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 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 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 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 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.


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.