Meet our Experts

Hanover Search Group is a closely-knit team that brings together an array of experiences, networks and skills. Led by CEO James Emmett, the team is spread globally across offices in London, Dublin, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Click on the relevant department below to find the right contact.

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  • Wealth Management

JAMES EMMETT

Group CEO

Following an internal MBO in early 2014, James assumed the position of CEO of the Hanover Search Group. He continues to lead our Global Insurance Practice, whilst also leading the wider Group overall. James is looking forward to working closely with UK and Regional staff to develop the Hanover Search Group brand around the globe.

JAMES EMMETT

Following an internal MBO in early 2014, James assumed the position of CEO of the Hanover Search Group. He continues to lead our Global Insurance Practice, whilst also leading the wider Group overall. James is looking forward to working closely with UK and Regional staff to develop the Hanover Search Group brand around the globe.

PAUL GROARKE

Paul began his career in 1989 at Mercury Asset Management (now part of BlackRock) working for their UK Institutional business. He relocated to Australia to work for First State Investments in 1995 before returning to the UK in 1998 to join SocGen Asset Management (now part of Man GLG Partners).  He joined Hanover Search Group in March 2003 and is Head of Hanover’s Asset Management search practice with a focus on senior mandates across EMEA. Paul became a Board Director of Hanover Search Group in 2013. He presents at industry events across Europe and is a senior member of the Hanover Search Group Leadership team.

STEPHEN PHIPPS

Stephen is UK CEO for Hanover Search Group. His role is to oversee a number of the group’s divisions and liaise with senior management to help drive business strategy. Stephen also acts as the main point of contact for major client development and he also executes senior level assignments. Within wider Financial Services, Stephen has expertise across the Sales, Marketing, Operations and Technology disciplines.

MEM KORTACH

Mem boasts more than 20 years’ experience as an accountant, working primarily in audit, tax and management accounting. He has implemented accounting and internal control protocols for UK and US-based firms. After joining the Hanover Search Group in 2012, Mem was tasked with overseeing financial operations here, and in 2014 was invited onto the Board.

Simon Waddington

Simon joined Hanover Search Group as a Partner in March 2017 to establish and lead a Dublin office for the firm. He has over twenty years’ experience gained in Dublin and London of handling international executive search assignments to recruit senior and specialist professionals, predominantly in the areas of finance, legal, risk management, compliance and operations. Combining his extensive networks of contacts with Hanover Search Group’s presence in key financial and commercial centres worldwide, Simon applies an extensive and rigorous executive search methodology to deliver market-leading talent for his clients.  

Alex Curtis

Alex joined Hanover in 2012 and is a Business Head and leads a team of SMEs focused on Operations, Finance, Risk & Compliance. He is responsible for the Technology retained search and senior hire mandates. Alex has over 10 years’ experience placing senior technology leaders across Insurance, Asset and Wealth Management industries delivering requirements for CIO, CTO, Chief Information (& Cyber) Security Officer, Chief Data Officer, Head of Data & Analytics, Head of Infrastructure and Digital Transformation Leaders. Alex delivers mandates from our London and New York offices across Europe and North America.

ANTONY PITT

Antony is the US Wealth Management CEO and is based in our Los Angeles office. A 20 year career in Executive Search both in the UK and US. He set up Opus Executive Search in 2013 and then oversaw the Hanover acquisition of 50% of the Opus business in late 2016. He remains a 50% owner of the US Wealth Management business. His main focus is working with large producers across the US and developing Hanover's core key clients.

ANDREW BAYLISS

As Client Director for Wealth Management Andrew has responsibility for leading our Wealth Management team's client development strategy, overseeing key client relationships and ensuring consistency & excellence in everything the team does.  Andrew also executes senior mandates with support from his research team, he has a passion for Investment Management & Distribution and all things Wealth Management.

JAMES RIDD

As Hanover’s International CEO, James is a member of the HSG Board and driving HSG’s international expansion. With a background in executive search across Financial Services, James has specialised in Life, P&C and (re) Insurance for over a decade working closely with clients on senior mandates across the globe. Ultimately responsible for all HSG growth and development of business in EMEA, United States and Asia.

