Our people

Chris Benstead
Chris Benstead
Associate Director - Interim Finance

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 through Senior Consultant level to managing the interim finance team.

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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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Oliver Buckner
Oliver Buckner
Consultant - Perm

Oli’s keen interest in business and finance developed over his time at University and he has pursued that interest into his recruitment career. Oli joined Finatal beginning of 2018 working within our permanent team.

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Ross Bull
Ross Bull
Manager - Manchester

Ross has recruited for some of the U.K’s largest brands across banking, retail and sales. Ross leads our expansion into Europe’s 2nd largest PE market after London; his experience, knowledge and leadership skills are invaluable.

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Lucy O’Byrne
Lucy O’Byrne
Consultant - Perm

Lucy joined our permanent finance team after graduating with a 1st class Criminology degree and a master’s degree in Gender and Politics. Lucy has previously volunteered to help out in China, Israel and Africa.

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Nesrine Demnati
Nesrine Demnati
Consultant - Perm

Nesrine graduated in Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences in Paris before moving to London to start a new career. She works within our permanent finance team and is fluent in French, Spanish and Arabic.

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David Hanison
David Hanison
Senior Consultant - CFOs

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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Jamie Irwin
Jamie Irwin
Manager - Finance Team

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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Kasia Jursa
Kasia Jursa
Accounts Assistant

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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Ishtah Kadel
Ishtah Kadel
Consultant - Interim Management

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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Khal Khaliq
Khal Khaliq
Executive Consultant

With a focus on honesty and quality of service, Khal has been recruiting for a number of prestigious businesses for 15 years and continues to be in many cases their first port of call.

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Danielle Knight
Danielle Knight
Consultant - Interim

Danielle graduated with a First Class Degree in English Literature and moved straight to Australia where she worked within the industrial desk of Chandler Macleod. Danielle is now back in the UK working within our interim team.

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Jack Lane
Jack Lane
Senior Consultant - Interim

Jack holds a first class degree in English and Philosophy specialising in Advanced Metaethics, Freudian Psychoanalytics and Dystopian Fiction. Jack joined Finatal in 2017 and has since become a Senior Consultant for the interim team.

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Shamieka Lynch
Shamieka Lynch
Consultant - Interim

Shamieka joined Finatal in 2018 as an Interim Consultant after graduating in LLB Law with American Law from UEA. During this time, she spent one year working as a Legal Intern in Houston, Texas.

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Laura Malach
Laura Malach
Marketing Manager

Laura spent 10 years after studying branding and marketing, working within brand management for some well-known popular brands. Venturing into PE recruitment in 2015, Laura manages Finatal’s brand activation’s and marketing activity.

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Chetan Maniar
Chetan Maniar
Head of Finance

Chetan has over 20 years of experience in finance, having previously worked in recruitment, retail and IT. In his current role at Finatal, he manages all financial aspects of the business.

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Lily McCabe-Limmer
Lily McCabe-Limmer
Consultant - Interim

Lily joined Finatal after working in banking for two years. She has a strong interest in meeting and building relationships with people.

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Dominic Mellett
Dominic Mellett
Senior Consultant - Interim Management

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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Charlie Rogerson
Charlie Rogerson
Consultant - Perm

Charlie’s keen passion for PE and finance started during his time at the University of Nottingham, where he graduated with a 2.1 degree in Management. Charlie works within the permanent finance team.

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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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Mark Sattin
Mark Sattin
Director - Interim

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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Cameron Sondhi
Cameron Sondhi
Head of Research

Cameron heads up the research department for Finatal, supporting the consultants with his extensive candidate and specialist market knowledge, assisting on all retained and CFO searches.

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Viktoria Torzsok
Viktoria Torzsok
Marketing Executive

Viktoria previously worked in digital marketing, agency and client side. She is responsible for implementing Finatal’s marketing strategy, including everything from social media and content management to coordinating events.

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Lena Vieira
Lena Vieira
PA

Lena is a graduate of Business Management and she started her career working as a recruitment consultant. With her acute recruitment knowledge, Lena joined us at Finatal as PA to our CEO, Managing Director and Director.

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Laurie Watts
Laurie Watts
Consultant - Interim

Laurie has a good knowledge in accounting stemming from his education and time at university. Laurie works within our interim team with a focus on junior Financial Accountants, Financial Controllers and Management Accountants.

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Anne Wilkinson
Anne Wilkinson
Senior Consultant

Anne has been with the business since its inception and pretty much knows everything about Finatal and our clients. She covers senior finance hires across PE, along with other sectors including retail, mining, consumer goods and agro-business.

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