Michael Castine is the Co-leader of the Global Financial Services practice at ZRG, with more than 30 years of experience as an executive recruiter and consultant to senior leaders of financial services, asset, wealth management, banking industries, and digital currencies. He has experience recruiting CEOs, Presidents, Chief Investment Officers, Portfolio Managers, Heads of Distribution, and other key senior executives in traditional and alternative investment firms, registered investment advisors, hedge funds, family offices, banks, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, and crypto firms.
Before ZRG, Michael served as a Partner of recruiting firm Ridgeway Partners. Prior to Ridgeway, Michael served as the Global Chairman, Asset and Wealth Management for Korn Ferry, working on senior-level recruitments, board work, and succession planning. Prior, Michael was also one of the partners who sold the Highland Search Group to TMP/Monster. At TMP, he was responsible for all global business sectors. His previous experience includes serving as the global co-head of all financial services with an emphasis on asset and wealth management for Spencer Stuart.
Michael was also President of a Family Office focused on the creation and management of mutual funds, alternative investments, and responsible investing. Michael serves on the Investment Committee as a trustee of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation and was a Board Director of Prospect Acquisition Corp., a SPAC which successfully completed a combination with Kennedy Wilson. Earlier in his career, he was on The White House staff serving on the National Security Council and was a director of the Office of Private Sector Initiatives under President Ronald Reagan. Michael also worked for Congressman Jack Kemp in the United States House of Representatives.
Areas of Expertise
Financial Service, Investment Management, Wealth Management, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech, Private Equity
Michael received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Fredonia College and a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University.