Ms. Berne has over 20 years of experience in financial services and executive recruiting. Marlene is the President of Berne Advisors, Ltd., an executive search firm that she founded in 2003, initially specializing in recruitment for global and boutique investment banking firms, but more recently her clients are requesting her assistance in Non-Profit, Real Estate, cyber security, and healthcare recruiting. Marlene has worked in executive search since 1994 when Kevin Conley helped convince her to join The Whitney Group, before joining A.T. Kearney Executive Search as a Managing Director in 1999.
Previously, Marlene was a Vice President in Capital Markets and Corporate Finance at Kidder, Peabody & Company. Marlene earned a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University and studied at the London School of Economics. She is a member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, having joined at inception as a Charter Angel, and she works with several non-profits including the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and the America-Israel Friendship League.