& HR 

Specializing in multicultural recruiting and business development




Beacon Associates LLC is a Global Executive Search and Human Resources (HR) Consulting firm that specializes in multicultural recruiting and diverse leadership development for large and mid-size companies worldwide.  


We are one of the few Hispanic and Veteran-owned search firms with both national and global capabilities.  We also take pride in assisting our clients develop culturally diverse workplaces that welcome women and minorities at all levels.   


We have HR consulting and recruiting experts strategically placed in the countries we serve, and our broad experience allows us find the right candidates with the right experience to help your company or firm succeed.

With offices in the Washington, D.C. area, Texas, Mexico, Europe and China, we possess the reach and knowledge to select candidates from multiple local, national and global sources.


Achieve Your Goals




Beacon Associates LLC exists to solve the critical issues facing our clients, both large and small.


Our unique approach is not only what differentiates us, but also what makes us successful.


We provide a broad range of services and solutions to help organizations facilitate change, achieve their vision and optimize performance and productivity.


Achieve Your Goals

To remain competitive and be successful in any industry, you need to not only recruit but retain the best and brightest to your organization. That’s where Beacon Associates steps in.

We offer professional Executive and Senior leadership recruiting services for your local and global needs.  Our candidates will meet your knowledge and skills requirements and, just as importantly, fit your organization's culture.  

  • Permanent Staffing: Caters to middle and junior level management position requirements with an emphasis on skills and attitude.

  • Executive Search:  A retainer model; addressing senior/top management.  Places a heavy focus on prior experience, accomplishments as well as executive assessment of leadership style.

  • Turnkey Recruitment Assignments:  Specialized recruitment process that manages large volume requirements; best suited for start-ups/new projects including extensive expansion of personnel across geographical locations.

  • Onsite Assistance: Provides dedicated and trusted resources throughout a specified period to coordinate with the internal recruitment team to then act as a bridge with our offsite recruitment team.


Grow Your Business

Are you asking yourself the following questions about your organization?

  • How many employees are retiring?

  • Who will replace them?

  • How will we recruit for them?

  • What are the skills and characteristics required for future vacant positions?

  • How are we preparing our employees for the future requirements of their positions?

  • Are we going global?  How will we recruit and expand in another country?

A Beacon Associates Advisor can help you determine the answers to these and any additional questions on your mind.  


We have been there and are more than willing to share our vast experience to give you and your organization the assurance to take the bold chances necessary for growth.  


Expert Guidance

With years of experience, our staff has the capabilities and expertise to take your business to the next level.  

At Beacon Associates LLC, we combine our skills and insights to transform your processes and strategies, and in turn, your company. We’re proud to help improve the way our clients structure and manage their businesses.

We have expertise in:

  • Compensation Analysis and Strategy (Local, National or Global)

  • Organizational Planning

  • Succession Planning​.


Go Global

We have HR consulting and recruiting experts strategically placed in the countries we serve.

The rapid pace of the globalization of products and services creates the need for recruiting management talent with knowledge of local markets and local contacts. 


At the same time, this new global management talent must also have the ability to successfully interact throughout your organization.

Beacon Associates understands the dynamics of recruiting for global senior talent and that one recruiting process must be tailored toward each individual organization.


Our broad experience allows us to find the right candidates with the right experience to help your company succeed.




Beacon Associates LLC dedicates itself to assisting companies expand globally through an in-depth search of potential clients for both your products and services.  We have a proven detailed process that arranges the following:​

 Market research to enhance the opportunity to solidify your brand.
Establishment of strategic partnerships for JV or distribution partner.
Identification of viable M&A targets.
Oversight and management of your company’s development in North America.
Liaise between you and your North American partner.
Identification and development of potential clients in China. 


Beacon Associates LLC was founded by F. Luis Buentello in 2013 with a single mission: to assist large and mid-size companies worldwide find, retain, and develop diverse and multicultural executive and senior leadership talent.  


We do not use a “one size fits all” method.  Instead, we create customized approaches that fit our clients’ unique needs.  We listen to you, and we work for you.


