Hanley joined Signal Partners from Lucas Group where he was a Senior Partner. He brings domain expertise in real estate private equity and has fifteen years’ experience in financial services, as well as recruiting for private equity platforms and their portfolio companies.

On the platform side, his clients include PE investors such as: Treehouse Co-Living (CFO; CIO); Bellwether Asset Management  (VP of Asset Management; VP Accounting + Finance); CIRE Equity (Director Asset Management; VP Accounting + Finance); Irvine Company (Sr Director Asset Management; Director of Analytics; Director of FP&A), among others.

On the operating side, he has completed searches for companies, including: TOMS Shoes (VP Finance); Munchkin (VP Finance & Accounting); Jukin Media (Global Head of Sales + Licensing); Branded Entertainment Network (VP Finance; VP of Operations); and Ellenos Greek Yogurt (CFO).

Earlier he was an Associate at UBS Private Wealth Management and also spent six years on Wall Street as a trader covering U.S. Equities.

Hanley graduated with a History degree from the University of Virginia where he was an All-American member of the men’s lacrosse team. While proud to tell anybody who will listen that he won a National Championship, he’s still bitter they didn’t win one more. He lives in Manhattan Beach with his wife and two young children.