Laura K. Pollock
Amanda H. Grant
Melissa A. Crandall
Adam C. Stoffel
Joel C. Wheatley
Director of Research
Alexandra M. Russo
Jaclyn S. Vermonty
Laura is a strategic advisor to leading asset management firms and their top performing executives. With nearly twenty years of asset management search experience, at both large firms and boutiques, she has built a firm founded on best practices and trusted relationships.
Laura is the founding partner of Third Street Partners. She has conducted senior-level searches in asset management and has worked closely with global investment management organizations. Before starting Third Street Partners in 2013, Laura was a partner at David Barrett Partners. Previously, she was a senior member of the asset and wealth management practice at Russell Reynolds Associates in Boston and New York. She began her career in investment banking and asset management at Friedman, Billings and Ramsey in Arlington, Va.
Laura graduated with a B.S. degree from the University of Kentucky and lives in New Canaan, Conn., with her husband, three children, two Labradors and one Maine Coon cat.
Amanda manages projects using the firm’s unique, consultative approach. She is the firm’s managing partner, drawing on more than 25 years as a successful leader in the asset management industry.
Amanda is the managing partner of Third Street Partners. Previously, she served as managing director of global institutional client services for Columbia Management and before that, Babson Capital. She was an executive committee member of both firms. Amanda has also held senior service positions at Mitchell Hutchins, Oppenheimer Capital and Shearson Lehman Hutton. She has participated on multiple deal teams and has managed business integrations through seven mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, Amanda was the founder and chief executive of USAdopt.
Amanda holds a B.A. from Pace University and M.A. from Hunter College. She lives in Hoboken, N.J., with her son. She loves to
travel and has a passion for Latin, swing and ballroom dancing.
Melissa manages projects using the firm’s unique, consultative approach. She draws on her extensive background as an asset management recruiter and an institutional sales person.
Melissa is a principal with Third Street Partners, where she brings nearly 10 years of executive search experience. She has been a principal at two other boutique search firms, where she worked at the highest levels with traditional asset management and mutual fund clients, as well as with alternative asset managers, endowments, foundations and family offices. Previously, Melissa served as vice president of Merrill Lynch, selling convertible bonds to institutional clients including mutual fund and hedge fund clients. She also worked in the global relationship management group within the investment bank and in the private equity fund-of- funds group in Merrill’s investment management division.
Melissa received a B.A. from Harvard College. She serves as an independent director and member of the board of directors of the Sequoia Fund. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children; in her spare time you can find her skiing, travelling and running – or ideally doing all three together.
Adam focuses on search execution and research, delivering an exceptional experience for clients and candidates of the firm.
Adam is an analyst with Third Street Partners. He works with the team on search execution and research. Prior to joining the firm near its founding, he worked for a Washington, D.C. real estate firm servicing sophisticated real estate investors. Adam handled all operations for the founding partner of the firm.
Adam has a B.A. from the University of Virginia. A native Wisconsinite, he works in the firm’s Chicago office, where he proudly displays his stock certificate for his 1/5,014,545 ownership stake in the Green Bay Packers.
Joel drives the firm’s innovative research approach to derive creative solutions for clients. He brings more than a decade of search experience at both large and small firms working on senior level assignments in asset management.
Joel is the director of research at Third Street Partners. He drives the firm’s innovative research approach to find creative solutions for clients. Prior to joining the firm, he worked in research for The Prince Houston Group for over nine years. He began his career in executive search as a research associate at Egon Zehnder International, based in the New York office.
He has a B.A. from the University of Liverpool. He lives in Brooklyn, with his wife, two children and dog. He is a passionate fan of his hometown soccer team, Grimsby Town FC.
Alexandra coordinates client communication and operations for the firm. She leverages her expertise in client service to ensure a smooth process and a thorough, engaging experience.
Alexandra is a client coordinator with Third Street Partners, where she assists with the firm’s research effort. Prior to joining the firm, she worked at Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group for over five years in multiple roles. She has extensive experience with hospitality, high-profile clientele, and academic research.
She received a B.A. from Hunter College. She lives in Brooklyn, with her boyfriend and rescue cats. She’s a film, Mexican food and Sunday football enthusiast.
Jaclyn coordinates client communication and operations for the firm. She leverages her expertise in client service to ensure a smooth process and a thorough, engaging experience.
Jaclyn is a client coordinator at Third Street Partners. She coordinates client communication and operations for the firm. Prior to joining the firm, she worked for Boyar Value Group in an array of functions including sales, customer care, meeting planning, scheduling, onboarding new employees, and streamlining office processes.
Jaclyn has a B.A. from Hunter College and an M.B.A. from the Keller Graduate School of Management. She lives in New York City, with her fiancé and three cats. She is an ardent fan of Batman and the entire DC comics universe.