Jamesbeck Global Partners is expanding and has recruited private equity executive search professional Holly C. Davidson as a managing director to lead the growth of its direct private equity practice. Davidson is a recognized national authority on private equity, talent management and compensation issues and has been among the most active recruiters in the industry at the senior level for the past several years.
Even in today’s unsettled financial markets, investment management-focused executive search boutique Jamesbeck Global Partners is expanding. The firm has recruited private equity executive search powerhouse Holly C. Davidson as a managing director to lead the growth of its direct private equity practice. Already well-known for its leadership in asset management, with Davidson onboard Jamesbeck is now the sole global boutique with full capabilities across the entire buy-side investment spectrum. Davidson is a recognized national authority on private equity, talent management and compensation issues and has been among the most active recruiters in the industry at the senior level for the past several years.
Jamesbeck and Davidson realized having direct private equity capabilities coupled with a thriving asset management practice is a winning combination in today’s ever-changing environment. Jamesbeck’s footprint in the major financial centers of New York, San Francisco and London will allow the firm to uniquely serve clients globally with the high-touch service, market knowledge and discretion of a specialist boutique.
“Given the increasing convergence between public/private and debt/equity investment firms, the ability to offer holistic perspectives on and access to constituents across multiple asset classes is increasingly important to providing thoughtful service and advice to our clients,” says Davidson. “Joining forces made sense.”
Davidson brings over a decade of experience in the financial markets to Jamesbeck. Most recently, Davidson founded the Funds practice at Lancor and led Sextant Search Partners’ West Coast office. Davidson has led numerous senior search engagements for leading leveraged buyout, growth equity, venture capital, hedge funds and fund-of-funds. Before beginning her executive search career Davidson worked at a private equity firm and in investment banking with Morgan Stanley and Robertson Stephens. She holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
“Holly is a great addition to the Jamesbeck team. She is the go-to for private firms looking to attract senior talent and one of the most well-connected recruiters in the industry. We are elated that she has decided to join us,” says Melissa L. Norris, a founding principal with Jamesbeck.