Jamie Cheney, Founding Partner:
A marketer and strategist, Jamie has driven digital thinking for Nike, Verizon, and American Express, among other global brands. Prior to launching Prokanga, she led strategy teams in the US, Europe and the Middle East for AKQA, TBWA and Digitas. Her strategy work has been recognized with numerous awards including Cannes Lions and Clios. She most recently served as the Director of Business Strategy for AKQA in New York. Jamie received her BA in Economics & Political Science from Yale, where she was the captain of the women's sailing team and played varsity ice hockey. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, and lives in New York City with her husband and three boys.
Lesley Finer, Partner:
Lesley leads our finance and fund services practice. Lesley has nearly a decade of recruiting experience in the alternative asset management space, primarily as a Principal at SearchOne. She brings this experience in placing senior level professionals at some of industry's most prominent hedge funds and private equity firms to Prokanga's finance practice. Earlier in her career, she worked in client management in the marketing and advertising industry, covering accounts such as Estee Lauder, Unilever and Procter and Gamble. Lesley earned her BA from the University of Michigan, and is a proud mother to three daughters.