Christopher B. Cann is the Head of Options Group’s Amsterdam office. He leads a diverse practice including key areas of specialization, such as Technology and Banking, Alternative Finance, Private Equity, Real Estate, Fiduciary Reporting, Risk Management, and Institutional Asset Management. Chris has been a leading practitioner in the Netherlands with a committed long-term focus for the Benelux region as a whole.
In 2004, he founded BuysideResources Executive Search and Strategic Advisory, which has largely supported the growth efforts of the European asset management community as well as the pension fund market across Europe. Chris has developed a loyal and committed following of blue chip financial institutions. In addition to its executive search practice, BuysideResources offered a wide range of strategic advisory services comprising Strategic Human Resources Development, Strategic Introductions and Market Intelligence & Mapping.
Prior to founding BuysideResources, Christopher worked for the Options Group, running the firm’s Amsterdam Financial Services business for several years. He was also a key driver of Options Group’s Capital Markets and Asset Management practice in the Benelux region and worked for over a year in the London office as a Director within the European Asset Management practice. Prior to joining Options Group, Chris worked for a year at Neal Management, a financial executive search and consultancy boutique in New York.
Chris received an Executive Master's Degree in International Management and European Relations from the University of Amsterdam (ASIR) (2000). He also holds a Master’s Degree in Media Ecology and Communications from New York University (1998) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and History from Clark University in Massachusetts (1992).