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Andrea is the best recruiter ever! She has quite literally made all of my life dreams come true. First, she found me a job in my dream location. Then she found me a remote job that I couldn't have even dream of. I believe Andrea's success lies in her strong network, personal connection, and willingness to think outside of the box. If I were to look for a new job, Andrea is the first and only person I would contact without hesitation!

Kimberly , Legal Associate, Multi-Billion-Dollar Asset Manager

Working with Andrea was nothing short of amazing.  She has a unique ability to inspire confidence and project calm in what can be a very uncertain period in one’s career.  Knowing that Andrea was there each step of the way with my best interests at heart was vital, and her honesty, enthusiasm and friendship made my experience working with the Cardea Group incredibly positive.  Not only is she a wonderful recruiter, she’s an even better person.  I cannot recommend Andrea and the Cardea Group highly enough!    

Bryan, VP, Legal and Compliance, $6B Private Equity Fund

Working with Andrea was such a wonderful experience. She is patient, kind and extremely knowledgeable. She has a genuine belief in her clients and their ability to succeed in achieving their career goals. Whether it’s making time for her clients no matter how busy she is, being transparent in the job search process, or finding positions that are the right fit for her clients, Andrea always goes the extra mile. Her passion for helping others achieve their career goals is beyond evident and truly inspiring.

Alysha, Legal and Compliance Professional, Multi-Billion-Dollar Private Equity Firm

I have worked with Andrea Colabella at The Cardea Group for a number of years both from an employer and a candidate perspective. She is my go to recruiter for all legal placements. Andrea has her finger on the pulse of hiring market conditions and is very knowledgeable about compensation benchmarking for various positions. As a candidate, she was caring, thoughtful and thought provoking. I felt that she had my best interest in mind and was my advocate with my future employer. I highly recommend Andrea and The Cardea Group!

Jennifer, Director, Human Resources, Private Equity

“We have used the Cardea Group several times (successfully!) over the past few years, and each time we have been enormously impressed with the breadth of their industry knowledge, the quality of their candidates and their level of professionalism in shepherding us through the process.  They did a superb job of understanding us, and exactly what we are looking for, and each one of their candidate has been right on point and a serious contender.  They are the best in their field.”

Justin, General Counsel, $3B Asset Manager

"Our organization, as a general rule, tries to recruit in-house and shies away from using agencies for our recruitment efforts.  Cardea Group is the exception to this rule!  They have a special knack for understanding the needs and culture of their client organizations and identifying candidates that uniquely fit each role.  They operate as true partners, never pushing or overwhelming us with candidates that are not a fit, but instead carefully selecting candidates that always seem to be a slam dunk for the role.  Overall, and with absolute enthusiasm for this statement, they are a pleasure to work with!"

Gwyn, Human Resources Manager, $20B Investment Advisor

"It has been my distinct pleasure to work in partnership with the Cardea group for the past 11 years to fulfill all of our hiring needs. They are our go-to recruiters!  Their vetting process is second to none.  The candidate selection for our positions has been so on target that I have affectionately coined them “one and done”!  

Andrea and Steve are the epitome of professionalism and have always gone above and beyond to meet our demands in a timely manner.  I whole-heartedly recommend them!"

Ellen, Head of Administration, Asset Manager

“I have worked with the Cardea Group on several search assignments including, operations, accounting, investor relations, legal and compliance positions. Without fail, each of the candidates has been of the highest caliber. I have never met with a candidate through Cardea that wasn't on target with our needs. The service, prompt attention, consistent follow up and quality of candidates we received from Cardea speaks well of their recruiting and screening process. I trust them and have complete peace of mind knowing that the Cardea Group is on my team."

Laurie, General Partner & CAO, $2B Hedge Fund

Andrea is a highly thoughtful and kind recruiter who provides the utmost support throughout the process of finding a new workplace. She's an absolute pleasure to work with and I have and would recommend her to anyone considering their next career move. It is clear from the opportunities she presents that she puts a lot of careful consideration into her research on behalf of her clients, and just as importantly, that she maintains a close working relationship with excellent firms. Andrea rises far above the rest in her field!

