Darryl Adachi, who joined in founding David Barrett Partners in 2005, has over 20 years of senior-level, financial services executive recruiting experience. Previously a Partner in the Global Asset and Wealth Management Practice of Heidrick and Struggles in New York, Darryl initially joined Heidrick's London office in 2000 to build and manage the firm's European Asset and Wealth Management Practice. Darryl has completed searches for chief executive officers and chief investment officers, as well as at the geographic and functional head level. His recruiting experience includes assignments for the equity, fixed income, alternative, credit and private banking markets, and he has been responsible for senior placements in fund management, research and distribution. Darryl had been a Partner with Armstrong International, a London-based executive search boutique specializing in investment banking and capital markets. Joining Armstrong in 1994, Darryl initiated and developed the firm's Japanese financial services business and its asset management practice before setting up and managing the firm's US operations in New York. Darryl began his business career in banking and held positions with Crocker National Bank, the Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Group and First Hawaiian Bank. Darryl received a BA from the University of Hawaii and obtained his MBA from the University of Notre Dame.