As Founder and CEO of Jensen Partners, Sasha Jensen 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.
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.
In fact, Ms. Jensen was described as “the most successful executive recruiter for asset gatherers” by Institutional Investor magazine. Ms. Jensen works directly with Founders, CEOs, CIOs and Global Heads of Distribution to help build out specialized distribution teams for her clients, leveraging her firm’s proprietary 360° Investor Referencing™ Methodology to gain qualitative and quantitative insights about each candidate’s asset-raising capabilities and investor relationships.
Prior to founding Jensen Partners, Ms. Jensen 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. Before joining Gerson, she was Global Head of Fund Distribution for Kinsey Allen International, and before that 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.
Ms. Jensen graduated with an upper class double-honors in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Warwick, and she holds a BACP-accredited diploma, specific to recruitment, in Counseling and Counseling Skills. She is an angel investor in 100 Women in Finance and is a frequent speaker at alternative investment industry events hosted by organizations such as SuperReturn, Private Equity International, HFM, Kayo and more. Ms. Jensen was on the Board of High Water Women, a hedge fund children’s charity.