B. Riley Farber Launches Dedicated Financial Services Search Practice

With our ongoing success and growth in supporting the financial services sector, B. Riley Farber has formally established a Financial Services recruiting practice within our Interim Management and Executive Search business unit.

This new practice is specifically designed to help private equity, venture capital and asset management firms—along with pension funds, investment banks and family offices—address their unique human capital challenges.

Leah McGillivray Palko has been appointed Principal and leader of this practice area. With over 14 years of executive search experience, Leah brings a wealth of financial sector insights to the table—having completed multiple mid to executive-level searches across various functional areas within the sector. This, coupled with her reputation and exceptional network, made her the natural choice.

“In addition to the advisory work we engage in for private equity firms, we are excited to expand our services from a human capital perspective. With an emphasis on creating value through talent, we see exciting changes in the financial services sector. We also see many opportunities that will allow us to create executive search strategies, including interim management solutions, for our clients,” said Ian Brenner, Partner.

“This is an exciting opportunity and I believe B. Riley Farber is perfectly positioned to help financial services companies achieve their talent objectives,” said Leah. “Our success will always be measured by the success of our clients and candidates, and we will be bringing this people-centric approach to everything we do in this sector.”

Coupled with our offices in Vancouver and Calgary and our global reach—B. Riley Farber is the exclusive Canadian partner of IIC Partners—we have the resources and capabilities to successfully place the right talent for our private equity and other financial services clients.

About Farber

B. Riley Farber is an independent business advisory firm that provides practical solutions to complex financial and operating problems. We have a reputation for responsiveness and a track record of helping our clients achieve their objectives and overcome challenges.

We successfully partner and work with the leadership of North American companies, their advisors, lenders and other professionals. Our diverse team of business-savvy professionals operates seamlessly to provide services across the areas of restructuring, financial, human capital, and consulting.

With offices in Toronto, across Ontario, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, B. Riley Farber is positioned to advise businesses across Canada. Our global alliance extends our reach and provides opportunities in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and beyond, reflecting the increasingly global nature of business. Established in 1979, B. Riley Farber continues to grow by fostering an unparalleled collaborative approach and by actively aligning interests with our clients.

Making business work better, together.

For additional information, contact:

Ian Brenner
Senior Managing Director