Ellen Yaffe

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Ellen Yaffe provides clients with market-leading insights to successfully recruit impactful senior talent. Based in New York, Ellen works with regional and multinational banks, as well as investment managers and insurance companies. She specializes in functional C-suite work, with a particular emphasis on governance roles, including General Counsel, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and other regulatory roles. She leverages her more than 25 years of human resources and executive search experience to provide clients with a tailored solution to their most pressing talent challenges.

Ellen joined Russell Reynolds Associates after more than five years with a boutique European financial services search firm. Based in Geneva for this role, she recruited top talent from across EMEA for the wealth and management space. Previously, Ellen was a Managing Director in Strategic Resourcing for Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, working in London and Paris. Before her career in executive search, Ellen worked in human resources at the Schering-Plough Research Institute in New Jersey.

Ellen holds a BA in psychology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and an MA in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and has completed the Executive Leadership Program at Harvard University. She speaks fluent French.
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Executive Search Financial Services Legal, Risk, and Compliance Officers

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