Keith Mann is the Founder and CEO of Dynamics Search Partners (DSP) in New York City, which is dedicated to assisting hedge fund and private equity industries in the United States, Asia, and Europe with their hiring of top-talent investment, internal strategy, and marketing professionals along . DSP fills more than 200 client mandates every year and also helps with building new platforms and other services.
As CEO of the executive search firm, Keith Mann is responsible for the daily management and maintaining their track record of successfully pairing leading industry clients with talent of all levels and geographies.
Mann was previously a Managing Director at his Dynamics Executive Search, which later was formed into DSP, where he recruited for financial services firms worldwide after realizing that the rapidly-growing hedge fund industry was being under-served by the search community. Mann has worked in the executive search industry for more than 15 years and is known as an expert in hedge fund staffing, compensation, and hiring strategy.
On a personal level, Mann credits his morning exercise before work for helping him stay focused and work efficiently throughout the day. He always wanted to be his own boss and find a need that he could fill. He would not do anything differently if he were to start again. He feels blessed to work with wonderful and intelligent people with excellent ideas. Incorporating technology in everything they do has been a tremendous time saver for his team.
When asked what people have influenced his thinking, he says that Michael Bloomberg immediately comes to mind because he has accomplished so much in his life and leads by example.
As part of his philanthropy, the Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement is designed to give recognition to the coming generation of innovative business leaders. Applicants will submit a 1,000-word essay on the subject of how a college degree will be of assistance to them in the achievement of their professional goals. The winning low-income graduating senior at one of the Brooklyn-based Uncommon Schools’ high schools will receive a $5,000 scholarship that will be applied towards college tuition at a four-year college with the goal for him or her to go on to succeed professionally and use the degree.