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Neil Owen

Group Managing Director

Neil started his recruitment career in 1998, focussed predominantly on the Financial Services industry for Robert Half International. His 20-year career there saw him take on several senior roles including Managing Director for London, Global Practice Director for Financial Services, and UK Director for Technology.

In 2018 Neil moved to a start-up business where he successfully launched and grew their London offering across Financial Services, Technology, and Human Resources.

Neil joined the Danos Group in July 2022 as our new Group Managing Director.  He is responsible for delivering our strategic growth objectives, while working with our global teams to continue to offer our industry leading recruitment solutions to the markets we serve.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wales, College of Cardiff.

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Grant Potter

Managing Director, Head of Americas

(Executive & Permanent)

Grant Potter joined Danos Associates’ EMEA operation in January 2012. He spent two years working on both the contingent and retained search teams, across all areas of financial services compliance, before relocating to New York in January 2014 to help set up Danos Associates US, Inc. He became Partner in July 2018.

He has developed an extensive network within the US compliance market and has worked on compliance assignments across investment banking, commercial and consumer banking, asset management, private equity, wealth management, and the hedge fund space.

Grant was previously with an executive search firm in London where he set up and ran the Legal and Compliance desk. Prior to this he worked as a paralegal at a Solicitors in Birmingham and as an academic lawyer before joining the recruitment industry.

He holds an LL.M from University College London and an LL.B from Birmingham City University.

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Grant Potter

Managing Director, Head of Americas

(Executive & Permanent)

Grant Potter joined Danos Associates’ EMEA operation in January 2012. He spent two years working on both the contingent and retained search teams, across all areas of financial services compliance, before relocating to New York in January 2014 to help set up Danos Associates US, Inc. He became Partner in July 2018.

He has developed an extensive network within the US compliance market and has worked on compliance assignments across investment banking, commercial and consumer banking, asset management, private equity, wealth management, and the hedge fund space.

Grant was previously with an executive search firm in London where he set up and ran the Legal and Compliance desk. Prior to this he worked as a paralegal at a Solicitors in Birmingham and as an academic lawyer before joining the recruitment industry.

He holds an LL.M from University College London and an LL.B from Birmingham City University.

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Jared Weber

Associate Director, Head of Boston Practice

(Permanent)

Jared joined Danos Associates in June 2020. He has strong connections within the US Compliance market at all levels of experience. He has worked on contingent and retained compliance assignments within Asset Management, FinTech, Commercial and Consumer Banking, Investment Banking, Private Equity, and Hedge Funds. In addition to his market expertise, Jared prides himself on building long-lasting, effective relationships with clients and candidates.

Originally from Massachusetts, Jared moved to New York City in 2011. He began his career in recruitment in 2016 where his focus was working with clients and candidates within the US Compliance market. Prior to this he worked in the theatrical management industry, representing clients in theatre, film, and television.

Jared holds a bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts Management from the University of Hartford, he is a certified yoga instructor, and is currently renovating a 1790’s New England farmhouse in Western, MA.

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Katie Bateman

Consultant, Compliance

(Permanent)

Katie joined the Danos Group in 2022. Originally from Ohio, Katie achieved her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Hartford before moving to New York City in 2009. Katie’s previous career paths included working as a professional actor, management within the hospitality industry, and corporate sales.

Her passion for work is driven by connecting people and teams with the right match to ensure the best path for long lasting success. She prides herself on professional, but thoughtful conversations to build trustworthy and reliable working relationships.

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Grant Potter

Managing Director, Head of Americas

(Executive & Permanent)

Grant Potter joined Danos Associates’ EMEA operation in January 2012. He spent two years working on both the contingent and retained search teams, across all areas of financial services compliance, before relocating to New York in January 2014 to help set up Danos Associates US, Inc. He became Partner in July 2018.

He has developed an extensive network within the US compliance market and has worked on compliance assignments across investment banking, commercial and consumer banking, asset management, private equity, wealth management, and the hedge fund space.

Grant was previously with an executive search firm in London where he set up and ran the Legal and Compliance desk. Prior to this he worked as a paralegal at a Solicitors in Birmingham and as an academic lawyer before joining the recruitment industry.

He holds an LL.M from University College London and an LL.B from Birmingham City University.

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Jared Weber

Associate Director, Head of Boston Practice

(Permanent)

Jared joined Danos Associates in June 2020. He has strong connections within the US Compliance market at all levels of experience. He has worked on contingent and retained compliance assignments within Asset Management, FinTech, Commercial and Consumer Banking, Investment Banking, Private Equity, and Hedge Funds. In addition to his market expertise, Jared prides himself on building long-lasting, effective relationships with clients and candidates.

