Recently founded executive search firm ranks among Houston’s largest, despite recession

 HOUSTON -- (JANUARY 1, 2010) – ABACO International Executive Search Consultants announced today it was included in the Houston Business Journal‘s 2010 list of the Largest Retained Executive Search Firms in Houston. ABACO, founded in 2008, is listed as the 20th largest retained executive search firm in the Houston area.

“We are extremely honored to be included in such a highly regarded list,” said Marie Guillot, CEO and founder of ABACO International. “Our high growth rate, directly attributable to the caliber of our consultants, has enabled us to reach our current position. We hope to continue expanding and to be included on the list for many years to come.”

Despite the downturned economy and recessed job market, ABACO International’s consultants successfully placed nine candidates into executive-level positions in the Houston area in 2009, in industries ranging from energy to manufacturing. The company uses a unique and thorough vetting process to identify and recruit the best candidate for each position, ensuring that clients hire and retain top talent that compliments each company’s values, mission and character.

“The quality of our candidates is obtained through a proven and documented process,” said Guillot. “The foundation of our process is a transparent and open dialogue with clients, aligning ourselves with their goals and vision.”

ABACO International guarantees each of its placements, proof that its process is efficient and effective. This high level of service has played an instrumental role in allowing the company to grow and expand at an accelerated rate.

About ABACO International

ABACO International, Global Executive Search is a Houston-based retained executive search firm, offering talent consulting and retained search services to businesses across the energy, technology, supply chain, consumer goods, and financial services industries. As a member of the AESC and an affiliate of TRANSEARCH, ABACO International has a global reach that spans 35 countries, serving the needs of clients with international requirements for talent. ABACO International provides clients with the highest level of service, and is committed to creating value-added relationships that align with each client’s respective business goals.  For more information, please visit