October 2, 2019 – New York-based executive search firm Dore Partnership has appointed Graham Michener as investment banking and CFO practice leader for North America. He will also help drive the financial officer expertise for the firm’s private equity practice.
“I am excited to have Graham join our firm,” said Jonathan Lang, president of Dore Partnership. “He brings with him a breadth of experience that will significantly add to our ability to deliver for our client partners.”
Most recently, Mr. Michener was a managing director, head of the financial services practice and co-head of the CFO practice at RSR Partners since 2008. He led senior-level searches and teams in the areas of investment banking, asset management, family offices as well as functional roles such as CFO, treasurer and divisional financial leaders.
Mr. Michener began his search career with Russell Reynolds Associates, where he spent five years as an executive director in both the global banking and markets practice and financial officers practice, originating and executing senior-level searches in investment banking, asset management and financial officers. Prior to this, he was in institutional equity sales at Lehman Brothers where he covered large hedge funds and traditional asset managers.
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Earlier in his career, Mr. Michener was a senior financial analyst for JP Morgan Chase’s global investment banking industrials group and for the firm’s global private bank. He began his career as a senior financial analyst with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is currently an advisory board member of LogicSource, a Bain Capital portfolio company, as well as chairman of the Southport Conservancy.
“I am excited to be a part of Dore Partnership due to its global reach, focus on growth areas of financial services, as well as the overall value proposition the firm delivers to its clients each and every day,” Mr. Michener said. “What my colleagues have built at Dore Partnership is truly a global, differentiated platform, one in which I look forward to being part of the continued growth in order to help existing and future clients build their world-class organizations by attracting top-tier talent.”
Dore Partnership was founded in 1997 with offices in New York, London and Hong Kong. The firm’s consultants leverage expertise in financial services, digital technologies and data science to serve a global client base. The firm works with clients across related industries including asset and wealth managers, lending and specialty finance, banking, hedge funds, private equity firms, real estate investment companies, sovereign wealth funds, public pension plans, family offices, endowments and foundations, seed and venture capital providers, specialist systematic trading firms, financial technology and data companies.
Charlie Dore is the founder and CEO of Dore Partnership. He has spent his career advising companies on succession planning, retained executive search at senior practitioner, C-suite and board levels, and transformation management across industries and functions.
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