BHAGWATI PARMAR

Bhagwati joined Hanover in 2007 following a career at Lloyds Banking Group Plc, where she gained valuable customer service providing reconciliation of high profile accounts and financial control experience. Now working with the Group Finance Director, Mem Kortach, where duties primarily include credit control, meeting deadlines and targets. Other duties include processing of all sales & purchase invoices and liaising with external clients for general queries and supporting the Directors of Hanover Search Group. 

STEPHEN PHIPPS

UK CEO

Stephen is UK CEO for Hanover Search Group. His role is to oversee a number of the group’s divisions and liaise with senior management to help drive business strategy. Stephen also acts as the main point of contact for major client development and he also executes senior level assignments. Within wider Financial Services, Stephen has expertise across the Sales, Marketing, Operations and Technology disciplines.

ALISTAIR BRINDLEY

Alistair is a Senior Partner and the lead on the Pensions and Investment team. He began a career in Financial Services before moving on to focus on actuarial recruitment 19 years ago. Alistair manages all the teams’ search activities across areas including, but not limited to, Consulting, Fiduciary, In-House, Asset Management and Banking solutions. He is also responsible for some of the Hanover Search Group’s largest multi-disciplinary client relationships.

JAMES RIDD

International CEO

As Hanover’s International CEO, James is a member of the HSG Board and driving HSG’s international expansion. With a background in executive search across Financial Services, James has specialised in Life, P&C and (re) Insurance for over a decade working closely with clients on senior mandates across the globe. Ultimately responsible for all HSG growth and development of business in EMEA, United States and Asia.

PAUL GROARKE

Group Director

Paul began his career in 1989 at Mercury Asset Management (now part of BlackRock) working for their UK Institutional business. He relocated to Australia to work for First State Investments in 1995 before returning to the UK in 1998 to join SocGen Asset Management (now part of Man GLG Partners).  He joined Hanover Search Group in March 2003 and is Head of Hanover’s Asset Management search practice with a focus on senior mandates across EMEA. Paul became a Board Director of Hanover Search Group in 2013. He presents at industry events across Europe and is a senior member of the Hanover Search Group Leadership team.

GERI MacKay

A search professional with over 10 years’ experience within the Recruitment industry, Geri works as a Business Support Manager for Hanover Search Group. Since joining in 2006, she has focused on supporting our Partners within the Insurance teams, working to ensure the smooth execution of retained assignments and projects, from conception to completion. Geri is also Executive Assistant to CEO James Emmett, and she holds responsibility for communications globally across the Group.

ALEX CURTIS

Alex joined Hanover in 2012 and is a Business Head and leads a team of SMEs focused on Operations, Finance, Risk & Compliance. He is responsible for the Technology retained search and senior hire mandates. Alex has over 10 years’ experience placing senior technology leaders across Insurance, Asset and Wealth Management industries delivering requirements for CIO, CTO, Chief Information (& Cyber) Security Officer, Chief Data Officer, Head of Data & Analytics, Head of Infrastructure and Digital Transformation Leaders. Alex delivers mandates from our London and New York offices across Europe and North America.

KAMILA ORLANDO

A Partner with over 15 years’ experience in the industry and in executive search, Kamila leads the European Financial Services Executive Search practice helping clients across Europe to find the best possible people in diverse markets, cultures and conditions. In her role she specialises in Asset Management as well as the Insurance industry, with a predominance towards Actuarial, Risk, Compliance, Finance, Audit and Underwriting. Kamila has taken responsibility for our Diversity & Inclusion agenda, creating a strategy to grow our capability, understanding and culture, as well as advise clients.

David Cooper

David has specialised in executive level recruitment in the insurance sector for over 20 years. He has worked successfully with a wide range of clients, from household name insurers to startup brokers, MGAs and Lloyd’s/London Market participants on senior management and Board appointments across a wide range of disciplines including  underwriting, claims, pricing, sales & marketing and general management. Previously David was a co-founder of Mansion House Executive, a boutique financial services search firm, and a Partner at Eames Consulting Group.

