and clients. Specializing in executive search, management assessment, board services, and talent solutions, Atabay supports organizations in evaluating talent and preparing businesses for the future of leadership. As a result of the merger, the Horton International Mexico team will relocate to Atabay’s newly remodeled headquarters in Mexico City.

Partner Guillermo Cepeda says “Horton International Mexico is delighted to have merged with Atabay Consulting and be given an opportunity to grow its team of Partners with such well-regarded senior executive search consultants as Mafer Garibay, Mónica Graue, and William Gaber. Mafer, Mónica, and William are undoubtedly the most experienced high-level executive search partners in Mexico and bring with them more than 65 years of cumulative experience. They are perfectly placed to assist us in performing impeccable search processes and consistently surpassing clients´ expectations. Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean have long needed an executive search company offering just that, and we are now able to offer this through Horton International Mexico. We couldn’t be prouder to be a part of this successful growth story.”

Mafer Garibay, William Gaber and Mónica Graue all gained experience working for a very high-profile international search firm, and during their careers have been rated amongst the top 10 revenue-generating executive search professionals in Mexico. Alongside their work with Atabay Consulting and Horton International, they are committed to having a positive impact on the local community, acting as mentors to entrepreneurs and non-profit businesses, and sitting on the board of various corporate and charitable organizations.

Partner Monica Graue says “I am absolutely thrilled that the four of us – William, Mafer, Guillermo, and myself – have been given this exciting opportunity to work together. I fully believe that this merger will make us stronger, and I look forward to sharing in our successes”.



With more than 40 offices in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region, and almost 50 years of history, Horton International has the global resources and local-market expertise to help you attract and retain the most qualified professionals.

The firm provides outstanding consultative advice that helps organizations achieve their strategic staffing objectives. Horton International’s executive search services are exacting, timely, and highly effective, and are specifically designed to help clients achieve their business goals with confidence.

Horton International has also been recognized as one of the year’s top 40 global executive search firms by Hunt Scanlon Media, solidifying Horton International as one of the world’s best search firms with full commitment to satisfying the most challenging recruitment needs.



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