Professional career coach. | Assisting individuals in transition identify optimal opportunities and secure their best career choice and direction

HGC is a financial services human capital consultancy that provides market insight and recruiting assistance to individuals in transition by effectively listening to your needs and appropriately matching you with your best hiring audience and organizations.

  • Primary financial services industry knowledge and training capability
  • Deep network of financial services contacts and hiring managers
  • Strong experience with progressive recruiting tools and technologies
  • Demonstrated track record of placement success
  • Extremely well respected resume/bio writing skills and career transition services

We specialize in assisting individuals in transition get hired by or into the financial services industry.

Individuals in transition or right out of academic environments are tasked with doing too much to secure employment, often with too little resources or time, and most often without the requisite market or functional knowledge to successfully realize respective objectives. HGC/Purple Squirrel Placement will:

  • Help you identify and secure even the most challenging job transitions
  • Manage the most difficult and tedious components of marketing/positioning individuals in transition
  • Assesses and educate clients where potential industry knowledge and functional gaps exist
  • Delivers immediate domain expertise to get individuals in transition on par with hiring managers
  • Provide recruitment process insight and recruiting tools exposure and execution

Simply put, Hanslip Group Consulting is here to help the overwhelmed individual in transition be hired.

Domain Expertise

Financial Services Domain Expertise

Institutional Asset Management

  • Investment Leadership (CIO’s)
  • Operating Leadership (CEO, COO, CAO)
  • Portfolio Managers & Research Analysts
  • Sales, Marketing & Distribution
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Risk Management & Quantitative Analytics

Hedge Funds / Fund of Funds

  • Absolute Return Strategies
  • Distressed Debt / Special Situation
  • Long Short Equity
  • Global Macro Funds
  • Commodity Trading Advisors
  • Frequency and Volatility Trading

Global Capital Markets

  • Sell Side Operating Leadership
  • Institutional Sales & Trading
  • Equity & Credit Research
  • Prime Brokerage Services
  • Securities Clearing & Lending
  • Exchange Related Services

Private Wealth Management

  • Branch & PWM Unit Leadership
  • Financial Advisors & Private Bankers
  • RIA Officers and Fund Marketers
  • Investment Strategists & Economists
  • Staff for MFO’s & SFO’s
  • Outsourced CIO’s

Alternative Investments / Private Equity

  • Operating Leadership
  • Infrastructure Funds
  • Real Estate Funds
  • Buy Out Strategies
  • Mezzanine Investing
  • Growth Capital Strategies

Investment Banking

  • Corporate Finance
  • Public / Municipal Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Leverage Finance
  • Restructuring & Divestitures
  • Raid & Activism Defense

Consulting Services

Consulting Services

Market Intelligence

We map hiring professionals in targeted organizations, provide compensation analysis and bench-marking studies, conduct competitive landscape analysis, and provide individuals in transition with positioning reports and recommendations.

Strategic Consulting

Whether it be developing a recruiting strategy, determining how to approach specific high interest or targeted firms, or simply needing outside objective but informed organizational input, Hanslip Group Consulting / Purple Squirrel Services delivers highly pertinent market and/or competitor intelligence that allows individuals in transition to make the most informed and high impact decisions regarding how to best and most effectively get hired.

Tactical Introductions

Hanslip Group Consulting has an active network of financial services organizations developed through the successful completion of numerous assignments and years of primary work experience on both the Buy And Sell sides of a very landscape shifting financial services community. We draw on this highly qualified universe of firms to be hired by to introduce solid candidates. This provides strong candidates in transition with immediate access to some of the world’s best in class financial services industry firms, allowing for faster than norm times to get hired.

Candidate Services

Candidate Services

With our career search services enhancement strategies, we help candidates to define their respective skill sets, chart their career direction, and ultimately enable them to successfully realize their objective professional pursuits most effectively.

  • Comprehensive resume services
  • Interview preparation and coaching
  • Career path analysis and guided direction
  • Job hunt processes consulting
  • Recruiting tools and technologies
  • MBTI testing and analysis


Douglas G. Hanslip | Managing Partner

Managing Partner, Financial Services
New York and Chicago

  • Domain expertise with greater than 25 years of primary financial services sector experience
  • Deep functional knowledge that yields effective candidate assessment capability
  • Extensive network of contacts throughout the global financial services industry
  • Industry thought leader and speaker with notable repeat business track record


  • MBA, Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management
  • BA, Northwestern University

Career Coaching & Talent Development Track Record:

Allegis Partners: Managing Director, Global Head of Financial Services; Asset & Wealth Management, Alternative Investments, Global Capital Markets
Korn/Ferry International: Senior Partner, Financial Services; Co-Head of Asset Management, Global Head of Alternative investments and Co-Head of Banking and Markets
CTPartners: Senior Partner, Financial Services; Co-Head of Asset Management, US Head of Alternative Investments and Co-Head of Banking and Markets
Mesirow Financial: Global Head of Talent Acquisition & Recruiting

Primary Financial Services Experience:

Bank of America, Lehman Brothers and NatWest Securities

Contact Us


New York City Office

245 Park Avenue/Suite 2400
New York, NY 10167


Chicago Office

30 South Wacker Drive | Suite 2200,
Chicago, IL 60606

Contact Us today!