December 1, 2015 – Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has added Jessica Taylor to its EMEA financial services practice group to support an increased demand for talent in the region. She will be based in London.
In her new role as financial services senior consultant, she will be responsible for delivering talent for organizations across a number of sectors, including core infrastructure, governmental, institutional investors, renewables and banking. As these markets develop, she will also support real estate investments.
Ms. Taylor brings more than 10 years of international experience in developing and building client relationships across the financial publishing sector. Her background provides her with a strong focus on energy and infrastructure across the finance and investment markets. She most recently served as a director with IJGlobal, a company that provides detailed information on financial structure, policy, pricing and the key players influencing transactions and trends.
“As hiring in this sector increases, it is imperative we build our team in tandem in order to meet demand,” said Richard Shea, EMEA managing director of search and financial services practice leader. “As an expert in her field, Jessica will add both breadth and depth to our financial services offering within our growing EMEA business.”
“I’m delighted to be joining the team and look forward to assisting clients with their talent requirements, while helping organizations to balance the gender scales across what can typically be male dominated industries,” said Ms. Taylor.
Futurestep has continued to grow in recent months. In September, the company launched a sports practice focusing on mid-level and emerging talent. Bret M. Fishkind leads the new practice as a managing consultant.
Also, Futurestep added Dr. Jack Gau as managing director, North Asia. He is responsible the company’s growth strategy in North Asia working together with the Asia Pacific and global leadership teams across all of Futurestep’s lines of business. He is based in the company’s Shanghai office.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media