Executive Search Consultant - Charlie Solorzano

Charlie is an Executive Search Consultant and Managing Partner at Alder Koten.

His clients include some of the world’s most recognized organizations and investors.

Charlie Solorzano partners with clients in the Digital (Information Technology), fintechs, startups and scale ups to help them recruit talent and develop thriving cultures. Working broadly across sectors, Charlie specializes in Technology (CTO's CPO's), Fintechs, Startups and Scale Ups, with a strong focus on digital transformation, auto industry electrification, and Industry 4.0.

He works with clients at the intersection of technology and financial markets.

He continuously partners with emerging companies seeking to disrupt the world. Within the Tech industry, Charlie has worked on High Level and C-suite engagements. He also has worked with privately held and public companies to hire technology and business leaders.

He also works with a diverse range of established technology companies that are seeking to onboard transformational technology talent.

Charlie also co-leads Alder Koten's, Product, Information Technology & Artificial Intelligence Practice and Big Data & Analytics practices. He focuses on leadership work in product analytics, data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning across industries.

+1 (713) 476-9000


Digital Transformation

Recruiting technology and non-technical roles for digital transformations. The secret to digital transformation is culture not technology. If you’re hiring for a digital transformation your most important hires are not technical.


Fintech is a fast moving and explosively growing niche within the space between tech and finance. The surge of demand across all positions in this area from entry level to C-level has made professionals who have experience working in the financial tech sector extremely valuable to companies who operate in this space. Finding the right talent to drive FinTech innovation requires casting a wide net.

Startups & Scaleups

I help shape the startups and scale-ups that are disrupting the world.


I help my clients build amazing executive teams by identifying, recruiting, and hiring world-class leaders in product and technology.

Support Functions

Recruiting human resources, sales finance, legal, and other functional specialties that support Technology, Startups, Scaleups, manufacturing, logistics, and distribution organizations.

Recent Articles

November 28, 2023
Conceptual image of Adrian Newey-inspired F1 car symbolizing business innovation and strategy.

Adrian Newey’s Innovation Secrets for Business

Dive into the world of Adrian Newey, the F1 design genius, and discover how his innovative approaches can be a game-changer in the business world.
November 3, 2023
Formula 1 car racing on the track representing swift and strategic innovation in business.

Lead with Impact: Sustainable Boardroom Innovation

Navigate through the dynamics of corporate innovation with a guide that draws parallels between the strategic maneuvers of F1 racing and the pivotal role board members play in steering companies toward sustainable growth.
October 30, 2023
Formula 1 car alongside a rising growth graph symbolizing the precision and strategy in scaling startups.

Scaling Startups: Technology, Strategy, & Leadership

In the race to scale startups, technology and strategy are pivotal. Like the precision and power in an F1 race, startups require the right leadership to merge technology and strategy for victory.
October 26, 2023
Startup team brainstorming juxtaposed with a graph indicating business growth.

Startup Evolution: From Emulation to Scaling

Thales Teixeira sheds light on the foundational strategies startups often overlook. Discover why early customers are pivotal and how to transition from learning to scaling effectively.
October 18, 2023
F1 pit team and global professionals collaborate, symbolizing Brainshoring's blend of speed and intellect.

Brainshoring: Business Innovation Grand Prix

Brainshoring, akin to the strategies of F1 racing, taps into global intellect to drive unparalleled business innovation, breaking conventional geographical and thought boundaries.
October 16, 2023
F1 pit stop scene juxtaposed with an executive networking with a recruiter.

Executive Recruiters and F1 Strategy Tips

Just as F1 racers rely on their expert teams to win, ambitious executives need the right guidance. Dive into our guide on harnessing the power of executive recruiters, paralleled with the dynamic world of F1.
October 12, 2023
F1 car representing the application of racing strategies to organizational structure.

Optimizing Business with F1 Strategies & Elliot Jaques’ Theory

Applying principles from Formula 1 strategies and Elliot Jaques' Levels of Work theory can put your company ahead of the curve. Discover how to navigate your organization like a professional F1 driver and optimize for peak performance.
October 10, 2023
Formula One car on racetrack juxtaposed with CPO discussing strategy in boardroom.

How CPOs Can Use Formula One Strategies

From the roar of Formula One engines to boardroom discussions, discover the striking parallels that connect the worlds of high-speed racing and Chief Product Officers
September 26, 2023
Formula 1 pit stop efficiency combined with COO strategic planning in a boardroom.

COO F1 Strategy: Lessons for Executive Leadership

Discover how the high-octane world of Formula 1 racing offers invaluable strategies for COOs in resource management, efficiency, and strategic foresight, driving your company to victory lane.