Who we are
Risk Management Executive Search
Stirling Atlantic Associates are the specialist Global Risk Management Executive Search Consultancy. Our senior consultants have more than 20 years specialist Risk Market experience in tailoring solutions for clients’ individual search requirements. The consultancy’s sole focus is the search and placement of specialist Risk, Programme, Change Managers and Regulatory professionals across the global Market, Credit, Operational and Risk Analytics markets. This coverage extends across the hedge funds and asset managers, private wealth management and family offices, private equity, investment banks, commodity trading houses, brokerage and electronic trading platforms, insurance companies, fintech and payments, regulators and consultancies sectors throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia.
The sole focus of Stirling Atlantic Associates is the global Risk Market and the key talent within these markets. Our unique knowledge and market intelligence of changes and developments across the Risk sector allows us to move rapidly on assignments, working to tight time frames when necessary. The highly consultative approach to each assignment means that Stirling Atlantic Associates can identify quickly clients’ specific requirements, research, short list, arrange interviews and complete negotiations within the shortest possible time frames. Through our experience and positive search and closing techniques it ensures the minimum of time is lost between assignment identification and the candidate being on board in a productive environment.
David entered the executive Risk Management search market in 2000. Prior to founding Stirling Atlantic Associates David was one of two key individuals mandated to set up and build out the Global Risk Management division for a boutique executive search firm. Over the course of David’s 9 year tenure with that firm he helped grow the Risk business from a London centric operation into a truly global franchise operating across the three major financial centers of London, New York and Hong Kong.
During this time the team grew to a total headcount of 10. David has experience of recruiting Risk Executives from Director to Chief Risk Officer levels.
Nick has been involved in executive level Risk Management search since 2003. Prior to founding Stirling Atlantic Associates he was a key figure in the development and build out of the Global Risk division for a boutique executive search firm where he developed a strong reputation in the global risk market. Nick has recruited a variety of chief risk officers, risk directors, global heads, and other senior risk executes across all risk disciplines in every major financial hub.
Nick’s holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Greenwich, London. He speaks fluent Swedish.
Stirling Atlantic Associates place their primary focus on their relationships with Clients and Candidates.
Stirling Atlantic Associates philosophy is to work in partnership with a small number of leading national and international organisations across all Risk Management related sectors of their businesses. Our aim is to add value to our clients businesses by identifying and securing the best professional human resource to develop and protect the firm’s Risk taking activities.
Stirling Atlantic Associates reputation is based solely on their ability to deliver mandates. They provide a transparent and simple methodology to any mandate and delivery is underpinned by continuous research across the market.
EMEA Head of Liquidity Risk, Investment Bank, London
Chief Credit Officer Europe, Investment Bank, London
EMEA Head of Hedge Fund Credit Risk, Investment Bank, London
Head of Americas Central Regulatory Risk, Investment Bank, New York
Global Head of Risk Reporting and Analysis, Investment Bank, London
EMEA Head of Market Risk Capital, Investment Bank, London
Americas Head of Model Validation, Investment Bank, New York
Global Head of Risk Projects, Investment Bank, London
Global Head of E-Trading Risk, Financial Institution, New York
Global Head of Emerging Markets Market Risk, Investment Bank, London
Global Head of Securities Lending Risk, Financial Institution, Boston
Global Head of Credit Risk, Investment Bank, Moscow
Asia Head of Private Wealth Management Risk, Private Bank, Hong Kong
EMEA Head of Private Wealth Management Risk, Private Bank, Switzerland
Global Head of Operational Risk, Investment Bank, New York
Chief Risk Officer $5bln+ Hedge Fund, London