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Nick Burnham Appointed to Options Group Sydney Office

Options Group announces that Nicholas Burnham has joined its expanding Sydney office, effective immediately reporting to Adam Gillibrand. Nick will be tasked with extending the firm’s significant presence across Global Markets, Banking, Asset Management and Alternatives and he brings extensive experience across all aspect of talent acquisition, retention and development as well as leadership advisory. He has distinguished career specializing in advising, sourcing and placing senior executives, including but not limited to C-Suite and Non-Executive Director level, across Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Global Markets (both debt and equity), Wealth and Asset Management (Traditional and Alternative), Super Funds, Pension Funds, FinTech, Payments, Private Equity, and Real Estate Finance.


Nick has been instrumental in helping the C-Suite of these firms navigate the threats and challenges currently facing their business as well as the optimal positioning of those businesses. Nick and his team have created a strong track record of attracting, developing and retaining the world’s most sought after talent. Nick began his career in the Executive Search industry in 2001 working for a boutique search firm, and went on to run its Singapore office and Global Markets Practice for Asia Pacific.  He has also been a Founding Partner of two other Executive Search firms and prior to joining Options Group, Nick was Head of Financial Services for the APAC region for a large Global Executive Search firm. Before joining the executive search industry, Nick worked on the Sydney Futures Exchange for UBS, where he was Head of Trading on the Sydney Futures Exchange.


Nick commented, "I am delighted to be joining Options Group, a firm with global market dominance and a strong track record in the Asia Pacific region.  I am impressed by the firm’s ground-breaking technologies that afford clients a unique, competitive edge. I am looking forward to working with this very talented team.”


David Korn, Global Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner said, "Asia Pacific has always been a critical region and has become even more important today. Our firm is a leader in cross-border talent movements and we will continue to leverage and benefit from all talent flows into and out of Asia Pacific."


Mike Karp, CEO, commented, "Nick is a key addition to our senior team in Sydney and this move should be a signal to the industry of our commitment to continually expand our market share and leadership in the space across Asia Pacific. 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, especially during the current crisis. Firms need to find new ways to increase profits and develop new revenue streams. Having Nick join solidifies our mission in Australia and the region as a whole."


Bob Reed, President acknowledged that, "Sydney continues to emerge as a favored financial trading hub for Asia Pacific as some of our biggest clients continue to steer valuable resources there. Options Group is a global leader in the acquisition, development and retention of quantitative professionals and Sydney will continue to be a key hub for this type of talent. We are excited about the opportunity."


Options Group is a leading global talent acquisition and development firm specializing in financial services and technology. For three decades and with 15 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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