Michael Nelson is a Managing Director with Quest Group, where he leads executive recruiting searches in the corporate & private credit, hedge funds, private equity, and investment banking. He has spent 25 years in the search industry, focusing on investment banking, fixed income, real estate, private credit investing, and sales & trading.
Before joining Quest Group, Michael worked for the Options Group and Global Markets Search, where he held similar roles. At both Quest Group and Options Group, Michael conducts high-profile searches and has completed buildouts with leading investment banks, family offices, and alternative asset managers.
Before entering the executive search business in 1993, Michael worked at the Chicago Board of Trade as a market maker
Michael is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and has lived in New York City for the past 22 years. He enjoys cycling, weightlifting, and ocean swimming.