About J.R. Bechtle & Co.


Services for subsidiaries
Founded in 1979 as Bechtle I Inc. and later named J.R. Bechtle & Co., the company has evolved to be JRB&Company (JRB).  Its original goal was to assist European companies that want to set up subsidiary operations in the United States.  The company has since expanded its business, evolving over the years into a leading executive recruitment firm for corporate subsidiaries in North and South America.  JRB offers services for retained executive recruitment, board of directors consulting, human resources management, management assessment, and compensation and benefits consultancy.  Most of its clients are in the industrial sector throughout Europe, as well as the North and South American markets.


JRB’s strength lies in its understanding of what the needs of firms are for their subsidiary operations.  Subsidiaries require executives who are both familiar with the local environment while also being competent enough to work with the culture and demands of the parent firm.  JRB provides a highly specialized executive search service that takes these requirements into consideration, backed by over 30 years of experience in subsidiary staffing.  The long and short of it is that JRB can remove the guesswork out of setting up a subsidiary organization.  Headquartered in West Burlington, Mass., JRB also operates through its additional offices in Boston, Chicago, Miami and Berlin.


Experienced in executive recruitment
JRB takes the executive selection process seriously.  The company keeps a large, updated proprietary database of managers who have had experience working in European subsidiaries sited in America.  JRB also has a distinctive methodology for ensuring that its search team and the client are in sync when it comes to determining the candidate requirements.  It uses a team approach for each of its executive search projects, with each dedicated team consisting of a senior-level project manager and in-house research associates.  The principals of JRB are very much hands-on throughout the search process. 

Aside from executives, subsidiaries also need to have a board of directors, and filling up the board is also one of the key services offered by JRB.  The company can take care of the search process for finding outside directors for the board.  JRB’s executives have also served as members of the board of directors for a number of international subsidiaries. 


Beyond executive search services, JRB also offers advice on the best possible compensation strategies for subsidiaries, banking on its depth of knowledge about the executive environments in the North and South American markets.  The company is committed in continuously tracking trends in compensation and benefits for senior executives of European subsidiaries in the Americas.  In fact, JRB regularly publishes an in-depth, statistics-based study of the compensation and benefits of subsidiary executives in North America.  JRB also provides services for the review of existing compensation packages, as well as general management consultancy services such as market studies, competitive analysis, acquisition consulting and joint venture, partnerships and divestiture consulting. 

- Show Less + Show Full Description

J.R. Bechtle & Co.

67 South Bedford Street
Suite 400 West
Burlington, MA 01803
Phone: (781) 229-5804
Fax: (781) 359-1829


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner: Herbert Hassig

Vault Company ID: 34114

Become a Vault Basic Member

Complete your Vault Profile and get seen by top employers