|D.S. Wolf Group International has a distinguished reputation for its
depth of experience and expertise in
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.
D.S. Wolf Leadership Team
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.
Managing Director and CFO
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
as an auditor, during which time she obtained her CPA license.
Managing Director and Head of Sales and Marketing
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 Obler, Managing Director
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.
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
|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.
|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 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.
|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 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.