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, 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.
Maryam Torabi, Managing Director
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
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.
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.
Justine Magowan, Research Assistant
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.