Executive Search Focused Exclusively within Asset and Wealth Management

ECK Consulting has over 30 years of experience in recruiting for executive level positions in the Asset and Wealth Management industry. We are a results-oriented executive search company, invested in developing successful, long-term partnerships with our clients.

We provide the personalized care of a boutique firm and the support, industry knowledge, and access to top-tier talent typical of larger firms. We work with small start-ups to multinational asset managers. By accepting no more than ten assignments per year and conducting no more than three searches at a time, we are able to provide our clients with unparalleled service and focused attention.

Executive Level Positions include:

  • CEO/President/COO
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Senior Portfolio Managers across both Traditional and Alternative Asset Classes
  • Key Executives within Marketing, Sales, Client Service, Finance, Technology, Compliance, and Human Resources

For more information regarding our Executive Search service, please Contact Us.

The Premier Source for Recruiting Top Female Talent 

WE – Women Executives is a division of ECK Consulting that specializes in the recruitment of senior-level female executives in Asset & Wealth Management. We provide our clients with unparalleled access to a diverse slate of candidates for each engagement we undertake. In addition, WE – Women Executives has a dynamic multi-platform social media presence dedicated to addressing issues specifically facing women as well as profiling female leaders working in Asset & Wealth Management.

Learn more about WE – Women Executives and our commitment to increasing women’s representation in senior management and in the boardroom.

In addition to our traditional executive search service, we also offer an “Unbundled Search” approach (US).  This service offers an alternative, cost-effective option to full blown executive search.  While ECK Consulting focuses on executive level talent,  US specializes in middle management talent in all functional areas with annual compensation ranging from $300 to $500K.

Whether you want to utilize your own internal resources or simply don’t have the budget for a “full service” search, our Unbundled Search (US) service is a smart and cost effective solution to recruiting passive middle management talent.

We will do all the leg work for you – conduct custom research and rigorous candidate development resulting in a short list of candidates for you or your internal staff to interview. Please note that all personal interviews will be conducted by you, the client. After presentation of our short list of candidates, we will work with you on scheduling, follow up, feedback and reference checking for each prospect until the search is completed. US is offered on a fixed-fee basis.

Examples of Unbundled assignments:

  • Mutual Fund Wholesaler
  • Associate Portfolio Manager
  • Client Service Representative
  • Marketing Communications Manager

For more information regarding our Unbundled Search service, please Contact Us.

What Makes Us Different?


Our exclusive focus on executive level assignments within Asset and Wealth Management makes us industry experts.


ALL candidate development as well as ALL candidate interviews are conducted solely by Ellen Kinlin. Two dedicated research assistants support these efforts.


We have self-imposed limits on the number of assignments and clients. The majority of our business is from repeat customers, therefore our off limits list is small as compared to large firms with multiple offices and hundreds of restrictions.


We operate with a team of support staff and research assistants whose average tenure is ten years, ensuring expertise at every level of our organization.


We are committed to identifying a diverse pool of candidates for every client. With a passion for supporting women in the workplace.


Our final retainer is due upon successful results only.

Our Process

We listen to all key voices to identify the scope of responsibility, strategic objectives, required experience and desirable attributes for the position. Our on-site analysis helps us understand organizational relationships and corporate culture.

We define the responsibilities of and qualifications for the position which, upon your approval, guides our search efforts.

Extensive custom research is conducted for each client. Research is the core of our business. We utilize our own proprietary database as well as a worldwide network of resources and contacts to identify top talent. Likely prospects are screened to evaluate experience, personal characteristics, management style and potential cultural fit.

We conduct in depth personal face-to-face interviews to evaluate and assess candidates.  We also use video conferencing as a pre-screen option when needed.

We provide a written, confidential report on each prospective candidate.

We coordinate face-to-face meetings, feedback and follow-up activities.

We gather reference information which will include conversations with superiors, subordinates and peers.

Sample Assignments


President, Wirehouse Distribution $1,500,000

Global Chief of Sales, Marketing & Client Service-Institutional $3,000,000

COO, Retail Business $1,850,000 MD, Institutional Sales $1,500,000

Global Head of Product Development $2,000,000

Head, Institutional Business $2,500,000

President, Retirement Services $1,500,000

Chief Marketing Officer $1,000,000

Partner, Institutional Sales-Hedge Funds $2,000,000


Senior Portfolio Manager, Large Cap Growth $1,000,000

Senior Portfolio Manager, High Yield $600,000

Team Leader, Growth Equities $3,000,000

CIO, Equity Division $5,000,000

Group Head, Treasuries $1,200,000

Senior Portfolio Manager, Small Cap Growth $1,500,000

CIO, Fixed Income $4,000,000 Sector Head, Bonds $950,000

Global Head of Research $3,000,000