Though we’ve grown since our founding, we still hold true to our founding principles as we continue to provide exemplary multicultural talent and customized HR consulting services.


Let us help you and your organization achieve the success you have strived for.


Luis Buentello is the President and Owner of Beacon Associates, LLC and is an expert Global HR Executive with 20+ years of world wide experience working with large and mid-tier organizations.


Work Experience:

  • Formerly Executive Vice President HR, EH&S Panasonic Lighting Americas (Universal Lighting Technologies)

  • Plant Operations Superintendent ALCOA 

  • 20+ years leading and directed staffing operations in China, Mexico, Canada and the U.S.


Education & Certifications:

  • BA in Political Science from the University of Houston

  • Master of Science in Organization and Management from Capella University

  • Master of Science in Human Resource Development from Villanova University.

  • Certified as a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) by the Human Resource Certification Institute.

  • Certified SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)


Adjunct Faculty Villanova University’s Graduate Program in Human Resources Development and Adjunct Faculty at University of Maryland.




Tel: 956-371-8024 


Elizabeth is the Regional Vice President of Beacon Associates LLC and is a NAFTA/Global manufacturing expert.  Elizabeth brings significant experience at recruiting for different managerial levels in Materials/Sourcing, Customer Service, Human Resources, Engineering, Quality, Sales and Manufacturing Management. She has broad experience working and recruiting in Mexico and the United States.


Work Experience:

  • Materials Inventory Control Manager – Da-Lite and Legrand

  • Director Customer Service – Panasonic Lighting Americas (ULT)

  • Human Resource Manager US – Panasonic Lighting Americas (ULT)

  • Human Resource Manager Mexico – ULT

  • Quality Manager – ULT


Education & Certifications:

  • BS, Computer Science

  • MS, Management of Manufacturing Business

  • Certificate: Human Resource Management – Capella University


Tel: 13924107830


Andy Lv 

Regional Director - China, Beacon Associates, LLC.

Andy is the Regional Director of Beacon Associates LLC and is China/Asia Global recruiting expert for Multi National Enterprises (MNEs) with operations in China.  Andy brings significant experience recruiting for various senior level positions for MNEs, as well as many years of experience working and recruiting in China for local and global companies.

Work Experience:


  • LILC Fashion Studio – Managing Partner

  • Infinitus China Company Ltd – Overseas Training Sr. Supervisor

  • LG Electronics – Sales Trainer

  • Paradigm Learning China – Performance Consultant

Education & Certifications


  • BS Management Science and Accounting

  • Masters in Business Administration


Victor Florido 

Vice President Cyber Security and Technical Recruiting

Victor is the Vice President Cyber Security and Technical Recruiting at Beacon Associates. Victor brings over 15 years of experience working in cyber security, information assurance, information technology, system integration, cloud computing and system administration. He also is an adjunct professor and cyber security CEH course chair for the UMUC and has received numerous awards at the UMUC, the GSA and the US Army.

Work Experience:


  • General Services Administration (GSA), Washington, DC Senior Cyber Security Advisor

  • Regional Network Enterprise Center (RNEC), Ft. Steward, GA Chief Cyber Operations Branch 

  • US Army, 5th Signal Command, Germany Command Information Assurance Brand Chief

  • US Army, 102nd Signal Battalion, Germany Information Assurance Manager (IAM)


Education & Certifications


  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA) University of Phoenix, Heidelberg, Germany

  • Masters of Science in Cybersecurity, University of Maryland University College, Quantico, VA

  • Masters in Science in Leadership and Management (Currently enrolled.) Projected graduation: December 2019. University of Maryland University College, Shady Grove, MD.


Reston, VA 20190

Email: lbuentello@beaconassociates.org
Tel:  615-403-7735


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1069 S Frontage Rd.

Brownsville, TX 78521

Email: ecruz@beaconassociates.org
Tel:  956-371-8024


Room 1408, Building A, No.135, Xingang West Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, China

Email: 13924107830@163.com
Tel:  13924107830

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