October 6, 2020 – Executive search firm Solomon Page has expanded its financial services division with additions of Jacob Navon as global head of asset management and David Trevena as director of asset management.
Reporting to founding partner and managing director Scott Page, the team will be based in the New York office and will help expand the financial services practice globally by partnering with asset management companies, including alternative asset managers and hedge funds, in building long-term team management strategies.
“The current evolution of the marketplace, particularly with the effects of COVID, prove that this is such an opportune time for organizations to assess their current leadership and organizational map, strategize how this looks in the year to come, and make key hires as a result,” said Mr. Page. “Jacob and David’s longstanding reputations complement our integral position within the industry, and he will undoubtedly contribute to the continued success of our firm.”
The new additions bring deep-rooted knowledge of organizational structure within the industry and decades of experience placing key leaders and driving team shifts within asset management. They join Solomon Page from Westwood Partners, where Mr. Navon served as partner for 17 years and Mr. Trevena was principal for 15 years.
Mr. Navon specializes in senior-level searches in all relevant job functions within the asset management industry as well as in the wealth management and hedge fund sectors. He has executed a full spectrum of assignments on behalf of clients ranging from small investment boutiques and hedge funds to large, globally-integrated asset management companies.
Mr. Trevena specializes in recruiting mid and senior-level sales/marketing professionals primarily in asset management and alternative asset management including within hedge funds and private equity. He has over 20 years of experience in executive search for the financial services industry and has worked in New York, San Francisco and London.
“Human capital represents the most critical asset deployed by investment firms,” said Mr. Navon. “I am truly privileged and extremely excited to be tasked to help diversify the Solomon Page financial services executive search division by penetrating the asset and wealth management sector further. David and I are certain that the firm’s expertise in all organizational verticals will position us to deliver a comprehensive, robust, and versatile talent acquisition solution to our clients.”
Founded in 1990, Solomon Page is a specialty niche provider of recruitment and executive search solutions across a wide array of functions and industries. Lloyd Solomon and Scott Page are the firm’s co-founders and managing directors.
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At the end of April, Solomon Page announced a charitable initiative to support COVID-19 frontline workers. In conjunction with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement of the First Responders Fund, the recruitment provider will donate five percent of its quarterly margin to the New York City-based fund. With its corporate headquarters based in the global epicenter of the disease, Solomon Page’s founders have expanded the firm’s 2020 charitable contributions to support healthcare worker relief efforts across the city.
With offices nationwide, Solomon Page will be identifying additional non-profit organizations to support during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is crucial that our frontline workers have access to the resources they need,” said Mr. Page. “The effects of this disease will continue to be detrimental – and it is our obligation to do whatever it takes to mitigate the impact.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media