Kevin, Compliance Associate, Leading Global Private Equity Firm

I’ve been working with Annie (Andrea) and Steve for years and trust them implicitly. They build an incredible rapport with their clients and candidates making the process as seamless as possible. They are honest, straightforward and always have my firm’s best interest in mind. I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Rob, Vice President, Recruiting, $6B Asset Manager

Working with Andrea was a wonderful experience. She is honest, professional, and genuinely has her clients’ best interests at heart. Not only did she help me find the perfect job, but she gave me guidance and support throughout the entire process. Andrea ensures that you are prepared for all interviews and provides you with valuable feedback and advise; she made the entire process stress-free. I highly recommend Andrea to anyone looking for a new job!

Jessica, Senior Fund Accountant, $3 Billion Long Short Hedge Fund

Working with Andrea was an absolute pleasure. She is by far the best recruiter I've ever come into contact with. She genuinely cares for the people she is trying to help, which ultimately makes all the difference. She was there for me throughout the entire interview process: advice, preparation, and execution. Because of her, I was able to interview with the knowledge and confidence necessary to land my first job in the investment industry. If you're looking for a new position in an industry that you love, Andrea is the person to talk to.

Dan, Investment Associate, Investment Consulting Firm

"Since I was referred to her three years ago, Andrea has been a pleasure to work with.  She did an excellent job with interview preparation and it was with her guidance that I landed my first role at a Private Equity fund.  She is very respectful, honest and gives constructive feedback.  In my experience with her, Andrea genuinely cares that the job opportunities she presents are in line with my desired career path and has set realistic expectations.  I will always keep in touch."

Rachel, Senior Fund Accounting Analyst, $250M Private Equity Firm

“I have had the privilege of working with Andrea for several years – she is bright, personable, responsive and extremely hard working.   Best of all, her recruiting efforts consistently lead to successful and long-lasting hires.  Without question, there is no better choice out there.”

Asher, Chief Compliance Officer, $6B Hedge Fund

“My job search experience with Andrea and Steve was unmatched on many different levels. Cardea is not your typical recruitment firm that places candidates in roles without care or thought of whether the opportunity is the right fit or in the best interest of the candidate. Both Andrea and Steve were sincere and helpful guides throughout the process, with the upmost care about my preferences. My feedback was always valued and I was never pressured to take an interview, even on the verge of potential offers. In addition, the positions presented to me by Cardea were among the best opportunities available and tailored to my preferences. Our relationship has turned into a lasting friendship, and for that, I am grateful.”

Brendan, Compliance Analyst, $9B Hedge Fund

“Working with [a Cardea Group recruiter] was a breath of fresh air. They have the qualities you always want and rarely find in a recruiter - honesty, perspective, and a genuine desire to place you in a job that you want as opposed to one that needs to be filled. I recommend anyone in the market to get in touch with [the Cardea Group] and discover what a job search is supposed to be”

Edward, Compliance Associate, $35B Global Private Equity Firm

“Andrea is one of the savviest and most plugged-in executive recruiters around. She has a specialty in financial services and has her finger on the pulse of the industry. She is not only a great point of contact for exploring career options but she offers great advice and perspective on trends and where the best opportunities are right now.”

James , Founder, Start-up Hedge Fund

“I worked with Andrea while I was searching for a job. She was wonderful and completely different than any head hunter I've dealt with in the past. She is attentive, personable, and clearly an expert in her field. I would happily work with Andrea again and would certainly recommend her to others.”

Elizabeth, Legal Counsel, $5B Hedge Fund and Private Equity Firm

“Annie has done amazing things for me. I reached out to Annie in 2010 because a good friend of mine recommended her. I emailed her, sent her my resume, and without saying anything she took her very important time to totally revamp my resume in order to help me obtain a job. She used her creativity and knowledge of the industry to make me stand out. Because of this, I was able to obtain a job at a top-notch firm. I am currently trying to use her services again. She provides such a great level of service that is so hard to find at head hunting firms. I admire her level of professionalism and hope to be at that high of a level someday.”

Bryan, Personal Banker, Commercial and Investment Bank

“[Cardea Group] is wonderful to work with. They are extremely personable, hardworking and detailed. [My Cardea recruiter] is a very clear and positive thinker. If you need to partner with a staffing professional, [Cardea] is the go-to!”

Laurie, President and Senior Recruiter, Staffing and Recruitment Services Firm

“[Cardea Group] helped find and place me at my current position in financial services. From the beginning, [they were] extremely professional, supportive and helpful. [They] really went above and beyond to ensure the best outcome both for me and for the company at which I now work. I found [them] to be unlike the other recruiters who reached out to me for a few key reasons; [they are] genuine, thorough, and show a consistent interest in candidates, companies and how they fit together. [They are] strong and reliable communicators, which I believe is central to being an effective and trusted recruiter. I am grateful to have worked with [the Cardea Grop] and would highly recommend [them] to both individuals and companies looking for a recruiter!”

