About Us

Molly O'Connor

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Molly O'Connor is the President & Founder of Stoneybrook Search.

After a career building and leading successful Talent Acquisition functions for top financial services firms, she decided to open her own search firm.

Molly was the Global Head of Wealth Management Talent Acquisition for BNY Mellon.  Molly has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. She started her career with legacy Mellon in 2006 and held numerous positions in the Recruiting/Executive Search function.

Molly has successfully filled many searches in many business lines including Wealth Management, Investment Management, Corporate Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Information Risk Management and Human Resources. 

Prior to joining Mellon in 2006, Molly spent over three years with Cape Cod Healthcare, leading a Recruitment function in the healthcare industry. Molly has held several key recruiting roles at major financial services firms in Boston such as Fleet (Bank of Boston/BankBoston), and State Street Corporation. She ran the College and MBA Recruiting function for BankBoston/Fleet.     

Molly holds a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and  completed a continuing education program for professional development at the Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.  


The Stoneybrook Search advantage

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We take the time to understand your culture and what works.   We are confident in who we present for consideration.  We pride ourselves in presenting an array of candidates so that you can make the best possible hire.

We have experience consulting on many needs such as:  organizational structure, job descriptions, and recruiting strategy.

While we have performed many searches in the financial services industry, our strength is in senior level and client facing Wealth Management roles such as:


  • National & Regional Leadership roles
  • Client facing product specialists (investments, lending, fiduciary - trusts & estates) 
  • Wealth Management Corporate leadership roles like Finance, HR, Legal, Marketing, and Operations
  • Private Banking roles
  • Wealth Managers/Advisors
  • Business Development