Calibre One Adds New Partner and Continues to Bolster Its Financial Industry Expertise

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Amanda H. Grant Joins as Partner to Leverage Her Extensive Distribution Leadership Expertise

Calibre One, a global executive search boutique specializing in building diverse leadership teams for businesses undergoing rapid growth or technology driven transformation, today announces it has hired Amanda H. Grant as a partner in its New York office. Ms. Grant will further strengthen Calibre One’s successful investments and financial services business.

“Calibre One’s financial services team leverages years of investment and distribution leadership, combined with our global reach and technology expertise to work at the convergence of the present and future of investment management,” said David Schumer, partner of Calibre One and Head of Investment Management. “With the addition of Amanda to help co-lead this effort, we have substantially strengthened our positioning and expertise by giving Calibre One unparalleled access to leaders in the industry. We understand the challenges and opportunities across the industry. This strengthened expertise allows us to serve as an invaluable partner to help our clients realize their talent objectives.”

“Amanda is an exceptional partner for Calibre One because she brings a breadth of experience in senior leadership roles at global financial service clients, coupled with a proven track record of search and consulting success,” said Diane McIntyre, managing partner of Calibre One. “She complements our growing expertise in investment management and strengthens our go-to-market business for private equity, venture capital, fintech, and traditional asset management. She has lasting relationships with some of the industry’s most significant decision makers. I look forward to working together to build on the momentum that Calibre One is already experiencing in investment management, fintech, blockchain, and digital transformation.”

Ms. Grant has over 25 years’ experience in investment management leadership. Most recently, she served as Managing Partner at an executive search boutique specializing in talent management for the asset and wealth management industry. Prior to that, she served as Managing Director, Head of Global Institutional Client Service, and was a member of the Operating Committee at Columbia Management (now Columbia Threadneedle), a global asset manager, where she helped facilitate the firm’s sale from Bank of America to Ameriprise Financial. During her tenure she also managed the acquisition of $2.3 billion in client contributions and new accounts from existing clients. Prior to Columbia Management, Ms. Grant served as a Managing Director, Head of Global Relationship Management, and was a member of the Executive Committee at Babson Capital Management where she conceived, developed, and implemented a global service model which reduced costs of service and increased profitability and retention rates. Grant guided the firm to a substantial increase in relationship assets serviced through seven mergers and acquisitions, from $1.5 billion to $24 billion, which included separate accounts, hedge funds, mezzanine funds, commingled funds, real estate and structured credit portfolios. Ms. Grant served in senior client management leadership roles for more than two decades, first at Oppenheimer Capital, followed by Mitchell Hutchins, before co-founding, Curant Associates, an asset management distribution consulting firm, in 2001. She’s also the proud Founder and CEO of USAdopt, the first national US adoption consultancy.

The search was conducted by R&L Associates, Ltd., a strategic partner to Calibre One. 

About Calibre One
Founded in 1999 by some of the executive search profession’s most experienced recruiters, Calibre One is a global boutique executive search firm specializing in building diverse leadership teams for businesses undergoing rapid growth or technology driven transformation. Benefiting from our global reach, and hands on practical investment experience, we understand the meaningful changes impacting the investment management industry today. We work across financial services including investment management, private and public capital markets, fintech, and family offices. We operate at the forefront, with broad market expertise. We take the time to understand a client’s culture so that we can help them build relationships with the most appropriate talent on a repeated basis over the long-term. We cultivate trust with senior leaders, founders, CEOs, and investors, to positively impact the business and deliver results and we offer a curated experience for both candidates and clients alike.

Our team members bring an exceptional level of knowledge, integrity, and tenacity. This is underscored by Calibre One’s transparent, consultative approach and proven candidate-centric, research intensive methodology. Through our relentless pursuit of excellence, Calibre One leaves no stone unturned. For more information, please visit