Our People

David Rooney
David Rooney
Founder & CEO

Over 20 years experience in the recruitment sector, David started out as a Financial Recruiter, working his way up from MD through to CEO. David set up Finatal wanting to build a great business only this time better than the first.

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Paul Blant
Paul Blant
Managing Director

Paul has a large network of CFOs from whom he gets respect and huge loyalty, he will not give up a search until he gets the right result for them. Paul oversees all consultants in addition to driving our strategy for PE clients.

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Mark Sattin
Mark Sattin
Managing Director

Mark joined Finatal in its infancy, after 5 years, he was promoted to lead the Interim business and has subsequently become Director managing our interim department and permanent finance team.

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Charlie Linacre
Charlie Linacre
Director

Charlie spent the past ten years building an enviable network and reputation focusing on hiring investment, portfolio, and fundraising professionals. Charlie joined Finatal in 2020 and leads the Finatal Private Equity division.

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Jack Lane
Jack Lane
Director

Jack joined Finatal in 2017 and has since become Director for the interim management practice, interim finance practice and CFO practice.

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Simon Taylor
Simon Taylor
Director

Simon joined Finatal as a Director to expand and strengthen our Pan-European practice. He has extensive experience building out teams over multiple jurisdictions, bringing a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to the business.

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Nick Hague
Nick Hague
Associate Director - M&A and Corporate Development

Nick is an experienced Finance and Accountancy recruiter, with over 14 years’ experience of placing high-calibre qualified and executive level professionals with businesses across London, the South East, and internationally.

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Chris Benstead
Chris Benstead
Associate Director

Chris joined the business as a graduate in our interim team, proving that hard work and pure dedication pays off, he has worked his way up to Associate Director leading our data division.

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Florence Edwards
Florence Edwards
Associate Director

Florence graduated with a degree in Fine Art and went on to work within finance recruitment in Bristol. She has since relocated to London and is now part of our permanent finance practice.

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Cameron Sondhi
Cameron Sondhi
Manager

Cameron is the Manager of our interim finance team; having been with the business for a number of years he has built up an extensive market knowledge and a longstanding relationship with candidates and clients.

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Dominic Mellett
Dominic Mellett
Partner

Dominic is a Business with Economics graduate, working within our interim team with a focus on interim management / CFO roles. Prior to joining Finatal he worked for an investment bank boutique where he worked on M&A.

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Ishtah Kadel
Ishtah Kadel
Associate Partner

Ishtah graduated in Modern Languages and International Relations and went onto become an Accountant for a law firm. She is fluent in French, Spanish, Creole and English and is keen to learn another language.

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Jamie Irwin
Jamie Irwin
Associate Partner

Jamie operates in the qualified market on our perm team, priding himself on delivering genuine consultancy. He has valuable long-term relationships with senior finance professionals across SME and FTSE businesses.

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Tom Johnstone
Tom Johnstone
Principal

After studying English Literature at the University of Birmingham, Tom worked in recruiting for four years hiring senior finance and accounting positions. Tom now works in Finatal’s Permanent CFO practice.

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Aaron Chapman
Aaron Chapman
Executive Consultant

Aaron joined Finatal in 2021, bringing with him some excellent experience working with senior executives across FTSE100 and Private Equity clients. Aaron is an Executive Consultant in our Interim Management Practice.

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David Hanison
David Hanison
Executive Consultant

David has 17 years’ experience of placing senior finance professionals. Clients have ranged from multinational listed plcs and PE-backed businesses through to private companies and SMEs mainly UK-based as well as some overseas.

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Isabella Harris
Isabella Harris
Associate

Isabella joined Finatal as an Associate in 2021 after graduating from Oxford Brookes University with a BA in Business. Isabella assists with CFO and senior finance searches at Finatal, strengthening our Perm CFO practice as an Associate.

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Michael Fregnani
Michael Fregnani
Principal

Michael has 5 years accounting and finance recruitment experience and a degree in English from Cardiff University. He is our Principal in the Interim Management team.

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Victoria Harradine
Victoria Harradine
Executive Consultant

Victoria joined us after graduating with a degree in LLB Law from the University of Bristol, where during her second year she set up her own successful business. Victoria now works within Finatal’s interim management team.

