Rich Scardina

Founding Partner

As Co-Founder of Atlantic Group, Rich is actively involved with the strategic vision of the firm as well as continuing to manage a full cycle recruitment desk focusing specifically on Private Equity and Hedge Fund back and middle office roles within the CFO & COO verticals.

From the beginning, Rich had a vision of a recruiting firm that was focused operationally on honesty and integrity, complete transparency, with a process that was cleaner than the industry was, and still is, accustomed to. Being entrusted with someone’s career is an important responsibility, and Rich helped create the principles that now drive how we gain and maintain that trust from both our clients and those professionals that seek our help with their careers.

Rich is often quoted in both printed and online publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Crain’s, Forbes, Hedge Fund Alert and The New York Times. He also has shared his industry insights and expertise as a speaker at various recruiting and Hedge Fund CFO conferences.

Prior to founding Atlantic, Rich spent a few years as an auditor in public accounting and then joined Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where he helped oversee their Private Equity accounting & finance operations for 8 years as a Vice President. He graduated with honors from SUNY Oneonta with a double major in Economics & Accounting and was a member of the varsity basketball team.