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CEO Padula & Partners
Euprepio was born in Francavilla Fontana, in the Italian region of Puglia, Euprepio Padula studied law and took his first professional steps as a lawyer at IBM, but immediately his path was crossed with Human Resources and Business Organization. This let him his incorporation with only 26 years, in 1992, to Nicholson International, a British company leader in executive selection processes. His career in this organization was as fast as his international progression was. Euprepio Padula was immediately promoted to the General Direction for Spain, southern Europe and South America.
In 2002 he joined the World Executive Committee of Alexander Mann, the leading British corporation in the world in terms of Human Resources and Leadership solutions. In Alexander Mann, he reached the position of Director, worldwide, of Executive Search and Leadership Management. In 2005, tired of the ties of the big multinationals, he decided to create his own firm, Padula & Partners, dedicated to the search of Executives and to the Strategic Consultancy of Human Resources and political and business Leadership.
Interested in the human aspect of companies and systems in general and in the personal transcendence of the individual through work, Euprepio Padula has specialized in the management of emotions as a common thread of the Executive and Group Coaching programs that he teaches, from years ago, both senior executives and politicians and Management Committees of some of the most important multinationals in the world, having specialized in all areas that are related with communication and leadership.
In recent years, this activity has become more important as a Coach and Expert in Leadership, which has achieved an extraordinary prestige, in Spain and in the rest of Europe and Latin America. Euprepio Padula regularly collaborates with relevant politicians and Administration leaders and combine his business activity with a prolific facet as a painter, for more than ten years, which has led him to close the circle of his passions, joining what he has always felt for the field of Human Resources with his concern for art.
He has participated in many individual and group exhibitions in many countries and his work is in important privates collections in Europe and the United States. Through this parallel artistic activity, Euprepio Padula has created the new concept of “Art & Business”, through which he channels the creativity and artistic sensibility present in any individual as a key of his improvement and professional excellence. Above all, he considers himself as a Renaissance spirit that firmly believes that, in life, you can reach all the desired goals without having to focus only on a specific area. For this reason, it promotes, through its work, creative and inspiring leaderships, placing outside of its “comfort zones” leaders from very diverse sectors.
Euprepio Padula is a successful lecturer. Stand out his round tables and public interventions, both on the Leadership in the XXI century and about key aspects in the company today. Change management, business transformation, diversity and conscious capitalism are also outstanding areas of his professional experience and are the most demanded by public institutions and private organizations.
He is an expert in conflict mediation, both in private corporations and in the political field, and has trained managers, politicians and businessmen from very different sectors, as well as helping a good number of institutions, both in the management of change and in the solution of conflicts and in the development of their organizations.
In recent years, Euprepio Padula has established himself as a renowned communicator in different media, in which he has set out to place on the television, radio and print press agenda all aspects related to political and business leadership. His blackboards had been groundbreaking in La Sexta. Never Mariano Rajoy, Pedro Sanchez, Pablo Iglesias, Albert Rivera and the rest of political leaders, had faced such a detailed analysis of their leadership, highlighting their strengths but also their areas for improvement. In the program “Más Vale Tarde”, from La Sexta, with Mamen Mendizábal, his “autopsies” of leadership and communication of public figures has been comented. In the space “Espejo Público”, of Antena 3 TV, he has placed under her particular magnifying glass, together with Susanna Griso, the majority of the most important social and political events.
Javier E. Díaz
Talent First Executive Search Senior Client Partner
Javier profile as a Head Hunter is untypical, as he had a previous professional background not related with consultancy.
Thus, his professional experience in recruitment, executive search and the HR consultancy industry carved out based on a senior previous work practice, different yet complementary, which gave him the opportunity to develop a deep knowledge and to upgrade himself.
Excelence, know-how or innovation are core values he gained over the different work experiences he had.
He has a perceptible people-orientation, and his process management skills allow him to constantly develop abilities that could be applied to all the projects he implies in, with passion, detail and dedication.
Currently, as Director at TalentFirst and being part of Padula&Partners team, he joins with companies to hire the best talent to assist in their business processes, in an Head Hunter | Consultant role.
With a Business Administration University Degree, Javier provides 6 years experience in different recruitment consultancy companies, and Head Hunting firms, helping his clients identify middle and top management talent in a wide variety of sectors such as Energy, FMCH, Retail, Chemical Industry, Professional Services or Technology, both at national and transnational level.
He started in the recruitment business as consultant and senior consultant first at Page Group, and later at Randstad Professionals, and delved into Executive Search through his experience at Hays Executive and later at Redwood Executive Search, getting to know deeply how either a multinational firm or a boutique works.
Javier started his professional career at Louis Vuitton and then evolved through several multinational fashion brands as a Controller and Business Analyst.
He is proficient in English and fluent in French, along with Spanish as his mother tounge, and enjoys fine cuisine, playing sports and fine arts.
By year 2007 she becomes a member of our team, holding the position of Researcher and assigned to the sectors of Banking, Consumer Goods, Technology and Industry.
Daniela is bilingual Spanish – Italian, this enabling her to carry out international selection processes both in Spain and Italy.
Senior Consultant as of 2010, Daniela has adapted her knowledge and know-how on Cooking and Dietetics to our practice of Consulting. She is the responsible of “FoodforThoughts” projects, where we use the cooking environment as a connecting thread for our situational exercises. Specialized in projects for high performance teams development, she has been a pioneer in the research and implementation of new nutritional tendencies, within the framework of Human Resources management and training. For Daniela, the daily work of executives at their companies is similar to the atmosphere in a kitchen brigade, where the team working, the selection of ingredients, the people communication and organization are key drivers for a successful banquet.
