Meet the Principals

Michael D. Helffrich, CPC

B.A. International Relations, Bucknell University. Certified Personnel Consultant.

1988- President, Helffrich International, Oldsmar, FL.
1987-88 Regional Manager, Euroamericana S.R.L.,Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
1984-87 Corporate Financial Director, Agrocom S.A.,Holding Corporation for six export companies in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
1977-83 Assistant Vice President, Bank of Boston, Asuncion, Paraguay. Loan Officer, Bank of Boston, South American Desk, Boston, MA.


  • Vice President and President, West Florida Association of Personnel Consultants
  • Director and Committee Chairman Florida Association of Personnel Consultants
  • Officer various Chambers of Commerce, U.S. and abroad
  • Youth League Soccer Coach
  • Spanish, Portuguese and French.

Alan B. Helffrich Jr., CPC

B.A. Foreign Trade, American Graduate School for International Management (Thunderbird), Phoenix, AZ. B.A. Business, Penn State University. Harvard Senior Management Program, IESE, Barcelona, Spain. Certified Personnel Consultant


1984- Vice President, Helffrich International, Oldsmar, FL.
1979-84 VP Latin America, Hobart Corp., Sao Paulo, Brazil. Managing Director, Tupperware Chile, Santiago (subsidiaries of Dart & Kraft Int’l).
1977-79 VP International, Hoover Universal and Managing Director, Majosa, Barcelona, Spain.
1957-77 Managing Director, Armco Spain and Armco Tuperin, Barcelona, Spain. President and General Manager, Armco Colombiana, Bogota, Colombia. Branch Manager, Sao Paulo, Armco Brazil. Manager Welding Products, Armco Brazil, Rio de Janeiro.


  • President, West Florida Association of Personnel Consultants
  • VP, Florida Association of Personnel Consultants
  • Founder, President, American Society of Barcelona
  • VP, President Elect, Federation of International American Clubs, Madrid, Spain
  • Director, American Chamber of Commerce in Spain
  • Director, Colegio Nueva Granada, Bogota, Colombia
  • American Ambassador’s Business Committee, Bogota
  • Director, Colombian American Chamber of Commerce
  • USAF, Captain, Pilot, Squadron Adjutant, Personnel and Athletic Officer, Korea and Japan.
  • Spanish and Portuguese.
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