We are a diverse group of people coming from different backgrounds who enjoy a range of different hobbies. We all share one passion, helping and supporting our clients and candidates thrive in their job search. Our individual expertise makes us a strong team.
We are an energetic and intelligent group of individuals. Together, we make the Phipps Cameron Team.
CHARLES PHIPPS ~ DIRECTOR
Corporate Development & EU
Charles co-founded PCR in March 2014 and has succeeded in building a market leading boutique recruitment firm. He looks after the market leading Strategy, Transformation and Corporate Development arena. He has built a team of top level professionals who have an unrivalled attention to detail and high calibre delivery in the UK and internationally.
Charles has successfully worked within the corporate development space for over 10 years with large corporates and PE owned businesses across the globe.
In his minimal spare time Charles likes to spend time with his family, follow his beloved Chelsea and keeps fit by playing tennis, going to the gym and running.
GILES CAMERON ~ DIRECTOR
Strategy, Transformation & Finance Leadership
With over 20 years senior recruitment experience in both the UK and Overseas Giles co-founded PCR in 2014 on the principle of the business being the go-to trusted recruitment partner for the most progressive candidates and clients within the Finance, Strategy and M&A arena. Currently Giles supports key projects and roles within Finance Leadership and Strategy as well as ensuring that the business meets the highest delivery standards to candidates and clients in the industry.
Outside of work Giles can be found either on the golf course, trail running, cycling, as well as spending valuable time with his family and dog. Liverpool’s more recent resurgence to glory has also been something that he has been keen to remind the rest of the office about.
SCOTT DARBY ~ DIRECTOR
Scott joined Phipps Cameron in 2015 to grow the Finance offering within the Retail & FMCG sectors, focusing on placing Senior Qualified professionals. Scott has quickly progressed through the business and is now the Head of our Finance Leadership division, which is a multi sector and geographical focused team. Scott also overses the Executive Search offering for PCR, partnering with various C-suites to identify the right talent.
Outside of work you are likely to find Scott on a Golf course, although you may have to look in the woods rather than on the fairway to find him. However, he plays off a solid 8 Handicap!
GEORGE RAW ~ DIRECTOR
As Director of Strategic Development George leads client relations, growing our customer base across the globe. Focused on PE & VC relationships, helping to ensure PCR are providing the best in industry services across all industries.
George has an extensive background in business development having worked with global conglomerates right through to building start-ups. Over the years he has covered an extensive number of industries and works closely with C suite, he is also Partner at a small cap VC fund and owns a few other businesses which compliment his network and expertise.
George has re-joined PCR (having joined many years ago as a graduate in the M&A/Corp Dev team!) after growing several recruitment businesses with global expansion and client development.
George is a county boy living in the city, he loves shooting, sailing, fishing, and many other countryside activities. Either found in one of his members clubs or in a country pub.
Having started in recruitment over 20 years ago, John has acquired diverse and valuable experience in a number of markets and environments. Having operated at Exec level in PLC’s and worked in M&A and PE environments, John is well versed in the dynamics of the Phipps Cameron field of play. John leads the entire UK operation, with a strong focus on getting the best out of our teams, to ensure world class service and delivery to our customers.
When he’s not working, John enjoys time with the family (and his beloved dog Bertie) on the South Coast where they live. He’s into music, food, socializing and anything active or outdoors. His big passion is for hiking and mountaineering in the alps.
Head of Operations
With over 20 years’ experience in Operations in fast growth SME’s and corporate environments, Shane has built a wealth of experience in multiple countries and sectors. With a passion for building engaged and high performing teams, Shane leads the Operations function at Phipps Cameron to ensure that our best-in-class service is consistently delivered across every aspect of the company.
Outside of the office, Shane is a keen film and music buff. Although a keen traveller and hiker, he has yet to achieve his goal of visiting every continent. 5 down, 2 to go.
Head of Europe
Jordan joined Phipps Cameron in 2019 with 5 years prior recruitment experience. Jordans previous role involved building a high performing and successful Emerging Technologies focused desk whilst growing a large team. Jordan knows nothing can lack in rigour with each client. Delivering excellence on each mandate is paramount. Jordan focuses exclusively on Head of Corporate Development / M&A – UK&I, EMEA & NA.
Outside of the office Jordan had played semi-professional cricket before graduating to golf with much less skill. Supporting Liverpool for Jordan has been far easier in recent years much to the dissapointment of the office.
Head of Interim
Steve has over 15 years of experience recruiting senior corporate leaders, predominantly within Finance, for a wide variety of sectors. He has worked in London as well as the middle east and prides himself of delivering the highest possible levels of service with minimum fuss. His recruitment style is suited to Interim as he works quickly and efficiently, providing solutions through consultation based on a thorough understanding of need. Steve leads our Interim offering across PCR specialisms of Financial Leadership, Transformation, Strategy and M&A.