Marcello Mosca

Marcello is a leading Executive Search specialist within FinTech, Retail Banking and Payments Sectors and, for the past 25 years, he has worked closely with some of the leading organisations operating both in the UK and internationally. Marcello specialises in recruiting for senior roles across all main Head Office functions, including Finance, Operations, Risk, Sales & Marketing and HR. Prior to running his own Search firm for 6 years, Marcello worked for two high profile executive search firms.

Graeme Braidwood

With almost 10 years of industry experience, Graeme has specialized in executive search across the Insurance and wider Financial Services in the US, UK and Asia Pac markets. As Hanover's US Managing Director, Graeme is responsible for the brand development and business expansion across the US Insurance & Asset Management markets with overall leadership of the New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles business units. 

CHRISTINA RATINGS

Christina joined Hanover Search Group in 2003 and is one of Hanover’s Partners. She is responsible for heading up the Marketing and Product practice throughout EMEA. Christina forged her reputation in building up the Asset Management Marketing Division at Witan Jardine. She has continued to thrive in developing marketing teams across Asset and Wealth Management. She has run a number of successful breakfast clubs for Hanover’s clients, inviting highly reputable guest speakers to discuss an array of subjects including digitalisation in financial services and diversity and inclusion. 

JESSICA HINTON

Jessica joined Hanover in 2008 originally as a Business Administrator. In June 2010 she became Marketing Executive and most recently has been promoted to Marketing & Administration Manger. She supports the group with all marketing requirements ranging from online and print advertising, creating corporate documents through to organising company events and conferences to building Hanover's social media presence as well as continuing to maintain and develop the Hanover brand. Jessica is also responsible for in-house IT, providing assistance across the group and additionally manages the administration team.

ALISTAIR BRINDLEY

Alistair is a Senior Partner and the lead on the Pensions and Investment team. He began a career in Financial Services before moving on to focus on actuarial recruitment 19 years ago. Alistair manages all the teams’ search activities across areas including, but not limited to, Consulting, Fiduciary, In-House, Asset Management and banking solutions. He is also responsible for some of the Hanover Search Group’s largest multi-disciplinary client relationships.

RORY O'HEGARTY

As Senior Partner Rory leads our international insurance practice. Rory has more than 12 year’s industry experience gained at Marsh & McLennan where he was a Director of the Marine and Energy risk services division and previously at Hoare Govett stockbrokers. In 1998, he moved into insurance executive search specialising in senior positions within Underwriting and Claims, CRM and Distribution, Risk and Actuarial and Heads of Pricing and Analytics. He has a MA (Hons) in History from Edinburgh University.

CHRISTINA RATINGS

Christina joined Hanover Search Group in 2003 and is one of Hanover’s Partners. She is responsible for heading up the Marketing and Product practice throughout EMEA. Christina forged her reputation in building up the Asset Management Marketing Division at Witan Jardine. She has continued to thrive in developing marketing teams across Asset and Wealth Management. She has run a number of successful breakfast clubs for Hanover’s clients, inviting highly reputable guest speakers to discuss an array of subjects including digitalisation in financial services and diversity and inclusion.

MICHAEL STEFAN

Michael specialises in leadership positions within the insurance ecosystem, particularly underwriting and analytics. A mathematics graduate from York University, Michael has an innate understanding of the challenges and benefits that “big data” brings to (re) insurance as well as the individuals who will transform the industry in the future. He is also our group lead in the areas of insurance linked securities and private equity, having built up a number of successful boutique operations in London and further afield. Michael is also our in-house psychometric assessor and is able to provide a wide range of testing solutions (ability, personality and motivation) to Hanover’s client base.

SAMANTHA PAMMENT

Samantha joined Hanover Search Group in early 2013 as a Business Administrator. Her focus is to purely support the group from an admin perspective, completing ongoing projects and also assisting with marketing. She assists more personally with the UK CEO and one of the Partners to coordinate interviews and manage diaries. Previous to Hanover Search Group, Samantha did an apprenticeship as a receptionist, where she gained an NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration, Functional Skills in Maths, English and I.T and a Technical Certificate.

