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We firmly believe that a good partnership can only be built on long-term business relationships. We therefore must understand exactly what working for your company requires so that we can provide you with the best service possible.

Are You looking for a reputable search firm, with true recruiting market mastery and best in class executive search systems, process and methodologies?

If so, you have come to the right place! Thanks to our partnership with Sanford Rose and our many years of expertise, we only place persons that can fulfill your unique goals and requirements. Our database includes hundreds of thousands of qualified Executive and Professionals from a variety of industries.

We know that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Every company is different and has different requirements.

Feel free to contact us by calling +1-(619)-421-7134 or just fill out the contact form to find out more about our company. We are confident that our placement fee is not as important as the Return of Investment that companies get from the candidates we place. Just try us and let us convince you of the quality of our staff!


Business Models (We have 3!)


Contingency contracts: The Contingency contracts are more common arrangement where a fee is paid when Top Notch Finders finds an appropriate candidate.


Retainer Contracts: The Retained contract is more utilized for C- Suite, VP, Directors and Upper Management roles. In this model, the client is paying for Top Notch Finders Market mastery, dedicated search process and deliverables. The benefit of paying a retainer is that Top Notch Finders is forced to find the best and more suitable candidates and will not stop until we find the person that is the perfect fit. The companies pay 3 installments


Engaged Contracts: A hybrid version of these first 2 contracts called Engaged or “retingency” or “container” contracts.- The companies pay a initial installment in advance and the rest of the process is contingent upon a successful placement.


Customer Satisfaction: Metrics / KPI’s


Over 2,500 Executives and Professionals placed in 25 years (Including RPO projects)

Over 2,500 searches successfully completed in Mexico, Latin America and the US

Average time of submit the first candidates after contract signed: 1 to 2 days

Average Time to hire, from search start to job offer : 45 days

Average tenure of retained search candidates: 6 years

Average tenure of contingency search candidates: 3 years



Ken Guity, Vice President & General Manager at MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions.
“I have known Fernando since the early 1990’s. He supported me & my operation in Tijuana, Mexico with a number of recruiting projects. I found Fernando to be very professional & personable. I would recommend him to others needing such service.” Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity.

Ariel Abam, Ex-President at Dialight
“Fernando has given Dialight the support to turn the company around. Through his expertise, we put together a team of highly motivated professionals that have been key in the company’s expansion from 350 employees in to over 1,000. On top of this, Fernando provided follow up long after the candidates were placed assuring full integration to their new organization.” Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Ben Martinez, SPHR. Human Resources Manager Energizer Holdings
“I conducted a rigorous review of executive recruiting firms to hire the leadership team for a Honeywell plant start-up in Mexico. Fernando and his team were by far the most qualified. Fernando’s ability to understand candidate behaviors is incredible. His organization skills are outstanding. One example is when he partnered with me to design large scale hiring event in Mexico. We successfully hired the leadership team from this event. We could not have done this without his dedication to service and endless energy. I would recommend Fernando for any search across the globe.” Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert.

Mauricio Arellano, Ex-President at Greatbatch Medical
“Through the years I’ve had several opportunities to work with Fernando as both a hiring Executive and a candidate. What makes Fernando special is his ability to understand and balance between client and candidate needs, bringing to the process subject matter and market expertise, coupled with a sense of integrity and personal touch that assures positive outcomes and builds long term successful relationships.” Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity.

Juan R. Greene, VP Global Operations & Supply Chain at DESTACO a Dover Company
“I have personally known Fernando for several years, he is one of the most qualified professionals I have ever met in the Executive Recruiting Business.

His vast experience coupled with his technical competency make him a great service provider not only in the Recruiting Field, but also in other areas including: Executive Development and Succession Planning, I am positive that any company looking for a high-caliber Recruiter can benefit from his professional services.”