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Victor Arias, Jr.

Managing Director
Diversified Search

Role at RSR Partners

Victor Arias is a Managing Director at Diversified Search, working primarily in the Board of Directors practice. He is the leader of the firm’s Dallas-Fort Worth office and Co-Practice Leader of the Consumer and Retail practice.

Experience and Expertise

Victor previously served as RSR Partners’ Managing Director in Dallas, as well as a senior member of its Board Recruiting Practice.

He joined the firm from Korn Ferry, where he had served as senior client partner since 2007 and was the global leader of the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. Aside from the board practice specialization, Victor also has deep expertise in the consumer products and real estate sectors for clients whether in the U.S. or Latin America.

Previously, Victor served as partner at Heidrick & Struggles from 2004 to 2007. He also served as a co-managing partner of the Diversity Services Practice. Prior, Victor was also a partner at Spencer Stuart.

Outside RSR Partners

Victor earned his MBA from Stanford University and BBA from University of Texas at El Paso where he was named Distinguished Alum in 2009. He is a trustee emeritus for the Stanford University board of trustees, the current chairman of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative, and prior member of the Stanford GSB Advisory Council.  He serves on the UTEP Development Board and is a past White House Fellows Commissioner. Victor served on the board of Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen (NASDAQ: PLKI) for 15 years until his retirement in 2016. He is also past national president and co-founder of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, prior member of the Notre Dame Institute of Latino Studies board, and a founding board member of the recently formed Latino Corporate Directors Association, a membership group for Hispanic corporate directors.

Victor and his wife Sandy live in Dallas. They have three adult children.