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.