About us

Firm Overview

Global Sage is a retained executive search firm that specializes in financial services and commodities industries. Over the past 18 years, we have become a global leader in talent acquisition. We have been recognized as the No. 1 or No. 2 executive search firm for 11 consecutive years by major international publications.

With operations in nine key locations around the world, we pride ourselves on a unique ability to combine a personalised, boutique-type service with a world-class level of resources that is typically reserved for the largest firms.

Firm Background

Global Sage is a privately-held executive search firm that was founded in 1998. We specialise in serving leading clients in the financial services and commodities industries. We pride ourselves on having a successful completion rate of over 95% on mandated assignments, which is an industry-leading figure.

Our firm is matrixed across three areas: client coverage, geography and products. Professionals in our eight offices operate on a fully-integrated, global basis. This organizational structure combines with our global P&L to facilitate cross-border and cross-product efficiency.

Consultants at Global Sage bring a range of background and successful industry experience to clients. Our staff base includes more than 19 nationalities, 26 languages, and professionals with experience in over 50 countries. We believe strongly in hiring professional staff that have demonstrated either successful careers of their own within financial services, or those who are information specialists from relevant fields such as journalism, intelligence agencies and consulting.

 

Firm Management Structure

Louisa Wong, a pioneer in the executive search industry and one of the industry’s most respected professionals, invested in Global Sage as a majority shareholder in 2011 and assumed full control in 2013.

Louisa was previously a Founder and Executive Chairman of BoLe Associates, which she founded in 1996 and built to be China’s and Asia’s largest recruitment firm with over 550 consultants.

Prior to founding BoLe Associates, Louisa was a long-time Partner at Russell Reynolds and was previously with J.P. Morgan. She has been based in both New York and Asia for the majority of her professional and academic career, having received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School before starting her career in banking.

Chairman’s Message

Louisa Wong

People with vision can change the world. Our role as executive search professionals is to work with our clients to bring about change, which ultimately impacts organizational performance, markets and societies. During Global Sage’s 17 years of history, our commitment to uphold the integrity of the process of bringing the best talent to our financial services clients has been unwavering.

I have been privileged to work for and serve a wide range of Financial Services organizations during my 30 years of professional experience. We work as partners with our clients and take full accountability for driving diversity in hiring as we seek to develop future leaders within these organizations. In a world of unprecedented challenges, a culture of excellence, performance, accountability, and doing good is ingrained in every step of Global Sage’s path and process.