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Meet the Team

Nick Baxter

CEO

Nick is the CEO of Investigo and responsible for leading the business into the next chapter of Investigo’s journey, with the purpose of achieving our 2022 business strategy – to be a recognised market leader in each of our chosen specialisms. Joining Investigo in 2006 to head up Investigo’s Change & Transformation division, Nick was part of the SMT that led an MBO which was subsequently completed in December 2013 and led the successful majority sale to Career International...

Gary Watson

Chairman

Gary has worked for four companies in his career to date. After graduating in Law and deciding against a career as a lawyer, he trained (unsuccessfully!) as a Chartered Accountant before moving into recruitment in 1984 with Accountancy Personnel (now Hays plc). Later that year he joined Michael Page as a consultant and worked his way up to Regional Managing Director responsible for a number of specialist businesses employing some 400 fee-earners. He is passionate about the industry and believes...

Haresh Vaya

Finance Director...

Haresh joined Investigo in 2011 as Finance Director. He qualified as an accountant (FCCA) in 1995 and has trained with various audit firms including Ernst & Young. He left Audit practice in 2004 to join MPS Group International PLC. Here he held a number of high profile positions working closely with senior management teams across the various recruitment businesses within the Group. Following the acquisition of MPS by Adecco, he left his role as Head of Finance for Badenoch &...

Paul Collier

Executive Director...

Paul joined the Investigo Board of Executive Directors at the end of 2016, bringing with him a wealth of experience to compliment the breadth and expertise of our current leadership team. Bringing with him 15 years in the Accountancy and Finance space, Paul is responsible for growing our London Accountancy and Finance, Banking and Financial Services and HR brands alongside developing relationships with key clients.

Derek Mackenzie

Executive Director...

Derek joined Investigo as Executive Director in 2017 and leads our Business Change, Technology and Strategy divisions. Derek has over 20 years experience in the Technology and Change recruitment sector; working his way from a Consultant, specializing in Senior IT Appointments, through to Manager and ultimately to Managing Director. Derek has delivered a variety of retained and Managed Service solutions for both SME and Blue Chip clients; his role at Investigo is to build the brand in the Technology sector...

Angharad Kenward

Senior Director...

Angharad joined Investigo in 2011 to support the creation of a new Procurement team for the UK business. Angharad now heads up the Procurement division and specialises in working in the mid to senior space for both permanent and interim hires. With a number of years recruitment experience within Procurement, Angharad is well known within the industry.

"I have known Angharad, for several years now, she is professional, knowledgeable and one of the few recruiters that you know will deliver both to a potential customer and to the candidate at the same time." - Procurement Transformation Consultant

 

Paul Mullins

Senior Director...

Paul arrived at Investigo in 2009 and head up both our Strategy division, as well as the Commerce and Industry team without our Business Change and Transformation division. Established himself as a trusted recruitment partner for numerous Strategy Consultancies, Paul is regularly asked by his clients for market studies and advice on market trends. His primary focus is Partner recruitment in Strategy Consulting, on a global scale. His team, the largest Strategy team in the UK, are split by sectors with specialists in Retail, TMT, FS, FMCG, Energy, Pharmaceuticals and Pricing. The team work with both consultancies and the Strategy/Corporate Development teams within large MNCs.

Rohit Shah

Senior Director...

Rohit joined Investigo in 2011 and heads up the Milton Keynes office, specialising in Accountancy and Finance recruitment since 2000. Rohit is responsible for building the Investigo brand in the Buckinghamshire and Midlands Accountancy and Finance Commerce & Industry market, placing top tier candidates into the leading blue chip and FTSE 250 companies across commerce and industry. He also looks after HR across the Northern Home Counties and Midlands and oversees St Albans.

Stuart Bonner

Senior Director...

Stuart joined Investigo in 2010 and heads up the Property and Facilities Management Division and our Guildford office, specialising in recruitment since 2000. He is responsible for building the Investigo brand in the UK Property market, placing top tier candidates into the leading Facilities Management Service Providers as well as blue chip and FSTE 250 companies into in-house Property functions. Stuart has recently been promoted to Senior Director, his new responsibilities include taking charge of our Guildford office who specialise in Accountancy and Finance recruitment in the area.

