Montevideo office consultants

Meet the team

Pablo Ruiz Lapuente

Managing Director

Pablo joins Stanton Chase after having gained ten years of experience in HR and in the executive search industry. He successfully managed assignments for clients in several market segments, identifying, assessing and retaining talents. He founded and became partner of RUIZ | MASSE Desarrollo Organizacional in 2002, a consulting firm in human resources.

A Psychologist, he graduated from the Universidad de la República del Uruguay and earned a postgraduate degree in organizational change from Universidad católica del Uruguay. Pablo has extensive experience in large, medium and small-sized organizations.

The Uruguayan office strictly follows the principle of working closely with clients on each assignment, understanding each client's organization and objectives.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Financial Services
  • Government, Education and Non Profit
  • Industrial

Claudio Fernaud

Managing Director
Latin America Regional Practice Leader - Financial Services

For more than 27 years Claudio Fernaud has successfully conducted senior executive search. Since founding Fernaud & Asociados in 1984, he has focused on executive search, consulting and training assignments. Claudio also advised and trained management of various financial institutions.

Previously, he worked for The Chase Manhattan Bank, leading the positions of senior credit officer.

Claudio Fernaud is a Certified Public Accountant. He also holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and is Managing Director of Stanton Chase International Selection. Since 1998, Claudio Fernaud became partner of Stanton Chase International, representing Argentina and Uruguay for the Executive Search Division.

Besides, he has carried out consulting and training assignments for companies in: Venezuela, Brasil, Uruguay, Bolivia, Guatemala and Paraguay. Claudio was also speaker in several domestic and international seminars and congresses. Claudio is the Founder and current President of a website for executives, a proven resource for networking and job searches.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Financial Services
  • Government, Education and Non Profit
  • Professional Services

Susana Larese


A former Psylochological Researcher at Instituto Pi&#ntilde;ero, Susana is now sharing her expertise as a Director with Stanton Chase Buenos Aires. All through her professional career, Susana has sustained a leadership role in the human resources market with a particular focus in the Insurance sector. She was responsible for human resources selection and training for the Juncal Insurance Company, Pan American Energy and Bagley S.A. She was President of Larese y Asociados, a Human Resources Consultant firm, founded in 1986.

Susana specializes in delivering manager training skills and has instructed clients in Argentina, Spain, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Paraguay. She has provided her insight in meetings and seminars at several National and International conferences. Susana regularly contributes articles about HR to the media. She holds a degree of Public Relations from the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Consumer Products and Services
  • Financial Services
  • Natural Resources and Energy

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