Morgan Samuels Grows Search Staff

June 5, 2024 – Morgan Samuels has expanded with the addition of Eric Tenety as a senior client partner based in New York. “We are thrilled to have Eric join our team,” said Bert Hensley, CEO. “His intense focus on execution excellence is a great fit for our firm. We are confident that he will help us to reduce our median cycle time to be even lower than our current 59 days. With a career spanning over 20 years, Eric has established himself as a trusted adviser to investors, founders and operators of world class companies.”

Mr. Tenety joins Morgan Samuels from True Search where, as a partner for the past five years, he led C-suite searches for investors and operators of high-growth business at all stages. Prior to that, he was the head of executive search at Gray Scalable, a VC-backed, human capital-consulting firm that created customized programs for clients designed to evolve people and recruiting practices. Before that, Mr. Tenety was a senior consultant with several leading international executive search firms where he conducted searches across North America, Europe, and APAC.

At Morgan Samuels, Mr. Tenety will focus on working with investors spanning every asset class, the public and private markets they operate within, and the companies they invest in and grow. “I am thrilled to be joining Morgan Samuels at another pivotal phase of growth in the firm’s history,” Mr. Tenety said. “As one of the most established and longest serving executive search firms in North America, Morgan Samuels brings an unapparelled process-orientation in helping clients solve their most important talent challenges.”

“I’ve long believed search needs to move beyond only providing assumption based decision-making frameworks to also include strategic insights and deep validation,” Mr. Tenety continued. “Morgan Samuels’ industry leading success metrics and long-standing investor and client relationships are evident of this.”

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Established in 1969, Morgan Samuels maintains a 60-day median cycle time and a 42 percent diversity placement rate. The firm’s stated mission is “to place exceptional and diverse talent in extraordinary roles across all industries and functions.”

Past Addition

Last year, Morgan Samuels added Jesse Annunziata as a senior client partner and practice leader, cybersecurity. With over 14 years of experience in recruiting top talent in information and cybersecurity, Mr. Annunziata brings expertise and a proven track record to the Morgan Samuels team. He has focused on the highly competitive cybersecurity market, assisting numerous companies in hiring senior professionals. His experience encompasses tech, pre-IPO, cryptocurrency, media, hedge funds, financial services, healthcare, retail, professional services, gaming, and Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Annunziata has placed leaders in executive positions such as chief information security officer and head of information security. He also serves as a career coach to cybersecurity professionals, offering insights on professional growth and market differentiation. “Jesse’s guidance has helped professionals navigate the complexities of the cybersecurity field and build fulfilling careers,” Morgan Samuels said.

Mr. Annunziata most recently served as a partner, cybersecurity at Artico Search. Prior to this, he played a role in numerous customer engagements as a senior executive recruiter at L.J. Kushner.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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