March 3, 2016 – Executive search firm DMC Partners has added Lisa Steele and Brian Townes in its New York office.
Ms. Steele brings over 15 years of executive search and hedge fund industry experience to DMC Partners. She joins DMC from Global Sage, where she was global head of the firm’s asset management distribution search practice. Prior to this, she was a senior vice president at Highbridge Capital Management, where she ran recruiting, media and public relations on a global basis. Before this, Ms. Steele worked in executive search for the Capstone Partnership, where she focused on investment banking, alternative asset management, and corporate strategy.
Mr. Townes joins DMC Partners from multi-strategy hedge fund Topwater Capital, a division of Leucadia Asset Management. As a vice president there, he led the firm’s efforts in sourcing, researching and conducting due diligence on external hedge fund managers. His work spanned all asset classes and investment strategies. Before this, he spent over six years in executive search working for a boutique specialist search firm covering the alternative investment space. He started his career at Korn Ferry.
“Lisa and Brian are high quality individuals and professionals, and together will form part of a truly differentiated team covering the alternative and traditional investment management space,” said David McCormack, CEO. “Our market knowledge across the buy and sell side is second to none, and our client offering is truly unique. We are not trying to reinvent the wheel, but we are committed to building a team of truly exceptional professionals who are very well-respected within the industry. This is a people business in which relationships matter.”
Headquartered in New York City, Mr. McCormack launched DMC Partners six months ago. The firm’s core practices are focused on recruiting in the capital markets, infrastructure, investment management, and technology sectors.
Mr. McCormack said that “DMC Partners’ success will ultimately be built on the people we hire.” As such, the firm is in full-on hiring mode, looking to add search consultants across its core vertical specializations.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media