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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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

With over 15 years’ experience within the recruitment industry, Geri is the Group Business Support Manager, responsible for communications & operations globally. Upon joining as an Associate in 2006, Geri was responsible for supporting our Partners within the Insurance teams, working to ensure the smooth execution of retained assignments and projects, from conception to completion. In her current role she is the GDPR co-ordinator as well as co-ordinating the groups HR, training & development and internal CRM systems. She is also the Executive Assistant to the Group CEO, James Emmett.

KAMILA ORLANDO

A Managing Partner with over 18 years’ experience in the industry and executive search, Kamila leads the European Financial Services 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 (Institutional and Wholesale)  as well as Insurance, focussing on Actuarial, Risk, Compliance, Finance, Audit, Operation, Transactions, Underwriting and Insurance Strategy. She has taken responsibility for Hanover Search Group’s Diversity & Inclusion agenda, creating a strategy to grow our capability, understanding and culture, as well as advise 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.

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.

Andrew Watson

Andrew is a Senior Consultant, specialising in Financial Technology.  He has 10 years of IT recruitment experience in Managing Directors, Sales Directors and senior IT roles (data science, cybersecurity, IoT and SaaS/IaaS). Mandates are UK, Europe and North America. Previous roles include senior sales management positions at Thomson Reuters and BT. Before his business career, Andrew spent 5 years as an infantry officer with the British Army.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Zofia Sharman

Zofia joined Hanover Search Group in 2018 to launch and lead the HR practice having spent 5 years based in Singapore recruiting for HR. She brings 18+ years international recruitment expertise into financial & professional services, commerce & industry sectors, plus has also worked in-house as Director of Talent for tech start-up MySpace.com. During her tenure she has recruited extensively for senior to executive level roles across the HR and Talent Acquisition spectrum. Previously, Zofia founded a specialist career coaching and mentoring service for city executives and alongside her recruiting career has built a solid reputation within the HR community surrounding personal well-being, vitality at work as well as women in leadership.

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.

Jane McKechnie

Jane has over 20 years’ experience recruiting Compliance professionals across a changing regulatory landscape that has moved from PIA, IMRO, SFA, FSA to the current FCA and PRA. She worked for Hanover some years ago, before setting up Mackenzie Scott Compliance Recruitment in 2002. Jane has now re-joined Hanover to grow the compliance division further. She brings a diverse network of contacts across a broad range of sectors including Retail, Commercial and Investment Banking, Asset Management, Wealth Management, Hedge Funds, Intermediaries, Brokerage firms, Insurance and Regulatory Consulting.

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.

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.  

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.

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.   

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.

KAMILA ORLANDO

A Managing Partner with over 18 years’ experience in the industry and executive search, Kamila leads the European Financial Services 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 (Institutional and Wholesale)  as well as Insurance, focussing on Actuarial, Risk, Compliance, Finance, Audit, Operation, Transactions, Underwriting and Insurance Strategy. She has taken responsibility for Hanover Search Group’s 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.

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.

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.  

Luca Pancaldi

Luca is a recent graduate of the University of London who joined Hanover Search Group as an Associate aligned to the Technology and FinTech practice. In his role at Hanover, Luca focuses on market research & analysis and assists the team in delivering senior Technology, Digital, Transformation and Operations mandates for the Insurance, Asset and Wealth Management industries.

Zofia Sharman

Zofia joined Hanover Search Group in 2018 to launch and lead the HR practice having spent 5 years based in Singapore recruiting for HR. She brings 18+ years international recruitment expertise into financial & professional services, commerce & industry sectors, plus has also worked in-house as Director of Talent for tech start-up MySpace.com. During her tenure she has recruited extensively for senior to executive level roles across the HR and Talent Acquisition spectrum. Previously, Zofia founded a specialist career coaching and mentoring service for city executives and alongside her recruiting career has built a solid reputation within the HR community surrounding personal well-being, vitality at work as well as women in leadership.

