Amity Search Partners

Your Search Begins With Us

We are an executive search firm dedicated to serving the global recruiting needs of
industry-leading private equity, hedge fund and asset management firms.

Our Expertise

Expertise

 

Collectively, the Amity Search Partners team is responsible for having placed more than 1000 professionals into top private equity and hedge funds. Amity endeavors to serve each client completely – placing candidates at all levels, serving all geographies, and fulfilling all recruiting needs – from sourcing to closing.

Areas of Expertise

  • Investment/deal professionals at all levels
  • Investor Relations, Fundraising & Marketing roles
  • Portfolio groups, portfolio company management positions & corporate roles
  • U.S. and international placements: Asia, Europe, Middle East & South America

U.S. Coverage

U.S. Coverage

Amity Office Amity Office
In-person Candidate Meetings In-person Candidate Meetings
Candidate Placements Candidate Placements

Amity's Global Reach

Amity's Global Reach

In-person Candidate Meetings In-person Candidate Meetings
Candidate Placements Candidate Placements

Approach

Smart,
Organized
& Strategic

Amity searches out top performing investment professionals – at every career level – in an effort to form lasting and productive partnerships with premier investment management firms around the world. Drawing upon our team’s collective industry experience,  insight, and network of relationships, Amity identifies and cultivates the intellectual and professional resources necessary to meet and exceed expectations.

We seek to build long-term relationships with private equity and hedge fund clients and candidates around the world, with the understanding that these relationships form the foundation of a best in class search firm. Guided by this principle, we have developed a truly team-oriented approach to placement wherein the entire team is dedicated to finding the right candidate for the position. We offer a tailored approach and partner with our clients to create lasting business solutions.

Our ability to build these long-term relationships is rooted in our deep industry experience in search as well as experience within the industries we serve. The senior members of the Amity team each have experience in the private equity, hedge fund, or asset management industries, allowing us to understand the nuances of what makes a successful placement within these specialized fields. Amity offers smart, organized, and strategic solutions to complicated and competitive processes, with a focus on making productive and enduring connections between the right people.

Founded In
1900
 

Experienced Team of
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Professionals

Placed Over
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Placements in
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Strategy:

  • Long-term relationship-driven
  • Team-oriented
  • Focus on measurable results and continuous improvement
  • Tailored, consultative approach

Edge:

  • Proven track record
  • Outstanding team with extensive recruiting and investing experience
  • Passion for what we do
  • Reputation of integrity and professionalism

Clients

Our clients are a diverse group in terms of geography, strategy and culture

Team

 

New York
Pamela Hickory Esterson
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New York

Pamela Hickory Esterson

Pam is a Founding Partner of Amity Search Partners. Previously, Pam managed the M.B.A. recruiting business for SG Partners and was responsible for placing investment professionals at the post-M.B.A. level into private equity firms and hedge funds. Prior to joining SG, she spent four years executing senior debt and mezzanine loans at Prudential Capital Group and five years at Allied Capital in Washington, D.C. Pam received a B.A. in Political Science from Trinity College and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Susanna Nichols
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New York

Susanna Nichols

Susanna is a Founding Partner of Amity Search Partners. Previously, Susanna managed the pre-M.B.A. recruiting business for SG Partners. Over the course of her time at SG, Susanna was responsible for the placement of both junior and senior investment professionals at top private equity and hedge fund firms. Prior to joining SG, Susanna was a Vice President at J.H. Whitney & Co. in the Mezzanine Investment Group. Susanna also has previous corporate finance and banking experience with Brown Brothers Harriman, NBD and Irving Trust. Susanna received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Megan Henze
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New York

Megan Henze

Megan joined Amity Search Partners at its inception. Previously Megan spent over three years at SG Partners as a member of the pre-MBA recruiting team. Megan spent two years in the Amity San Francisco office and is now based in New York. Megan graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in Art History and is an alumna of Greenwich Academy.

Colleen Hoy
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New York

Colleen Hoy

Colleen joined Amity Search Partners in 2016 in our New York office.  She was previously the Head of Recruiting, Training & Development and Senior Vice President at Moelis & Company.  She was responsible for all levels of investment banking and operations recruiting globally, oversaw the Analyst and Associate programs and developed firm-wide banker Training & Development programs.  Colleen has over 17 years of experience in campus and lateral recruitment working for UBS, The Boston Consulting Group and Oliver Wyman.  She received a B.A. in Political Science and Organizational Studies from the University of Michigan.

Stacy Levine
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New York

Stacy Levine

Stacy joined Amity Search Partners at its inception. Previously, Stacy spent over four years at SG Partners as a member of the pre-M.B.A. recruiting team. Prior to that, she was a teacher at Greenwich Academy and The Waterside School. Stacy received a B.A. in Spanish Literature from the George Washington University and a Masters degree in Education from Manhattanville College.

