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Denis Spearman

Partner, EMEA Head of Compliance & Financial Crime Practice

(Executive & Permanent)

Denis joined Danos Associates in February 2010 before becoming a partner in 2014. Denis has successfully placed compliance candidates at all levels across financial services both in UK and Internationally.

He commenced his compliance recruitment career at an AIM listed recruitment firm in 2005. Starting as a researcher he quickly progressed to heading up the team and establishing himself as one of the leading recruiters in the compliance industry.

Denis is a marketing graduate from the Dublin Institute of technology.

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Tom Harvey

Head of Research

Tom joined the Danos Group in September 2021 to head up the Danos Group Research function, supporting all three divisions of the business. Prior to joining, he was a director at specialist Risk & Compliance agency that focused on mid to senior level placements within Financial Services, having joined as a graduate in 2011.

Tom graduated from the University of London with a BA in Philosophy and completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at The College of Law.

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Jennifer Paterson

Global Head of Marketing

Jennifer is a CIM professional with more than 20 years’ experience. She graduated from Kingston University in 1996 with a BA Hons Degree in Business Administration specialising in Marketing, and went on to achieve the Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). 

She has worked for leading organisations within the healthcare, science and technology sectors, creating and delivering integrated marketing strategies that have driven financial performance and connected businesses with their customers and stakeholder, as well as holding senior leadership roles that have significantly influenced at Board level.  

Jennifer joined the Danos Group in 2019, as the Global Head of Marketing to support our continued growth.     

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Fern Egan

Global Head of Administration

(Operations)

Fern joined the Operations Team at Danos Associates in September 2018 as Office Administrator, two years later she was promoted to Global Head of Administration based in London.

After finishing her studies in July 2017, she began her career in the Legal Sector as an Administrator and Receptionist.

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Subijit Barua

Accounts Assistant

Subijit joined the Global Operations Team at the Danos Group in 2022. In his role as Accounts Assistant Subijit works closely with Veronika Vlahova the Head of Finance, and the wider operations team.

He completed his Master’s Degree in Accounting from University of Westminster, and then started his career as an Accountant in 2008.  For over 14 years Subijit has worked in Accounts and Payroll departments within the recruitment industry.

Subijit loves travelling and playing the keyboard piano in his spare time.

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Eliza Cox

Office Assistant

Eliza Joined the London Operations Team at Danos Associates in July 2021. In her role as Office Assistant, Eliza works closely with the Global Head of Administration, Fern Egan. She also assists all teams within the company in a variety of ways.

Eliza graduated from Oxford Media & Business School in June 2021 with Distinction Honours in the Professional Business Diploma.

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Dominic Danos

Global Managing Partner

(Executive & Permanent)

Dominic launched the EMEA business in 2004, followed by opening a Middle Eastern office in 2007. Under his direction the EMEA office is a market leader in the region.

Following this successful growth, Dominic opened the APAC office based in Hong Kong in 2011 and subsequently the Singapore office in 2016.

In 2013 he embarked upon the launch of the Americas office based in New York to deliver the objective of achieving a genuine global solution.

Dominic graduated from Exeter University.

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Katherine Lord

Partner, Head of Danos Consulting

(Interim & Consulting)

Katherine joined the team in January 2019 heading up Danos Consulting. She is a market leading specialist recruiter in the Interim and Consultancy practice having worked in the Compliance, Risk and Legal sector since 2005.

She joined Hays on their graduate training scheme and had a very successful 18 year career with the firm with multiple promotions, developing and growing business areas and managing key client relationships.

Katherine is a graduate in Social Science from the University of Birmingham.

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Denis Spearman

Partner, EMEA Head of Compliance & Financial Crime Practice

(Executive & Permanent)

Denis joined Danos Associates in February 2010 before becoming a partner in 2014. Denis has successfully placed compliance candidates at all levels across financial services both in UK and Internationally.

He commenced his compliance recruitment career at an AIM listed recruitment firm in 2005. Starting as a researcher he quickly progressed to heading up the team and establishing himself as one of the leading recruiters in the compliance industry.

Denis is a marketing graduate from the Dublin Institute of technology.

