"I was impressed with the speed and efficiency in which you presented and closed strong candidates we added to our team. You are adept at understanding our rigorous requirements and in finding top-notch industry talent. I recommend you wholeheartedly."
President, Credit Card Division
"Everest assembled an excellent team that we ended up backing for a build-up investment. You are responsive and have a good network of contacts that might not be accessible through a large search firm."

Principal, NY Private Equity Co.
"Thank you for the speed and efficiency with which you found our new CFO, and making our search your top priority. Everest mobilized quickly to source, present and bring this critical role on board within a month's time, ensuring a smooth transition for our company."

CEO, Design Company
"We have worked together for many years and find your astute knowledge of our industry, level of professionalism, and successful recruiting tools have produced excellent results for our company."

Vice Chair, Consulting Company
"All the candidates you presented were highly qualified and well screened and I am very pleased with the final results. The new hires are all quickly making an impact on our business."

SVP, Sales, Card Processor
"You were dedicated to finding an ideal fit for me and then successfully brought all parties together under tight time constraints. I could not be more pleased with my role and the company."

Candidate, SVP, Credit Cards
"Our company has worked successfully with Alexandra on several key management positions. She is a good strategic thinker and has extensive contacts in the payments and card industries."

President, Credit Card Division
"Alexandra is a true professional and her first-hand industry knowledge is very useful in finding and introducing the best talent. She has a demonstrated track record and is skilled in bringing complex hiring negotiations to a successful conclusion."

President, Credit Card Subsidiary
"Thank you for the outstanding work placing senior sales people within our company. You made the process easy with writing job descriptions, pre-screening candidates and reference checks. It could not have happened so quickly without your efforts."

SVP, Sales, Card Processor
"From both a candidate and hiring manager’s perspective, thank you for the excellent work. Not only did you help me to find the perfect job with the right company, but since I came on board, you have brought us seven quality employees as well."

VP, Sales, Prepaid Card Co.

About Us ◊ Leadership Team


Everest Search Group, LLC provides high-level executive recruiting services to the financial services and electronic payments industries. Our 25 years direct industry experience and extensive candidate network gives you a distinct advantage in conducting the most effective and efficient searches and attracting top talent.


Everest Search Group was established to provide high-level executive recruiting services to the Financial Services and Payments industries. Our team’s first-hand financial services experience and candidate network is a distinct competitive advantage in sourcing and recruiting the best industry talent for corporate and private equity clients.

Everest Search Group’s demonstrated track record extends to large corporations as well as young firms, and we specialize in sourcing entrepreneurial talent to build and grow successful new companies, product lines and divisions. Successful assignments have included placements in sales and marketing, business development, product and project management, finance, operations and C-level executives at credit card, processing, prepaid, private equity, consulting, money transfer and electronic payments companies.

Everest Search Group’s model utilizes advanced recruiting techniques, an extensive proprietary database of top industry candidates and the 5 Step Search model to bring the most skilled talent to companies across the industry. Expanding upon our core competencies, Everest secured over $10 million in Private Equity funding for a top management team establishing a global payments company, during the adverse market conditions in 2008


Alexandra HoyAlexandra H. Hoy - Chief Operating Officer

Alexandra Hoy brings over 20 years of industry experience to Everest Search Group. Her executive recruiting expertise is focused in financial services and private equity, specializing in the Payments, Processing and Card industries. Alexandra served as Vice President at Woodmoor Group Inc., a large national recruiting firm, before establishing Everest Search Group to concentrate on financial services recruiting. Successful placements include sales, marketing, product management, operations, and C-level executives, placed at both large corporations and young emerging companies.

Previously, Alexandra developed and launched new products as an executive with American Express, First Data Corp and Western Union and led Group Marketing initiatives at RBC Capital Markets investment banking firm. Earlier experience includes extensive work with the venture capital and investment banking communities in New York City.

Alexandra graduated Summa Cum Laude from Marymount College in New York. She earned her MBA in Finance from the University of Colorado and completed post-graduate study in International Business at New York University. Alexandra studies and speaks Spanish.

A passion for mountaineering and conservation has enabled Alexandra to explore many of the world’s most remote regions. Notable to her achievements, Alexandra reached 26,500 feet on Mount Everest, and was presented the expedition's Explorers Club flag by Sir Edmund Hillary.

Alexandra is active in the Colorado volunteer community and is an avid outdoor weekend-warrior. She served on the board of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Executive Women's Golf and is past Chapter Chair and a member of the Explorers Club, an international organization dedicated to scientific and field exploration. Alexandra currently serves on the board of ArtReach, an organization dedicated to providing access to art and cultural events to underserved individuals and families within the community.



Stu Perlmeter
Principal & Senior Analyst, 1ST RESOURCE

Stu Perlmeter brings 30 years of marketing and research experience to First Resource (WWW.1st-Resource.com), which he founded in 1996. Mr. Perlmeter is an expert in designing and implementing market research that supports decision-making and go-to-market scenarios. He leads a team of ten talented researchers at First Resource, covering all relevant components of research: primary, secondary, qualitative and quantitative. Mr.Perlmeter earned a MBA from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a BS in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.



Jana Marzano M.A., L.P.C.

Jana Marzano has been in practice since 1982, specializing in EMDR, a powerful therapy technique that is recommended by the American Psychological Association. From 1993-2000, she served as Regional Co-coordinator for EMDR Institute and since 1999 has been a featured Presenter and Lecturer for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Ms. Marzano earned a M.A. in Agency Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley,