WE ARE PEARSE PARTNERS

Our story began in 2018, and since then we’ve expanded a trusted network of clients and candidates. All thanks to our core values, our consistently outstanding performance, and a hard-earned reputation.

It’s true, we’ve come a long way from a single desk, in a spare bedroom. But we’ll never lose sight of where we came from – or forget the agility, the passion, and the people-first approach that defines us.

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HISTORY

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June

2018

Sean Bourke founds Pearse Partners, after 7 years at Michael Page, the FTSE 250 recruitment firm. He names the company after his super-hero mum, taking her family name ‘Pearse’.

August

2018

New places, new faces. Pearse Partners moves into its first home, sharing office space with Rutherford Search.

December

2019

A little DIY never hurt anyone – especially in the name of business growth. Pearse Partners knocks down walls (literally and figuratively) to expand its office-floor space.

July

2021

Pearse Partners relocates to Metal Box Factory, outgrowing the old office space. Fortunately, it’s only across the road – a short distance for the office chairs, which in true Pearse Partners fashion the team wheel across themselves.

August

2021

Business booms. Processes evolve. New departments are born. For the first time, Pearse Partners divides into two distinct specialisms: Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity.

October

2021

Pearse Partners continues to expand, with the addition of an expert and fast-growing Hedge Fund team.

April

2022

Bigger. Better. Definitely slightly noisier. Pearse Partners doubles its office size, moving from a 1000 sq. ft to a 2000 sq. ft office space, within the Metal Box Factory.

May

2022

More results. More specialists. The new Pearse Partners Debt team begins operating. Hitting the ground running with big clients and impressive candidates.

October

2022

Pearse Partners continues to go from strength to strength. Forging new industry relationships, entering new geographies, and matching the best candidates with the right clients.

October

2022

We expand operations again and welcome the ESG team to Pearse Partners. This has allowed us to work with talented professionals in all areas of ESG, from influential leaders to push sustainable investment and corporate citizenship agendas, to analysts and reporting practitioners.

October

2022

Powered as part of Pearse Partners, Pearse Professionals is born as a specialist search firm focussing exclusively on Portfolio and Senior Finance mandates across Private Equity and the Financial Services industry.

January

2023

Quite possibly our proudest moment to date, we secure our first official home! Next to the OXO Tower, right on the Thames, we are excited to invite clients and candidates to come and meet us!

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How we do what we do

We love our jobs


It’s that simple, we love the financial services industry. And as a team, we bring our enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity to every search.

We do our homework


As specialists in Front Office Financial Services, we make it our business to possess the most thorough and up-to-date industry knowledge. Always.

We build relationships


We’re a business run by real people for real people. That means listening to the needs of our clients and candidates – and always being at the end of a phone, for any advice.

We apply a methodical process


Our approach is considered and methodical. It combines our profound industry knowledge with extensive experience and trusted relationships to achieve great results.

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MEET THE TEAM

  • All

  • Corporate Finance

  • Private Equity

  • Investor Relations and Fundraising

  • Credit

  • ESG

  • Operations

Corporate Finance

James Jones

Managing Consultant

James Jones

Top three dinner guests? (can be anyone, dead or alive)

Jack Grealish, Louis Theroux and Ricky Gervais

What did you want to be when you were older?

An M&A recruiter

If you could swap lives with anyone for a day, who would it be and why? 

Elon Musk, would love to know what goes on in his head

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Private Equity

Sydney Hazarika

Associate Director

Sydney Hazarika

Why are you in search?

Didn’t make it as professional tennis player.

Favourite Books?

Animal Farm- George Orwell

Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S Thompson

Junky – William S Burroughs

Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

Where have you lived?

Coventry, Bath, NY, London

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Andy Miller

Principal Consultant

Andy Miller

Favourite Pearse Partners memory?

Doing the Yorkshire 3 peaks.

What do you think is the key to successfully executing a mandate?

Communication, transparency/honesty

Favourite travel destination?

Sri Lanka – the food/people/scenery

Also Japan & India

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Daniel Holmes

Consultant

Daniel Holmes

Favourite travel destination?

Borneo- Beautiful beaches and jungle trekking

Favourite Book?

I tell people it’s Homo Deus but to be honest it’s still Harry Potter

Cats or dogs?

Definitely dogs!

