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Options Group Announces the Hire of Richard Stein, Partner

Options Group, a leading global executive search firm, announces the hire of Richard Stein as Partner. He brings to Options Group his extensive global expertise in executive search, strategy, competitive intelligence and marketing.

Richard joins from Caldwell Partners, where he was a Partner based in New York. Throughout his career, Richard has originated and executed search and competitive intelligence assignments for major investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers and alternative investment firms around the globe. In addition to building a substantial portfolio of retained clients, Richard was one of the first in the industry to utilize data-driven, competitive analysis in conjunction with executive search. He has partnered with firms to formulate talent-centric strategies to respond to rapidly changing competitive landscapes. Richard has assisted clients by providing detailed analytics on competitors’ records of success, predicting how their competitors’ business models will evolve, and anticipating the potential impact.

With more than 25 years of consulting and recruiting experience, Richard Stein is one of the industry’s top consultants, with experience across the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Richard’s expertise lies in the financial services industry, with a particular emphasis on wealth management, risk, capital markets, consumer banking, technology and operations. Richard is often quoted in the press, including publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Derivatives Week and International Finance Review.

Richard began his career at Options, Inc. before founding his own firm, Futures International. He remained at Futures International through its merger with Whitney Group until 2003, then served as Senior Client Partner at Korn/Ferry International. Richard holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Buckingham and is fluent in French and Italian.

Michael Karp, CEO of Options Group, said, “Richard’s breadth and depth of knowledge and experience in executive search and market intelligence will be great assets to our firm. He has developed some of the most rigorous processes in the industry and I am very pleased that he will be a part of our global team.”

David Korn, Managing Partner and Head of EMEA added, “Richard will also enhance our capabilities in EMEA. From our London office, he will be assisting in our executive search and market intelligence efforts as well as further developing our existing investment banking, private banking, asset management, technology, and operations practices. I’m very glad to have Richard on board as we expand our growth in this region.”

Founded in 1992, Options Group is a leading global executive search and strategic consulting firm for the financial services industry. Since 2000, we have maintained a local presence on five continents and have placed thousands of mid- to senior-level professionals in all areas of the financial services industry at a range of institutions. With over 150 consultants and market intelligence analysts worldwide, Options Group has a thorough knowledge of key competencies in the financial industry and is at the cutting edge of global hiring services and compensation trends for securities, investment banking, hedge funds, asset management, private equity and information technology. Options Group possesses a track record of consistently providing expeditious and comprehensive executive search and market intelligence services to clients.


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