Michael Castine is the Chairman of Korn/Ferry International’s Asset and Wealth Management Sectors. Based in the Firm’s New York office, he is also a member of the Board & CEO Services Practice.
Mr. Castine brings more than 17 years of recruiting experience to Korn/Ferry, including CEOs, CIOs and senior executives in a variety of financial services companies from traditional and alternative investments, to hedge funds and insurance companies.
Mr. Castine spent a decade at another executive search firm, where he built the investment management practice and co-headed the global financial services practice, including investment management, investing banking, insurance, real estate, private banking and private equity.
Previously, Mr. Castine served as president of Dover Management LLC, a registered investment advisor, overseeing the day-to-day operations of two mutual funds and a Bermuda-based alternative investment fund.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Castine served on the staff of the National Security Council as director of international communication and as deputy director of the office of private sector initiatives in the White House, under former President Ronald Reagan. He also worked in the U.S. House of Representatives as an aide to Congressman Jack Kemp.
Mr. Castine serves on the advisory boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the Leadership Council of Communities in Schools, Brunswick School, and The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library. He served as an independent director of Prospect Acquisition Corp. (AMEX: PAX). He has been published in The Wall Street Journal, POLITICO, The New York Times and Links magazine.
Mr. Castine earned a graduate degree from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Fredonia College.