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Financial Services is one of the most dynamic and fastest-changing sectors of our global economy. Leading financial services institutions need bright, highly motivated professionals to build successful businesses, and with a continuing flurry of regulatory changes, mergers, globalization, e-business, along with new products and services, leaders must be increasingly nimble, strategic, and tactical.

To succeed, executive leadership in your organization must embrace change and transform business models to meet customers’ demands; be technology-oriented as the customers’ experience and internal processes continue to be reshaped; become more customer-centric, not just with services but with products as well; utilize IT, data analytics, and big data as competitive weapons; streamline distribution channels to be more effective; and, most of all, be innovative.

We are adept at aligning the successful experience and track record of candidates with the culture and vision of your organization. Our proven source networks allow us to develop effective search strategies and begin project execution quickly; our seasoned team knows industry verticals, functional positions, industry trends, and which target firms have momentum—and which do not. We are accomplished in presenting opportunities and evaluating candidates. And we do it all with refreshing candor and insight.


  • Asset Management
  • Commercial, Consumer, and Private Banking
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Corporate Finance
  • Equity / Debt Capital Markets
  • Financial Technology
  • Hedge Funds
  • Insurance
  • Investment Banking
  • IT
  • Operations
  • Private Debt
  • Private Equity
  • Wealth Management
  • Structured Finance
  • Treasury Management

Michael Sarnoff

Managing Director and Practice Leader, Financial Services

Michael Sarnoff is the leader of Diversified Search Group’s Financial Services Practice. His clients have included asset and investment managers, hedge funds, private equity and private debt funds, and investment banks, among others.

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