July 8, 2020 – New York-based Raines International has expanded with the addition of Engy Lamour as senior vice president of its asset management practice. Based in New York City, Mr. Lamour has more than 10 years of experience in the asset management and alternative investments industry and is recognized for his extensive subject matter expertise and vast executive network.
As a member of Raines’ financial services executive search team, Mr. Lamour will focus primarily on clients in the hedge fund, private equity, real estate investment and venture capital sectors. “A champion of diversity and inclusion, Engy is a proven difference maker for clients seeking more diverse leadership teams that lead in their market areas,” the firm said.
Mr. Lamour joins Raines from Korn Ferry, where he was a principal in its global asset and alternative investments practice. Prior to Korn Ferry, he was an engagement manager in Heidrick & Struggles’ asset management practice. Earlier in his career, he served as chief operating officer and managing director of the global marketing and investor relations practice of boutique search firm Broadreach Group, which he launched and managed a U.K. subsidiary office.
“Engy is an established star in our industry, and we’re excited to bring his leadership to our financial services practice,” said Dan Smith, CEO of Raines. “He has been a key member of some of the top performing teams in executive search, and he is keenly focused on making substantive client impact while developing the next generation of talent. Clients and candidates benefit from his holistic approach and consultative nature, which match our firm perfectly.”
Mr. Lamour said: “This team runs—not walks—the talk with its commitment to excellence, and our platform offers tremendous opportunity. I’m excited to grow the firm’s financial services footprint by bringing diverse, innovative leaders to institutions looking to drive change.”
Founded in 1969, Raines International conducts global searches for C-suite executives and their direct reports. With expertise in all major industry sectors and functional areas, its client base includes privately held companies, publicly held corporations, leading private equity and venture capital firms, and not-for-profits. The firm operates in New York City; Bentonville, AR; Boston; San Francisco; and Buenos Aires.
In March, Raines opened a new office in Chicago led by SVP Bryan Burg. Mr. Smith said the firm is committed to expanding business both in the industrials sector as well as in the Midwest. “We have done high-level assignments in a variety of industries across the Midwest, and we see significant opportunity to grow our team in that market,” he said. “In Bryan, we have found the perfect example of our culture and work product. He is a fantastic executive and foundation for us to build upon in Chicago.”
Raines also named John J. Keller to lead its innovation practice and assist clients in identifying and bringing innovative, transformational leaders to their organizations. A veteran recruiter and former journalist, Mr. Keller brings to Raines over two decades of search and advisory experience, recruiting transformational leaders to clients in the technology, telecommunications, digital/data and media industries.
Raines International Expands to Buenos Aires
Raines International opened an office in Buenos Aires to serve as its Latin American headquarters and to strengthen the firm’s research and analytics team. Duncan Piper, head of Buenos Aires operations, oversees the new office and is responsible for building Raines’ client service and search operations. Director Kare Hernandez, also based in the Buenos Aires office, leads Raines’ global research and technology function. The team focuses on executive search and leadership consulting in the industries of private equity, healthcare, industrial, technology and consumer goods.
Raines also announced that Matt Seiler, previously president of brand solutions with Dentsu Aegis Network, joined the firm in dual roles. Mr. Seiler serves as both managing director of the firm’s marketing and communications practice and as its first executive-in-residence. He splits his time between the firm’s Boston and New York City offices.
“Anyone who knows Matt knows he is an inspirational change agent who has lived his career on the leading edge of business innovation,” said Mr. Smith. “As ad agency strategist, he changed the trajectories of client companies by reinventing their advertising, marketing and digital agendas. As president and CEO of the most respected global media agencies, Matt disrupted industry standards and inviolable business models while doubling firm revenues.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media