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Hamza Dhaoui

Consultant

Hamza Dhaoui

Apeksha Kulkarni

Principal Consultant

Apeksha Kulkarni

Investor Relations and Fundraising

Jonathan Press

Managing Consultant

Jonathan Press

Why are you in search?

Matching clients to candidates, finding someone their dream role in a market I’m passionate about is a great job to have.

 

What’s something that most people don’t know about you?

Well, the people I drove mad for sponsorship know, but I completed the London Marathon, RideLondon 100 and Swim Serpentine (The London Classics) all in one year all for Haematology Cancer Care at UCLH.

 

Favourite Books?

It by Stephen King, Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton and Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. Basically anything as long as they’ve made a film of it!

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Senior Consultant

Luke Bryne

Credit

Julian Chittock

Associate Director

Julian Chittock

Why are you in search?

I’m passionate about the Debt markets that I cover, and enjoy the thrill of helping to advance careers and improve the businesses that I work for by placing top tier talent.

Favourite Book?

If I’m trying to impress I’d say Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, if I’m honest it’s probably the lord of the rings trilogy given the amount of times I’ve read them.

Favourite travel destination?

As a proud Kiwi it’s hard to beat Central Otago in the South Island

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Robin Lovegrove

Business Director

Robin Lovegrove

Why are you in search?

The blend of competition, a people focus and teamwork is pretty much me in a nutshell.

Favourite travel destination?

Anywhere without the kids. I love them but parents will understand.

Where have you lived?

Bristol, Bath, Cardiff, London, Los Angeles, Phoenix & Arizona

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Megan Coleman

Principal Consultant

Megan Coleman

What is your favourite holiday destination? 

Egypt as I really enjoyed snorkelling in the Red Sea, however I love the sun, so anywhere hot!

What did you want to be when you were older?

I always wanted to be a Police Officer or a Barrister.

If you could swap lives with anyone for a day, who would it be and why? 

Rhianna, I would love to share her wardrobe!

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Jens Jessen

Senior Consultant

Jens Jessen

If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? 

I would drive an F1 car around a race circuit for a day.

Favourite destination to travel too? 

During winter it would be New York, for summer Hawaii is hard to beat!

How many languages do you speak?

I speak two languages, German and English

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Abigail Sheba

Consultant

Abigail Sheba

Tea or Coffee?

Tea

If you could be a friends character, who would it be?

Rachel

What is your go to karaoke song?

Adele, Someone like you

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Chloe Dawber

Consultant

Chloe Dawber

Favourite holiday destination:

Hvar, Croatia

Weirdest thing I own:

Steel drum

Phone app couldn’t live without:

Spotify

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ESG

Katherine Howells

Managing Consultant

Katherine Howells

What is your favourite holiday destination?

Rainforest

Friends character that most resonates with you?

Chandler or Ross, depending on the day

What is your biggest goal to achieve within your new role?

To build out the ESG division within Pearse Partners and add ESG and Impact Recruitment as an offering to clients

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Ben Major

Consultant

Ben Major

Favourite Holiday destination:

South Africa or skiing in the Alps

If you were a friend’s character which one would you be? 

Joey – because Joey doesn’t share food! And my French is rubbish.

Three dinner guests? Can be dead or alive.

Shane Warne, Roger Federer and Ben Stokes

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Operations

Sean Bourke

Director

Sean Bourke

Favourite Pearse Partners memory?

Making our first placement, proved we could do it

How do you try to approach the job differently?

People want to work with people so I make sure I’m myself

Favourite Book?

Great Gatsby, Long Walk To Freedom

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Joy Bayliss

Marketing & Operations Director

Joy Bayliss

When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

Professional jockey

Where have you lived?

Wales, Australia, New Zealand, now London!

What’s something people don’t know about you?

I tripped King Charles whilst helping him in his garden. (this was before he was King, but still counts) also goes down as one of my most embarrassing moments.

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Sophie Holstead

Office and Marketing Assistant

Sophie Holstead

Is your glass half full or half empty?

Half full for sure

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

London has always been at the top of my list but, I’d love to have a second home in The Netherlands or Spain

What’s something that most people don’t know about you?

I used to play the flute, saxophone and piano when I was younger but, I gave them up because I wanted to be a horse rider instead of a musician

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Alex Feeney

Head of Talent Aquisition

Alex Feeney

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