Hunter Judson, Jr.

Hunter R. Judson, Jr.

Principal, Wealth Management Practice Director


Hunter is competitive and driven to find success while having tons of empathy and compassion for others. This unusual combination has helped him build trusting long term relationships. When he joined Judson Group in 2013, he  started  our specialized wealth management search practice that works with clients and candidates across the country. Day-to-day, he focuses his efforts on the Midwest, partnering with successful wealth management firms to place top talent. Having worked for a top-notch private wealth management firm, he understands the importance of a client-first approach. He holds himself to a higher standard of responsiveness and considers good communication and practical expectations a given.

Hunter uses his wealth management industry experience and really good communication skills to build trusting relationship and deliver valued solutions to all parties.

Hunter has previously worked with ultra-high net worth (UHNW) clients as part of a client advisory team with Bessemer Trust in Chicago. Previously, Hunter held the Series 7 and 63 licenses as well as the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation.

Hunter earned a BA in economics from Kenyon College.

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“My recruiting experiences with Hunter Jr. have been extremely good. He always responds in a timely manner, provides good applicant flow, and acts as a “partner,” rather than a vendor, throughout the entire process.”
– Chief Talent Officer, Indianapolis, IN

“Hunter Jr. was friendly, professional, and highly accessible. He prepared me well for my interviews and offered honest, meaningful, and useful feedback at every step of the interview process.”
– Manager Selection Analyst, Chicago, IL

“Hunter was great to work with. He knew a lot about the industry and was able to provide valuable insight into firms, such as career planning, “typical” offers, and other comparisons that I wouldn’t have known otherwise. I will, and have, recommended him to friends looking to switch jobs in the industry!”
– Senior Client Associate, Chicago, IL

“Hunter was very easy to work with, and I felt that he definitely had my best interests in mind throughout the entire process. He followed up with me quickly, which I really appreciated, and gave me great advice that I will keep with me.”
– Trust Relationship Officer, Kalamazoo, MI

“Hunter kept me optimistic while setting realistic expectations throughout the process. He seemed to really understand what I was looking for, which made things easy. Hunter really took time to understand what I wanted in my next opportunity and brought me two great opportunities relatively quickly. He was helpful and supportive throughout the whole process – he kept me excited about the opportunities and was there for me when I needed coaching around the offer and resignation process. Hunter exceeded my expectations on all fronts.”
– SVP, Senior Private Banker, St. Louis, MO

“Hunter took a lot of time to learn about my background and what I was interested in. He knew I wasn’t looking for a position at a larger institution, so the positions he presented me were all RIA based. Most recruiters have the reputation of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Every position Hunter presented was reasonable and, if I wasn’t interested, he quickly moved on.”
-Tax & Financial Planning Manager, Grand Rapids, MI

“Hunter and Judson Group were far and away better than any other recruiter I’ve worked with. They really do their homework to help align your career goals with potential job opportunities. They also really hone in on the interview prep and help you perform your best in the interview.”
-Associate, Chicago, IL

“Hunter was fantastic to work with and I enjoyed my experience very much.”
-Director of Financial Planning, Chicago, IL

Completed searches include:

  • Director, Family Office Services and Trust Company
  • Director, Practice Management
  • Director, Compliance & Legal Affairs
  • Director, Client Experience Operations
  • Director, Institutional Business Development & Client Service
  • Director of Financial Planning
  • President, Executive Counselling
  • Managing Director, Wealth Advisor
  • Trust Services Director
  • Manager, Fiduciary Officer
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Director of Investments
  • Manager Selection Analyst
  • Fixed Income Analyst
  • Equity Research Analyst
  • Senior Equity Portfolio Manager
  • Investment Advisor
  • Senior Wealth Advisor
  • Wealth Manager
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Client Service Manager
  • Client Service Associate
  • Operations Specialist