Michelle is a co-founder of Charta Partners and leads our Alternative Asset Management Practice. She began her career at Credit Suisse First Boston where she worked in recruiting in New York, London and Hong Kong and ultimately ran Fim-wide Recruiting and co-headed the Global Recruiting Steering Committee. During her time there, she spearheaded many of the key partnerships with diversity organisations, something she still feels very passionately about.
She joined Heidrick & Struggles’ Alternative practice in 2005 in New York where she completed senior level Portfolio Manager, Analyst and Investor Relations searches. As a Partner in the firm, she moved to London in 2007 and helped US clients expand their businesses in Europe. In 2008, one of her clients, Kazimir Partners, asked her to join as their Chief of Staff, where she was responsible for all elements of Human Capital as well as their Business Development and Investor Relations functions. While she enjoyed the role, she knew Executive Search was where her heart was, so she joined Stonehaven in 2010 to lead the Asset Management Practice.
Throughout her career, Michelle has worked with all types of funds, from start-ups to the largest, established Asset Management firms and across most investment strategies. Most recently her focus has been in Private Markets, where she has placed senior investment professionals in areas including Private Equity, Real Estate, Private Credit and Growth Equity. She continues to do an extensive amount of work in Business Development and Investor Relations as well as CEO, CIO and COO hires. Michelle graduated with a BA from Boston College.
Chief Executive Officer , $5B Alternative credit fund
Chief Investment Officer, $20B multi asset asset manager
Chief Financial Officer, $20B multi asset asset manager
Global Head of Sales, $4B Hedge Fund
Head of Private Equity, European Family Office
EMEA Head of Sales, $50B Hedge Fund
EMEA Head of Sales, $50B Alternative Credit Fund
EMEA Head of Credit Sales, $30B Alternatives Manager
EMEA Head of Private Wealth Sales, £500B Alternatives Manager
EMEA Family Office Sales, £500B Alternatives Manager
EMEA Head of Alternative Sales, $10T Asset Manager
Head of DACH Sales, $50B Real Estate Firm