Options Group Announces the Launch of Its New Office in Amsterdam

Options Group, a leading global executive search and strategy consulting firm, announces the opening of its Amsterdam office.

This is the firm’s fifth office in Europe; the expansion will address the growing demand for long-term focused services in the Benelux region.  Led by Christopher B. Cann, the office is located in the Amsterdam World Trade Center (WTC), the heart of the Dutch international financial center.  Christopher returns to Options Group after a 13 year hiatus.  Previously, he was the founder of an asset and fund management specialist executive search boutique, Buyside Resources Executive Search & Strategic Advisory.  During this time, his firm advised some of the most prestigious investment firms in Europe.  Christopher brings to Options Group his expertise in asset and fund management, insurance, banking, wealth management, private equity as well as risk and fiduciary management. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Communications from New York University, and an Executive Master’s degree in International Relations and Management from the University of Amsterdam.

“We have ambitious plans in 2017 and beyond and we are delighted that the next phase of our European expansion begins with Amsterdam,” said Michael Karp, Options Group CEO.  “We are pleased to welcome Chris back and have him lead our strategic expansion across the Benelux region, in addition to enhancing our global asset management coverage,” said David Korn, Managing Partner, Head of EMEA.  Christopher added, “With the looming changes evident across the region, Options Group’s unique global data-driven platform is positioned to be a market leader with competitive intelligence and recruitment advisory solutions.  I’m excited to rejoin Options Group at this very pivotal time.”

As Options Group approaches its 25th anniversary, the firm’s mission is to provide a holistic approach to helping clients achieve their goals.  To better address clients’ evolving needs, Options Group implemented its long-term strategy named Vision 2020.  Vision 2020 includes geographic, product and technological expansions that will enable the firm to be the preeminent talent management firm in the world for its target clients in selected businesses.


Founded in 1992, Options Group is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Zurich, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Mumbai, Singapore, Dubai, Tokyo, Sydney and Amsterdam.  Options Group is a leading global executive search, market intelligence, and strategic consulting firm with a focus on the financial services industry. 

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