August 1, 2023 – Jensen Partners, a women-owned executive search and corporate advisory firm that enables data-driven talent solutions for the asset management industry, has opened a new office in Austin, TX, and named Stacy Schiffman as managing director of distribution and leader of the new location. “Stacy’s role in Austin is the latest step towards enhancing our firm’s commitment to maintaining a strategic presence in major financial centers in both the U.S. and across the globe,” said Sasha Jensen, founder and CEO of Jensen Partners and Jensen DiversityMetrics. “Her decades of insight will help us continue to build deeper relationships with the best talent in the industry and further solidify our capacity to drive superior long-term human capital solutions for our clients globally. We are thrilled to welcome her to the team.”
Ms. Schiffman is responsible for overseeing all aspects of search execution, including candidate generation and engagement, as well as client management and interview preparation, with a particular focus on investment and capital raising roles. She is also playing an integral role in driving the firm’s business development outreach, research, and market intelligence to help guide hiring decisions and foster greater client outcomes.
Ms. Schiffman joins Jensen Partners from PIMCO, where she led marketing recruiting. Prior to that, she launched Highline Staffing, a firm that specialized in the recruitment and placement of capital raising and investment professionals for leading asset management firms globally. From 2005 to 2009, Ms. Schiffman was an institutional relationship manager for marketing and client management at Prisma Capital Partners, where she focused on business development and raising assets across strategies in the alternative investment industry. She was also involved with recruiting on the buyside, helping to expand global footprints. Schiffman began her career on the buy-side with Sanford C. Bernstein, managing the firm’s research department.
“I’m excited to join such a dedicated and passionate group at Jensen Partners, whose unique vision and platform has solidified its place as the industry’s leading data-driven talent solutions resource,” said Ms. Schiffman. “Jensen Partners’ mission-driven and highly impactful integrated recruitment strategy has quickly become the gold standard in the alternative asset management space, and I look forward to contributing to the important work that Sasha and her team are doing.”
Sourcing Investment and Capital Raising Professionals
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.
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 received a strategic investment from JB Capital, a Bellevue, WA-based investor focused on market areas underserved by institutional investors. Although the amount was undisclosed, the investment will enhance Jensen Partners’ ability to empower asset managers with data-driven solutions that address a wide range of talent challenges, including diversity, equity, and inclusion; recruiting; hiring; and retention.
Jensen Partners Opens New Office in Miami
Jensen Partners has continued its expansion with the opening of a new office in Miami. “As Miami grows into a major global financial center, it is important for our firm to be strategically located to serve our growing list of clients who have expanded their footprint into South Florida,” said Sasha Jensen, founder and CEO of Jensen Partners. “Our global reach enables us to build deeper relationships with the best talent across key markets, providing our clients with superior long-term human capital solutions.”
“Jensen Partners is an industry leader with an innovative suite of technology and data-enabled talent solutions,” said Jeremy Hill, founder of JB Capital. “Given the intense competition for talent across asset management, hiring decisions have become increasingly important for firms. At the same time, investors are demanding more comprehensive DEI reporting from managers. Jensen Partners’ unique ability to empower confident hiring and DEI decisions sets them apart from competitors and will accelerate customer acquisition and growth across the platform.”
The cornerstone of Jensen Partner’s data-driven approach is Jensen DiversityMetrics, an enterprise software platform that combines self-reported diversity data and human capital management technology specifically designed to enable asset managers to measure, report, and improve talent management. With Jensen DiversityMetrics, firms can benchmark against competitors, source diverse talent, analyze hiring and retention practices, identify biases in workplace culture, and report progress to investors. Jensen DiversityMetrics’ combination of quantitative analytics and qualitative information also powers Jensen Partners’ executive search and recruitment offerings, including Jensen Diversity Pipeline Tracker, an on-demand diverse candidate pipeline.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media