John Kim is a consultant in Spencer Stuart’s New York office. He has nearly 25 years of senior executive recruiting experience, with an extensive track record of advising clients across the globe on board and leadership recruitment, succession and human capital strategy. He has deep experience in investment and corporate banking, capital markets, financial products distribution, trading and risk management.

Financial Services Search Expert

  • John has held senior leadership positions at multiple global executive recruiting firms, and has completed numerous senior executive and C-level searches across the financial services industry worldwide.
  • Before joining Spencer Stuart, John was the co-founder of JJ Bergen & Associates, a boutique search firm specializing in financial services.
  • Earlier, John served as the managing partner of global practices at another large international search firm, overseeing the entire industry practice as well as managing over 70 offices worldwide. In addition, John served as the chairman of the operating committee and member of its executive committee.
  • Prior to this, John led the global markets practice at another leading international search firm.

John earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Columbia University. He has published extensively on human resource management and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and other leading international media outlets. He previously served as a member of the board of trustees at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia for six years.

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