Major Investment Management Firm: Executive Search for Technology VPs
One of America's oldest investment management firms, our client provides investment services to many of the world's leading public and private institutions. With over $575 billion in client assets under management, this firm entrusts only the best and brightest to handle its clients’ futures. As a result of this rigorous selection process, filling executive roles is often a time consuming and lengthy process.
After having little success using contingency-based searches to fill three crucial positions—VP/Team Lead for Fixed Income, VP/Lead Architect for Global Trading Systems, and AVP/Lead Software Engineer for Global Trading Systems—this firm sought the help of Starpoint Executive Search, a premier retained executive search firm. Having previously worked with Starpoint on a variety of staffing and project needs, the client was confident that Starpoint would find the right candidates to fill these essential roles.
SolutionAfter searching extensively, our client discovered that the very specific combination of skill sets needed for these roles would make it impossible to find the right person by strictly recruiting active job seekers. Starpoint Executive Search was tasked with finding and wading through a large pool of passive candidates who were not necessarily looking for a new position, but who had the skills and experience to fill these roles. Narrowing the search to just a few exemplary candidates, Starpoint filled all three roles, and recruited two superstars for more junior-level management positions. Based on these successful searches, the firm has retained Starpoint to find candidates to fill additional key executive positions.