Battalia Winston adds Industry Leading Diversity & Inclusion Practice

New York, NY – Battalia Winston (BW) today announced the addition of an industry leading diversity & inclusion practice to support the firm’s commitment to offering the most qualified and balanced slate of candidates in every search it conducts. The new group, which is based in Chicago, will be headed by Susan Medina and Peter Gomez. Each of these professionals were formerly with a leading executive search firm. Their appointments are effective immediately.

“Battalia Winston has always been committed to diversity in the executive search process and our clients are increasingly requesting a diverse slate of candidates as they build the workforce of the future. In bringing these highly regarded professionals on board, we have made a significant investment in taking an industry leading position in helping businesses embrace diversity at the most senior management levels,” said Dale Winston, Chairwoman and CEO of Battalia Winston. “Susan and Peter have a deep understanding of the challenges that companies face when building a multicultural, talented workforce. It goes beyond ensuring a balanced slate of candidates. It reflects a commitment to assisting client companies in assimilating these highly sought executives successfully into their corporate cultures and ensuring retention is part of the strategy.”

Prior to joining Battalia Winston, Susan was Executive Vice President at a leading executive search firm based in Chicago. She was also the Global Diversity Practice Group Leader and a member of the Board & CEO Practice. Prior to executive search, Susan co-founded LatinoExecs, Inc., an organization focused on connecting clients with Latino executives within the Fortune 1000. Before LatinoExecs, Inc., Susan co-led the Life Sciences and Consumer Practice Groups at a Chicago-based executive search firm. Earlier in her career, she served in various HR/Talent Acquisition roles with a F500 organization focused on technology.

Peter M. Gomez was previously Executive Vice President at a leading executive search firm; he was also the N.A. Diversity Practice Group Leader. His work spans across all industries and functional groups and is focused on creating inclusive recruiting and retention solutions for clients. Peter’s unique approach to search stems from his strong roots in the industry. His background has established him as a trusted leader and partner to his client. Peter co-founded LatinoExecs, Inc. in 2009. In addition to LatinoExecs, Peter has co-authored the following two thought leadership pieces: “Latinos in America” and “Retention Strategies At The Top”.

About Battalia Winston

Battalia Winston (BW) is an established national brand with 48 years in the executive search business. We are consistently ranked among the Top-10, global, retained search firms by Kennedy Publishing Company. Headquartered in New York City, ABW has offices in New Jersey, Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Silicon Valley.