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January 19, 2016 09:00 ET

Third Street Partners Adds Amanda Grant as Principal

Grant Joins the Firm to Bolster Its Executive Search and Advisory Team; the Hiring of the Senior Industry Executive Represents Third Street's Dedication to Offering Highest Caliber of Search and Human Capital Advice to Clients

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 19, 2016) -  Third Street Partners today announced the newest addition to its highly experienced team, appointing Amanda Grant as a Principal. Third Street is a boutique executive search and human capital advisory firm with an exclusive focus on asset management. The firm distinguishes itself with a commitment to research-driven searches, high-touch, hands-on client service and the implementation of a rigorous process. 

"We pride ourselves on the depth and breadth of service we provide to the firms we work with," said Laura Pollock, Founding Partner. "Amanda embodies the passion we bring to bear for our client partners, our candidates and our colleagues, every day."

Grant comes to Third Street Partners with considerable leadership experience, having served as the Managing Director and Head of Institutional Client Service at Columbia Management, a global asset manager where she helped facilitate the firm's sale from Bank of America to Ameriprise Financial. During her tenure she also managed the acquisition of $2.3 billion in client contributions and the acquisition of new accounts from existing clients which amounted to 78% of total institutional inflows in 2010.

Prior to Columbia Management, Grant served as the Head of Global Relationship Management at Babson Capital Management where she conceived, developed and implemented a global service model which reduced costs of service and increased profitability and retention rates. Grant guided the firm to a substantial increase in relationship assets serviced, from $1.5 billion to $24 billion, which included separate accounts, hedge funds, mezzanine funds, commingled funds, real estate and structured credit portfolios.

"I have been involved in the human capital aspects of many businesses, from multiple perspectives -- as an executive, as a hiring manager -- and I can say with certainty that Third Street Partners is a special firm that approaches this profession in a different, dynamic way. I am proud to be a part of what we're building and I believe Third Street is well positioned to disrupt the status quo," said Amanda Grant, Principal.

Grant has spent the last 25 years growing businesses through sound, effective client relationships. She served in senior client management roles for more than two decades, first at Oppenheimer Capital, followed by Mitchell Hutchins, before co-founding her own firm, Curant Associates, in 2001. She's also the proud Founder and CEO of USAdopt, the first national adoption consultancy.

"More than any other factor, the quality of the people at a company determines its success," said David Schumer, Principal. "The best asset managers and investment management companies we represent are a reflection of the exceptional people that fuel their growth. Amanda understands this concept, and people, intuitively and will make a strong impact on our clients' businesses immediately."

Third Street possesses superior knowledge of the asset management industry, and implements a rigorous research-driven approach via a highly experienced team that is deeply immersed in the industry it serves. The firm's unparalleled and detailed research approach creates efficiencies, cutting search time, to provide a competitive advantage in the market.

Pollock concluded, "Bringing the right people onboard would seem on the surface to be a simple matter, yet in fact is one of the greatest challenges many businesses face. Clients that work with us come to view the 'people' aspect of their businesses as a main competitive advantage -- it is talent that ultimately decides not only which manager will outperform but which will be relevant over time. We are proud to play a part in this process." 

For more information on Third Street Partners, LLC, please visit: www.thirdstreetpartners.com

About Third Street Partners, LLC

Third Street Partners is a boutique executive search and human capital advisory firm headquartered in New York City with global capability. Third Street represents asset and investment management firms, banks, endowments and foundations, RIAs, broker-dealers, plan sponsors and family offices. 

In addition to executive search, Third Street offers strategic human capital advisory services including growth strategies, organizational restructuring and compensation studies. A correctly developed and implemented human capital strategy offers a company numerous competitive advantages, including stability, growth, stronger morale, innovation, energy and empowered decision making abilities. 

For more information, please visit our website at www.thirdstreetpartners.com

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