About Us

Founded in 2004 by seasoned recruiting professionals, Long Ridge Partners is a boutique executive search firm focused on the specialized staffing needs of the alternative investment industry. Long Ridge’s client base spans the alternative investment community including hedge funds, funds of funds, private equity and real estate investment firms as well as foundations and endowments. Unlike other firms with multiple recruiting disciplines, our concentration on the alternative niche allows us to superserve our clients’ distinctive needs.

The firm was founded on guiding principles:
• Understand and serve our clients’ needs.
• Be completely immersed and educated in all facets of the alternative investment industry.
• Build upon our market intelligence and our resources.
• Take a bespoke approach to each search.
• Execute searches efficiently and effectively.
• Uphold the highest level of integrity and discretion for our clients and candidates.

Why Long Ridge Partners?

  • We Understand Your Needs

    Simply put, we get “It”. “It”, is your unique business objectives. “It” is what you do and why you do it. “It” is what drives you, what gets you up in the morning. “It” is what separates you from the pack and why you are successful, we understand “It”. We also understand that having the right team in place is essential for the development and growth of both your core and ancillary businesses.

  • A Singular Focus

    Long Ridge Partners sole focus is Executive Search for the Alternative Investment industry. We are not bogged down with making Capital Introductions or providing Advisory services that can often cloud the waters. We do one thing and one thing well: sourcing, recruiting and placing Investment, Marketing and Infrastructure professionals in the Alternative Investment industry. Long Ridge Partners’ success is evident by our high level of repeat business, client retention and access to leading industry professionals.

  • A Wealth of Experience

    Research and process are the foundation of Long Ridge Partners. Not only is our team of experienced recruiters well informed, but they have access to a breadth of resources necessary to execute your search. Our recruiters have practical hands-on experience in many of the functional areas for which they recruit. As a result, they have a deeper understanding of what functions a prospective candidate is performing and how relevant it is for your search.

Our Management

Michael Goodman, Managing Partner

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Michael Goodman

Michael began his career in Executive Search in 1993 and he’s been recruiting for the Alternative Investment industry ever since. In April of 2004 , Michael launched Long Ridge Partners with then colleague Adam L’Esperance. Michael has an expertise in recruiting for a number of different disciplines including Portfolio Management, Trading, Research, Risk Management, Marketing, Investor Relations, Legal and Finance. Over the years he has recruited for a number of different investment firms including hedge funds, fund of hedge funds, private equity firms, venture capital firms, family offices and investment banks. In 1993 Michael joined Jay Stevens Associates, an Executive Search firm specializing in the Financial Services industry.

Four years later he started the firms Investment Management practice building the framework for what is today Long Ridge Partners. Michael’s extensive recruiting background allows him to not only understand clients’ functional needs and cultural requirements, it also allows him to understand the emotional and psychological needs of candidates ensuring the right fit between client and candidate

Michael graduated from the University of Maryland where he received a BS in Marketing. As an industry expert he is often quoted in industry trades and has been a frequent guest on CNBC and Bloomberg Television.

Adam L’Esperance, Partner

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Adam L’Esperance

Adam is a Founding Member and Partner of Long Ridge Partners. Beginning his Investment Management career in 1998, Adam spent several years with Deutsche Asset Management as a Trading Assistant on a buy-side international equities trading desk. In 2001 he joined Citco Fund Advisors, the Fund of Hedge Funds division of Hedge Fund Administrator, Citco. After two years at Citco Fund Advisors Adam joined Michael Goodman at Jay Stevens Associates and helped to build out the firms Alternative Investment recruiting practice. He founded Long Ridge Partners with Michael Goodman in 2004. Adam’s Recruiting experience has centered around Hedge Funds and Diversified Alternative Investment Managers across such disciplines as Research, Trading, Portfolio Management, Risk Management, Marketing and Infrastructure.

Adam received his BS in Economics and Finance from State University, College at Oneonta.

