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

Oliver Tonnar

Managing Director, D-A-CH

Expertise: Professional Service, Strategy & Business Development search, Automotive Consulting
Geographies: Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Oliver has more than 20 years' experience in recruitment and executive search. After studying economics at the Wolfgang-Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main, Oliver started his professional career as an auditor in a Big 4 company. Oliver realized that he had a deep understanding an interest in people’s careers and made the decision to transfer his considerable skills to the recruitment and executive search sector. Throughout his career, Oliver has established several teams of recruiting specialists and business units in Germany.

Oliver has a strong and proven network of senior talented professionals and business partners in different branches across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Oliver is known as a reliable person, motivating manager and expert in his markets.

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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

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Susanne Hecker

Director

Expertise: Consulting, (Operational) Strategy, Corporate Finance, M&A
Geographies: Germany, Austria, Switzerland

After finishing her studies at Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg Susanne joined the recruitment industry. Since 2004, Susanne has worked on different complex search assignments for CFO, Finance and HR functions, as well as Sales and Marketing functions. Susanne has a passion for her candidates’ career development and is always highly involved in her searches, showing a strong commitment to her clients and candidates.

In the last 12 years, Susanne has inspired various management careers in different industries.

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Tatjana Goricki

Tatjana Goricki

Director

Tatjana Goricki

Director

Tatjana has more than 17 years of experience in recruitment. After studying International Business Administration in Frankfurt, Paris and San Francisco, she started and gradually developed her career by recruiting Experts as well as middle and senior management talent into the technology industry across Europe. Her client network comprises of national SMB & international corporations who value Tatjana’s ability to communicate in 5 languages fluently and to therefore build trustful rapport with senior candidates by understanding their cultural background and motivation.  In addition to delivering Executive Search business, Tatjana was managing small and midsized teams and was already part of the Management Team in Central Europe in her previous roles.

Tatjana is known as a strong team player and networker who enjoys to interact with a broad variety of clients advising them on how to find the best talents in the very tight technology market.

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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: Investigations, Expert Witness, White Collar Crime, Forensics, Intelligence, Compliance, Fraud, Risk Management, Monitorships, Analytics, and Technology Consulting
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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Steve Rutherford

Steve Rutherford

Director & Head of Interim Solutions

Steve Rutherford

Director & Head of Interim Solutions

Expertise: Interim Management, C-suite, Industrials & Infrastructure, PE, Turnaround & Transformation
Geographies: UK, EMEA, APAC

Based in London and operating internationally. Steve is the Director responsible for Interim Management Solutions at RDW. He is an experienced recruitment leader, with over 25 years in the industry, and has delivered senior solutions for multiple clients in a range of challenging scenarios. In particular his focus on roles which make a significant difference to the performance of businesses, teams and leaders. He delivers solutions across all sectors and professional disciplines.

Steve is a passionate advocate of the benefits Interim Management brings to businesses and has cultivated a strong network to help drive optimal outcomes.

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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: C suite, Partner and Director searches
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. Cat identifies and secures high performing executives in her given market place, only approaching who she considers to be in the top ten percent of global talent.

Cat has particular expertise within technology consulting and has built an unparalleled global network. Cat understands the importance of cultural fit and has a natural interest in people. She loves to meet people to hear their organisational or individual journeys and what truly motivates them whether that be business wide or individual goals. Cat prides herself in always connecting the dots, to ensure she is bringing the right people together.

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Lisa Fudgel

Lisa Fudgel

Principal Consultant

Lisa Fudgel

Principal Consultant

Expertise: Consulting, Technology, Professional Services Search
Geographies: UK

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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Christine Carey

Christine Carey

Principal Consultant

Christine Carey

Principal Consultant

Christine has twenty years recruitment experience working with corporate organisations predominately in London - West End and City. After years of managing recruitment teams she decided to concentrate on her passion for recruitment specialising in the HR market, five years on she has now built a strong HR network and prides herself on her long established client and candidate relationships.  Christine work multiple sector’s including Technology, Retail, Transport, Financial Services and FinTech placing HR Professionals into permanent and interim appointments.

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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

Holger Dannhof

Senior Consultant

Holger graduated at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and started his career in Real Estate Banking. In 2017 he joined an international recruiting company and placed successfully various positions within Banking, Asset Management and Real Estate sectors. He now covers the financial services practice at RDW D-A-CH region with a focus on Asset & Wealth Management as well as Corporate & Investment Banking.

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Eleni Klaliotou

Eleni Klaliotou

Consultant

Eleni Klaliotou

Consultant

Expertise: Consumer, Electronics, Media, Telecommunications
Geographies: Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Eleni has learned Executive Search from scratch. Prior to joining RDW she managed both national and cross-border assignments at a Global Talent Consultancy and helped building and establishing Onsite Recruitment Services for an international Electronics Group in the field of Business Solutions.

Since October 2018, Eleni joined the RDW consulting team in Frankfurt and accompanies searches in the professional service environment as well as for line functions within the Consumer (Electronics), Media & Telco divisions.

Eleni studied Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Aschaffenburg with a focus on Human Resources and Management. She is a Native speaker in Greek and German and Fluent in English.

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Min Kim

Min Kim

Consultant

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Min Kim

Consultant

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

Since October 2018, Alysia Sales has been part of the RDW Frankfurt team.

As a Research Associate, she supports her colleagues to find suitable candidates. Alysia studies at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University and speaks six languages fluently. She fits perfectly into the international team of Rees Draper Wright. Her language skills contribute to continue building and managing RDW's global networks.

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Debbie O'Neill

Debbie O'Neill

Resourcer

Debbie O'Neill

Resourcer

Debbie has 20 years’ business experience working with large corporate organisations and Executive Search businesses.  Managing teams and having worked in Human Resources she now concentrates on honing her business skills and continues to build and develop her strong commercial outlook .  Strengths lie is her ability to build  strong long lasting business relationships across all levels.

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Daniel Bugg

Daniel Bugg

Researcher

Daniel Bugg

Researcher

Daniel joined RDW as a member of the research team in April 2019. Prior to joining RDW, Daniel graduated from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, with a degree in Law & Economics. Daniel operates with complete discretion and prides himself in sourcing talent of the highest calibre.

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Thomas Stephens

Thomas Stephens

Researcher

Thomas Stephens

Researcher

Thomas joined RDW as a member of the research team in April 2019. Prior to joining RDW, Thomas has had an extensive history in dealing with customer facing roles utilising his strong interpersonal skills to meet the needs of both clients and candidates. He is hard working, goal orientated and always looking to learn and better himself. After several years of experience in the hospitality sector, Thomas has developed an ability to be diligent with a sense of urgency, whilst maintaining a courteous and professional manner.

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