Sarah Burley Reid is a senior member of the firm’s Financial Services Practice and specializes in executive searches within investment management and wealth management. She also co-leads the firm’s global Private Wealth Management Practice. Sarah focuses on the recruiting of senior executives, investment professionals and sales, marketing and client service leaders.

Wide-ranging experience with asset management and wealth management firms

  • In her search practice, Sarah works with a variety of client organizations, including institutional asset managers, wealth management firms, endowments and foundations, family offices, hedge funds, private equity firms and funds of funds. Based in the firm’s New York office, she has partnered with clients across the United States as well as internationally. She has also been a recipient of the firm’s annual award for the highest quality client service.
  • With more than 15 years of management consulting and executive recruiting experience, Sarah brings deep industry knowledge. Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, she was a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton, where she advised senior management of Fortune 500 companies on a variety of strategic and operational issues. Her clients included leading players in the financial services, media, telecommunications and manufacturing industries.
  • Earlier in her career, Sarah served as research manager for The VIP Forum, a program of the Corporate Executive Board, which provides strategic research services to investment management firms, mutual fund complexes, private banks and trust companies.

Sarah graduated from Harvard College, where she received her A.B., cum laude, in history and literature. She also holds an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

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