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Executive Recruiting

Our business model is simple yet profound:

We match great people with great companies, and great companies with each other

Network. Learn. Grow.

Gladstone Group’s Annual M&A Conference is the wealth management industry’s premier event for successful Registered Investment Advisors who want to learn more about how to surpass their firm’s goals via a merger or acquisition.

The audience is RIAs, the format is engaging, and the business opportunities are plentiful.

Save the Date: May 2-3, 2024

Location: W Hotel Philadelphia

Team

Daniel A. Kreuter

Daniel A. Kreuter

CEO, Gladstone Group Inc
Philadelphia

Michael D. Bilotta

Michael D. Bilotta

President, Gladstone Associates LLC
Philadelphia

Derek Bruton

Derek Bruton

Senior Managing Director, Gladstone Group Inc
San Diego

Steven Clark

Steven Clark

President, DAK Associates
Philadelphia

Ashley Bang

Ashley Bang

Chief of Staff, Gladstone Group Inc
Philadelphia

Michael Kreuter

Michael Kreuter

Senior Consultant, DAK Associates
Philadelphia

Michael Spatacco, Jr.

Director of Corporate Development, Gladstone Group Inc.
Philadelphia

Lucas Torpie

Lucas Torpie, CVA

Analyst,
Gladstone Associates LLC
Philadelphia

Mike DeBaecke

Michael DeBaecke

Senior Advisor, Gladstone Group Inc.
Philadelphia

Nicolas Worontzoff

Nicolas Worontzoff

Senior Advisor, Gladstone Group Inc
Philadelphia

kerianne gilligan

Kerianne Gilligan

Client Services/Recruiting Assistant, Gladstone Group Inc.
Philadelphia

Doris Simic

Doris Simic

Client Services Associate, Gladstone Group Inc.
Philadelphia

Ali McCarthy

Ali McCarthy

(Fractional) Chief Marketing Officer, Gladstone Group Inc.
Philadelphia

Cynthia Stiles

Cynthia Stiles

Senior Analyst, Gladstone Group Inc.
San Diego

The Difference

RIA Wealth Managers, Private Equity Funds, Fin/WealthTech, Banks & Insurance Cos, Money Managers and Family Offices recognize that having the best advice and representation is critical to achieving success.

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Our Representative Tombstones

DAK Representative Searches

DAK Representative Searches

(Partial Listing)

Trust your most critical, confidential and complex searches to DAK ASSOCIATES: Intelligent Search® since 1979.

National Sales Manager

Secured a head of business development for the investment platform a prominent East Coast Broker-Dealer owned by a top-10 Insurance Company.

President Life Insurance Company

Successfully executed a presidency search for a Top 20 Life Insurance company with over 500 employees seeking to employ an aggressive growth strategy.

President and Chief Revenue Officer

Successfully installed a President for a “Top 5” global Property & Casualty Insurance Company and major Insurance brand. The President is responsible for leading strategic growth and multiple operating units including a national Agency force, Life Insurance Company, Insurance Brokerage Unit, and a Broker-Dealer.

Chief Administrative Officer

Successfully executed on a CAO search for a $55B AUM asset manager and majority-owned subsidiary of a leading regional banking institution. The CAO is responsible for leading all back office and operational infrastructure of the firm spanning Fund Administration, Trade Settlement, Client Reporting, Client Service, and IT, and bringing about process improvements in anticipation of organic/inorganic growth objectives.

Chief Compliance Officer

Successfully executed on a CCO search for a $55B AUM asset manager and majority owned subsidiary of a leading regional banking institution. The CCO is responsible for overseeing investment adviser compliance, mutual fund compliance, and leading and managing a team of 5 professionals.

Chief Financial Officer

Successfully executed on a CFO search for a multi-billion dollar Texas based financial services firm with business operations spanning Retirement, Wealth, Consulting and Cyber Security.

Chief Technology Officer

For a nationally recognized Values-based Financial Services organization that provides Retirement Solutions, Investment Products, Insurance and other benefits and services across its Affinity Group/Client Constituents (Individuals, Families, Ministries, Hospitals and Universities).

Chief Financial Officer

Successfully recruited a CFO for a cutting-edge Trading Firm with offices in Austin.

Director of Marketing

Installed the Director of Marketing for a Charlotte based financial services firm that has over $54 Billion in assets under management (Mutual Funds accounting for $5+ Billion) overseen by 150 investment and client service professionals. The Director of Marketing will manage staff, and bring an understanding of Asset Management distribution and client engagement.

Director, Corporate & Marketing Communications

Successfully secured a Director of Marketing for a $500 Billion AUM global asset manager. The Director is essentially the Chief Marketing Officer responsible for setting and executing a strategy around branding, marketing communications, digital marketing, product marketing, and investor relations, along with the management of a 25-person team.

Head of Internal Sales

Successfully carried out a search for a Head of Internal Sales for a $496 Billion AUM “Top 50” global asset manager. Firm has broad asset class capabilities spanning fixed income, equities, alternatives, and real assets and distributes across retail intermediary and institutional channel segments. Head of Internal Sales is responsible for leading a team of 22 sales professionals and managers within the intermediary channel, and responsible for implementing strategy, structure, process, skills development, and a culture of accountability within the internal sales ranks.

Head of Insurance Sales

Successfully carried out a search for a $47 Billion AUM asset manager and “Top 10” ETF provider. Firm manages unique and distinctive strategies spanning hard assets, emerging markets, fixed income and equities. The Insurance sales professional is responsible for forging relationships and building a business within the Insurance General Account sector with a suite of NAIC rated ETF strategies. Individual is also responsible for taking the reins of, servicing and growing an existing $3 Billion + Insurance sub-advisory business.

