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Our Story

Andesite Partners, the pinnacle of alternative investment search excellence. With a deep understanding of the landscape and an unwavering commitment to exceptional service, we are poised to revolutionise the way talent is sourced, assessed, and placed within the industry.


At Andesite Partners, we recognise that success of any investment firm hinges on the caliber of individuals who drive it. With this in mind, we have been founded by Jose Retamal who brings a wealth of experience in both private equity and executive search. Our unparalleled industry knowledge allows us to identify and attract the most accomplished professionals, ensuring that our clients gain access to the top-tier talent that fuels their growth and success.

What sets us apart is our unwavering dedication to personalised service and building long-lasting relationships. We take the time to understand the unique needs and objectives of our clients, enabling us to craft tailored search strategies that align with their vision, culture, and team. Our meticulous approach to candidate selection ensures that only the most exceptional individuals, equipped with the requisite skills and experience, are presented as potential matches.


Our Team

Our Managing Director, Jose Retamal, has focused his entire career in placing and representing the very elite of investment professionals and portfolio talent across Europe and North America.


Having been hired to launch Private Equity and Alternative Investments practices for three separate firms, Jose has unparrelled insights, connections and network within the industry. 

After eight years of specialisation, Jose founded Andesite Partners to redefine human capital management, search and selection across the industry. 

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We strive to maintain the highest standards of integrity

Confidentiality, discretion, and professionalism are the cornerstones of our practice. We understand the sensitive nature of investment professionals recruitment and safeguard the privacy of our clients and candidates throughout the entire process. Trust is paramount, and we strive to maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethics in all our interactions.

We invite alternative investment firms and talented professionals alike to experience the unparalleled service and transformative results that Andesite Partners brings to the industry. Partner with us as we navigate the intricacies of the complex landscape, forging connections that drive growth, propel careers, and shape the future of the industry.

Welcome to Andesite Partners, where exceptional talent and opportunity converge for unrivaled success in the world of alternative investments.

Our Core Values

We practice what we preach


We place a strong emphasis on ethical conduct, transparency, and honesty throughout the search process. Maintain integrity in your interactions with candidates, ensuring fairness, and treating everyone with respect.


We embrace change and agility in human capital search to keep up with evolving business needs and market dynamics. Be open to innovative approaches, technologies, and strategies that can enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of your recruitment process.


We are true specialists in our field, dedicated to understanding the unique demands and intricacies of the industry we serve. By focusing on Private Equity, we have developed a deep knowledge and expertise that allows us to provide exceptional human capital services tailored to the needs of our clients.


We are agile in today's fast-paced and ever-evolving Private Equity landscape, change is constant. Being agile allows us to quickly adapt to market shifts, emerging technologies, and competitive dynamics. It enables us to respond effectively to new opportunities and challenges, staying ahead of the curve.


We seek talent who can adapt to changing circumstances, embrace challenges, and demonstrate resilience. In a rapidly evolving business environment, having employees who can navigate uncertainties and learn from setbacks is invaluable.

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