HORIZON GROUP COMPANIES 20 Jerusalem Avenue, 3 rd Floor • Hicksville • New York 11801 212 324-9700 x 211 • www.thehorizoncompany.com
Corporate Overview The Horizon Group began operations in 1990 and rapidly developed a successful reputation in fulfilling our clients’ mission critical human capital searches. Our clients have come to rely on us to fill positions that are vital to their ongoing business operations in capital markets, investment banking, and information technology. Over the past eighteen years The Horizon Group has expanded into other industries, but our commitment to aligning with our customers business goals remains constant. As an example, when a large European bank sought entry into U.S. capital markets, it chose The Horizon Group to conduct a complete analysis of the marketplace and a subsequent strategic deployment of our recruitment resources. Today, that European bank’s U.S. securities franchise is amongst the leaders. When one of the world’s largest insurance companies undertook a complete restructuring of its derivatives franchise, Horizon was able to fill strategic roles in various locations around the globe in a time critical manner, allowing the client’s operations to satisfy the continual demand of real time execution and counterparty expertise necessary for success. Our industry experienced recruiting staff at The Horizon Group are fluent in the unique “language” of the candidate and client market they service . Clients like a large commercial bank, a hedge fund, or a candidate that is a global head of options trading, or a fixed income salesperson, each have requirements that are characteristically unique. That is why every member of our search team has developed a specific expertise. By focusing on a particular segment of the marketplace, each search professional develops a more subtle understanding of the requirements of its clients and candidates alike. With that understanding, it is only natural that The Horizon Group continues to fashion and solidify the long-term relationships that have become the foundation of our philosophy for building a mature and respected search practice. In addition, it is these relationships that constitute the basis of Horizon’s reputation for confidentiality, diligence, and an intelligent application of our networking resources.
The Horizon Group Company History <ul><li>Incorporated in 1990 and based in New York, The Horizon Group began operations as an executive search firm and human resources management consulting company focused on U.S. domestic contingency and retained search. The core business units at that time were Capital Markets and Information Technology. Over the past nineteen years The Horizon Group has diversified and grown their executive search and resource staffing practices in the following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>1990 - Global Fixed Income & Information Technology (The Horizon Group) </li></ul><ul><li>1992 - Domestic Derivatives and Risk Management (The Horizon Group) </li></ul><ul><li>1993 - Healthcare Services and Consulting, Opened New Jersey office ( Horizon Healthcare Staffing) </li></ul><ul><li>1997 - International Derivatives and Risk Management, Opened two new </li></ul><ul><li>offices in New York (The Horizon Group) </li></ul><ul><li>1998 - Domestic General Administration Search Practice (Horizon Staffing Solutions, Horizon Staffing Resources) </li></ul><ul><li>1999 - Licensed Home Healthcare Practice (Horizon Home Care Therapies) </li></ul><ul><li>2000 - Domestic and International Insurance Management ( The Horizon Group) </li></ul><ul><li>2005 - Equity Research, Full Service Nursing (The Horizon Group, Horizon Healthcare Staffing) </li></ul><ul><li>2006 - Financial Services Legal and Compliance (The Horizon Group) </li></ul><ul><li>2007 - Wellness and Health services (Horizon Healthcare Staffing) </li></ul><ul><li>Horizon Group Practices </li></ul><ul><li>The managing partners of The Horizon Group concurrently operate four staffing company assets in their portfolio which include Horizon Staffing Solutions, Horizon Healthcare Staffing Corp., Horizon Staffing Resources, and Horizon Home Care Therapies LLC. The company operates out of three offices with a staff of 50 including six managing partners. Our practices are segmented by market focus and include: </li></ul>
<ul><ul><li>Global Financial Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fixed Income Products- Rates, Credit and Structure- for all Capital Markets Functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>including: Origination, Securitization, Structuring, Trading, Strategy, Research, and Sales as well as Risk Management, and Financial Engineering. </li></ul></ul><ul><li> Information Technology Services </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Level Staff Augmentation </li></ul><ul><li>Tactical IT Consulting Services </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Compliance, Financial Services </li></ul><ul><li> Financial Services Audit and Compliance </li></ul><ul><li> Investment Banking General Counsel </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare Services </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare Management, Wellness Services </li></ul><ul><li>Rehabilitation and Nursing Supplemental Staffing </li></ul><ul><li>General Administration Services </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative Mid-level Management </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative Supplemental Staffing </li></ul>
