Press Release
David Carden Joins True Search to Lead Risk and Compliance
Published March 12, 2024

New York - March 12, 2024—True, the only tech and data-first global talent platform, announced today the addition of David Carden as a partner who will help lead True’s efforts to grow its footprint in large-cap financial services. He will both lead the global Risk and Compliance practice and add financial services expertise to the People, Talent & Legal practice.

“David not only grows our footprint in S&P 500 financial services companies but also elevates our global Risk and Compliance capabilities across industries,” said Joe Riggione, True co-founder and co-CEO. “Companies are facing unprecedented challenges in risk, compliance, and information management. Navigating this complexity demands versatile leaders who can adapt to the emerging risk landscape.”

“From global financial institutions to fintechs, every organization needs the forward-thinking talent David knows,” said Jon Pomeranz, co-head of True’s Financial Services Practice. “While we've already established a formidable brand in the financial services space, David's addition marks a pivotal moment for us as we take the lead in providing clients with the industry’s top Risk and Compliance talent.”

David was previously a partner at a global boutique executive search firm specializing in functional leadership. There he helped build the U.S. business and was responsible for driving client strategy across North America. Functionally, David led the global Legal, Risk and Compliance search practice, and the Treasury segment of the CFO practice, in addition to managing other functional leadership assignments. His clients included banks, asset managers, hedge funds, payments and cards businesses, PE firms, market utilities and oil companies.

"I've respected True from a distance for some time, as the firm built a reputation as both a disruptor and innovator in the search industry,” said David. “With True having established a dominant position in PE and fintech, I believe it is uniquely placed to disrupt financial services. To that end, I'm thrilled to join the team to help accelerate this effort."

David was born in England but has called New York City home since 2009.


True is the world's only tech and data-first talent management platform. The sixth largest in its industry, True leverages 10+ years' worth of proprietary data, market insights, and talent lifecycle expertise, to help companies make high-impact talent decisions quickly. True's unmatched products and services include True Search (retained executive search), TrueBridge (advisory, interim, and fractional executive placement), Thrive (Talent CRM software), True Advance (coaching and assessment), SearchEssentials (tech-enabled hiring services), AboveBoard (inclusive executive career community), and Jopwell (leading diversity tech platform for early-mid career professionals). True also backs promising companies through its investment brands True Equity and Vera Equity.

Sarah Mikhailova / VP, Communications