Jason Schulman, Partner

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Jason Schulman

Jason began his career at Long Ridge Partners in 2006 and was named Partner in 2012. He is the first non-founding partner in the history of the company. Jason specializes in sourcing and evaluating talent for the Alternative Investment industry across a number of disciplines including Portfolio Management, Research, Trading, Risk as well as Marketing and Sales. Jason’s search expertise covers a number of different strategies including L/S Equity, Event Driven, Distressed & High Yield Credit, Global Macro and Commodities. His clients consist of Hedge Funds, Diversified Alternative Asset Managers, Family Offices, Merchant Commodity Firms, Hedge Fund Solution Platforms, and Private Equity Firms.

Jason graduated with a BS in Sociology from the University of Albany.

Our Team

Maryam Torabi, Managing Director

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Maryam is the Head of Strategy and Development at Long Ridge Partners. She serves as an advisor to the partners of the firm on key strategic initiatives and growth plans, and she is responsible for the refinement of execution strategy and new business development efforts. Maryam started her career in strategy consulting at Monitor Group followed by business development at a boutique firm. Maryam then moved on to the world of executive search for a decade, where she oversaw client engagements across a myriad of industries and functional areas, namely developing expertise in investment professional recruiting across the buy side/ finance, as well as creating the Corporate Development practice at Glocap. She then managed recruiting teams at Google and most recently was a senior talent acquisition leader in Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs focused on the Securities and Finance Divisions.

Maryam graduated early in three years from the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley with a B.S. in Business Administration.

Kwame Owusu, Managing Director

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Kwame is a Managing Director and has spent the better part of the past 10 years recruiting Senior Investment professionals. He has an International focus and has been one of the leaders in Long Ridge Partners’ global expansion efforts in the UK and Hong Kong. Kwame’s geographic expertise includes Europe, Asia and the Americas. Functionally, Kwame recruits Portfolio Managers, Traders and Research Analysts across a number of different strategies including Long/Short Equity, Global Macro and Credit. Kwame came to Long Ridge Partners in 2009 bringing with him over five years of experience recruiting Investment professionals across the Investment Management industry.

Kwame graduated from William Paterson University.

Vick Tandon, Managing Director

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As a Managing Director at Long Ridge Partners, Vickram focuses on senior-level search assignments around the globe for both sell-side and buy-side institutions. Vickram is one of the key senior leaders of Long Ridge’s Capital Markets, Commodities and Investment Management practices for the Americas and is actively involved in using his market-intelligence and expertise to implement a research-driven, relationship-focused approach to recruiting and consulting. He places a significant emphasis on both building and managing a robust research team and offerings to Long Ridge’s clients. Additionally, Vickram has been quoted in prominent publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Energy Intelligence Finance.

David Floyd, Managing Director

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David is a Managing Director and leads the firm’s real estate practice. He has twenty-two years of experience in real estate acquisitions, originations and asset management, transitioning to senior-level recruiting in 2013. David brings a wealth of experience and a principal’s perspective when evaluating a client’s needs and assessing a candidate’s skills and talents. He has worked with private equity firms, owner/operators and lenders in successful placements within all the verticals of real estate investment.

David graduated magna cum laude with B.S. in Accounting from The University of Maryland. He co-Founded and leads the NYC Terp CRE network.

Guy Cipriano, Director

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After spending over fifteen years as a trader on the buy-side, Guy joined Long Ridge Partners as a Director. Having been on the front lines, he is intently focused on recruiting Portfolio Managers, Analysts, and Traders across all strategies. Guy’s specific focus is on opportunities within the global Equity Long/Short landscape. Prior to joining Long Ridge, Guy spent six years on the trading desk at Millennium, where he worked closely with Portfolio Managers in several capacities – trade execution, idea generation, and risk management.

Guy graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia.

Doug Cohen, Director

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Doug is currently a Director with Long Ridge Partners. Since joining the firm in early 2014, he has been focused on working with mid to senior level investment professionals including Portfolio Managers, Analysts, and Traders across Equity Long/Short, Credit, and Macro strategies. Prior to Long Ridge, Doug spent close to five years on the Business Development team of Diamondback Capital. There he was responsible for sourcing Portfolio Managers and Senior Analysts for the fund. Doug began his career on the sell side with Citigroup as a Salesperson on their Institutional Equity Sales Team covering Hedge Funds.

