Victor Arias, Jr.
Former Managing Director
Role at RSR Partners
Victor was the former managing director in the firm’s Dallas office and serves as a senior member of its Board Recruiting Practice.
Experience and Expertise
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.