"Leaders strive for perfection. Successful leaders innovate even when perfection occasionally misses the mark."
Mr. Arias boasts more than a decade of executive recruitment experience gained through working at several of the world’s most preeminent search firms. His clients, which range from medium-sized to major global firms, benefit greatly from his deep knowledge of Latin America and expertise in the area of diversity.
Prior to his executive search career, Mr. Arias spent 15 years in the corporate and commercial real estate business, working at Jones Lang LaSalle in Chicago and as EVP of marketing for the Las Colinas development in Dallas.
Mr. Arias currently serves on the board of directors of AFC Enterprises (NASDAQ:AFCE) and the board of advisors for the University of Notre Dame Institute of Latino Studies. He is a trustee emeritus on the Stanford University board of trustees and a member of the Stanford GSB Advisory Council and the UTEP Development Committee. Mr. Arias is a past White House Fellows Commissioner and past national president and co-founder of the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s.
Mr. Arias earned his master’s of business administration degree from Stanford University and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of Texas at El Paso.