SearchOne Advisors helps leaders in the alternative asset industry find young leaders that make up the backbone of their organization.

Pre-MBA candidates are junior analysts at investment banks and consulting firms who want to transition into the alternative asset industry.

We find the most qualified candidates, screening more than a thousand worldwide each year.

We find the best candidates with a commitment to long-term relationships that build trust.

We find the right fit by understanding people. We get to know our candidates beyond just their resume.

Practice Leaders

Michael Garmisa, Founder
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Since he founded SearchOne Advisors in 1998, Michael has grown the company into one the premier search firms in the alternative asset recruiting industry. Over the course of his career, he has helped a broad array of venture, hedge, and private equity funds find top-tier talent at every level – from analyst to partner. A recognized leader in the industry, Michael has been a guest lecturer at the Columbia Business School and also provides consulting services in the areas of compensation surveys and organizational design. He holds a BA from Indiana University.

Jim MacLeod, Managing Director
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Jim is the leader of the SearchOne Advisors Pre-MBA team, responsible for planning, coordination, and execution of every Pre-MBA search. He has over ten years of experience in the financial recruiting field. Jim joined SearchOne Advisors in 2001 from a financial search firm where he worked in the alternative investment field. He holds an AB in Economics from The College of the Holy Cross.