Tenzing Norgay was the Sherpa commissioned to help Sir Edmund Hillary become the first person to scale Everest and return. At the time, many had reached the summit before, but no one had made it back down the mountain. Norgay’s expertise and commitment enabled Hilary to accomplish a goal that appeared impossible. Their story inspires us and informs our approach to search. We believe that we are our clients’ sherpas. We remain committed to them until we have accomplished our joint goal of recruiting the best possible person for their needs.
Norgay Partners is a female-founded business, built on the shared values of honesty and integrity and born from a desire to be a trusted advisor to our clients. We believed that there was a different way to conduct searches; one that didn’t involve overstating a position or pretending to be something that we weren’t. One that involved a genuine and open relationship with clients and candidates alike. We prioritize execution and have always believed that if we bet on ourselves, our partners will, too.
Our top priority is to deliver success for our clients. We build deep and durable partnerships with our client firms, seeking to be their go-to advisor for any talent challenges they encounter. Fulfilling our clients’ needs is much more important to us than simply sticking to the terms of a job description during a search. We embrace creativity and flexibility when recruiting talent, and we understand that clients’ needs can change throughout a search. We are resourceful and responsive to our clients, tapping our global network and sector knowledge to adapt quickly when needed. We embrace the challenge of finding the “needle in the haystack” who matches not only on skillset but also in the more elusive cultural sense. We remain committed to our clients even when searches prove challenging; our mandate does not end until the right person joins the team.
Creating long-term value through human capital is what we do, and we believe that the best partnerships are enduring ones. We are not transactional recruiters. We see ourselves as extensions of our clients’ teams and reflections of them in the marketplace. The more we understand our clients’ culture and the existing dynamics of their teams, the better job we do in finding strong candidate matches. Our ultimate goal is that the people we place will bring about lasting, positive, and transformational change within our clients’ businesses. We often work with firms over the course of many years; partnering with them as they grow their businesses. We believe that our dedication to getting the match right is why clients trust us and come to us again and again to solve critical talent needs.
Our team is not limited to one function, level, or area of specialty within private markets. We work in a way that is bespoke to each of our clients, based on their organization’s particular business objectives. We invest time in developing a deep knowledge of our clients’ culture and goals, enabling us to support recruiting in almost any area of their business. We recruit cross-functionally, build multi-level teams, and advise on talent strategy across geographies. Whether a company is building from the ground up, creating a new division, or adding a key member to their team, we work alongside them to place talent that represents their culture and ethos.
Norgay Partners has partnered with Carpenter Farraday, a leading London-based boutique executive search firm that specializes in alternative investments, asset and wealth management, and investment banking.
In establishing this partnership, we unite our industry expertise and complementary approaches to recruiting, allowing us to work holistically across function, level, and now geography to positively impact our clients’ culture and bottom line.
Both firms’ highly personalized and relationship-driven approach bring significant benefits to our clients as they grow geographically. Our partnership enables us to offer our clients access to the deepest and broadest search execution capability in both the North American and European markets, regardless of level or function.