Fair Hill is a boutique human capital consultancy firm specializing in the recruitment of investment and non-investment professionals for hedge funds, asset managers and investment banks. In addition, Fair Hill also specializes in the placement of financial specialists into the tech space.
Experience is our calling-card. Our team-members boast decades of combined employment in the fields in which we operate. When we form insights into areas of need for our clients, and identify landing spots for candidates, we do so with a practiced understanding of the individual roles and team dynamics that allow financial institutions to thrive.
Our recommendations are based around two key ideas:
A thoroughly-researched analysis of our client’s needs
A heavily-vetted network of qualified candidates
We work to save our clients time and effort, recommending only those candidates who posses the hard and soft skills needed to fulfill the role we have been hired to fill. We also manage the interview process, providing guidance from start to finish. Our market intelligence and knowledge of the competitive landscape allow us to offer counsel to both client and candidate during contract negotiations, ensuring amenable terms are reached for both parties.
Mary Beth Wolfe
Mary Beth Wolfe founded Fair Hill Advisors after 25 years of experience in the financial services sector. Her disciplined approach ensures the firm’s leadership and an overall positive client experience.
Most recently, Mary Beth spent four years as a managing director at Three Arch Advisors, an executive search firm. Prior to Three Arch, she was an executive director with J.P. Morgan’s Prime Brokerage business for six years, where she was responsible for leading the development and implementation of new and existing long-term client relationship strategies.
Her previous positions include five years as an equity sales trader at Goldman Sachs, and nine years covering institutional clients at Spear, Leeds & Kellogg. She began her career on Wall Street as a credit analyst with Smith Barney.
Mary Beth received her MBA and undergraduate degrees from Fordham University
Jim Wolfe, CFA
Jim Wolfe is a finance and control professional specializing in financial accounting, operations and risk management, with experience across multiple operating environments. He brings to Fair Hill insight, gained during years of service in a variety of roles, into the complex hiring needs of financial institutions of diverse size and function.
Most recently, Jim led the finance and operations departments within Smart City Media, a technology start-up and financial technology spin-out. His responsibilities included accounting and internal controls, operations and the financial planning and analysis functions. Prior to joining Smart City, Jim was the CFO of BAM Management, a $1 billion hedge fund manager, overseeing all non-investment functions including risk management, operational due diligence, investment operations, investment and corporate accounting and reporting, information technology and human resources. Jim had previously served as an investment analyst at EACM Advisors, a fund of hedge funds, specializing in relative value managers.
Jim began his career in operations at Thomson McKinnon and Bankers Trust, after which he became an options trader for a broker-dealer on the American Stock Exchange, where he was later promoted to CFO.
Jim received his B.S. in Commerce with a concentration in Finance from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Jim is also a CFA charterholder.
Susan Corsello, CPA
Susan Corsello is a Certified Public Accountant and began her career at Deloitte, where she spent five years auditing financial service firms. From there, she moved to JP Morgan where she worked in the Global Swap Derivative group doing Financial Control for two years. Following her time there, Susan worked for ten years at TIAA-CREF, spending the first five in financial reporting and accounting before moving to the Investment Analytics Group. She joins Fair Hill after three years spent as the Director of the East Williston Public Library.
Susan received her MBA from NYU, Stern School of Business and her B.S. in accounting from Fordham University.