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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 is a Classics graduate from Exeter University.

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 Danos Associates 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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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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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 is a Classics graduate 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.

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.

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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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 is a Classics graduate 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.

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.

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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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.

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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Talha Sadak

Researcher

(Permanent)

Talha joined the Danos Group in July 2021. Talha is a researcher for the European Risk Division with a focus on candidate recruitment opportunities. Since joining the Danos Group, Talha has developed experience in Risk, gaining insights into Credit, Market and Operational topics topics.  

Talha graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2021 with a Second-Class Division One, Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering with Management.  

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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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Nick Wilkins

Associate Partner, Head of Commerce & Industry Legal

(Permanent)

Nick started his career in Legal recruitment in 2010, specialising in placing qualified Lawyers into permanent roles in the Commerce and Industry sectors, including Media, Telecommunications, Energy, and Pharmaceuticals.

He has a very successful track record in placing Lawyers at all levels, from Newly Qualified to Head of Legal and General Counsel, working with leading firms across multiple sectors, with an emphasis on the heavy industries and life sciences.

Nick joined Danos Associates in May 2021 as Head of Legal for Commerce and Industry (C&I), his focus is on developing the In-House C&I permanent Legal offering in the UK and Europe, his skills and experience complement the well-established Danos permanent and interim Legal recruitment teams.

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Penny Parker

Associate Partner, Head of Legal, Danos Consulting

(Interim & Consulting)

Penny started her Legal recruitment career in 2006, in Sydney, Australia, where she specialised in recruiting Legal professionals into the In-House Banking and Financial Services market.

In 2011 Penny relocated to London and has since focused on interim qualified placements at all levels across the Banking, Financial and Professional Services industries.

She has a very successful track record in placing Lawyers from newly qualified to General Counsel, Company Secretarial, and Derivatives Documentation (ISDA), into long-term contracts, regulatory projects, and short-term temporary hires.

Penny joined Danos Consulting in April 2021 to further develop the Legal interim offering alongside the already very well-established Danos Consulting business.

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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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Mark Waters

Executive Researcher

(Permanent)

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. Mark’s background working for Chambers has given him detailed UK and US Legal market knowledge.

At Danos Associates Mark focuses on search recruitment opportunities within Legal.

Mark graduated from the University of Manchester with a First-Class Honours, Bachelor’s Degree in Politics with Modern History.

Lydia O’Dwyer

Researcher

Lydia joined the Danos Group in 2021 as a Legal Recruitment Researcher.  She started her legal recruitment career at The Royal Society of Mediators in London, recruiting magic-circle lawyers internationally for firms such as Allen & Overy, and Freshfield Bruckhaus Derringer. Her previous clients included: River & Mercantile Asset Management, Roland Berger Consultancy, Zoopla, Shell Petrol, and HIA Legal.

Lydia graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2017 with a degree in English Literature and French. She then studied and worked in Paris at the Sorbonne VI University, where she found her niche in recruiting for in-house within the Education sector. She has also completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP University Law School, this has prepared her for her new role as Legal Recruitment Researcher at the Danos Group.