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Edward Wacher

Associate Partner, Compliance

(Executive & Permanent)

Edward joined Danos Associates in February 2015 having started his recruitment career in 2007 at a boutique compliance specialist in the city where he covered Asset Management (including Hedge Funds & Private Equity) and Investment Banking focusing on mid to senior level appointments. After six years he moved to build a compliance function at a Legal search business.

Edward graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc in Geography.

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Gurjit Purewal

Head of Offshore Consulting

(Consulting)

Gurjit joined the Danos Group in 2021 to lead our offshore consulting services as part of the Danos Consulting division. He is a very accomplished Compliance and Financial Crime professional, with a financial services background spanning more than 25 years. Gurjit holds both broad and deep expertise of the regulatory landscape – he will use this knowledge to support our EMEA consulting solutions business.

Formerly a Head of Compliance, as well as being the registered Compliance Officer (SMF16, CF10) and an MLRO (CF11), he has led large compliance teams and programs.  He has designed and executed compliance risk assessments and monitoring plans, implemented policies and procedures, established compliance manuals including delivering applicable and effective training.

Gurjit has undertaken and managed a wide range of regulatory engagements for numerous regulated firms across various industry sectors.  Because of his extensive experience, he has a detailed knowledge and understanding of the FCA, JFSC and GFSC requirements, along with the ability to apply this knowledge to a wide range of different firms, and to advise them on the best resources and consulting solutions they need to deal with their regulatory challenges.

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Claire Singer

Senior Associate, Compliance

(Permanent)

Claire joined Danos Associates in May 2017 having started her recruitment career in 2008 at Robert Walters where she worked for 5 years before moving to other leading financial services recruitment firms.

She is an experienced Headhunter with an established track record in Compliance and Financial Crime Compliance within Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Asset Management firms and Brokerage.

Claire graduated with a First-Class Honours in Fine Art from Southampton University and holds a master’s degree in Media and Business from Oxford Brooks University.

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Isabel Anchebe

Senior Associate, Compliance

(Executive & Permanent)

Isabel joined Danos Associates in December 2019, having started her recruitment career in 2017 at a global recruitment organisation, where she specialised in Compliance roles across Europe.

She quickly progressed, and has an established track record in Europe having successfully placed a number of Senior Compliance professionals across the buy and sell side.

Isabel graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.

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Bradley Handelaar

Senior Associate, Danos Consulting

(Interim & Consultancy)

Bradley started his recruitment career in 2016 and joined the Danos Group in early 2019.

He is a specialist in Compliance, Financial Crime, Risk and Legal interim recruitment. He sources and places contract professionals into short or fixed term assignments across the Financial Services and Public sectors.  Bradley also project manages our secondment projects providing monthly updates and health checks to clients and secondees.

Bradley graduated with a degree in Real Estate from Birmingham City University.

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Lascelles Reid-Barlow

Researcher

Lascelles joined the Danos Group in 2021 as a Recruitment specialising in Interim Compliance and Financial Crime. Previously he has worked as an Investment Banking Recruitment Consultant with a particular focus in renewable energy and infrastructure, working alongside Private Equity funds, Advisories and Banks. He focused on senior level hires ranging from associates to Partners and Managing Directors.

Lascelles studied Law LLB and volunteers in his spare time with a charity helping people obtain access to justice. He has a keen interest in business, finance and politics, while enjoying watching F1, football and documentaries.

 

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Aleksandrs Seksts

Researcher

Aleksandrs joined the Danos Group in 2022 as a specialist Compliance and Financial Crime headhunter and researcher working across the UK Financial Services.

Aleksandrs graduated from University of Hull with First-Class Honours in 2020, where he studied International Business. In his free time, Aleksandrs enjoys staying active, reading books, and following sports (especially ice hockey).

 

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Thomas Wade

Researcher

Thomas joined the Danos Group in 2022 as a specialist Compliance and Financial Crime researcher.

He graduated from De Montfort University in 2022 where he studied History.

In his spare time Thomas enjoys watching and taking part in a wide range of sports; he especially likes playing football and following the Premier League.

