Richard Draper

Richard Draper

Managing Director

Richard Draper

Managing Director

Expertise: Consulting, Technology, Professional Services Search
Geographies: UK, North America, Europe

Richard is the Managing Director and founder of RDW. As a professional recruiter and head-hunter, Richard has over 20 years’ experience in delivering senior hire and leadership search projects across the consulting sector. During this time he has successfully delivered Partner and Director searches to all of the Big Four across three continents, led the executive leadership recruitment programme for a consulting plc and helped build Europe’s largest forensic technology practice. In addition, Richard has delivered confidential search mandates across the C-suite to technology businesses and their investors globally. With one of the most reputable names in the field, Richard is regularly asked to consult with clients around topics such as leadership development & retention, talent mapping and diversity & inclusion strategies.

Under Richard’s stewardship, Rees Draper Wright has grown from a small three person business in 2002, to a respected and successful executive search provider with offices in London, New York and Frankfurt. Our client list and track record is testament to our founding values which continue to shape our owner-led approach to delivering mandates.

Despite our success, Richard remains very client-facing. He is a key player in his market and is adept at delivering market-sensitive assignments that require the utmost discretion.

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Daniel Richards

Daniel Richards

Managing Director, US

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Daniel Richards

Managing Director, US

Expertise: Consulting, Professional Services, Venture Capital / Private Equity and Financial Services
Geographies: Global (Focus on Financial Services hubs around the world)

Since graduating from University with a 1st class honors degree in Business Management, Daniel has spent the majority of his career within advisory as a top level head-hunter.

Daniel has exclusively worked senior-level positions across strategy, finance, technology, operations, and data management, delivering hundreds of searches successfully to Professional Services firms, Venture Capital / Private Equity houses, Investment Banks and Fund Managers on a global basis.

Daniels credibility and network enables him to connect the dots to make things happen quickly. Daniel has global access where others simply do not, making him one of the most successful head-hunters in the world in his chosen field.

Well-known to FS Big 4 leaders and VC/PE houses globally, Daniel regularly advises on hiring strategies working closely with clients to bring the very best talent into their organizations.

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Oliver Tonnar

Oliver Tonnar

Managing Director D-A-CH

Oliver Tonnar

Managing Director D-A-CH

Expertise: Consulting, Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Professional Services
Geographies: Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz, Europa

Oliver Tonnar verfügt über mehr als 20 Jahre Erfahrung in der Rekrutierung und im Executive Search. Sein Studium der Wirtschaftswissenschaften absolvierte er an der Wolfgang Goethe Universität in Frankfurt. Danach startete er als Auditor in einer Big4 Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft. Oliver schärfte dabei seine Analysefähigkeiten für die Kompetenzen seiner Kollegen und entschied sich dazu, diese Fähigkeiten in der spezialisierten Personalberatung einzusetzen. Daher fokussierte er sich zunächst auf die Besetzung von Finanz-, später dann Sales- und Marketingpositionen. 

Im Laufe seiner Management-Karriere hat Oliver seither diverse Teams von Rekrutierungsspezialisten und ganze Geschäftseinheiten in Deutschland erfolgreich aufgebaut. Er hat nach wie vor eine exzellente Verbindung in verschiedene Märkte und Wirtschaftszweige und verfügt über ein belastbares Kandidatennetzwerk. Sein Beratungsfokus bei RDW liegt in der Begleitung von Rekrutierungsmandaten im Professional Service-Umfeld. Gleichermaßen eröffnet er erfahrenen Kandidaten aus der Strategieberatung eine Karriereentwicklung in der Industrie, insbesondere in der Automobilindustrie. 

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Wendy Schmidt

Wendy Schmidt

Board Advisor

Wendy Schmidt

Board Advisor

Wendy Schmidt is the former global leader of the Business Intelligence Services practice of Deloitte Advisory. A former litigator, Wendy has over 25 years of experience specializing in the development of background information and intelligence for commercial and government clients, in the context of due diligence, fraud, government investigations, and litigation support. She has also worked with clients to develop third party risk management/vetting programs. Wendy is a former national and global leader of Deloitte’s Women’s Initiative Network, responsible for the development and oversight of programs aimed at the retention, promotion, and recruitment of women. She currently serves as a senior advisor to the board of Arachnys, a financial technology company focused on compliance robotic automation. Wendy also serves on the board of the New York City chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park.


