Sumi Kang is a Managing Director and Co-Founder of Choi & Burns. She is head of the New York office and brings over twenty years of executive search experience. Sumi has been instrumental in establishing Choi & Burns as an industry leading search firm in financial services. Sumi is at the forefront of building client mindshare, which drives the firm’s multi-year partnerships with top financial institutions. She is a trusted advisor to many of the firm’s key clients on important strategic assignments addressing leadership, next generation talent, diversity, business builds, sector expansion, and new business entries. Sumi’s extensive relationships with industry dealmakers, C-Suite advisors and institutional stakeholders have been built over the course of her career.
Sumi has deep industry expertise which has led to numerous successful senior level hires across sectors and regions. She advises clients on the recruitment of highly sought-after talent at the group head, sector head, and senior levels. Her search experience is broad and spans the areas of technology across software, internet & digital media, semiconductors, enterprise hardware, communications equipment and networking; media and telecom; consumer and retail; healthcare; business services; energy across midstream, upstream, downstream, and oilfield services; power; financial institutions; industrials; natural resources; M&A; restructuring; activist defense and shareholder advisory. Sumi also leads Choi & Burns’ work in private equity and venture capital, which includes successful team builds across levels.
Sumi began her search career with a specialist search firm focused on key areas of the emerging markets. She conducted searches at all levels in the areas of Equity Research, Strategy, Sales and Trading, and Economics.
Sumi is a graduate of Tufts University, where she earned her BA in Economics.