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Dimitri Mastrocola - Legal Staffing Agency New York


Dimitri Mastrocola is a Partner and one of the preeminent legal recruiters on Wall Street and beyond. His executive search practice is focused on general counsel, in-house counsel and compliance officer search for national and international corporations, asset managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, proprietary trading firms, broker-dealers and corporate/investment banks.

Beyond legal and compliance recruiting, Dimitri helps clients to fill C-suite executive positions across the entire organization, with deep expertise placing senior finance, marketing, R&D, sales and operations professionals, as well as traders and portfolio managers.

Dimitri's area of strongest legal recruiting focus is placing senior talent within financial services firms. He is regularly retained as an exclusive executive search consultant by alternative asset management firms (hedge funds, private equity firms, family offices),  traditional asset managers, proprietary trading firms, broker-dealers and corporate/investment banks.

Dimitri is a former corporate lawyer who brings more than 15 years of law firm and financial industry experience to executive search. Prior to joining Major, Lindsey & Africa, he worked as a corporate attorney with Shearman & Sterling in New York and as an associate general counsel with Citigroup's corporate and investment bank in New York.

McGill University, Faculty of Law: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B. / J.D. equivalent) and Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.)

Vanier College (Montreal, Canada): B.S., Business

"Here is what you get from MLA generally and specifically from Dimitri Mastrocola:

  •  A keen focus on the details with which to set a context in a funneled way, starting with the culture of your organization writ large and drilled down to the as is and to be culture of your legal team;
  • Masterful question asking that pressure tests your thinking and separates what you think you need from what you actually need; and
  • A brilliantly conceived (who, what, where, when) and masterfully executed (professionalism, transparency and integrity) search process that ensures you reach the right hiring decision.

MLA and Dimitri Mastrocola have my highest recommendation."

Jacqueline Welch
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Diversity Officer
Freddie Mac


"Landed me a fantastic General Counsel - a needle in the haystack who is the perfect fit for our company. He took the time to learn our needs, and was extremely efficient in offering up great prospects. I highly recommend him."

Matt Higgins
Co-Founder and CEO
RSE Ventures


"Dimitri did a superb job understanding our competitive positioning and our needs for a next-generation world class General Counsel. He sourced outstanding candidates and we hired a gem."

Mark Wolfson
Managing Partner
Jasper Ridge Partners


“We retained Dimitri and Major, Lindsey & Africa to hire a Deputy General Counsel for our firm. The search process was competitive and we selected his firm over two others. They were professional, fast, efficient and all of the candidates were high quality. The team did the hard work of prescreening many relevant candidates out of a large field and found us exactly the right person for the role. They were responsive, very quick from start to finish and I am happy to say that the new hire is the right fit for our firm. I would highly recommend Dimitri for your General Counsel, Deputy GC or staff lawyer search.”

Wendy Mullen
Chief Human Resources Officer
First Manhattan Co.


"Dimitri is incredibly thorough and professional. Having worked with a number of search firms in the private funds space over the years, I feel that Dimitri's preparation and knowledge (both of his clients' needs as well as his applicants' attributes) places him at or near the top of his space."

Scott Sherman
General Counsel
Tiger Management

Dimitri has placed the general counsel at:

  • KeyCorp
  • Clarion Partners
  • Freddie Mac
  • First Manhattan Co.
  • RSE Ventures
  • Seven Valleys LLC
  • CECO Environmental
  • Collibra
  • DFC Global Corp. (d/b/a Money Mart Financial Services)
  • Jasper Ridge Partners
  • Maverick Capital
  • Bain Capital Credit
  • Tiger Management
  • Abrams Capital
  • JS Capital Management
  • Tower Research Capital
  • Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board
  • PointState Capital
  • H/2 Capital Partners
  • The Edelman Financial Group
  • Diligent Corporation
  • AEA Investors LP
  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco
  • Astenbeck Capital
  • Alden Global Capital
  • Revlon
  • Evercore Trust Company
  • Evercore Wealth Management
  • Aegis Media Americas

    Dimitri has placed the chief compliance officer at:

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Silver Lake Partners
  • Bain Capital
  • Stone Ridge Asset Management
  • PointState Capital
  • H/2 Capital Partners
  • Tower Research Capital
  • Benefit Street Partners (Providence Equity Capital Markets)
  • Astenbeck Capital
  • Evercore Partners
  • Evercore Trust Company
  • Sandelman Partners LP
  • Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Co.

    Other noteworthy placements he has made include:

  • Deputy General Counsel at William Blair & Co., Soros Fund Management and Royalty Pharma LP
  • Head of Broker-Dealer Compliance at Perella Weinberg Partners
  • Chief Operating Officer at Maverick Capital
  • Head of Global Regulatory Affairs at CLS Bank International
  • Corporate Counsels at Stone Ridge Asset Management, Tower Research Capital, D.E. Shaw & Co., Relevent Sports, Intermediate Capital Group, Guardian Life, The Clearing House, Bain Capital, Viking Global Investors, Burford Group, J.C. Flowers, TPG Capital, Fortress Investment Group, Eton Park Capital, Jane Street Capital, BMO Capital Markets, Catlin Group Limited, Mizuho Capital Markets, Ospraie Management, Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, Bear Stearns, Macquarie Group, USI Holdings and Parsons Brinckerhoff.
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