Hanover US announces US Board

James Ridd our consultant managing the role
Posting date: 07 May 2020

Following an extremely busy first quarter of the financial year and as we move into certain unknown territories with Covid-19, Hanover continues to grow as the Search firm of choice in the United States within Financial Services. With offices in Europe, Asia (JV) and the United States, we strive to work closely with our clients and we exist to be your global provider of talent solutions.


In 2019, Hanover Search Group rebranded to address the core demands of the markets. Now under the umbrella of Hanover, our firm offers three core services: Executive Search, LeadershipSolutions and Market Intelligence. As we moved in to 2020 it also made sense to bring the business closer together and, as such, announce the formation of a US Board.


The newly announced US Board will comprise of James Ridd, Antony Pitt and Alex Curtis. Each Hanover executive will have their key areas of responsibility with the core goal of continuing the organization’s growth across the US.


Group Board Director James Ridd has relocated to New York and now continues in the role of US CEO, overseeing overall development and management of the US business. He continues to work with clients on a global scale and is ultimately responsible for the ambitious growth plans Hanover has established in the United States.


James comments: “Hanover has a unique opportunity in the US to continue to make a real impact with our clients as well as continuing to partner with our offices in Europe and Asia. I am very much looking forward to working with all my colleagues across the US offices as we truly establish ourselves as industry leaders. With the combined business we are able to offer clients a much broader proposition—this leadership team is just a start to our journey to success.”


Another exciting announcement is Antony Pitt (based in Los Angeles) stepping into the newly created role of President of the business. In 2016, Hanover acquired part of a US Wealth Management search firm that Antony was running. Since acquisition, this business has experienced exponential growth and become a critical part of Hanover’s presence in the US.


Antony comments: “Bringing together to the two existing Hanover companies in the USA made a lot of sense to both boards. After having grown Hanover US Wealth Management so successfully over the last four years, I needed to establish a management team to help us grow the business further. Having both James and Alex as part of the expanded Hanover business will allow me to continue to develop our key clients and drive further growth on both coasts. I am proud to be a part of this new leadership team and look forward to building on our extraordinary success thus far.”


To complete the US Board, Alex Curtis has been announced as the newly appointed Managing Director with a core objective of driving growth via new client acquisition. Alex joined Hanover in 2010, originally in the London office, and was instrumental in building Hanover’s Technology practice across all core business lines. Alex will relocate to the West Coast and join Antony in our Los Angeles office. He has experience in working with clients across Financial Services and takes a lead in all business development activities for the US.


Alex comments: “I am incredibly thrilled to be part of Hanover’s journey in the US and to build on the excellent foundations that Antony and James have laid. Our market-leading offering of talent solutions combined with the deep industry expertise of our consultants puts us in a unique position to drive substantial client growth. Crucially, our US clients will now have access to a vastly expanded service offering to include disciplines including technology, digital transformation, operations, risk and finance.”


Exciting times for Hanover as the business continues to successfully invest in the US since entering the market a decade ago. With a strong presence of over 20 consultants and a network of offices across East and West Coasts, 2020 is expected to be an exceptional year as we focus on delivering new and innovative solutions for all of our valued clients.

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