Our Team

The professional recruiters at Solomon Page’s Financial Services division have decades of experience in the executive search industry, and in-depth expertise in financial markets around the globe.

Scott Page

Scott Page is a founding partner, and a Managing Director of Solomon Page, a Manhattan based provider of staffing solutions (temporary, contract, temp to perm, project staffing, direct hire and executive search) and heads the Financial Services division since the firm’s inception in 1990. 

Scott has almost thirty years of experience in the executive search industry and is widely respected as a market leader in the recruitment of senior financial services professionals on a global basis across both developed and emerging markets. 

Under his strategy, Scott spearheads the Financial Services division of the firm and works closely and extensively with the senior management teams of major buy-side and sell-side global institutions to define business opportunities and to attract talented professionals. Scott provides leadership and talent consulting services to his clients which has empowered those businesses to not only reach, but in many cases surpass their goals. Scott has formed strategic consulting relationships with his clients who are the top level executives at some of the largest and highly respected global financial institutions. Wall Street considers him an industry expert of executive search and financial services consulting and as such has appeared on Bloomberg TV and CNBC.

The skills and philosophy that he brings to his clients’ searches have also helped Scott expand the Financial Services Division of Solomon Page. Over the past 25 years, Scott has grown the Financial Services Division into one of the most sought after retained executive search practices in the industry. 

Scott has also nurtured the evolution of the Solomon Page brand and participates in the collaboration and expansion of Solomon Page as it continues to be one of the most successful executive search firms and is listed by Crain’s as one of the New York Area’s 200 Largest Privately Held Companies. The rapid growth of Solomon Page resulted in a public offering in 1994 and privatization through a management buyout in 2000. The firm is headquartered in New York City with eight regional offices in the United States and one office in the United Kingdom.

Douglas Sharf

Doug has been in the financial services industry since 1986 and in executive recruitment since 1989. He joined Solomon Page's Financial Services Division in 1991 as a Managing Director and works on senior level searches in corporate banking, corporate finance, M&A, principal finance, special situations, trading, sales, research, asset management, capital markets, and corporate and investment banking businesses for major sell- and buy-side clients. Doug is widely respected for his understanding of the talent pool in equity and fixed income including flow and structured credit, rates, derivatives, foreign exchange, capital markets, prime brokerage, and risk management. He conducts searches both locally and internationally.

Prior to his career in executive search, Doug was an investment analyst for an international equity fund manager in New York. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Computer Science from the University of Buffalo.

Edward Fernand

Edward is a Managing Director in the Financial Services Division at Solomon Page and has over twelve years of global banking & capital markets executive search and client advisory experience, working with major sell-side and buy-side firms.  Prior to joining Solomon Page in 2009, Ed worked for over three years as a Principal at Rhodes Associates, where he successfully helped build the Global Banking & Markets Executive Search. At Rhodes, he also developed the Global Markets Client Advisory business that provided client and HR managers with competitive intelligence, in-depth market research, and introductions to opportunistic business initiatives. Prior to joining Rhodes Associates, Ed worked at Alliance Consulting for over eight years as a Team Leader and helped build their executive search platform across global markets.

Ed specializes in fixed income, structured credit products, energy, commodities, foreign exchange, investment banking, capital finance and structured solutions, debt and equity capital markets, distressed and special situations, and emerging markets. 

Before joining the search world, Ed worked in the Fixed Income Division at Merrill Lynch, constructing portfolio solutions for private banking and institutional clients.

Ed holds a B.S. dual degree in Finance & Economics from Fordham University’s College of Business Administration. He also earned a Financial Risk Management degree from New York University and received his MBA in Finance from Fordham University.

Brett Nortman

Brett is a Director in Solomon Page’s Financial Services Division, working across the fixed income, equities, currencies, commodities, investment banking, and capital markets businesses of major sell- and buy-side firms. He joined Solomon Page in January 2008 and has served as Head of Research for the Financial Services Division. Prior to joining Solomon Page, Brett worked at Morgan Stanley in their Equity Sales division, working on institutional clients solutions across equity based structured products.

Brett received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Hofstra University.