FOCUS & FOCUS CAPITAL MARKETS has come a long way since its inception in 1976 as an Executive Search Firm specializing in Information Technology.

Through the bold leadership of its president, Mr. Scott Gerson, Focus has succeeded in becoming one of New York's leading international trading & technology executive search firms. Focus has introduced to Wall Street many of the world's foremost mathematicians, physicists and computer scientists. These qualified experts pioneered the wide variety of derivative fixed income and equity securities that dominate trading in today's marketplace, both in New York and abroad. In fact, Focus was one of the first technological recruitment firms to acknowledge and facilitate the globalization of financial markets by exporting American talent to London and the Far East. Focus continues to act as a special hiring advisor to firms such as JP Morgan Chase, Bear Stearns and many of the worlds leading Hedge Funds.

By forming quality, long-term relationships with the data processing community, Focus and its staff, including top recruiters Helene Simon and Onawa Silverberg, have maintained their positions of leadership in the area of financial technology placement.

As a result of its honesty, integrity and dedication, Focus has secured consistent repeat business with many of the world's leading financial institutions for over twenty-five years. An exponentially growing network of successful clients continue to consult Scott Gerson for both their hiring needs as well as ongoing career guidance. Consistently ensuring the right result for everyone involved has catapulted Focus to its current position of trust, industry leadership and expertise.

Prestigious academic institutions, such as the University of Chicago, Cornell, M.I.T, Columbia, Courant and Brown, continue to solicit Focus' assistance in putting their academic experts to work in the real marketplace.

In addition, Focus created and featured an extremely popular column on employment in "Wall Street and Technology" magazine, providing insights on such timely topics as overseas employment, the over-40 job market, and last years derivative trading scandals.

And a Look To the Future...

Focus predicts that future trading will gravitate more towards smaller "boutique" firms; and his latest endeavors have contributed significantly to the establishment of new research environments that use algorithmic & statistical models for mathematical arbitrage. Focus foresees a rapid expansion of capitalization throughout the nineties, with increased emphasis on artificially intelligent facilities.

Focus' uncanny ability to consistently predict market trends has secured its position as one of the most sought after career consulting firms on Wall Street. Scott Gerson projects significantly higher earnings for the firm well into the millennium due to the paradigm shift in global hiring once again favoring the New York market.


Focus Capital Markets
71 Vanderbilt Avenue Suite 460
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 986-3344 Fax: (212) 986-3370