The Hanover Search Group has cultivated a strong reputation across the Asset Management industry: our client base includes boutique asset management operations, through to large global, multi-asset and multi-client institutions.


We have a particularly strong track record of delivering executive search services for clients seeking senior level technology talent as the industry is disrupted through innovative, cutting edge technology. As many Asset Managers look to adopt modern technologies and put Data and Technology “at the heart of their businesses”, we have led the build-out and development of a number of clients’ IT and Change functions, from the top down. Some of our completed mandates include placing Chief Technology Officers & Chief Information Officers, Chief Digital Officers, Chief Data Officers and Chief Information Security Officers. We have also worked closely with technology heads to assist in building their teams across Development, Project Management, Business Analysis, Support and Infrastructure functions.


Hanover Search Group’s Technology team is highly skilled in identifying innovative talent from outside the Asset Management sector, ultimately helping our clients to embrace technical skill sets which give them a crucial competitive edge in this very dynamic market place.




Alex joined Hanover in 2012 and is a Managing Partner 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 13 years’ experience placing senior technology leaders across Insurance, Banking, 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.

Lars Sunnell

Based in the New York office, Lars joined Hanover Search Group in 2018 to initiate the IT and FinTech practices for the US market and works closely with the London office. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Economics & Sustainable Community Development Methods, prior to joining Hanover Lars began his sales career in 2015 at Yelp quickly becoming a Senior National Account Executive before then joining Robert Half Inc. to spearhead direct-hire searches within their Legal & Compliance team. With an in-depth knowledge of US corporate and legal infrastructure, Lars’ recruiting style is consultative and very strong in relationships.

Kevin Hickey

Kevin began his career in a sales & marketing capacity at Picerne Real Estate Group which is recognized as a “Top Ten Multi Family Home Developer”. After relocating back to New York, he transitioned to a career in technology recruitment focusing on interim consultants and executive search. He developed and fine-tuned his craft with top global organizations, most notably Robert Half International and Randstad Technologies. Kevin has been tasked with spearheading our Technology & Infrastructure practice in the US market and is excited to begin this new chapter.

Linda Dale

Linda joins Hanover Search Group with over 19 years of experience in asset management, wealth management, financial technology and general technology executive search. She has extensive organisational consulting experience and has completed senior mandates in the areas of executive leadership, investments, sales, marketing, distribution, product management and infrastructure. Linda adds capability and expertise to our extensive global financial services and technology practises where she has a track record of innovative leadership and deep industry expertise in both global asset management and technology. Prior to HSG, Linda has held several senior level positions with global and boutique executive search firms.

Stuart Paterson

Stuart is a Managing Partner at Hanover Search Group and leads the Private Equity and Venture Capital Search practice. He brings with him a great deal of experience within recruitment and has been very successful placing people at all levels up to and including Partner / C – Suite. During his career, he has built an impressive network and is very relationship driven. Stuart has been successful in delivering mandates with specific diversity and inclusion criteria and champions the positive effects that it can have on a search process and the culture within his clients.

Recently completed mandates

Chief Information Officer
UK Asset Manager 
EMEA Digital Director
Major Global Asset Manager 
Head of IT & Digital
Boutique Asset Manager
Global Head of Infrastructure Architecture
Major Global Asset Manager
Global Head of IT Operations
Major Global Asset Manager