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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Candidates

Placements in
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Cities Worldwide

 

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. With over two decades of experience in the private equity and investment management space -- initially as an investment professional and subsequently as an advisor, Pam counsels alternative-asset firms on their recruiting and talent needs. Pam has over 15 years of recruiting placing candidates at both pre- and post-MBA levels at top private equity, hedge fund, and asset management firms. Prior to executive search, Pam spent four years executing senior debt and mezzanine loans at Prudential Capital Group. Pam began her career in finance at Allied Capital in Washington, D.C. Pam graduated from Trinity College with a B.A. in Political Science. She also earned an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. Pam lives in New York City.

Susanna Nichols
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New York

Susanna Nichols

Susanna is a Founding Partner of Amity Search Partners. With over two decades of experience in the private equity and investment management space -- initially as an investment professional and subsequently as an advisor, Susanna counsels alternative-asset firms on their recruiting and talent needs. Susanna has over 15 years of recruiting experience placing both junior and senior investment professionals at top private equity, hedge fund, and asset management firms. Prior to launching her recruiting career, 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 graduated with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. Susanna lives in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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. Colleen is originally from Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Stacy Levine
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New York

Stacy Levine

Stacy joined Amity Search Partners at its inception and is a Principal based in New York. Stacy has over ten years of private equity and hedge fund recruiting experience placing candidates at all levels in North America and key international markets. Prior to beginning her career in recruiting, Stacy was a teacher and athletic coach at Greenwich Academy and The Waterside School. Stacy graduated from The George Washington University with a B.A. in Spanish Literature and holds a Master’s degree in Education from Manhattanville College. She is also an alumna of Hopkins School. Stacy is originally from Woodbridge, Connecticut.

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. Robin is originally from Woodbridge, Connecticut.

Caitlin Buckley
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New York

Caitlin Buckley

Caitlin interned at Amity Search Partners and joined the team in 2017 in our New York office. She received a B.A. in Political Economics from Williams College and was an assistant captain of the Women’s Varsity Ice Hockey Team. Caitlin is an alumna of Greenwich Academy and is originally from Mahopac, NY.

Mary Claire Ecclesine
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New York

Mary Claire Ecclesine

Mary Claire joined Amity Search Partners in 2017 in our New York office. She received a B.A. in English and American Literature from Middlebury College, where she was a member of the Varsity Field Hockey team. Mary Claire is an alumna of the Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart and is originally from Wellesley, Massachusetts.

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 was captain of the women’s varsity squash team. Maggie is an alumna of Choate Rosemary Hall and is originally from Locust Valley, New York.

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. Hilary is originally from Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Texas
Omaira Brightman
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Texas

Omaira Brightman

Omaira joined Amity Search Partners in our San Francisco office in 2012 and is a Principal currently based in Texas. Omaira has over a decade of experience in finance and recruiting. Prior to joining Amity, Omaira was a Private Equity Associate at two firms, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Kohlberg & Company. During her four years at THL and 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. Omaira graduated from Duke University with a B.S.E. double-major in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering and a Certificate in Markets and Management Studies. Omaira grew up in Miami Beach, Florida and is originally from Venezuela. Omaira is fluent in Spanish.

 

California
Chanel Andre
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California

Chanel Andre

Chanel joined Amity Search Partners in 2016 in our San Francisco office. Prior to joining Amity, 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, a private equity real estate manager. She graduated magna cum laude from Babson College with a B.S. in Finance and Economics. Chanel is originally from Southborough, Massachusetts.

Shannon Liu
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California

Shannon Liu

Shannon joined Amity Search Partners in 2017 in our San Francisco office. Prior to joining Amity, Shannon was an Analyst at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, where she worked with the Industrials Investment Banking group and the West Region Corporate Banking group. She graduated from Emory University with a B.B.A. in Finance and B.A. in Economics. Shannon is originally from Sugar Land, Texas. Shannon is conversant in Mandarin Chinese.

Renee Robinson
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California

Renee Robinson

Renee joined Amity Search Partners at its inception and is a Principal currently based in Southern California. Renee is a seasoned recruiting professional, with close to two decades of experience focused on private equity and hedge fund placements. Previously Renee worked in Human Resources at Platinum Guild International and began her career as an Associate at Seth Diamond Associates, a small recruiting firm in New York. Renee graduated with a B.A. in English from Montclair State University. Renee is originally from Cranford, New Jersey.

Erin Scully
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California

Erin Scully

Erin joined Amity Search Partners in 2015 in our San Francisco office. Prior to joining Amity, Erin spent four years at Indaba Capital Management, an event-driven hedge fund as a Research Assistant. While at Indaba, she was actively involved in the firm’s recruiting efforts. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Media Communications and was a four-year member of the women’s varsity water polo team. Erin is originally from Long Beach, California.

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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