Specialized in searching for upper-level management and executives


    AD HOC Executive Search. We are a specialized firm that provides solutions in searching for and selecting upper-level management, executives and specialized professionals.


    More than 20 years of experience spotting talent has made us a reference firm. The trajectory of our management team has been developed in important business sectors, which has allowed us to stay in continual contact with highly demanding organizations and management teams.

    We are experts in Executive Search, providing an added value with respect to other selection methods:

    • Speed and effectiveness
    • Proactiveness through access to the best professionals in the market
    • Adjustment to each demanding personal and professional profile
    • Maximum confidentiality during the entire search process
    • Setailed vision of specific market situations


    International experience. Our clients’ growth and internationalization in new markets allows us to provide a degree of specialization in international searches. Currently we have our own team of managers and consultants by geographical area, that allows us to perform local searches in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latam and USA.

    En la actualidad contamos con un equipo propio de gerentes y consultores especializados por zonas geográficas, lo que nos permite llevar búsquedas locales en Europa, Asia, Africa, Latam y EEUU.

Directive team

Francisco Manzano

Managing Director Partner

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. Master’s Degree in HR Management from the same university and PMD from ESADE.

He has 20 years of experience with multinational companies like Hewlett Packard, Nicholson International and Accetis International. He is an Executive Search specialist, in addition to the development of Upper-level Management consultancy projects in the Industrial, TIC, Telecommunications, Energy and Banking sectors, among others.

Currently, he is the Managing Director of AD HOC at the national and international levels.

Óscar Mambrillas

Director Partner

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Strategic Management from the University of DEUSTO in San Sebastian. Technician in Administration and Finance.

Has 15 years of experience in the creation and management of industrial and service companies. He specializes in Internationalization and Corporate and project management in business development, business growth and expansion.

He is currently Managing Partner of Adhoc Executive Search at national and international level.

Carlos Utanda

Director Partner

Ingeniero Técnico por la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Master en Dirección Comercial y Marketing. 14 años de experiencia profesional de los cuales los 8 últimos en Executive Search.

Tras una etapa de 6 años en Euromanager como Director se incorpora a Adhoc Executive Search como socio Director.
Posee Experiencia multisectorial y multifuncional con áreas de expertise en Gran Consumo, Tecnología, Consultoría e Industria entre otros.

Juan José Barbado


Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. Master’s Degree in HR and Organizational Development from the same University.

He has more than 10 years of experience in Executive Search. He began his professional career at Accetis Internacional where he participated in the start-up of the company in Spain. During these years, he held different positions of leadership while heading Executive Search projects in sectors like Pharmaceuticals, TIC, Telecommunications, Banking and Engineering, among others.

Marta Pereiro

Directora del Área de Gestión de Personas

Licenciada en Psicología y Master en RRHH por la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela.

Coach certificado por AIC (Escuela Internacional de Coaching).

Posee más de 15 años de experiencia en multinacionales como Unión Fenosa y Applus ocupando diferentes posiciones en la Dirección de RRHH de dichas companias.

Es especialista en programas de Desarrollo y Retención del Talento en todo tipo de organizaciones.

Participa como docente en varios programas universitarios y ha diseñado y transferido conocimientos en liderazgo, gestión de equipos, función de mando, comunicación interna y habilidades directivas.

Our valors


Our main objective is to look out for our clients’ interests, for which we provide our experience, knowledge and commitment from the first instant.


We generate close, direct and fluid communications, always ensuring the highest degree of objectivity.


We guarantee professional secrecy with regard to all information that is handled. Such information is processed with maximum discretion and always under the parameters set out by the Organic Law of Information Protection (OLIP).


We enthusiastically work to surpass our clients’ expectations. Equally, we are convinced about the importance of understanding, accompanying and evaluating people on their professional path.


Day to day, we build stable relationships based on trust, honesty and respect.