Sandy GrossSandy Gross

Sandy Gross is the Founder and  Managing Partner of Pinetum Partners LLC, a retained executive search firm specializing in senior level search for hedge funds, investment banks and other securities firms.

Pinetum Partners also specializes in placing financial professionals across industries.

Prior to establishing Pinetum Partners, Sandy was the Head of Human Resources and Recruiting at Amaranth Group – a multi-billion dollar, multi-strategy hedge fund – located in Greenwich, CT.


Executive Bio: Sandy Gross, Founder and Managing Partner

Sandy formed Pinetum Partners LLC in 2004 as a retained executive search firm specializing in
senior level global search for hedge funds, investment banks and securities firms. Prior to
establishing Pinetum Partners, Sandy led Human Resources and Recruiting at Amaranth Group –
a multi-billion dollar, multi-strategy hedge fund, based in Greenwich, Conn., with offices in London and
Singapore.

As an executive coach and executive recruiter Sandy partners with financial service firms to attract,
onboard and retain top talent. Her clients include hedge funds, traditional asset management firms and
family offices. She also works with executives looking to advance to the next level.

CAREER AND PERSONAL HIGHTLIGHTS

  • 30+ year career in financial services, including 20 years in executive search, recruiting and coaching
  • Pinetum Partners ranked as one the 50 Leading Executive Search Firms in the U.S. for Financial
    Services by Hunt Scanlon, the nation’s #1 media publisher in executive search
  • Founding Co-Chair of the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Human Capital Peer Advisory Group and
    member of the Education Committee
  • Sandy is recent past recipient of the “Woman of the Year” award in executive search and recruiting by
    the National Association of Professional and Executive Women
  • Sandy has made guest interview appearances on national broadcast media including: CNBC Power
    Lunch, Bloomberg TV, NPR, CBS News Radio, PBS and Fox Business News. She is frequently
    quoted source in the WSJ, New York Times, Forbes, CNN, Bloomberg and efinancialcareers.com

BACKGROUND

Sandy began her recruiting career in 1997 with Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search firm. As a Director in their Global Financial Services Practice, she focused on asset management, banking and e-finance. Additionally, she specialized in senior level search assignments for financial, business development and corporate development positions across other industries.

Following Spencer Stuart, she joined Amaranth as its first executive recruiter where she also became the Head of Human Resources. While developing her internal team there, Sandy recruited over 100 people to Amaranth in less than a year – increasing total staff to 260. She recruited for all senior posts, including highly sensitive hiring efforts for team lift outs, technology, operations and college recruiting. She continued to serve Amaranth as a client after founding Pinetum.

Prior to search, Sandy was a Senior Client Manager at Bankers Trust for their mutual fund clients, and the Director of Sales for a consulting firm that was acquired by IBM. She began her career at Manufacturers Hanover, in New York and Los Angeles holding various management positions.

Sandy is a certified executive coach, who graduated from Columbia Business School’s Coaching Certification Program at its highest level, and is certified to administer the Neethling Brain Instrument (NBI), a neuroscience and psychology based assessment. She holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and BA from William Smith College, where she was Chairperson of Hai Timiai, the senior honor society, and is the recipient of the Young Alumna Award. Sandy is a guest speaker and mentor for Year Up, a not for profit organization that empowers low-income young adults to go from poverty to professional careers in a single year. Additionally, she is the Founding Co-Chair of the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Human Capital Peer Advisory Group and member of the Education Committee for 100 Women in Finance.

Contact Sandy Gross:

E-mail: sandy@pinellc.com