Stuart and his team at Investigo have been invaluable over recent years. They have their ear to the ground in our sector and core markets which make their services efficient and effective. Their quality of candidates are second to none and they are proactive and patient to work with as a partner. - Stuart Bonner

Aaron Brandon

Senior Consultant...

Aaron works within our Strategy team in our New York office, specializing in recruitment of current and former Strategy Consultants into Industry and Private Equity roles. Typical mandates Aaron works on include Chief Strategy Officer, Chief of Staff, Corporate Strategy teams builds, Corporate Development team builds, Strategic Operations team builds, and Product/Business Unit Leaders. Aaron recruits from Associate level up to Chief Strategy Officer and has experience working with an array of successful companies including American Express, E*TRADE, Estée Lauder, Marsh & McLennan, and United Technologies Corporation.

Adam Ellwood

Manager -...

Adam manages our Financial Services team within our Banking and Financial Services division, specialising in recruiting for Permanent Finance positions. Typical mandates Adam works on include Financial Controller, Finance Manager, FP&A, Finance Business Partner, Management Accountant and Financial Accountant. Adam recruits for qualified accounts to individuals with 10years + PQE. He has vast experience working with an array of successful companies in Investment Managers, Real Estate firms, PE houses, Insurance companies and Multinational Banks.

"I have worked with Adam for a number of years now. He has a great charisma and really looks after his clients. As a recruiter the quality of the people he introduced for interview was far above others, he is a good listener, ask the right questions, and provides very useful feedback. I find him to be reliable and he goes great distances to make sure clients are looked after. He puts a lot of effort behind the scenes to make sure his clients are well prepared for interviews, have all relevant details and are emotionally engaged in the interview process. Always a pleasure to work with him." - Head of FP&A – Leading FTSE 100 Asset Manager

Agata Terriss

Head of...

Agata Terriss works within our Talent Acquisition team in our London office, specialising in attracting talented Recruitment Consultants into SAP, Tech, Change, Strategy, Investment Banking, Property and Procurement teams. Typical roles Agata recruits for include Recruitment Consultants, Senior Recruitment Consultants, Managers and Associate Directors as well as a range of office support roles.

Alex Creamore

IT Support...

​Alex works within our IT Support Team in our London offices.

Alex O'Neill

Associate Director...

Alex works within our Strategy Consulting team in our London office, specialising in recruiting for Strategy Partners within Management Consulting. Typical mandates Alex works on include; Partner, Managing Partner and Managing Director hires. Alex recruits for Partner level roles and above and has experience working with an array of successful companies including EY, Accenture, KPMG, Deloitte and PWC as well as a number of Top Tier and Boutique Strategy Companies such as BCG and Mckinsey.

"Alex O'Neill was fantastic in finding me the best opportunity in order to progress in my career. Alex was able to take all of my requirements and present me with roles that suited my needs. I would recommend Alex to anyone who us looking for the next step in their career!"

Alicia Davis

Senior Consultant...

Alicia works within our Accounting and Finance team in our London office, specialising in recruiting for Part Qualified and Transactional Finance roles within Retail, FMCG, Hospitality and Media sectors. Typical mandates Alicia works on include Management Accountants, Assistant Accountants, Finance Analysts, FP&A Analysts, Credit Controllers, Accounts Payable Assistants, Accounts Assistant, Accounts Receivable Assistants, Financial Accountants, and Commercial Analysts. Alicia has experience working with an array of successful companies including Ralph Lauren, Channel 5, Joseph Joseph, Penguin Random House and Habitat.

Amelia Hall

Consultant

Amelia Hall works within our life science strategy consulting team in our London office, specialising in recruiting for commercial, corporate and product strategy into top tier and boutique life science consulting firms. Typical mandates range from Consultant to Senior Partner in Europe and Asia.

Andrew Lee

Senior Consultant...

