CEO, International and Partner
Client Service Areas: Investors, Banking and Capital Markets
John Wright is Chief Executive Officer, International, and Partner of Whitney Partners. Mr. Wright is a financial services specialist known for his ability to manage large projects and transformational placements. Mr. Wright is one of the most highly recognized executive search consultants serving the financial services sector and has an exceptional track record of building businesses across all segments of financial services including banks, hedge funds, asset managers, insurance firms, sovereign wealth funds, wealth managers 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.