Michael Woodrow
Executive Vice President
Risk Talent Associates, LLC

Michael Woodrow has over fifteen years of financial services recruiting and executive search experience. Prior to founding Risk Talent in 2001, Mr. Woodrow ran an IT search firm while completing his MBA at the University of Chicago. Mr. Woodrow is a graduate of Georgetown University with ten years of corporate finance experience prior to beginning his career in executive search and recruiting.

Under Mr. Woodrow’s direction, Risk Talent has completed over 200 retained searches in risk management and financial compliance including titles such as Chief Risk Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, and Director of Risk Management. Risk Talent has filled searches for clients including Wells Fargo, Fidelity, BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, The Federal Home Loan Banks, CIBC, Oliver Wyman, HSBC, Protiviti, Duke Health, Phoenix House, Bank of Montreal, RBS, BP, GE Consumer Finance, UBS, SAS, Ernst and Young, MoodysKMV, MSCI/Barra and others.

Mr. Woodrow is a frequent author and speaker on risk management and risk related recruiting and is considered an expert in the field. In addition to his work with Risk Talent, Michael leads seminars on recruiting in the risk and compliance fields across the globe. Risk Talent has offices in Chicago, New York and London.

Industry Focus

  • Capital Markets
    investment banks, commercial banks, federal agencies, and financial exchanges.
  • Asset Management
    traditional asset managers, hedge funds, fund of funds, and insurers.
  • Global Corporations
    major corporations, including construction, manufacturing, agricultural, and commodity as well as their financial subsidiaries.
  • Software Analytics
    risk management software solutions.
  • Energy
    firms that mine, produce, transport and trade energy products.
  • Risk Consulting
    consulting firms, administrators and ratings agencies
  • Healthcare
    hospitals, health insurance providers, healthcare organizations