Finance & Operations

With over 20 years’ experience placing leaders throughout the Insurance industry, Hanover Search Group is uniquely positioned to provide advice and search solutions across the Finance & Operations sector.


We have assisted in the build-out and development of a range of finance and operations departments within leading financial services firms. Our reach has allowed us to fulfil senior mandates including Chief Financial Officers, Finance Directors as well as Divisional Heads of Financial Planning. We have also sourced and placed SMEs at Director and Partner grades.


The in-house industry experience organic to the Hanover Search Group has allowed us to develop deep knowledge of the ever-changing demands of an increasingly globalised financial services landscape.      





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.

Verena Mitschelen

An Associate Partner 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 Financial Planning & Analysis 
Life & Pension Provider
Chief Finance Officer
International Insurer
Finance Director
International Head of Finance
Life & Pensions
Chief Financial Officer
US Consulting
Eco Finance Director
Insurance Regulator