We grew up in business on opposite sides of the proverbial track. Alison began her career in 1992, after graduating from Villanova University, when she joined Merrill Lynch's Human Resources recruiting team in New York. She later continued her career at Deutsche Bank in London. Over the years Alison met thousands of young financial professionals in her role managing investment banking Analyst and Associate programs. In 2001, she decided to take an entrepreneurial risk with a move to a search firm called CPI.
Danielle graduated from Dartmouth College in 1994 and joined Nomura Securities as an Analyst. She was one of the first employees of their newly formed Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities group. Danielle later moved to the West Coast to help Nomura launch an entertainment finance practice. In 1999, she left the financial world to join a consumer focused start-up. When Danielle was looking for a way to combine her finance and start-up experience in 2003, Alison recruited her to CPI.
Fast forward seven years and hundreds of private equity searches later... BellCast was born! Our firm name, a combination of our maiden names, symbolizes equality and true partnership. Our respective networks, personalities and backgrounds are uniquely complimentary and make us a formidable team.
Alison and Danielle work on every search together. Clients get the attention, knowledge and focus of two seasoned professionals with extensive relationships that span the last ~20 years. Candidates get the respect and consideration that is often lacking in our industry. Our philosophy has always been to 'pay it forward' and we appreciate that each candidate has the potential to be a future client.
We look forward to working with you.