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ABOUT US

Established in 2010, BellCast Partners provides recruitment services to investment firms across a wide range of strategies, fund sizes and geographies.

The BellCast experience is strategic, high touch, responsive and transparent.

We put an emphasis on building long-term relationships and trust with candidates so that our clients receive unparalleled access to candidates who are not necessarily looking for jobs.

We understand that cultural fit is often as important as investment acumen and we work closely with our clients to ensure the best match.

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GROWTH EQUITY & VENTURE CAPITAL
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VENTURE CAPITAL
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ALISON BELLINO JOHNSTON

Co-Founder

DANIELLE CASTON STRAZZINI

Co-Founder

JENNIFER CRAGIN

Search Consultant

LUISA ERRICHETTI

Search Consultant

SARAH FESSLER

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AMANDA FREEDMAN

Search Consultant

JESSICA HERSCH

Search Consultant

MARISA MARXEN

Search Consultant

HERSHNA PATEL

Search Consultant

ANA BEATRIZ SANI

Search Consultant

COLLEEN SULLIVAN

Search Consultant

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ALISON BELLINO JOHNSTON

Co-Founder

Alison co-founded BellCast Partners in 2010. Previously, Alison was a Managing Director alongside Danielle at CPI where she was responsible for Analyst to Partner level recruitment for Private Equity firms, Hedge Funds and Real Estate Private Equity funds. She began her career in Human Resources with Merrill Lynch’s Investment Banking Group in New York focused primarily on Analyst Recruiting. She later managed Associate Recruiting for Deutsche Bank’s Investment Banking Group while living in London. Alison graduated from Villanova University with a B.A in Political Science. She is involved with numerous philanthropic organizations and is especially passionate about causes involving veterans.

Alison is a native New Yorker who currently splits time between Manhattan and Manchester, VT. When not entertaining friends and family in her apartment in Tribeca, Alison loves to spend time outdoors with her husband and three active sons. Alison has visited almost every major city in the world and never tires of meeting new people and learning about new cultures. Alison is an enthusiastic college basketball fan and has consistently won the BellCast March Madness pool by always picking her alma mater for the win!


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DANIELLE CASTON STRAZZINI

Co-Founder

Danielle co-founded BellCast Partners in 2010. Previously, she was a Managing Director alongside Alison at CPI where she was responsible for Analyst to Partner level recruitment for Private Equity firms, Hedge Funds and Real Estate Private Equity funds. Danielle began her career at Nomura Securities in New York underwriting hotel and senior housing properties for commercial mortgage backed securitizations. Danielle graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Government and Studio Art. Personally and through BellCast, she supports a wide array of charitable organizations.

Originally from New Jersey, Danielle currently resides in Rye, NY with her husband, three sons and three Labrador Retrievers. In her free time, she can be found cheering too loudly from the sidelines of her boys’ myriad sporting events, playing tennis or taking her pack of dogs for a walk.

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JENNIFER CRAGIN

Search Consultant

Jennifer joined BellCast Partners as a search consultant and to lead Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives at the firm. She previously spent sixteen years in the Capital Markets group at Lazard. Jennifer’s team specialized in structuring and negotiating private Convertible and High Yield securities transactions between corporate clients and investors. She graduated from Lehigh University with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor is Sociology.

Jennifer currently lives in Rye with her husband and two children. A native of Southern California, she loves to get back to see family and friends whenever possible.

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LUISA ERRICHETTI

Search Consultant

Luisa joined BellCast Partners from J.P. Morgan Private Bank’s Philanthropy Centre, an advisory group that provides clients with insights and services to meet their philanthropic goals. Prior to that, she was an Investment Analyst in the Private Bank’s Financial Sponsors Group. Luisa graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. in Latin American Studies and Spanish.

A native of Connecticut, Luisa now resides in Brooklyn with her husband. Outside of work, she is an avid tennis player and enjoys staying active, exploring different areas of the city and spending time with friends and family.


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SARAH FESSLER

Search Consultant

Sarah started her career as an investment banker in the Financial Sponsors Group at Jefferies & Company Inc., where she helped manage the firm’s private equity transaction efforts. Sarah graduated magna cum laude from New York University’s Gallatin School with an Individualized B.A. in Economics and Sociology. She is an active supporter of Boston CASA.

Originally from Boston, Sarah now resides in Tribeca with her husband and two children. Outside of work, you are most likely to find her at a favorite neighborhood restaurant or spending time with her family in Cape Cod.


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AMANDA FREEDMAN

Search Consultant

Amanda started her career as an investment banking Analyst at Moelis & Company. Following Moelis, Amanda worked in private equity at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company and in public equity at Merchants’ Gate Capital. Amanda graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business with a Bachelor in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance. She is an active supporter of the Citizen Schools New York Chapter.

A native of Michigan, Amanda now resides in Manhattan with her husband and daughter. Outside of work, she enjoys watching University of Michigan sports (Go Blue!), trying new fitness classes, and spending time with family and friends.


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JESSICA HERSCH

Search Consultant

Jessica has over a decade of experience partnering with Private Equity clients on searches across levels. Prior to joining BellCast, Jessica was a recruiter at Glocap Search where she focused on Private Equity, Real Estate and Venture Capital opportunities. Before Glocap, she worked at Citigroup in the Global Structured Credit Products and Subprime Portfolio groups. Jessica graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in International History.

A native New Yorker, Jessica now resides in Manhattan. She enjoys playing tennis, traveling, solving the latest NYTimes crossword and hosting gatherings for family and friends.


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MARISA MARXEN

Search Consultant

Marisa started her career in management consulting at Oliver Wyman and spent several years working in brand management for consumer packaged goods companies including Nestlé USA and Dannon. Marisa holds a B.A. with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

A native of Santa Monica, California, Marisa recently relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two daughters. In her free time, you will find her at an Italian restaurant or trying out new dessert recipes and cake decorating techniques.

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HERSHNA PATEL

Search Consultant

Hershna started her career as a professional services recruiter with Aerotek specializing in the healthcare and accounting sectors. She is primarily focused on BellCast’s Associate recruiting practice. Hershna graduated cum laude from Rutgers Business School with a B.S. in Marketing.

As a native of New Jersey, Hershna can be found riding her bike along Pier A Park in Hoboken. She also enjoys cooking and watercolor painting in her free time.

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ANA BEATRIZ SANI

Search Consultant

Previously, Ana was a Recruiter at SG Partners where she executed searches for a wide range of private equity funds, hedge funds and investment banks. Prior to joining SG Partners, Ana was an investment banker in the Financial Institutions Group at Citigroup. Ana received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Williams College, where she also captained the women’s varsity soccer team. She serves on the Board of Directors for The Ali Forney Center.

A native Brazilian and current Manhattan resident, Ana enjoys trying new restaurants and exploring the outer boroughs. She is an avid traveler and FC Barcelona supporter.


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COLLEEN SULLIVAN

Search Consultant

Previously, Colleen worked in real estate private equity at Northwood Investors. Prior to Northwood, she was an investment banking analyst in the Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Colleen graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Finance and International Business, and a minor in Economics. She is a member of the NextGen Board for the Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter, a founding Board Member of Hark Society, and an active volunteer for New York Cares.

Originally from New Jersey, Colleen now resides in Manhattan. She enjoys traveling and is an avid hiker, having visited over 15 national parks across North America.

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