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Legal and Compliance Recruiters for the Financial Industry

Demands for transparency accompanied by growing regulatory restrictions require leaders in the financial service industry to reconsider their business strategies. Trying to maintain growth under such circumstances has become more challenging, and companies that wish to restore stakeholders’ confidence must follow complex regulatory and compliance requirements.

The development and execution of effective business strategies require expert legal and compliance guidance. However, finding capable individuals in this highly specialized area can be a time-consuming and frustrating endeavor. Too often, financial institutions that rely on in-house searches when hiring leaders for these critical areas fail in their quest. They spend several months seeking highly qualified and committed candidates without finding anyone who meets their expectations.

BarkerGilmore: The Best Compliance and Legal Recruiters for the Financial Services Industry

Companies throughout the financial industry turn to the BarkerGilmore to attract and assess in-house counsel and compliance officers who possess the skills, experience and emotional intelligence to serve as trusted strategic advisors. We use our dynamic process-driven approach to identify and assess the ideal candidates for each open position. Our ability to expand the talent pool enables us to locate highly qualified executives that less thorough search efforts fail to uncover. Many of our placements are accomplished individuals who aren't necessarily seeking a change — but are open to exploring new challenges.

BarkerGilmore’s Financial recruitment search team understands the American and international regulatory landscape. Our knowledge and experience allow us to conduct the most effective recruitment searches for legal and compliance assignments in the financial industry. We have access to top executive talent and have successfully completed searches for global and regional banks, as well as financial technology, private equity and wealth management firms.

But these are just a few of the financial sectors that we serve. We can help you find legal and compliance executive talent throughout the financial services industry, including the following subsectors:

  • Banking
  • Capital markets
  • Commercial real estate
  • Financial services
  • Insurance
  • Investment banking
  • Investment management
  • Real estate
  • Venture capital and private equity

We are a process-driven boutique executive search firm exclusively serving companies in the U.S. We are dedicated to placing General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officers and their direct reports. When you work with us, our search consultants use a blend of professional searching and their connections to industry resources to help you build strong legal and compliance departments. BarkerGilmore has an unmatched retention rate due to our rigorous assessment process and ability to identify strong senior-level talent.

Additional Factors That Separate BarkerGilmore From Other Finance Compliance and Legal Recruiters

The benefits of choosing BarkerGilmore over other financial services compliance and legal executive recruiting organizations include:

  • Impressive 98% success rate for filling our clients' open positions over the past three years
  • Our clients are happy with our services, as evidenced by our 4.7/5.0 satisfaction rate
  • Our retention rate sets the bar high — 96% of the executives we placed three years ago are still with their hiring firm
  • We focus on being a diverse executive search firm — 55% of our placements in 2018 were women or minorities
  • We also fill openings quickly — it typically takes less than 100 days to find the right GC or CCO and only 90 days for a compliance officer or specialist attorney
  • Our flexible, performance-based fee arrangement ensures we will earn our fee — your money is always well spent when you enlist the services of BarkerGilmore

Contact Us Whenever You Need Finance Legal and Compliance Executive Recruiters That Deliver Results

Learn more about what makes BarkerGilmore the best choice among all the finance legal and compliance recruitment organizations. Contact us for additional information about our recruiting services and a no-obligation quote today.


John Gilmore

John Gilmore

Managing Partner
Chair, Financial Services


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