Grant Speed, Managing Partner
Grant is the Managing Director of Odgers Connect; responsible for overall business and client development across industry.
Adam Gates, Principal
Adam is a Principal Consultant, responsible for building and maintaining relations with both our clients and our network of independent consultants. Adam has worked in executive search for the last 14 years, focussing 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.
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 a Partner with a particular focus on the Consumer and Telecoms sector. 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 sector. Bambos has over fifteen years’ executive search experience and has been responsible for recruiting to a variety of senior roles.
Jes Ladva, Partner
Jes is a Partner within Government. Jes has been an advisor to the sector in identifying and developing talent in line with the current and future challenges experienced in government. Jes has over 20 years’ experience in the sector having initially worked in local government.
SJ Leatherdale, Partner
SJ Leatherdale is a Partner operating within Healthcare & Life Sciences. SJ works with her clients across both diverse sectors to develop strong relationships enabling us to provide a comprehensive recruitment service across all disciplines. 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 is the Partner within Education. Sarah supports her clients by resourcing high calibre and expert capability to enable performance improvement and the achievement of deliverables against organisational challenges. Sarah has 21 years’ recruitment experience across a variety of sectors, both public and commercial.
Suresh Lal, Partner
Suresh is a Partner within Social Housing, working with clients to develop the 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 with an Industrial focus. Tom specialises in providing high quality solutions for a broad range of business critical assignments. Tom has been working and developing manufacturing recruitment for over 11 years.
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 leads our independent referencing team to help ensure quality and vetting of our network of consultants as well as leading on our candidate care. Sally previously worked as a corporate lawyer in the City.
Annabel Paterson, Project Co-ordinator
Annabel 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.