Debra Witkin, joined Robin Judson Partners as Managing Director after six years at Smith Hanley and became a Partner in 2015. Debra is well-known in the industry for actively recruiting professionals for hedge funds, private equity, investment banking and real estate clients along a variety of strategies and sectors. Her expertise includes placements in credit/distressed, long/short equity, emerging markets, special situations and real estate.
Prior to recruiting, Debra held senior roles in investment banking and principal investing. As a Partner at The Seabury Group LLC, Debra managed and executed the firm’s distribution activities, including the placement of debt, tax-based equity and private equity for both public and private companies.
Prior to that, Debra syndicated asset-based financings at Fieldstone Private Capital Group LP and Chrysler Capital Corporation. Debra earned her MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science from New York University. Debra is a member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds and is active in the Young Women’s Leadership Network.