CEO and Co-FounderLegal
Liam is a founding member of VARO Partners and heads up the Global Legal Practice. He specialises in placing solicitors in Energy & Infrastructure and Banking & Finance. His clients include international and niche law firms, investment banks, hedge funds and energy companies. Prior to launching VARO in 2012, he was responsible for running an international legal headhunting firm. Liam is trilingual and holds a degree from the University of St Andrews
Director and Co-FounderTrading
Daniel is a founding member of VARO Partners and is responsible for building the firm’s global Trading Practice. Prior to joining VARO Partners in 2012, he spent six years at a boutique financial markets search firm where he was responsible for the European Trading Business and consistently proved to be the firm’s biggest producer. Daniel specialises in placing traders from Analyst to Managing Director level across all asset classes.
COO and Co-FounderInvestment Management, Research & Strategy and Corporate Advisory
David is a founding member of VARO Partners and is responsible for the firm’s Investment Management, Corporate Advisory and Global Research & Strategy businesses. Prior to joining VARO Partners, David spent five years with a boutique financial markets search firm, where he developed their offering in Research & Strategy across Europe, the US, Asia and Global Emerging Markets before taking joint responsibility for the firm’s European business. David’s clients include top asset managers, hedge funds, family offices, investment banks and private investors.
- "Best for Investment Research 2016, UK" - Wealth & Money Management Awards
- "Leading Investment & Wealth Management Expert, UK" – 2016 Investment & Wealth Management Awards
Director and Co-FounderQuantitative Finance and Systematic Portfolio Management
Ade is a founding member of VARO Partners with responsibility for building the firm’s Quantitative Finance and Systematic Portfolio Management practice (across all major asset classes). Prior to joining VARO, Ade worked for a boutique financial markets search firm for over five years, where he developed their European Quantitative Finance offering and jointly ran the European Sales floor.
Team DirectorInvestment Management. Head of Distribution.
Spanning over 20 years as a specialist financial services headhunter, Oliver's experience has always been within the Investment Management, Hedge Fund and Credit space with a particular focus on placing VP to Managing Director level hires within Distribution. These include Investor Relations, Institutional Sales and Consultant Relations positions. Increasingly Oliver has been helping niche managers grow out their platforms internationally with team builds completed in the UK, Europe and Asia. In addition, he assists larger managers diversify their product offering in an increasing competitive market environment. Oliver joined VARO Partners with a mandate to continue the firm's build out into Investment Management and Hedge Fund clients.
Senior ConsultantSystematic Portfolio Management and Quantitative Trading
Henry is a Senior Consultant focused on Systematic Portfolio Management and Quantitative Trading. He specialises in placing Portfolio Managers, Quant Researchers and Data Scientists on the buy side, as well as covering Algo Execution Quants and Central Risk Traders on the sell side. Prior to joining VARO, Henry spent 7 years leading the systematic trading practice at another search firm in London.
Deenum is a Senior Consultant within the Global Legal Practice. She specialises in recruiting associates through to partner level within International Arbitration, Commercial Litigation and White-Collar Crime & Government defence. Prior to joining VARO, Deenum worked at another leading Legal Consultancy Firm, where she worked on both contingent and retained hiring initiatives at associate and partner level, on behalf of UK and US law firms in the UK (London), Continental Europe, Middle East & US (New York). Deenum is also an active supporter and sits on the Committee for the Society of Asian Lawyers (SAL).
Ben is a Senior Consultant within the Global Legal Practice. He specialises in recruiting associates through to partner level within Banking & Finance and Corporate practices. Prior to joining VARO, Ben worked at another leading Recruitment Consultancy, where he most recently worked on hiring initiatives at associate and partner level in the New York and Washington D.C. Private Practice market. He spent several years before that focused on the In-House legal market, predominantly working with Global Investment Banks, Central Banks and Asset Management businesses across the UK and Europe. He holds a degree from the University of Bristol.
Claire is a Senior Researcher within the Global Legal Practice, specialising in Banking & Finance, Energy & Infrastructure and Corporate Finance. With over a decade’s experience in legal recruitment, she has been involved in the placement of lawyers in private practice and in-house positions around the world. Before joining VARO, Claire built and led the research function at a global legal headhunting firm.
Dinesh joined VARO Partners in 2018 as a Quantitative Analytics consultant, covering senior placements across the sell side and buy side. Prior to joining VARO, he worked at GQR Global Markets as a Quant specialist head hunter placing individuals within Investment Banks. He holds an MSc Economics degree from Warwick University.
HR & OPERATIONS MANAGER
Charlotte joined VARO in 2018 to support the partners in both the day to day operations and the growth of the business, ensuring the team has the tools, support and skills needed to continue to grow and deliver for clients. Charlotte previously held senior HR & operational roles at a number of growing financial and professional services SMEs. Charlotte has a BA in Modern Languages (Spanish, Portuguese & French) from Newcastle University and a CIPD qualification (level 5) in HR Management.