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Selby Jennings
and The State of the Employment Market

Meet representatives of global recruitment firm, Selby Jennings, to hear insights on today's job market and recommendations on how best to work with experienced hire recruiters. Open to all Zicklin School of Business MBA and EMBA students and alumni, and undergraduate alumni with 10+ years work experience.

About Selby Jennings

Selby Jennings is a leading specialist recruitment agency for banking and financial services. For more than 15 years, we have given clients and candidates peace of mind that the recruitment process is in expert hands. Our continual investment in best-in-class technologies and consultant training enables us to recruit with speed, precision and accuracy. Today, Selby Jennings provides permanent, contract and multi-hire recruitment from our 12 global hubs around the world. Selby Jennings secures top talent for our clients across Quantitative Research & Trading, Financial Technology, Risk Management, Corporate & Investment Banking, Investment Management, Insurance & Actuarial Legal & Compliance, Sales & Trading and Commodities.


About Phaidon International

Phaidon International is the parent company of five specialist recruitment brands. Together, the Phaidon International group exists to solve one of the top challenges faced by companies globally – securing business-critical talent. From 12 offices, the Phaidon International group provides permanent and contract recruitment services around the world:

  • Selby Jennings: Banking and Financial Services
  • DSJ Global: End-to-End Supply Chain
  • EPM Scientific: Life Sciences
  • LVI Associates: Engineering and Infrastructure
  • Glocomms: Technology



J. TrudeaJack Trudeau
Executive Director at Phaidon International, the parent company of Selby Jennings

has been with Phaidon International for nine years, starting in London, and then helping to set up Phaidon's first office in North America - in New York City. Holding various roles within recruitment Jack has progressed through the ranks to now lead the North American Key Account Management and Business Development teams, as well as being responsible for all commercial partnerships.

Jack has an MBA from London School of Economics, a Masters in Corporate Strategy & Governance from Nottingham University Business School, and an Undergraduate degree in Geography, Business & The Environment from the University of Nottingham.


Kareem Bakr 
Executive Director at Selby Jennings, New York office lead 

Kareem Bakr has been with Selby Jennings since 2013 as one of the original members of the brand when it first made its debut in the States. Originally starting out as a recruiter focused on the Risk Management space, Kareem was able to quickly transition into a key leader within the wider business. Today, Kareem leads the Selby Jennings business and New York office where he is responsible for the continuous growth of the brand.

Having helped scale SJ to now more than 140 consultants in NYC and 200+ across the U.S., Kareem is dedicated to ensuring that Selby Jennings continues to be ranked as a top institution within the world of financial recruitment. He and his team have impacted the lives of over 750 candidates in the past 12 months and work with some of the most prestigious financial institutions in the world, ranging from Tier one Investment Banks to multi- billion dollar hedge funds.


 J. CostelloJamie Costello
VP Client Services & Business Development at Phaidon International 

In her role as VP Client Services & Business Development for the Americas, Jamie Costello is accountable for key account management, business development and overall client experience for 3 of the Phaidon International brands with a focus on the Financial Services Sector.

After attending Sacred Heart University and graduating with a double major in Marketing & Management, Jamie joined Selby Jennings in 2017. Jamie has over 3 years of recruitment experience. She began her career as the first member of the Life & Annuities vertical within the Insurance recruitment team. Jamie built this team from the ground up and was promoted twice in 2 years. She placed over 22 candidates and was promoted to Principal Consultant and the Head of the Life & Annuities team at Selby Jennings.

Given Jamie’s strength in building a portfolio of strong client relationships, she joined Phaidon International’s Financial Services Key Account Management team in 2019. She currently individually manages a portfolio of 12 of the company’s largest financial services and insurance accounts.


Chris Schwuchow

Chris Schwuchow, AVP within the Quantitative Research and Trading team at Selby  Jennings

Chris Schwuchow is an AVP at Selby Jennings, a micro-specialized financial services recruitment firm operating under the umbrella company Phaidon International. In his role as an AVP at Selby Jennings, Chris helps lead a New York based quant recruitment team that is responsible for providing recruitment services to top quantitative trading firms and investment banks across North America.

Chris regularly partners with top ranked universities and gives presentations around career advice to future quant analytics professionals in Masters and PhD graduate programs at NYU, and Columbia, to name a couple of them. Since joining the business 5 years ago, Chris has been instrumental in building out partnerships with quant trading institutions, particularly systematic hedge funds, proprietary trading and cryptocurrency trading firms. He is also a senior member of the Quants USA Leadership Committee at Selby Jennings and acts as an account manager for a number of Selby Jennings’ largest clients across the quantitative research and trading.


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