Last updated: 13:34 / Thursday, 10 October 2013
Third Street Partners

Laura Pollock Launches Executive Search Firm for the Investment Management Sector

Laura Pollock Launches Executive Search Firm for the Investment Management Sector
  • David Schumer has joined the firm as principal

Senior executive recruiter Laura Pollock announced the launch of Third Street Partners, a boutique executive search firm specializing in the investment management sector. The new company is located at 424 Madison Avenue, 7th floor, New York, NY, 10017. David Schumer has joined the firm as principal.

“Third Street is about leveraging best practices gleaned from more than a decade and a half of experience in investment management recruiting at both large and boutique executive search firms,” said Ms. Pollock. “David and I share the belief that focus, transparency and access enable Third Street Partners to optimally serve clients and candidates.”

Third Street Partners conducts retained searches and partnership consulting projects with a broad range of traditional and alternative investment organizations. Its core clients span institutional and intermediary distribution, insurance companies, investment subsidiaries, banks, high-net-worth firms, RIA's, OCIOs, plan sponsors, endowment, foundations and family offices. The functional areas where the firm has expertise include senior business management, investments and distribution positions. Third Street Partners represents both global and regional investment management firms.

“It’s absolutely essential to me and to the members of my team that Third Street is a true partnership between our search firm, our clients and the candidate universe,” Ms. Pollock said. “That is why I named the firm Third Street – to encapsulate the urgency that all three constituents in a search be served by the highest standards. Only through a consistently hands-on, transparent process can a search be successfully executed.”

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Ms. Pollock has conducted senior-level searches in investment management for more than a decade, and has worked closely with global investment management organizations. Most recently, Ms. Pollock was a partner at David Barrett Partners. Previously, she was senior member of the Asset & Wealth Management Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates in Boston and New York. She began her career in investment banking and asset management at Friedman, Billings and Ramsey.

Mr. Schumer has over 10 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Third Street Partners as principal, he was a consultant at David Barrett Partners. Previously, he was a senior equity analyst/portfolio manager at Tribe Capital and before that, a financial analyst at HBK. Mr. Schumer began his career as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers.