Sasha Jensen, Founder and CEO of Jensen Partners, leads a team of senior recruitment specialists and data scientists dedicated exclusively to the sourcing, recruitment and placement of capital raising and investment professionals for leading alternative investment firms. In fact, Ms. Jensen was described as “the most successful executive recruiter for asset gatherers” by Institutional Investor magazine.
As a former investigative journalist, Sasha firmly believes that data substantiates an immediate call to action. As a woman-owned business, Jensen Partners was founded in 2012 on the principle that diversity is a critical and immediate need in the alternative investment space. Under Sasha’s leadership and backed by the power of data, Jensen Partners has become the trusted, chosen partner for individuals and institutions in the industry. The firm has also won multiple awards in the 2019 and 2020 Private Equity Wire Awards (US & Europe).
Over the last five years, Ms. Jensen’s firm has received several rounds of institutional funding, experienced transformational growth and expanded in headcount and geography – with locations in New York and London. Further, Jensen Partners’ executive recruiting model applies a ‘big data’ approach to mapping out the entire fund distribution teams at the largest alternative investment platforms, totaling more than 600 firms.
Uniquely, Ms. Jensen’s recruiting experience spans nearly two decades. She was previously the Director of Alternative Asset Management Recruiting for The Gerson Group in New York and London. Before joining Gerson Group, Ms. Jensen served as the Global Head of Fund Distribution for Kinsey Allen International. Ms. Jensen was previously an investigative journalist and latterly worked as Head of Investigations of the Sunday Independent and Saturday Star newspapers in Johannesburg. Sasha graduated with an upper-class double-honors in Philosophy and Literature from University of Warwick.