ALEX CURTIS

Alex joined Hanover in 2012 and is a Business Head and leads a team of SMEs focused on Operations, Finance, Risk & Compliance. He is responsible for the Technology retained search and senior hire mandates. Alex has over 10 years’ experience placing senior technology leaders across Insurance, Asset and Wealth Management industries delivering requirements for CIO, CTO, Chief Information (& Cyber) Security Officer, Chief Data Officer, Head of Data & Analytics, Head of Infrastructure and Digital Transformation Leaders. Alex delivers mandates from our London and New York offices across Europe and North America.

Antony Pitt

CEO US Wealth Management

Antony is the US Wealth Management CEO and is based in our Los Angeles office. A 20 year career in Executive Search both in the UK and US. He set up Opus Executive Search in 2013 and then oversaw the Hanover acquisition of 50% of the Opus business in late 2016. He remains a 50% owner of the US Wealth Management business. His main focus is working with large producers across the US and developing Hanover's core key clients.

Rob Bulpitt

Rob is a Partner at Hanover Search Group where he covers senior assignments across the Insurance and Asset Management markets. His experience has been extensive where he has worked on mid to senior level appointments both on retained search and contingency basis across Non-Life, Life, Pensions and Investment markets. During his career he has built a successful network of contacts and completed assignments in the UK, Europe, US and APAC region. Prior to joining Hanover Rob had established and managed two other actuarial practices.

Paul Merlin

Paul has successfully worked on a large number of search assignments in the Wealth Management arena for over 14 years. He has an exceptional track record of delivery with his main expertise being in distribution. After running his own search firm for 6 years, Paul recently joined the business to add strength & depth to the established team and help drive forward the company’s growth strategy.

Michele Hanson

Michele leads our US Asset Management business in San Francisco. She brings a two-decade career in the financial services industry building and leading sales organizations. Michele has helped align the right people with the right roles, utilizing her uncommon talent of connecting with people and teams to understand core needs and motivations, helping leaders enhance their business model to best leverage and align resources toward reaching organisational goals. Michele serves on the boards of Financial Women San Francisco, BizWorld.org and Chairs the CFA San Francisco’s RIA/Wealth Management Series.

AMANDA BAGGOTT

Amanda is an Associate Partner, she covers assignments from a mid to senior level across Workplace Pensions and Benefits. It’s a market she knows well having spent her earlier career at a leading insurance provider before moving into recruitment over a decade ago. As well as the more traditional DB & DC Consulting a core focus and interest has been working with Insurance Providers and Consultancies on new products and teams for the Auto Enrolment and Master Trusts markets, helping them find exceptional talent for growing sales, relationship and technical teams. Amanda has a real depth of knowledge and successful track record in this area.

Simon Waddington

Simon joined Hanover Search Group as a Partner in March 2017, to establish and lead a Dublin office for the firm. He has over twenty years’ experience, gained in Dublin and London, of handling international executive search assignments to recruit senior and specialist professionals, predominantly in the areas of finance, legal, risk management, compliance and operations. Combining his extensive networks of contacts with Hanover Search Group’s presence in key financial and commercial centres worldwide, Simon applies an extensive and rigorous executive search methodology to deliver market-leading talent for his clients.  

John Chudzik

John is a Partner in the US Wealth Management business. He has been in Wealth Management recruitment for over 20 years and spent 7 years internally at Lehman Brothers and then Barclays Wealth Management. In 2014 he founded Kinetics Consulting and then in 2018 merged his business with Hanover Search Group. John focuses  primarily on the East Coast working with Financial Advisors on retained searches, and further developing Hanover’s clients.   

Kiran Patel

Kiran joined Hanover Search Group in 2018 as a Business Administrator. She provides administrative support across the group, and assists with diary management for two Partners. Outside of Hanover, Kiran is working towards a degree in Business and Management.

