About Breault & Smith, LLC

Founded in 2003, Breault & Smith, LLC (B&S) is a consulting firm specializing in:
  • executive search (hedge fund, private equity & broker dealer), thought-leadership and compensation
services to our clients.

When recruiting at Commodities Corporation, a legendary hedge fund acquired by Goldman Sachs in 1997, John Breault, the founder, wanted to build deep partnering-like relationships with a few boutique search firms who were both broad and deep in the positions in which they specialized.

Mr. Breault took this philosophy to B&S where the firm specializes in all hedge fund and private equity positions.  Clients often ask B&S to fill esoteric and hard-to-fill positions.  On occasion Breault & Smith has and will partner / joint venture with other firms if in the best interest of its clients.

B&S performs over 50 searches per year for positions with total compensation ranging from 75K to 1M including:

COO (3B+ fund); CFO (20B+ fund); Head of HR (10B+ fund); Director of Operations (15B+ fund); Head of Tax (7B+ fund); Head of Sales (Top 5 Service Provider); Head of Risk (15B+ fund); CCO (15B+ fund); Director of Client Services (Top 3 Service Provider); Utility Analyst (70B+ asset mgr), Head of Operational Due Diligence (5B+ fund), etc.

Some of our current assignments are found here.

Please see here for our white papers and some examples of presentations given at the Managed Funds Association, GAIM USA, GAIM Cayman, Hedge Fund Business Operation Association, GAIM Asia (Hong Kong), European Alternative Investment Summit (Dublin), etc.

Customized compensation reports are our forte.  Reports include:

CFO compensation report using ten funds chosen by client; Operational Due Diligence job family report; Accounting job family in Bermuda; etc.

Mr. Breault has been performing compensation consulting since 1986 and has created and  sponsored hedge fund compensation reports.

We "do the right thing" and what is in our clients' best interests are in our best interests.

The principals of the firm have backgrounds from General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Katharine Gibbs, Princeton University, Goldman Sachs, Commodities Corporation, Deutsche Bank, Dow Jones, Heidrick & Struggles, and Soros Fund Management LLC.

Learn more about the team and contact any team member here.