February 5, 2014 – Executive search firm Wheless Partners has added Jodie L. Jiles, Robert L. McMillan, and Rich Phillips to its financial services practice group. Collectively, they bring enterprises operating within the investment and retail banking, insurance, brokerage, municipal underwriting, private equity, foreign exchange trading, venture capital, structured finance and financial data security to the firm. Mr. Jiles, who serves as president and managing director, has over two decades of experience as an investment banker, board leader, search committee member and Federal Reserve board director. Mr. McMillan, co-managing director, most recently served as a senior executive with Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Phillips, co-managing director, brings more than two decades of financial services executive search experience to Wheless Partners and has served national and global clients as managing director and financial services practice group leader with boutique and global executive search firms headquartered in New York. “Boards, c-suite executives and strategic human resources leaders have already embraced these exceptional leaders as trusted partners who are gifted to identify, attract and bring forward the highly desired, 'top-of-the-bell-curve' talent required to advance their companies' marketplace position and ensure their legacy within the fiercely competitive financial services and insurance sectors,” said Mike Wheless, chairman and CEO. Wheless Partners Executive Search provides nationwide search services to fill board of directors, chancellor, president, chief executive, chief officers, and other executive, senior and mid-level management roles.