KAMILA ORLANDO

A Partner with over 15 years’ experience in the industry and in executive search, Kamila leads the European Financial Services Executive Search practice helping clients across Europe to find the best possible people in diverse markets. In her role she specialises in Asset Management as well as the Insurance industry, with a predominance towards Actuarial, Risk, Compliance, Finance, Audit and Underwriting. Kamila has taken responsibility for our Diversity & Inclusion agenda, creating a strategy to grow our capability, understanding and culture, as well as advise clients.

DANIEL JAMES

Daniel is based in the New York office, having started his career with Hanover in London in 2011. With a core focus on Distribution, Wealth Planning and Sales leadership, Daniel specializes in retained mandates at a senior level. Having almost 6 years Executive Search experience, Daniel has worked with several clients on team-build basis, and has delivered on mandates ranging in scope from Vice President to Senior Managing Director.

CATE FURMAN

Cate is the US P&C Insurance Client Director for Hanover Search Group. After spending four years setting up the New York office, she is currently based in Los Angeles and splits her time between the East Coast and the West Coast. She is responsible for nurturing and growing HSG’s P&C (Re)Insurance clients – covering the C-suite and senior level roles across Underwriting, Broking & Claims, as well as overseeing IT, Operations, Finance & Compliance. Cate has previous insurance industry experience in Marine Cargo Broking & Underwriting at respected firms in Europe, Latin America and the USA.

Simon Waddington

Simon joined Hanover Search Group as a Partner in March 2017, to establish and lead a Dublin office for the firm. He has over twenty years’ experience, gained in Dublin and London, of handling international executive search assignments to recruit senior and specialist professionals, predominantly in the areas of finance, legal, risk management, compliance and operations. Combining his extensive networks of contacts with Hanover Search Group’s presence in key financial and commercial centres worldwide, Simon applies an extensive and rigorous executive search methodology to deliver market-leading talent for his clients.  

RICHARD COWAN

Richard is a Senior Consultant working within the Wealth Management division. Having been in the Financial Services recruitment industry since 1994 he brings to the company a wealth of experience primarily within Life and Pensions staffing sector. He has placed a wide variety of mid-senior level candidates into a number of market leading financial services organisations. He has also written a number of articles in the Financial press and is an expert in providing advice to clients in a number of innovative recruitment approaches.

Rob Bulpitt

Rob is a Partner at Hanover Search Group where he covers senior assignments across the Insurance and Asset Management markets. His experience has been extensive where he has worked on mid to senior level appointments both on retained search and contingency basis across Non-Life, Life, Pensions and Investment markets. During his career he has built a successful network of contacts and completed assignments in the UK, Europe, US and APAC region. Prior to joining Hanover Rob had established and managed two other actuarial practices.

Simon Waddington

Simon joined Hanover Search Group as a Partner in March 2017, to establish and lead a Dublin office for the firm. He has over twenty years’ experience, gained in Dublin and London, of handling international executive search assignments to recruit senior and specialist professionals, predominantly in the areas of finance, legal, risk management, compliance and operations. Combining his extensive networks of contacts with Hanover Search Group’s presence in key financial and commercial centres worldwide, Simon applies an extensive and rigorous executive search methodology to deliver market-leading talent for his clients.  

ALEX CURTIS

Alex joined Hanover in 2012 and is a Business Head and leads a team of SMEs focused on Operations, Finance, Risk & Compliance. He is responsible for the Technology retained search and senior hire mandates. Alex has over 10 years’ experience placing senior technology leaders across Insurance, Asset and Wealth Management industries delivering requirements for CIO, CTO, Chief Information (& Cyber) Security Officer, Chief Data Officer, Head of Data & Analytics, Head of Infrastructure and Digital Transformation Leaders. Alex delivers mandates from our London and New York offices across Europe and North America.

TALIA WHARRIE

Talia is a Senior Consultant who joined Hanover in January 2015 as a dedicated Asset Management head hunter. She concentrates on distribution and strategy arenas, specialising within the Institutional market. Talia works with traditional asset managers as well as consultants executing mandates from mid to senior levels. Specialist areas include Fiduciary Management, DC and Fixed Income. Recent work has included executing a series of heads of institutional client service mandates UK & EMEA.

