About

Elm Talent is a highly analytical, recruiting agency specializing in placements for elite finance, tech, and start-up companies.

At Elm Talent, we believe that it takes excellence to identify excellence. Our founders have assembled a team of intelligent, analytical recruiters who are experts in our custom, data driven recruiting process. The result is years of success and hundreds of placements.

Leadership

  • David Fischer

    Founder & CEO

    A graduate of Yale with a degree in Computer Science, David has an extensive background in tech start-ups and professional services. In addition to his experience running projects and managing development teams for a wide variety of clients, he also has over fifteen years of experience as a technology entrepreneur, having built, overseen, and sold two internet start-ups. He is an active member of both the New York and New Haven technology and entrepreneurial communities.

  • Stephen Robinson, PhD

    Founder & CTO

    Stephen has spent over 15 years building and leading software development teams. He is a prolific inventor and innovator and has hands-on knowledge of every aspect of building software. A native of England, Stephen holds a B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Durham University (U.K.) and spent two years as a post-doctoral research fellow at Yale University. Stephen is an experienced tech recruiter with deep knowledge of hiring needs for start-ups and hedge funds, including requirements analysis, technology selection, security, and scalability.

  • Eric Friedman

    Director

    Eric oversees and directs Elm Talent's daily operations. Before coming to Elm Talent in the summer of 2015, Eric managed and directed the entire suite of early-career opportunities at Bridgewater Associates, where he was responsible for over 100+ hires per year. He possesses an invaluable and informed perspective on the talent needs of world-class financial firms, and oversees Elm Talent’s NYC base of operations. Eric graduated cum laude from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

  • Drew Froelich

    Director

    A graduate of The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business (MBA), Drew brings a wealth of hands-on experience in the front office as a former derivative trader and salesman. In addition to his 10 years on Wall Street, he has spent more than 10 years attracting and placing over a dozen C-level professionals in a variety of roles with preeminent financial institutions.

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