The strong experience and background of Valuar’s Partners provide a wide coverage of sectors and functions, which results in timely responses and high quality searches for the most important companies doing business in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.


Cristina Bomchil – Executive Director

cristinaCristina Bomchil founded Valuar in 1973 and is its Executive Director. She leads a team of professionals responsible for market research and candidates evaluation, and she personally conducts searches of General Managers and top management positions. Her professional practice consists in assisting medium and big companies, both local and international, in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile.

She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1975 at Universidad Católica Argentina, and during 1998 she attended IAE’s Top Management Program (PAD).

She was a member of CIPPEC’s Consulting Council and of the Administration Council of Universidad de San Andrés, for 10 years. She was also part of the Executive Committee of Aportes, a non-for-profit organization devoted to improve the management capacities of non-for-profit organizations in order to strengthen its social impact. She speaks English and French.

María Vaca Guzmán – Executive Search Manager Argentina and Chile

mery-nuevaMaría is a Partner of Valuar and since May 2013, she is Executive Search Director for Argentina and Chile, in charge of the development of new businesses and products for the region.

She led the launch of the Santiago de Chile office. Before that, she had cooperated with Argentina’s team in an Associate role.

María brings to the firm a deep knowledge of Chile’s market, where she has conducted searches for the consumer goods, communication, e-commerce and technology industries.  She graduated with an Attorney at Law degree at the Universidad Católica Argentina and has a Master in Science degree from Tufts University, Massachusetts. She speaks Spanish and English.

Sofía Scagliotti – Regional Business Manager

sofiSofía was a Senior Consultant in Valuar from 2006 to 2010, responsible for Executive Search processes and also coordinated the area of Management Assessment. In 2011 she joined HR Consulting, a Santander Group owned Chilean company, in order to develop the Human Resources Consulting business for Argentina and Uruguay, as a Regional Director. She was responsible for assembling the team in both countries. Focusing on the Talent Acquisition area, she participated in the design and implementation of global recruitment projects. In March 2015, she was reincorporated to Valuar as a Regional Business Manager.

Sofía received her Psychology degree from the Universidad Católica Argentina in 2002, graduating with honors. She completed a Rorschach Certification and specialized in graphology. She is fluent in English.

Catalina Polledo – Regional Operations Manager

cata-nuevaCatalina joined Valuar in December 2009 and worked for four years as Senior Consultant, carrying out multiple Executive Search processes. During this period of time, she worked for different sectors and clients, from large corporations as well as smaller companies. She was also co-responsible for the Management Assessment area. After participating in the startup of theTalent Acquisition team at Danone Group, she re-joined Valuar in June 2014 with a management role. Since March 2015, she holds the position of Operations Manager and is responsible for monitoring the activity of Valuar´s offices in the region.

She received her Psychology degree from the Universidad Católica Argentina in 2008. Catalina graduated with honors and was beneficiary of the 2000 UCA Scholarship in recognition of her academic performance. In 2009 she attended the Program for Institutional Communication dictated by the Austral University. She speaks English and French.