NGS Global Appoints Head of Financial Services Practice

September 11, 2019 – Executive search firm NGS Global has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Larry Fraser as managing partner for its New York office and head of the firm’s financial services practice.

Over the past 30 years, Mr. Fraser has conducted hundreds of leadership and senior-level search assignments within the financial services industry, as well as advising clients ranging from the largest global banks to private growth companies. He brings expertise in the sector having worked with both public and private companies across a broad array of financial services including the capital markets, hedge funds and asset management arenas.

Prior to joining NGS Global, Mr. Fraser founded Management and Capital Partners, a specialized executive search boutique focused on financial services. Before that, he was managing principal of the New York office and the head of the financial services practice at a nationally recognized search firm. Earlier in his career, Mr. Fraser was a senior consultant with a long-standing, New York-based, retained executive search firm that focused on the securities industry.

“We are absolutely delighted that Larry has joined our NGS Global team as managing partner for New York and head of our financial services practice here in the Americas,” said David Nosal, chairman. “He has developed one of the strongest reputations in the industry, and we are looking forward to him leading, not only our New York office, but continuing to enhance and drive our overall financial services strategy globally.”

“I am truly impressed with the overall experience and capabilities of the NGS Global team, both globally and in the Americas,” Mr. Fraser said. “The decision to join a firm, with the reputation and success of NGS Global, was an easy choice.”

Growth Mode

With offices across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, NGS Global boasts a consultant team with expertise and broad networks in a variety of industries and functional areas.

The firm has grown in recent months with the opening of a new office in Chicago. Todd Wesson joined the firm to lead the new office as managing partner. Mr. Wesson has over 20 years of executive search experience and maintains a wealth of talent acquisition knowledge from having personally executed and completed over 300 assignments for leadership roles within the technology industry for Fortune 500, privately held and equity-backed companies.

In addition, the firm recently added Chris Pearce, a former member of the Australian House of Representatives, as managing partner with its Oceania team in Melbourne, Australia. Since retiring from Parliament and returning to the corporate world, Mr. Pearce has held senior executive roles within the telecommunications and ICT sector and served on commercial, government and not-for-profit boards.

The firm also opened an office in London and named Steve Lavelle as managing partner to head the office. Mr. Lavelle is an experienced European executive search professional with more than 25 years recruiting executive leaders predominantly in the technology sector. He previously founded Lavelle Executive Search.

In addition, NGS opened an office in Dubai and appointed industry veteran Karla Dorsch to lead the location as managing partner. Ms. Dorsch, who has years of experience in the financial services sector, joined the financial services practice. She most recently served as CEO of Piedmont Ltd., a boutique executive search firm based in London and the UAE that she founded more than 20 years ago.

Lastly, NGS added Don Chang and Michael Huberts as managing partners in its Seoul and Tokyo offices, respectively. Mr. Chang brings in-depth experience in IT and technology, focusing on senior-level leadership development and C-level searches. Before joining NGS Global, he was a senior director at Ernst & Young Korea and executive director at Deloitte Korea. Mr. Huberts has 13 years of search experience in the life sciences and healthcare sectors. Previously, he was managing partner of Morunda, a Japanese healthcare recruitment firm, where he established and led its retained executive search practice.

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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