Paul Ciancarelli


Paul has dedicated his career to recruiting in the investment and wealth management industry. Prior to joining David Barrett Partners in 2021, he was a partner at Korn Ferry and 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 and insurance companies. 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. Additionally, he partners with a diverse spectrum of wealth managers and fintech platforms to recruit senior leaders across client facing, investment and operational roles.

Paul frequently advises asset and wealth management organizations on evolving distribution and client engagement 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.