Michael Fitzgerald Joins Charles Sterling Group as Managing Director and Distribution Practice Leader

BOSTON, November 15, 2016 – Charles Sterling Group, LLC announced today that Mike Fitzgerald has joined the executive search firm’s Asset Management Practice. In this role, Mike will assume responsibility for the delivery of Charles Sterling Group’s executive search and management consulting services to new and existing clientele.

Mike brings over 30 years of asset management sales and distribution leadership experience to the firm. Prior to joining Charles Sterling Group, Mike spent six years as the Head of Intermediary Distribution at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.  Before joining Morgan Stanley Investment Management, he spent over 14 years with MFS Investment Management in a variety of leadership roles, most recently as Head of Sales and Relationship Management–Advisory Resources Group.  Mike began his career in financial services with Federated Investors.

“We are very excited to have Mike join our leadership team,” stated Fran McCormack, a Charles Sterling Group Founding Partner. “The Asset Management Industry is facing a confluence of secular trends that are reshaping distribution and product development. Mike’s depth of experience navigating the competitive landscape strengthens our capabilities and enhances our position as a leading provider of executive search consulting services to the asset management sector.”

Katie Vande Water, Charles Sterling Group’s Asset Management Investments Practice Leader, stated, “Mike’s knowledge of both institutional and retail distribution complements our current investment practice giving us the knowledge and network to provide our clients with exceptional industry trends and service.  I am looking forward to having him as part of the practice and working with him in the coming years.”


About Charles Sterling Group, LLC

Charles Sterling Group is a retained executive search firm specializing exclusively in the financial services industry. Our firm is a trusted advisor to executives in many of the world’s leading financial institutions. The partners and practice leaders of our firm are subject matter experts who recruit within specific functional areas found throughout the asset management, banking, brokerage, and insurance market sectors.

Charles Sterling Group plays a key role in positioning companies for success by equipping their leadership teams with real-time market intelligence and delivering exceptional talent on every assignment. Our clients depend on us to solve complex executive demands and organizational challenges by offering customized solutions that fit the strategic need of their clients.



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