Since 2004, Long Ridge Partners has been a leader in the Investment Management Recruitment space. Boutique and Institutional Investment Managers alike have been leveraging the resources of Long Ridge’s front, middle, and back office recruiting solutions to build their organizations. The combined efforts of Long Ridge’s extensive experience include over 2000 placements. Whether it is a one-off hiring need or the build-out of an entire firm, our thoughtful, nimble approach has allowed our distinguished list of clients to strategically grow their business.
Recognizing the growing needs of our clients led Long Ridge to launch several other verticals including Long Ridge Real Estate, Long Ridge Legal and, most recently, Long Ridge Partners IT (LRPIT). Understanding the convergence of Investments and Technology, LRPIT focuses on recruiting Developers, Programmers, and Software Engineers to assist our clients in developing front and back end solutions.
Why Long Ridge Partners?
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Since our founding, Long Ridge Partners has been leading the way in Alternative Investment recruiting. Recognized as one of the largest boutique investment management-focused search firms in the world, our team knows how to identify your specific needs and execute in an efficient manner. We have watched many hedge funds evolve from start-ups to large institutional-quality organizations, and have been actively involved in the recruiting processes for all sizes. Whether the adoption of data-driven analytics, the move to quantitative research and technology-enabled trading, or any other change, Long Ridge has consistently adapted to the tides of an ever-evolving industry. Providing front, middle, and back office recruiting solutions, our combination of industry knowledge and practical work experience allows us to introduce our clients to the highest quality professionals in the market.
Long Ridge is a thoughtful, relationship-driven practice and our longstanding relationships set us apart. We know our clients, having worked with many of them since their inception, and we know their specific needs. We also know that hiring the right person can set you apart from the competition, while hiring the wrong person can set your organization back years. Our experience guides us to best practice: build relationships first, make introductions accordingly. Long Ridge’s established client relationships allow us to recruit the right cultural and functional professionals for the specific teams they will join.
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Our team is nimble, quick, and always ahead of the curve. Knowing there’s more to recruiting than checking off requirement boxes, we take the time to listen and understand the needs of both our clients and our candidates. We target specific people for specific roles, introducing clients to candidates with the highest probability of success. Long Ridge excels in finding exceptional professionals and ensuring nothing happens during the process to keep them from being placed on the right team. With extensive experience negotiating deals, our recruiters are able to anticipate potential problems, course correct, and see the process through to a successful end.
At Long Ridge, we view diversity in hiring as something more than just a talking point. We genuinely believe that hard work, drive, and determination are universal traits, and that greatness can be afforded to all with the desire to achieve it regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation. Our clients understand that different viewpoints help them gain perspective, and we strive to place candidates who can help them see the whole picture.
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 firm’s 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 is a Founding Member and Partner of Long Ridge Partners. Beginning his Investment Management career in 1998, Adam spent 3 years with Deutsche Asset Management. In 2001, he joined Citco Fund Advisors, the Fund of Hedge Funds division of Citco Group. After two years at Citco Fund Advisors, Adam joined Michael Goodman at Jay Stevens Associates where he helped to build out the firm’s Alternative Investment recruiting practice. He founded Long Ridge Partners with Michael Goodman in 2004. Adam’s recruiting experience has centered around Hedge Funds, Private Equity, 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 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 placing talent for the Alternative Investment industry across L/S Equity, Distressed Credit/Special Situations, Real Estate and Private Equity. Jason’s search expertise spans all levels with a focus on investment professionals as well as investor relations/business development.
Jason graduated with a BS in Sociology from the University of Albany.
Aaron is a Managing Director and leads the firm’s Information Technology division. Aaron brings to the firm significant banking experience, having started his career at Merrill Lynch as a Wealth Advisor in advising and guiding C–level executives on tax optimization and diversification strategies. Pivoting off of those relationships, Aaron helped launch an IT division at a global search firm, specializing in niche IT verticals across the technology spectrum. Having signed on numerous cutting edge Hedge Fund, Private Equity and FinTech Companies, Aaron was recognized as the global top performer at the firm for 3 consecutive years. Aaron has a unique ability in really understanding the goals and needs of his clients, and executing a recruitment strategy in ensuring he delivers elite talent that are both technical and cultural fits for each particular search. He prides himself on being available 24/7 for his candidates and clients alike, and strives to ensure both parties are equally satisfied.
Aaron graduated magna cum laude, with a BS in Finance and Economics from Queens College.
Evan is the Managing Director of Long Ridge Legal. He has made dozens of associate, counsel and partner placements with top-tier international, national, and specialty law firms across a broad range of practice areas including Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities, Investment Management, FinTech, Banking & Finance, Restructuring, Real Estate, Tax, Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits, 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 candidate’s transition into Big Law from government, in-house, and other non-traditional legal roles.
Evan received his B.S. from Rutgers University and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
David is a Managing Director and leads the firm’s real estate practice. He transitioned to senior-level recruiting in 2013 with twenty-two years of experience in real estate acquisitions, originations and asset management. David has experience placing candidates in all the verticals within real estate, from Analysts to Managing Directors. His clients range from some of the top real estate private equity firms, owner/operators and lenders to small family offices investing in real estate. 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.
David graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting from The University of Maryland. He co-Founded and leads the NYC Terp CRE network.
Chirag joined the firm in 2015 and is currently a Director at 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. Born and raised in Queens, NY, Chirag enjoys playing tennis and rooting for the New York Mets.
Chirag graduated with a BS in Finance from Fordham University.
Jason joined Long Ridge in 2016, having spent 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, Europe and Asia. Jason spends much of his time recruiting Portfolio Managers, Research Analysts and Traders for Quant, Fixed Income, Long/Short Equity, Volatility and Credit strategies. He also recruits for Real Estate Investment Firms, making real estate placements in acquisitions, capital markets, debt originations, asset management and investor relations.
Jason graduated with a BA in Economics and Spanish from Vanderbilt University.
Matt Sullivan joined Long Ridge Partners in October 2014. As a Director, Matt is responsible for sourcing and recruiting Front Office, Middle Office, and Back Office professionals for select clients in the alternative investment industry. His network and expertise includes Portfolio Managers, Investment Analysts, Risk Managers, Traders, Accounting/Operations, and Technology across equity, fixed income and quantitative strategies. Within Technology, Matt covers software engineering, infrastructure, market data, risk, research and trading. He works with hedge funds, private equity firms, and asset management firms globally.
Matt graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2014.
Alan joined Long Ridge Partners in May 2007. He started his career in the executive search industry in 2006 after spending time with distressed credit fund Oak Hill Advisors. Prior to Oak Hill, Alan built and managed a contracting business focused on home remodeling and historic preservations. At Long Ridge Partners, Alan 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.
Doug is currently a Director with Long Ridge Partners. Since joining the firm in early 2014, Doug has worked with a number of large hedge funds and private equity firms focused on mid-to senior-level roles. Doug has placed candidates in hedge fund investment roles, including Portfolio Managers and Senior Analysts, in Equity L/S and Distressed Credit. Doug has also placed people at private equity firms in non-investment roles for Marketing/Investor Relations and Operating Partner/Portfolio Company Support. Prior to Long Ridge, Doug spent close to five years on the Business Development team of Diamondback Capital, which at peak was a $6B hedge fund with over 200 employees. At Diamondback, Doug was responsible for sourcing and evaluating candidates for senior investment and non-investment roles. Prior to Diamondback, Doug worked at 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. Doug currently lives in CT with his wife and daughter.
Alex joined the Legal Division at Long Ridge Partners after several years as a Corporate Associate in the New York office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. and Corporate Counsel at Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas. By drawing from her own personal experience and deep network, Alex understands the personal and professional motivations that drive legal career choices – whether it’s moving to a firm across the street, pursuing an in-house opportunity across the country, or anything in between. Alex’s dual experience as a “Big Law” associate and in-house counsel at a Fortune 250 company makes her uniquely qualified to guide candidates through the lateral process, and ensure they are armed with the right insight and data to make the best decisions for their legal careers.
Alex received her B.S. from Cornell University and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
Alan is a Director in the Legal Division at Long Ridge Partners. He makes Associate, Counsel and Partner placements with top AmLaw, midsize, and boutique firms across the United States in practice areas including Real Estate, Corporate & Capital Markets, M&A, Private Equity, Litigation, IP Litigation & Prosecution, Tax, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Trust & Estates, Education, Labor & Employment, and Construction. Previously, Alan was a Senior Legal Search Consultant at Audrey Golden Associates. With the help of his legal training, Alan works efficiently with both law firms and candidates to provide mutually beneficial placements for all parties. Working with Associates, Counsel and Partners, he has assisted in placing candidates from diverse backgrounds all around the country.
Alan has a B.A. from Stony Brook University and a J.D. from Western New England University.
Eric joined Long Ridge Partners as a Senior Associate after spending over fifteen years providing Institutional Equities Sales coverage to hedge funds and banks at the NYSE. Having been on the front lines of the industry, he is intently focused on recruiting Portfolio Managers, Analysts, and Traders across all strategies. Eric’s specific focus is on opportunities within the Global Equity Long/Short landscape.
Eric graduated with a BA in Marketing from the University of Maryland.
Andrew began his career in recruiting with a focus on investment professionals. He joined Long Ridge as an Associate in January 2019 and specializes in recruiting Long/Short Equity Analysts and Portfolio Managers. After spending the better part of the past decade in Indiana attending school, running an internet company, and serving as a Head Chef in the restaurant industry, he missed the fast pace of New York, packed his bags, and headed back East. Andrew loves exercise, eating, and all things dog related.
Andrew graduated from DePauw University in 2011 with a BA in Sociology.
Celeste is an Executive Recruiter with LRPIT, our Technology-focused search practice. She comes to us with 5 years of experience in executive search, business development, and talent strategy. Celeste specializes in the recruitment of engineers, software developers, and programmers in Technology, Cyber Security, Compliance, and Legal. In her previous organization, she placed hundreds of candidates with a variety of clients ranging from boutique firms to Fortune 100 companies. She was a dual athlete in college and enjoys staying active while also following every NFL game on Sundays.
