November 9, 2023 – New York-based Eastward Partners has named Brett Vecchio as an equity partner. He will now head the New York office and continue to support Eastward’s private equity search capability. “Brett and I have worked together for the better part of a decade, so to be part of his ascension from a staff member in one of my practice areas 10 years ago to a partner today, standing shoulder to shoulder is an incredible experience for me and more importantly, a testament to his dedication over the years to his craft,” said Joe Carbone, founder and CEO. “I look forward to continuing the partnership with Brett.”
“A well-earned promotion has seen Vecchio utilize his specialist expertise to expand Eastward’s market share in private equity,” the search firm said. “Partnering with some of the world’s most prestigious private equity, venture capital, and financial advisory companies, Vecchio advises on human capital and executive search engagements.”
After working together at a previous executive search firm over 10 years ago, Mr. Vecchio joined forces with Mr. Carbone to help start Eastward Search Partners. He went on to lead a build-out for a boutique private equity advisory firm, executing some of the most high-profile engagements across the industry. Upon Mr. Vecchio’s return to Eastward Partners, he led the opening of Eastward’s Miami office and expanded the team before returning to New York City.
“Working with Joe has been an absolute pleasure as we’ve built Eastward Partners into a leading firm in our industry,” said Mr. Vecchio. “I feel truly honored to have been offered the opportunity to join the partnership team. I’m genuinely excited about taking on this expanded role and continuing to provide outstanding solutions for our clients. With the support of our talented team, my dedication is to achieve unparalleled success and assist organizations in thriving by creating lasting value in their funds and portfolio companies, ultimately making a profound impact on their businesses. Together, we’ll make great things happen.”
Eastward Partners says that the firm now anticipate exceptional growth in their ninth year of business, aiming to grow headcount by 100 percent in the next 12 months, whereby Mr. Vecchio will be instrumental in expanding the footprint across the private equity landscape.
Eastward Partners is a venture backed, retained executive search, and human capital consulting firm with offices in New York City, Miami, and Chicago. It was founded with a focus on delivering talent acquisition solutions that lead to immediate and sustainable results within PE, PE backed, and privately held organizations. Approached through the lens of strategic human capital management, the firm partners with clients to optimize core business functions essential to long-term value creation.
Eastward Partners’ portfolio of work is focused on retained mandates for leadership positions as well as the building of high performing teams. They are on focused on building capabilities for clients within private equity, professional services and corporates.
Earlier this year, Eastward Partners appointed Lindsey Webb as associate partner and head of the deal advisory practice signaling expansion plans for the firm across the private equity human capital market. “Lindsey’s addition demonstrates our dedication to expanding our specializations and capabilities within professional services, and more specifically in the deal advisory space,” said Mr. Carbone. “Lindsey has seen the value of our services as a previous client, and now, as a team member, she will play a vital role in increasing our market share and enhancing our overall go-to-market strategy.”
Once a client of Eastward Partners, Ms. Webb joined the firm with over a decade of experience in advisory recruitment, having led searches across due diligence, technical accounting, restructuring, and performance improvement. She has worked with a wide range of clients across various industries, from large multinational corporations to middle-market companies. Before joining Eastward Partners, Ms. Webb led recruiting functions, including senior-level talent, at several consulting firms. Her prior experience includes working at Riveron, Houlihan Lokey, and Grant Thornton.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media