About Us

Pinetum Partners is a highly-experienced retained executive search and executive coaching firm. Founded in 2004 and located in Greenwich, CT, we operate in the epicenter of the financial world to serve clients internationally. With over 3 decades of hands-on Wall Street experience, we have the background and the perspective to help support and grow your business through the placement and development of key individuals.

We’ll find you the best people in the financial world.
As a small, woman-owned, independent executive search firm, we can stay focused, flexible, and agile, allowing us to provide our clients with a level of service the major retained search firms can’t match. We dedicate ourselves to only a few projects at one time, which means we can stay completely focused on finding the best people for your company.


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Sandy formed Pinetum Partners LLC in 2004 as a retained executive search and executive coaching firm, and has since been recognized as one of the top 50 executive search firms in the U.S. in financial services.

In her coaching work, Sandy partners with managers and leaders across a range of industries. She helps them develop a broader perspective and supports them in gaining self-awareness, unlocking their potential, clarifying goals, and aligning their developmental needs with the objectives of their organization.

Solutions And Expertise

Our Search Process
We approach every search as an opportunity to help your company get from where you are to where you want to be.

The Pinetum Edge
Drawing inspiration from our experience at Spencer Stuart, one of the most successful executive search firms in the world, combined with experience gained in banking, running global HR and recruiting at a multi-billion dollar, multi-strategy hedge fund, we have developed a systematic process for finding the best talent.

Culture is Crucial​
In finance, being a good cultural fit in a company can be just as important as having the functional skills to do the job. As recruiters, we come from the hedge fund world. Having worked with hundreds of clients in the financial industry, we are quick to understand the unique cultural requirements of a company.

We Focus on Building Relationships​
We see ourselves as an extension of your human resources and senior management teams. We approach each new search by carefully exploring any and all aspects of the position. We listen to our clients, ask the right questions, and understand exactly what you need for a specific role.

Efficiency​ Through Speed and Precision
Compared to most of the big guys, we complete a typical search in about half the time; about 12 weeks. That’s because we only take on a few projects at a time and we can stay focused on finding the exact person you need.

It All Comes Down to Experience
Decades of experience working in financial services helps us understand your requirements and nuances of each search, enabling us to not only find a great functional fit, but a great cultural fit as well. But perhaps even more important is our extensive reach among industry professionals and knowing all the players.


News Briefings

Retaining and Promoting Talent for Hedge Funds

Sandy Gross formed Pinetum Partners LLC in 2004 as a retained executive search and executive coaching firm; it has since been recognized as one of the top 50 executive search firms in the U.S. in financial services. In her coaching work, Ms. Gross partners with managers and leaders across a range of industries, including hedge funds.

Search Firms Continue to Provide New Services for Clients 

As the competition intensifies in the ongoing war for top executive talent, search firms are increasingly experiencing heightened pressure to provide an array of comprehensive services that go beyond pure retained search. The evolving landscape demands a strategic response, leading numerous firms to diversify, expanding their repertoire to encompass an assortment of supplementary offerings such

Global Employment Outlook for Q4 Remains Strong Despite Macro Jitters

The global labor market remains strong with steady hiring expected for the remainder of 2022, according to the Q4 ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey of 40,700 employers. Used internationally as a bellwether of economic and labor market trends, the net employment outlook – calculated by subtracting the percentage of employers who anticipated reductions to staffing levels from

Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 3.6 Percent

Employment rose by 372,000 in May as the U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.6 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Notable job gains occurred in professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and healthcare. Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for Asians increased to 3.0 percent in June.

Press Releases

Business People: Professional Women’s Group Fetes Gross

GREENWICH, CT, May 11, 2010 — The National Association of Professional and Executive Women has named Sandy Gross, founder and managing partner of Pinetum Partners LLC, as “woman of the year” in executive search and recruiting. Only one woman from each industry is named “woman of the year,” based on accomplishments, leadership and service. Pinetum Partners is a