Zofia Sharman

Zofia joined Hanover Search Group in 2018 to launch and lead the HR practice having spent 5 years based in Singapore recruiting for HR. She brings 18+ years international recruitment expertise into financial & professional services, commerce & industry sectors, plus has also worked in-house as Director of Talent for tech start-up MySpace.com. During her tenure she has recruited extensively for senior to executive level roles across the HR and Talent Acquisition spectrum. Previously, Zofia founded a specialist career coaching and mentoring service for city executives and alongside her recruiting career has built a solid reputation within the HR community surrounding personal well-being, vitality at work as well as women in leadership.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

Jan Bieberbach

A Senior Consultant with 15 years’ headhunting experience responsible for Financial Services, predominantly Insurance and Asset Management in German speaking countries. Jan is an experienced Executive Search Recruiter with a broad network across major industries such as Automotive & Marine, FMCG & Manufacturing, Telco & IT across Europe & US. 

Andrew Watson

Andrew is a Senior Consultant, specialising in Financial Technology.  He has 10 years of IT recruitment experience in Managing Directors, Sales Directors and senior IT roles (data science, cybersecurity, IoT and SaaS/IaaS). Mandates are UK, Europe and North America. Previous roles include senior sales management positions at Thomson Reuters and BT. Before his business career, Andrew spent 5 years as an infantry officer with the British Army.

Andrew Watson

Andrew is a Senior Consultant, specialising in Financial Technology.  He has 10 years of IT recruitment experience in Managing Directors, Sales Directors and senior IT roles (data science, cybersecurity, IoT and SaaS/IaaS). Mandates are UK, Europe and North America. Previous roles include senior sales management positions at Thomson Reuters and BT. Before his business career, Andrew spent 5 years as an infantry officer with the British Army.

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.

Jane McKechnie

Jane has over 20 years’ experience recruiting Compliance professionals across a changing regulatory landscape that has moved from PIA, IMRO, SFA, FSA to the current FCA and PRA. She worked for Hanover some years ago, before setting up Mackenzie Scott Compliance Recruitment in 2002. Jane has now re-joined Hanover to grow the compliance division further. She brings a diverse network of contacts across a broad range of sectors including Retail, Commercial and Investment Banking, Asset Management, Wealth Management, Hedge Funds, Intermediaries, Brokerage firms, Insurance and Regulatory Consulting.

Jane McKechnie

Jane has over 20 years’ experience recruiting Compliance professionals across a changing regulatory landscape that has moved from PIA, IMRO, SFA, FSA to the current FCA and PRA. She worked for Hanover some years ago, before setting up Mackenzie Scott Compliance Recruitment in 2002. Jane has now re-joined Hanover to grow the compliance division further. She brings a diverse network of contacts across a broad range of sectors including Retail, Commercial and Investment Banking, Asset Management, Wealth Management, Hedge Funds, Intermediaries, Brokerage firms, Insurance and Regulatory Consulting.

Zofia Sharman

Zofia joined Hanover Search Group in 2018 to launch and lead the HR practice having spent 5 years based in Singapore recruiting for HR. She brings 18+ years international recruitment expertise into financial & professional services, commerce & industry sectors, plus has also worked in-house as Director of Talent for tech start-up MySpace.com. During her tenure she has recruited extensively for senior to executive level roles across the HR and Talent Acquisition spectrum. Previously, Zofia founded a specialist career coaching and mentoring service for city executives and alongside her recruiting career has built a solid reputation within the HR community surrounding personal well-being, vitality at work as well as women in leadership.

Xavier Peluso

Xavier joined the Asset Management division within Hanover to cover global clients and expand the offering to Alternatives. He has a history of execution across alternative asset management, private equity and real estate, also providing thought leadership across FinTech and Banking. With a core focus on Investment Infrastructure and Distribution , Xavier specialises in assignments from mid- senior level. Previous to Hanover, Xavier worked for an Investment Banking and Alternatives boutique.

