Our Team

Barrett J. “Brett” Stephens

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Brett Stephens leads our firm and is a Senior Member of our Board Practice and Financial Services Practice. He served with our predecessor company, The Directorship Search Group, which he joined in 1999.

Brett is experienced in working with companies — from the Fortune 10 to pre-IPO — on highly sensitive governance and leadership issues. He has conducted a number of significant projects in the industry, including Board of Director searches for Fortune 50 companies, and CEO and C-Suite searches for both public- and private equity-backed companies.

He earned his MBA from Columbia University and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.  Brett and his family live in Darien, CT.