I have worked with Harrison Stone and Associates as a candidate and a client. As a candidate, Harrison Stone did a fantastic job in guiding me through the process. The consultants made sure that I was fully prepared for every step of the interview process with strong communication throughout. Later in my career, I chose Harrison Stone & Associates to build out an in-house asset management team. Harrison Stone consistently identified individuals who were highly qualified experts in fixed income products. Throughout the entire process, the consultants at Harrison Stone maintained strict confidentiality and professionalism, writing detailed reports and keeping my associates and me an active part of the hiring process.”
– Scott F., CEO of US-based Life Insurance Company
“ We determined we wanted to expand our business model to rate mutual funds. Based on the market intelligence Harrison Stone & Associates provided us, we decided a team lift out was more economical and less disruptive to our culture than acquiring another organization. We wanted to hire professionals in executive search who understood the nuances of team lift-outs. We hired Harrison Stone and Associates to create a mutual fund rating business. The consultants at Harrison Stone worked with each of the five members of the team, ensuring that all parties involved were comfortable with the transition.
With the help of Harrison Stone, we managed to preserve the existing team’s chemistry, lending to the rapid growth of our mutual fund rating research department. I was impressed with Harrison Stone’s frequent communication and persistence in finding the right team fit.”
– Susan L., EMD Financial Institution of Global Rating Firm
“ We were looking to hire a senior portfolio manager to handle $2 billion in total assets. Unfortunately, filling this position was proving difficult because it was uncommon for candidates to have experience in client management and portfolio management. Very quickly, we realized that our in-house recruiting team could not identify the caliber of talent we needed to lead our team. After speaking to Robert Pestreich, the Managing Director at Harrison Stone and Associates, it became clear that Harrison Stone knows all the key players in the financial services industry. He has been in this industry for close to thirty years and speaks the language; most impressively, Robert made sure to make my hiring needs his priority. He presented such highly qualified candidates that it made the hiring decision very difficult. Ultimately, we landed our top choice. We will be using Harrison Stone’s services in the future.”
– Matthew T., CEO of Institutional Asset Manager
“ Thank you, Harrison Stone, for filling a MD Senior credit research position within our company. Harrison Stone and Associates completely changed the way our company now approaches hiring. Especially when it comes to upper-level management, we now know how crucial it is to implement the right interview structure. Maintaining company culture is very important to us. We shared this detail with our consultants and they were very responsive to feedback and provided candidates that would most closely fit our culture and the needs of the existing team.”
– Joseph I., CEO of Multinational Banking Firm
“ Working with the consultants at Harrison Stone and Associates was a decision we wish we had made sooner. After the recent financial crisis and the wave of CCAR regulation that followed, our company made it a priority to fill a position as a Chief Risk Officer. Upon our first conversation with Robert, it was clear that this was a job with which he was very familiar and passionate. He assured us that he would canvass the market to include the passive job seeker and within a few weeks, he presented six, highly-qualified candidates for our consideration. None of these candidates were active in the job market prior to speaking to Robert.
Robert walked us through the steps he usually took to guarantee a successful search. After conducting a phone interview with our firm’s executives, we selected the final three candidates to come in for an all-day, in-office interview. Not only was it clear that all of the candidates were fully prepped by Robert for the rigorous process, but we appreciated how attentive Robert was to our feedback. Ultimately, we selected a fantastic candidate and have used Robert’s expertise to fill other positions with our company.
– Leslie R., EVP of Global Bank
“ As a boutique firm, Harrison Stone and Associates promises to dedicate its time and resources into making your hiring needs a priority. This is the kind of service the consultants at Harrison Stone delivered on when they helped us hire an individual to head up strategy.
– John C., President and CEO of Asset Management team
“ After interviewing several top tier executive search firms, the board of directors felt that Harrison Stone and Associates possessed the deep market insight that would allow them to fully understand our company and most effectively communicate with potential candidates. We were looking to fill a senior position as Head of Product, and Harrison Stone and Associates understood that the multi-dimensionality of this job, wherein the successful hire would have to be a product vision leader and possess the ability to work with cross functional teams, would make the hiring process difficult for us with our limited resources.
The consultants at Harrison Stone and Associates provided a vast database of candidates and then honed in on who they felt best fit our needs. At the end of the process, we found a candidate who was not only entrepreneurial and innovative, but was also an excellent problem-solver and manager. The board is certain that we could not have found this candidate without the help of Harrison Stone. We highly recommend their services!”
– Thomas M., CAO of Asset Manager
“ We couldn’t be happier with our hire of a Chief Investment Officer, thanks to Harrison Stone and Associates. In less than four weeks, Harrison Stone found and recruited an endowment expert to manage our assets and fill a critical opening. We were introduced to a highly diverse candidate pool that we otherwise would not have found. Harrison Stone makes your job of filling a senior level position a no-brainer.”
– Debra L., Board of Director Member at National Foundation