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Sasha Jensen

Founder & CEO

Jensen Partners

New York, US

Sasha Jensen

Biography

Sasha Jensen is Founder and CEO of Jensen Partners, where she leads a team of senior recruitment specialists and data scientists. Jensen Partners is dedicated exclusively to the sourcing, recruitment and placement of capital raising professionals for leading alternative investment firms. Sasha works directly with CEOs, CIOs and CMOs to help build out specialized distribution teams for her clients, leveraging her firm’s proprietary 360° Investor Referencing™ Methodology to achieve qualitative and quantitative insights about each candidate’s asset-raising capabilities and investor relationships.

Previously, Sasha was the Director of Alternative Asset Management Recruiting for The Gerson Group in New York and London, where she specialized in placing marketing teams for hedge funds and investment banking platforms. Prior to joining Gerson, Sasha was Global Head of Fund Distribution for Kinsey Allen International, and preceding Kinsey Allen she was a Senior Asset Raising Recruiter for Rice and Dore. Sasha started her career as an investigative journalist on Fleet Street, and worked as Head of Investigations on the Saturday Star and Sunday Independent in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Sasha graduated with an upper class double-honors degree in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Warwick, and she holds a BACP-accredited diploma, specific to recruitment, in Counselling and Counselling Skills. Sasha previously sat on the Board of High Water Women, a hedge fund children’s charity, and is a frequent speaker at alternative investment industry events hosted by organizations such as HFM, Private Equity International, SuperReturn and more.

Sasha Jensen’s Newsfeed

PR Newswire
PE Wire European Awards: Jensen Partners Named Best Recruiter for Investor Relations & Asset Raising

"This award win could not have come at a better time as we continue celebrations around our own recent expansion of two senior hires in Europe, Peter Mayer and George Lewis," said Sasha Jensen, Founder and CEO of Jensen Partners. "We look forward to an exciting year ahead as we continue to enhance and promote our practices to better serve our clients in the alternative investments space."

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Jensen Partners Continues European Growth by Hiring George Lewis as Managing Director

"George is a well-known player in our industry and be brings with him an unmatched level of specialist knowledge about global infrastructure investing and private placements," said Sasha Jensen, Founder and CEO of Jensen Partners. "He will be a key asset to the Jensen Partners team and our infrastructure practice, and his breadth of experience will allow us to continue to meet growing client demands in Europe."

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Sasha Jensen’s Background

Founder & CEO
Dec 2011 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Jensen Partners is a global advisory, corporate development & executive search firm that leverages its extensive relationships in the investor & alternative asset management community to source & recruit leading capital raising candidates.
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The Gerson Group
Director of Alternatives
Oct 2010 - Nov 2011
New York, NY, USA
The Gerson Group serves as a strategic partner, providing corporate development services to a select group of clients. The firm provides market intelligence, access to professionals & strategic advice on business development & human capital.
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Philanthropy

Board Director
New York, NY, USA
High Water women, founded in 2005 by a small group of senior women from the hedge fund & investment communities, is a charity with a focus on providing enriched educational opportunities for low-income youth & the economic empowerment of women & children.
Fundraising Committee Member
New York, NY, USA
Covenant House is the largest privately-funded agency in the Americas providing food, shelter, immediate crisis care & essential services to homeless youth in 31 cities throughout the United States, Canada & Latin America.

Media

Speaker
New York, NY, USA
June 2019: Sasha presented to a working group on Creating A Team That Delivers Success.

Publications

Contributor
May 2020
Sasha Jensen contributed to this special report in a chapter titled 'Investment trends in PE foster new hiring needs'. Among other topics, she discusses the private equity's industry increased interest in ESG and impact investing and how it plays a role in increasing diversity in hiring practices and marketing needs.

Sasha Jensen’s Education

Philosophy & Literature
1991 - 1994
Diploma, Counselling & Counselling Skills in Recruitment