About Us

Our Partners & Principals

David Burton

Partner

David is a Partner in Wilton & Bain and is a member of the firm’s Global Professional and IT Services practice. With over 26 years in executive search, he has a wealth of experience spanning management and technology consulting; technology services & systems integration; Big 4 accounting, tax and advisory; business services, legal, and HR subsectors. He has successfully completed numerous international assignments, typically at Managing Partner/Partner and EVP/SVP/VP levels, and across multiple industry sectors, functions and horizontal competencies.

Before joining in Wilton & Bain in 2015, David spent 8 years with CTPartners where he was European Head of Professional & Technology Services and latterly a member of the firm’s Global Leadership Team. Prior to this, he spent 11 years with Korn/Ferry International, where he was Senior Client Partner in the firm’s Global Technology & Professional Services Practice.

David is an Economics graduate of the University of Wales, and spent 3 years with Arthur Andersen post-graduation before entering the search industry.

Lucy Feltham

Partner

Lucy is a Partner in our US San Francisco Office. She has over ten years’ Executive Search experience within the Consulting and Technology Services sectors. Lucy has successfully recruited Executive leadership, SVP’s, VP’s, Partners, Directors, and teams across the globe for businesses of varying scale; from Series A start-ups, to Fortune 500 businesses.

Erin Callaghan

Partner

Erin Callaghan is a Partner in the firm’s Technology Practice. She has over a decade of experience in executive recruitment and has built a track record of delivering senior and executive level assignments in the international technology, digital and telecoms sectors, including FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies as well as VC or private equity backed, pre- and post-IPO organisations. For these clients she advises and supports hiring across commercial functions, typically within companies going through rapid growth, change or transformation.

Erin joined Wilton & Bain from Korn Ferry where she specialised in retained search in the telecoms and software sectors. She began her search career with Wenham Carter placing senior and specialist hires in the technology, media, telecoms and broadcast markets.

Gary Landes

Partner

Gary has worked for Wilton & Bain since 2007 and has been a Partner in our Executive Search practice since 2012. He works across Professional and Technology Services, and has successfully completed mandates across the world, particularly at the Partner and VP level.

Education: English Literature, University of Manchester.

Warwick Stacey

Partner

Warwick is a partner within the firm’s global Professional Services Practice. With over 20 years executive search experience Warwick has worked with some of the leading Audit, Strategy, Consulting and Professional Services firms, completing on Partner, Director and team searches globally. During his time in industry he has completed on over 250 search assignments and has been responsible for concluding on some of the most high profile moves within the Professional Services sector.

As well as focusing on the servicing of professional services clients, Warwick also participates in the firms Diversity initiative, commentating and advising clients on ways to address their diversity challenges. Warwick joined Wilton & Bain in 2003 having previously worked for another leading global search business in London and in Hong Kong.

Education: BSc with, Honours in Archaeology from Leeds University.

Max Maufe

Partner

Max is a Partner within Wilton & Bain’s Technology Services Practice. Having graduated from Exeter with a degree in Economics he joined the business as a Researcher and progressed quickly into the leadership team. He has delivered a vast array of search mandates for blue-chip service providers as well as a number of smaller technology firms, often with Venture Capital backing. Functionally this has ranged from General management and Sales leadership right through to the CTO office. His core strength is in building long standing client relationships through his commitment to delivering results.

Having grown up in the depths of North Norfolk Max is regularly looking for an excuse to leave the big smoke, whether that be for golf, skiing, sailing or indeed tending to his small but nonetheless backbreaking vineyard!

Ben Latreuille

Founding Partner

Ben Co-founded Wilton & Bain in 2001.  He created the business with the ambition of becoming the number one human capital advisory business dedicated to the technology and professional services industries. During his time as Co-CEO he grew the business from a two person start up to the independently rated number one human capital advisory business in its dedicated sectors, with global offices and frequent appearances in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 of fastest growing UK Private firms.  In 2017 the company secured a private equity investment and the associated MBO, Ben moved from Co- CEO to leadership of the new board.

Ben still operates as a partner and advises clients within the technology and professional services segment on the full range of human capital and leadership advisory services.

Chloe Watts

Partner

Chloe joined WBMS as a Partner in September 2015, bringing multi-discipline experience from over 15 years in the industry with a real depth of expertise in resourcing specialists in HR, OD, People & Culture Change.  Prior to WBMS, Chloe led the HR Practice at Alium Partners Ltd alongside managing broader change related assignments for 8 years and previously set up and ran an interim practice at Courtenay HR Ltd, a specialist HR search & selection firm.

Chloe has a specific interest in the Legal and associated professional services sectors.  At a time of unprecedented change to the legal competitive landscape, she thrives on working with clients to understand their operating context and then providing appropriate advice and support to change, build or fix constraints to the firm’s continued development. Challenging clients’ thinking and helping push the boundaries around the potential options and solutions is a key part of her role.

Jason Addicott

Partner

After graduating from Sheffield Hallam University (Software Engineering) Jason joined the recruitment industry in 1995. His experience is in running and growing recruitment divisions, practices and companies largely within the IT sector.  Jason joined Wilton & Bain in 2011 and leads our Technology, Digital and Data services practice, recruiting globally for firms specialising in Technology, Business Change, Technology Sales and pre-sales at the mid & senior level.