AMANDA BAGGOTT

Amanda has been successfully providing recruitment solutions to the Corporate Pensions market for 9 years. The last 5 years’ focus has been working closely with clients in the Auto-enrolment space growing their Sales and Technical teams and she has an excellent track record in this space. Her earlier career was spent working for a leading product provider giving her a valuable insight into the Pension’s market. Amanda has recently joined Hanover Search Group to strengthen their Corporate Pensions offering and help drive this sector forward.

CLINTON POORE

Clinton is a Partner at Hanover Search Group where he covers senior assignments across the Life Insurance and Risk markets. His experience has been extensive where he has worked on mid to senior level appointments both on retained search and contingency basis across Life and Non-Life markets. During his career he has built a successful network of contacts and completed assignments in the UK and Europe. Prior to joining Hanover, Clinton had established and managed another actuarial business plus he had worked onsite building the European team for a major consultancy firm.

Arielle Glattstein

Arielle joined Hanover Search Group in 2017 as a Senior Consultant, specializing in the US Life and Health insurance, Risk, and Investment Banking markets.  She has over 3 years of experience in the industry and executive search and has successfully built a strong network of contacts.  Arielle received her B.S. in Applied Psychology and Economics from New York University and was the recipient of The Founders’ Day Award which named her a University Honors Scholar.  Her determination, perseverance, positive disposition and ability to engage people are invaluable throughout the entire process.  Overall, Arielle finds fulfillment in helping both clients and candidates maximize their goals.

MEM KORTACH

Finance Director

Mem boasts more than 20 years’ experience as an accountant, working primarily in audit, tax and management accounting. He has implemented accounting and internal control protocols for UK and US-based firms. After joining the Hanover Search Group in 2012, Mem was tasked with overseeing financial operations here and in 2014 was invited onto the Board.

Jenny Tansley

Jenny is an Associate and Business Support Co-ordinator based in HSG’s Los Angeles Offices.  She is responsible for managing the day to day running of the office and supporting the Managing Director’s search projects.  She is also responsible for sourcing new leads for the group across multiple clients.  Originally from the UK, she moved to the USA in 2008 with her husband and two boys.

Thomas Meade-Hunt

Thomas has joined HSG as a Consultant within the Wealth Management – Financial Planning Division. He started in FS at Goldman Sachs before building a career in search where, for the last 4 years, he has focussed on Investment Banking, Asset Management and Insurance. Specialising in the UK wealth management market he has delivered client solutions for head offices, regional hubs and stand-alone offices in both challenging geographies and distressed circumstances for a number of national wealth & regional businesses in England, Wales & Scotland. 

CHARLOTTE BALL

Charlotte joined Hanover in 2010. She was promoted into the Asset Management team with a focus on research and candidate identification. Charlotte provides market mapping intelligence across a wide variety of disciplines, assisting with the execution of some of our senior mandates on a Retained/ and or Exclusive basis. 

PATRICIA PIKULA

Patricia is a dedicated Researcher within the European Division at Hanover Search Group and supports our EMEA Partner, Kamila Orlando on executive search mandates and focuses mainly on the Insurance industry. Patricia is a native German speaker, university-educated in the UK with B.A. Hons degree in Education Studies. After spending five years as a German Teacher in London, Patricia made a career change and joined a German based recruitment firm specialising in finance.

Chris Cave

Chris joined in 2017 as a Consultant working within the Wealth Management division. He has now been involved in Financial Services’ recruitment for over two years, before this he spent six years in Wealth Management (Bancassurance) and Mortgages. Chris’s approach to recruitment is geared to providing a high quality, efficient and transparent service for his clients. The candidates Chris works with regularly comment on his attentive nature and personal touch particularly in understanding their goals when it comes to their job search.

MICHAELA TSIOUVA

Michaela joined Hanover Search Group in 2016 as a Researcher and is responsible for assisting the team on mid-to-senior level executive appointments within Wealth Management, working on mandates for Financial Advisers, Paraplanners, Technical Specialists and Employee Benefit Consultants. Having relocated to London after completing Higher Education, she has several years of recruitment experience, previously specialising within the Healthcare industry and also Banking & Finance.

