Touchstone Search


Krista Jacobsen, CFA

Krista Jacobsen founded Touchstone Search in 2000 after starting her search practice in 1997. She specializes in senior-level recruiting for financial institutions nationwide. Her placements are concentrated in the areas of investment management and research, quantitative analytics, risk management, trading, and executive management.

Prior to entering search, Krista was the Chief Investment Officer of First Republic Bank. She came to that position having been a senior fixed income portfolio manager for Transamerica Investment Management, where she specialized in the research and management of mortgage and asset-backed securities and fixed income derivatives. Her career started in fixed income securities sales and trading with Bank of America. She has served as a consultant to the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business's Masters of Financial Engineering program, where she helped students and graduates navigate the international career landscape.

Krista earned simultaneous Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Economics from UCLA. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the San Francisco Society of Financial Analysts.

Krista A. Jacobsen, CFA

Phone: (415) 435-8106
Email:  krista@touchstonesearch.com