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Copenhagen-based credit manager wants to put Scandinavian culture behind US expansion

Capital Four did not use a headhunter to find the right person to head its US expansion. Key is to spread the Copenhagen based credit boutique's Scandinavian values to the new New York office, says CEO and co-founder Sandro Näf.

Capital Four founders Torben Skødeberg and Sandro Näf. | Photo: PF/Capital Four

When Capital Four hired Jim Wiant to head its US expansion, the European credit boutique manager didn't use headhunters or references.

Instead, the recruitment of Wiant was suggested by one of Capital Four's own employees who used to work for a UK investment consultant company. Before joining the office in Copenhagen, he had traveled through every state in the US searching for domestic high-yield managers on behalf of pension funds.

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