About Us

Founded in 2000, Willis Consulting is a boutique financial service recruiting firm headquarters in Los Angeles with offices in Scottsdale, AZ. Having a national footprint, and the firm’s clients include major brokerage firms, banks, regional broker dealers, independents, asset managers’ and RIAs. The Willis team recruits financial advisors and senior managers. Additionally, they support M&A activity in the space.

CEO Bill Willis and Managing Director Patrick Kelly lead a team of fourteen experienced senior recruiters. Both gentlemen previously have had significant roles and experience in the financial service industry. This experience combined with their collective thirty-eight years of service at the firm, uniquely position this leadership team.

Willis Consulting understands that each client situation is unique and requires a tailored approach. We are dedicated to investing time, energy and hard work to create trust and credibility with our client firms. Count on us to be knowledgeable, professional and confidential.

Recently Completed Searches

  • During the past 12 months Willis Consulting has assisted a major US based Wealth Management client firm with the successful recruiting and placement of over 60 industry “rising star” experienced financial advisors.
  • Willis Consulting successfully recruited and ultimately placed an elite private wealth management team with a Major US Wealth Management client firm. The elite team manages roughly 2 billion in client AUM and produces over 15 million in annual revenue.
  • Willis Consulting recruited and placed a SVP Regional Manager for a major us based wealth management client firm. The SVP RM oversees 500 employees of which 350 are financial advisors.
  • Willis Consulting has been retained by a Regional Bank to develop strategy and grow their RIA offering. The search is ongoing and national in scope.
  • Willis Consulting is assisting a West Coast RIA seeking to acquire other RIAs and “breakaways” to build a national footprint. Willis serves as both adviser and recruiter in the endeavor.

Find a Recruiter


We’ve been in the Financial Advisor Recruiting Business for almost 20 years but between us we have many decades of experience in the Financial Services Industry. We work exclusively with Financial Advisors and are currently one of the fastest growing executive recruiting firms in the industry. This is mainly due to our integrity and vast knowledge of emerging trends and financial industry shifts.

Our mission is to create trust and credibility. We partner with larger institutions and smaller regional firms throughout the U.S. and take the time to understand their unique needs, thus assuring a successful outcome.

Solutions And Expertise

Let’s face it, the financial services industry, specifically the financial advisory space, is rapidly changing. Willis Consulting helps FA’s, Financial Consultants and Wealth Advisors navigate these changes with Up-to Date Industry Knowledge and a wealth of Industry Contacts.

  • Advisory Services
  • Career Services
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Search
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • On-Demand Recruiting
  • Succession Planning
  • Workplace Mgmt.
  • Alt. Investments
  • Asset Management
  • Family Offices
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Global Markets
  • Hedge Funds
  • Insurance
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Mgmt.
  • Private Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Wealth Management
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Risk Management

News Briefings

Surge in Jobless Claims Continues

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis again filed for unemployment benefits in historic numbers within the last seven days, with the Labor Department reporting this morning another surge of 2.98 million claims. More than 36.5 million people have now filed for unemployment benefits over the past two months, representing the biggest loss in U.S. history.