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Investments

Director of Investments
Director of Fundamental Research
Emerging Markets Small Cap Team
Healthcare Portfolio Manager (2)
Senior High Yield Analyst
Board Member (3)
Equity Analyst

Distribution

Head of Intermediary Marketing
Head of National Accounts
Head of Offshore Sales
Head of Distribution
Head of Retail Marketing
Institutional Sales Director (2)
Director of Sales, RIA/Family Office/Private Bank
Group Vice President, Regional Market Leader (PWM)

Infrastructure

General Counsel (2)
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Administrative Officer
Chief Human Resources Officer (2)

FinTech

Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Revenue Officer (2)
Chief Data and Analytics Officer
Senior Vice President, Sales
Board Chair
Board Member (2)

Commitment to Excellence

99%

Completion Rate

37%

Diversity

85%

Stick Rate

Ridgeway Partners’ asset and wealth management team draws on decades of experience to identify and place talented leaders for global asset managers, investment boutiques, family offices, endowments and foundations, and private wealth managers.

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Michael D. Fitzgerald joins Ridgeway Partners

By Ridgeway News

Few things are more cringe-worthy for CEO’s and heads of HR alike than churning a “rock star” executive only a few months after they’ve come on board.  Given the extraordinary amount of time and expense associated with recruiting an executive hire, this kind of departure hurts the business and the bottom line in painful ways.

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Charles preusse profiled by tuck school of business

By Ridgeway News

Charles F. Preusse II T’95 was an investment banker for 20 years before being recruited to Ridgeway Partners, a global executive search firm, eight years ago. Why the change? In investment banking he saw that the two critical drivers of a company’s success are capital and people. Preusse always enjoyed most the personal and social dynamics of what made a transaction work. Now, as a partner at Ridgeway, Preusse is a matchmaker of strategic talent: he works with his corporate clients as they build their senior management teams to position themselves for success. He and the team at Ridgeway are among the best in their business—their successful placement rate of 98 percent is peerless in their industry. “What really differentiates us is our ability as an international boutique to be incredibly focused on our clients,” he says. “The partners do the work. When you hire a Ridgeway partner, you get the partner.”

Tuck prepared Preusse well for both phases of his career. One thing he learned in the Tuck core was discipline. For example, before Tuck, he had never heard of a decision tree. Now he uses that framework every day to parse complex decisions into their component parts, and to understand and value the possible outcomes. “In my industry, I can lay out what might happen in a situation for CEOs and very senior people,” he says. “They have a lot going on. You can break it down and keep it simple. You learn a lot of that here.”

Tuck also gave Preusse confidence. At Columbia, he recalled he was surrounded by incredibly smart people. Tuck took it up a notch. “At Tuck, I found the student body that much more curious and intelligent,” he says. “Just being around that community of people for two years gives you a great deal of confidence when you come out. You are very comfortable interacting with the senior most people within organizations.”

Preusse has been out of business school long enough that the lessons from his MBA experience have seeped deeply into his mental map. He does not think about them every day, but he knows they are there. “You learn a lot at Tuck and you can always leverage it, but you don’t always realize you’re leveraging it,” he explains. “You’re just doing it.

REGION
New York, NY

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
Columbia University, BA, 1990

PREVIOUS
SG Cowen & Co.

TUCK ACTIVITIES
TAG Executive Committee: Reunion giving team; corporate agent