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Sam Banks
Sam Banks
Principal

Sam Banks joined Finatal in 2021 as an experienced Interim Consultant. Working in our Interim Management practice, Sam supports our PE and portfolio clients with Interim CFO and Senior Finance resources.

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Edward Sainsbury
Edward Sainsbury
Managing Consultant

Edward has recently graduated from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David with a degree in Events Management. He is now part of Finatal’s Interim Finance team as a Managing Consultant.

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Jacob van Dinter
Jacob van Dinter
Executive Consultant

Having previously worked as a recruiter in London for two years, Jacob joined Finatal with outstanding experience coupled with an impressive work ethic. He now works as an Executive Consultant in our Interim Finance practice.

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James Harris
James Harris
Consultant

James graduated from the University of Kent with a degree in Accounting and Finance. He now works as a Consultant in our Interim Finance practice.

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Clara Tate
Clara Tate
Senior Consultant - Interim

Clara joined our interim finance team after graduating with a Law LLB from the University of Reading. She has a military background, having spent a number of years in an American military school.

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Chloe Brannon
Chloe Brannon
Managing Consultant

Chloe joined Finatal having previously spent five years working in Investment Management recruitment. Chloe is a Managing Consultant in our Permanent Finance Practice.

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Lucy Pandrich
Lucy Pandrich
Associate

Lucy joined Finatal as an Associate in 2021 after graduating from The University of Edinburgh with a degree in Law. Lucy supports and strengthens our Finance practice as an Associate.

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Hannah Fournaris
Hannah Fournaris
Consultant

Hannah joined Finatal after graduating from the University of Nottingham with a degree in International Management. She now works as a Consultant in our Finance practice.

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Jack Haire
Jack Haire
Consultant

Jack graduated from the University of Bristol with a master’s degree in Chemistry. He now strengthens our Finance practice as a Consultant.

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Daisy Hill
Daisy Hill
Consultant

Daisy studied Business and Law before moving to Frankfurt where she did PE recruitment across the DACH region. Having joined Finatal in 2020, she now sits in the Private Equity division with a pan-European focus.

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Nish Vipani
Nish Vipani
Managing Consultant

Nish has over 7 years’ experience in recruitment and has studied Business and IT at Brighton University.  Nish is a key member of the data team and places high calibre candidates within the industry.

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Tee Thava
Tee Thava
Executive Consultant

Tee graduate from Birkbeck, University of London with a BA in International Business. He strengthens our Data & Analytics practice as an Executive Consultant.

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Bertha Gaadza
Bertha Gaadza
Consultant

Bertha graduated from KCL with a BA in Neuroscience and a Master’s in the Genetics of Psychology and Psychiatry. She is part of the AllStars National Competitive Cheerleading League and is the first female member of our Data team.

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Kirsten Coleman
Kirsten Coleman
Consultant

Kirsten joined Finatal in 2021. Kirsten is a Consultant in the Data & Analytics practice. She has degree in Philosophy from Bristol University.

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Ethan Harrison
Ethan Harrison
Consultant

Ethan joined Finatal after graduating from The University of Warwick with a degree in Philosophy. He now works as a Consultant in our Data & Analytics practice.

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Louise Tofts
Louise Tofts
HR Business Partner

Louise is a HR specialist with experience in Recruitment Business since 2008, having worked for several boutique agencies such as Marks Sattin, Joslin Rowe and Martin Ward Anderson, to large groups such as Randstad.

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Francesca Chantell
Francesca Chantell
Head of Talent

Francesca is an experienced recruiter with an R2R background. She has now come in-house to help Finatal grow internationally. She is a fantastic ambassador of the hard-working, ambitious, and driven culture Finatal represents.

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Tori Campbell
Tori Campbell
Business Support Manager

After a successful career running events for Goldman Sachs, Tori joined Finatal in 2020 and has since become Head Business Manager. With an organised, vibrant, hardworking nature, she ensures everything runs smoothly in the office.

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Kasia Jursa
Kasia Jursa
Assistant Management Accountant

Kasia has an eye for detail and a passion for numbers, she works within our finance department managing the administration of the financial aspects of the company and overseeing the finance of the Interim business.

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