PBO: Board of Directors

John C. Wilson

John C. Wilson
Development/Nominating Committee

Board member since: 2001

Bio: John Wilson is the founder and President of J.C. Wilson Associates. John has personally specialized in senior-level searches for commercial banks, asset managers, brokerages and non-bank financial institutions.

Before starting this specialist financial services recruiting boutique in 2002, John was the senior financial services partner with Korn/Ferry International (the world's largest search firm) in San Francisco where, for five years, he led their Financial Services Practice in the West. Prior to Korn/Ferry, John spent 10 years as a Managing Director at Russell Reynolds Associates in Hong Kong and San Francisco, respectively. During his first six years at Russell Reynolds, he was the Managing Partner in charge of their Hong Kong and Singapore offices. He subsequently headed their Financial Services Practice in the West when he moved to San Francisco in 1993.

During his 19-plus years as a recruiting consultant, John has successfully recruited more than 300 senior executives including CEOs, CFOs, and other senior officers for the financial services sector.

John's experience prior to his entering the executive search industry included managing the Asia/Pacific region for the Bank of Montreal. Earlier, he spent 10 years in progressively senior management positions for Citibank in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.

John holds a BS degree from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia and an MBA in International Finance from The George Washington University. He was the captain and most valuable player of his college tennis team. John is also an avid fly fisherman and an accomplished mountaineer, having successfully climbed six of the world's Seven Summits.

Other Volunteer Activities:Larkin Street Youth

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Special Interests:fly fishing, tennis, mountaineering

Instruments: seven years of classical piano, in his youth

Favorite composer: Beethoven, Rachmaninoff