Steven Wade is a Partner at Knightsbridge Advisors, Inc. With more than 25 years of experience in executive search, management consulting and human resources in the financial services industry, Steve has recruited CEOs, COOs, CIOs, regional sales managers, senior portfolio managers, chief fiduciary officers, and investment sales professionals in both family offices and private wealth management firms.
Prior to forming Knightsbridge Advisors in 2005, Steve spent 13 years at the executive search firm of Riotto-Jones. During that time, he played an integral role in building the fiduciary management organizations of some of the world’s most prestigious brokerage and mutual fund companies, including Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch Trust and Fidelity, among others. Having placed 150 fiduciary professionals nationwide in the last ten years, Steve has also developed a specialty in international and domestic estate planning.
Prior to joining Riotto-Jones, Steve spent 17 years as a human resources executive in the financial services industry, developing specific expertise in recruitment, manpower planning, organizational design and compensation. Prior to that, he served as Principal at Organizational Renewal Associates (ORA), a management-consulting firm in Philadelphia, where he consulted in team-building and man-power planning €“ an experience that contributes to his ongoing ability to assist clients in building stronger and more effective organizations.
Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from LeMoyne College in 1964 and an MBA in Organizational Development from Drexel University in 1971. He resides in Westchester with his wife, Diane, and their daughter, Julianna.