William Foley is a consultant in Spencer Stuart’s Financial Services, Global Banking & Markets and Private Equity practices. He brings more than a decade of experience conducting executive searches in the industry, serving clients across the global banking and markets, private equity, and alternative investment sectors.

Deep financial services executive search expertise

  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, William was the global co-leader of investment banking and capital markets at another global executive search firm, specialising in searches for senior leaders, including CEOs, for investment banking, private equity, hedge fund and private equity-backed clients.
  • William also has an extensive track record in executive search within the investment banking and financing space, with a focus on investment banking, capital Markets and financing. He also worked with private equity and alternative assets firms, with an emphasis on strategies including credit investing, special situations, distressed debt and direct-lending.
  • Previously, William was a partner with a boutique financial services executive search firm, where he established and led the debt markets and financing practice.

William received a BA (honours) in history of art from University of Manchester and an MSc (honours) in international management for Japan from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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