Pinetum Partners

Sandy 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 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.

While developing her team, Sandy recruited over 100 people to Amaranth in less than a year – increasing total staff size to 250. She had recruiting responsibilities at all senior levels, which included highly sensitive hiring efforts for team lift outs, technology, operations and college recruiting. Working closely with the firm’s internal legal department and outside counsel she was part of the senior management team that developed new trading strategies that allowed for the expansion of operations in London and Asia. After announcing her departure from Amaranth to return to executive search, she was immediately retained to continue the recruitment efforts for the firm. 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 spent six years focusing 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.Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Sandy was a Vice President and Senior Client Manager for Bankers Trust Company’s mutual fund clients. Earlier in her career, she was the Director of Sales and Marketing for the FINS Group, an operations consulting firm dedicated to financial institutions which is now part of IBM. Sandy began her career at Manufacturers Hanover, spending seven years in both New York and Los Angeles holding various management positions in money market operations and electronic banking. Sandy received her MBA from Pepperdine University and her 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. Additionally, Sandy is the founding Co-Chair of the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Human Capital Peer Advisory Group. Sandy has made guest appearances on CNBC Power Lunch, NPR, CBS News Radio, PBS and Fox 5 Business News and is frequently quoted in the WSJ, New York Times, Forbes, CNN, Bloomberg, and Market Watch.

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