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Orla Crowe

Researcher

Orla joined the Danos Group in 2022 as a specialist Compliance and Financial Crime headhunter and researcher, working across the UK Financial Services.

In 2022 Orla graduated from Technological University Dublin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.

Orla in her free time enjoys playing sports including Irish sports Camogie and Gaelic Football.

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Kimberley Huisman

Researcher

Kimberley joined the Danos Group in June 2022 as a specialist Compliance and Financial Crime researcher.

She graduated from Buckinghamshire New University in 2021 where she studied Music Business.

In her spare time Kimberley enjoys listening to music, ballet and following basketball.

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Katherine Lord

Partner, Head of Danos Consulting

(Interim & Consulting)

Katherine joined the team in January 2019 heading up Danos Consulting. She is a market leading specialist recruiter in the Interim and Consultancy practice having worked in the Compliance, Risk and Legal sector since 2005.

She joined Hays on their graduate training scheme and had a very successful 18 year career with the firm with multiple promotions, developing and growing business areas and managing key client relationships.

Katherine is a graduate in Social Science from the University of Birmingham.

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Denis Spearman

Partner, EMEA Head of Compliance & Financial Crime Practice

(Executive & Permanent)

Denis joined Danos Associates in February 2010 before becoming a partner in 2014. Denis has successfully placed compliance candidates at all levels across financial services both in UK and Internationally.

He commenced his compliance recruitment career at an AIM listed recruitment firm in 2005. Starting as a researcher he quickly progressed to heading up the team and establishing himself as one of the leading recruiters in the compliance industry.

Denis is a marketing graduate from the Dublin Institute of technology.

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Edward Wacher

Associate Partner, Compliance

(Executive & Permanent)

Edward joined Danos Associates in February 2015 having started his recruitment career in 2007 at a boutique compliance specialist in the city where he covered Asset Management (including Hedge Funds & Private Equity) and Investment Banking focusing on mid to senior level appointments. After six years he moved to build a compliance function at a Legal search business.

Edward graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc in Geography.

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Gurjit Purewal

Head of Offshore Consulting

(Consulting)

Gurjit joined the Danos Group in 2021 to lead our offshore consulting services as part of the Danos Consulting division. He is a very accomplished Compliance and Financial Crime professional, with a financial services background spanning more than 25 years. Gurjit holds both broad and deep expertise of the regulatory landscape – he will use this knowledge to support our EMEA consulting solutions business.

Formerly a Head of Compliance, as well as being the registered Compliance Officer (SMF16, CF10) and an MLRO (CF11), he has led large compliance teams and programs.  He has designed and executed compliance risk assessments and monitoring plans, implemented policies and procedures, established compliance manuals including delivering applicable and effective training.

Gurjit has undertaken and managed a wide range of regulatory engagements for numerous regulated firms across various industry sectors.  Because of his extensive experience, he has a detailed knowledge and understanding of the FCA, JFSC and GFSC requirements, along with the ability to apply this knowledge to a wide range of different firms, and to advise them on the best resources and consulting solutions they need to deal with their regulatory challenges.

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Claire Singer

Senior Associate, Compliance

(Permanent)

Claire joined Danos Associates in May 2017 having started her recruitment career in 2008 at Robert Walters where she worked for 5 years before moving to other leading financial services recruitment firms.

She is an experienced Headhunter with an established track record in Compliance and Financial Crime Compliance within Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Asset Management firms and Brokerage.

Claire graduated with a First-Class Honours in Fine Art from Southampton University and holds a master’s degree in Media and Business from Oxford Brooks University.

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Isabel Anchebe

Senior Associate, Compliance

(Executive & Permanent)

Isabel joined Danos Associates in December 2019, having started her recruitment career in 2017 at a global recruitment organisation, where she specialised in Compliance roles across Europe.

She quickly progressed, and has an established track record in Europe having successfully placed a number of Senior Compliance professionals across the buy and sell side.

Isabel graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.

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Bradley Handelaar

Senior Associate, Danos Consulting

(Interim & Consultancy)

Bradley started his recruitment career in 2016 and joined the Danos Group in early 2019.