Madeline, Analyst Fund Administrator, $20B Assets UnderAdministration

“Within three months of connecting with [the Cardea Group], I found a great new job that I look forward to each morning. From the beginning, [their] genuineness made me comfortable and focused. [They] helped me clarify what I wanted and needed from a new position, and, as a result, delivered quality job opportunities. [Their] valuable feedback and positive energy kept me confident and optimistic from start to finish. All in all, [they] made an, otherwise, daunting job search enjoyable.”

Emily, Executive Assistant, $1B Fund of Hedge Funds

“Andrea is versed in what firms need in their employees, and what skills potential employees can bring to these companies. Importantly, she has well-documented and well-articulated advice for job seekers, helping them to best present themselves throughout the entire job search and interview process.”

Dara, Investor Relations, $20B Hedge Fund

“Annie is an enthusiastic, professional, and loyal person who brings these traits to her work. While I haven't worked with Annie specifically for my own employment needs, she is a trusted person to whom I frequently refer colleagues and friends who are in search of new opportunities. I know that Annie will treat my referrals with the utmost respect and will work to match them with the best positions for their skillsets and interests. Annie has also referred clients to me for employment at my firm, and she always sends great candidates with glowing resumes. It is without hesitation that I recommend Annie's work and personal character.”

Meredith, Investment Risk Officer, Investment Bank

“I worked with Andrea when I was looking for a job and she was exceptional. A breath of fresh air in the recruiting world. Andrea is smart and thorough with exemplary communication skills. You could tell she had great relationships with her clients. She would only match someone for a job if they were a good fit and she was able to prepare me really well for interviews. I can't say enough good things!”

Joslyn, Structured Finance, $4B Real Estate Investment Trust

“Working with Andrea has truly been a pleasure. A personalized and tailored approach for her clients, she always listens to your desired career goals and adjusts her search to fit your needs. Even though I did not source my final opportunity from her, she was immensely helpful while I was on my search. She was methodical, organized and constantly follows up with me on my career progress. Definitely a gem in the recruiting world!”

Jawwad, Structured Finance Professional,, Investment Bank

“Andrea is extremely professional, more than competent, and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her.”

Kurt, Founding Partner and COO,, Start-Up Hedge Fund

“Andrea is very professional and provides a high level of service when it comes to changing employers. Soon after we connected I not only interviewed but got a new job, where I’m very happy, with a minimal amount of hassle. I enjoyed the fact that she's direct, cuts through the BS and doesn't waste time. I'm sure we'll work again in the future.”

Anton, Trade Support Analyst, $60BTraditional Asset Manager

“I have the privileged to work with Andrea for the past few years on Operation roles in financial institutions and this recommendation is long overdue! I wanted to share how great and amazing a recruiter and mentor she really is! I have worked with tons of recruiter but in terms of being professional, understanding and strong work ethics Andrea simply is one of the best! She provides a lot of guidance and support in helping candidates make sound career choices and assist companies in recruiting top talented individuals. Andrea is also one of the most hard working and passionate individuals I know. I wish there were more recruiters like her! Thanks Andrea for everything and I look forward to our continued partnership within the financial industry!”

Michelle, Investment Operations, Investment Management Division of an Insurance Company

“Andrea has placed me in two roles over the past five years. She has a very good understanding of the type of candidate a company is looking for and she works diligently with her candidates. She is with you from start to finish, always making herself available throughout the interview process. I highly recommend Andrea and her colleagues at Cardea Group.”

Amy, Executive Assistant, $1B Family Office

“I’ve worked with Andrea both to find a new job and to fill a position with my firm.  Both were great overall experiences.  Cardea has a strong network and true confidentiality - the two “must haves” of this business.  In addition, Andrea is a pleasure to work with and refreshingly honest.  She’s always my first call when we need to fill a role at our firm or when a friend needs a recruiter referral.”

Benjamin, Investment Due Diligence, $2B Fund of Hedge Funds

“Andrea is fantastic at what she does and such a pleasure to work with!!! I have never met a recruiter I actually TRUSTED - until I met Andrea, that is. She gave me solid, honest advice even when she had nothing to gain from it. I highly recommend her to anyone.”

Natalia , Fund Controller, Real Estate Investment Trust

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