Evan brings 20 years of industry experience to HSP. Evan has directed senior level searches for both traditional and alternative asset management firms across a broad range of functions including portfolio management, investment research, distribution, and marketing, with extensive experience in credit investment management. She has also executed sell-side Equity Research assignments for a top five Institutional Investor Magazine-ranked research firm. Evan joined HSP from BlueStar Search Partners, a boutique executive recruiting firm, which she co-founded in 2007 and where she was Managing Partner. BlueStar was named by Hedge Fund Weekly as the “Top Search Firm, 2010.” Evan began her search career at The Whitney Group, the world’s largest financial services search firm at that time. During her tenure there, Evan completed senior level searches in Capital Markets and Investment Management for numerous investment banking and hedge fund clients. Previously, Evan spent 10 years at Merrill Lynch in Leveraged Finance and Institutional Fixed Income Sales specializing in credit derivatives. Evan was a featured speaker at the Cornell Leadership Conference in Washington, DC and she is a board member of the Dyson Business School at Cornell University. Evan graduated from Cornell with a degree in Applied Economics.