Vanessa Bailey is a Senior Advisor to David Barrett Partners and has over twenty-five years of private equity recruitment experience at senior levels. Since 1999 she has been running Cressida Partners, a boutique search firm focused exclusively on recruiting deal professionals for an array of top tier private equity firms and family offices. Based primarily in New York, she maintains a portfolio of long-standing clients for whom she is both recruiter and advisor. Vanessa has completed searches for investment professionals at the vice president, principal and partner levels in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Vanessa began her career at Russell Reynolds Associates where she worked in New York, London and Tokyo. A British national, she graduated from Oriel College, Oxford University with an M.A. (Honors) in Modern Languages.