A financial markets
search firm.

About Us.

Chilmark Search is a low profile, high performance boutique offering an insightful, radically transparent and results-oriented search experience from offices in London and New York.

All our search mandates are executed by our experienced partners, and each search is custom-crafted to our client's specific requirements.

We provide our clients with impartial advice, a critical lens, value-add market intel and flawless execution.

Our deep networks, rigorous market research and delivery focus provide a unique platform to execute on focused search mandates from individual hires and team build-outs, to entire team lift-outs.


We partner with a select group of financial market participants:

Asset Management. Capital Markets. Family Office. Hedge Fund. Private Equity. Real Estate. Venture Capital.

We cover all major asset classes and strategies:

Commodities. Credit. Digital Assets. Equities. Fixed Income. Macro. Quantitative Strategies.

We conduct searches across a range of investment and non-investment functions:

Accounting. Compliance. Finance. Legal. Operations. Portfolio Management. Product. Project. Quant. Research. Risk. Strategy. Technology. Trading.

We are adaptable to our clients' requirements and the specific demands of the search:

Contingent. Retained. 

Our Edge.


We deliberately engage on a limited number of search mandates at any given time. This enables us to provide focused and tailored solutions which serve the best interests of our clients. Our custom-crafted approach also enables us to understand our clients' specific capabilities and differentiators, and to effectively communicate these to the right target audience.


Operating from offices in London and New York, our partnership team is highly experienced in all aspects of the search process, and has worked closely together for a number of years. The longevity of our trusted relationships, deep networks and market knowledge - on both sides of the pond - allow Chilmark to deliver a time- and resource efficient search and selection process, helping our clients to hire right every time.


We work with a select group of clients, prioritizing and cultivating long-term, meaningful relationships above single transactions, working collaboratively and discreetly to develop honest dialogue, trust and enduring partnerships.


We have worked closely together for a number of years, successfully executing on a range of search mandates at all levels across asset management (alternative / traditional), banking, fintech and financial market utilities, in both Europe and the US.

We partner on each search, collaborating effectively and leveraging each other's strengths, while holding each other accountable to a higher standard.

We have found that working together is a force multiplier which takes Chilmark beyond the sum of its parts.

Michael La Rosa

Co-Founder & Partner

New York

Risk - Quant - Strategy - Trading

Nick Careless

Co-Founder & Partner

New York

Operations - Product - Research - Trading

George Marks



Portfolio Management - Research - Strategy - Trading

Ben Ellison


New York

Compliance - Legal - Regulatory

Justin Lane


New York

Data - Engineering - Quant

Tom Baker



Accounting - Finance - Operations - Risk

Thomas Waldron



Data - Engineering - Quant