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Who

D.S. Wolf Group International has a distinguished reputation for its depth of experience and expertise in executive search for the global financial services industry. D.S. Wolf Group’s leadership team reflects the firm’s wealth of talent and experience, which is the foundation for our success.

The D.S. Wolf Leadership Team

David
David Wolf, President and CEO
David Wolf founded D.S. Wolf in 1987 and serves as President and CEO. He is widely known in the financial services industry for his tenacity, professionalism and passion for results. Throughout his tenure, David has closed hundreds of searches covering many areas within the financial services world. In both positive and negative economic climates, he has thrived and delivered for his clients. However, the best measure of his success may be the fact that he has worked with most of his clients since D.S. Wolf’s inception.

Susan

Susan Stack, Managing Director and CFO
Susan Stack is a Managing Director and the Chief Financial Officer at D.S. Wolf. She is responsible for client management, executing executive searches for D.S. Wolf globally, staff training and development, and overseeing the financial and administration issues of the firm. Susan has been a member of D.S. Wolf from its inception in 1987. Previously she was with the executive search firm MPI Systems, Inc., as a financial search consultant. She began her career with Coopers & Lybrand in New York as an auditor, during which time she obtained her CPA license.

 

Jon

Jon Friedman, Managing Director and Head of Sales and Marketing
Jon Friedman is a Managing Director and Head of Sales and Marketing at D.S. Wolf. He focuses on placing senior professionals with traditional and nontraditional asset managers, corporate and investment banks, private banks and other diversified financial institutions. He additionally advises clients on corporate, business and operational strategies as well as on all human resources-related issues. He has been with D.S. Wolf since 2001 and was previously with the firm from 1994 until 1998. Jon worked at Christian & Timbers from 1998 to 2001 and began his career in equity derivatives trading.

 

Gary

Gary Obler, Managing Director and COO
Gary Obler is a Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer at D.S. Wolf, serving as a generalist within the financial services arena. He has worked on wide-ranging projects, including placing country directors overseas in emerging markets, recruiting private wealth advisors and placing premium finance professionals in sales, structuring and consultant roles. Gary has a breadth of experience working with many of the top financial services companies in the world. Prior to joining D.S. Wolf, he spent many years in the marketing and advertising industry helping to further develop some of the best known brands in the marketplace in the financial services, manufacturing, retail, packaged goods and service industries.

Edward

Edward A. Merhige, III, Managing Director
Ed Merhige is a Managing Director at D.S. Wolf. He focuses on searches in the investment banking, capital markets and private equity areas, working with professionals ranging from the junior associate to managing director/partner level across all geographies. In addition, he has developed a practice area working with Fortune 500 companies looking to hire investment bankers and other finance professionals in corporate development and related roles. Ed has 17 years of experience in executive search in his areas of expertise, most recently as a Managing Director with Resnick Search Group.

Stephanie

Stephanie Devita, Managing Director
Stephanie Devita is a Managing Director at D.S. Wolf. Her business incorporates both executive search and consultation services. Stephanie applies years of direct, front-line experience as well as market and industry knowledge to offer tailored perspectives and insights to clients through market research/consultancy-focused initiatives. Her executive search experience is specialized in trading, sales, structuring and risk across structured and flow equity derivatives, Delta One products, electronic, cash and prime services. Stephanie began her career in 2003 as an equity derivatives salesperson at Citigroup and subsequently spent five years as a risk manager in equity derivatives at Morgan Stanley.

Cindy

Cynthia Brunjes, Managing Director
Cindy is a Managing Director at D.S. Wolf with a primary focus on executive search in the fixed income arena, including roles within origination, sales, trading, structuring and research. Her successful placements include managing directors, directors and group heads for some of the world’s preeminent firms, including global investment banks, regional dealers, boutiques and investors. Prior to joining D.S. Wolf, Cindy was a partner at CTPartners, a global executive search firm, prior to which she worked at boutique search firms, including Rhodes Associates and Allison-Gaines. She spent her early career as an equity analyst at Prudential Securities and as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche.

Bob

Bob Harris, Director
Bob Harris is a Director and an executive recruiter at D.S. Wolf. He is a member of the Global Wealth Management team helping to build out the firm’s mandate nationally. He has over 20 years of experience working in sales and market planning for global companies in numerous areas, including manufacturing, product development and retail. Bob brings a high level of strategic and intellectual capital to the firm and has an incredibly strong aptitude for matching client and candidate objectives, which has ensured successful and solid professional working relationships.

Steve

Stephen Elston, Director
Stephen Elston is a Director at D.S. Wolf. He focuses on searches in investment banking across all sectors, working with professionals ranging from analysts to managing directors. Stephen has over 15 years of experience in executive search across fixed income and equity derivatives sales, trading and research, investment banking, private equity and emerging markets.

 

Tom

Tom Creamer, Director
Tom Creamer is a Director at D.S. Wolf. He focuses on mid- and senior-level executive searches as a financial services generalist. In Tom’s previous roles, he covered a broad range of capital markets searches, including investment banking and sales and trading mandates within fixed income, foreign exchange, commodities, equities and emerging markets. He began his executive search career with Solomon Page Group before joining D.S. Wolf in 2008.


Randall

Randall Andersen, Vice President
Randall Andersen is a Vice President at D.S. Wolf. He focuses on executive searches across sales, trading, structuring and risk within equities and equity derivatives. Randall also spends a great deal of time focused on market research projects and data analysis within front office sales and trading across equity derivatives and prime services. fRandall began his career in executive search in 2012 after completing graduate school.


   
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