It was a pleasure to work with Ray & Berndtson. We had a couple of very senior positions to be filled, and we achieved a shortlist of good leaders in a short period of time. In addition, the discussions we had to convert the positions along with the options generated made the executive search and onboarding much easier. Ray & Berndtson's personal attention and dedication towards the assignment is greatly appreciated.

Managing partner of a top-tier law firm.

Industry Practices

Financial Services


  • Asset Management
  • Commercial & Consumer Banking
  • e-Finance
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Hedge Funds
  • Corporate Finance
  • Equity/Fixed Income Sales and Trading
  • Debt/Structured Products
  • Derivatives
  • Private Banking

Megamergers, rampant growth in financial markets, globalization, deregulation and e-Business are dramatically reshaping the rules in today's financial services industry. In this intensely competitive climate, a focus on customers, innovative strategies and flawless execution are essential for any organization's success. Above all, financial services firms now require strong leaders, global visionaries and superbly qualified professionals to move them into the 21st century.

From traditional banks and insurance companies to complex global asset management firms, Ray & Berndtson has helped many financial services firms win the war for talent through a unique combination of capabilities: a comprehensive global network; state-of-the-art recruiting systems; and a keen eye for judging culture fit, motivation and potential. Most important, because Ray & Berndtson builds deep, committed relationships with select financial services clients, we are one of the few major search firms that can offer unparalleled access to an array of talent.

Guided by partners experienced in recruiting financial services leadership around the globe, Ray & Berndtson has recruited practice managers, business builders, technical specialists and other senior executives across the full spectrum of financial services sectors. Our expertise in M&A, corporate finance, private equity, structured finance, syndications, capital markets, private banking and infrastructure assignments enables us to add immediate value to developing search plans for executive assignments.

Our non-transactional, consultative approach to search execution coupled with our commitment to evolving industry specializations assures Ray & Berndtson's clients a high return on their investment in leadership.

Financial Services - Representative Searches

Financial services of the future will require unique individuals who can lead their companies into an expanding global economy. Because Ray & Berndtson understands the full spectrum of financial services, it has become the first stop for institutions seeking executive talent for the 21st century.

Recent "Financial Services" assignments include:

Designation Assignments
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for a division of one of the world’s largest banks
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of one of the world’s largest securities depository
Chief Executive of the South American operations of a multi-bank holding company
Chief Executive Officer for a midsized retail bank
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Chief Executive Officer for the financing division of a European-based manufacturer of automobiles, trucks, buses, construction equipment and drive systems
President & Chief Executive Officer of a U.S. on-line retail bank
President & Chief Operating Officer national commercial real estate services firm
Divisional Chief Operating Officer for a leading European house
President & Chief Executive Officer for a publicly-traded property and casualty insurance holding company
President for a bank holding company headquartered in the Midwest U.S.
President of a major group for an international leader in financing and servicing programs
President of a publicly-traded purchaser of automobile loans
President, Mortgage Company for a Southeastern U.S. based bank holding company
Managing Director for a leading provider of investment banking services
Managing Director, Mexico for one of the world’s largest banks
Country Manager for a global organization providing IT solutions for the insurance industry
Chief Financial Officer for a $1.4 billion commercial real estate company
Director Structured Finance Benelux for a major international bank
Head of Loan Syndication for a major European bank
Legal Manager for a leading international bank
Senior Vice President
Managing Director-Technology Investment Banking
for a U.S. investment securities holding company
Senior Vice President Benefits & Systems for a $19 billion provider of worldwide financial advisory services, international banking services and travel related services
Senior Vice President Corporate Finance for an Australian based diversified regional banking and financial services group
Senior Vice President, Innovations for a financial services organization developing an e-Commerce strategy and approach to branding
Vice President Corporate Finance (multiple);
Vice President Equities Capital Markets(multiple)
for a leading global investment banking and securities firm
Vice President Corporate Finance for a distinguished full-service brokerage, asset management, lending, trust services and investment banking firm
Vice President Human Resources for an Asian operation of one of the world’s largest bank card companies
Marketing Director,
e-Commerce Enterprise
for the unit of a major retail bank, involved in on-line auto sales and financing
Managing Director
Real Estate Investment Banking
for a global investment bank
Managing Director
Institutional Marketing
for a leading global real estate investment management firm
Vice President for an investment banking firm with an e-Commerce and Internet focus
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