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Pensions & Investments


As our country’s population ages, the importance of pensions, retirement benefits, health care, and other benefits becomes paramount. Employers recognize the value of these benefits in recruiting and retaining talented employees, yet they must control rising costs. Employers that provide these benefits have found it crucial to have visionary executives with unquestioned integrity and the right combination of strategic and technical skills and knowledge.

EFL Associates' pensions and investments talent management practice meets these needs through our knowledge of the industry, experience, and proven methodology.

Our executive search firm conducts searches for pension and benefits organizations from coast to coast for both public and private organizations, including large and small public pension funds, benefits insurers, and third-party administrators.

Our talent acquisition partners have a deep knowledge of the industry, its issues and its people, as well as extensive experience in guiding senior management, boards and search committees in the process of selecting senior executives in accordance with their fiduciary duty.

The team of consultants who would handle this search, Dan Cummings and Mary Hobson, have an outstanding track record of success in diversity placement, with 51% of all our searches, and 53% of our nonprofit searches, in the past 16 sixteen years filled by diversity candidates.  This includes 38% gender diversity and 15% from racially and ethnically diverse communities.

Mr. Cummings and Ms. Hobson also have an excellent record of candidate longevity.  Of searches we handled more than five years ago, 67% of our placements remained in their jobs for five years or more, and many are still in their roles today.  In searches handled over ten years ago, 53% of our candidates stayed for ten years or more, and almost 30% remain in their roles today.

Key Contacts

Practice Leaders
Dan Cummings
Denver Managing Director 
Mary Hobson
Executive Vice President
Amy Miller
Vice President

Practice Statistics

1999 - Specialty practice's founding year

111 - Completed search projects

69 - Percent of repeat client projects

20 - States with completed search projects

2 - Percent ranking among U.S. search firms

Recent Success

Pennsylvania School Employees' Retirement System
Executive Director

Kansas Public Employees' Retirement System
Chief Fiscal Officer

City of Jacksonville Police & Fire Pension Fund
Executive Director

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