David Barrett Partners, a global executive search firm specializing in investment and wealth management recruiting, is pleased to announce the appointment of Vanessa Bailey to a senior advisory capacity at the firm. This formalizes a collaboration that dates back over fifteen years and provides David Barrett Partners with an expanded private equity practice to augment its search capabilities for family offices, traditional asset managers and endowments/foundations.

"Having partnered with David Barrett and his team over many years, I am delighted to have the opportunity to officially become part of their highly respected franchise," said Vanessa Bailey, founder of Cressida Partners. "Vanessa brings us a long and respected recruiting track record in the private equity arena," added David Barrett. "She fits seamlessly into our collegial culture where a premium is placed on integrity, responsiveness and results.

"Vanessa Bailey is a Senior Advisor to David Barrett Partners and has over twenty-five years of private equity recruitment experience at senior levels. She has spent the past seventeen years running Cressida Partners, a boutique search firm focused exclusively on recruiting deal professionals for an array of top tier private equity firms and family offices. Based primarily in New York, she maintains a portfolio of long-standing clients for whom she is both recruiter and advisor. Vanessa has completed searches for investment professionals at the vice president, principal and partner levels in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Vanessa began her career at Russell Reynolds Associates where she worked in New York, London and Tokyo. A British national, she graduated from Oriel College, Oxford University with an M.A. (Honors) in Modern Languages.

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