Jensen Partners Names Head of Private Credit and Private Equity Practice  

April 26, 2021 – New York City-based Jensen Partners, a women-owned executive search and corporate advisory firm for the alternative investment management industry, has named Nicholas Koehler as head of private credit and private equity.

In this new role, Mr. Koehler will lead the firm’s efforts to recruit diverse candidates for credit and private equity strategies. Based in New York City, he will leverage Jensen Partners’ proprietary diversity talent tracker to solve for investment roles and build out competitor intelligence across the U.S. and Europe.

“Nick is a strong addition to the Jensen Partners team and his data-driven approach to recruitment resonates with our firm’s culture,” said Sasha Jensen, founder and CEO of Jensen Partners. “His strengths are steeped in relying on a combination of quantitative research and qualitative insights to identify and place the right talent to meet a client’s needs. He will be a key member of our senior leadership team and will help us deliver for our clients in the private credit and equity space in the U.S.” Mr. Koehler brings to Jensen Partners deep experience advising hedge funds, private credit, private equity, and real estate firms on talent and recruitment. He specializes in private credit, including working with managers that manage niche strategies such as CLOs, MBS, and ABS. Previously, Mr. Koehler was an associate with Options Group.

“I am excited to join the Jensen Partners team and partner with the data investigative team to track down, qualify and generate new diverse talent for the private credit and private equity industry,” said Mr. Koehler. “Sasha is a trailblazer in the area of diversity and inclusion recruiting and we are especially excited to launch the firm’s proprietary diversity software, DiversityMetrics.”

Jensen Partners is a global advisory, corporate development and executive search firm that leverages its relationships in the investor and alternative asset management community to source and recruit capital-raising candidates. The firm takes a data-driven approach, combining quantitative and qualitative insights to source and place the ideal human capital. In addition to executive search, Jensen Partners offers LP/GP referencing, proprietary 360-degree investor referencing methodology, and compensation benchmarking and analysis.

Leverages its Investor Relationships

Jensen Partners leverages its investor relationships as well as its proprietary big data recruitment and competitor intelligence market mapping model to source and place capital raising professionals. This model is based on the firm’s global database of more than 22,000 global alternative capital raisers, which includes professionals from private equity firms, private credit firms, real estate investment firms, real asset investors, infrastructure investors and hedge funds.

Jensen Partners recently made two senior appointments, naming Peter Sipsas as managing director and global head of private equity and credit, and Meredith Flynn as head of market intelligence. Mr. Sipsas and Ms. Flynn, who will both be based in New York, will expand the firm’s alternative investments recruiting platform to 17 and launch a new dedicated practice for investment professionals. Mr. Sipsas brings to Jensen Partners more than 13 years of executive search experience in financial services; Ms. Flynn brings nearly 20 years of executive search and institutional investing experience. Both were formerly with Korn Ferry.

“Both Peter and Meredith are proven leaders in the industry and each brings considerable private markets expertise and established relationships with investors and candidates,” said Ms. Jensen. “They will accelerate the global growth of our firm and provide valuable insights to our alternative investment management clients.”

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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