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EXECUTIVE SEARCH

 

Centennial Advisory Group brings over 20 years of experience to placing executive talent with alternative and traditional investment firms, banks, broker dealers, wealth managers and investment industry service providers. 

Our Job Function Expertise Includes:

  • Portfolio Managers and Investment Analysts

  • Sales, Marketing & Investment Product Distribution Executives

  • Finance and Operations Leaders including CFOs and COOs 

Our Financial Services Sectors Include:

  • Private Credit & Direct Lending

  • Private Equity 

  • Hedge Funds

  • Traditional Asset Managers

  • Mutual Funds & ETFs

  • Wealth Managers 

  • Investment Industry Service Providers

 

EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES

 

Centennial Advisory Group offers litigation and arbitration support for employment, compensation and valuation matters. We provide expert reports and testimony at deposition and trial for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. We also provide executive compensation analysis for divorce, personal injury and wrongful death cases. 

 

Centennial offers expert services for cases pertaining to numerous industry segments including, financial services, investment management, capital markets, municipal government and other industries.

Centennial Managing Partner Frank Carr, has particular expertise in the areas of hiring, employment and compensation for financial services executives, as well as in the sales and distribution process for investment products, both at the retail and institutional level. 

 

Frank Carr Expert Witness Experience

 
 
 
 

Frank Carr is a former corporate banker, investment firm Chief Financial Officer and a 20 year veteran of executive search for the investment management industry. He is a registered expert witness with Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services, TASA Group and Experts.com. Mr. Carr has provided expert reports and testimony for matters before the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, FINRA and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. 

 

Prior to forming Centennial, he had been a Managing Director in the Global Asset Management practice at A.T. Kearney Executive Search, a top 10 U.S. search firm. He began his executive search career at LAI Ward Howell which was later acquired by TMP Worldwide (owners of Monster.com). Mr. Carr’s recruiting experience covers a broad range of job functions within the investment management industry, including: Portfolio Management; Investment Sales, Distribution & Investor Relations; Operations, Finance, Legal & Administration. 

 

Mr. Carr has authored several articles for FundFire (Financial Times), Ignites,  HedgeWorld, The MFA Reporter, FINalternatives.com and Hedge Fund Magazine, and he has been quoted in publications such as Bloomberg News, CNN Money, FundFire, Ignites, Absolute Return, Hedge Fund Alert, HedgeWorld and Hedge Fund Manager Week. He has also served as both a moderator and panelist at investment industry conferences and events sponsored by The Managed Funds Association, EuroMoney, NICSA, InfoVest21, Columbia Business School, and CAIA, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association. 

 

Prior to entering executive search, Mr. Carr was Chief Financial Officer of The Marevista Fund, a Connecticut-based private investment firm which included a hedge fund and a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA). He managed the accounting and compliance functions as well as the offering and sales process for the firm’s investment units, including registration with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Mr. Carr started his career in commercial bank lending, initially with Citigroup in their Wall Street Commodities division and later specialized in financing independent feature film producers, TV producers and television station owners on behalf of European American Bank in New York. 

 

Mr. Carr is a graduate of Williams College where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Economy and he had previously held FINRA licenses, Series 3, 6 and 63.