Sasha Jensen is founder and CEO of Jensen Partners and Jensen DiversityMetrics™. Sasha leads a team of over 30 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. Sasha has been 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 WBENC approved 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. To improve diversity across the industry, Sasha launched Jensen DiversityMetrics™, the first enterprise software platform to empower firms to analyze hiring and retention practices, benchmark against competitors, identify biases in workplace culture and develop diverse talent pipelines.
Over the last seven years, Jensen Partners has received several rounds of institutional funding, experienced transformational growth and expanded in headcount and geography – with locations in New York, London and Hong Kong. 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 900 firms.
Sasha’s recruiting experience spans over 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, Sasha served as the Global Head of Fund Distribution for Kinsey Allen International. Sasha was previously an investigative journalist and 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.