Our Consultants

 Our advisors are knowledgeable in a wide range of recruiting matters.

Diane Lauren Viegas
Senior Managing Partner/Founder


Diane is the founder of The Delafield Group and its most Senior financial recruiter. She started The Delafield Group in 1990 after partnering with a boutique search firm for five

years  based in New York. She has more than thirty years of financial services experience in the investment business and as an executive search professional. The firm has conducted searches on both retained and contingency basis for numerous financial firms.


Diane began her career at Morgan Stanley in High net worth and U.S. Institutional Equity Sales. She was recruited to Smith Barney and after five years joined the buy side at Neuberger Berman.


Diane was affiliated with a leasing company with offices in New York and Chicago which supported tax benefits for Ultra high net worth individuals. Prior, she held senior level roles in advertising sales with Institutional Investor and various financial publications.          


During her career, she has successfully placed candidates within Debt Capital Markets

and  Equity Sales and Trading. Successful candidates have included Heads of Institutional Foreign Exchange Sales and Trading; Head of Credit Derivatives, Heads of Quantitative Strategy, Modelers and Head of Rates as well as Senior Risk talent covering Counterparty Credit Risk, Operational Risk, Regulatory Risk, Market Risk, Technology and Risk Analytics as well as Big Data Science.  She has secured Senior roles within the global credit markets focusing on structured credit trading, sales and CDO Bankers.  In addition, positions have been secured for those involved in Prime Brokerage and Hedge fund Portfolio Managers and Research Analysts and Macro Traders. She has completed numerous searches within the Capital Markets arena covering Leveraged Finance, Investment Banking, Securitized Products, Structured Products Sales and trading. She is well versed in a multitude of products for the top financial firms both on the buy side and sell side and has completed International searches for roles in London and Singapore.


Diane earned her B.S. degree in Economics and Finance from Skidmore College. She spent her Junior year at St. Lawrence University.  In addition, she has completed a number of courses toward her Masters at New York University.



Charles Malcom Chinzi



Charles is a Partner at The Delafield Group and Co-Heads the firm’s Global Banking and Markets practice. He has over thirty years of experience holding Senior Human Resources positions with a number of Investment Banks including Merrill Lynch and Co., Goldman Sachs & Co., BNP Paribas and Blackrock. He has worked closely with CEO’s of Banks and Senior line managers in reviewing budgets and targeting hiring needs throughout the Capital Markets verticals. He obtained his B.S.B.A. degree in Business Administration with a dual major in Finance and Bio-Chemistry from Boston University and has a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Development from the University of Bridgeport.       

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