Doug graduated with a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University and received his MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Jeffrey Gelband, Director

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Jeffrey Gelband joined Long Ridge Partners in March of 2014. Jeffrey brings to the firm a well-rounded knowledgebase and network, developed over the years from his various roles on both the buy-side and the sell-side, spanning from marketing to fixed income and equity sales and trading. Jeffrey most recently worked at Nomura Securities specializing in Securitized Products Whole Loan Trading. Jeffrey’s primary focus spans across the investment management industry, specializing in Research, Portfolio Management, and Fund Distribution roles. Jeffrey also works closely with a select client base as their primary global talent sourcing resource.

Jeffrey graduated from the University of Michigan. He also was Captain of the University’s Boxing Club.

Alan Lowe, Director

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Alan joined Long Ridge Partners in May of 2007. He got his start in the executive search industry in 2006 after spending time with Oak Hill Advisors, a distressed credit fund. Prior to Oak Hill, Alan built and managed a contracting business focused on home remodeling and historic preservations. At Long Ridge he originates and executes searches focused on Investment Analysts and Marketing/IR professionals within Credit, L/S Equity and Real Estate.

Alan is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo with a BS in Marketing.

Chirag Jethanandani, Senior Associate

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Chirag is currently a Senior Associate with Long Ridge Partners. He specializes in the sourcing and recruitment of Investment Analysts, Traders, Quantitative Analysts and Risk professionals across Equity Long/Short, Quantitative and Global Macro strategies. Chirag was born and raised in Queens, NY. During the summers, Chirag can be found on the sidelines at the US Open where he moonlights as a Ballperson.

Chirag graduated with a BS in Finance from Fordham University.

Jason Sklar, Senior Associate

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Jason joined Long Ridge in 2016 after spending the previous two years at a large national search firm where he helped build out the firm’s buy side practice. His expertise covers senior discretionary and quantitative investment professionals across a number of different hedge fund strategies in the US and Europe. Jason spends much of his time recruiting Portfolio Managers, Research Analysts and Traders for strategies that include Fixed Income, Long/Short Equity, Volatility and Credit. He also has an expertise in recruiting for Real Estate investment firms.

Jason graduated with a BA in Economics and Spanish from Vanderbilt University.

Matt Sullivan, Senior Associate

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Matt joined Long Ridge Partners as an Associate in 2014. He specializes in sourcing and recruiting Investment Banking and Capital Markets Analysts who are looking to transition to the buy side. Matt grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Soccer, Hockey, Skiing and Reading are a few of his favorite activities.

Matt graduated from The University of Wisconsin, Madison with a BA in Economics.

Luke Myer, Associate

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Luke joined Long Ridge Partners in August of 2016. He specializes in the recruitment and placement of Investment Analysts across the Alternative Investment space. Luke was born in New York and raised in North Carolina. Some things he enjoys are college football, baseball, and music.

Luke graduated from Washington and Lee with a BS in Business Administration with a Special Concentration in Commerce. He was also a three-year starter and captain on the baseball team.

Amanda Sansaricq, Associate

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Amanda is currently an Associate with Long Ridge Partners. She joined the firm in 2015 and specializes in the recruitment and placement of Investment Analysts. Prior to joining Long Ridge in 2015, Amanda went through an Investment Advisor Training Program and an Investment Advisor where she conducted research on both Equity and Fixed Income Funds as well as developed investment models for clients focusing on their desired risk tolerance. Amanda was born and raised on Staten Island, NY. She is an avid football fan and tennis fan(atic).

Amanda graduated with a BS in Finance and Economics from Sacred Heart University.

Justine Magowan, Research Assistant

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Prior to joining the professional world, Justine moved to New York in 2016 to pursue a career in acting so she brings a colorful perspective. She creatively uses her artistic skills to further the company in its excellence while she assists the team in their day-to-day needs. In addition, she works closely with our Partners and Head of Strategy and Development on various projects. During her free time, Justine plays several instruments, develops creative projects, and attempts to find space for her ever-expanding collection of books in her small apartment.

Justine graduated with a BA in English Literature and a BA in Theatre Performance from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.