Ms. Toni Barnum

Managing Partner

Stone Murphy, Inc.



  • Non Profit
  • Insurance
  • Human Resource
  • Banking
  • Healthcare
  • Real Estate
  • Financial
  • Accounting
  • VC & Private Equity
  • Sales
  • Merger & Acquisition
  • Manufacturing
  • Investment Banking
  • Asset Management
  • Marketing


Toni Barnum, Managing Partner, joined Stone Murphy in 1983. She leads the firm’s Financial Services Practice, and is recognized as an expert in recruitment within the financial services industry. Clients served are investment management firms, investment banks, private equity and real estate funds, hedge funds, insurance and trust companies, and banking institutions headquartered in the Midwest. Toni has conducted national searches for Presidents, Chief Investment Officers and other experienced investment professionals in the functional areas of portfolio management, investment research, trading, corporate finance, marketing and sales for fixed income, equity and alternative asset classes. Other assignments in the financial services sector include recruitment of senior management professionals in finance, operations, information technology, risk, compliance, legal, product development and marketing.

Toni also conducts searches for senior management professionals on behalf of corporations within finance, treasury, human resources, strategic planning, investor relations and corporate development functions. She manages several relationships with private equity firms across the country for engagements that require recruitment of executives for their portfolio companies.

Toni began her career at KPMG in their Audit Practice, and then worked as a Manager in Corporate Human Resources for General Mills prior to joining Stone Murphy. She graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and accounting. Toni is a member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds and is active in the Association for Corporate Growth and CFA Society of Minnesota.