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­Michael Brogna is a Managing Director with the In-House Practice Group and works out of the Boston and New York offices. His primary focus is on helping clients overcome the challenges of attracting, hiring and retaining the best legal and compliance professionals in the market.

A compliance guy at heart, Michael concentrates on identifying senior legal and compliance professionals within corporations, mid-size businesses and budding startups for a variety of industries including financial services, life sciences, software and technology, and healthcare and pharma throughout the Northeast. With more than 18 years of experience in executive search, Michael has developed a deep understanding of the corporate legal and compliance functions.

Michael lives in Boston with his wife, Nina. He is an avid outdoorsman, loves to scuba dive and cook, and is a dedicated follower of Moto GP & Formula 1.

Michael joined Major, Lindsey & Africa after serving as Vice President, Head of U.S. Corporate Officers & Infrastructure Practice for The Omerta Group. In this role, he focused on forming partnerships with compliance and legal professionals across all sectors of financial services, working closely with wholesale banking, investment banking, hedge funds, traditional assessment and global insurance companies.

Prior to working for The Omerta Group, Michael was a Director with the Charles Sterling Group, where he led the firm's Compliance & Legal Practices. He came to Charles Sterling after seven years with Michael Page International, serving as Regional Manager of their Banking and Financial Services Practices. There he grew the Compliance and Legal Practice and conducted searches for registered/non-registered fund managers, commercial/retail banks, broker dealers and advisory consulting businesses.

Michael has become a thought leader on regulatory and compliance issues, speaking regularly at conferences, seminars and industry events.

Wheaton College: B.A., Philosophy and Italian

Michael has, among others, placed general counsel at:

  • Collibra
  • Lionbridge
  • Jasper Ridge Partners
  • Aflac Global Investors

He has also placed chief compliance officers at:

  • Arête Research
  • Baupost Group
  • Boston Capital
  • Dwight Asset Management / GSAM
  • Highfields Capital Management
  • Mercer Investments
  • Numeric Investors
  • Standish Mellon
  • Skandia

Other noteworthy placements he has made include:

  • Global Head of Audit of Energy Financial Services and Director Audit Risk Assessments at GE Capital
  • Audit professionals at Bain Capital, Bank of America, BNYMellon, Bollard Group, Brown Brothers Harriman, Ernst & Young, Fidelity Investments, J.P. Morgan, Standish Management, State Street Bank and Wellington Management
  • Compliance professionals at Bain Capital, BlackRock, Boston Capital, Brown Brothers Harriman, Columbia Management, Eaton Vance, Fidelity Investments, Fortis Investments, Income Research + Management, Loomis, Sayles & Company, Mercer Investments, OldMutual Asset Management, River Source and Wellington Management
  • Director of AML & Sanctions at Fidelity Investments
  • VP Compliance & Corporate Counsel at JustWorks
  • Senior Counsel at Harland Clarke Holdings Corp and Lord, Abbett & Co.
Regulatory Consulting Professionals at Ernst & Young, PwC and Navigant Consulting
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  • Buzzards Bay Coalition
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • JDRF
  • Westport Land Conservation Trust

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