To wind down, Steve’s main hobby is food! As a devout foodie, his Saturday mornings are often spent in farmers markets, butchers or fishmongers (if his two young daughters give him the time off). His other passions are Liverpool FC, and occasional attempts at Golf.
Head of PE CFO
David is a specialist CFO recruiter within the PE space with over 20 years’ experience working with market-leading private-equity firms, VC funds, private companies, and listed businesses. He originally trained at PwC as a chartered accountant.
He joined PCR at an exciting time and will drive the growth of the CFO practice to complement the exceptional footprint PCR have made within M&A, Strategy , Corporate Development and Transformation.
David loves most sports, plays a competitive weekly game of 5-a-side football and is a staunch supporter of Arsenal FC. He enjoys spending quality time with family and friends at weekends.
Sophie has over 8 years of experience recruiting contractors across finance and transformation projects for a wide variety of sectors. She started her career within a Global FTSE 250 recruitment firm and has a vast amount of experience within the London/South regions. Sophie prides herself on being consultative and adding value to both clients and candidates and due to this has built-up incredibly strong relationships within the industry. She works efficiently and at speed to help clients fill roles ahead of the required timeframe and is extremely pro-actively to ensure this happens.
In her spare time Sophie enjoys spending time with her pride and joy Milo, her cockapoo. When she’s not chasing Milo around the house then Sophie enjoys the gym, reading and exploring new restaurants.
James has joined the Phipps Cameron team to focus on senior finance hires within PE backed businesses.
James brings a wealth of experience, with many years in the industry. He has previously worked for both large FTSE 250 and boutique recruitment firms, recruiting across various FS markets in London and the US. James prides himself on the quality of relationships he builds with both clients and candidates, which is underpinned with his simple, straight forward and honest approach with all.
Outside of work, you will find James chauffeuring his son to his various clubs and activities!
He also spends his time attending Arsenal home games (for the good and the bad), coaching kids football, still trying to play football or hacking his way round various golf courses.
Business Manager – Finance Leadership Recruitment
Rikesh is an experienced senior level recruiter with 11 years’ experience specialising in recruiting qualified finance professionals across commerce & industry clients. Through time he has built a high-calibre network of candidates and clients alike and prides himself on providing them with a fair, consultative and honest approach.
When not recruiting, Rikesh can be found in the kitchen, cooking new and exciting recipes he has learnt. He loves spending quality time with his young family, following his beloved Arsenal and hopes to one day battle it out in the MasterChef kitchen!
Kieran has 3 years’ experience within recruitment where he has mainly focused on contract and permanent hires within financial services, working extensively with Tier 1 banks to boutique investment managers. He has joined Phipps Cameron where he will focus on senior and mid-level hires within Corporate Development and M&A with a particular focus on financial services.
Outside of recruitment, Kieran enjoys watching and playing football (Arsenal), rugby (Scotland) and tennis. When not watching or playing sports you can find him in the pub with friends or relaxing with his miniature wire haired dachshund, Nora.
JEN TALBOTT – WHITE
Jen is a Senior Consultant in the Corporate Development team, responsible for finding the best M&A talent for PE-backed TMT businesses. This dovetails with her previous recruitment experience, over eight years’ delivering outstanding business support candidates within the private equity/alternatives space. She works with detail and focus, with client service (company and candidate) as her modus operandi.
As an investment banking EA and a Special Needs teacher in previous lives, Jen brings broad life experience to her work, and a level of EQ that allows her to make excellent culture fits in her searches.
Jen has a General Arts Degree from the University of Edinburgh. For fun, she loves watching live sport (almost any, with first preference being cricket), and discovering new places to eat and drink in London (and beyond) with her husband, daughter, and miniature dachshund, Wolfgang.
Jake joined Phipps Cameron as a Resourcer in 2016 and has since progressed through to Senior Consultant within the Finance team. He’s now responsible for the company’s Finance offering into Industrial and Service-based businesses with a core interest in the Property sector. Jake predominantly focusses on the UK market but also has a growing network across Europe.
Outside of the office Jake is a keen sportsman and is a goalkeeper for his local town football club. When not playing you’ll likely find him either socialising with friends, at a pub quiz, or at the Emirates watching his beloved Arsenal FC.
Talia graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a Masters in Psychology. Before joining Phipps Cameron, she specialized in the direct recruitment of actuaries and risk management professionals within insurance. She joined Phipps Cameron in 2022 as a consultant, where she focuses on strategy positions across a range of different sectors.
Outside of work, Talia enjoys attending live music events, keeping up with the latest psychological documentaries and experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen.
Emmanuelle joined the business in July 2022 into the M&A team on the ESG and Consumer desk with a remit across Europe and the US. She has 3 years’ experience in recruitment previously specialising in the FMCG sector focusing on permanent hires. Whilst receiving her 4 year bachelor’s degree in Psychology she also took a year to work internally as a recruiter with a management consultancy company in Houston, TX.
Outside of work, Emmanuelle is a lover of plants and gardening, and going skiing and sailing. When not enjoying hobbies, she’s spending time with friends and family!
