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People@ is a leading consulting firm specialized in human capital development within a connected world and a ever-shifting marketplace. With 15+ years of proven experience, our skills include robust strategic planning and executive search backgrounds. We focus mostly on industries such as: legal, media, technology, energy, hospitality, financial and services.
Our mission is to become the #1 human capital partner for our clients, while helping them aggregate and nurture the right structure and skills.




Strategy &Project Management

  • Structure assessment & design based on corporate performance goals.
  • Human resource planning systems, process documentation & reporting dashboards design.
  • Talent management technology platforms recommendations & vendor selection support.
  • Project management to secure critical projects implementation.


  • Candidate profiling, job descriptions & compensation package design.
  • Search, filtering and 360º background analysis based on company fit.
  • Leadership & team capabilities assessment evaluations (Hogan Assessments).
  • Candidate negotiation, contract closing and onboarding support.

Research &Talent Mapping

  • Organizational structures and talent industry mapping from target companies (leading industry, competitors, etc.).
  • Benchmark compensation analysis.
  • Employees skills and competence assessment and gap analysis.




Head of Technology and Information

Hardware | Software | Cloud Computing | Mobile Tech | Data Warehousing – DBA Security

Head of Talent

Talent Strategy | Recruitment | Training | Compensation | Workspaces | Communication

Product Developmentand Performance Marketing

Product Design | Profitability | Digital | Social | Mobile | Loyalty

Strategy + New Business Development

Governing Protocols | Structure Design | M+A | Modeling | Project Management

Business Intelligence

Database Management | Predictive Analytics | Data Gathering + Visualization | Tools (Tableau…)

Data-Driven Finance Manager

Zero-Based Budgeting | eProcurement | Full IT Back-Office | CRM Traffic | Data Analytics



Founder & CEO

Associate at SWS (International Leading Consulting Firm) & CEO and Founder at People@. With 20+ years of experience in the consulting, media y cultural industries, María has been involved in the strategic development and launch of several startups (The Pool, Boletia, Lina Salud, People@, Vitral Magazine), and worked at leading finance, cultural and media institutions, offering her widespread expertise in project management and platforms innovation. In addition to her entrepreneurial experience, Maria had the opportunity to work for seven years as Project Manager at Rothschild Bank and Banco Bankaool. Subsequently Maria was involved as Logistics Coordinator for the privatization of Mexico’s Airport System. María tought Operation Research at the ITAM. She launched Vitral magazine, (UNAM-ICS, 2002) and became Associate Director of Editorial Taller Ditoria in 2005. Maria was Editorial Manager of the Grupo Televisa Espacio de Vinculación (2009 -2012) and “Grupo de los 16” Foundation Trustee. María holds a B.A. and an M.A. in International Business Management from ITAM (Mexico) as well as a second M.A. in Psychology from the ITREM.



She began her career in the research area, researching the consumer, life sciences, financial services, technology and industrial practices for some of the world’s most prestigious executive search firms. Her experience lies mainly in conducting pre-screening and interviews for senior-level assignments, focusing solely on the Global Technology and Services Practice and Consumer and Industrial practices, where she has participated in different projects and searches for executive roles, including Country Managers, Finance Directors, CIO’s, and Commercial and Marketing Directors , among others. Before joining SWS/ People@, she was a Sr. Sales Consultant at Delta Management. Prior to that, she was Associate at the Mexico City Office of Heidrick & Struggles, supporting the GTS, Consumer and Industrial practices. Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Vanessa was Recruitment and Selection Specialist at Axa Insurance, giving sole support to the Commercial Area. She has also worked for two global executive search firms as Project Coordinator and Search Analyst, supporting the GTS and Industrial Practices, and focusing on top level positions.



She has experience assembling teams for the publishing and media industries and specializes in the creation and launching of new publishing projects. Before People@, she worked at Casa de Bolsa Bancomer and, after studying a master’s degree, she started her career in the publishing world at Editorial Televisa. Mayalen launched and directed RSVP, one of the supplements of Mexican newspaper Excélsior (2006) and Central magazine at Proyecto 40 (2012 / TV Azteca). She is consultant of publishing, media, communication and PR.
Mayalen studied Business Administration at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and has an MSc in History of International Relations by The London School of Economics.


Contact Us

If you interested in our work or have any question you can contact us here.

Information People@

Address : Julio Verne 89 – 303
Colonia Polanco Reforma
Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo
CP 11550, Mexico City.

Telephone : +52 55 5280 3300 / 5280 4011