Our Team

Edward D.C. Fowler

Managing Director

Ed Fowler is a managing director with the firm. For the past nine years, he served as a partner at Higdon Partners, having rejoined the firm in 2007. He started his recruiting career with the firm over 20 years ago. He has conducted senior-level searches throughout the investment management industry and has worked closely with the endowment and foundation community for most of that time. Ed primarily recruits CIOs, portfolio managers, and investment analysts as well as institutional sales and marketing professionals. He has also completed a number of general counsel and operations searches for a variety of asset management organizations.

In addition to his recruiting experience, Ed co-founded and managed Referral Networks, a successful recruiting-related software start-up. He also spent three years at Wachtell Lipton, a leading New York law firm. Prior to rejoining Higdon Partners, he spent four years running his own search firm, which also focused exclusively on asset management.

Ed graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in political science and later earned an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Ed currently lives in Charlottesville with his wife and daughter, and splits his time between New York and Virginia. He has been actively involved in his community as president of the board for a non-profit organization serving at-risk children and families.  He also does fundraising for The Taft School, and serves as treasurer on the board of the Colonnade Club, the faculty club of the University of Virginia.

Ed can also be reached at:

700 Harris Street
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Phone: +1 (434) 977-0061

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