USA Wealth Management

The Hanover Search Group US Private Wealth Management business operates throughout the continental USA. Focussing on a small suite of clients that include Private Banks and Wealth Management firms.


Led by its CEO, Antony Pitt, the group focusses on two main sectors in this market. Financial Advisors, ranging from advisors based in a retail bank location to the UHNW advisor sat in a boutique Wealth Management firm. The second sector that the group covers is Private Bankers and Wealth Advisors.


We have a strong track record in proactively approaching advisors in the wire houses and presenting them with an opportunity to move into a boutique environment. In addition to the boutiques and private banks the group has experience in helping FA’s and teams establish their independently owned business.


The US team travel extensively to meet candidates face to face to develop long term, lasting relationships that will help ensure the right advisors are introduced to our clients fully screened and prepared.                                                                                               



Antony is the US Wealth Management CEO and is based in our Los Angeles office. A 20 year career in Executive Search both in the UK and US. He set up Opus Executive Search in 2013 and then oversaw the Hanover acquisition of 50% of the Opus business in late 2016. He remains a 50% owner of the US Wealth Management business. His main focus is working with large producers across the US and developing Hanover's core key clients.

John Chudzik

John is a Managing Partner in the US Wealth Management business and heads up our Stowe, Vermont office. He has been in Wealth Management recruitment for over 20 years and spent 7 years internally at Lehman Brothers and then Barclays Wealth Management. In 2014 he founded Kinetics Consulting and then in 2018 merged his business with Hanover Search Group. John focuses primarily on the East Coast working with Financial Advisors on retained searches, and further developing Hanover’s clients.   


Daniel is based in our New York office, having started his career with HSG in London in 2011. With a core focus on Private Banking, Wealth Planning and Sales Leadership, Daniel specializes in retained mandates at a senior level. Having 8 years Executive Search experience, Daniel is passionate about helping to drive HSG’s continued growth and success in the US market, and delivering exceptional service to his clients across the country.

Jenny Tansley

Jenny is a Business Support Manager based in HSG’s Los Angeles Offices. She is responsible for managing the day to day running of the office and supporting the CEO on search projects. She is also responsible for sourcing new leads for the group across multiple clients. Originally from the UK, she moved to the USA in 2008 with her husband and two boys.

Rick Morales

Rick is an Associate Partner in the HNW / UHNW Division in the Wealth & Asset Management sectors across the U.S. working out of the Los Angeles office. Rick assists the Managing Director in various executive search mandates across the Financial Advisor and Investment Management world. Rick comes with a long history in executive management and financial services industry. He owned a financial services and insurance brokerage business in New Zealand for 5 years and he is a former US Navy veteran that was part of the Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica.

Molly Mcilvaine

Molly is a Senior Associate in Hanover’s Los Angeles office specializing in the Wealth Management field. With experience in non-profits and fundraising, she is responsible for assisting the CEO and Partners on retained and mid to senior level searches nationally. She has two Bachelor Degrees in Film & Media Studies and Communication from the University of California Santa Barbara.

Tim Grant

Tim is an Associate Partner in the US Wealth Management team. He has a long history in the financial services industry, venture capital and recruitment. He works alongside CEO Antony Pitt assisting in the rapid expansion of the Wealth Management business in the United State. He holds a degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in Art History.

Caroline Kirtisingham

Caroline is a Senior Associate responsible for identifying top performers within the HNW and UHNW sector of the US Private Wealth Management market, acting as a trusted business partner to her candidates and clients across the United States. Originally from Australia, Caroline possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Human Resource Management) coupled with over 7 years’ experience within the field of HR and recruitment.

Danielle Evans

Danielle is a Senior Associate based out of Hanover’s Los Angeles office specializing in the Wealth Management field. After graduating from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in May 2016 with a degree in Communications, Danielle began her career in professional sports hospitality where she worked in fan development, then she moved her way into human resources and on-boarding new employees.

Patricia Lucero

Patricia is a Senior Associate based out of Los Angeles, CA. She has a passion for matching top-performing and rising professionals with the right career moves in the Private Wealth Management sector. She is an expert in the finance and insurance industry. When she is not recruiting, networking or traveling to meet clients, she enjoys spending time at the beach and loves water sports. Patricia served proudly and is a U.S. Army veteran.

Phyna Samson

Phyna is a recent graduate of Chapman University where she acquired a degree in Public Relations and Advertising. She is excited to join the Hanover team in the Los Angeles Office working in the Wealth Management field.

Veronica Palaroan

Veronica is an Associate based out of Los Angeles, CA specializing in the Wealth Management sector. Originally from San Diego, CA and a graduate of San Diego State University, she has a diverse background including hotel management, finance and insurance.

Meesha Kendle

Meesha joined Hanover Search Group in 2019 as an Associate based out of Los Angeles, CA specializing in the Wealth Management sector. Meesha is a graduate of Whittier College she has a background in education, and customer service.

Recently completed mandates

Financial Advisor

Private Banker

Wealth Advisor

Regional Director

Bank Financial Advisor

Independent Advisor