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 Westchester 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

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
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Andy has five years of experience recruiting software engineers and has led teams focused on multiple verticals. Prior to joining Nace Partners he ran his own recruiting firm and established a client base in NYC and San Francisco. Andy resides in Brooklyn and enjoys golfing, fishing, and skiing.

Andy Kolkhorst

Senior Associate
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Michelle has three years of recruiting experience; having worked across various verticals. It was during her role assisting with campus recruitment at HBO that she realized her passion for the technology space and shifted her focus to engineering searches. A few of Michelle's favorite things include New Orleans, music, & yoga.

Michelle Feffer

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John grew up on Long Island and started his career in software sales until his passion for helping others led him to recruiting. He enjoys great beer, movies and bowling (co-captain of his high school bowling team).

John D'Alessandro


Before joining Nace Partners, Gabe spent two years at Blue Apron in NYC as a technical sourcer. He holds a BFA in performance with an emphasis in acting from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. Gabe loves movies, beer, and reading on the subway. He lives in Sunnyside, Queens with his wife Alison and their imaginary dog.

Gabriel Whitehurst

Search Specialist

        “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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