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Gold Coast builds longstanding client and candidate relationships through transparent, thoughtful and thorough search processes.
Anna is a co-founder of Gold Coast Search Partners. Prior to founding GCSP, Anna spent nine years recruiting investment professional talent for buyside firms. At the Associate level, Anna has executed searches for megafund, middle market, lower middle market and first time funds. She is skilled at assessing analysts from investment banking and consulting to identify those who are capable of transitioning to the buyside. Additionally, Anna has experience helping funds strategically navigate the complex timing and strategy of on cycle Associate recruiting. At the post-MBA level, her work has spanned Senior Associate through Partner level across all fund sizes and strategies. She has particular expertise at placing mid-level talent and building teams for first time funds. Anna uses her deep knowledge of investment firms to determine depth of deal experience, analytical rigor, sourcing capabilities, corporate culture and investment training to discern candidate capabilities and fit. Anna prides herself on her ability to help her clients navigate complex situations to attain the best hires at this level.
Prior to search, she spent eight years in technology investment banking in San Francisco at Robertson Stephens, Deutsche Bank and Jefferies. Anna has three years of business development experience in the software industry at Comergent Technologies (acquired by Sterling Commerce) and webMethods (acquired by Software AG).
Anna graduated from Whitman College with a BA in History. She lives in Burlingame with her husband and two kids.
Janelle is a co-founder of Gold Coast Search Partners. Before founding GCSP, Janelle spent nine years executing searches for leading investment firms across the US. She has executed Associate through Partner level hiring across fund sizes in private equity, growth equity and venture capital. Janelle’s steady hand, calm demeanor, strategic and organized process management makes her particularly skilled at managing the hectic and complex on cycle Associate recruiting process. Her execution experience combined with her ability to assess talent at investment banks and consulting firms makes her a leader in pre-MBA recruiting. At the post-MBA level, Janelle has executed a variety of mandates from mid-level through Partner. She leverages her detail oriented nature, buyside firm knowledge, and candidate relationships to compel top investment professionals and provide thoughtful counsel from launch through completion. As an alumna and supporter of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), Janelle has significant expertise helping clients hire and retain diverse talent at all levels.
Janelle began her career at TPG as an Associate in the Fundraising Group, where she focused on capital raising and investor relations efforts and was as an Investment Banking Analyst at Lehman Brothers in New York.
Janelle graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Penn State’s Schreyer Honors College with a degree in Political Science and a minor in International Studies. She lives in Oakland with her husband and two kids.
Beth is a co-founder of Gold Coast Search Partners. Beth has extensive buyside search experience and was early in establishing San Francisco as an important geography for buyside recruiting. She started her career in investment banking at Robertson Stephens and worked in the finance industry for 4 years. Beth transitioned to buyside recruiting in 2001 when she joined SG Partners and later opened CPI’s San Francisco office in 2005.
Beth graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a BA in History where she was co-captain of the varsity tennis team. She lives in Hillsborough with her husband and three kids. She is a Trustee of the SF Ballet Board, on the SF NARAL Leadership Council and is a supporter of SEO’s SF Scholars Program.
Chanel joined Gold Coast Search Partners shortly after inception and is based in our New York City office. Prior to GCSP, Chanel spent three years at Amity Search Partners where she focused on pre-MBA through partner-level searches on behalf of industry-leading alternative investment firms. At Amity, Chanel executed dozens of placements for private equity clients of varying sizes and strategies.
Chanel began her career in real estate private equity investor relations and fundraising, initially as an Analyst at Long Wharf Capital in Boston and subsequently as an Associate at CIM Group in Los Angeles.
Chanel graduated magna cum laude from Babson College with a BS in Finance and Economics. She lives in lower Manhattan.
Alexandra joined Gold Coast Search Partners shortly after inception and is based in our San Francisco Office. Prior to joining GCSP, Alexandra spent four years at Henkel Search Partners where she executed both pre-MBA and post-MBA searches for private equity and growth equity clients, and helped to build out HSP’s west coast presence. Before joining HSP, Alexandra was a Brand Marketing Manager at Argonaut.
Alexandra graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Psychology and was captain of the Women’s Varsity Squash team. She lives in San Francisco.
Erin joined Gold Coast Search Partners shortly after inception and is based in our San Francisco office. Prior to GCSP, Erin led recruiting at Technology Crossover Ventures as the Director of Human Capital. At TCV, she focused primarily on hiring investment professionals at the Analyst to Principal level. Before that, Erin spent three years at Amity Search Partners, where she executed searches at the pre-MBA and post-MBA level for private equity, growth equity, venture capital, and hedge fund clients across the U.S.
Erin began her career as a Research Associate at Indaba Capital, a San Francisco based hedge fund. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Communications and was a four-year member of the Varsity Women’s Water Polo team. She lives in San Francisco.
Carla joined Gold Coast Search Partners shortly after inception and is based in our San Francisco office. Carla started her career at Russell Reynolds Associates, where she focused on senior executive searches for high growth private equity and venture capital-backed technology companies and members of the Fortune 500. While there, she also was involved in the Diversity and Inclusion practice.
Carla graduated from Pitzer College with a degree in Organizational Studies. She lives in San Francisco.
Katie joined Gold Coast Search Partners shortly after inception and is based in our New York office. Prior to GCSP, Katie spent three years at Guggenheim Securities on the Investment Banking Operations team as a Recruiter. While there, she managed both lateral and campus recruitment for the Investment Banking Division. Before Guggenheim, Katie began her career in Talent Acquisition at Sonos, Inc. in Boston.
Katie graduated from Boston College with a degree in Applied Psychology and Human Development and was a member of the Varsity Women’s Rowing team. She lives in Manhattan.