Vedica Jain Qalbani
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New York

Vedica Jain Qalbani

Vedica joined Amity Search Partners at its inception as a Principal. Previously, Vedica was a Director in Time Warner’s corporate M&A Group, where she was responsible for analyzing and executing acquisitions and divestitures across all of the company’s divisions. Prior to joining Time Warner, she spent three years as an investment professional at Alta Communications – a middle-market media-focused private equity firm. She began her career as an analyst in the investment banking division at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. Vedica graduated cum laude from Harvard College, with a B.A. in Economics, and received her M.B.A from Harvard Business School.

Robin Levine
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New York

Robin Levine

Robin Levine joined Amity Search Partners in 2011. She is also a musical theatre dancer, teacher and choreographer – performing in such places as Broadway, Radio City Music Hall and City Center and teaching at AMDA, a musical theatre conservatory and Steps on Broadway, one of NYC’s premier professional schools. She received a BFA from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Maggie Remsen
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New York

Maggie Remsen

Maggie joined Amity Search Partners in 2014 in our New York office. She received a B.S. in Media Communications from Cornell University and is an alumna of Choate Rosemary Hall.

Julia Wald
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New York

Julia Wald

Julia joined Amity Search Partners in 2015 in our New York office. She received a B.A. in Art History from Trinity College and is an alumna of Harvard-Westlake School.

Hilary Wilson
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New York

Hilary Wilson

Hilary joined Amity Search Partners in 2013 in our New York office. She received a B.A. in History from Princeton University and is an alumna of Bryn Mawr School.

 

Boston
Lindsey Mead
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Boston

Lindsey Mead

Lindsey joined Amity Search Partners in 2010 as a Principal to head our Boston recruiting efforts. Previously, Lindsey was a Principal at Providence Equity Partners, where she was responsible for recruiting and human capital management for the firm. Prior to that, Lindsey spent seven years at the Boston Consulting Group as the Director of North American Recruiting, where she had various responsibilities including developing a lateral hiring capability and managing the associate program for the region. She started her career as an Associate Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Lindsey graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with an A.B. in English and received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

 

California
Renee Robinson
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California

Renee Robinson

Renee joined Amity Search Partners at its inception. Previously, Renee spent over nine years at SG Partners where she was a member of the pre-M.B.A. recruiting team. Prior to that, she worked in Human Resources at Platinum Guild International and was an Associate at Seth Diamond Associates – a recruiting firm in New York. Renee received a B.A. in English from Montclair State University.

Jessica Wu
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California

Jessica Wu

Jessica joined Amity Search Partners in 2010 in our San Francisco office. Previously, Jessica was a Research Associate at Hall Capital Partners – an investment management firm with approximately $20 billion of assets under advisement. At Hall Capital, she was responsible for investments in real estate and natural resource funds. Prior to joining Hall Capital, Jessica worked as a Finance Associate at two leading education organizations – the KIPP Foundation and the Edison Schools. She began her career as an analyst in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley. Jessica graduated cum laude from Harvard College with a B.A. in Economics, and received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Chanel Andre
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California

Chanel Andre

Chanel joined Amity Search Partners in 2016 in our San Francisco office. Previously, Chanel was an Investor Relations Associate at CIM Group, a real estate and infrastructure private equity manager, where she was involved in investor relations and capital raising activities. Chanel began her career as an Investor Relations Analyst at Long Wharf Real Estate Partners. She graduated magna cum laude from Babson College with a B.S. in Finance and Economics.

Omaira Brightman
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California

Omaira Brightman

Omaira joined Amity Search Partners in our San Francisco office in 2012. Previously, Omaira was a Private Equity Associate at two firms, Thomas H. Lee Partners - a leading private equity firm based in Boston with $16 billion under management - and Kohlberg & Company - a leading middle-market private equity firm based in New York with approximately $3 billion under management. During her four years at THL & Kohlberg, Omaira helped evaluate, execute and monitor investments in the business services, consumer/retail, healthcare, manufacturing and publishing industries. She began her career as an investment banking analyst at Lehman Brothers. Throughout her career, Omaira has been actively involved in firm analyst and associate recruiting efforts. Omaira graduated from Duke University with a B.S.E. double-major in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering.

Erin Scully
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California

Erin Scully

Erin joined Amity Search Partners in 2015 in our San Francisco office. Previously, Erin spent four years at Indaba Capital, an event-driven hedge fund, as a Research Assistant. She received a B.A. in Media Communications from U.C. Berkeley and was a four-year member of the women’s varsity water polo team.

Contact

Contact

New York

521 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10175
212.682.8400

San Francisco

235 Pine Street, Suite 1275
San Francisco, CA 94104
415.651.4730

 

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