Meet us

With over 8 years of experience in the field, Alex has developed a set of unique search methods that allow him to quickly and accurately identify top talent in the market. These methods have been honed through his work with a diverse range of clients, from innovative tech start-ups on a tight budget to well-established global hedge funds in search of the most gifted computer scientists.

Alex’s broad market knowledge and experience allow him to provide expert advice on compensation, market trends, and hiring strategies to clients, helping them navigate the complex world of talent acquisition.

Alexandre Jouatte

Partner - Core Technology

Shannon is central to everything good at Durlston Partners. She has continuously improved our efficiency in delivering across all clients in all locations as well as overseeing operations.

Shannon spends her spare time taking photographs, travelling, and supporting animal rights welfare, in particular elephants

Shannon Palmer

Head of Operations and Business Support

Warwick has been focusing on Digital Assets since 2017, building some of the industry’s leading firms both in Europe and Asia from the ground up. From top percentile Software Engineers to Heads of Sales, Marketing and Investment Analysts, he prides himself on how his Front Office knowledge enables him to offer a comprehensive team-building solution.

Warwick Poelman

Partner - Digital Assets

India joined us in 2021, after an initial career in the events industry. Since joining, her focus has been on delivering the best technology talent to a number of top-tier clients across both London and New York. She enjoys deepening her knowledge on all aspects of the space, with a particular interest in high frequency trading, and building long-term relationships founded on trust, professionalism and integrity with both clients and candidates alike.

India Martin

Quant Research & Trading

Adam leads the quant recruitment team focussed on Portfolio Managers and Researchers across the full spectrum of systematic trading mandates. We are partnered with some of the worlds leading Hedge Funds, Proprietary Trading Firms and Investment Banks.

He is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with some of our key clients in research and trading, training and directing the work of our team of quant recruiters and directly managing candidate relations.

Adam Barnett

Partner – Quant Research and Trading

Alex joined Durlston right out of his job as a Equities Quant Researcher at GSA Capital. Prior to this, he directed the GPR multi-manager in New York. His recruitment focus mainly centres around Machine Learning, Data Science and Quant Research though he has worked roles across all areas of the business.

In his free time Alex still codes, solves brainteasers daily and stays on top of the latest research in AI and Machine Learning!

Alex Yepifanov

Head of Data Science

As an empath, PeiPei is highly attuned to understanding the needs and desires of candidates from different backgrounds. She is passionate about building long-lasting relationships with candidates by taking a consultative approach, from giving career advice, meeting candidates to bridging the gaps between the job market and the candidates.

Outside of work, PeiPei is a Soprano at the West End Musical Choir and a cat lover.

Peijie Li

Quant Research & Trading

Saif has been an integral part of the firm since joining in 2015 and is part of the DP  Council that makes key strategic decisions. He is one of the founding members of the core tech team, with 8 years of experience building extensive relationships with some of the most talented technologists in the market as well as partnering and delivering to high end clients within the hedge fund, fintech space who look to secure the best talent in the market with specialised, niche requirements.

Saif is a reliable figure, highly dependable, and has a great attitude of getting stuck in and involved in every task across the firm. He is a consistent biller as well as a successful manager with a track record of training new joiners to progress from Researchers to Senior / Principal Consultants within the firm.

Saif Bahram

Partner - Core Technology

Nicole joined the Digital Assets team at the end of 2021, coming from graduate recruitment and an extensive background in teaching before that.

Nicole is genuinely passionate about diversity and inclusion, which is one of of the biggest trademarks in the way she conducts her work. From ideating and launching our Women in Crypto events, to supporting our clients to strategise their approach to recruiting diverse talent in a truly inclusive way, Nicole’s unique approach to recruitment has enabled her to become a point of reference in the space.

An enthusiastic people’s person, Nicole thrives off building long lasting relationships based on a profound understanding of the requirements of candidates and clients alike, and delivering on those.

Nicole Dunkerley

Digital Assets

Sacha joined Durlston Partners as a graduate in 2017 and worked his way up to Partner, building friendly relationships along the way with talented individuals based on trust and professionalism. Over the last 5+ years, he developed an expertise within the finance & tech space having worked closely with a number of our buy-side & sell-side clients.

