David Barrett Partners

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John Knapp Joins David Barrett Partners from Egon Zehnder

David Barrett Partners, the boutique executive search firm specializing in investment and wealth management, is pleased to announce that John Knapp is joining their New York office as Partner.

New York City (February 7, 2014) -- David Barrett Partners (DBP) is pleased to announce that John Knapp has joined the firm as a partner in their New York Office. John will be working closely with the existing DBP team in continuing to build the firm's recruiting presence in the US and international asset and wealth management arenas. He will split his time between New York and Boston. John was most recently based in Egon Zehnder's Boston office, where he was Head of their Asset Management Search Practice for the US and a member of their Global Board and Financial Officers Practice Groups.

Upon John's joining the team, founding partner David Barrett noted "John's global experience will complement our US and UK practices. His breadth of expertise -- not only as a recruiter but also as an executive at Fidelity and Accenture -- brings a personal understanding of our clients' concerns and needs. Culturally and professionally, we could not imagine a better fit to our ten-person recruiting team."

"This is a tremendous opportunity," said John Knapp. "I'm excited to be part of the team at David Barrett Partners. With their established presence in the US and UK, it represents an opportunity to leverage my industry and global search experience with a focused, high profile international boutique firm."

John brings over twenty years of financial services and management consulting experience, spending the past decade in investment and wealth management leadership roles. At Egon Zehnder, John's recruiting experience focused on executive leadership, investment management and sales and marketing roles in asset and wealth management and private equity. Prior to Egon Zehnder, he spent six years with Fidelity Investments, most recently as Vice President for Institutional Wealth Services where he was responsible for product development, management and marketing of Institutional Wealth solutions for Fidelity's Registered Investment Advisor business. In addition to his financial acumen, John also brings keen insight and knowledge with his experience as a management consultant, including eleven years at Andersen Consulting and Accenture. John received his MBA from Columbia University and BA from Dartmouth College.

About David Barrett Partners
David Barrett Partners is a boutique retained executive search firm specializing exclusively in investment and wealth management recruiting. Founded in 2005, the firm has grown to a team of ten consultants in New York and London, who have over 150 years of combined global buy-side recruiting experience. The firm partners closely with clients in recruiting exceptional senior leadership talent across all functional disciplines in the investment and wealth management marketplace. Their experience spans institutional, mutual fund and high net worth organizations; hedge funds and funds of funds; endowments, foundations, and plan sponsors; and family offices.


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