Richard Draper

Richard Draper

Managing Director

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Richard Draper

Managing Director

Expertise: Consulting, Professional Services Search
Geographies: UK, North America, Russia

Richard is the Managing Director and founder of RDW. As a professional recruiter and head-hunter, Richard has over 15 years’ recruitment experience in the consulting sector. During this time he has successfully delivered partner and director searches to a number of the Big Four, led the executive leadership recruitment programme for a consulting plc and – more recently – helped build Europe’s largest forensic technology practice. Richard is a key player in this 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: Financial Services Consulting Search
Geographies: UK, North America, SE Asia

Since graduating from university with a BA in business management in 2003, Daniel has worked as a headhunter focusing almost exclusively on financial services. He began his career at a niche firm – focusing on buy-side technology – before being headhunted to run and build an FS practice with a technology and business focus at a larger plc for both buy- and sell-side firms. After a successful three-year stint, he left to set up his own firm which he ran and managed for four years until joining RDW. His remit was to build on RDW’s already successful brand by focusing on senior appointments within the FS advisory sector. Daniel is currently engaged as the Managing Director in the US, leading our New York office. Daniel is well networked throughout capital markets – corporate executives and global heads in Big Four firms regularly rely upon his knowledge and advice to guide them when making critical hiring decisions.

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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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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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Jon Ray

Jon Ray

Director

Jon Ray

Director

Expertise: Financial Services Consulting Search
Geographies: UK, North America

Jon has a wealth of experience – having worked in recruitment and executive search since 1996. He has an established, diverse and reliable network that has helped him successfully deliver on mandates across an unenviable range of senior roles within the professional services and financial services marketplaces, although his main focus has been on the buy-side. Jon prides himself on being an ethical recruiter who works extremely hard for clients and candidates alike and he has consistently delivered where other companies have failed. Mandates that Jon has delivered against include senior leadership within operational effectiveness, change, cost reduction, IT advisory, compliance, strategy, and more recently a variety of risk and regulation positions. He joined Rees Draper Wright in October 2013 after a client suggested this relationship would be mutually beneficial.

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Mikolaj (Mik) Zadecki

Mikolaj (Mik) Zadecki

Director

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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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Simon Hockridge

Simon Hockridge

Associate Director

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Simon Hockridge

Associate Director

Expertise: Fraud, Risk, AML, Compliance, Finance, Audit
Geographies: UK, Europe, North America

Simon has been a trusted search recruitment partner for the past 20 years establishing a core network of specialist contacts and an extensive track record of sourcing talent across the full breadth of the Retail Finance / Banking / Lending sector. He has proved to be extremely capable in attracting senior appointments into areas of Fraud Prevention, Risk, Compliance and Regulation securing mandates with many CEO’s, CRO’s and Senior Directors becoming the ‘Go To’ person in achieving their current and future business goals. When requested he positively excels in securing the ‘difficult to find’ whether this be an ‘algorithmic guru’ or an extremely diverse skill / leadership requirement. He strongly believes in promoting a pro-active client / candidate relationship to ensure that both parties have a total informative process.

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Cat Callen

Cat Callen

Principal Consultant

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Cat Callen

Principal Consultant

Expertise: Cyber Security
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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Gabriela Zilkha

Gabriela Zilkha

Principal Consultant

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Gabriela Zilkha

Principal Consultant

Expertise: Financial Services Consulting Search
Geographies: Europe

After studying Mathematics at the Technical University in Berlin and Business Administration at City University in London, Gabriela has worked as a headhunter focussing on financial services retained searches. She began her career at a German executive search firm in London and Berlin covering Equity Capital Markets and other senior banking mandates, before being headhunted to build a commodities practice within a financial service specialised boutique search firm in the City of London. After a successful 5 year stint, she left to set up her own firm which she ran and managed for 8 years until joining RDW. Her remit is to build on RDW’s already established brand by focusing on senior appointments across Europe. Gabriela speaks fluent German and is well networked throughout financial institutions in London, Paris and across Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

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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. Outside of work Sudhir is an avid sports fan.

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Benjamin Cornell

Benjamin Cornell

Senior Consultant

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Benjamin Cornell

Senior Consultant

Expertise: Business Transformation/Consulting and Technology
Geographies: UK

Benjamin joined RDW in January 2017 after gaining experience with Banking, Consulting and Public Sector clients specialising in Senior Business Transformation and Technology roles. Prior to working for RDW he worked with both large and boutique recruitment firms and has consistently delivered both retained and executive roles. Benjamin has developed a strong skillset in executive search processes and he takes pride in ensuring that candidates and clients experience a high level of service throughout the search process. As part of Benjamin’s BA (hons) degree in Music Industry he spent a year studying at the University Of Memphis, USA. Outside of work Benjamin is a keen traveller and Scuba Diver.

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Thierry Camerlynck

Thierry Camerlynck

Senior Consultant

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Thierry Camerlynck

Senior Consultant

Expertise: Investigations, Forensics & intelligence / Compliance & Financial Crime
Geographies: North America, UK

Thierry is a niche head-hunter who’s career thus far has been focused around the Financial Services and Consulting industries – in particular Compliance & Financial Crime – but he also has experience in Investigations, Forensics and Intelligence. Thierry began his career in the UK with a large American recruitment firm before joining a boutique UK search firm where he launched their US offering. At RDW, Thierry is engaged to provide A-list talent to his consulting clients and continue the growth of the group into the US and beyond.

In his career, Thierry values professionalism and trust above all else; a fact that is clearly evident in the long lasting relationships he has developed and maintained with clients and candidates alike. All of whom who have trusted him with their most important searches and career moves.

Thierry enjoys going after talent that the market has deemed unattainable and delivering in previously ‘impossible’ searches.

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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. In her spare time, Lubaynah enjoys baking, running and roller-blading.

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Min Kim

Min Kim

Research Associate

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Min Kim

Research Associate


Geographies: North America

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. Outside of work he enjoys travelling, golf, and skiing.

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Ann-Cathrine Krüpper

Ann-Cathrine Krüpper

Head of Operations

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Ann-Cathrine Krüpper

Head of Operations


Geographies: Europe

Ann-Cathrine has joined the team in Frankfurt from its inception in January 2018. With her organizational knowledge, she oversees all office administration and project procedures.

Ann-Cathrine has a degree in tourism management and she worked in the travel industry before joining the executive search industry. In 2005, Ann-Cathrine joined a leading recruitment company as a team assistant where she learnt all end-to-end search procedures from scratch.

For more than 10 years Ann-Cathrine has supported executive search companies in project management, research and administration.

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Saima Choudhury

Saima Choudhury

Executive Assistant

Saima Choudhury

Executive Assistant


Geographies: UK

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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Cellipha Joseph

Cellipha Joseph

Administrative Assistant

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Cellipha Joseph

Administrative Assistant


Geographies: North America

Cellipha joined the RDW U.S. team in November 2017 after working and interning across several industry sectors including financial services, healthcare, and education. As she continues through the early years of her professional career, Cellipha uses her analytical and problem-solving skills to effectively enhance work cycles. After graduating from Claflin University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in finance, Cellipha relocated to New York to enhance her skill set and build strong professional networks. Currently a graduate student enrolled at New York University, Cellipha is working toward her Master’s degree in Public Administration. Outside of work, Cellipha enjoys cooking, home decorating, and frequently visits the zoo.

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