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Boyden appoints leader of its global financial services practice

Boyden has appointed John Burr, partner at Boyden United Kingdom, as the leader of Boyden’s global financial services practice.


Boyden states that Burr has extensive experience in serving financial firms, having lived in New York, Hong Kong and London during his career in financial services search.


The company says that Burr specialises in both the traditional and Fintech subsectors of financial services across buy-side, sell-side and consulting, with a background in capital markets and investment banking prior to his search career. His track record is global, covering the breadth of the C-suite in technology, finance, risk, and operations including client coverage and product management.


Jeanne Branthover, who has served as the practice head of global financial services and managing partner of Boyden New York, has left the firm.


Trina Gordon, president & CEO of Boyden World Corporation, said, “John’s reputation from more than 20 years in the financial services sector will be a great asset to our global financial services practice and our partners worldwide, particularly taking into account the recent evolution within the sector in New York and globally.


“The US, and especially New York, are critical markets for Boyden’s global growth.


“We regularly evaluate our global capabilities and how we meet client needs. Boyden New York plays a key role in the success of our global strategy and how we serve multinational clients in financial services, consumer, technology, media, and other sectors. Expanding our capabilities is essential to Boyden’s continued growth.”


Burr commented, “The convergence of ecosystems within financial services across banking, capital markets, asset management, insurance and professional services, all in an environment of increased technological innovation and regulation, is creating a new paradigm.


“Boyden’s global expertise within each of these subsectors enables us to source talent creatively across global business lines and geographies. It is this cooperative, global approach that differentiates Boyden’s financial services business.”


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