Founded in 1988, Grayling Associates is a provider of executive search and management consulting services for the career, independent and banking channels in the financial services industry. Based in Bloomfield, Conn., the company offers home office, career agency and independent agency recruiting services. It specializes in industry consolidation, estate and financial planning and consulting services. Grayling Associates caters to insurance and brokerage carriers, banks, independent producer groups and independent firms. Its list of clients includes Bankers Life, Citizens Life, Futurity First Insurance, MetLife and Principal Financial Group.