Rick Pedersen is a Principal in Odgers Berndtson’s New York office and a member of the firm’s Financial Services and Technology Practices. With over twenty years of recruiting experience, Rick’s assignments within the banking, broker-dealer, credit card, insurance, and investment management sectors have included Business Unit Presidents, Global Product Controllers, and Chief Risk Officers. Rick had also successfully placed C-Suite and general management professionals across chemical, consumer, industrial, manufacturing, retail and technology sectors for both Fortune 500 and PE-backed companies.
Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson, Rick was a Partner at NGS Global where he was a member of the Global Financial Services Practice. Previously, Rick led a team of recruiting professionals for Allegis Group Services and began his recruiting career with a boutique search firm specializing in financial services.
Prior to his transition into the search industry, Rick worked as an equity options trader at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he provided trading coverage to institutional and private client sales professionals as well as to top institutional customers.
Rick holds a B.A. in psychology from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. He received his M.B.A. with Honors from Fordham University in New York, New York.