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David Barrett has over 25 years of broad-based experience in senior level recruiting in investment and wealth management. He founded David Barrett Partners in 2005, after co-founding another buy-side boutique search firm in 2003. Previously, he spent seventeen years with two global search firms, Russell Reynolds Associates and Heidrick and Struggles. At Heidrick and Struggles from 1995 to 2003, he was the Partner-in-Charge of the Global Asset and Wealth Management Practice. David began his career in 1981 in Equity Research with Brown Brothers Harriman in New York. Following graduate school, David returned to investment management as an Equity Analyst with Trust Company of the West in Los Angeles before joining Russell Reynolds Associates, initially in Los Angeles and then in Singapore and New York. David received a BA from Yale University and obtained his MBA from Columbia University. David co-authored the section on "Careers in Investment Management" for The Career Navigation Handbook: America's top executive recruiters on choosing and changing your career path, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 2004.