Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Wilton & Bain Appoints Two Key Executives in U.S. Operations

Wilton & Bain has added two key professionals to its operations in the U.S. Katie Vande Water, based in Boston, and Fred Davis, based in New York. Both join as Partners supporting our growth in the U.S under Managing Partners Lisa Peacock Edwards and Gary Landes.

Lisa says, “After a very successful 2019, we are very excited to be able to add Katie and Fred to our business as Partners. Our strategy to continue to disrupt the executive search and leadership advisory market is driven through key hires such as these. As Wilton & Bain builds out the business further, we need bright, entrepreneurial and innovative Partners with a proven track record in their fields – both Katie and Fred deliver this for us. We are excited about what we can do together as a team

Katie Vande Water joins Wilton & Bain bringing more than 25 years of Financial Services and Life Sciences expertise. Vande Water successfully partners with clients to place senior-level executives throughout the Investment Management & Research, Private Wealth Management, Investment Operations & Servicing, Financial Officers, Audit, Compliance & Legal, and Risk Management sectors.

Prior to joining Wilton & Bain, Vande Water served as a Partner and Managing Director at other executive search firms specializing in Financial Services.

Fred Davis is a 15+ year executive search professional who has generated immense success across recruitment engagements worldwide. Fred has recruited key executives from HR, Corporate Finance and Technology to Risk, Trading and Strategy. Fred has a keen focus in Quant Finance & Risk for global Investment Banks, Hedge Funds and Asset Managers.

Fred was formerly CEO of Opus FS where he built a global search practice focused on financial engineering, development & modeling and research for a Tier 1 Investment Bank and a Top 5 fund. In addition, Fred successfully led a large-scale engagement with a top blockchain technology firm with global growth ambitions. He is currently Global Quant Finance & Risk Management Partner. 

David Heron, CEO adds “We are delighted to welcome Fred and Katie to Wilton & Bain. Their additions provide additional Partner level credibility to support Lisa and the team, and add more weight to our growing business in the United States from our offices in New York, Boston and San Francisco. Strategically, the US is a critical market for the firm, and we are excited to have these key individuals as part of the organisation as we continue to build the Group”