New York, NY, July 15, 2013 – Battalia Winston (BW), one of the nation’s leading executive search firms, today announced that it has acquired the executive search business of Norm Sanders Associates, a Fair Haven, New Jersey-based executive search firm specializing in the Financial Services and Consulting industries.  Walter J. McGuigan, Jr., Founder and Managing Director of Norm Sanders Associates, has joined Battalia Winston as a Partner covering Financial Services, Professional Services, and Technology.

With more than twenty five years of executive search experience, Walter has conducted Senior Level Partner search assignments for consulting clients in the areas of Banking, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Technology and Operations.  Additionally, for clients in the Financial Services sector he has recruited CIO’s as well as senior level systems professionals in the areas of Sales and Trading, Derivatives, Asset Management, Foreign Exchange and Commodities. His clients have included Ernst & Young, IBM Global Services, Deloitte Consulting, and McKinsey & Co., as well as Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch.

“We are thrilled to have Walter as part of our team.  His strong background in financial and professional services as well as his technology functional recruiting expertise will help us to better serve our clients,” said Dale Winston, Chairwoman and CEO of Battalia Winston.

Prior to joining Battalia Winston, Walter was a Vice President with Handy Associates. He entered the executive search industry with KPMG, where he developed a financial services recruitment function. Walter’s early experience includes institutional fixed income sales with both Lehman Brothers and Lombard Wall. He is a graduate of Georgetown University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

About Battalia Winston

Battalia Winston (BW) is widely recognized as one of the top twenty retained executive search firms.  Currently in its 50th year of business, with offices in New York, New Jersey, Boston, Washington, D.C., Denver and Chicago, BW is noted for servicing the needs of its clients from start-up organizations to members of the Fortune 10.