Options Group, a leading global executive search and strategic consulting firm, named Michael Karp Chief Executive Officer and Bob Reed and Ike Suri Co-Chief Operating Officers.
"The continuing growth of Options Group into one of the leading executive recruiting firms in the finance sector, covering the world's largest multi-national banks and other financial institutions, has been led by this team and other key partners," said Karp. "Options Group has prioritized growing surely and steadily over the last 14 years," added Suri. "And we plan on building this business even more in the future." Michael is one of the founding partners of Options Group and has broad expertise in all facets of the global financial markets business, including sales and trading, structured finance, principal investment, research and technology. He also has a proven track record of executive placement across various product lines including derivatives, financial technology, professional services, and asset management. Bob is one of the founding partners of Options Group and has been instrumental in the formation of the firm's global business strategy. He spearheaded the launch of Options Group's Tokyo office in 2000 and his expertise in capital markets and investment banking has helped place senior level executives at mid- to large-size financial services firms globally for over 10 years. As a managing partner since the firm's inception, Ike, in collaboration with his partners, formulated, continues to develop and implement the company's business strategy. He specializes in senior-level executive recruitment in the financial services sector, focusing primarily on investment banking, corporate finance, structured finance, distressed debt, hedge funds, specialty lending and private equity. He has served as a CEO, Chairman, Board member and advisor to private and public companies and continues to advise companies as an Advisor or a Principal. Options Group is a leading global executive search, market intelligence and strategic consulting firm with a focus on the financial services industry. Founded in 1992, Options Group has always prioritized maintaining an intimate relationship with the financial services industry and its key participants. Our geographic reach continues to expand to cover both established and emerging markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Since 2000, our 75 search consultants have placed over 2,500 financial services professionals in Global Markets, Alternative Investments/Hedge Funds, Investment Banking, Quantitative Research and Technology.