He is a specialist in Compliance, Financial Crime, Risk and Legal interim recruitment. He sources and places contract professionals into short or fixed term assignments across the Financial Services and Public sectors.  Bradley also project manages our secondment projects providing monthly updates and health checks to clients and secondees.

Bradley graduated with a degree in Real Estate from Birmingham City University.

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Lascelles Reid-Barlow

Researcher

Lascelles joined the Danos Group in 2021 as a Recruitment specialising in Interim Compliance and Financial Crime. Previously he has worked as an Investment Banking Recruitment Consultant with a particular focus in renewable energy and infrastructure, working alongside Private Equity funds, Advisories and Banks. He focused on senior level hires ranging from associates to Partners and Managing Directors.

Lascelles studied Law LLB and volunteers in his spare time with a charity helping people obtain access to justice. He has a keen interest in business, finance and politics, while enjoying watching F1, football and documentaries.

 

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Aleksandrs Seksts

Researcher

Aleksandrs joined the Danos Group in 2022 as a specialist Compliance and Financial Crime headhunter and researcher working across the UK Financial Services.

Aleksandrs graduated from University of Hull with First-Class Honours in 2020, where he studied International Business. In his free time, Aleksandrs enjoys staying active, reading books, and following sports (especially ice hockey).

 

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Thomas Wade

Researcher

Thomas joined the Danos Group in 2022 as a specialist Compliance and Financial Crime researcher.

He graduated from De Montfort University in 2022 where he studied History.

In his spare time Thomas enjoys watching and taking part in a wide range of sports; he especially likes playing football and following the Premier League.

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Orla Crowe

Researcher

Orla joined the Danos Group in 2022 as a specialist Compliance and Financial Crime headhunter and researcher, working across the UK Financial Services.

In 2022 Orla graduated from Technological University Dublin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.

Orla in her free time enjoys playing sports including Irish sports Camogie and Gaelic Football.

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Kimberley Huisman

Researcher

Kimberley joined the Danos Group in June 2022 as a specialist Compliance and Financial Crime researcher.

She graduated from Buckinghamshire New University in 2021 where she studied Music Business.

In her spare time Kimberley enjoys listening to music, ballet and following basketball.

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Katherine Lord

Partner, Head of Danos Consulting

(Interim & Consulting)

Katherine joined the team in January 2019 heading up Danos Consulting. She is a market leading specialist recruiter in the Interim and Consultancy practice having worked in the Compliance, Risk and Legal sector since 2005.

She joined Hays on their graduate training scheme and had a very successful 18 year career with the firm with multiple promotions, developing and growing business areas and managing key client relationships.

Katherine is a graduate in Social Science from the University of Birmingham.

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Peter Umesi

Associate Partner, EMEA Head of Risk & Analytics

(Executive & Permanent)

Peter has a proven track record in leading cross-sector projects across EMEA. He is a specialist in Model Risk Management and Internal Audit and has delivered on mandates for leading Management Consulting Firms, Financial Services Institutions and Global Conglomerates.

He leads the Risk Division across Europe with a team focused on Credit and Market topics such as Model Development and Validation, Stress Testing and FRTB.

Peter graduated from Brunel University with a degree in Politics.

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Bradley Handelaar

Senior Associate, Danos Consulting

(Interim & Consultancy)

Bradley started his recruitment career in 2016 and joined the Danos Group in early 2019.

He is a specialist in Compliance, Financial Crime, Risk and Legal interim recruitment. He sources and places contract professionals into short or fixed term assignments across the Financial Services and Public sectors.  Bradley also project manages our secondment projects providing monthly updates and health checks to clients and secondees.

Bradley graduated with a degree in Real Estate from Birmingham City University.

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Alex Bayne-Powell

Senior Associate

(Executive & Permanent)

An accomplished Risk head-hunter, focusing on placing senior Risk & Governance professionals into the Financial Services and Consulting industries. Expertise includes Climate Risk, Enterprise Risk and Credit Risk, which spans both buy and sell-side as well as finance functions of corporate institutions.

Over 10 years’ experience covering Risk Management (1st, 2nd & 3rd lines of defence).  Alex now focuses searches across Investment Banking, Retail Banking, Asset Management, Advisory and Consulting.