“Thanks to my experience in the kitchen world, I have learnt to appreciate new flavors, to collaborate with the team, to cleverly use the ingredients, to share, and above all, to work with passion. My goal is to contribute with all this knowledge to our FoodforThoughts projects.”
At present Lidia is a Senior Consultant in charge of the Research Department for the practices of Technology, Banking, Pharma and Healthcare. She has accrued over 15 years of experience in the headhunting industry, having specialized in Executive Search in such international firms as Korn-Ferry, Booz Allen & Hamilton or Cátenon.
From a human point of view, Lidia contributes with highly developed working capacities for team-working: she manages her projects looking for an excellent harmony between Client and Candidate, with the touch of sensitivity of an artist.
”In choral music, each voice offers its pitch, its color, its suggestion; the result is an artistic product that is renewed to infinity, thanks to harmony, to concessions, to common effort and to team-working”
Rodrigo Panero is a professional in the business and communications fields, with a Master’s degree in Corporate and Political Communications, with expertise in political consultancy, data gathering and electoral markets analyst.
He was part of the communication team of the European Commision for the Europe 2020 Strategy, organization that launch the OCARE project (Observatory of Corporate Responsibility Action and Communication), an investigation center focused on business social responsibility that every year awards those corporations with excellent performance in the European Union.
Rodrigo has also developed strategies for political campaigns in European Elections in Spain of 2019, general Spanish elections and more than 20 local elections.
He has published articles in professional political magazines of Spanish Universities like Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Ibercampus) and international organizations such as Mexipol Political Communications.
His entrepreneurship and curiousness have allow him to bring together the tech, data and demoscopic world and the political communications sector in the different projects he has face in his professional life. In recent years he was one of the founders of the first political center of Iberoamerica, Gala Political Center, a entrepreneurship dedicated to coach and consulting for professionals of the public sector. It specialized in nanotargeting analysis of voters, digital political campaigns and capacitation for electoral and government teams.
Administrative & Controlling Responsible
Cristina has led an intense and varied career in the Consulting Industry. She has performed different functions that made her develop responsibilities in selection, research, training and, as of 1994, the responsibility over administrative and financial management. Therefore, her profile provides a great versatility and she constitutes an internal reference regarding professional experience for all of us. In her present role, Cristina handles communication with our clients and providers in financial, administrative and legal aspects.
“Throughout the years, experience has taught me that what really retains a customer and guarantees its satisfaction is quality in service, compliance with terms and conditions, and an honest and straightforward communication”.
Along the past years his drive for radio led him to create and lead both informational and entertainment formats for the now extinct Radio España de Madrid, Onda Cero and, more recently, Radio Intereconomía. In the latter position, he guided and presented various stock market and finance programs. Moreover, he was actively involved in television talk shows and was the assistant manager of the digital press, La Gaceta.
Due to his innate curiosity for economics and finance, he followed up his undergraduate degree in Information Science at Madrid’s CEU San Pablo University with a Master’s degree in Tax Law and International Fiscal Advice. He participated as guest speaker of different summer courses at both national and international colleges, such as UCM in Madrid and Pau in France. The last seminar he gave in 2017 was about the role of journalists and other intellectual authorities during the Spanish Transition.
In his current role, he shares his twenty five years of experience in media with the communication department of Padula & Partners.
First as a Creative Director and later as a Managing Director and member of the Steering Committee, she has gathered a relevant managing experience, being capable to offer a mature, strategic, qualified business vision.
María has been a lecturer in such prestigious entities as Universidad Europea de Madrid, ESIC, Instituto de Empresa and CESMA. As an expert in Coaching and member of related associations, she usually contributes with articles and papers to various specialized publications.
“We show what we are through our elections, not through our abilities”.
Her artistic career starts in Buenos Aires, in Julio Bocca Foundation and in the Music Superior Conservatory; she participates in theatre plays with relevant local artists, such as Juan Carlos Gené, Augusto Fernández, Susana Pampín and Pompeyo Audivert. She also plays a key role in TV formats of top audience, namely Operación Triunfo I, II and III as Academy Head and performs in the series Patito Feo, broadcasted in Spain, and Frecuencia 04 broadcasted in Catalonya. She also participates in infant TV formats as Cablín y Colores, and in Magical Tales of Mrs. Spider, .awarded Golden Disc in 1994. By 2009 Marcela faces another big challenge: CHICAGO EL MUSICAL MADRID. She wins the main character of Roxie Hart, sharing cast with Natalia Millán and Manuel Banderas. The play was a complete success. By 2015, Marcela joins our team, leading projects of voice skills development, oral presentations and vocal coaching.
With over 15 years of teaching experience, both in Argentina and in Spain, Marcela leads her own Training Workshop in Madrid.
“Apelar a la imaginación, a la resolución de situaciones no conocidas y fuera del área de confort, transformando nuestros límites en un trabajo con el otro, cambiando el rumbo sobre la marcha en un marco de escucha y respeto. Así se aprende. Se entrena. El teatro nos lo da.”
Angel Luis Guillen
Very active also as a teacher, throughout his career, Pedro has served as professor of the Master of Communication, in the Faculty of Information Sciences of the UCM, of the Insurance Master of ICEA, as well as in different courses, both in Spain as in the United States, always in the environment of Insurance and Professional Development. Since 2017, when he joined the team of Padula & Partners as Director of Insurance Practice, Pedro has contributed to our value offer his deep knowledge of the markets, especially the insurance sector, as well as his vast experience in Training and Development of people.