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Hudson Gate Partners, LLC is a boutique executive search firm with a specialized approach in placing talent at leading traditional and alternative investment management firms.

Welcome to Hudson Gate Partners


Our Firm

Hudson Gate Partners, LLC brings a unique combination of financial industry and executive search experience to staffing investment and non-investment roles.

Our goal is to not be all things to all people; our objective is to focus on the industries in which our expertise lies. In short, we have deep understanding of the unique demands of the financial firms with whom we work.

Our approach is heavily research-based, and we work on all of our searches as a team. This executive search approach allows us to provide our clients with unsurpassed service and access to highly relevant candidates.

At Hudson Gate Partners, every search assignment is conducted strategically, efficiently, and with the highest level of professionalism.



Hudson Gate Partners works with many leading investment management firms placing talent at all levels. Our clients are among the most prestigious financial firms in the world. If you are are a Marketing, Investor Relations, Human Resources, Administrative/Support, Accounting or Operations Professional at an alternative investment fund, asset manager or investment bank, we’d love to hear from you.

We welcome the opportunity to meet both active and passive job seekers.

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To learn more about Hudson Gate Partners, please contact us

New York Office (HQ)
21 W 46th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Tel: (646) 502-5200

New York  ~  San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Area
3000 Sand Hill Road
Building 3, Suite #100
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Nicole joined Hudson Gate Partners in 2013 and is Head of the Hudson Gate Career Advisory practice. As head of the Career Advisory practice, Nicole advises individuals on career transitions, tactical approaches to job searches, and any other pivotal career moments.  Nicole previously served as Head of Client Relations at Hudson Gate Partners for four years. 

Nicole brings a unique insider's perspective and experience to her current role. As the former CAO of the Global Investment Strategy and Wealth Advisory Groups at Lehman Brothers/Barclays Wealth, a significant part of her role included management of the group's interviewing and hiring, performance management, compensation, and other human resource functions for both investment and non-investment professionals. Prior to her CAO position at Lehman Brothers, Nicole worked in Interest Rate Products in Lehman's Fixed Income Division. Nicole was a frequent panel speaker for various networking and recruiting events and was appointed the head of the Harvard Business School recruiting team at Lehman Brothers. 

Nicole began her career in technology consulting at Andersen Consulting and also worked in business development at Enron. 

Nicole holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Liberal Arts from Dartmouth College where she graduated summa cum laude. Nicole majored in Government and minored in Russian. She also participated in study abroad programs at both The London School of Economics and The University of St. Petersburg.  She lives in Hingham, MA with her husband and two sons, and enjoys yoga, cycling, tennis, skiing, golf, and volunteering in the greater Boston community.

Administrative Support

Our Administrative Support and Temporary Placement Practice specializes in the recruitment of direct hire, long-term temporary and Temp-to-Perm administrative professionals. Our team has a broad range of recruiting experience, both in executive search, as well as, in the alternative investment industry. We form long-lasting relationships with our clients and offer a specialized, research-oriented approach to staffing. Our goal is to do an extremely thorough screening of candidates for each search, which enables us to send our clients a carefully chosen selection of only top tier candidates. 

Areas of Expertise
Typical roles include:
Administrative Assistant
Executive Assistant to a Team
Executive/Personal Assistant to a Partner
Office Manager
Administration Manager
Trading Floor Assistant
HR Assistant
Investor Relations Assistant
Temporary Staffing: Temp-to-Perm positions, Maternity Leave coverage, Long-term Temp assignments

Representative Searches
Executive Assistant to Founder, Private Equity
Investor Relations Assistant, Private Equity
HR Assistant, Hedge Fund
Temp-to-Perm Floater, Private Equity
Executive Assistant to Team, Private Equity
Receptionist, Hedge Fund
Second Assistant to CEO, Financial Services Firm
Executive Assistant to Founding Partner, Hedge Fund
Assistant to Finance Team, Hedge Fund
Office Manager, Hedge Fund
Personal Assistant, Fund of Funds
Temporary Recruiting Coordinator, Financial Services Firm 

Our Team
Tracy Kennedy - View Bio
Katherine Prokop - View Bio
Deborah Morgan - View Bio
Ansley McDonnel - View Bio

Ruthanne Roth - View Bio