Jan Bieberbach

A Senior Consultant with 15 years’ headhunting experience responsible for Financial Services, predominantly Insurance and Asset Management in German speaking countries. Jan is an experienced Executive Search Recruiter with a broad network across major industries such as Automotive & Marine, FMCG & Manufacturing, Telco & IT across Europe & US. 

Jenny Tansley

Jenny is a Business Support Manager based in HSG’s Los Angeles Offices. She is responsible for managing the day to day running of the office and supporting the CEO on 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 joined HSG as part of the Wealth Management Division and is now an Associate Partner focusing upon the UK wealth planning market. He started in FS at Goldman Sachs before building a career in search where, for the last 5 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, regional and boutique wealth businesses in England, Wales & Scotland.

CHARLOTTE ABBOTT

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.

Sabina Butler

Sabina joined Hanover Search Group in 2018 as an Associate in the West Hollywood California office. She focuses on mid-to-senior level assignments based in the U.S, specializing in Insurance and Asset Management nationally. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and previously specialized in Product Development and Advertising.

Andrew Watson

Andrew is a Senior Consultant, specialising in Financial Technology.  He has 10 years of IT recruitment experience in Managing Directors, Sales Directors and senior IT roles (data science, cybersecurity, IoT and SaaS/IaaS). Mandates are UK, Europe and North America. Previous roles include senior sales management positions at Thomson Reuters and BT. Before his business career, Andrew spent 5 years as an infantry officer with the British Army.

Luca Pancaldi

Luca is a recent graduate of the University of London who joined Hanover Search Group as an Associate aligned to the Technology and FinTech practice. In his role at Hanover, Luca focuses on market research & analysis and assists the team in delivering senior Technology, Digital, Transformation and Operations mandates for the Insurance, Asset and Wealth Management industries.

Jane McKechnie

Jane has over 20 years’ experience recruiting Compliance professionals across a changing regulatory landscape that has moved from PIA, IMRO, SFA, FSA to the current FCA and PRA. She worked for Hanover some years ago, before setting up Mackenzie Scott Compliance Recruitment in 2002. Jane has now re-joined Hanover to grow the compliance division further. She brings a diverse network of contacts across a broad range of sectors including Retail, Commercial and Investment Banking, Asset Management, Wealth Management, Hedge Funds, Intermediaries, Brokerage firms, Insurance and Regulatory Consulting.

Molly Mcilvaine

Molly is a Senior 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.

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.

Sabina Butler

Sabina joined Hanover Search Group in 2018 as an Associate in the West Hollywood California office. She focuses on mid-to-senior level assignments based in the U.S, specializing in Insurance and Asset Management nationally. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and previously specialized in Product Development and Advertising.

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.

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.

Luca Pancaldi

Luca is a recent graduate of the University of London who joined Hanover Search Group as an Associate aligned to the Technology and FinTech practice. In his role at Hanover, Luca focuses on market research & analysis and assists the team in delivering senior Technology, Digital, Transformation and Operations mandates for the Insurance, Asset and Wealth Management industries.

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.

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.

Luca Pancaldi

Luca is a recent graduate of the University of London who joined Hanover Search Group as an Associate aligned to the Technology and FinTech practice. In his role at Hanover, Luca focuses on market research & analysis and assists the team in delivering senior Technology, Digital, Transformation and Operations mandates for the Insurance, Asset and Wealth Management industries.

MARK SPYRZYNSKI

Mark is an Associate in the Stowe, Vermont office specializing in the Wealth Management sector with a focus on the east coast market. With extensive experience in business development and property management, he is responsible for assisting the Managing Partner on retained and mid to senior level searches. He has a Bachelor Degree in Marketing from Saint Joseph’s University where he also competed as a scholarship tennis player.

Phyna Samson

Phyna is a recent graduate of Chapman University where she acquired a degree in Public Relations and Advertising. She is excited to join the Hanover team in the Los Angeles Office working in the Wealth Management field.

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.