David Barrett Partners (DBP) is pleased to announce that Paul Ciancarelli, most recently a Partner and senior member of Korn Ferry International’s Asset and Wealth Management Practice, has joined DBP in their Boston office. With this move, Paul rejoins a former colleague, Bob Gorog, also a Partner in the DBP Boston office.

“This is an important hire for DBP as the investment and wealth management industries continue to evolve and grow” stated Managing Partner David Barrett. “Paul is a known quantity to us, a great cultural fit; and he brings complementary areas of recruiting expertise within traditional, alternative and wealth management that will enable DBP to further expand our product offerings.”

“I am truly excited to be part of a world class boutique exclusively dedicated to the investment and wealth management industries, while working with a like-minded, client focused team of both new and former colleagues,” said Paul Ciancarelli.

Paul has dedicated his career to recruiting in the investment and wealth management areas. Prior to being a Partner at Korn Ferry, Paul began his career at CTPartners where he was a senior member of the firm’s Financial Services Practices.

Paul specializes in recruiting senior leaders within traditional and alternative investment firms, OCIO’s, multi-family offices, wealth managers, insurance companies and fintech platforms. He has successfully recruited Presidents and CEO’s, Global Heads of Distribution, Chief Marketing Officers and Heads of Product Strategy as well as team leaders and individual contributors across all distribution channels.

He also partners with a diverse spectrum of wealth managers to recruit across functional verticals from Presidents and CEOs to leaders in investments, sales and marketing, and infrastructure.

Paul frequently advises asset and wealth management organizations on evolving distribution models, best practices for building and retaining diverse teams and inclusive cultures, and effective compensation strategies.

Paul earned a master’s degree in Human Resources & Organizational Behavior from Suffolk University and a bachelor’s degree in Business from Providence College. He is an active volunteer in his local community and enjoys coaching various youth sports programs.