HORIZON GROUP COMPANIES 20 Jerusalem Avenue, 3 rd Floor • Hicksville • New York 11801 212 324-9700 • 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. For more than 2 decades The Horizon Group has expanded into other industries, but our commitment to aligning ourselves 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. That European bank’s U.S. franchise completed its goal of being counted amongst the globe’s 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 such as a large commercial bank, a hedge fund, or a candidates like a global head of options trading, or a fixed income salesperson, 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 twenty years The Horizon Group has diversified and continued to grow their executive search and 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>1997 - International Derivatives and Risk Management, Opened two new </li></ul><ul><li>offices in New York (The Horizon Group) </li></ul><ul><li>2005 - Equity Research, (The Horizon Group) (now dormant) </li></ul><ul><li>2006 - Financial Services Legal and Compliance (The Horizon Group) </li></ul><ul><li>2009 - Corporate and Investment Banking (The Horizon Group) </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 60 including six managing partners. Our executive search 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- Structured, Rates, and Credit- for all Capital Markets Functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>including: Origination, Securitization, Structuring, Trading, Portfolio, 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 Council </li></ul><ul><li> Corporate and Investment Banking </li></ul><ul><li>Credit </li></ul><ul><li>Risk </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship Management </li></ul><ul><li>Operations </li></ul>
Since opening its doors in 1990, The Horizon Group has proven itself a leader in capital markets search and recruitment. The Horizon Group conducts its search practice both internationally and domestically, and is divided into five core business units. They are: 1) Fixed-Income Capital Markets, 2) Financial Engineering & Risk management, 3) Financial Systems & Technology Management, 4)Legal and Compliance, and 5) Corporate and Investment Banking. The enclosed list of successes in capital markets is testament to The Horizon Group’s unfailing commitment to remain at the forefront of this dynamic and complex industry. Fixed Income Products, Credit, Rates and Structured The fixed-income division, managed by Mr. David Grossman and Mr. Thomas Angello, CPC, concentrates its search activities on the global debt markets, with a particular emphasis on the placement of mid to senior level executives in Rates and Credit, liquid or structured. The Horizon Group has always enjoyed tremendous success in New York, London, and the Pacific Rim as the global debt markets become increasingly more interdependent upon one another. This growing trend toward globalization and the continued cultivation of institutional emerging capital markets has poised The Horizon Group to take further advantage of an industry-wide need for intelligent and confidential staffing resources. Financial Engineering and Risk Management The Financial products division is a combined effort managed by Mr. Thomas Angello and Mr. David Grossman. Its primary focus is in derivatives sales, trading, risk management, and quantitative research, with particular emphasis on the longer-dated, non-generic, options-related products in the equities, fixed-income, currency, and credit markets. The Horizon Group strives to remain at the forefront of this constantly evolving business and has achieved a pre-eminent reputation for its success in special situation searches in such areas as credit derivatives, equity-linked debt and funding products, insurance derivatives, and hybrid, cross-market products. THE HORIZON GROUP Specialists in Capital Markets Executive Search
<ul><li>Financial Systems and Technology Management There is little doubt about the role that technology continues to play in driving the creation of a vast array of new products on Wall Street, the likes of which is entirely unprecedented and has revolutionized the nature of financial services around the globe. No one person understands that better than Mr. Arthur Banks, who, after a successful career as a senior account manager for Digital Equipment Corporation, founded The Horizon Group’s technology search practice in 1990. This practice conducts search in the areas of front and mid office technology development professionals in a multitude of roles and at various levels, ranging from production-oriented programmer-analysts to chief information officers in both permanent and consultancy roles. </li></ul><ul><li>Wall Street Legal and Compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Due to increased regulation, the demand for Wall Street legal and compliance professionals has grown tremendously and will continue to do so. With this understanding, Ms. Elaine Lerner has been focusing on the needs of financial institutions for over eight years, while adhering to an approach of maintaining high ethical and professional standards which treat all market participants with the utmost respect. Combining Elaine’s depth of understanding of the Wall Street legal and compliance environment with Horizon Group’s strong financial industry intelligence enables us to assist our clients at every level of search, from compliance analyst to deputy general counsel. </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate and Investment Banking </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Eric Grell specializes in new business development as well as the full cycle recruitment of Investment banking candidates into positions from entry level to senior level executive roles within Structured Finance, Loan Administration, Relationship Management, Credit, Risk and Trade Finance. Prior to becoming an executive recruiter, Eric spent 16 years working at the JP Morgan Chase Private Bank as a Vice President. Eric handled sensitive and high level portfolios of high net worth individuals, family offices and corporate executives. In this role, Eric was responsible for maintaining the client’s banking relationship, while also promoting the cross selling of Private Banking and new business development within his client base. Eric graduated from Hofstra University with a BS degree in Banking and Finance. </li></ul>
Recent Successes of Horizon Group Capital Markets, Fixed Income & Derivatives Director, Quantitative Analyst Global Bank VP, RMBS Structurer Global Bank CMO and Whole Loan Trader/Structurer Global Bank Distressed Loan Portfolio Manager Distressed Fund Servicing Oversight Manager Distressed Fund Volatility Trader Global Bank Quantitative Analyst, Structured Products Asset Management Firm ABS Structurer Global Investment Bank Portfolio Manager, Agency and liquid MBS Asset Management Firm Interest Rate Swaps and Options Trader Yankee Bank ABS Principal Finance Banker Global Bank Head of Non Agency MBS Trading Hedge Fund Director, Credit Risk Yankee Bank CMBS Proprietary Trader Proprietary Group, Global Bank Director, Synthetic Correlation Prop Trading Global Bank Structured Products Manager Global Bank Commercial Finance Banker Yankee Bank RMBS Derivatives Trader Global Bank Sr ABS Banker, (Esoteric) Insurance Practice Global Bank Interest Rate Products Marketer Global Bank Head of Structured Finance Global 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) 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 Council) Global Bank Lead Council (Alternative Investments) Global Investment Bank Lead Investment Advisory Council 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
Recent Successes of Horizon Group C orporate and Investment Banking Managing Director, Commodities and Trade Finance International Bank Vice President, Corporate Credit International Bank Vice President, Leveraged Credit Portfolio Manager Global Bank Vice President, Real Estate Finance International Bank Vice President, Project Finance (Oil and Gas) International Bank Vice President, Public Finance Relationship Manager International Bank Assistant Vice President, Trade Finance (LAM) Global Bank Assistant Vice President, Business Analyst International Bank Team Leader, Loan Administration Global Bank Senior Associate, Middle Office Analyst International Ban Associate, FIG Credit Global Bank