Our People

Georgina Aves
Georgina Aves
Office Administrator

Georgina has worked in education in the past 4 years and has recently completed her Diploma in childcare. She has now decided to have a career change and joined us as our Office Administrator, assisting the PA and Accounts Assistant.

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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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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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Joseph Butterworth
Joseph Butterworth
Consultant - Manchester

Joseph has been recruiting for a number of different industries over the past few years, as well as working in financial services in the North West. Joseph now works in our Manchester office as a Consultant.

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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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Adrian Callendar
Adrian Callendar
Training and Development Manager

Adrian has a background of working in specialist recruitment. Joining Finatal in 2015, Adrian’s role is to maximise the potential of all Consultants and Managers in the business through individual training and coaching plans.

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Florence Edwards
Florence Edwards
Consultant - Interim Management

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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Adam Flint
Adam Flint
Head of Talent Acquisition

With over 13 years’ experience in recruitment, Adam heads up the Talent function for Finatal. He has worked with a range of recruitment firms in the past, from medium size, fast growth firms, through to multi-national listed organisations.

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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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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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Victoria Harradine
Victoria Harradine
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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Jamie Irwin
Jamie Irwin
Executive Consultant

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
Manager - Interim Management

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 Manager for the Interim Management team.

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Shamieka Lynch
Shamieka Lynch
Senior 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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Dominic Mellett
Dominic Mellett
Executive Consultant

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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Kate Mikhaylenko
Kate Mikhaylenko
Consultant

Kate has recently graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Chinese and Economics, during which time she spent a year studying in Taiwan. Kate now works alongside our Head of Research and is fluent in French and Russian.

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Bradley Monk
Bradley Monk
Consultant - Interim

Having come from an Art / Science based background, Bradley has recently graduated from Durham University with a degree in Biology. With a keen interest in finance and recruitment, he is now part of our interim 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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Charlie Ryan
Charlie Ryan
Consultant - Perm

Charlie has recently completed an MSc in Finance and Investments at the University of Bristol. He developed an interest in working alongside PE funds after completing an internship in the industry during his studies.

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Edward Sainsbury
Edward Sainsbury
Consultant - Manchester

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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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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Luke Slater
Luke Slater
Consultant - Perm

Luke graduated with a 1st class degree in History, specialising in Northern Irish republicanism, while acting with theatre companies in the UK and China. Luke now works within Finatal’s 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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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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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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Malinda Zerefos
Malinda Zerefos
Interim Marketing Manager

Malinda has over 10 years’ experience in marketing and communications across a variety of industries. She specialises in the development and execution of brand strategies across different platforms, strategic partnerships and event management.

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