In the Spring of 2002, Gregory Frumess founded The Breckenridge Group following a twenty-three year career in the executive search business. Joined by an experienced team of four professionals from D.E. Foster Partners Inc., Greg has established a specialty executive search practice dedicated to serving clients in the financial services industry. The practice specializes in search assignments in the areas of structured finance, risk management, investment banking, global markets sales & trading, private banking and portfolio management.

    Beginning in 1985, Greg spent five years as a senior manager with the U.S. based executive search division of KPMG, followed by twelve years as Managing Director and National Practice Leader in-charge of Banking and Investment Services for Foster Partners, the U.S. executive search affiliate of KPMG in New York. He and his team executed hundreds of search assignments for many of the nation’s leading financial institutions during his seventeen year tenure with the KPMG/Foster Partners search practice.

    Prior to his affiliation with KPMG, Greg served as a manager and executive search services specialist in the Management Consulting Division of Ernst & Young in New York. He spent three years with the firm working on a variety of senior management search assignments for the firm’s extensive audit client base in the banking field.

    Greg began his career as a senior associate with the management consulting firm, F.R. Schwab & Associates, where he performed executive compensation studies and executive search assignments for a variety of energy related companies. He also spent two years on Wall Street as a professional options and derivatives trader for an American Stock Exchange member firm, CCA Securities.

    Over a twenty-three year search career, including seventeen years with the KPMG/Foster Partners organization, Greg managed the execution of over five hundred search assignments, including over one hundred assignments in the field of risk management.

His accomplishments include:

   Completed the successful recruitment of key personnel for the structured finance departments of the U.S.        subsidiaries of four major European based banking institutions.
   Completed the successful recruitment of the Chief Financial Officer position for the U.S. subsidiaries of over a        dozen banks and brokerage institutions.
   Recruited the Chief Credit Officer for the U.S. subsidiaries of three major institutions and successfully completed        over thirty risk management related search assignments including over a dozen international assignments for one        of banking institutions.
   Completed over three dozen separate search assignments in the area of private banking, portfolio management,        estate planning, and tax consulting for one of the nation’s most prestigious wealth management companies.

    Greg received his BA in History from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the University of Colorado’s Graduate School of Business Administration. He and his wife, Lori, and their two children reside in Scarsdale, New York and Breckenridge, Colorado.