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Susanne Hecker

Susanne Hecker

Director D-A-CH

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Susanne Hecker

Director D-A-CH

Expertise: Finance, HR, (Operational) Strategy, Digitalisierung
Geographies: Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz, Europa

Nach Abschluss ihres Studiums an der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität von Heidelberg stieg Susanne Hecker in die Personalberatung ein. 

Seit 2004 besetzt sie mittels Executive Search Führungspositionen im kaufmännischen Management: Finanzdirektoren, HR Leiter, sowie Sales & Marketing Funktionen. Darüber hinaus baut sie kontinuierlich ihre Beziehungen im Professional Services Umfeld aus. Susanne hat sich ein belastbares Netzwerk in den Unternehmensberatungen zu den Themen Digitalisierung und Digitale Transformation geschaffen. Sie begleitet Beratungsmandate auf Partner- und Direktorenebene. Markteintritte von Beratungs-Start-ups in Deutschland begleitet sie ebenso wie streng vertrauliche Executive Search-Projekte auf C-Level.

Susanne identifiziert sich zu 100% mit ihren Executive Search-Mandaten. Sie setzt sich mit voller Kraft für ihre Mandanten und für die Entwicklung ihrer Kandidaten ein und ist dabei stets bereit, Bestehendes zu hinterfragen, neue Wege zu gehen und innovative Rekrutierungsmethoden einzusetzen. Als Executive Search-Experte der CFO-Practice hat Susanne in den vergangenen 12 Jahren viele Managementkarrieren in den unterschiedlichsten Industrien begleiten können.

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Tom Bushell

Tom Bushell

Director

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Tom Bushell

Director

Expertise: Consulting, SME Consulting Search
Geographies: UK, SE Asia

Tom is a director at Rees Draper Wright, having been with the company since 2003. He has worked across a variety of clients, focusing on the UK consulting market – from large firms to smaller more niche players. He has also worked with FTSE 100s that are looking to bring in consulting talent and develop internal resource. Tom’s experience as a senior contingency recruiter and executive search consultant predates his time at RDW. Since joining, his mandates have included change management, programme and project management, strategy, organisational design, IT advisory and HR transformation. His network is unparalleled in the UK and he is a trusted advisor to a number of consulting firms – helping a large number of small and medium-sized firms with their growth and strategy.

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David Mackey

David Mackey

Director

David Mackey

Director

Expertise: Human Resources, C-suite, Private Equity, SME
Geographies: UK, Europe, US

David is Director and Practice Lead for all HR mandates at RDW. As a professional recruiter and head-hunter, David has over 15 years’ experience in delivering board level and leadership search projects across the HR marketplace both on a national and international basis with organisation’s including; British Airways, BP, Eurostar, Financial Control Authority, Heathrow Airport Ltd, Home Retail Group, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, McDonald’s and Rolls Royce.

David is a recognised thought leader for the development of ‘high potential’ HR talent. He has a passion for supporting high potential HR leaders of the future providing a wide range of career guidance services in addition to access and exposure to current leaders through his network and exclusive events.

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Mikolaj (Mik) Zadecki

Mikolaj (Mik) Zadecki

Director

Mikolaj (Mik) Zadecki

Director

Expertise: Advisory Consulting, Financial Services, Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance
Geographies: North America, Europe

Mikolaj (Mik) is a headhunter focused on targeted searches primarily within the professional services/consulting space.  In the earlier part of his career, Mik had a great deal of success working in the contingent search arena across various industry verticals and practice areas, including technology, risk, regulatory compliance, process improvement and change management.  Mik excels at delivering highly specific, targeted searches across consulting business lines in the US as well as Europe.

Having joined RDW in 2014, he is a founding Consultant in the firm’s New York office and is engaged to provide partner-level talent to the regulatory compliance practices of the Big Four firms and beyond.

