Chicago,February 18, 2004 – Risk Talent Associates, a risk management executive search firm, announced today that it has added a Managing Director to its team and increased its geographic reach to better serve clients.
Elisa K. Spain, President of EKS Consulting, is joining Risk Talent Associates as Managing Director. Elisa has over 20 years of experience in risk management and financial services. Five years ago, Ms. Spain founded EKS Consulting, a marketing consultancy focused on risk management. Prior to EKS, Ms Spain was a Senior Vice President at Northern Trust where her responsibilities included developing risk management products and services for buy side investors (pension funds, investment managers). Ms. Spain holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Risk Talent has also opened a New York office to complement its existing Chicago presence. Located in mid-town at 245 Park Avenue, the New York office will improve Risk Talent’s ability to serve companies and individuals headquartered in a natural hub for risk management.
Mr. Michael Woodrow, Founder and Managing Director of Risk Talent Associates, commented that “the alliance with Ms. Spain and EKS is part of a broader strategy to grow Risk Talent Associates. Ms. Spain’s participation coupled with the opening of our New York office provides us with a natural platform to expand the reach of our services.”
About Risk Talent Associates
Risk Talent Associates (www.risktalent.com) is a search firm focused exclusively on senior and mid-level positions in the fields of market, credit and operational risk management, including both quantitative finance and ALM. Our specialization in risk management, sensitivity to the importance of the quantitative as well as the business skills required in today’s risk manager, access to the universe of risk managers, and expeditious and diligent search capabilities lead to satisfied clients. Risk Talent has offices in Chicago, IL at 200 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3100; and at 245 Park Avenue, New York, NY.