Originally from Massachusetts, Jared moved to New York City in 2011. He began his career in recruitment in 2016 where his focus was working with clients and candidates within the US Compliance market. Prior to this he worked in the theatrical management industry, representing clients in theatre, film, and television.

Jared holds a bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts Management from the University of Hartford, he is a certified yoga instructor, and is currently renovating a 1790’s New England farmhouse in Western, MA.

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Katie Bateman

Consultant, Compliance

(Permanent)

Katie joined the Danos Group in 2022. Originally from Ohio, Katie achieved her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Hartford before moving to New York City in 2009. Katie’s previous career paths included working as a professional actor, management within the hospitality industry, and corporate sales.

Her passion for work is driven by connecting people and teams with the right match to ensure the best path for long lasting success. She prides herself on professional, but thoughtful conversations to build trustworthy and reliable working relationships.

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Grant Potter

Managing Director, Head of Americas

(Executive & Permanent)

Grant Potter joined Danos Associates’ EMEA operation in January 2012. He spent two years working on both the contingent and retained search teams, across all areas of financial services compliance, before relocating to New York in January 2014 to help set up Danos Associates US, Inc. He became Partner in July 2018.

He has developed an extensive network within the US compliance market and has worked on compliance assignments across investment banking, commercial and consumer banking, asset management, private equity, wealth management, and the hedge fund space.

Grant was previously with an executive search firm in London where he set up and ran the Legal and Compliance desk. Prior to this he worked as a paralegal at a Solicitors in Birmingham and as an academic lawyer before joining the recruitment industry.

He holds an LL.M from University College London and an LL.B from Birmingham City University.

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Valerie Phillips

Associate Director, Head of Americas Legal Practice

(Executive & Permanent)

Valerie joined Danos Associates US, Inc. in January 2022 to lead and grow the Legal practice in the Americas.  She brings to bear 20+ years of legal experience, the last seven devoted to recruiting partners, counsel, associates, and in-house counsel across a range of practice areas, with an emphasis on the US market.

Her focus at Danos Associates is on developing in-house and private practice permanent Legal offerings across the U.S.  Her skills and experience complement the well-established Danos Group’s permanent and interim Legal recruitment teams.

Valerie received her J.D. from Cornell Law School, where she served as an Associate Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal, and was awarded dual A.B. degrees in English and American Literature (with honors) and Women’s Studies from Brown University.

A fourth generation New Yorker, Valerie currently lives in Scarsdale with her family.  She is an active community volunteer who has served as a past Board member and a current member of the Board of Advisors for the Junior League of Central Westchester as well as a member of the Scarsdale non-partisan School Board Nominating Committee.

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Harry Vidler

Associate Partner, Head of Cyber

(Executive & Permanent)

Harry is a seasoned executive recruiting professional with extensive experience building and growing world-leading information and cyber security functions.

A highly recommended headhunter who takes a consultative approach by partnering himself with his clients to understand their pain points and hiring needs. By immersing himself in the company he identifies the issues and the needs to ultimately connect his clients with the very best talent, whether they are active or inactive in the security market.

Harry prides himself on delivering hiring projects to create the perfect security function, by solving complex hiring problems, finding niche skill sets and transitioning talent seamlessly into businesses.

Harry graduated from the University of Essex with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biomedical Science. He enjoys participating in sport including Rugby, Cricket, and Athletics. He is an active Diversity, Equity & Inclusion ally, having founded the platform ‘Diversity within Cyber’.

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Harry Vidler

Associate Partner, Head of Cyber

(Executive & Permanent)

Harry is a seasoned executive recruiting professional with extensive experience building and growing world-leading information and cyber security functions.

A highly recommended headhunter who takes a consultative approach by partnering himself with his clients to understand their pain points and hiring needs. By immersing himself in the company he identifies the issues and the needs to ultimately connect his clients with the very best talent, whether they are active or inactive in the security market.

Harry prides himself on delivering hiring projects to create the perfect security function, by solving complex hiring problems, finding niche skill sets and transitioning talent seamlessly into businesses.

Harry graduated from the University of Essex with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biomedical Science. He enjoys participating in sport including Rugby, Cricket, and Athletics. He is an active Diversity, Equity & Inclusion ally, having founded the platform ‘Diversity within Cyber’.