David is a Managing Partner, Chief Operating Officer, and also a member of the Partners Operating Committee for Options Group. He reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer of the firm. David is responsible for day to day management of the firm across all products, functions and regions and oversees the strategic planning and corporate development functions within the firm. As part of his portfolio of responsibilities, David is in charge of developing and implementing programs and management processes designed to accelerate Option Group’s revenue and profitability globally. In addition to David’s responsibilities for client relationships and search execution globally, he is also responsible for OGiQ, the firm’s strategy, research and intelligence unit that oversees firm wide marketing, client coverage, business development and consultant support, competitive intelligence, talent analytics and consulting, as well as OG University the firm’s training and talent development group.
David has worked hard to create a collaborative environment within Options Group globally to ensure that clients receive the right levels of expertise and that candidates optimize their exposure to the right opportunities. The firm takes particular care, under David’s leadership, to assess and select its new talent based on their abilities to contribute to our client efforts as well their fit with the unique OG culture. David has overseen active programs to support the hiring and development of entrepreneurial talent, providing comprehensive and on-going training (OG University), delegating responsibility early, and directly rewarding performance in a meritocratic culture. David joined Options Group in 1999 as a Vice President. With more than 22 years of consulting and recruiting experience, David has established an impeccable track record of success in talent acquisition, development and retention services. Throughout his career, David has originated and executed search and competitive intelligence assignments for investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers and alternative investment firms around the world. While David has vast experience with cash equities and equity derivatives in sales and trading, his particular sector expertise lies in the Program Trading world and all Automated Execution Services. He has enjoyed building and developing relationships with many of the top-tier and emerging Equity Houses globally.
Having earned a BA in Business from Leeds University, David was briefly a trainee Chartered Accountant before transitioning into executive search. Prior to joining Options Group, David worked with a boutique executive search practice in London, gaining valuable equities experience at various levels within Global Markets. David is also a Governor of Mapledown School, where he sits on the Financial committee.