Sacha is an excellent mentor and manager who cares about the team’s growth and career development. Sacha is someone we can all depend on, he’s trustworthy, honourable and a credit to DP.

Sacha Rinaudo

Partner - Core Technology

Bethan joined the Data Science and Machine Learning team in 2022, after initially working in a small quant finance recruitment firm. Since joining DP, she has accumulated in-depth knowledge on both the quantitative finance and machine learning industry. She takes great enjoyment in delivering first class talent and building long-term relationships across our global Hedge Fund, Market Making, Prop, Shop, Investment Banking, Crypto Trading and FinTech client base.

Bethan’s positive energy and hard work ethic has made her a valuable team member at Durlston Partners.

Bethan Richards

Data Science

Peter has an excellent track record of delivering to the most demanding clients both in London and New York with precision, speed and within budget.

Peter has an excellent and in-depth knowledge of the markets both on a micro and macro level.

Peter Malone

Co-Head of US Tech Recruitment

Having graduated from university in 2021, joining Durlston Partners was Gabriella first step into not only recruitment but her career. Since then she has built deep knowledge and strong relationships across the Big Tech and Finance spaces.

As someone who strives at meeting and building connections with people, be it candidates or clients, her strength lies in her growing network and always having candidates’ future career progression in mind.

Gabriella’s chattiness permeates the office and her work, bringing energy and enthusiasm to everything she does.

Gabriella Newton

Core Technology

Meraj joined our Core Tech team in 2018 creating efficiencies in our processes to help us scale sustainably as a company. He’s brought a data backed approach to create market insights across our clients, candidates, and teams. Meraj has built out our Digital Assets team to help deliver to our clients across the globe including UK, US, Europe & APAC.

Meraj was one of the first Uber employees in London helping to scale a number of teams to make it the fastest growing (and most profitable) city globally.

Meraj Bahram

Partner - Digital Assets

Freya joined Durlston Partners in the summer of 2022 after 18 months experience in FinTech and cloud technology contract recruitment. She focuses on delivering for clients within the financial services and enjoys building relationships with candidates and clients alike.

Outside of work, Freya loves finding the best cocktails in London and travelling to new countries.

Freya Harman

Core Technology

Joshwa is a highly organised and thorough individual in everything he does. He has progressed swiftly to Senior Consultant due to his consistently positive attitude and smart way of working, he is a role model to many of the juniors within the company and comes highly commended by any client he interacts with. He focuses within the world of Digital Assets placing world class engineers but has proven himself to be a Swiss Army Knife of recruitment.

In his spare time he plays drums and bass in a band, regularly playing shows across London.

Joshwa Shah

Digital Assets

Emily is a recent graduate from the University of Oxford with a degree in Modern Languages and previous experience in customer service from her part-time jobs. She decided to pursue a career in recruitment, driven by a passion for connecting with people and a motivation to help them find their dream job.

With strong language and communication skills, she brings a unique perspective to the recruitment industry and is ready to make her mark in the field.

Emily Lockyer

Core Technology

Since joining Durlston Partners in 2019, Xander has developed in-depth knowledge of technology and finance, partnering with clients in both New York & London.

Xander brings positive energy to the office daily and has excelled at mentoring new members of the team.

Xander Oliver

Co-Head of US Tech Recruitment

Oriana joined Durlston Partners in July 2022  and is a key member of the operations team, focusing on marketing and PR which utilises her combination of creative and business skills. Her talent for innovation and visualising the implementation of strategy makes her a great asset to the team.

Oriana Hooper

Operations - Marketing

Connecting the best talent with the most innovative firms, discreetly building long-term mutually beneficial partnerships with Clients & Candidates alike.

Mike Sitney

Core Technology

Talia joined Durlston Partners in 2022, after an initial career in Politics. Since joining the Operations Team her focus has been on internal hiring and ensuring efficiency within Durlston Partners.

With strong analytical and communication skills she is able to bring a unique perspective to the team.

Talia Newmark

Operations - Talent Acquisition and Development

Having joined since September 2020, Ben has focused on delivering first class Systematic Quantitative Researchers and Traders across our Hedge Fund, Investment Banking and Crypto client base.

Ben is passionate about Quantitative Finance and enjoys building long-term relationships with both clients and candidates.