Head of Institutional Sales

Installed the Head of Institutional Sales for a $45B AUM New York based asset manager and “Top 10” ETF provider. The Head of Institutional leads a team of 6 professionals spanning Corporate/Public/E&F/Insurance/Bank Trust.

Head of National Accounts

Successfully executed on a Head of National Accounts search for a New York City based Real Estate investment firm specializing in institutional caliber real estate strategies in partnership with leading investment banks and private equity firms. The Head of National Accounts is a player /manager with responsibility to lead from the front in managing key relationships while also guiding and overseeing a team of 3 key account professionals.

Head of Relationships

Installed the Head of Relationships for a nationally recognized RIA aggregator and investment platform provider. The Head of Relationships is responsible for managing and servicing all affiliate wealth firms under the parent umbrella and helping to take their businesses to the next level.

Regional Director

Successfully secured a Regional Director-West Coast for a $200B+ AUM quantitative investment manager and leading provider of Alternative Investment strategies. The regional Director is responsible for covering large Wealth RIA’s, Multi-Family Offices and Regional Trust Banks.

Senior Channel Manager

Senior Channel Manager for a market share leader in Alternative Investments tasked with growing a presence in non-traditional distribution outlets (Law Firms, Trust Companies, RIA’s, and Association Groups).

DAK Representative Searches

(Partial Listing)

Trust your most critical, confidential and complex searches to DAK ASSOCIATES: Intelligent Search® since 1979.

Our client is a rapidly emerging and leading disruptor within the Digital Assets/Crypto realm offering a broad street of strategies spanning Bitcoin Trust, Polkadot Trust, and Algorand Trust. DAK performed the following searches…

  • Head of Sales
  • AVP Marketing
  • Senior Analyst


Our client is considered to be the second largest Asset Manager within the Digital Assets/Crypto realm and now in its 5th year in operation. The firm offers a broad street of strategies and exposures spanning Trust and ETF/ETP delivery vehicles. DAK performed the following searches…

  • (2) West-coast Business Development Officers (BDO’s) / RIA MFO Sales
  • Complete buildout and expansion of Internal Sales team and Hybrid sales structure
  • Associate-Middle Office
  • Director of Controls and Fund Administration
  • Senior Index Fund Portfolio Manager


Our client is a leading service provider and the dominant market share player in Staking services for the Digital Assets/Crypto realm, and now in its third year of operation.

  • Head of Sales

DAK Representative Searches

(Partial Listing)

Trust your most critical, confidential and complex searches to DAK ASSOCIATES: Intelligent Search® since 1979.

Senior Advisor – Identified and secured a HNW Advisor with a $150M aum book, exiting a Global Bank to a boutique Multi Family Office.

Portfolio Manager – Successfully installed a Portfolio Manager (PM) for a $1.4 Billion AUM Wealth RIA that builds and delivers customized and comprehensive investment portfolios for HNW/UHNW individuals and families. The PM is responsible for managing approximately 40 client portfolios in keeping with the firm’s investment process and philosophy.

CEO – Successfully installed a CEO for a $1.4 Billion AUM Wealth RIA that provides truly holistic wealth planning to ultra high-net-worth individuals and families ($25 Million +) spanning investments, sophisticated insurance and estate planning, charitable planning, and business consulting to owners of closely held businesses. The primary stakeholder is planning his exit from the business and is sunsetting within 3-5 years. The CEO has responsibility for a 30-person organization with the responsibility for bringing day-to-day leadership, strategic planning, and building and leading a sustainable business into the future.

Head of Wealth RIA – Successfully executed a search for the Wealth RIA affiliate of a Texas-based Financial Services firm. The Head of Wealth is responsible for managing the day-to-day efforts of a fast growing wealth operation, driving process improvements, and devising and executing a strategy for growth.

VP Investments – Successfully executed a search for an East Coast-based $5 Billion AUM Wealth RIA. The VP Investments is a CFA chartered role and responsible for manager search and selection and for vetting all outside investment strategies and solutions for the firm.

Client Advisor – Successfully executed a search for a multi-Billion dollar Wealth RIA that provides holistic wealth services to ultra high-net-worth individuals and families. The firm operates with a high touch “pod system”, and the client advisor is attached to a lead advisor and responsible for providing outstanding service and relationship management to high net worth individuals, households, and owners of closely held businesses.

Client Advisor – Assisted a $1.2 Billion multi-family office in the strategy and selection of “Nextgen” client support professional.

CFP, Fee-Based Financial Planner – Successfully performed a tuck-in of a CFP/Planner for a $200+ Million AUM Wealth RIA based in the Midwest. The firm was looking to bolster their service model and also address future succession planning with the hire.

M&A/Tuck-In – Successfully assisted a $600+ Million AUM Wealth RIA in the pursuit and engagement of $100+ Million AUM Fee-Based Wealth Advisors and Advisory Firms as part of their strategic growth plan.

Director of Investment Operations – Identified and recruited a “change agent” for a multi-billion dollar AUM RIA.

Identified and recruited Head of M&A for an emerging RIA Aggregator, subsidiary of $200 Billion AUM investing and retirement platform.

Please call us today at (610) 834-1989.

Whether you were referred by a trusted colleague or simply doing preliminary research, we look forward to a confidential conversation to discover if our skills match your needs. We service the national market with headquarters in suburban Philadelphia.

Thank you for visiting. We look forward to working together!

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