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Talia Preda

Talia Preda

Managing Principal

Talia Preda

Managing Principal

Expertise: Operational Excellence – Management Consultancies / Professional Services
Geographies: North America

Talia began recruiting over 10 years ago with a large recruiting firm and has spent the last four years at Deloitte LLP, where she gained extensive experience in recruitment strategies, analysis and implementation. She established and drove Deloitte’s recruitment function, and talent acquisition strategy to ensure organisational needs and business goals were met. With direct responsibility for Partner hiring within all sectors, she led the attraction, selection and interviewing process, and within the Consulting practice brought in a particular focus on Diversity and Inclusion.

Talia has been awarded numerous awards within Deloitte, including outstanding contribution to the business, team contribution, client engagement as well as appearing in the Global Impact Report for leading an entrepreneurial initiative with a group of students. Described as driven, with the motivation, tenacity and resilience to achieve any set targets and goals, Talia prides herself on her ability to build relationships with senior stakeholders. She will bring her energy, experience and expertise to focus on US senior appointments for management consultancies. 

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Cat Callen

Cat Callen

Principal Consultant

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Cat Callen

Principal Consultant

Expertise: Senior level appointments
Geographies: Global

With over 12 years’ experience as an executive search specialist, Cat operates with total discretion, scrupulously mapping the market with an honest and open approach. She has particular expertise in cyber security and has built an unparalleled network within this market.

Cat focuses on building excellent relationships with exceptional individuals within this market place and in turn offers a global reach to a growing international market.

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Lisa Fudgel

Lisa Fudgel

Lisa Fudgel

Lisa has over 10 years’ experience within Global Executive Search specialising in Management Consulting, Financial Services and FinTech. She has been responsible for leading board level and leadership mandates across all functions throughout EMEA, Australia and Sub-Saharan Africa with organisations including Lloyds Banking Group, Standard Chartered Bank, ApplePay and PWC.

Describing herself as a ‘people person’ Lisa prides herself on forming long lasting relationships with her candidates to ensure they make the right decision when considering their next steps. As a result of this, she is able to position herself as a trusted advisor to her clients.

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Sudhir Kapur

Sudhir Kapur

Senior Consultant

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Sudhir Kapur

Senior Consultant

Expertise: Professional Services
Geographies: Western Europe, Central Eastern Europe and Commonwealth Independent States

Sudhir joined RDW in May 2016 with over 6 years’ in recruitment at C-Level and Board level. He brings strong understanding of search process alongside international and cross-industry exposure to RDW’s European search business. Sudhir is currently engaged by Financial Crime and Forensic Advisory teams of a global Professional Service across multiple geographies. In addition, he has wide networks across Financial Services within Professional Services which he looks to develop with RDW. Sudhir takes great pride in ensure the client and candidate experience is second to none. He has an LLB in Business Law and had a successful career in advertising before joining the recruitment industry.

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Georgia Chuter

Georgia Chuter

Principal Consultant

Georgia Chuter

Principal Consultant

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Thierry Camerlynck

Thierry Camerlynck

Senior Consultant

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Thierry Camerlynck

Senior Consultant

Expertise: Legal, White Collar Defense, Investigations, Consulting, Professional Services, Life Sciences, Financial Services
Geographies: Global

Thierry is a top level head-hunter whose practice is centered on assisting tier 1 law firms with their lateral partner growth. He operates cross practice/industry but maintains a particular expertise in white collar defense and investigations.

Earlier in his career, Thierry worked in the UK specializing in senior anti-financial crime appointments for the financial services industry. From there, he was recruited to launch and lead the US practice of an investigations focused boutique, which he did successfully until joining RDW in 2017.

Thierry is a graduate of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He enjoys hunting talent that the market has deemed unattainable and delivering in previously “impossible” searches.

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Holger Dannhof

Holger Dannhof

Senior Consultant D-A-CH

Holger Dannhof

Senior Consultant D-A-CH

Expertise: Banking & Financial Services, Asset Management, Risk & Compliance
Geographies: Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz

Holger Dannhof absolvierte ein Studium an der Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Danach startete er zunächst seine berufliche Karriere in der Real Estate-Branche und sammelte erste Praxiserfahrung in der Immobilienfinanzierung. 2017 wechselte er in die Personalberatung und besetzte von dort an zahlreiche Positionen im Banking, Asset Management und Immobilienumfeld.

