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.
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.
Kumal is a Senior Consultant within the Global Legal Practice. He specialises in recruiting associates and partners in Banking and Finance. Prior to joining VARO, Kumal worked at another leading Legal Recruitment Consultancy, where he completed both contingent and retained lateral hire initiatives at associate and partner level, on behalf of UK and US private practices.
Neil is a Senior Consultant within the Global Legal Practice. He specialises in recruiting partners and associates on behalf of both law firms and private equity houses in Private Equity, Public and Private M&A, Corporate Finance and Capital Markets (including High Yield). Prior to joining VARO Partners in 2015, Neil worked for two other leading legal recruitment firms and spent a year working for a foreign policy think tank in Washington, DC. Neil holds a degree from the University of St Andrews.
James is a Senior Consultant within the Global Legal Practice. He primarily works on searches at partner level for UK, US and international law firms. At VARO, James focuses on Capital Markets (including High Yield), Corporate Finance and Private Equity but also has significant experience with Energy/Projects mandates. In addition, he undertakes consultancy work including the production of due diligence reports, market maps and organograms for clients. Prior to joining VARO, James spent over 7 years at two other leading search consultancies in London.
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.
Katie is a Researcher within the Global Legal Practice. She specialises in recruiting associates for law firms in Banking & Finance, Restructuring and Capital Markets (including High Yield). Katie works with associates from teams of a number of UK, US and international law firms. Prior to joining VARO, Katie obtained a degree in Psychology from the University of Exeter.
Tarafa is a Researcher within the Global Legal Practice. He specialises in recruiting associates for law firms in Projects, Energy, Banking & Finance (including leveraged and acquisition, real estate and funds finance in particular). Tarafa holds a Law degree from the University of Oxford, and in his spare time enjoys playing and watching cricket and football.
Olivia is a Researcher within the Global Legal Practice. She specialises in recruiting associates for law firms in Restructuring & Insolvency, Corporate (M&A), Private Equity and Capital Markets (High Yield). Olivia holds an English Literature degree from the University of Edinburgh.
HR & OPERATIONS MANAGER
Charlotte joined VARO in 2018 to support the partners in the day to day operations of the business and the growth of the business by ensuring the team has the tools and skills they need 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.