As leaders throughout the Twin Cities investment community are well aware, the competition for investment management and executive talent has grown increasingly fierce over the past two years. In response to the growing demand for executive recruiting expertise in this area, SkyWaterSearch Partners is pleased to announce the launch of our new Financial Services Practice area, to be led by Julie Amende.
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“Julie brings a depth and breadth of investment advisory, institutional sales, product management, and executive recruiting experience that is nearly impossible to find,” says Adam Hoffarber, Partner. “Given her track record, goal orientation, and her high energy approach to growing this part of the business, we are delighted that she is joining SkyWater Search Partners to head up this vital area.”
Julie’s twenty-year career spans virtually every aspect of the finance, commercial banking, and institutional sales arenas. She has thrived in small, boutique firms as well as some of the largest and most prestigious financial services institutions in the country. “My passion for this industry began when I was a kid,” she says. “My dad was a fixed income trader and I grew up talking about investments at the dinner table. I was able to cultivate that passion and deepen my investment knowledge throughout my career leading me to where I am today.”
For Julie, the key to matching the right candidates with top-tier positions is having a deep understanding of how superior investment teams work together. “I feel like I have an advantage because I know nuances and intricacies of investment placements. I have a thorough knowledge of what works in this industry and I believe that everything I’ve learned so far has prepared me for this incredible opportunity at SkyWater.”
We are very excited to have Julie bring her vision for talent strategy and leadership development to our new Financial Services practice area. Please join us in welcoming her!