Celeste graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Business & Liberal Arts.
Zachary joined Long Ridge as a Senior Associate in July 2020, having spent just over a year and half at a technology focused firm, where he helped build out the Cloud Platforms, Software Engineer and SRE desks. He has experience recruiting for multiple types of technologies, such as Software Engineers, SRE’s, Cloud Architects, Machine Learning Engineers and DevOps Engineers. Zachary lived in China for almost 3 years and has been to 36 countries to date. He enjoys playing golf, basketball, biking and hanging with friends.
Zachary graduated from the University at Buffalo (SUNY) with a degree in English.
Albert joined Long Ridge as a Senior Technical Recruiter, specializing in the recruitment and placement of Information Technologists within the buy-side space. Previously, he worked at a niche recruitment agency where he experienced the full life cycle of recruiting within Banking, Finance, and Healthcare, placing IT professionals such as developers, engineers, and BAs. Albert grew up in Long Branch, NJ, and you can find him playing tennis or fishing in his free time.
Albert graduated from Binghamton University in 2018 with a degree in Psychology.
Robert joined Long Ridge Partners in 2019 as an Associate Recruiter, specializing in recruiting and placing Technology and Quantitative Professionals for our buy-side clients. He’s been a key team member in Long Ridge’s entry into the world of technology search. Throughout his career, Robert’s focus has encompassed developers, engineers and programmers across the front, middle and back office. Robert grew up in Westchester, New York, and enjoys playing tennis.
Robert graduated with a BA in Economics from New York University.
Evan is currently a Senior Associate with Long Ridge Partners, responsible for the recruitment and placement of experienced investment professionals in the Hedge Fund and Private Equity space. His expertise spans a wide-variety of strategies including: Long/Short Equity, Quant, Fixed Income, Volatility, Credit, and Growth Capital. Prior to joining Long Ridge, Evan spent nearly three years in recruitment and business development at a global search firm in Manhattan. While there, he assisted in the development of the firm’s buy-side accounting & finance practice.
Evan graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a BS in Public Relations and a Minor in Business.
Sara joined Long Ridge Partners as a Senior Associate in 2020. With three years of experience in the Alternative Investment recruitment space, she focuses primarily on placing investment bankers and buy-side candidates at Private Equity Firms and Hedge Funds. Sara grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Sara graduated with a BA in Media & Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017.
Colin joined Long Ridge in May 2018 as an Associate Recruiter. He specializes in the recruitment of investment banking analysts looking to make the transition to the buy side. As a student, Colin participated in Northeastern’s 5-year co-op program where he completed two 6-month internships with MFS Investment Management and Thompson Hennessey & Partners. 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 University in 2017 with a BS in Finance.
Michael is currently an Associate Recruiter with Long Ridge Partners. He joined the firm in 2018 and specializes in recruiting and placing Investment Banking and Capital Markets Analysts. He also works closely with our client managers to place Real Estate and Hedge Fund investment professionals. 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.
Kevin is currently an Associate Recruiter with Long Ridge Partners. He works with a wide variety of Hedge Fund and Private Equity clients, focusing on the recruitment and placement of professionals coming out of Investment Banking, Capital Markets, and Private Wealth Management. Before joining Long Ridge, he started his recruiting career at a boutique Accounting and Finance search firm. Kevin grew up in Connecticut and enjoys traveling, visiting family in Colombia, biking, and playing soccer, racketball, and golf.
Kevin attended the University of Scranton where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance.
Ryan joined Long Ridge in May of 2019 as a Research Intern before joining full-time as an Associate in January of 2020. He specializes in the recruitment of investment professionals and works closely with our client managers to find interesting, qualified candidates for our Hedge Fund and Private Equity mandates. He was born and raised in New Jersey and enjoys stargazing, sight-seeing, the NBA, and the New York Yankees.
Ryan graduated from St. John’s University with a B.S. in Finance in 2019.
Sasha joined Long Ridge Partners team in early 2020. As the firm’s Controller, she oversees planning, reporting, accounting, financial systems and account relationships, as well as all things human resources. Sasha’s experience spans a diverse array of industries and positions. She began her career in public accounting where she specialized in audits for not for profit entities, taxes, and financial reporting for high net worth individuals and corporations. Prior to joining our firm, Sasha was a Financial Analyst in a Wealth Management firm with $1bn AUM. As a Financial Analyst, she worked closely with Tier 1 clients providing them with various financial reports, income & cash flow projections, estate planning, and tax advising.
Sasha Received her MBA in Accounting from St. Joseph’s College of Patchogue, New York.
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. She also writes a quarterly newsletter covering topics relevant to recruiting in 2019. Rebecca grew up in Louisiana and, in her spare time, loves to read, play tennis, travel with friends, and explore New York.
Rebecca graduated from Baylor University in 2017 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in English.
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