The Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for professional achievement has just been established. Keith Mann who is the Chief Executive Officer at Dynamics Search Partners made the announcement through Business Wire. The scholarship was set up to identify and award the future innovative business leaders. Keith and Keely partnered with Uncommon Schools, a group of schools that provides scholarships to needy students and operates from New York City, to design and implement the scholarship. The Keith and Keely Mann scholarship will be offering a full scholarship to one graduating senior each year. These seniors will be selected from one of the Uncommon School’s Brooklyn-based high schools.
Joe Frick, a college counselor at Uncommon Charter High School, said that they appreciated the efforts made by the duo in implementing this profound scholarship program at their institution. He also added that the scholarship would help ensure that one of their students has the means to attend and complete college. Students applying for this scholarship will be asked to write a 1000-word essay detailing how the scholarship would help them achieve their professional goals. During the launch of the program, Keith Mann said they are excited to be part and parcel of the Uncommon School’s mission of preparing needy students to attend and graduate from college and make their dreams a reality. He also said that he is certain that this new scholarship will go a long way in ensuring that this dreams are realized by many students in the years to come.
For those who don’t know who Keith Mann is, he is proficient in issues regarding hedge fund compensation and staffing on top of being an expert in coming up with good hiring strategies. He, however, has been working in the executive search industry for more than a decade. In 2002, after realizing that the hedge fund industry was a rapidly growing market that was being underserved by the search community, Keith launched the Alternative Investment Practice. By 2006, the practice had expanded into the private equity industry. Keith founded Dynamic Search Partners (DSP) in 2009 as a leading executive search firm dedicated solely to alternative investment firms. Today, he runs the day to day management of DSP as its CEO. The company is in business with various companies across the alternative investment industry not only in the United States but also in Europe and Asia. DSP fills over 200 client mandates each year.