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.
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.
Evan Fox, Managing Director, Legal Division
Evan is the Managing Director of the Legal Division at Long Ridge Partners. He has made dozens of associate, counsel and partner placements with top-tier, international, national, and specialty law firms in a broad range of practice areas, including: Corporate & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, FinTech, Investment Management, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Real Estate, Tax, and Litigation. Evan also handles in-house roles for private equity, alternative asset management and financial services companies.
Evan’s prior experience as a practicing attorney allows him to understand and empathize with a lawyer’s motivations. He takes pride in his diligent, thorough and up-front approach to recruiting, always keeping candidates informed as he leads his candidates through the entire hiring process. His ability to identify inefficiencies in the market has enabled him to assist candidates transition into Big Law from government, in-house and other non-traditional legal roles.
Previously, Evan was a Director of Recruiting at Audrey Golden Associates. Evan received his B.S. from Rutgers University and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
Amanda Mergel, Director
Amanda Mergel is a Director in the Legal Division of Long Ridge Partners. She works directly with high-level attorneys in all practice areas, helping them make discreet and informed career decisions. Amanda prides herself in taking the time to meaningfully listen and learn about the specific desires of every candidate, enhancing her ability to help them achieve their career goals. Amanda practiced transactional intellectual property before making the transition into legal recruiting.
Amanda earned her A.B. in History from Washington University in St. Louis and her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.
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.
Sarah Bachmann, Senior Associate
Sarah is currently a Senior Associate on Long Ridge Partner’s Alternative Investment Team. She joined the firm in 2018 and specializes working with long/short equity hedge fund analysts at the mid-senior level in addition to those currently in Investment Banking and Private Equity looking to transition to the public markets. A Virginia Beach native, Sarah enjoys traveling, high energy fitness classes, live concerts and anything involving chocolate.
Sarah graduated with a BA in Science from Old Dominion University.
Michael Snyder, Associate
Michael is currently an Associate Recruiter with Long Ridge Partners. He joined the firm in 2018 and specializes in the recruitment and placement of Investment Banking and Capital Markets Analysts. Michael grew up in Long Island, New York, and enjoys watching film, swimming, traveling, and attending sporting events.
Michael graduated with a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2018.
Colin Cummings, Associate
Colin joined Long Ridge in May 2018 as an Associate Recruiter, specializing in the recruitment of investment banking analysts looking to make the transition to the buyside. As a student, Colin participated in Northeastern’s 5-year co-op program where students complete two 6-month internships. He did his first co-op with MFS Investment Management on the Global Investment Technology team and his second with Thompson Hennessey & Partners, a boutique commercial real estate brokerage in Boston. He was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, and enjoys backgammon, cards, reading, and playing pick-up basketball, soccer, and golf.
Colin graduated from Northeastern in 2017 with a BS in Finance.
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.
Rebecca Causey, Research and Content Associate
Rebecca started her career at Long Ridge Partners in January of 2018. 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 is from Northern Louisiana and, in her spare time, loves to read, play tennis, travel with friends, and explore the city of New York.
Rebecca graduated from Baylor University in 2017 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in English.
Megan Johansen, Recruiting Coordinator
Megan joined Long Ridge Partners in June 2018. As a Recruiting Coordinator, she supports the Managing Directors and Recruiters through documenting invoices, updating active mandates, maintaining the company database, and coordinating additional projects and events as needed. Megan grew up in Rochester and is an avid traveler, yogi, and Manhattan dog walker.
Megan graduated in 2015 from LIM College with a degree in Business.