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Jessica Malzman

jessica malzman

  • Office: Whitney Partners - New York
  • Location: New York (NY), United States
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  • Fields: Capital Markets Corporate Finance Real Estate


Jessica Malzman joined Whitney Partners in 2009 to expand the firm's research and execution capabilities. Her areas of concentration within the financial services sector are Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, and Real Estate.

Prior to joining Whitney, Ms. Malzman was in the Equity Research Sales department at Morgan Stanley as part of a team covering institutional clients. Previously, Jessica was a Sales Associate for the southeast regional sales team at Thomson Financial.

Ms. Malzman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in Human Development and is a graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall.

Client Service Areas:
Capital Markets Corporate Finance Real Estate

John Wright

john wright

  • Office: Whitney Partners - New York
  • Location: New York (NY), United States
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  • Fields: Financial Services


John Wright is a Senior Managing Director and Partner of Whitney Partners. Mr. Wright is a financial services generalist with a focus on investors and capital markets. Mr. Wright is one of the most highly recognized executive search consultants serving the financial services sector. He has an exceptional track record of building businesses and has made many transformational placements across all segments of financial services including hedge funds, asset managers, insurance firms, sovereign wealth funds, wealth managers, banks and brokers. Mr. Wright was previously the founder of two financial services search firms, Executive Access, an Asia-Pacific regional practice, and Global Sage, the first search firm from Asia to become truly global. Both firms were sold to Asian interests.

Mr. Wright and the firms he founded have consistently been ranked No. 1 in the industry internationally by AsiaMoney, The Economist and The Times of London. Prior to joining search, Mr. Wright was Editor of The Wall Street Journal in Asia. John has served on various boards of higher and secondary education institutions as well as hedge funds and private corporations.

John holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Lewis & Clark College. Mr. Wright speaks German, Chinese, Hindi (Nepali) and Japanese.

Client Service Areas:
Capital Markets

Michael D. Zinn

michael zinn

  • Office: Whitney Partners - New York
  • Location: New York (NY), United States
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  • Fields: Business & Professional Services , Consumer Goods, Energy, Utilities & Mining, Financial Services, Healthcare , Industrial & Automotive, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals, Technology, Telecommunication & Media


Michael D. Zinn is a Senior Managing Director at Whitney Partners in the Private Equity & Corporate Coverage practice. Mr. Zinn focuses on managing our senior leadership executive searches for public, private equity, and our investment management clients’ portfolio companies.

With more than twenty years of search experience, Mr. Zinn brings an extensive track record in the selection of talent. Mr. Zinn has led searches with clients in the Corporate, Alternative Investments, Investment Banking, and Public Sectors. He has completed searches for all levels of C-management and has successfully built teams in general management, marketing & sales, finance, information technology, human resources, and operations including manufacturing and distribution / logistics. He has extensive experience identifying and recruiting senior executives and their leadership teams who are shaping, building and monetizing their companies

Prior to joining Whitney, Mr. Zinn was head of his own firm, Michael D. Zinn & Associates, Inc. The firm was recognized in the book “Rites of Passage,” by John Lucht in which it was awarded the designation of “Outstanding Executive Search Firm.”

Previously, Mr. Zinn conducted executive-level searches in the Corporate, Investment Banking and Technology sectors at Richards Consultants Ltd. and at Korn/Ferry International.

Mr. Zinn holds a Masters of Business Administration from St. John’s University and a Bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College

Client Service Areas:
Private Equity 
Corporate Coverage

Contact Whitney Partners

Whitney is one of the most recognised and respected names in the executive search industry serving financial services firms. We were voted the #1 global financial services executive search firm by the Economist Intelligence Unit survey of over 2,500 financial services professionals. 

We focus on core clients, offering dedicated specialist coverage with the ability to leverage geographically diverse relationships. We maintain sophisticated proprietary database across all sectors of financial services and corporate coverage. 

Our consultants have successful and relevant industry experience – this allows for in-depth understanding of our clients’ needs, credibility in the marketplace and the ability to comprehensively assess candidate capabilities. We have constructed team lift-outs and mergers and acquisitions as part of providing solutions for client objectives.

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