Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that Janice Abert has joined the firm as a partner in the Financial Services Practice Group. Abert is one of the industry’s leading recruiters in placing distribution professionals and brings more than 20 years of executive recruiting experience in asset management sales and marketing to the firm.
In joining DHR, Abert stated that she is pleased to bring her expertise to the company and expand her capabilities by working with its Global Asset Management partners in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Hong Kong, London and the Middle East with successful track records of placing board members and C-level executives, portfolio managers, research, technology, risk, operations and human resources professionals at traditional long only, alternative, PE, administration, infrastructure and real estate firms, and family offices.
Prior to becoming a partner at DHR, Abert was the founder and managing partner of Abert Associates, LLC. During her search career she has placed hundreds of traditional and alternative asset raisers for firms across the U.S., including sales leaders and individual contributors who are institutional marketers selling to public funds, corporate plans, E&F, FO and consultant relationship managers. Other positions include intermediary, subadvisory, third party and key account managers. Previously, Abert served as a managing director in the New York office of Warren International and as a partner at TMP Worldwide. She began her executive recruiting career in 1996 when she joined Johnson, Smith & Knisely as head of the Asset Management Sales Practice.
Abert is committed to diversity recruiting and giving back to her community. In 2002, she established the ABERT Symposium for Women in Institutional Distribution. In January 2017, Abert will be hosting the 64th symposium, which includes a guest list of more than 800 female clients and candidates. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the High Water Women (HWW) Foundation where, for the past eight years, she has been the chairwoman of the Fund Raising Committee for the annual HWW backpack drive, which is committed to giving children in need backpacks filled with age appropriate school supplies to begin the school year. Since the drive began in 2005, 108,000 children have received backpacks. Abert is also a member of the New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF) CLC (Corporate Leadership Committee) and served on their GAC (Grants Advisory Committee) Fall 2016.
Abert completed a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College and is the co-head class agent and member of the Annual Fund Committee.
SOURCE: DHR International