Ben Giles

Quant Research & Trading

Mandy left hospitality management to join the Operations team, focusing on bringing the team together with unforgettable events, managing the customer relationship management platform, and building team analytics.

Miranda Blaxland

Operations - Events

Rahn joined Durlston Partners as a graduate in 2022, driven by a strong interest in both finance and technology.  He really enjoys connecting with people and understanding what makes them tick, using this to ensure that they are not just securing their dream role, but also best planning their career trajectory.

He looks to help foster a knowledge-led approach within the business, taking this to the industry and successfully building professional and meaningful relationships with talented individuals.

Rahnpreet Sandhu

Core Technology

Eve joined Durlston Partners in November 2022, after returning from Mykonos, where she was based as a superyacht stewardess. Her pervious background in pharmaceutical administration has allowed her to transition into administration and interview coordination for the quant and data science team here at DP.

Outside of work Eve enjoys skiing.

Eve Mallabar

Quant / Data Science

Freddy joined Durlston Partners in 2022, bringing with him over 7 years of experience delivering technology talent into the financial services industry. In that time, he has carved a particular niche in recruiting software and trade support engineers for some of the world’s most fastidious banks and hedge funds.

Freddy has a wealth of experience supporting job-seekers from Graduate to Managing Director level, and is able to accurately advise candidates on areas of concern from interview preparation through to compensation negotiations.

Freddy Green

Core Technology

Having joined in late 2021, Marcus’ contract recruitment background differentiates himself at Durlston Partners. He approaches his role with urgency and efficiency, leading a lot of DP’s infrastructure mandates.

Outside of the office, you’ll find him playing football, frequenting London’s best watering holes, and keeping on top of the Capital’s food scene.

Marcus Osborne

Infrastructure / Digital Assets

Charlie joined our Digital Assets team in August 2022, bringing with him 18 months of experience in cloud technology recruitment.

His main focus is sourcing talented Cloud and Infrastructure professionals for a diverse range of clients from tech start-ups to established Hedge Funds and HFT firms.

He’s a charismatic member of the team that sees value in building long term relationships with both his candidates and clients.

Charlie Rafferty

Digital Assets

James sits in our Core Tech team and has over 7 years of experience delivering top-quality candidates to the Financial Services sector. He has a proven track record of matching top talent with suitable firms and has developed an extensive network of industry contacts. He is dedicated to helping clients grow and strives to provide an unbeatable service from start to finish.

In the office, James is enthusiastic, fun, and always ready to help the team.

In his free time, James is a car fanatic, always looking out for the next motorsport event to attend or catching up with the F1.

James Lacey

Core Technology

Max joined our Core Tech team in July 2022, bringing with him 3 years of experience. Being a very energetic and approachable individual, he loves to build long term relationships with candidates in his space.

In his spare time he is either playing or watching sport, or “cooking up a storm in the kitchen”. If you’d like to discuss your career with a drink (preferably a pint) or an epic plate of food in front of you, he’s your man.

Max Desoutter

Core Technology

Gio joined the Core Tech Team in August 2021, bridging the gap between software engineers and top percentile Systematic Hedge Funds and Fintechs. He takes on recruitment with a smile on his face and a coffee in hand.

In his spare time, he practises Muay Thai and loves travelling.

Giovanni Borziani

Core Technology

Rick is a consultant within the Quantitative Research and Trading team where he specialises in placing top-tier systematic PMs and HFT quant researchers within our subset of elite clients. He has a strong understanding of the systematic trading landscape, which he has leveraged to create an extensive network of talented Quants within a very short time.

Rick holds a first-class honours B.S. in Economics from UCL, and an M.S in Finance from London Business School where he was the cohort’s Distinction Scholar.

Rick Jones

Quant Research & Trading

Danny has a background in both law and psychology. He has a wealth of experience working with people, in the field of criminal justice, having spent six years as a therapist in the Romanian prison system. During this time, Danny helped many inmates to overcome the challenges they faced and to make positive changes in their lives.

After moving to London in 2019, he decided to combine his passion for human behaviour and technology and started working as a recruiter for software engineers in the crypto industry.

He has a deep understanding of the technology used in the crypto industry, which has been instrumental in helping him to find the right candidates and building connections.