Outside of recruitment, Fiona enjoys running and walking. She recently completed the hackney half marathon and is part of a tag-rugby team. Outside of this she is out and about with friends.
Andre joined Phipps Cameron’s corporate development team, armed with his ability to work at serious pace under pressure. He joined with over a year experience in the recruitment industry where he has built interim and permanent teams ranging from mid to senior positions.
When not recruiting, Andre enjoys his time going out with friends, watching Arsenal, keeping fit in the gym and in the boxing ring.
Ellie has 1 year of experience within Financial Services recruitment, where she focused on Investment Banking hiring for the US market. Prior to this she spent two years working at American Express after graduating from the University of Southampton with a Business Marketing degree.
She has now joined Phipps Cameron where she will be working within the Corporate Development and M&A team.
Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, socialising with friends and family and keeping fit in the gym!
Jonas joined the company in 2022 after receiving his bachelor’s degree in business psychology this year. He did spend time in a recruitment company before as a working student for six months. Now, Jonas wants to help to grow the new office of Phipps Cameron Recruitment in Hamburg, Germany.
Outside of work, Jonas loves to travel, mostly to Spain to support his favourite football club Atletico Madrid.
Billy has 18 months of experience within Financial Services recruitment, where his main focus has been on risk personnel within investment banks on a permanent basis in London and the UK. He has worked on projects building out newly created departments for banks, most notably Citigroups’ Institutional Credit Management team.
He has now joined Phipps Cameron where he will be working within the Corporate Development and M&A team. Outside of the office he enjoys playing the drums in his band, going to concerts and the pub with friends as well as reading military history.
Ana joined Phipps Cameron’s European office in Hamburg in May with more than 5 years of experience in recruiting. After obtaining a Diploma in Social and political sciences in 2018, she became involved in the Human Resource field.
Outside of the office, she enjoys exploring new cities, cooking, and spending her free time with family and friends. Ana also watches rugby from time to time and supports the Georgian national rugby team.
Onam joined in 2023 upon successfully completing her Master of Science in Management. She brings her international experience and knowledge as a valuable asset from the realms of Financial Services, Human Resources, Logistics and Marketing to her role as a Recruitment Consultant.
Outside of work, she enjoys attending various dance workshops and body combat classes at the gym. You can often find her in the kitchen cooking her favourite cuisine from all around the world, seeking new destinations to explore with her friends or enjoying a little friendly competition on the bowling lanes.
Daniel joined Phipps Cameron in 2023, as a Consultant in the Corporate Development team to focus on the US. He joins the team with over four years of recruitment experience across the US investment Banking, Private Equity, Corporate Development, and Legal markets.
Outside of work, Daniel enjoys playing as much golf as possible, as well as going to watch Arsenal.
Max has under a year’s experience in tax recruitment. His focus has been placing tax professionals into the Big 4 accountancy firms as well as the wider top 25 on a permanent basis UK Wide. He has worked across multiple disciplines in the tax recruitment space including Corporate Tax, International Tax and Transactional Tax.
He has now joined Phipps Cameron where he will be working within the Corporate Development and M&A team.
Outside of work, Max enjoys watching and playing sports with friends such as rugby, cricket, and tennis. Often spending time supporting his favorite team Leicester Tigers heading up to Welford road as much as he can.
Talent & Onboarding Lead
Stuart has both 360 and talent acquisition experience with substantial experience in building and growing relationships. An ambitious, tenacious, hardworking individual experienced at quickly assimilating the objectives & challenges of the business. As the Talent & Onboarding Lead he is able to personify our brand and deliver quality solutions to our growing & evolving company.
Stuart comes from a sporting background previously playing both Rugby and Tennis at club & tournament levels. He enjoys socialising either going out for food & drink, travelling with friends, going to events or simply watching a film.
In her spare time Corinna can be found trawling old bookshops, independent bookshops, regular bookshops! She loves F1, the theatre, the cinema, live music, travelling, visiting family in Ireland, and most of all, spending time with her family.
Chris joined the PCR team in November 2019. Chris is a qualified accountant with many years’ experience of working in organisations ranging from small family businesses to large multinational companies, mainly in the biotech and retail sectors.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, walking (especially exploring new footpaths with his dog), mountain biking (well, small hill biking as he lives in Cambridge) and playing an occasional game of tennis. He is also a fair-weather Leeds United supporter.
Anita joined the PCR Team in June 2022 as a Finance Assistant. Over the last 8 years she has held similar roles within the Education Sector, working in Finance, HR and Admin. This followed a career as a Senior Secretary for one of the top four banks.
In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and friends and enjoys exercise classes, swimming and walking. Gardening is her time for relaxation.
After graduating from Stirling University with a BSc Management degree, Claudia embarked upon a Marketing career in retail for two years. In 2020, She joined Phipps Cameron as their Marketing Assistant to manage their website and social media.
Outside of work, Claudia enjoys travelling with her husband, socialising with friends over brunch and singing.