C-level Executive Search & Organizational Consulting

Our history


Lorenzo Zavala had a successful career at Russell Reynolds in Spain and oversaw the opening of offices in Latin America.


He founded Zavala Civitas in Madrid.


We expanded our presence to Sao Paulo and Mexico City


We established our office in Shanghai, marking our entry into the Asia-Pacific region.


We launched our offices in Toronto.


We continued our growth with additional expansion into Washington DC, New York, and Los Angeles.

Who we are

Zavala Civitas specializes in c-suite retained Executive Search and Organizational Consulting services. The name “Zavala Civitas” comes from two ancient words referring to “a wide place and “a community”. The essence and the spirit of our firm is the inclusion of diversity, the advancement of our geographical reach. 

Our History

Our business was incorporated in the European Union in July 2002, in 2012 we established additional presence in Sao Pablo and Mexico City, starting our Americas team. Our Shanghai office started in 2014 establishing our first foothold in the Asia Pacific Region. Our Americas presence was expanded by the opening in 2020 and our most expansion into the US, opening offices in Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles.

Our Background

The name ‘Zavala Civitas’ is derived from Basque and Latin words, referring to ‘wide’ and ‘community.’ The essence and spirit of our firm lie in the inclusion of diversity and the expansion of our geographical reach.

We deliver a personalized process with direct collaboration with our managing partners, guaranteeing high-quality service and a close relationship with clients and candidates.

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