Human Capital Specialists For The Investment Management Industry


What We Do


Executive Search

Exclusively Investment Management

Presidio Search Group is a boutique retained executive search firm with a single industry focus. We are investment management specialists focused on the recruitment of both investment and distribution talent for private equity and venture capital firms in addition to endowments and foundations, family offices, hedge funds, funds of funds, OCIOs, and traditional investment management firms.

Your Recruiting Partner

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, making the right hire (the first time) is critical. Presidio Search Group has a single industry focus and our extensive network within the investment management community provides our clients with immediate access to an exceptional pool of talent.   We work closely with clients to identify clear company values and operate as an extension of a firm, providing candidates with clearer insights into a firm's culture and vision for growth.

Combining these insights with our own industry knowledge allows us to provide our clients with a better understanding of current market dynamics so they can make well-informed hiring decisions. Utilizing a customized screening process and psychometric assessments, we are able to streamline the sourcing and vetting process to generate a more targeted and relevant candidate pool. We are results-oriented, measuring our success by our long-term placements and multiple assignments with repeat clients.


Team Development

Strategic Advisors

We offer strategic advisory services to investment management and financial services firms, solving complex human capital issues such as new team buildouts, employee turnover, team performance, talent retention, and professional development.  In addition, we offer third party candidate assessments, external referencing and corporate outplacement services for departing employees. 

An Extension of Your Team

In today's competitive marketplace, many firms are operating with limited resources. Developing the right talent management strategy, attracting a diverse candidate pool and developing a culture of high performers are all critical variables for success yet accomplishing these goals requires significant time and energy.  We work closely with our clients to operate as an extension of their own team, providing specialized expertise in the following areas:

  • Strategic advisory services in the areas of Human Capital and Talent Management 

  • Organizational structure/design

  • Professional career development for team members

  • Third party candidate assessments

  • External candidate referencing

  • Career outplacement services for departing employees


Career Coaching

Customized Engagements

Leveraging our extensive experience recruiting high-caliber candidates for our clients, we offer individual coaching and professional development services for those considering a career transition or are interested in enhancing job performance. We help individuals improve their messaging, uncover long-range goals, and develop  a structured playbook for a more targeted search process.

Everyone Needs A Coach

With an investment management landscape that's constantly evolving, it's critical for individuals in career transition to find ways to adapt and stay relevant. Working closely with individual clients, we help people navigate career inflection points, identifying relevant strengths and areas for improvement. We are certified in the PRINT® coaching method and through a carefully guided process, our coaching clients can expect to:

  • Identify core motivations, values, goals and triggers through in-depth assessments

  • Determine whether a current work environment is a strong fit with personal and professional goals

  • Identify strengths and impediments to growth

  • Establish a detailed job search road map

  • Fine-tune networking skills

  • Gain assistance navigating interview questions

  • Improve messaging and positioning around career transitions

  • Learn how to navigate compensation discussions

  • Develop stronger negotiating skills

About Belinda Yan

Belinda founded Presidio Search Group in 2014 and has worked with investment management clients for more than twenty-five years. She specializes in the recruitment of investment and distribution professionals for endowments, foundations, private equity and venture capital firms, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, fund of funds and hedge funds. Belinda’s technical expertise spans all areas of investment management with a focus on private equity, venture capital, real assets, OCIO and absolute return strategies.

Belinda was most recently a senior member of the Jamesbeck Global Partners team in San Francisco.  Previously, she spent 15 years at Merrill Lynch & Co. which she joined via the acquisition of Smith New Court, PLC in 1995. Belinda was a Director of U.S. Institutional Equity Sales in Merrill Lynch's San Francisco office and a Director of International Equity Sales Trading in New York. 
Belinda is a Certified PRINT® coach.  She received her BA in Economics from The University of Michigan in 1991.


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