Jeffrey Gelband, Managing Director
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, 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.
Kwame Owusu, Managing Director
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.
David Floyd, Managing Director
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
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
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.
Alan Lowe, Director
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.
Anthony Carlow, Consultant
Anthony commenced his career at BISYS Alternative Investment which was later acquired by Citigroup. He then joined EIM, a $14B fund of fund. While at EIM, Anthony expanded his skill set and began covering a number of hedge fund clients. In early 2009, Anthony was hired by Options Group to help expand their alternative investment practice. He quickly became a significant producer by leveraging many of the hedge fund and private equity contacts he worked with at EIM into Option Group clients. He joined Long Ridge Partners in 2013 and is involved in both origination and execution for search mandates at banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, BDCs, and boutique M&A advisory firms.
Anthony graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Accounting.
Chirag Jethanandani, Senior Associate
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
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
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.
Amanda Sansaricq, Associate
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.
Charlotte Strindlund, Director of Research
Charlotte re-joined Long Ridge Partners in 2018 as the Director of Research. She builds upon the already existing research practices to ensure the company maintains its competitive position. Charlotte also collaborates with the research team, recruiters and client managers to ensure that specific projects are applicable and met on time. During her free time, Charlotte can be found at New York’s Best Friends Animal Society where she both fosters and volunteers.
Charlotte graduated with a BA in International Affairs as well as a double MS in International Relations & Development and China & International Relations.
Vibhu Mahendru, Research Analyst
Vibhu joined Long Ridge Partners as a Research Analyst in 2018. He focuses on sourcing developers, software engineers, and other professionals in the quantitative space. Vibhu also spends time working on the firm’s database management system, finding ways to make it’s use efficient and optimal. He grew up in New Delhi, India and enjoys hiking, camping, travelling and photography.
Vibhu graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a BA in Economics.
Rebecca Causey, Research Assistant
Rebecca started her career at Long Ridge Partners in January of 2018 as a Research Assistant. Utilizing both her research and writing skills, she works closely with the associates and partners to help find and place the best possible talent. Rebecca grew up in Northern Louisiana and, in her spare time, loves to read, play tennis, travel with friends, and spend Saturdays exploring the city of New York.
Rebecca graduated from Baylor University in 2017 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in English.