Danos Associates is a specialist contingency recruitment firm, with over 17 years’ experience recruiting executive, senior, and middle managers. With an unparalleled talent network, we provide experienced, top quality professionals in the Compliance, Financial Crime, Risk, and Legal sectors throughout EMEA, the Americas, and APAC.

Danos Associates recruits permanent premium Compliance, Financial Crime, Risk, and Legal professionals for leading organisations, enabling them to fulfil their legal, risk and regulatory responsibilities.

Our Expertise

We pride ourselves on being able to match talent not just to the requirements of the role, but also to the style of the organisation. We conduct thorough market assessments, utilise our extensive global network and use a structured targeted approach to identify passive candidates, to ensure we have uncovered the best and most suitable professionals for our clients.

  • Geographical reach – Offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Our integrated team can support global managers recruiting in different regions, and we are able to source the best global candidates leveraging our local knowledge and networks.
  • Deep market knowledge – Built up over 17 years.
  • Experienced functional and sector recruiters – Excellent track records and hiring statistics.
About Us

Contingency Recruitment Solutions

We offer both Exclusive Contingency and Contingency searches. For those clients that opt for an Exclusive Contingency search option, they benefit from:

  • Assigned Senior Associate or Associate Partner, with Partner support.
  • Priority allocated search time.
  • Market mapping, market assessment & analysis.
  • Synchronised search process with a single agency management.

In our experience those Exclusive Contingency clients have a higher success rate in terms of quality of candidates and speed of hiring – Did you know that 63% of CEOs & hiring managers are worried about how to attract top talent?

Full Service Recruitment Solutions

The Danos Group offers full service recruitment solutions. Our Partners lead our dedicated Retained Executive level searches. Danos Search offers personalised, discreet search and selection service to an elite client base across a global market. Our Partners are the most experienced specialists in the market and have a proven track record for delivering the very best talent.

We can provide immediate interim professionals to support specific projects, specialist skill requirements, or resourcing gaps whilst simultaneously planning the execution of your permanent search. Danos Consulting has access to a pool of high-quality compliance, financial crime, risk, and legal professionals. With an unparalleled talent network, we provide experienced, first-class practitioners, ensuring you have the appropriate skills and background to boost your department’s capabilities.

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Our Experts

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Denis Spearman

Partner, EMEA Head of Compliance & Financial Crime Practice

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Peter Umesi

Associate Partner, EMEA Head of Risk & Analytics

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Nick Wilkins

Associate Partner, Head of Commerce & Industry Legal

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Edward Wacher

Associate Partner, Compliance

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Maame Eshun

Senior Associate, EMEA Head of In-House Legal

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Isabel Anchebe

Senior Associate, Compliance

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Claire Singer

Senior Associate, Compliance

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Dominic was referred to me as the best in the business.

I needed to find risk and compliance staff. My experience corroborates precisely that. Thorough, encyclopedic market knowledge and execution orientated.

Hugo van Vredenburch Non Executive Director, TMF Group

Danos Consulting offered an excellent Interim Head of Compliance as a solution whilst undertaking our challenging permanent search mandate.

Danos Consulting really listened to our needs, parachuting in a candidate with the right technical skill set and personality. They really understood the DNA of our business which enabled them to provide support effectively when working to tight onboarding deadlines.

General Counsel, Niche Asset Management Firm

Danos Associates offered much more than simply sourcing candidates. 

They helped frame the scope of the search, giving context as to where we could search for our candidate pool and provided a commercial view of the labour market in this field and what we could expect… The shortlist of candidates we received was of a very high standard. Each candidate had been looked at critically.

Nicola Swann HR Director

Danos Associates spend a lot of time getting to know your team and the culture, which makes it easier when new staff join the business.  

In credit risk often the candidate pools have the same skill sets, however there are elements that the CV miss out. The Danos team work tirelessly to understand the skills levels of all candidates and most importantly, they get us quality candidates we can close and bring on board quickly.

Director of Model, Development Banking