Washington, DC – van Roden Associates (vRA) announces its expansion into the Capital Markets executive recruiting business today with the hire of Erik Woodworth, CFA. Mr. Woodworth assumes the role of Managing Director of Capital Markets, with a focus on fixed income sales and trading. “Erik solidifies vRA’s executive recruiting expansion into fixed income sales and trading as we continue to build our first-class capital markets business, said Barry van Roden, President and Founder of vRA. “We continue to hire senior client relationship professionals that understand how to build businesses by focusing on the hiring needs of our clients.”
Prior to joining vRA, Mr. Woodworth worked in investment banking and structured credit in London, New York, and Washington, DC. He started his career at SNL Financial and later joined Cohen & Company, a boutique investment bank. At Cohen & Company, he started as a sell-side equity analyst covering small cap US banks and later worked as a hedge fund portfolio manager and helped raise capital as an investment banker. He ultimately established Cohen’s London office and managed structured investment pools focused on preferred equity and subordinated debt investments in European insurance companies and banks. Mr. Woodworth has successfully completed the Chartered Financial Analyst program.
“Erik brings a wealth of first-hand experience in several areas of the capital markets business,” said Mr. van Roden. “The breadth and depth of his experience gives him a competitive edge in communicating with our clients and potential candidates. He is able to quickly understand the client’s most complex hiring needs and possesses the wherewithal to ensure that vRA delivers only the most qualified candidates.”