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Jennifer Montalvo and Yoonna Lee join Options Group

Options Group, the global talent acquisition and development firm, announced it has appointed Jennifer Montalvo and Yoonna Lee to the Global FICC team led by Meri Miller, Managing Partner in New York and Raveen Shah, Managing Partner in London.

At Options Group, Montalvo will serve as a Partner and Lee will serve as an Executive Director.  They will both be tasked with extending the firm’s significant presence across Global Markets and Banking. Montalvo and Lee both bring extensive experience in talent acquisition, leadership advisory, and hiring across diversity and inclusion at the executive levels across sales, trading, structuring, e-commerce, investment banking and capital markets. 

“Both Jennifer and Yoonna are a key addition to our senior team and should be a signal to the industry of our commitment to continually expand our market share and leadership in the space" said CEO Mike Karp.  "Successful leaders in our industry understand that if their organization is to grow in the long term, they cannot hold  a 'business as usual' mindset, even when things are going well. Firms need to find new ways to increase profits and to develop new revenue streams. Having Jennifer and Yoonna on our team continues to solidify our mission," Karp went on to say.

“I am delighted to be joining Options Group at an inflection point in the talent cycle in global markets, and I  am impressed by the firm’s ground-breaking technologies that afford clients a unique, competitive edge," said Jennifer Montalvo. Yoonna Lee went on to add that she is, “also looking forward to working with the team and firm to provide an enhanced, consultative and market leading service to our clients."

Bob Reed, President noted that the Global Markets team at Options Group is one of the most diverse on the street.  "In order to maintain our leadership position we have built on our track record of diversity with results shown in all forms," said Reed.

Options Group recently launched OGDiverse, a global diversity initiative, and is proud to partner with its clients on all diversity initiatives. Options Group  is 48% diverse overall, speaking 41 languages.  "Having Jennifer and Yoonna on board,"  said David Korn, Global Chief Operating Officer, "will significantly bolster our markets  efforts in many verticals. We have industry-leading profit margins, productivity that far outpaces our competitors, and new products and services that provide greater value to our clients. Our vision must be differentiating, compelling and believable. It must also project a brighter future, while being inspirational and motivational."

Options Group is a leading global talent acquisition and development firm specializing in financial services and technology. For more than 25 years, with 13 global offices, both clients and candidates have come to know that Options Group always exceeds expectations with its innovative approach to facilitating limitless search and intelligence possibilities. Options Group is at the forefront, pioneering a new generation of human talent management solutions, through its proprietary technologies where research meets recruiting for optimal strategic results. Its key differentiators are real-time intelligence captured through a talent acquisition platform and original primary research with all the leading market participants on trends, issues, challenges, key performers, and competitor benchmarking. Options Group's mission is to position its clients as the employer of choice in a very tight and competitive market.


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