Specialist team in asset management and alternative investments joins Boyden, extending the firm’s national and international market engagement

NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 21, 2024 – Boyden, a premier leadership and talent advisory firm, is delighted to welcome the team from MJE advisors to its global financial services practice: Sean Myers, Michael Emen and Barry Emen, top performing specialists in executive search for clients in traditional and alternative asset management.

Sean Myers

Sean Myers, Managing Partner

Michael Emen

MIchael Emen, Partner

Barry Emen

Barry Emen, Senior Advisor

Sean Myers, Managing Partner, Boyden United States, comments, “We have the honor and privilege of working with the world’s best institutions throughout the asset management industry. We are taking our search capabilities to the next level, providing broader, deeper perspectives on the investment management industry through Boyden’s sector specialization, world-class infrastructure and client-centric culture. We are thrilled to join Boyden’s exceptional team in New York, leveraging our combined insights, precision and market intelligence to meet the needs of our clients in today’s increasingly complex talent management landscape”.

Sean, Michael and Barry join Boyden’s sector experts in the Institutional Asset Management & Alternatives team, part of the Global Financial Services practice, comprising closely connected partners sharing deep insights into hiring, compensation and sector trends, as well as innovative research and development tools for search engagement.

“It is a great pleasure to welcome Sean, Michael and Barry to Boyden and to our highly-focused asset management team,” adds Dominic Freud, Managing Partner, Boyden United States, based in New York. “Together, we provide clients with forensic knowledge of the talent market and how this relates to strategic issues facing institutions. We are perfectly aligned in the collaborative rigor we bring to our work and to our relationships with clients and candidates, leading to exceptional outcomes”.

Sean, Michael and Barry bring to Boyden a track record of more than 35 years’ experience enabling clients to evolve and grow through numerous cycles of transformation. Their expertise includes alternative investments, mutual funds, private credit, private equity and traditional asset management; and corporate functions including finance, accounting & operations, legal & compliance, tax, sales & distribution and product & risk management.

Founded by Barry Emen in 1992, MJE Advisors quickly became a leading firm in identifying and helping clients to acquire asset management professionals with the right expertise and brand alignment. As the asset management industry developed, Barry and Sean shaped the strategic direction of the firm, providing executive search leadership throughout the industry. Sean Myers was Managing Partner at MJE Advisors for 16 years, following a career as an analyst at Barclays Capital. Michael Emen has been at MJE Advisors for six years, and previously worked at financial institutions PGIM and Citigroup.

About Boyden

Boyden is a premier leadership and talent advisory firm with more than 70 offices in over 45 countries. Our global reach enables us to serve client needs anywhere they conduct business. We connect great companies with great leaders through executive search, interim management and leadership consulting solutions. Boyden is ranked amongst the top companies on Forbes’ Americas Best Executive Recruiting Firms for 2023. For further information, visit www.boyden.com.


Chris Swee, Boyden
Chief Marketing Officer
E: cswee@boyden.com

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