STRATEGIC PARTNER

Sierra Alta Partners an Executive Search Firm that focuses on advising top tier financial and legal services firms with their hiring mandates has partnered with JVN Global Inc to form a joint venture to offer their clients the full spectrum of executive search expertise across the client’s entire organization.

Our competitive advantage comes from over 50 years of combined executive search experience between both firms. The synergies between Brendan Burnett and Jack V. Nasi who have known and worked with each other for over 20 years has created a mindful, strategic approach to each client’s particular needs. We are focused on our clients’ growth over the long term. With emotional intelligence, diverse thinking and attentive listening we are able to deliver the individual that can help take your company to the next level.

Brendan Burnett

CEO – SIERRA  ALTA PARTNERS

Brendan has 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. Following 10 years of experience in two major Wall Street firms, she joined the boutique executive search firm Sullivan and Company in 1990 as the first partner in this start-up. Sullivan and Company merged through the IPO of  Heidrick and Struggles in 1999, and Brendan joined Heidrick as Senior Managing Director.

At Heidrick, Brendan led multiple key account relationships and played a major role in developing new client relationships, problem solving for key accounts and providing a link to the financial services practice. She also ran the law firm practice. She was recruited to CTPartners in 2005 as a Founding Partner, Vice Chairman and Executive Committee member. In addition to building one of the first and most successful Diversity & Inclusion practices, Brendan also developed and led large teams covering multiple global key accounts including financial services and law firms, American Express, Ameriprise Financial, Bank of America, Fortress Investments, GE, Moody’s, multiple regulators and global stock exchanges, THLee Partners, US Trust, Wells Fargo, among others. She led efforts to open global offices in Mainland China, London, Paris, Sydney and other international locations. Law firm clients include Morgan Lewis Bockius and McDermitt Will & Emery.  Brendan has worked with a number of multinational firms to recruit their General Counsels, risk, compliance and corporate governance teams.

Brendan has an undergraduate degree in Economics. She also graduated from the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton with a joint JD/MBA. She serves on several boards including Jubilee Jobs, an organization that trains the unemployed, underemployed and unemployable felons to join the workforce. She is an advisory board member to High Performance Counsel.