With over 30 years in search, and at the helm of his own firm since 1986, Jay has functioned as Founder, President, Manager, Trainer, and Mentor. His insights, sensitivity, and deep industry expertise, along with his creativity have contributed to his success on both the client and candidate sides of the search equation.
He has continuously remained engaged in the actual targeting and recruiting of talent and continues to refine his art as markets, candidates and workplaces evolve. Jay has appeared on radio and television, written articles, spoken at conferences, and has been called upon to appear in court as an expert witness. But he is most proud of having touched the lives of thousands of people in his over 30 years of work and contributing to the growth of some really tremendous companies.
Jay has always passion for people. He holds a BA degree in Communications, a course of study driven by his desire to understand how people and the world interact. His career in search is a natural outgrowth of this interest. When not working he prefers concrete endeavors, running and gardening. He enters two half marathons and a dozen shorter races every year.
As Co-Founder and Partner, Barbara brings a natural propensity for research, attention to detail, skillful listening, and a results-driven mindset to the search process.
Prior to executive search, Barbara worked on Wall Street and in Technology Product Development. In addition to working in traditional consumer and institutional financial service management roles, she had the opportunity to work on several pioneering technology ventures with early movers in online brokerage, banking and travel. This experience provides her with invaluable insights into the challenges facing both clients and candidates when hiring or transitioning to a new position. With a strong belief that “context matters,” Barbara’s approach to search aligns with the way she has tackled projects throughout her career, considering both the “big picture” as well as the “fuzzy details” before conceptualizing and implementing a strategy. Her clients recognize that she “gets it.” Barbara trusts that this is the underlying ingredient to her success.
Barbara has had a longstanding interest in leadership training, coaching and personal development, not surprising given that she holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Rochester. An advocate of kids and an activist for public education, she served as an elected member on her community’s school board. To unwind, Barbara prefers to go for long walks, practice yoga or cook up a bountiful meal for family and friends.
Andrew, an attorney, financial professional, and former educator, is a classic multi-tasker who approaches business growth and executive search from a variety of perspectives.
His career has been characterized by innovative and strategic thinking whether advising on national growth and recruitment for a leading US law firm, executing an M&A engagement for a foreign technology client, or starting a new investment silo for a private equity firm. Andrew is a firm believer in “fit” and understands that each party must gain and prosper in order for a long-term relationship to be forged and maintained. He believes that success is the result of competency, collaboration, shared goals, and defined outcomes, with a bit of creativity and hard work added to the mix.
Andrew has been an attorney at leading law firms in New York and Tokyo, was a technology investment banker with a global securities company, and has managed portfolio investments in real estate and financial instruments for a registered investment advisor. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and New York University School of Law. Andrew brings his pursuit, negotiation, structuring and closing skills to Paradigm to focus on enterprise and executive search in legal and financial services and technology. In his precious free time, Andrew reads, writes and thinks and can been seen commuting by bicycle on his 1986 Specialized StumpJumper.