March 11, 2016 – DHR International has named Jeanne Branthover to the firm’s financial services practice in New York as a partner.
Ms. Branthover is a 25-year veteran in the financial services industry. She comes to DHR from Boyden, where she has been for the last 13 years. At Boyden she served as global financial services practice leader, where she also spearheaded the firm’s fintech subsector. She had previously founded her own New York-based search firm, Branthover Associates, which she operated for more than 20 years.
Ms. Branthover served as United Way’s first female president its The Community Fund and currently sits on several not-for-profit boards. She is a strong supporter and mentor of young women in the financial services and fintech sectors.
“We’re excited to have Jeanne and her team join our New York colleagues,” said CEO Geoffrey Hoffmann. “As the business center of the U.S., it’s important to have diverse expertise in multiple industries and areas in New York. Jeanne and her outstanding team bring a well-established expertise and longstanding client relationships to DHR that will strengthen and complement our financial services practice.”
Boyden has replaced Ms. Branthover with John Burr, a partner at Boyden United Kingdom, as the new leader of its global financial services practice.
Mr. Burr specializes in both the traditional and fintech subsectors of financial services across buy-side, sell-side and consulting, with a background in capital markets and investment banking. His track record is global, covering the C-suite in technology, finance, risk, and operations, including client coverage and product management. His clients include investment managers and consultants, fintech market participants, alternative and private investment funds, insurers and banks.
“The U.S., and especially New York, are critical markets for Boyden’s global growth,” said Boyden chief Trina Gordon. “We regularly evaluate our global capabilities and how we meet client needs. Boyden New York plays a key role in the success of our global strategy and how we serve multinational clients in financial services, consumer, technology, media, and other sectors.” Expanding the firm’s capabilities is essential to its continued growth, she said.
“The convergence of ecosystems within financial services across banking, capital markets, asset management, insurance and professional services, all in an environment of increased technological innovation and regulation, is creating a new paradigm,” said Mr. Burr. “Boyden’s global expertise within each of these subsectors enables us to source talent creatively across global business lines and geographies. It is this cooperative, global approach that differentiates Boyden’s financial services business.”
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media