Specialities Include: Operational Risk, Market Risk, Credit Risk, Enterprise Risk, ESG Risk, Climate Risk, and Corporate Governance.

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Mark Curikov

Associate, Risk Practice

(Permanent)

Mark is an experienced recruiter who focuses on placing mid-to-senior level professionals within the Risk Management space.

His core specialisms are within Credit Risk, Market Risk, Quantitative Analytics, Stress Testing and Tech, across the UK, New York, and European markets.

Mark graduated from the University of Brighton with a degree in Business Management.

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Fisnik Terzeta

Researcher

Fisnik joined the Danos Group in 2021 as a Recruitment Researcher for the UK and European Risk Division. He has blue-collar recruitment and selection experience working in the UK, and before this Fisnik worked as an Assistant Manager for HoReCa in Italy.

He has a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations awarded in 2020 at the University of La Sapienza (Rome, Italy), and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations and a Master’s Degree in Cooperation and Development both awarded in the University of Palermo (Italy).

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Maria Douglas-Pulleyne

Researcher

Maria joined the Danos Group in 2022 as a recruitment Researcher for the UK and European Risk Division. Before this Maria worked as a self-employed International Tutor. She has a bachelor’s degree in International Business with Mandarin, awarded at the University of Greenwich (London, UK).

In addition, Maria can speak Russian fluently and Chinese in an intermediate level. In her free time, she enjoys staying active, particularly in yoga, writing music and travelling.

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Katherine Lord

Partner, Head of Danos Consulting

(Interim & Consulting)

Katherine joined the team in January 2019 heading up Danos Consulting. She is a market leading specialist recruiter in the Interim and Consultancy practice having worked in the Compliance, Risk and Legal sector since 2005.

She joined Hays on their graduate training scheme and had a very successful 18 year career with the firm with multiple promotions, developing and growing business areas and managing key client relationships.

Katherine is a graduate in Social Science from the University of Birmingham.

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Maame Eshun

Senior Associate, EMEA Head of In-House Legal

(Executive & Permanent)

Maame joined Danos Associates in early 2018, in 2019 she was promoted to Senior Associate and is responsible for the running of our EMEA In-House Legal Division.

She started her legal recruitment career in January 2016 specialising in the financial services sector and successfully placed high calibre legal professionals with leading investment banks, broker-dealers, credit rating agencies and private banks.

Maame graduated from the University of Oxford, Keble College with a degree in Chemistry.

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Chris Simmonds

Associate

(Permanent & Interim)

Chris joined the Danos Group in January 2022 as an Associate recruiter specialising in Legal. Previously he worked as a Solicitor and has over seven years’ legal experience dealing with Human Rights, and Landlord and Tenant matters.

He studied Law at the University of South Wales where he was awarded his Bachelor of Laws degree and was President of the Law and Mooting Society. He later went onto Cardiff University where he completed the Bar Professional Training Course.

Chris is a keen sports fan who enjoys rugby and football. In his spare time he is learning to code computer programmes.

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Mark Waters

Executive Researcher

(Permanent & Interim)

Mark joined the Danos Group in August 2020. Since joining the workforce, he has gained experience in the Legal, Risk and Compliance industries, developing significant expertise in areas such as, Compliance, Risk, Private Practice, and In-House Legal. Currently Mark focuses on search and interim recruitment opportunities within Legal.

Mark’s background working for Chambers has given him detailed UK and US Legal market knowledge. Mark graduated from the University of Manchester with a First-Class Honours, Bachelor’s Degree in Politics with Modern History.

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Katherine Lord

Partner, Head of Danos Consulting

(Interim & Consulting)

Katherine joined the team in January 2019 heading up Danos Consulting. She is a market leading specialist recruiter in the Interim and Consultancy practice having worked in the Compliance, Risk and Legal sector since 2005.

She joined Hays on their graduate training scheme and had a very successful 18 year career with the firm with multiple promotions, developing and growing business areas and managing key client relationships.

Katherine is a graduate in Social Science from the University of Birmingham.