James L. Schroeder


James Schroeder serves as Managing Partner of the North American Financial Services Practice and is responsible for developing and managing relationships within the sector. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading teams in the successful execution and completion of senior-level executive search assignments.

He has more than 15 years of retained executive search experience serving clients in the Financial Services sector across all functional disciplines, including C-level and Board of Director roles. As an advisor and partner to senior management in all areas of human capital management, Jim serves private and publicly-held firms in Global Banking and Financial Markets, Asset Management, Insurance, Real Estate and Private Equity.

Prior to re-joining DHR International, Jim was an independent consultant to several global organizations. During this period he was retained by a range of clients including global strategy consulting firm, global insurance organization, global hedge fund, and a multi-billion U.S. foundation.

As a consultant to senior management, Jim completed projects in executive search, compensation analysis, competitive/industry benchmarking, and organizational analysis. Jim has dedicated his career to helping clients identify, attract and retain talent. He began his executive search career in 1990 with a Chicago-based search firm.

He was then recruited to the world’s largest retained search firm as a senior associate in 1995 where he executed searches for the Managing Director and Global Practice Leader.

Prior to joining DHR International, Jim served as Practice Leader for a prominent global retained executive search firm where he was he was based in NYC and Chicago. Jim received a B.A. in Business and a B.A. in Spanish from Augustana College, Rock Island, IL.