Gemeinsam mit seinen Kollegen Susanne Hecker und Oliver Tonnar baute er die Branchenspezialisierung „Investments & Real Estate“ für ein international agierendes Personalberatungsunternehmen auf, bevor er 2018 das Team von RDW in Frankfurt verstärkte. Als Senior Executive Search Consultant verantwortet Holger bei RDW den Bereich Financial Services in der D-A-CH Region. Sein Fokus liegt dabei auf Rekrutierungsmandaten im Asset & Wealth Management sowie Corporate & Investment Banking. Außerdem bringt er seine Branchenexpertise im Banking auch für die Besetzung von Executive Positionen im Consulting- und Professional Service-Umfeld ein.

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Lubaynah Kazmi

Lubaynah Kazmi

Consultant

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Lubaynah Kazmi

Consultant

Lubaynah joined RDW as a member of the research team in the summer of 2015. Prior to joining RDW, Lubaynah graduated from Birkbeck College, University of London, with a degree in History. During the course of her studies, she also spent four years in the retail sector which culminated in store management positions at outlets for fashion and luxury foods. Following a number of successful telephone campaigns, Lubaynah has also helped to raise valuable donations towards her college’s alumni fund.

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Eleni Klaliotou

Eleni Klaliotou

Consultant

Eleni Klaliotou

Consultant

Expertise: Consumer, Electronics, Media, Telecommunications
Geographies: Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz

Eleni hat das Executive Search Handwerk von der Pike auf gelernt. Bevor sie zu RDW wechselte, managte sie bei einer renommierten Personalberatung nationale sowie internationale Mandate und baute Onsite-Recruitment-Dienstleistungen für einen internationalen Konzern der Business Solutions Electronics Branche auf.

Seit Oktober 2018 verstärkt Eleni das Beratungsteam von RDW in Frankfurt und begleitet Suchen im Professional Service-Umfeld sowie Linienfunktionen innerhalb der Bereiche Consumer (Electronics), Media & Telco.

Eleni hat Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der Hochschule Aschaffenburg studiert, mit Fokus auf HR und Unternehmensführung. Sie spricht fließend Deutsch, Griechisch und Englisch.

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Min Kim

Min Kim

Research Associate

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Min Kim

Research Associate

Min joined RDW as a member of the U.S research team in May 2017. Currently working within the Financial Services and Management Consulting industries, Min is continually striving to expand his professional network and increase his knowledge in enterprises currently unknown to him. Prior to joining RDW, Min began his career in the recruiting industry by developing experiences within the technology practice. Min has an intellectually curious personality and is passionate about learning.

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Alysia Sales

Alysia Sales

Research Associate

Alysia Sales

Research Associate

Seit Oktober 2018 gehört Alysia Sales zum RDW Frankfurt Team.

Als Research Associate unterstützt sie die Kollegen bei der Suche nach geeigneten Kandidaten. Alysia ist Studentin der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität und spricht sechs Sprachen fließend. Sie passt optimal in das internationale Umfeld von Rees Draper Wright. Ihre sprachlichen Fähigkeiten tragen dazu bei, weiterhin die globalen Netzwerke von RDW auszubauen und zu betreuen.

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Ann-Cathrine Krüpper

Ann-Cathrine Krüpper

Head of Operations

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Ann-Cathrine Krüpper

Head of Operations

Ann-Cathrine Krüpper startete bei RDW in Frankfurt mit der Eröffnung des Büros im Januar 2018. Aufgrund ihres Organisationstalents überblickt sie alle administrativen sowie projektrelevanten Angelegenheiten.

Sie studierte Touristik Management und arbeitete zunächst in der Travel- & Leisure-Industrie. 2005 stieg sie bei einer führenden Personalberatung als Team Assistentin ein und lernte ihr Handwerk von der Pike auf. Seit mehr als 10 Jahren unterstützt Ann-Cathrine Rekrutierungsunternehmen im Projektmanagement, im Research und in der Administration.

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Saima Choudhury

Saima Choudhury

Executive Assistant

Saima Choudhury

Executive Assistant

Saima joined the London team as Executive Assistant in January 2018. Saima studied Health & Social Care at College and worked in the Childcare industry before moving into the administration sector in 2014. During this time she has held various support roles including Office Manager, Head Administrator and Receptionist. With her organisational skills, Saima oversees all office administration for the UK team. 

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