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.

Sectors & Functions.

Chilmark specializes primarily in mid to senior level placements with a select group of financial market participants:

Asset Management client base includes alternative and traditional managers across all strategies; hedge funds, boutiques, family offices, private banks, real estate and wealth managers, both on and offshore.

Private Equity and Venture Capital clients range from boutique early stage investors to the largest global private equity funds; we also have extensive experience working with these funds’ [primarily Fintech] portfolio companies.

Banking clients range from the boutique to the bulge bracket.

We have extensive experience conducting successful searches across a range of functions:

Compliance | Finance | Legal | Operations | Product | Project | Quant | Risk | Strategy | Technology | Trading

Why Chilmark?


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.

Long-term relationships

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.


Ben Ellison (NY), George Marks (LDN), Michael La Rosa (NY) and Nick Careless (NY) 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.

Contact Us.

New York
+1 (646) 809 2800

+44 (0) 203 746 1635

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