May 13, 2016 – Executive search firm GF Parish Group has added Scott Wennerholm as vice president and senior consultant.
In his new role, he will establish and manage the firm’s Boston office and take the lead in expanding its Boston-based practice, in addition to fulfilling general management responsibilities.
Mr. Wennerholm brings over 25 years of financial services experience. He formerly served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of BNY Mellon Wealth Management. Before that, he was COO and chief financial officer of Natixis Global Asset Management. Also during his career he has held various finance roles with Fidelity, Corporate Performance Systems and Bank of Boston.
“We are delighted to have Scott join GF Parish Group, as he brings a broad understanding of what it takes to be successful in the investment management industry,” said firm founder and president Gabrielle Parish. “He also deepens our institutional knowledge of finance and operations within the industry, which is an important and growing practice area for our firm. Furthermore, Scott reinforces our belief that first-hand industry experience is a requirement to be an exceptional investment management recruiter.”
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Founded in 2003, GF Parish Group is an executive recruiting firm focused exclusively on the investment management and hedge fund industries. The firm is known for partnering closely with its clients, deeply evaluating candidates and presenting exceptional talent to meet client needs. GF Parish Group recently appeared in Hunt Scanlon’s ‘Financial Fifty’ ranking of search firms focused on the financial services sector.
Boston continues to be a hot spot for executive search firms. The city and its outlying suburbs are seen as attractive hubs for companies and the search firms that service their talent needs.
“Boston has long been a high quality hub of investment management,” said Ms. Parish. “Our Boston-based clients have often expressed a preference for working with firms with a local presence, and the opportunity to have a highly regarded local investment professional establish our Boston office is exciting for the growth of our business.”
Boston is jam-packed with prestigious educational institutions, including Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University, said Peter Metzger, vice chairman of search firm DHR International. “This alone speaks volumes to its potential for housing great C-suite candidates. Much like San Francisco, a large percentage of recent graduates stay nearby to start their own ventures in this historic city.”
Over the past few decades, a burst of innovation has created a tech boom along the Route 128 corridor in Boston that rivals Silicon Valley, spurring an ongoing cycle of business innovation and growth, said Mr. Metzger. “The creation of more than 8,600 new jobs are expected in the area by 2030, which will only further the city’s ability to attract and grow some of the very best and brightest talent in the world.”
Within the Boston area, all of the major search firms have a presence, but here are some others that are worth noting: Isaacson, Miller; BSG Team Ventures; Capital Search Group; Coulter Partners; Onstott Group; Gatti & Associates; Robert Half Executive Search; WinterWyman; David Barrett Partners; Ridgeway Partners; Sheffield Haworth; Allegis Partners; ChampionScott Partners; Boyden; Battalia Winston; DHR International; Gilbert Tweed Associates; Howard Fischer Associates; JM Search; Major, Lindsey & Africa; Daley and Associates; Odgers Berndtson; ON Search Partners; Polachi Inc.; Ross & Co; Slone Partners; and ZRG Partners.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media