Raymond J. Arroyo

Managing Director at Reffett Associates

Hartford, Connecticut Area
Hospital & Health Care

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Raymond J. Arroyo's Overview

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Raymond J. Arroyo's Summary

Senior Level Executive Search Consultant.

My background includes significant senior level human resources experience in several industries and geographies. As such, I have first-hand experience of the many challenges that HR and business leaders face and can connect the right people with the right opportunities.

Fortune 100 bilingual leader with more than 25 years of HR and business experience assessing talent needs in consumer goods, professional and financial services, association/nonprofit, and healthcare sectors.

Recognized as a top 100 Most Influential Hispanic with robust, professional network across many industries and geographies with a LinkedIn connection reach of more than 20 million people;
Has written extensively on the power of networking, including as a Huffington Post contributor; and B.S. and M.S. degrees from New York University; Governance certificate from Harvard University.

Serve as Secretary and Chairman-Elect of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, an Officer of the Board of Trustees of the Wheeler Clinic and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Medical Association.

Served on ALPFA's Corporate Advisory Board, as President of PRIMER, as Chairman of the Corporate and Philanthropic Council of HACU and as a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Hartford.

In 2010 and 2011 was selected by Hispanic Business magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics; by the National Society of Hispanic MBAs for the Corporate Executive Excellence Brillante award; by PricewaterhouseCoopers as one of its exemplary alumnus and featured on its KeyWord magazine; by Urban Professional magazine as one of the 100 Top Executives in Corporate America, and was the feature cover story on Diversity Executive magazine.

Raymond J. Arroyo's Experience

Managing Director

Reffett Associates

April 2014Present (6 months) Hartford, Connecticut Area

Provide retained executive search services to several types of organizations, including Healthcare (including Accountable Care Organizations), Insurance, Consumer Goods, Professional and Financial services, and Nonprofit sectors. Focused mainly in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts markets, but also nationally.

Reffett Associates is a veteran-owned search firm founded in 1994, with a strong focus on diversity, particularly among the African-American and Hispanic marketplace.

Reffett Associates is a nationally recognized, fully retained executive search firm and one of the premiere boutique firms in the executive search industry. We have extensive experience in retail and consumer packaged goods, IT, e-commerce, finance, private equity, insurance, healthcare, commercial & federal services, government sectors and associations and non-profit organizations. Last year, Reffett Associates was the single largest provider of executive search services to the federal government.

Member of the Board of Directors

National Hispanic Medical Association

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Health, Wellness and Fitness industry

April 2012Present (2 years 6 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Represent the interests of more than 45,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the U.S.

Secretary (and Chairman-Elect) of the Board of Directors

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

August 2011Present (3 years 2 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

The USHCC (www.ushcc.com) is a national organization in the US dedicated to foster Hispanic economic development of 3.1 million Hispanic-owned businesses Through its network of more than 200 local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and Hispanic business organizations, the USHCC effectively communicates the needs and potential of Hispanic enterprise to the public and private sector of the US and Latin America. As of October 2012, Secretary of the Board of Directors.

Treasurer, Board of Trustees

Wheeler Clinic

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Mental Health Care industry

September 2008Present (6 years 1 month) Plainville, CT

Wheeler Clinic is an independent, not-for-profit, community-based organization that provides a comprehensive continuum of mental health and substance abuse recovery services, special education, child welfare, early childhood, community justice, foster care, employee assistance, and prevention and wellness programs. We serve more than 30,000 children, adolescents and adults in Connecticut each year.
Chairman of the Finance Committee.

Raymond J. Arroyo's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Education
      • Health

Raymond J. Arroyo's Publications

Raymond J. Arroyo's Skills & Expertise

  1. Executive Search
  2. Retained Search
  3. Networking
  4. Insurance
  5. Healthcare
  6. Leadership
  7. Strategic Planning
  8. Strategy
  9. Training
  10. Nonprofits
  11. Public Speaking
  12. Non-profits
  13. Business Strategy
  14. Human Resources
  15. Recruiting
  16. Diversity & Inclusion
  17. Business Development
  18. Talent Management
  19. Leadership Development
  20. Community Outreach
  21. Marketing
  22. Spanish
  23. Management
  24. Negotiation
  25. Program Management
  26. Organizational Development
  27. Employee Benefits
  28. Team Building
  29. Resume Writing
  30. Integrated Marketing
  31. Marketing Strategy
  32. Higher Education
  33. Entrepreneurship
  34. Budgets
  35. Project Planning
  36. Change Management
  37. Marketing Communications
  38. Employee Relations
  39. Social Media
  40. Customer Service
  41. Team Leadership
  42. New Business Development
  43. Executive Coaching
  44. Social Networking
  45. Strategic Leadership
  46. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  47. HR Consulting
  48. Small Business
  49. Strategic Communications
  50. Executive Management

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Raymond J. Arroyo's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Raymond J. Arroyo's Education

Harvard Business School

Exec. Education, Corporate Governance: Leadership in the Boardroom


This executive leadership program is offered by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility in partnership with the Harvard Business School.

Activities and Societies: Completed intensive governance course to better understand how board of directors are meant to work.

Polytechnic University

M.S., Organizational Behavior


Completed my Master's Degree in Organizational Behavior with a 3.92 GPA

Activities and Societies: Served on the student chapter Board of SHRM.

New York University

B.S., Organizational Communications


Activities and Societies: Completed my Bachelor's of Art degree.

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