Korn Ferry
Paul Ciancarelli

Paul Ciancarelli

Principal, Global Financial Services


Paul Ciancarelli is a Principal in the Global Financial Services Practice at Korn Ferry. His executive search experience is dedicated exclusively to the asset and wealth management industry, partnering with a broad range of clients including institutional and retail asset managers, pension funds, family offices, private wealth managers, retail financial institutions and retirement services providers.

Paul is a trusted adviser on human capital trends across the asset management industry, including for his expertise in the defined contribution and retirement industry.

Paul’s recruiting experience focuses on leadership, distribution and investment searches. He has recruited division heads, team leaders and individual contributors across retail, intermediary and institutional distribution, Chief Marketing Officers and Heads of Product, as well as senior portfolio management and research talent.

As a member of the HR Center of Excellence, Paul also leads searches for Chief Human Resources Officers and senior HR executives in the Financial Services industry.

Earlier, he completed an intensive leadership development program with a global diversified business services company before overseeing their campus recruiting efforts for the Northeast region.

Paul earned a Master’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from Suffolk University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Providence College.

Paul and his wife, along with their two children, reside in Needham, MA.