The Team


Prior to founding Nace Partners, Chris started his career at a boutique firm where he built and led the firm's Software and Mobile engineering search verticals. He has a BA in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross and lives in TriBeCa with his growing family.

Chris Nace


Chris has 7 years of technology focused search experience across major markets in the US. Prior to joining Nace Partners, Chris had helped scale several teams and offices. He recently relocated back to NYC to join Nace Partners as the Managing Director and is residing on the Upper East Side.

Christopher Fanning

Managing Director

Nick began his career in fixed income working at a JP Morgan and then a small hedge fund. Following his passion for building relationships, he moved into Executive Search. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, brewing beer and traveling the globe.

Nick Zurick

Senior Associate

Travis began his career in at a large search firm and eventually moved on to a boutique firm focused on NYC tech startups. Travis has developed and continues to pursue a passion for the art of recruiting and building relationships. Travis graduated from Furman University.

Travis Cowan


David has worked at multiple startups as a software engineer and founder. As an engineer he is able to identify the technical gaps within a company and find the right talent. David graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.A. in Economics.

David Kim

Search Consultant

        “I wanted to start a firm that focused on individuals – not just transactions.  By prioritizing relationships and a commitment to finding the ideal fit for companies and candidates, we’re able to help both parties achieve their goals.”

Chris Nace, Founder

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