David Yancoskie, Managing Partner
David joined The Travillian Group in 1999 and is currently the Managing Partner of the firm. David was the driving force behind establishing the firm as a premier provider of executive recruiting services to the financial services industry while it was an affiliate of SNL Financial. As an independent entity, he continues to grow the firm’s presence within the space. Located in the firm’s Philadelphia area headquarters, David has a long track record working with investment bankers, corporate development executives, researchers & PM’s, commercial bankers, private equity professionals, and various other industry members.
David’s experience spans senior and mid-level appointments in super-regional companies to start-ups. His direct approach and entrepreneurial flair, combined with in-depth market knowledge, has led to strong client relationships and a growing base of business within the financial services industry. David prides himself on playing a key role in all phases of the recruiting process which allows him to keep his hands on the pulse of the marketplace.
Prior to joining The Travillian Group, David was a Research Analyst at CoStar, a cutting-edge Real Estate information company in Bethesda, MD. In this role, David had daily interaction with top-level industry executives, providing timely real-time data and research. In addition, he assisted in the sales effort by being the first point of contact for many new CoStar clients.
David holds a BA in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Barry van Roden, Managing Director
Barry is a Managing Director in The Travillian Group's Industry Professionals practice. Before joining The Travillian Group, Barry was the President and Founder of van Roden Associates [vRA], an executive placement firm focused on the C-Level placements of commercial bankers nationwide. Prior to founding vRA, Barry spent over 15 years in various roles at SNL Financial LC [SNL]. He specifically focused attention on SNL's banking and thrift industry derived business. Immediately prior to leaving SNL, Barry was the Vice President of SNL's IR Solutions subsidiary which focused primarily on developing IRWebLink, an investor relations website solution for publicly traded banks and other financial services companies.
Barry conceived and promoted IRWebLink as an opportunity for SNL to leverage its information collection and dissemination business into an investor relations web solution. IRWebLink matched the "look and feel" of the client's website while delivering SNL's industry and company specific information to investor relations section of the client's website. IRWeblink successfully leveraged both the reputation of SNL and its data into an enormous success. In only two years, IRWebLink became the #1 investor relations website solution for financial service companies, outclassing well-seasoned competitors.
In his many roles at SNL, he has developed extensive relationships with senior executives at financial services companies and consultants. Barry brings his relationships, his knowledge of company cultures and individual and industry expertise to his role as Managing Director of The Travillian Group. Barry graduated with BA of International Studies from Miami University (Ohio). He speaks Spanish.
Adam Yancoskie, Vice President
A Vice President based in the Philadelphia area office, Adam specializes in executing client searches focused across the financial services industry. His responsibilities include developing relationships with mid and senior level industry executives, interviewing and recruiting candidates for the client company, and negotiating employment agreements.
Prior to joining The Travillian Group, Adam was employed by Hirtle Callaghan & Co., a financial advisor focused on providing investment solutions for family groups and institutions through North America and around the world. He was an analyst in the Private Equity group, involved in all facets of the investment process; including the initial screening of investment opportunities, due diligence, and monitoring of portfolio companies. Adam also worked at SEI Investments as an Asset Movement Analyst, responsible for transitioning new clients into the company.
Adam earned a B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh and passed level 1 of the CFA exam.