Andrew Lee works in our BI and Data Analytics team in our London office, specialising in recruiting freelancers in the European (specifically Belgian) Business Intelligence, Big Data and Data Science Markets. Typical mandates Andrew works on include ETL Developers, Big Data Consultants, Cloud Architects, Dashboard Developers, Data Scientists and Data Modellers.

Andrew Tang

Finance Operations...

Andrew is our Finance Operations Assistant within our Finance team. The team have an array of responsibilities including compiling and analysing account information, documenting financial transactions, recommending financial actions, handling bills, reporting, maintaining and updating payroll records.

Andy Young

Associate Director...

Andy is the Manager of our Accountancy and Finance team in our London office, specialising in recruiting for Qualified Accountants across London. Typical mandates Andy works on include working on Finance Director, Head of, Financial Controller, Finance Business Partner, Financial Accountant, Management Accountant and Finance Analyst roles. Andy has experience working with an array of successful companies across TMT, Property, Professional Services and Resources.

Antonio San Jose

Consultant

Antonio works in our Property, FM and Construction team in our London office, specialising in recruiting for client side corporate real estate. Typical mandates Antonio works on personally will be permanent and include Head of FM's, Head of estate's, transaction managers programme managers and project managers. Antonio has experience working with an array of successful companies including Experian, Bank of England and Blackstone Group. 

Becky Krage

Lead Consultant...

Becky Krage works within our Life Sciences team in our New York office, specialising in recruiting for Quality in the Biologics/Pharmaceutical arena.  Typical mandates Becky works on include: QC Scientists, Analytical QC Specialists, Quality Assurance, Engineering, and Validation. Becky recruits from Scientists up to VP-level positions and has experience working with an array of successful companies that include everything from VC-funded organizations and start-ups, up to medium-sized firms.

Ben Morrison

Manager

Ben works within our Business Change and Transformation team in our London office, specialising in recruiting for permanent Change and Transformation specialists across Industry and Commerce. Typical mandates Ben works on include Project Managers, Programme Managers, Programme Directors, Head of Transformation and IT Leadership roles. Ben recruits for manager level and above and has experience working with an array of successful companies including Dentsu Aegis, PRS for Music, Paddy Power Betfair and CBRE. 

"Ben is a tenacious and dedicated recruiter. A team player who takes a solution-based approach to his work, Ben provides a top-level service to his clients and candidates. Driven with a 'can do' attitude, Ben is also highly approachable and affable. This explains why he gets so much repeat business from his clients and candidates."

Ben Pothecary

Consultant

 Ben works within our Business Change and Transformation Team in our London offices.

Ben Rowland

Partner -...

Ben joined Investigo in January 2008 and heads up the Northern Home Counties division. Specialising in Accountancy and Finance since 2003. He is responsible for building the Investigo brand in the Northern Home Counties Accountancy and Finance market, placing top tier candidates into many leading blue chip and FTSE 250 companies across commerce and industry.

"Ben was instrumental in finding my current position for me. Having known Ben for a number of years, he has always been incredibly professional in his dealings with me. He is an asset to Investigo and sets a great example for the recruitment industry. I highly recommend Ben to anyone seeking their next opportunity in Finance." - Finance Director

Bhavesh Dhanak

Financial Controller...

Bhavesh is our Financial Controller within our Finance team. The team have an array of responsibilities including compiling and analysing account information, documenting financial transactions, recommending financial actions, handling bills, reporting, maintaining and updating payroll records.

Bobbie Linton

Consultant

Bobbie Linton works within our Procurement team in our London office, specialising in recruiting for sub 55K Procurement roles over Financial Services and Consumer Industries. Typical mandates Bobbie works on include Junior Buyer, Senior Buyer, Procurement Specialist, Procurement Officer, Procurement Manager and Procurement Analyst. Bobbie recruits for Junior Buyer up to Procurement Manager level and has experience working with an array of successful companies including PZ Cussons, Mars Confectionary, Arm Holdings and Inmarsat.

Brian Apgar

Senior Consultant...

Alicia works within our Pharma & Life Sciences team in our London office.

