January 10th, 2020 – Options Group announces the opening of its Los Angeles office, effective immediately, to be led by Amit Kapoor who has transferred from the New York office to oversee its ambitious growth plans for the region. As the Head of the Los Angeles office, Kapoor will be expanding the Options Group Americas footprint to cover all aspects of buy side talent acquisition and development to include asset and wealth management, hedge funds, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Family Offices and Private Wealth Management.
Kapoor’s experience has been anchored within the C Suite and at the senior investment professional level within equities across long-short, value based investing, market neutral, event driven, and family offices. Kapoor has built a robust knowledge base across macro, credit, quantitative, and commodity strategies. Kapoor brings extensive experience in talent acquisition, leadership advisory, and hiring with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion at the executive level across the buy side. Kapoor said, “I am delighted to be spearheading such a key strategic office for the firm. Our ground-breaking technologies afford clients a unique, competitive edge and I am thrilled to be working with this very talented team to provide an enhanced, consultative and market leading service to our West Coast clients who are very much the driving force behind our decision.”
Options Group has hired Lara DeVito to help spearhead the buildout. Lara has extensive financial industry experience, specializing in executive level clients focusing on private equity and venture backed companies. She is well versed in buy side talent acquisition and development, seamlessly adapting to the ever changing terrain. Lara founded FiveToolCFO in 2009 which specializes in research driven sourcing, aimed to find the best technical, environmental and personality fit for a candidate and company.
Mike Karp, CEO commented, “Kapoor is a proven leader and deal maker and this move should be a signal to the industry of our commitment to continually expand our market share and leadership in the space across the United States, and especially the West Coast. Successful leaders in our industry understand that if their organization is to grow in the long term, they cannot hold a, ‘business as usual’ mindset, even when things are going well. Firms need to find new ways and regions to increase profits and develop new revenue streams. Having Kapoor spearhead this effort solidifies our mission for California and the West Coast Region as a whole.”
David Korn, Global Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner said, “California’s economy has grown to be the world’s fifth largest. The financial activities industry in California has always been a major contributor to gross state product and a significant employer and has generated close to 20% of state domestic product. Our clients have ambitious strategic human capital growth plans in California and we are excited to be right alongside them as they build their talent ranks”
Bob Reed, President acknowledged that, “Los Angeles and our future San Francisco build continue to emerge as favored locations for many of our buy side clients. Options Group is a global leader in the acquisition, development and retention of quantitative professionals and California has always been a top location for this type of talent with many of the leading universities and technical schools in the nation located in the state. We are very excited about the opportunity.”
Options Group is a leading global talent acquisition and development firm specializing in financial services and technology. For more than 25 years, with 15 global offices, both clients and candidates have come to know that Options Group always exceeds expectations with its innovative approach to facilitating limitless search and intelligence possibilities. Options Group is at the forefront, pioneering a new generation of human talent management solutions, through its proprietary technologies where research meets recruiting for optimal strategic results. Its key differentiators are real-time intelligence captured through a talent acquisition platform and original primary research with all the leading market participants on trends, issues, challenges, key performers, and competitor benchmarking. Options Group’s mission is to position its clients as the employer of choice in a very tight and competitive market.