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:
MLA and Dimitri Mastrocola have my highest recommendation."
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Diversity Officer
"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."
Co-Founder and CEO
"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."
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.”
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."