After 15 years in the financial services industry, Frank LaRosa is proficient not only at recognizing raw talent, but also at matching individual financial professionals with organizations at which they would flourish. Realizing that many professionals can best serve their clients independently, without the constraints of working for a single company, Mr. LaRosa founded Vantage Point Wealth Advisor Network to provide those professionals with a broad range of support services. Then, using the perspective of the hiring manager as his guide, Frank LaRosa founded ELITE Recruiting & Consulting in 2011. Through this firm, he sought to help high-quality financial professionals deal expertly with the challenges inherent in changing employers, from initial consultation, to helping them manage the transition while keeping the majority of their clients.
Financial professionals seeking jobs consult with ELITE, which then relies on contacts throughout the financial services industry to find the very best match for them, both in terms of products and service, as well as in terms of compensation. Acting as agent for job seekers, the firm helps them overcome one of the idiosyncrasies of the industry – the greater credibility assigned by hiring managers to candidates with representation. Because of its excellent contacts and contracts with firms across the country, ELITE is abreast of trends in the industry, as well as of developments within individual firms that could translate into more attractive hiring offers.
The process of changing employers can be a long and bewildering one, and too many candidates think their involvement in the process has ended once they leave the meeting with the potential new employer. ELITE coaches candidates not only in how to present themselves during the meeting, but also on critical post-meeting steps that can materially enhance their chances of success.