Judson Partners Rebrands as Capitus Associates

February 15, 2019 – Judson Partners, a boutique executive search firm focused exclusively on the financial services industry, has changed its name to Capitus Associates. Capitus now has six equity partners, each with distinct subsector and functional expertise, and has completed search engagements with a premier list of banks, asset management firms, alternative investment firms and family offices. The firm has also formed two strategic alliances expanding its reach in Europe and Asia.

“The name Capitus represents our firm’s strength and singular focus on serving the financial services industry,” said founding partner Burke St. John. “With hands-on execution, our seasoned team of executive search professionals has conducted successful placements for each and every client engagement since our founding. Capitus is driven by a collective passion for helping our clients find and secure top talent to drive their business goals.”

Mr. St. John is joined by partners Kerry Allison-Gaines, Francoise Jung, Cornelia Kiley, Keith Macomber and Jill Niemczyk, who each possess over two decades of industry experience having worked at the world’s largest executive search firms, prominent boutiques and start-ups throughout their careers.

Financial Services Veterans

Based in New York, Capitus serves the talent needs of a premier list of banks, asset management firms, alternative investment firms, and family offices. The firm has also formed two strategic alliances expanding its reach in Europe and Asia. London-based search firm Segalen + Associates serves as a partner to Capitus as well as Glencairn in Sydney.


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Capitus Associates’ placement records over the past 10 years include a 34 percent ratio of diverse hires. Twenty percent of its placements over the past decade have been female executives. “Four of our five partners/owners at Capitus Associates are diverse,” the firm said. “We are extremely proud of our diversity track record and passionate about recruiting diverse talent.”

With over 29 years of experience in the executive search industry, Mr. St. John is focused on providing high touch and dedicated executive search services to select financial services clients. Prior to forming Capitus Associates, he served for over 10 years as vice chairman and global head of the financial services and private equity practices at CTPartners. His financial services search engagements have included chief executive officers, chief operating officers and other C-suite roles ranging from senior line of business leaders to functional leaders in finance, risk, compliance and technology and operations. In private equity, his assignments have included investment professionals at all levels and operating executives, as well as C-suite portfolio company work predominantly for financial services portfolio companies.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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