JR Partners has appointed Josh Gonnella as President and Senior Managing Partner. Gonnella will be based primarily in Connecticut and New York with responsibility for the firm's global activities. In his new role, Gonnella joins Founding Partner and Chief Operating Officer Joe Wein in running one of financial services' premier boutique executive search firms.
Gonnella brings the experience of a successful and diverse career in financial services to JR Partners. Prior to accepting his new position, Gonnella held senior Managing Director roles at Lloyds Bank. Gonnella was Head of Rates Sales within Lloyds Bank's Financial Markets Division based in London. Upon his transfer to Lloyds' New York City office in December 2014 Gonnella served as Head of Financial Institutions for the Americas. Before joining Lloyds Bank, Gonnella was Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Interest Rates Sales at UBS, located in both Stamford, CT and London. Gonnella began his career at Deutsche Bank where he held various roles in interest rate derivative trading and sales including European Head of Rates Sales. Gonnella has previous experience in executive search. He joined London based Omerta Group as Managing Partner for North America in 2013 as that firm worked to expand its overseas presence.
Joe Wein, the executive search veteran who founded JR Partners in 2002, commented: "We are extremely excited to announce our new partnership with Josh Gonnella. Josh has the substantial breadth of experience, the in-depth product knowledge and the global network to differentiate our firm from other executive search companies. We are confident that the addition of Josh to our already successful business will enable JR Partners to fulfil its primary goal of providing our clients with outstanding service."