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, proprietary trading desks, family offices; other clients include pension funds, 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

mgoodman@longridgepartners.com
Office: 212-366-6686

Michael Goodman

Michael began his career in Executive Search in 1993 and he’s been recruiting for the Alternative Investment industry for more than a decade now. 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

adam@longridgepartners.com
Office: 212-366-6685

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 and Infrastructure.

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


Jason Schulman, Partner

jschulman@longridgepartners.com
Office: 212-584-8936

Jason Schulman

Jason began his career at Long Ridge Partners in 2006. Through hard work, dedication and unrelenting efforts, he was named Partner in 2012, and is the first non-founding partner in the history of the company. Jason specializes in sourcing and evaluating senior investment talent for the Alternative Investment industry across a number of disciplines including Portfolio Management, Research, Trading and Risk Management. Jason’s search expertise covers a number of different strategies including Long/Short Equity, Global Macro and Commodities. His clients consist of Hedge Funds, Proprietary Trading Firms, Proprietary Trading Desks, Merchant Commodity Firms and Family Offices on a global basis.

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

Our Team

Anthony Carlow, Director

acarlow@longridgepartners.com
212 584-8931

Anthony Carlow commenced his career at BISYS Alternative Investment which was later acquired by Citigroup. Afterwards he joined EIM, a $14B Hedge Fund of Funds.   While at EIM, Anthony expanded his skill set and began covering many Hedge Fund clients. In early 2009, Anthony was hired by a large, multinational search firm 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. Anthony joined Long Ridge Partners in 2013, he is actively 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.

Lenny Fernandes, Senior Associate

lenny@longridgepartners.com
212 584-8932

Lenny Fernandes is currently a Senior Associate with Long Ridge Partners. His focus is on recruiting investment professionals across all asset classes for Hedge Fund and Private Equity clients. Previously, he spent his career as a relationship manager in the ‘expert network’ space catering to the investment research needs of Hedge Fund clients.

Lenny received his undergraduate degree from Saint Peter’s University.


Allen Fuchs, Managing Director

afuchs@longridgepartners.com
212 584-8938

Allen focuses on managing a top tier client base, ensuring high caliber placement of professionals for the financial services industry. He has close to twenty years of experience supporting a diverse client base including Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds, Investment Banking, Family Office, Wealth Management and Fund of Fund clients.Allen started his recruiting career in 1996 at Jay Stevens Associates having worked with LRP’s Founding Partner for seven years and was instrumental in helping develop the firm’s Investment Management and Investment Banking practice.

Allen graduated from St. Johns University with degrees in Marketing and Economics.

Jeffrey Gelband, Senior Associate

jgelband@longridgepartners.com
212 584-8943

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.


Sara Katz, Managing Director

skatz@longridgepartners.com
212 584-8933

Sara Katz brings close to 15 years of direct financial services experience to Long Ridge Partners. She began her career on the trading side working at Goldman Sachs and a large multi-strategy hedge fund. She has spent the past 10 years focused on executive search for the buy side at a senior level. Sara has led hedge fund recruiting at a number of global search firms, servicing top-tier clients across a broad range of strategies.

Sara graduated with a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

Doug Cohen, Director

dcohen@longridgepartners.com
212 584-8934

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Amit Kapoor, Director

akapoor@longridgepartners.com
212 584-8941

Amit joined Long Ridge Partners in 2011 as a Director focusing on Senior Investment Professionals. He focuses on sourcing and placing Portfolio Managers, Discretionary Traders, Investment Analysts and Execution Traders across several investment strategies including Global Macro, Long/Short Equity, Commodities, Quantitative and various Arbitrage strategies. Amit coverage universe is global, Recruiting Senior Investment Professionals for Hedge Funds in the US, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Long Ridge Partners, Amit spent 2 years with a boutique Search firm where he functioned both as a Recruiter and the firms COO. Prior to his career in Executive Search, Amit was a Lead Consultant for Edison Group, a Research firm servicing late stage Technology companies.

Amit graduated with a BA in Marketing and English from The University of Michigan.

Alan Lowe, Director

alan@longridgepartners.com
212 584-8935

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.


Kwame Owusu, Managing Director

kwame@longridgepartners.com
212 584-8939

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 5 year of experience recruiting Investment professionals across the Investment Management industry.

Kwame graduated from William Paterson University.

Matt Sullivan, Associate

matt@longridgepartners.com
212 792-7973

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.