Matt is a Partner focused on all aspects of Financial Services. For close to 20 years, he has designed and executed talent acquisition strategies for financial services firms ranging from Insurance companies and Wealth Management firms, to Investment Banks and Global Asset Managers.
Matt joined Bialla Partners in 2016 to build a unique practice, focused on connecting the best talent available in any geography to clients growing in smaller market cities. Leveraging his experience in HR, talent management and corporate executive recruiting, he is passionate about diversity, culture, data, technology and innovation to help solve executive leadership challenges for clients.
His financial services experience includes building and leading the executive recruiting function for the corporate headquarters of Edward Jones, the 3rd largest wealth management firm in the country. In this role he worked with the firm’s leaders on hiring strategy, led and executed all executive searches across the entire firm, and represented Edward Jones to the executive talent marketplace. This role was specifically responsible for identifying, engaging, assessing, interviewing and hiring candidates for the firm’s most senior level leadership roles.
For the 10 years prior to joining Edward Jones, Matt designed and operated a niche executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of mid to senior level professionals in the US and Global Capital Markets. The firm accepted mandates in the areas of Investment Banking, Equity Research, Institutional Sales and Trading, Institutional Asset Management and Private Equity.
Matt spent the first 3 years of his career with Northwestern Mutual Life/Robert W. Baird Securities as a financial advisor.
Mr. Huffman holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Maryville University of St. Louis, MO and is licensed as a Registered General Securities Representative, Series 7.