May 10, 2016 – Executive search firm Signium has appointed Pedro Herraiz (pictured) as global head of financial services.
Mr. Herraiz, who joined Signium in 2006, has more than 14 years of experience in multinational companies in the financial and professional services sectors. He has worked with major national and international banks, insurance companies, private equity concerns and consulting firms. He has also directed high value-added projects for Spanish companies with a strong international presence.
Before joining Signium, Mr. Herraiz worked as business consultant at BearingPoint, carrying out projects of strategic consulting and operations for major financial institutions. Previously, he was team leader and personal investment advisor at Aegón.
Signium currently has 47 offices in 27 countries serving clients in the Americas, Europe / Middle East / Africa and the Asia Pacific regions. The firm delivers talent acquisition and management solutions for global companies across industry sectors, including consumer goods, financial services, technology, industrial, life sciences and professional services.
A number of executive search firms have newly expanded global financial services practices. Here is a closer look at just a few:
- Pedersen & Partners named Frank Behrendt as a principal and head of its financial services practice group in Africa. Mr. Behrendt is an emerging markets specialist and has originated and executed senior level searches for banks and financial institutions across Asia Pacific while based in Singapore, and Pan-Africa from London and Johannesburg;
- DHR International added Jeanne Branthover to the firm’s financial services practice in New York as a partner. Ms. Branthover is a 25-year veteran in the financial services industry. She came to DHR from Boyden, where she served as global financial services practice leader, where she also spearheaded the firm’s fintech sub sector;
- Boyden replaced Ms. Branthover with John Burr, a partner at Boyden U.K., as the new leader of its global financial services practice. He specializes in both the traditional and fintech subsectors of financial services across buy-side, sell-side and consulting, with a background in capital markets and investment banking. His track record is global, covering the C-suite in technology, finance, risk, and operations, including client coverage and product management;
- Heidrick & Struggles appointed Jenni Hibbert in London to lead its financial services practice in the U.K. and David Boehmer as global managing partner of its financial services practice. During the last 11 years, Ms. Hibbert has served as a lead partner in Heidrick’s insurance practice working across Europe & Africa to execute CEO and non-executive director searches across all corporate disciplines, both functional and technical, including actuarial, underwriting and risk. Mr. Boehmer has been integral to strengthening and growing the firm’s financial service practice in the Americas and Europe;
- Spencer Stuart named Peter C. Roberts as a consultant in its financial services practice. Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Mr. Roberts spent more than 20 years with global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle, where most recently he served as the firm’s chief strategy officer;
- Executive search firm RM Nephew and Associates added Denise C. Amari as partner and head of the firm’s financial officers practice. She draws on a strong background in executive recruiting as well as extensive business operations experience;
- Odgers Berndtson launched a dedicated financial services practice in Australia as the firm continues to expand its operations in the Asia Pacific region. The new practice is led by former CTPartners’ recruiters Lynn Muirhead and Jules Orpin;
- Futurestep added Jessica Taylor to its EMEA financial services practice group to support increased demand for talent in the region. In her role as financial services senior consultant, she is responsible for delivering talent for organizations across a number of sectors, including core infrastructure, governmental, institutional investors, renewables and banking.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media