From New York to London, from Mexico to Buenos Aires, Arturo Henriquez applied his global leadership perspective to build businesses in 6 countries. In his captivating speaking engagements, Arturo shares global lessons learned – proven, powerful leadership and emotional intelligence lessons – that create modern leaders, total employee engagement and driving lasting business growth.
With over two and a half decades of executive consulting, coaching, speaking, and most importantly, real-life, in-the-trenches business experience as a Serial Entrepreneur and C-Level Executive across 17 industries, 10 countries while living in 6, his view is radically different. Arturo appreciates, and shares with listeners, insightful conversations regarding Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and the Psychology Business Acquisitions that will undoubtedly Unleash the Leader in You and Unlocks the Potential in Your Team.
His most requested topics are: Lead by Permission Not Position, EI is the New Business Game Changer and Bypass the Startup Risk and Buy Into Business Ownership.
Arturo, sometimes referred to as the “Instigator” for his ability to challenge conceptual norms or as the “Life Coach” for his motivational skill that brings out the best in people, is known for his practical, street-savvy style; Arturo’s fusion of real-life stories and his conversational techniques connect with his audience and clients at an intimate, intense and individual level.
As a serial entrepreneur, Arturo has started, bought and sold over 50 companies across 17 different industries over the past 25+ years. This has given him a unique understanding vast idiosyncrasies in leadership and management styles, all the while successfully meshing their culture, team’s effectiveness and company’s productivity.
As an Executive, he restructured a bloated State Owned Oil and Gas Company’s procurement function, spread out across 123 purchasing units that wielded a budget of $25 Billion, into an efficient centralized procurement division accomplishing the “buy in” from 4 independent multi-billion operating subsidiaries and a recalcitrant “union”, and in the process achieved over $2.5 billion in savings. He also led a restructuring and corporate takeover through a proxy fight of another multimillion company that had all the makings of a Hollywood movie, and took it Public as the “cherry on the cake”.
Companies such as: KPMG, Statoil, BP, Merrill Lynch, Proctor and Gamble, Bank of America, General Electric, The Associates, Pemex, Integrated Solutions, Goldman Sachs, Citibank to name a few have worked directly with Arturo.
Arturo is the author of an upcoming book about Synergistic Leadership: A Return to Basics. The book is the distillation of the basics all leaders must possess and comprehend to be an effective leader that Arturo has applied in all the companies he has purchased and led. In the book and in his keynotes on stage, he shares the secrets that he has learned as a Serial Entrepreneur and C-Level Corporate Executive—digging in dark places where others don’t in order to unearth unconventional leadership insights. He is also the Best Selling Author of The Dirty Secrets to Buying a Business Everyone is Afraid to Tell You and Starting and Buying Businesses to Becoming a Seasoned Dealmaker.
Arturo has 3 Master’s degrees, an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Double Masters (Double MA) in International Relations and Communications from Boston University which has allowed to center his expertise in Leadership, Management and Strategy with a balance for Effective Communication in national and International backdrops.
In his insatiable quest to understand people and success, Arturo became Certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and as a Life Coach with a successful coaching business.
Arturo has also enjoyed Academic forms at the Graduate and Undergraduate level teaching varied themes from Corporate Finance, to Strategic Negotiations, to the Evaluations of Investment Projects to Geopolitics.
Arturo has travelled extensively throughout the US, Europe, South America, Africa and Asia and speaks 3 languages fluently.