Keith Mann is one of the co-founders of Dynamic Search Partners, a company that assists their clients with professional experts. He is currently the Managing Director and CEO of the company. He has over 15 years of experience helping clients with hedge funds and alternative investments. His company mainly helps clients with search services and staffing needs. Most of the clientele consists of major equity firms, but there are a few smaller firms in the mix.
Mann began his career at a similar company, Dynamic Associates. While there, he was Manager of their Alternative Investments Division. He worked his way up through the ranks, learning everything he could so that one day he could start his own company. And now, Dynamic Search Partners is regarded as one of the largest investment executive databases in the country. They’ve helped over 2,000 clients fill their mandates.
In a recent interview, Keith talks about his inspiration and why he’s been so successful for so long. One of the main reasons he started the company was because he saw there was a need for a company like his. After spending so many years working with Dynamics Associates’ clients, he realized how effective a search service could be. He didn’t notice any other companies providing that kind of service, so he decided he would fill it. He also liked the idea of working for himself.
He admitted that some days are really hectic. But he always sat down and powered through the work. Whether it was a day full of meetings, phone calls, or just replying to emails, he never let himself get worn out. He also added a brief morning workout to energize him before he started work. His ideas flow through him better when everything slightly chaotic. When he sees that there is a need, he immediately begins thinking of a way to fill that need. He also admitted to making some mistakes early on. He doesn’t consider those mistakes failures because the problem was corrected after he found out there was a problem.