NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)–Accounting and consulting firm Rothstein, Kass & Co. has launched an executive search business, RK Executive Search LLC, specializing in recruiting professionals in accounting and finance for the alternative investment industry.

Todd Noah, a Rothstein Kass principal, heads this operation. “Attracting and retaining key personnel is crucial in remaining competitive in any industry,” Mr. Noah said in a statement. “By retaining RKES, clients are able to focus on their core businesses while we research and evaluate qualified executives that will best complement their goals and existing infrastructure.”

Rothstein Kass accountants serve as auditor for many hedge funds. The firm’s experience in servicing hedge funds, private equity funds, fund of funds and money management firms and portfolio managers should help the new group identify and place applicants.

The headhunting team was augmented with the hiring of George Yulis as director of search services. He previously worked for The Response Companies, a New York recruitment firm, where he placed individuals in asset management, brokerage and investment banking jobs.

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