Grant Speed, Managing Partner
Grant is the Managing Director of Odgers Connect; responsible for overall growth of the business and client development across industry.
Adam Gates, Principal
Adam has worked in executive search for the last 14 years focused specifically on placing Director and Partner level candidates in to top global consulting firms, particularly Deloitte and BCG as well as the broader commercial world. He has built a global network of consultants and is a recognised expert in the industry.
Paul Smith, Client Partner
Paul is the Client Partner for Odgers Connect. He is responsible for maintaining strong relationships and ensuring a quick and intuitive response to customer demands by project managing the resourcing solution. Paul has 22 years recruitment experience spanning multi industry and discipline.
Ali Palmer, Partner
Ali is the Partner for Consumer and Telecoms. She places senior interim executives at board and senior management level across functions. Ali has 14 years recruitment experience, prior to that she was in Investment Banking in the City.
Bambos Eracleous, Partner
Bambos is the Partner for our Sports, Gaming & Media practice. He places senior interim executives and independent consultants across all aspects of the entertainment and creative sectors including TV, film, radio, music, games and publishing.
Jes Ladva, Partner
Jes has a background in co-producing bespoke consultancy solutions across the Government sector. Management consultancy within Government is fast changing. Our offer of cross-sector, partner-level Consultants validating and delivering in a ‘menu’ style, allows for expertise and capacity without creating a dependency. Offering significant savings compared to traditional consultancy models.
SJ Leatherdale, Partner
SJ Leatherdale, is Partner operating within Healthcare & Life Sciences and joined the organisation in 2006. A highly experienced recruiter with over twenty five years’ experience across a variety of sectors. S-J started her career in the UK as well as working many years overseas including Hong Kong and across Asia Pacific.
Sarah Shaw, Partner
Sarah has a particular focus on higher education and the organisations that align to this sector as well as independent / international and fee paying schools. I support my clients by resourcing high calibre and expert capability, on a gap management or project basis, to enable performance improvement and the achievement of deliverables against organisational challenges.
Suresh Lal, Partner
Suresh is a Partner at Odgers Connect and is recognised as an expert in Construction and House Building sectors. He has built a network of senior Executives across this space for over 14 years.
Tom Legard, Partner
Tom Legard is a Partner and Head of the Industrial Practice, with a particular focus on Aerospace, Defence, Automotive, Precision Engineering and the Chemical & Process Industries. Tom specialises in providing high quality independent consulting solutions for a broad range of business critical assignments.
Zhibek Valevka, Associate
Zhibek is leading our global network of independent management and strategy consultants. She is responsible for developing relationships with our network and acts as a main point of contact. Zhibek has over a decade of experience in search and top-tier HR consulting firms and has worked in the UK, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Sally Havers, Referencing Consultant
Sally previously worked as a corporate lawyer in the City but has since joined us to lead our independent referencing team to help ensure quality and vetting of our network of consultants.
Elle Pyall, Project Co-ordinator
Elle works with the team to coordinate and manage the work we do with our clients and to ensure seamless delivery of consulting solutions.
Sam Middleton, PR Manager
Sam is the Public Relations Manager for Odgers Connect. He is responsible for promoting the Odgers Connect offering within the press and across various media channels. Sam also works with the clients and candidates on the business’ network to publicise its many success stories.
Charlotte Nicholl, Operations & Marketing
Charlotte leads our marketing and operations activity ensuring all aspects of our communication to both clients and consultants as well as our event program is planned and executed effectively.
Ilana Samuels, Operations Manager
Ilana works with the team to oversee internal process and the provision of efficient services, so that we meet the expectations and needs of clients and independent consultants.