Corporate Overview

JR BECHTLE & Co. was founded in San Francisco in 1979 with the objective of assisting European subsidiaries in the U.S.

Since then, the firm has developed into a leading American executive recruiting firm. From offices in Boston, Chicago, and Miami, JR BECHTLE & Co. serves its clients throughout Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Brazil and other South American markets.

Our clients come from a broad spectrum of industries, with a concentration in capital equipment,  electronic components and systems, medical devices, biotechnology, high-end consumer goods, and other technically sophisticated products and services.

The North and South American subsidiaries of European companies have special upper-level management and human resource requirements. Their operations are influenced by the needs and requirements of both the local marketplace, as well as their European parent companies. JR BECHTLE & Co. has solid hands-on experience meeting the needs of both of these business environments.

Many subsidiaries of European and North American companies – even of larger corporations – are small to medium-sized sales-focused firms which require knowledgeable, realistic, and practical management recruiting support. With more than 40 years of experience, JR BECHTLE & Co. has proven to be an experienced partner for its clients.

The demand on members of the Board of Directors is also unique: to balance the global requirements of an international corporation headquartered overseas with the operational needs of the local subsidiary operations. As chairman or members of the board for such subsidiaries, JR BECHTLE ’s executives have developed the understanding of the particular requirements these directors face. This practical knowledge and experience helps us to identify and select the best-suited professionals for the Boards of European subsidiaries in North and South America.

JR BECHTLE & Co. has a simple mission: to be a pragmatic, realistic and reliable partner for North American and European corporations and their subsidiaries in North and South America.


 Retained Executive Recruitment 

•  Board of Directors Recruitment 

 Human Resources Management

•  Management Assessment Services

•  Compensation & Benefits Advisory