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 Founder, Partner, and a Managing Director of Solomon Page, a Manhattan-based recruitment firm with service offerings ranging from C-suite executive search to temporary staffing across a broad range of functional and industry lines of business. Scott provides leadership and direction for the execution of the company’s vision and objectives, which was named “New York’s Largest Executive Search Firm” in 2020 by Crain’s New York Business.

In addition to leading the company at large, Scott has built and led the Financial Services division since the firm’s inception in 1990; growing the division into one of the most sought after retained executive search practices in the industry. For 30 years, highly respected global financial institutions including investment banks, alternative asset managers, private equity, and private family offices across both developed and emerging markets have turned to Scott for his expertise in building long-term team management strategies. The exclusive search process which he has developed combines thorough organizational mapping, competitive analysis, and deep, first-hand knowledge of the industry. This distinct combination has honed Scott’s well-known ability to grasp the real needs of a business and build teams and cultures across the industry.

The skills and philosophy that he brings to his clients’ searches have also helped Scott expand the Financial Services Division of Solomon Page. He is actively engaged in the recruitment and retention of key contributors to the Financial Services division, who are the most valuable assets in the long-term growth of the business.

Scott continues to play a key role in the growth and evolution of the Solomon Page brand and participates in the expansion of the business as it continues to be one of the most successful recruitment firms in the United States. Honored in 2020 by Inc Magazine as one of the “Best Workplaces in the U.S.”, Solomon Page has grown into a $200M+ organization with over 300 employees, fifteen regional offices in the United States and one in London, England. Additionally, Solomon Page has been amongst the “Top Privately Held Companies in the New York Area” by Crain’s New York Business, and one of “America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms” by Forbes for five consecutive years.

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 almost twenty years of executive search and client advisory experience, partnering with clients across major sell-side and buy-side firms. Edward specializes in senior level and C-suite executive search across fixed income, equity derivatives, flow, structured and securitized credit products, private and illiquid credit, commodities, debt and equity capital markets, distressed credit and special situations investing, systematic strategies and emerging markets. Edward also partners with clients for key business initiative hiring projects including team builds, tactical product and strategy hires, strategic introductions and overall platform builds.

Prior to joining Solomon Page in 2009, Edward worked for over three years as a Principal at Rhodes Associates and over 6 years at Alliance Consulting where he successfully helped develop and grow their Global Markets executive search and advisory platforms. Before joining the executive search world, he worked in the Fixed Income Division at Merrill Lynch constructing portfolio solutions for institutional and private banking clients.

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

Jacob Navon

Jacob specializes in senior-level searches in all relevant job functions within the Asset Management industry as well as in the Wealth Management and Hedge Fund sectors. Jacob has successfully executed a full spectrum of assignments on behalf of clients ranging from small investment boutiques and hedge funds to large, globally-integrated asset management companies. In addition to single placements, Jacob has a particular expertise in asset management team lift outs. Jacob has more than thirty years of financial services experience as an investment manager and an executive search professional.

Before joining Solomon Page, Jacob was Partner at Westwood Partners, a boutique search firm serving the asset management industry. Prior to entering search, Jacob spent ten years in the asset management industry including positions at Paloma Partners, Columbus Circle, and The Boston Company. He began his career in fixed income sales and trading at Salomon Brothers Inc.

Jacob holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and both a BA and MA in Natural Science from the University of Cambridge, U.K.

Claude Schwab

Claude specializes in talent strategy and senior-level searches in all relevant job functions within the Asset Management industry, with a special focus on investment professionals in the alternative investment/hedge fund sector. Claude has successfully executed a full spectrum of assignments on behalf of alternative asset management clients ranging from family offices and small investment boutiques to the largest asset managers and hedge funds in the world. In addition to single placements, Claude has expertise in asset management team lift outs and asset manager separately managed account (SMA) allocation programs for capital-seeking investment professionals and teams.

Claude has more than 20 years of investment subject matter expertise, first as a venture capital and acquisitions investment manager and then as an executive search professional and firm founder. Before joining Solomon Page, Claude served as Bridgewater Associates’ in-house talent strategist for senior investment talent and consulted to BW’s CIO team for several years. Earlier in his career, Claude founded a hedge fund executive search and media firm which was acquired by Heidrick & Struggles (NASDQ: HSII) and where Claude then served as partner in charge of alternative asset management for North America.

Claude began his business career in media and entertainment strategy consulting and venture capital, and holds an MBA from The Wharton School, an MA from Columbia University, and a BA from The University of Pennsylvania. He is the founder of HFObserver, an online media site that tracks human capital developments in the alternative asset management/hedge fund universe.

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.

David Trevena

David specializes in recruiting mid- and senior-level sales/marketing professionals primarily in Asset Management and Alternative Asset Management, including within Hedge Funds and Private Equity. David has over twenty years of experience in executive search for the financial services industry and has worked in New York, San Francisco, and London.

Prior to joining Solomon Page, he was Principal at Westwood Partners for fifteen years, and before that he spent thirteen years as a search consultant in New York with Cook Associates as Vice President and Head of their financial service group. He also served as Managing Principal of Riotto-Jones, a boutique search firm specializing in asset management. Prior to entering search, David worked in the advertising and consulting fields.

David earned his diploma in Business Administration from Kingston University in the U.K.