The Horizon Group Management David Grossman, President David is a co-founder of The Horizon Group. Prior to founding Horizon in 1990, David was instrumental in building several Wall Street search practices, including Alyson Taylor International and Options, Inc. In addition to his duties as Company Chief Executive, David continues to be involved in the Horizon’s global taxable fixed income business, with a major emphasis on the MBS and ABS markets. He is a graduate of Syracuse University, with a B.S. in Business and Personnel Labor Relations . Arthur Banks, Managing Partner Arthur is a co-founder of The Horizon Group and general manager of Horizon’s technology consulting practice. Prior to forming Horizon Group, Arthur spent ten years as a director of marketing for ADP and Digital Equipment Corporation. His assignments included corporate branding and the establishment of new business in Fortune 500 Companies, as well as growing market share in existing major accounts. Arthur is a graduate of Albany State University and holds a B.S. in Business Management. Tom Angello, CPC, Senior Partner Tom is a founding member of The Horizon Group and has over twenty years invested in executive search, with the last fifteen years spent developing Horizon’s Global Taxable Fixed Income practice. A partner at Horizon since 1993, Tom discovered early in his search career that by emulating the investment banking community’s approach to developing relationships, he was able to make a tremendous impact helping client companies achieve their goals in hiring and retaining top talent within taxable fixed Income. He also manages Horizon’s research and data management effort. Tom received a B.S. in Psychology from Brooklyn College. Salvatore Petrara, CPC, Senior Partner Salvatore Petrara joined The Horizon Group in Spring of 1995, joining Horizon’s Information Technology practice. He has been a partner since 1998. Focusing on several IT disciplines. The IT group at Horizon concentrates on n -tier client/server architecture, IT data security, and full project life-cycle trading systems development. Salvatore has a total of fifteen years of strategic IT recruiting expertise, and is a member of several IT and Talent Acquisition SIGs. He holds a B.S. degree is Accounting & Finance from Bentley College
Recent Successes of Horizon Group Capital Markets, Fixed Income & Derivatives RMBS Pricing Analyst Global Bank CMO and Whole Loan Trader Global Bank Senior CMBS Originator Global Bank ABS Structurer Global Investment Bank Structured Repo Trader Global Investment Bank Head CMBS Proprietary Trader Global Bank ABS Principal Finance Banker Global Bank Head of Non Agency MBS Trading Hedge Fund Director, Credit Risk Yankee Bank RMBS Structurer, Principal Finance Hedge Fund, (UK) Director, Synthetic Correlation Prop Trading Global Bank Sr ABS Banker, Intellectual Property Global Bank Structured Product Manager Global Bank (Taiwan) RMBS Derivatives Trader Global Bank Relationship Manager Global Bank Sr ABS Banker, (Esoteric) Insurance Practice Global Bank Interest Rate Products Marketer Global Bank Negative Basis Trader Global Bank Structured Credit Analyst Yankee Bank Director of CMBS research Global Investment Bank ABS & MBS Product Mgr, Pacific Rim Global Bank, (Hong Kong) RMBS Residential Transaction Manager Global Bank Agency CMO Trader Global Bank Director, Convertible Bond Trading Boutique Director, MBS, Hybrid Arms Global Bank Managing Director/Global Head of Hedge Fund Credit Derivatives President/General Manager Hedge Fund (Tokyo) Managing Director/Global Head of Research Hedge Fund Director of Japan Derivatives Sales Hedge Fund (Tokyo) European Head of Quantitative Research Hedge Fund (London) SVP, Head of ABS Investment Banking Global Investment Bank Global Head of Proprietary Trading Hedge Fund Chief Information Security Officer Largest Financial News Services Firm Head of Product Development (Messaging) Largest Real-Time Data Feed Vendor VP of Audit and IT Compliance Largest Financial News Services Firm
Recent Successes of Horizon Group Information Technology Chief Information Security Officer Global Financial News Services Firm Head of Product Development (Messaging) Global Real-Time Data Feed Vendor VP of Audit and IT Compliance Global Financial News Services Firm Chief Technology Officer Large E-commerce skincare/cosmetics Firm Enterprise Architect Integration Specialist Global Semi-Conductor Firm IT Security Director ISP/Entertainment Firm RFP (Bid Win) to staff technical support division (37 technical analysts) ISP/Entertainment Firm Senior Peoplesoft Group Manager ISP/Entertainment Firm Several Unix/COTS Technologists (regional competitor) Global Staffing Firm Staffed Entire Software Engineering Department Global Imaging/office equipment Vendor SAP Techno Functional Specialist Large International publisher SAP Implementation Engineer Large Wireless Engineering Firm Peoplesoft Technical Lead Global Re-Insurance Firm Director, Software Engineering Global Media/Communications Firm * Please note this list does not include dozens of hands on IT roles that been successfully closed.
Recent Successes of Horizon Group Financial Services, Legal & Compliance Deputy Head of US Asset Management Compliance. Investment Bank Two Compliance Officers (Global Anti-money Laundering Compliance) Investment Bank Executive Director (Legal Counsel) Global Bank Lead Council (Alternative Investments) Global Investment Bank Lead Investment Advisory Counsel Global Investment Bank Senior Corporate Attorney (Insurance. Broker/Deal group) Global Investment Bank Asset Management Attorney Global Investment Bank Two Compliance Officers Global Bank Compliance Officer (Audit) Global Bank Corporate Attorney (Asset Management) Global Bank