Our Team

JSB Partners is an executive search firm founded in 1998 by Joseph S. Barr and Barry Taitz. Our founders are Certified Public Accountants who met in 1992 at what is now EisnerAmper. JSB has grown from that initial partnership to a firm with some 20 professionals with an average tenure of 10 years. Our focus is the world of hedge funds, private equity firms, fund of funds, and family offices – four places where sector experience, a sense of stability and trust, and deep-rooted connections mean everything.

Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds are ubiquitous today, but they were relatively new forms of investing 20 years ago. Our team at JSB Partners has a deep and long-lasting relationship with the alternative investment sector. We know how those firms work, the kind of people they look to hire, and where to find them. We know salaries and bonuses because of our knowledge base. We’ve placed countless CFOs in some of the most prestigious and successful Alternative Asset Management firms.

With every placement we make, the more we become experts on industry standards. We understand complex compensation packages and employment agreements as well as the latest compliance issues, operational requirements, tax & accounting mandates, and investor relations strategies. Our access to the alternative investment sector is unrivaled, which is why our clients continually turn to us for their executive searches and placements.

JSB Partners is not an all-purpose, cross-industry staffing agency. We’ve grown alongside the rarified world of alternative investment and asset management sectors. We’ve experienced the same bull and bear markets they have, and have come through those events with deeper relationships and a more meaningful understanding of the issues that face our clients.

Time and again, firms turn to JSB for their spot-on knowledge of the Alternative Asset Management field. No other executive search firm has such an extensive network in this highly specialized space.

Founders

Joseph Barr, CPA
Managing Partner

Joe founded JSB Partners in 1998 along with Barry Taitz. Prior to founding JSB Partners, Joe worked on the audit staff at what is now EisnerAmper. Joe is a graduate of University of Colorado, Boulder with a B.A. in Economics and received his CPA license from the State of New York.

jsb@jsbpartners.com

Barry Taitz, CPA
Managing Partner

Barry founded JSB Partners in 1998 with Joseph Barr. Barry had been an auditor at what is now EisnerAmper, an associate in the tax department of PricewaterhouseCoopers servicing the alternative asset management and mutual fund industries, as well as an associate in the tax department of Paine Webber (now UBS). Barry is a graduate of University at Albany, SUNY with a B.S. in Accounting and an M.S. in Taxation, and received his CPA license from the State of New York.

bt@jsbpartners.com

Senior Management

Eva Minsteris, CPA
Senior Managing Director of Accounting & Finance

Before joining JSB Partners in 1999, Eva was a senior auditor with Deloitte’s alternative asset management/investment companies practice. Eva graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Accounting, received her CPA from the State of New York and has been both on the board of directors and past president of the American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants for the past 15 years and is currently the Vice Chair of the Family Office Committee of the NYSSCPA. She is fluent in five languages.

em@jsbpartners.com

Elizabeth Fried, CPA
Managing Director of Accounting & Finance

Before joining JSB Partners in 2002, Liz was a senior auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the alternative investment management division. Liz graduated from Skidmore College with a B.S. in Business and a minor in Economics. She received her CPA from the State of New York.

ef@jsbpartners.com

Bradley Chalupa, CPA
Managing Director of Accounting & Finance

Brad worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York City auditing hedge funds and private equity clients prior to joining JSB in 2005. Brad graduated from Hofstra
University with a B.B.A. in Accounting and received his CPA license from the State of New York.

bc@jsbpartners.com

Howard Weisberger
Managing Director of Administrative Support & Temporary Services

Howard joined JSB in 2010 and before that was a partner at an executive search firm and worked as a general accounting manager at Ernst & Young. Howard graduated from Baruch College, CUNY with a B.S. in Accounting.

hw@jsbpartners.com

Phil Strassler, CPA
Managing Director of Family Office Services

Phil came to JSB in 2014 after serving as a tax director at the Selzer Group, a partner at Marcum & Kliegman, founder of SFO Advisor Select, founder of Strassler, LLC, and Professional Peer Connect, LLC. Phil graduated from New York University – Polytechnic School of Engineering with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Hofstra University with a B.B.A. in Accounting.

pstrassler@jsbpartners.com

Inna Landon
Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer

Inna joined JSB in 2000 as an intern and has steadily grown with the firm. She graduated from New York University, magna cum laude, with a B.S. in Marketing, and is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian.

id@jsbpartners.com

The Rest of Our Team

Alisha Randy
Vice President of Accounting & Finance

Alisha joined JSB in 2011 and previously worked at Deloitte auditing private equity and real estate clients as well as private accounting. Alisha graduated from Sacred Heart University with a B.S. in Accounting.

ar@jsbpartners.com

Allison Rosenberg
Vice President of Administrative Support

Allison joined JSB in 2013. She was previously a managing partner at an executive search firm in New York City. Allison graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a B.S. in Communications.

ali@jsbpartners.com

Daniel Silverberg
Vice President of Administrative Support & Temporary Services

Dan joined JSB in 2016 after a tenure as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a property accountant at Tishman Speyer, and a senior manager at a prominent executive search firm. Dan graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Small Business and from Saint John’s University with an M.S.A. (Accounting).

dan@jsbpartners.com

Eika Ng, CPA
Vice President of Accounting & Finance

Eika came to JSB in 2012 after working at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a tax senior associate for the real estate practice. Eika graduated from University of Maryland, College Park, with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance, received her CPA license from the Commonwealth of Virginia and is fluent in Chinese.

en@jsbpartners.com

Francesca Polemeni
Senior Associate of Accounting and Finance

Francesca joined JSB in 2017 and has worked in financial services for 7 years, first in public accounting at KPMG and CohnReznick, and then as an accounting/finance recruiter at an executive search firm. Francesca graduated from SUNY Albany in 2009 with a B.S in Accounting.

fp@jsbpartners.com

Jenna Hirsch
Vice President of Accounting and Finance

Jenna joined JSB in 2017 and has worked in the financial services industry for 7 years, first as a front office professional at Barclays Wealth and Neuberger Berman, and then as an Executive Recruiter at The Atlantic Group. Jenna graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2008 with a B.S. in Economics and Communications.

jh@jsbpartners.com

Ryan Duran
Director of Accounting & Finance

Ryan joined JSB in 2009 after working at UBS Financial Services and a large executive search firm. Ryan graduated from the University of Hartford with a B.S. in Psychology.

rd@jsbpartners.com

Steven Goldberg
Senior Associate in Accounting & Finance

Steven joined JSB in 2015 after serving as an experienced associate auditing alternative asset management clients at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Steven graduated from Queens College with a B.S. in Accounting and is fluent in Hebrew.

sg@jsbpartners.com

Marisa Spiegel
Director of Administration

Marisa joined JSB in 2007 after graduating from the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in Psychology.

ma@jsbpartners.com

Lauren Neag
Director of Research

Before joining JSB in 2010, Lauren worked as an environmental science and policy assistant at CalEPA. Lauren graduated from the University of California, Riverside, with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and Environmental Science and from New York University with an M.A. in Environmental Education.

ln@jsbpartners.com

Mehrin Ali
Manager of Administration

Mehrin joined JSB in 2010 as an intern while attending Hunter College, where she graduated with a B.S. in Accounting. She is fluent in Bengali.

me@jsbpartners.com

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