OneWire Executive Search

OneWire Executive Search provides full-service recruiting and human capital consulting across the financial services industry. We are the only executive search team with access to OneWire’s talent community of over 350,000 finance professionals. Our team leverages this unique resource, along with our deep industry relationships and expertise, to provide our clients with the highest caliber of human capital solutions.

We focus on executing searches across:

  • Investment banking
  • Private equity/Venture capital
  • Hedge funds
  • Portfolio companies

Our clients, ranging from global financial firms to fast-growing startups, leverage our team for:

  • Comprehensive recruiting services
  • Consultation on industry hiring trends
  • Leadership planning
  • Team build-outs

Our Team

Mary Gay Townsend

Senior Managing Director

Mary Gay is one of the founding members of OneWire and is Senior Managing Director of OneWire Executive Search. She was previously Managing Director at F.S. von Stade & Associates Executive Search, specializing in private equity, hedge funds, and investment banking.

Visit Mary Gay's "Ask the Recruiter" Blog Series
There is nothing more satisfying than working with clients as they build new teams or new divisions and becoming an integral part of their strategy. The learning curve is infinite whether we are recruiting for CFOs or Investment professionals. I am always looking to present the most relevant and realistic candidates to our clients while networking with leaders and future leaders in the financial industry.
— Mary Gay Townsend
Chandler Holbrook

Senior Recruiter

Chandler supports the private equity and asset management practice at OneWire Executive Search. She joined OneWire in 2010 as a Corporate Sales Manager, growing recruitment relationships with financial services firms and bringing regional expertise to engagements with Asia-based clients.

I love search because, at its essence, it’s about helping companies build great teams and helping people land opportunities that they would not have had access to otherwise. There’s no greater reward than watching a firm hire the best candidate for the job and knowing that we were a large part in making that happen.
— Chandler Holbrook
Kylie Hart

Associate Recruiter

Kylie supports the financial services group at OneWire Executive Search. Prior to joining the team, Kylie interned at Pershing LLC, a subsidiary of BNY Mellon, in their segment marketing department. She holds a B.A. from Hobart and William Smith College, where she majored in Latin Language and minored in Economics and European Studies.

It is exciting to be a part of such a dedicated team. From the moment the client outlines their needs to meeting each prospect, we are constantly looking for ways to find the best candidate possible. Because no two searches are alike, bringing a search to completion takes both persistence and perseverance. When you can finally meet the client’s expectations by delivering the right person, the hard work really does pay off.
— Kylie Hart

Recently Completed Searches

Portfolio Manager and Deputy Head of Research Multi-Billion AUM Family Office

Director, Latin American Investment Banking Premier TMT-focused Investment Bank

Vice President, Private Equity Fundraising Boutique Private Placement Firm

Director, Capital Markets Financial Technology Firm

Regional Managing Director Secondaries Private Equity Firm

COO/CFO NYC-based Venture Fund

Senior Equity Analyst Family Office

Assistant Portfolio Manager Global Asset Manager

Pre-MBA Associate TMT-focused Private Equity/Venture Capital Firm

Structured Products Sales Financial Technology Firm

Portfolio Administrator Global Asset Manager

Director, Technology Venture Capital Investments Global Life Insurance Company

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For Client Inquiries

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  • New York, NY 10016
  • P: (646)786-0852
"I was very impressed with your professionalism and discretion throughout the entire process. Your market knowledge and sound guidance enabled me to move into a leadership role at VC fund in fewer than 45 days. I would not have been aware of this exceptional opportunity without your insights and support every step of the way."
COO/CFO
NYC Venture Capital Fund
"Thank you. You truly hit it out of the park in managing our recent search. After several shots at this, we simply were spinning our wheels, as was our previous search firm. In the end, because of your dedication, we found a candidate who is better than we had ever hoped and I look forward to working with you again in the future."
Head of Human Resources
MEAG (Munich Re subsidiary)
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