John Wright

john wright


John Wright is a Senior Managing Director and Partner of Whitney Partners. Mr. Wright is a financial services generalist with a focus on investors and capital markets. Mr. Wright is one of the most highly recognized executive search consultants serving the financial services sector. He has an exceptional track record of building businesses and has made many transformational placements across all segments of financial services including hedge funds, asset managers, insurance firms, sovereign wealth funds, wealth managers, banks and brokers. Mr. Wright was previously the founder of two financial services search firms, Executive Access, an Asia-Pacific regional practice, and Global Sage, the first search firm from Asia to become truly global. Both firms were sold to Asian interests.

Mr. Wright and the firms he founded have consistently been ranked No. 1 in the industry internationally by AsiaMoney, The Economist and The Times of London. Prior to joining search, Mr. Wright was Editor of The Wall Street Journal in Asia. John has served on various boards of higher and secondary education institutions as well as hedge funds and private corporations.

John holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Lewis & Clark College. Mr. Wright speaks German, Chinese, Hindi (Nepali) and Japanese.

Client Service Areas:
Capital Markets