Technology & Operations

Hanover Search Group has a strong history of running successful Technology and Operations search projects across the full range of banking sectors – from global Investment Banks to boutique Corporate / Commercial Banking institutions and challenger Retail Banks. We have partnered with our clients to deliver Senior IT and Operations Leaders capable of driving change and adopting the latest technology trends such as Digital Technology, Cloud Computing and Data Analytics as the banking sector becomes increasingly customer and client focused in a highly competitive market. Hanover Search Group has assisted in the complete build of teams from COO and CTO down and is able to provide exceptional talent across Applications, Infrastructure and Business / IT Change disciplines.




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.

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.  

Verena Mitschelen

A Senior Consultant with six years’ headhunting experience focusing on Financial Services, predominantly Insurance, Banking and Capital Markets in the German speaking countries. Verena specialises in Risk Management, Actuarial, Finance, Compliance and Regulation as well as in Technology, Digitalisation and Fintech, helping clients in the talent acquisition during innovation and business-led transformation as critical for future growth.

Recently completed mandates

Head of IT & Operations
Corporate & Commercial Bank, London
UK Challenger Bank (Retail and Corporate Banking), London
Head of Risk Systems Architecture & Development
Corporate Investment Bank, New Jersey USA
Front Office Pricing Systems Developer
European Investment Bank, London
Application Development Manager
Private Bank, London
Solutions Manager (Project Manager / Business Analyst)
Corporate & Commercial Bank, London