Senior Managing Director
Head of U.S. Search
+1 (310) 963-3811
John Wasley is a Senior Managing Director and Head of U.S. Search at Ferguson Partners, based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. During the 23 years of his executive search work, John has served an extensive number of clients in the real estate and financial services sectors. John focuses on C-level positions, Board recruitment, and succession planning, and has represented a wide range of private, public, and private equity-backed companies.
Prior to joining Ferguson Partners, John worked for global executive search firms Spencer Stuart and Heidrick & Struggles within their real estate and financial services practices. John began his career in real estate at Wedgewood Investment Corporation, a Los Angeles-based real estate opportunity fund, and served as its chief financial officer. He entered the banking industry as part of restructuring team to recapitalize and re-charter a $8B California-based thrift, where he led the special assets, loan origination and real estate groups.
John has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Los Angeles. He serves on the corporate boards of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute.