Boyden Announces Changes in New York and New Leader of Global Financial Services Practice

Industry Leader John Burr to Head the Firm’s Global Growth in Financial Services; New York Office Evolving to Address New Market Dynamics

NEW YORK, March 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boyden, a global leader in executive search with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries, today announced that its New York office is undergoing a transition to better meet the expanding needs of its clients, locally, regionally and globally.

John Burr, Partner at Boyden United Kingdom and an industry leader in the financial sector, has been named the new Leader of Boyden’s Global Financial Services Practice. Burr has extensive experience in serving financial firms, having lived in New York, Hong Kong and London during his career in financial services search.

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Burr specializes in both the traditional and Fintech subsectors of financial services across buy-side, sell-side and consulting, with a background in capital markets and investment banking prior to his search career. His track record is global, covering the breadth of the C-suite in technology, finance, risk, and operations including client coverage and product management. Burr’s clients include investment managers and consultants, Fintech market participants, alternative and private investment funds, insurers and banks.

Jeanne Branthover, who has served as the practice head of Global Financial Services and Managing Partner of Boyden New York, has left the firm.

“John’s reputation from more than 20 years in the financial services sector will be a great asset to our Global Financial Services Practice and our partners worldwide, particularly taking into account the recent evolution within the sector in New York and globally,” said Trina Gordon, President & CEO of Boyden World Corporation.

“The US, and especially New York, are critical markets for Boyden’s global growth,” added Gordon. “We regularly evaluate our global capabilities and how we meet client needs. Boyden New York plays a key role in the success of our global strategy and how we serve multinational clients in financial services, consumer, technology, media, and other sectors. Expanding our capabilities is essential to Boyden’s continued growth.”

“The convergence of ecosystems within financial services across banking, capital markets, asset management, insurance and professional services, all in an environment of increased technological innovation and regulation, is creating a new paradigm,” said Burr. “Boyden’s global expertise within each of these subsectors enables us to source talent creatively across global business lines and geographies. It is this cooperative, global approach that differentiates Boyden’s financial services business.”
About Boyden World Corporation

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