Family Office Executive Search Challenge 1

Family Office Executive Search Challenge 1

by Richard C. Wilson & Family Offices Group Association Team

I wanted to explain to you a few family office recruiting challenges. I think that the family office industry is one of the most difficult industries to navigate if you are a career professional, but even more so to find great talent that is experienced in the right types of way for your family office. There are many different things that make it nearly impossible to easily find people who are experienced in the family office space, especially if you’re a single family office. 

Here is the first family office executive search challenge:

1. Many large family offices don’t have websites. They don’t want people finding them and selling them things nonstop, they don’t want regulators looking at them more often than needed, and they don’t want people copying their business models. Most Single family offices still have operating businesses. For example, one commodity family office I know of has over a billion dollars and they don’t have a website because they don’t want their competition even knowing they have a family office.

I hope this advice is helpful to you if you are just getting into the family office industry or trying to recruit people for the first time. I think that you will relate to many of the challenges I‘m talking about here. What we offer is a solution to many of these headaches. The Family Offices Group is by far the largest network of family office professionals in the world. Over 95% of family offices in the United States have somebody on their team that is party of our Family Office Association.  Hundreds of Single family offices in the United States and over 1,000 family offices globally are members. And we are in about 70 different countries now and so what we can do is help you with talent searches, recruitment, and executive searches for family offices. If you want to learn more please watch our video on family office executive search challenges here, visit us at, or you can contact me Richard Wilson at, and if you want to check out our Family Office Association and those resources, please go to or Thank you.

To view challenge number two, click here.

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