Linda Petrone is the Founding Partner of Sage Search Advisors. Prior to launching Sage Search, she developed her career on Wall Street, working in a variety of capacities for investment banks and a hedge fund. More recently, she has worked closely with executive search firm HQ Partners, helping to build and develop their hedge fund search practice. HQ and Sage continues to work collaboratively on joint mandates.
Linda’s career includes fourteen years at Goldman Sachs as a Managing Director in the Equity Derivatives Group. During her tenure at GS, her responsibilities included trading stock options, selling derivatives to a wide variety of institutional clients and managing the derivative sales team for North America. In addition, she built and led a derivative strategy team that leveraged equity research to generate and publish trading ideas for the institutional client base.
In 2004, Linda joined UBS as a Managing Director, co-managing the Prime Brokerage Sales effort within the Prime Services Group. There she cultivated relationships, initiated new business and led the accounts of several of the firm’s most important hedge fund clients.
After her departure from UBS in 2008, she joined SAC Capital as a Derivative Strategist to work with the Long/Short Portfolio Managers. She identified opportunities in the options markets and executed trades on behalf of the various portfolios. She departed from SAC in June 2012 to launch her career as an executive recruiter
Now at Sage Search Advisors, Linda brings deep industry knowledge and experience as a line producer, hiring manager, business builder and investment professional to the search process. She is uniquely qualified to partner with clients to help identify, assess and recruit top talent.
Linda graduated with an MBA in finance from Columbia University and as Phi Beta Kappa, with a BA in Economics from Emory University. She serves on the Board of Trustees at King, a school located in Stamford, CT. She resides in Greenwich, CT with her husband and two children.