Our mission is to apply decades of successful experience in the industries we represent to identify impact players, meaningfully qualify candidates, and significantly streamline the hiring process for our clients.
Peter Wagner, Managing director
Founder Peter Wagner came to New York City in 1992 with a freshly minted master's degree in Computer Science from Brown University. He spent the next 20 years building front-office trading and risk systems for some of the largest and most prestigious firms in the financial industry. Peter managed the development of the strategic, fixed-income risk platform for Lehman Brothers - still the primary front-office risk platform now in use at Barclays. At Morgan Stanley, he was responsible for the credit derivatives risk reporting system and managed the firm's data warehouse providing all transaction data to the credit risk and capital systems of the bank. Peter also has significant experience building and managing offshore teams. With his wealth of technology and industry experience, Peter is uniquely positioned to find and evaluate talented individuals who excel in the high-pressure environment of the financial industry. His writing appears in QuantNet, and his quarterly assessments of the financial industry hiring landscape are also widely read.
Armine khudinyan, RECRUITER
Armine started her career in recruitment and human resources administration at the Academy of Learning in Canada, where she coached the school’s graduates in the areas of job search, interviewing and resume writing. After a subsequent move to the United Kingdom, Armine joined the London-based head office of Kate Spade New York. There she provided high-level HR support to the store managers and drove the efforts to attract and recruit top retail talent. Armine has been with Affinity North since 2016. She helps streamline the recruitment process and provide exceptional client and candidate experience. Armine holds a Master’s Degree in English Language and Communications, a Diploma in HR Practice from West London College as well as a Certificate in Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness from New York University.
Mark Spiegel, Account executive
Mark has over 25 years of experience in capital markets. He joined Lehman Brothers in New York in 1992, where he built fixed income trading and risk management systems as a business analyst and project manager. In 2001, he moved to Japan to manage trade processing application development for Lehman in Asia. After moving to Hong Kong, he joined Nomura in 2008 as the COO for global markets research in Asia ex-Japan, where he built out the research platform as part of the research management team and managed the research infrastructure. Mark has experience sourcing and managing employees of varying backgrounds in multiple markets. After moving back to New York, Mark joined Affinity North in 2017 to leverage his experience in capital markets technology and his network of contacts in the industry, giving him an unusual advantage in sourcing exceptional candidates.
Zach Myles, Recruiter
Zach is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University where he graduated with a business degree specializing in marketing. He has moved back to New Jersey and joined the Affinity North team in December 2017 as a corporate recruiter.