Allen Fuchs

Managing Partner,

Executive Search​

Allen is Managing Partner

and co-Founder overseeing the executive search division. He began his career in search for the alternative investment industry in 1996 and has an expertise in recruiting for a number of different disciplines including Portfolio Management, Trading, Research, Risk Management, Marketing, Investor Relations, Legal and Finance.


With over twenty-three years executive search experience, he has recruited for numerous investment firms including hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, family office, and fintech. 


Allen’s extensive recruiting background allows him to not only understand clients’ functional needs and cultural requirements, it also allows him to understand the emotional and psychological needs of candidates ensuring the right fit between client and candidate. He graduated from St. John's University, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Management and a Minor in Economics

Jennifer Smith

Managing Partner, 

Compensation Practice 

Jennifer is a Managing Partner and co-Founder responsible for our Compensation Practice. She has extensive experience the past fifteen years advising on matters related to executive and director compensation for hedge fund, private equity, and investment banking clients. She has formulated pay recommendations through custom peer group design, compensation benchmarking studies, carried interest analyses, pay-for-performance analyses, annual incentive plan and long-term incentive plan design analyses (metric selection and target setting), and pay mix determination to support the strategic goals of her fund clients


Her projects include conducting pre-acquisition due diligence analyses and draft HR due diligence reports as part of M&A teams. Sarah developed retention strategies for key employees and prepare compensation and benefit cost projections. Other areas of focus include accounting, tax, and regulatory implications of program design, general severance and change-in-control severance evaluation and design, executive and director share ownership guidelines, director total compensation design


Prior to Almond Partners, Jennifer worked for a global consulting firm focused on executive/director compensation. She is a Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP) and graduated from Yale University with a BS in Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Scott Turner

VP, HR Consulting

Scott has over 15 years of

recruiting and internal strategy consulting

experience working with hedge fund, private equity, and investment management firms.


Prior to his recruiting career, Scott worked in corporate strategy consulting for

finance and bankingclients. Scott graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College

Steven Hall

Recruiting Analyst

Steven interned at Almond

Partners and joined the team

in 2017 in our New York office. He received a B.A. in Economics from Williams College and was an assistant captain of the Men’s Varsity Ice Hockey Team.

Mark Andrews

Recruiting Analyst

Mark joined Almond Partners

in 2017. Previously Mark spent

five years at Carro Capital Management, a long/short equity hedge fund as a Research Analyst. While at Carro capital Management, he was actively involved in the firm’s university and lateral recruiting efforts. Mark graduated from Emory University with a B.B.A. in Finance and B.A. in Economics.

Sarah Cohen

Managing Partner, HR Consulting​ 

Sarah is a Managing Partner

and co-Founder responsible for Almond Partner's HR Strategy and Outsourced HR Consulting business. She has over fifteen years’ experience in human resources, strategy and recruiting.                               


Previously, Sarah was a Private Equity Vice President where she evaluated, executed and monitored investments for the business services, consumer/retail, and manufacturing sectors. She was also responsible for strategy and recruiting for operating companies.


Sarah began her career as an Investment Banking Analyst at UBS and graduated from Duke University with a Major in Engineering.

Erica Rabinowitz

Managing Partner, 

Capital Formation & Administrative Practice 

Erica is a Managing Partner and co-Founder responsible for our capital formation and administrative practice. She has over twelve years retained executive search experience supporting fundraising/business development, investor relations, client services/investor services, and administrative/executive support mandates for hedge fund, private equity, wealth management , and family office clients.


Erica received a BS from Queens College and an MS from New York University 

Jim Johnson

Managing Director,

Executive Search 

Jim has over 26 years of

experience in the executive search industry, and focused on providing high touch and extremely dedicated executive search services to select hedge fund and private equity clients.

His hedge fund search mandates are focused on placing Portfolio Managers with select multi-manager hedge fund clients. In private equity, his assignments include investment professionals at all levels and operating executives, as well as C-suite portfolio company work predominantly for private equity portfolio companies.

Jim’s earlier experience includes 12 years in investment banking with a global investment bank, based in New York.  He began his career in investment banking after graduating from Harvard College.

Karen Haley

VP, Compensation



Karen is a Vice President

with 11 years of experience

in the field of executive compensation consulting. She specializes in executive and outside director compensation reviews and assists in evaluating the appropriateness of compensation programs, including total compensation strategy, short- and long-term incentive plan designs, pay-for-performance alignment, and change-of-control/employment agreements. Karen has primarily worked with financial service companies and investment management firms.


Prior to joining Almond Partners, Karen a Senior Associate with Towers Watson and holds a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from New York University

Hanna Carr

Recruiting Associate

Hannah has over three years

experience in executive

recruiting and focuses on marketing, fundraising, investor services, and investor relations mandates. She graduated from Middlebury College in 2014.

Jillian Freese

Recruiting Analyst

Jillian has two years search/

executive recruiting experience and 

focuses on Analyst and investor relations mandates. She graduated from Queens College in 2015.

Sue Jacobs Administrative

Sue is responsible for all 

administrative responsibilities at Almond Partners and graduated from Brooklyn College in 2002.