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When: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
From 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Virtual Zoom Meeting
United States

Phone: 212-533-2141

Registration Information
Online registration is available until: 8/10/2020

An interactive virtual event

Selby Jennings: Helping Solve the Number One Challenge – Talent

Radical innovation, competition, and regulation continues to disrupt the financial sector. The pressure for banking and financial services firms to find talent has never been greater. As banks, insurers, and asset managers grapple with significant change, they need to secure the right people to move forward…with confidence.

Selby Jennings, a leading specialist recruitment agency for banking and financial services, will be partnering with the FWA for a two-part webinar to help – YOU!

Join us on August 11th for an enlightening discussion with:

Jack Trudeau, Executive Director at Phaidon International, the parent company of Selby Jennings

Kareem Bakr, Executive Director at Selby Jennings, leading the New York office

Allison Idarraga, SVP, Client Services & Account Management for Phaidon International North America

Get up-to-date information on the below topics which are shaping the future of work and affecting the hiring process:

  • Job confidence index
  • Economic outlook and job security
  • Hiring opportunities and trends
  • Job potential across the financial services industry

We look forward to seeing you then!


Jack Trudeau photoJack Trudeau
Executive Director at Phaidon International, the parent company of Selby Jennings.

Jack has been with Phaidon International for 9 years, starting in London, and then helping to set up Phaidon's first office in North America - in New York City. Holding various roles within recruitment Jack has progressed through the ranks to now lead the North American Key Account Management and Business Development teams, as well as being responsible for all commercial partnerships.

Jack has an MBA from London School of Economics, a Masters in Corporate Strategy & Governance from Nottingham University Business School, and an Undergraduate degree in Geography, Business & The Environment from the University of Nottingham.

Kareem Bakr photoKareem Bakr
Executive Director at Selby Jennings, leading the New York office.

Kareem has been with Selby Jennings (SJ) since 2013 as one of the original members of the brand when it first made its debut in the States. Originally starting out as a recruiter focused on the Risk Management space, Kareem was able to quickly transition into a key leader within the wider business. Today, Kareem leads the Selby Jennings business and New York office where he is responsible for the continuous growth of the brand. Having helped scale SJ to now more than 140 consultants in NYC and 200+ across the U.S., Kareem is dedicated to ensuring that Selby Jennings continues to be ranked as a top institution within the world of financial recruitment. He and his team have impacted the lives of over 750 candidates in the past 12 months and work with some of the most prestigious financial institutions in the world, ranging from Tier one Investment Banks to multi- billion dollar hedge funds.

Allison Idarraga photoAllison Idarraga
SVP, Client Services & Account Management for Phaidon International North America.

In her role, Allison is accountable for key account management, business development and overall client experience for 3 of the Phaidon International brands with a focus on the Financial Services Sector.

Allison has over 7 years of recruitment experience functioning in a number of capacities across Pharma / Biotech, Contracts and Financial Services recruitment. She has worked for Phaidon International for 4 years and was originally one of the first two members of the Phaidon International Financial Services Key Accounts team. Since then, she has been promoted twice and has exponentially expanded Phaidon’s key accounts recruitment partnerships regionally and globally. She currently individually manages a portfolio of 10 of the company’s largest accounts, and additionally manages a team of 3 client relations and business development consultants managing upwards of 50 key accounts.

Allison graduated from the State University at Albany with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration cum laude, Marketing Concentration and double minor in Psychology and Sociology.

Event Schedule

Tuesday, August 11, 2020  |  5:30–6:30 PM


Free - FWA Members |  $10 Non-Members  |  Link to complete registration for the webinar will be forwarded prior to the session.

Special Instructions

This is a must attend for those in transition or those interested in permanent, contract and multi-hire recruitment! Stay tuned for part two of the webinar - one week later.

Special thanks to Phaidon International Group and Selby Jennings for this event.

This event is organized Hermina "Nina" Batson, FWA Vice President-elect and Leadership Council Chair, Simone Vinocour, FWA President 2019-2021, and the Global Agenda Committee of the FWA of New York, Inc.

Special recognition to Stacy Musi, FWA Past President, and Ria Davis, FWA Executive Director for their support.

About the FWA
Established in 1956, the FWA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization with a membership of approximately 800 female and male professionals working in the financial services industry or who hold a financial position in another industry. The FWA has a long tradition of encouraging women to seek career opportunities in finance and business through mentorship and networking.

 Reservations/cancellations and payments are required by Monday, August 10, 2020.


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