 

Jeremy Mobbs

Founding Partner

Jeremy Co-founded Wilton & Bain in 2001.  He created the business with the ambition of becoming the number one human capital advisory business dedicated to the technology and professional services industries. During his time as Co-CEO he grew the business from a two person start up to the independently rated number one human capital advisory business in its dedicated sectors, with global offices and frequent appearances in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 of fastest growing UK Private firms.  In 2017 the company secured a private equity investment and the associated MBO, Jeremy moved from Co- CEO to leadership of the new board.

Jeremy still operates as a partner and advises clients within the technology and professional services segment on the full range of human capital and leadership advisory services.

Charlie Wale

Partner

Charlie is a partner at Wilton & Bain and leads our Global Legal Search Practice. He leverages a wide network developed across the legal market, to provide clients with strategic insights during the lateral hiring process.

He is committed to client delivery and has a track record for successfully completing a number of  senior legal search projects. His client base includes major international law firms, investment banks, financial services firms and a range of other businesses across Europe, Asia and the US.

Prior to joining Wilton & Bain in 2018, Charlie spent a combined, eight years, at two leading International Legal Search boutiques. He earned his Bachelor of Law (LLB) from Oxford Brookes University.

Gene Allmark-Kent

Partner

Having spent over a decade delivering Executive Search mandates in the Professional & Technology Services domain, Gene is a Partner and part of the global leadership team for Wilton & Bain's Risk & Insight practice. He supports clients and their boards addressing the complex and ever changing regulatory agenda, appointing key Executives in areas such as Cyber Security, Compliance, Analytics and across the Emerging Technology landscape. Gene has deep seated exposure to the full range of Advisory and Assurance functions and enjoys supporting clients to realise their human capital strategies.  He is a graduate from Exeter University in Economics and Politics and has delivered mandates across the global including Europe, Middle East, Asia, Oceania and the Americas.

Lisa Peacock-Edwards

Partner

Lisa has over 15 years global executive search and leadership advisory experience across the corporate markets sectors of financial services, commerce and industry. She has led practices in EMEA, the Americas, Africa and Asia. She specialises in working with global businesses going through growth or transformation especially within technology, data, digital and commercial.

Phil Hitner

Principal

Phil joined Wilton & Bain in 2018 as a Client Principal and as part of the firm's global Legal practice build-out. With 8 years executive search experience in transactional legal areas and front office investment banking, Phil is focused on the origination & execution of senior search mandates and placement of lawyers into private practice and in-house roles across Corporate, Finance, Capital Markets, Private Equity and US Law. Prior to Wilton & Bain, Phil spent four years at a leading Legal search boutique and began his executive search career placing investment bankers within IBD product & sector teams.

James Britton

Principal

James has over 10 years’ experience in the Executive Search industry with broad experience across the professional services market. He has successfully delivered on consulting search mandates at Partner, Director and Senior Manager level as well as team and acquisition mandates for organisations that include Bain, Deloitte, Hakluyt, Moorhouse and Oliver Wyman in the UK, Europe and US.

James Litherland

Principal

James joined Wilton & Bain in 2015 as a Client Principal and has over 5 years of search experience focusing on the Management Consulting and Technology industries.

Education: Law, University of Newcastle.

Simon Kent

Principal

Simon is a Principal within Wilton & Bain’s Technology Services practice and is based in New York.  He has delivered search assignments for some of the world’s most well-known IT services and consulting companies. These mandates have typically been global in remit and at the Director, VP/ Partner or SVP/ Managing Partner level.

Simon grew up in Surrey and moved to London after graduating with a 2:1 in English Literature from the University of York.

Zarina Contractor

Principal

Zarina has worked for Wilton & Bain since 2010. She has built expertise across Technology & Professional Services and has successfully won and completed mandates across the world at the Partner, VP and Director level for a number of clients. She is fluent in French and Spanish.

Education: BA (Dual Honours) French and Spanish from UCL

Dan Jermy

Principal

Dan graduated from the University of Leeds before joining Wilton and Bain as an Associate. He spent four years with Wilton and Bain in London where he progressed to Engagement Manager and led research teams on global search mandates across both technology services and professional services. In 2014 Dan escaped the London weather and relocated to Dubai where he worked for Boyden. During this time Dan delivered multiple searches in the Middle East and Africa for clients across a broad array of industries including oil and gas, consulting, financial services, technology, public sector, aerospace and manufacturing. Dan re-joined Wilton and Bain as a Principal for the Americas based in the San Francisco office.

James Coleman

Principal

James is a Principal in Wilton and Bain’s Digital Services and Professional Services practice groups. Having previous worked for one of the Big Four Advisory firms, James has ten years’ experience leading search assignments in the Management Consulting and Digital Services sectors, working for clients in the Big Four, leading Digital Agencies/Consultancies and Strategy Houses. James’s focus is at the Partner/SVP and Director/VP level.

Richard Wilcox

Principal

Based in Houston, Richard  joined Wilton & Bain’s Professional & Technology Services practice in North America, with a deep specialization in the Management Consulting sector. Richard began his career as a Consultant with KPMG and combines this grounding in the industry with 6 years of Executive Search experience with both Russell Reynolds and Korn Ferry, focused specifically on Professional Services.

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