HARRY WILLIS

Harry graduated with a History and Politics degree from Loughborough University. He joined Hanover Search Group as an Associate in 2016 originally in the Investment Management division. Harry will be assisting a various Client Directors with a variety mandates across Investment Management and Insurance in the UK.

ASMA KHAN

Asma comes from over 3 years of experience in executive search within Management Consulting and joined Hanover Search Group’s Insurance division in June 2016. She currently assists on searches and researching projects across the whole market on retained or exclusive mandates focusing on roles at the mid to senior level. She has a Bachelors Degree in International Politics and a Masters in Human Resource Management.

PATRICIA PIKULA

Patricia is a dedicated Researcher within the European Division at Hanover Search Group and supports our EMEA Partner, Kamila Orlando on executive search mandates and focuses mainly on the Insurance industry. Patricia is a native German speaker, university-educated in the UK with B.A. Hons degree in Education Studies. After spending five years as a German Teacher in London, Patricia made a career change and joined a German based recruitment firm specialising in finance.

Molly Mcilvaine

Molly is an Associate in Hanover’s Los Angeles office specializing in the Wealth Management field. With experience in non-profits and fundraising, she is responsible for assisting the CEO and Partners on retained and mid to senior level searches nationally. She has two Bachelor Degrees in Film & Media Studies and Communication from the University of California Santa Barbara.

Rick Morales

Rick is an Associate Partner in the HNW / UHNW Division in the Wealth & Asset Management sectors across the U.S. working out of the Los Angeles office. Rick assists the Managing Director in various executive search mandates across the Financial Advisor and Investment Management world. Rick comes with a long history in executive management and financial services industry. He owned a financial services and insurance brokerage business in New Zealand for 5 years and he is a former US Navy veteran that was part of the Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica.

Tim Grant

Tim is an Associate Partner in the US Wealth Management team. He has a long history in the financial services industry, venture capital and recruitment. He works alongside CEO Antony Pitt assisting in the rapid expansion of the Wealth Management business in the United State. He holds a degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in Art History.

Caroline Kirtisingham

Caroline is a Senior Associate responsible for identifying top performers within the HNW and UHNW sector of the US Private Wealth Management market, acting as a trusted business partner to her candidates and clients across the United States. Originally from Australia, Caroline possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Human Resource Management) coupled with over 7 years’ experience within the field of HR and recruitment.

Jelena Tomić

Jelena joined Hanover Search Group to focus mainly on the Insurance and Asset Management industry. She supports our EMEA Partner, Kamila Orlando as a dedicated Associate for the European Division. In the role, she conducts extensive research for complex international and country specific searches and has been successful in sourcing exceptional talents for the most challenging assignments with particular focus on Northern Europe. Jelena is a native German speaker and fluent in English and Serbo-Croatian.

Ronnie Encina

Ronnie joins the US Wealth Management team based out of Los Angeles, with a background in translations and interpretation for Spanish-English. Prior to joining the team, Ronnie specialized in field interpretation at the Professional Institute EATRI in Santiago Chile where he worked with government officials for the APEC Summit 2004 and also as a contractor for the Chilean Government.

Danielle Evans

Danielle is an Associate based out of Hanover’s Los Angeles office specializing in the Wealth Management field. Graduating from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in May 2016 with a degree in Communications, Danielle began her career in professional sports hospitality where she worked in fan development, then she moved her way into human resources and on-boarding new employees.

JESSICA HOLMES

Jessica joined Hanover in 2008 originally as a Business Administrator. In June 2010 she became Marketing Executive and most recently has been promoted to Marketing & Administration Manger. She supports the group with all marketing requirements ranging from online and print advertising, creating corporate documents through to organising company events and conferences to building Hanover's social media presence as well as continuing to maintain and develop the Hanover brand. Jessica is also responsible for in-house IT, providing assistance across the group and additionally manages the administration team.