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Deborah Markus

Deborah Markus is a founding partner of Columbus Advisors, a boutique retained asset management recruitment firm. Ms. Markus has over a decade of experience in the financial services and executive recruitment industries. Ms. Markus began her search career at Russell Reynolds Associates. As a key member of the Global Financial Services Team, Ms. Markus focused on senior recruitments across both alternative and traditional investments. Leveraging her tenure in asset management, Ms. Markus worked closely with clients to strengthen and expand their investment practices and distribution capabilities. Clients included global asset management organizations, multibillion dollar alternatives firms, and small growing boutiques. Prior to launching Columbus Advisors, Ms. Markus was a founding member of a boutique retained financial services recruitment firm where she was responsible for building the asset management practice.

Ms. Markus spent over seven years with JPMorgan Asset Management in a number of marketing and sales roles and was responsible for generating and maintaining client business across all asset classes. Ms. Markus was actively involved in launching, positioning, and marketing the firms traditional and hedge fund investments to leading institutional accounts. Ms. Markus began her career on the Consumer M&A team at NationsBanc Montgomery Securities in San Francisco. She holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University with concentrations in finance and marketing and a B.A. in political science, cum laude, from Binghamton University.


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