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
Associate Director

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 Associate Director for the interim division.

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Nick Hague
Nick Hague
Associate Director - Permanent Finance

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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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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Ishtah Kadel
Ishtah Kadel
Associate Partner - 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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Dominic Mellett
Dominic Mellett
Associate 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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Florence Edwards
Florence Edwards
Manager - Interim Finance

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 interim management team.

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Cameron Sondhi
Cameron Sondhi
Manager

Cameron is the Manager of our permanent 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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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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Tom Johnstone
Tom Johnstone
Senior Consultant

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 Team.

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Michael Fregnani
Michael Fregnani
Senior Consultant

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

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Edward Sainsbury
Edward Sainsbury
Senior 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 Manchester office and is looking to grow and expand with our team in the North West.

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Victoria Harradine
Victoria Harradine
Senior Consultant - Perm

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 permanent finance team.

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Nish Vipani
Nish Vipani
Senior 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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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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Clara Tate
Clara Tate
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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Alexandra Snow
Alexandra Snow
Consultant

Since joining Finatal in 2020, Alex is delighted to work on the permanent finance team focusing on placing newly qualified accountants.

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Jayh Karia
Jayh Karia
Consultant

Jayh joined the Permanent Finance team after completing a masters in Conflict, Security and Development at the University of Exeter. Outside the office, Jayh’s passions include Politics and Football.

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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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Molly Caesar
Molly Caesar
Consultant

Molly studied Politics at Cardiff University where she then went to volunteer in Tanzania as well as working for several other volunteering organisations. Molly joined the Finatal team in 2020 as part of the interim finance division.

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Kirsten Coleman
Kirsten Coleman
Resourcer

Kirsten is a hardworking, down to earth individual, working as a Resourcer in the Interim Management team. She has degree in Philosophy from Bristol University and in her free time she can be found playing tennis or spending time with friends.

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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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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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Abbie Jenkins
Abbie Jenkins
Marketing Executive

Abbie joined us as our Marketing Executive after graduating from The University of Sussex with a BA Media Production degree. Abbie’s creative flair and dedicated work ethic is an excellent addition to the marketing team at Finatal.

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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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