Twenty of the most influential Hispanic executives today are featured in a new book “Auténtico, The Definitive Guide to Latino Career Success,” published in English.
The two authors are Andrés Tomás Tapia, a senior partner at Korn Ferry, a talent consulting agency, and Robert Rodríguez, president of DRR Advisors LLC, a consulting firm specialized in recruitment and development of Latino professionals.
Tapia and Rodriguez spent time interviewing Latinos who have reached the pinnacle of success. Their stories all discuss the complex dynamic of their identity as Latino, and how it has served them in a competitive world.
Filled with important career advice, former mayor of San Antonio Henry Cisnero believes “this book is a manual with immense value for Latinos who seek to reach their maximum productive potential.”
The executives featured include Darren Rebelez, president of IHOP; Jorge Figueredo, executive vice president of human resources at McKesson Corporation; and Yvonne García, global head of client solutions at State Street Corporation.
Sandra Rivera, vice president at technology giant Intel, says that she always emphasizes her Colombian descent in her work environment as an upper-level executive, to instill confidence and pride in other Latinos. She remembers that her parents always stressed that education is the only path to better opportunities.
Victor Arias, a senior partner for executive searches at Korn Ferry, grew up in El Paso, Texas. The son of Latino parents, he only spoke Spanish at home. He says that he inherited the work ethic of his father, who always worked extremely hard to provide his children with things that he did not have growing up.
Juan Galarraga is a senior vice president at Target.Born in Venezuela, he came to the United States as an adult. This executive offers key points regarding how Latinos can adapt to the corporate world, something that is indispensable to triumphing in management.
If you are interested in the book, please search on Amazon under “Auténtico, The Definitive Guide to Latino Career Success.”
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