Danny Placinta

Digital Assets

Valeriu joined DP towards the end of 2021, and has fully embraced recruitment, eager to learn and share. He takes pride in his work and feels privileged to work with top talent globally.

Having a special interest in Digital Assets, Valeriu is always up to date with the latest trends in blockchain technology and market developments.

Valeriu Veriga

Digital Assets

Tony joined the Core Tech team at Durlston Partners in 2022 as a Senior Consultant in the New York office. He brings extensive experience delivering quality Software Engineers into leading financial firms across the market. Throughout his career he has gained a breadth of knowledge in the Financial and Tech industries. He is efficient and intentional in the way he works.

Tony enjoys building long lasting relationships with candidates, clients as well as his colleagues and is always good for a laugh.

In his spare time Tony enjoys playing and watching sports, traveling and exploring New York’s best happy hours.

Tony Gradante

US Core Technology

Karolis joined Durlston in January 2022 and has been a charismatic figure in the office since his first day. Born in Lithuania, Karolis moved to the UK age 10 and approaches life and work with a compassionate approach, taking into account feelings and emotions of the people he comes in contact with.

Karolis comes from a semi-professional basketball background, having played at Division 1 level for Elon University. Thanks to this, he picked up and transferred skills like discipline, teamwork and listening over to his first role in Recruitment.

Karolis Kundrotas

Digital Assets

Louis joined us in early 2022 after a career in the art world and has been a great asset to the Core Technology Team. His charisma, charm and deep understanding of the industry have enabled him to build great relationships with his clients and provided him with a proven track record of successfully placing top talent in key positions.

He has a solid reputation for delivering results and helping the top Hedge Funds and HFTs achieve their goals.

Louis Esquerré-Gow

Core Technology

After spending 6 successful years in the hospitality industry, Dylan made the transition into recruitment. Driven by a passion for meeting new people and building relationships, Dylan found a natural fit in the world of recruitment where they are able to connect talented individuals with the right job opportunities. 

Dylan brings a unique perspective to the field, with a deep understanding of the importance of customer service and a proven ability to build lasting connections. With a dedication to excellence and a commitment to helping others, Dylan is poised to make a significant impact in the recruitment industry.

Dylan Brooker

Core Technology

Calvin joined the Data Science team at the end of 2022. Originally from Dublin, he has a background in teaching and non-profit work. He’s also an avid creative, with interests in filmmaking, writing, and photography. His watch-words are connection and organisation, and he’s always keen to engage with talented people in quant & data science.

Calvin Duffy

Data Science

Jamie is a friendly, positive & enthusiastic individual who loves working in tech recruitment. He is always looking to make a difference and enjoys delivering to clients and helping passionate programmers secure their dream role.

In his spare time Jamie enjoys playing golf, travelling and reading books on finance and tech. 

Jamie Burman

Core Technology

Hugo joined the digital assets team in 2022. He is a friendly and approachable individual who builds strong relationships with his candidates. He is always keen to treat candidates for a coffee and find out who they are beyond their job.

He spends the majority of his spare time with friends and those he loves; whilst maintaining a fairly quiet penchant for Squash and Chess.

Hugo Johnson

Digital Assets

Soroush joined us recently, sitting as part of the Quantitative Research and Trading team. He has taken a keen interest in developing a holistic understanding of the financial markets. In particular, he has proven himself to be tenacious in sourcing stellar candidates across the Systematic Options, Macro, and Credit space. He obtained a BA in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford this past summer.

In his spare time, he is a voracious reader, avid cook, and martial arts enthusiast.

Soroush Hosseini

Quant Research & Trading

Luke joined the Core Tech team in early 2022 and his focus has been on delivering first class talent to a number of top-tier clients.

With his passion for all things finance related, Luke is always up to date with the latest trends and market developments.

Luke Short

Core Technology

Jarrell has recently joined Durlston Partners core Tech team.

Prior to this Jay attended University graduating with a degree in Criminology and Psychology. He has experience in helping start-ups build out their Go to Market teams. Jay adds a wealth of energy and comedic value to the office and enjoys building relationships with exceptional people.

Jarrell Harewood

Core Technology

We’re a great place to work and it’s not just us who think that!

SEE OUR REVIEWS