John Wright ‘83
Mr. Wright began his career as a financial journalist with The Wall Street Journal, where he became the news editor for Asia-Pacific. He covered such stories as the Afghan War and Tiananmen Square Massacre. Mr. Wright then became a founding member of Executive Access, where he built the financial services business and expanded the platform to encompass the globe. With his extensive recruiting experience in investment banking, capital markets and principal investments, Mr. Wright has recruited executives at the highest levels in most every geography. He regularly speaks to the leading CEOs and advises them on talent acquisition as well as corporate partners and targets acquisitions.
Mr. Wright has a bachelor degree in cultural anthropology and a master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism. Mr. Wright is a native of Minnesota and has two sons studying in North America. He has served on the Board of Trustees at Lewis & Clark and The Board of the Association of Executive Search Consultants. He is Treasurer of the AESC Asia-Pacific and head of the Japan Council. He is also a member of the President’s Council for the Asia Society.