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

The BellCast experience is high touch, creative, 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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PRIVATE EQUITY
GROWTH EQUITY & VENTURE CAPITAL
GROWTH EQUITY &
VENTURE CAPITAL
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FAMILY OFFICE
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REAL ESTATE
INVESTOR RELATIONS & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
INVESTOR RELATIONS &
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ALISON BELLINO JOHNSTON

Co-Founder

DANIELLE CASTON STRAZZINI

Co-Founder

LUISA ERRICHETTI

Recruiter

SARAH FESSLER

Recruiter

AMANDA FREEDMAN

Recruiter

JESSICA HERSCH

Recruiter

MARISA MARXEN

Recruiter

ANA BEATRIZ SANI

Recruiter

COLLEEN SULLIVAN

Recruiter

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ALISON BELLINO JOHNSTON

Co-Founder

Alison co-founded BellCast Partners in 2010. She sat next to Danielle at CPI for the prior decade conducting private equity searches across all levels. Alison began her career at Merrill Lynch in New York managing the Investment Banking Analyst recruiting program and also spent a few years at Deutsche Bank in London working on international Analyst/Associate recruiting. She graduated from Villanova University with a B.A in Political Science. Alison is involved with numerous philanthropic organizations and is especially passionate about causes involving veterans.

As a native New Yorker, Alison loves talking to people of every stripe. Her apartment in TriBeCa is rarely quiet – in addition to her husband and 3 boys, it is always filled with friends cooking, eating and drinking. She has visited almost every major city in the world and never tires of meeting new people and learning about new cultures. Alison is a huge 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 conducting private equity searches across all levels. 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 lives in Rye, NY with her husband, three sons, two chocolate labs and a rotating assortment of fish and lizards. When not working she can usually be found watching her boys play a never-ending schedule of sports, coaching soccer, riding her Peloton, playing tennis or taking her dogs for a walk.


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LUISA ERRICHETTI

Recruiter

Luisa joined BellCast Partners in 2015. Previously, she worked with 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 J.P. Morgan 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, she now resides in Manhattan and can often be found reading in Washington Square Park or playing tennis on the West Side Highway. Luisa is also actively involved as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City.


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SARAH FESSLER

Recruiter

Sarah joined BellCast Partners in 2011. Previously, she worked as an investment banker in the Financial Sponsors Group at Jefferies & Company Inc. 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 CASA Boston and Kicked it In Heels.

A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Sarah now resides in TriBeCa with her husband and son. Outside of work, you are most likely to find her at a favorite neighborhood restaurant, working out at the local Bari Studio, or chasing her son around Rockefeller Park.


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AMANDA FREEDMAN

Recruiter

Amanda joined BellCast Partners in 2014. Previously, she was in investing roles in both the public and private markets, at Merchants’ Gate Capital and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company. Prior to that, she worked at Moelis & Company in New York as an investment banking analyst. 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 and sits on the Board of Advocates.

A native of Michigan, Amanda now resides in Manhattan. 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

Recruiter

Jessica joined BellCast Partners in 2013. Previously, she was an investment professional recruiter at Glocap Search. Prior to joining 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 cooking, traveling, solving the latest NYTimes crossword and spending time with family and friends.


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MARISA MARXEN

Recruiter

Marisa joined BellCast Partners in 2011. She started her career as a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting and spent several years in brand management roles for Dreyer’s, a division of Nestle USA, as well as Dannon. Marisa holds a B.A. with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She is a supporter of Student Sponsor Partners.

A native of Santa Monica, California, Marisa now resides in the Upper East Side with her husband and two daughters. Despite living on the East Coast for 10 years, she still hasn’t adjusted to the winters and bundles up in a floor length coat every time the weather drops below 50 degrees.


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ANA BEATRIZ SANI

Recruiter

Ana joined BellCast Partners in 2012. 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.

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

Recruiter

Colleen joined BellCast Partners in 2016. Previously, she worked in real estate private equity at Northwood Investors and investment banking 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 and a founding Board member of Hark Society.

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

PHILANTHROPY

At BellCast, we believe it is important to give back to our community and those less fortunate. Below are some of the organizations we believe in and support. If you are interested in getting involved, please don't hesitate to contact us!

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