Cameron Fennell

Senior Consultant...

Cameron works within our Pharma & Life Sciences Team in our New York offices.

Channon Powell

Credit Controller...

 Channon works within our Finance Team in our London offices.

Charan Chana

Digital Marketing...

Charan is our Digital Marketing Executive within our Business Development and Marketing team. The team have an array of responsibilities including running all internal and external events, creating insight magazine, looking after Investigo's digital presence as well as continually driving forward Investigo's Investigo's brand across all our specialisms.

Charles Ford

Associate Director...

Charles works within our Accountancy and Finance Team in our Milton Keynes offices.

Charlie Paddock

Senior Consultant...

Charlie Paddock works within our Banking and Financial Services team in our London office, specialising in recruiting for Qualified Finance positions. Typical mandates Charlie works on include Financial Reporting, Business-Partnering, Financial Control, Financial Planning and Analysis. Charlie recruits for newly qualified to executive level roles and has experience working with an array of successful companies including Mizuho, EDF Trading, Jane Street Capital and Centrus Adviso.

Charlotte Bourgaize

Senior Consultant...

Charlotte specialises in placing interim Business Change and Transformation roles within the Publishing industry, working with FTSE listed, academic, scholarly, electronic and boutique publishers, global magazine brands, national and international newspapers, university and small presses. Typical mandates Charlotte works on include CTO / CIO, Programme Manager, Business Change and Readiness, Project Manager, PMO, Business Analyst and Testing. Charlotte recruits from Analyst to Executive level and has experience working with an array of successful companies including Pearson, BSkyB, Sony, Penguin Random House and Camelot.

"Clearly Charlotte does this day in day out and was helpful both in speed and in helping to clarify the role and the right person. In terms of aiding the process by selling T-Tech and assisting with negotiations, Charlotte is well experienced and was able to strike the right balance." - Daniel Teacher, Managing Director, T-Tech

Charlotte Jolly

Administration Assistant...

Charlotte is our Administration Assistant within our Admin team. The team have an array of responsibilities including dealing with any IT related issues including phones, health and Safety issues, temp placement forms, contracts, stationery ordering and CV formatting.

Charlotte Phillips

Receptionist

Charlotte is our Receptionist within our Admin team. The team have an array of responsibilities including meeting and greeting clients and candidates, diary management, uploading and scanning documents and other general receptionist duties.  

Cheryl Aust

Consultant

Cheryl works within our Accountancy & finance team in our London office, specialising in recruiting for part qualified professionals within the property, construction and real estate industries. Typical mandates Cheryl works on include Accounts Payable Clerks, Accounts Assistants, Credit Controllers, Accounts Payable/Receivable Managers and Management Accountants. Cheryl recruits for junior to qualified by experience and has experience working with an array of successful companies including CBRE, The Office Group and Berkeley Group.

Chris Cleland

Partner

Chris works within our Strategy team in our London office, specialising in recruiting for Corporate Strategy positions across the Financial Services, Industrials and Energy sectors. Typical mandates Chris works on include Head of Strategy, Senior Strategy Manager, Product Strategy, Innovation, Strategy Director and Corporate Development. Chris recruits for Manager level and above and has experience working with an array of successful companies including HSBC, Blackrock, Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Mail and Balfour Beatty.

Chris Drake

Partner -...

Chris Drake is a Partner within Investigo Executive, based out of the London office, specialising in retained Executive Search mandates within the CFO & Finance Practice.

Chris Haywood

Consultant

Chris works within our Strategy team in our London office, specialising in recruiting within the Retail, FMCG and Consumer industry. Typical job categories Chris works on include Strategy Management, Global Strategy, Analysts, Commercial Strategy and Sales Strategy. Chris recruits for Junior Analysts to Global Senior Board Directors and has experience working with an array of successful multinational global brands.

Chris Kapsalis

Delivery Manager...

Chris works within our Consulting Solutions team in our London office.

Chris White

Principal Consultant...

Chris works within our Accountancy and Finance team in our Milton Keynes office.