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Bridging Talent with Opportunity

The Pontem Group is a relationship-centric recruiting, consulting and professional development firm that exists to grow businesses and careers. Latin for bridge, the name Pontem speaks to our goal to connect professionals with career opportunities. Founded in downtown Manhattan, the Pontem name also pays tribute to the Brooklyn Bridge, an iconic landmark that was a catalyst in New York becoming an economic empire.


Chris Ruben is the Managing Partner of The Pontem Group.  Business begins with strong relationships. From starting his career as an FX trader to co-founding The Pontem Group, Chris has been cultivating strong relationships across the financial sector.  With 15 years experience in the recruiting and consulting field Chris has partnered with industry leaders and C-level professionals to bring winning teams together.