Proactive. Professional. Personal

"We build long-term relationships with our clients which means staying in touch , often daily, whether they’re actively looking or not. To stay on top they need to know what’s happening in the market and it’s our job to keep them informed. As a global team, we gather every scrap of information from every territory. We share, distil and analyse it, and everything of value is immediately passed on to our individual clients."

MOUNAVER THOMAS, MD & Founder, Odin Partners

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London Team

MOUNAVER THOMAS
Managing Director & Co-Founder
MOUNAVER THOMAS
Managing Director & Co-Founder

Mounaver is the Founder of Odin Partners and is responsible for the management of senior relationships and strategic placements across our practice areas.

He has worked as a top performing consultant and manager within Executive Search since 2005, completing an impressive list of individual, senior and team placements within Investment Banking.

Mounaver read both Finance and Systems Engineering (Hons) at the Australian National University.

JAMES HEXT
Managing Director & Co-Founder
JAMES HEXT
Managing Director & Co-Founder

James is a Co-Founder of Odin Partners and is responsible for senior placements and management of the Fixed Income practice area.

His Search career started in 2009 and has been defined by a series of successful and influential placements within the Fixed Income Capital Markets.

Prior to his career in Executive Search James worked in M&A for Goldman Sachs, Hong Kong.

James attended Harrow School and read Theology at Worcester College, Oxford University.

HARRY ELGOOD
Partner, Emerging Markets
HARRY ELGOOD
Partner, Emerging Markets

Harry is Head of Emerging Markets & Foreign Exchange at Odin Partners and is responsible for business development and senior placements across the practice area.

His Search career started in 2010 and has since established himself as a leading consultant within the Emerging Markets space.

Harry attended Radley College and read History at The University of Edinburgh.

NEIL DANZIGER
Head of Foreign Exchange
NEIL DANZIGER
Head of Foreign Exchange

Neil is Co-Head of Foreign Exchange at Odin Partners and is responsible for placements and competitor analysis in the G10 FX practice area.

His search career started in 2012 and has seen a number of placements in sales & trading across macro product. Prior to this Neil spent 15 years trading a variety of FX products for both US and European banks.

Neil attended St Paul’s School and read accounting & financial analysis at the University of Warwick.

HARRY JOHNSON
Consultant, Fixed Income
HARRY JOHNSON
Consultant, Fixed Income

Harry is focused on the FI Sales practice at Odin Partners and is responsible for placements and competitor analysis in this space.

His search career started in 2015 and has seen a number of placements within the Fixed Income Capital markets. Harry has played tennis for his county, has an active interest in musical instruments and sport.

Harry read Economics and Politics at the University of Sheffield.

MAX SOSLOVE
Senior Consultant, Quants
MAX SOSLOVE
Senior Consultant, Quants

Max is responsible for the Quantitative Analytics build out at Odin Partners where he focuses on Quant Pricing, Quantitative Development and Quantitative Research across Fixed Income, FX and Equities.

His career started in 2015 where he specialised in Quantitative Analytics and has since established himself as a leading consultant within this space.

Max attended University of Strathclyde where he achieved BA Hons in International Business and French.

OCTAVIA COBB
Consultant, Fixed Income
OCTAVIA COBB
Consultant, Fixed Income

Octavia focuses on G10 Fixed Income specialising in Credit at Odin Partners, and is responsible for providing in-depth market research and competitor analysis within this space.

Prior to her career in search, she studied Politics at the University of Exeter where she was awarded a First Class Degree.

Octavia has a passion for trekking, having recently climbed to Everest Base Camp. She has also represented her county in netball and hockey. Further she enjoys singing opera and has performed at various private functions.

ROBERT SIMMONS
Researcher, Fixed Income
ROBERT SIMMONS
Researcher, Fixed Income

Robert joined the Odin Partners team in September 2021. Prior to joining the firm, he interned within the search industry focusing on private equity roles. He obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Nottingham, and his Master’s in Organisational Change from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

During his Master's he also obtained teaching experience within the field of political economy. In his free time he enjoys traveling, going to the gym, and is native in German and English.

KASRA EBRAHIM-AHMADI
Researcher, FX
KASRA EBRAHIM-AHMADI
Researcher, FX

Kasra is focused on G10 Fixed Income specialising in Foreign Exchange at Odin Partners. He is responsible for developing strong market relationships, gathering detailed market intel, and navigating market trends.

Prior to joining Odin and starting his Executive Search career, Kasra worked as a recruitment consultant with a focus on building and developing the Private Equity space for a boutique agency.

Kasra studied at the University of Exeter and graduated with BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations followe by a Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law at Reading University.

Outside of work, Kasra enjoys discovering new and exciting restaurants, global travel, playing golf, supporting Arsenal FC, and diving into the world of high-octane cars.

JAIDAN REEDER
Researcher, Emerging Markets
JAIDAN REEDER
Researcher, Emerging Markets

Jaidan works within Emerging Markets FIC Sales & Trading at Odin Partners.

Prior to joining Odin, Jaidan received a scholarship to study Economics and Management at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. At University, he specialised in mathematical modules such as Game Theory and Microeconomics.

A keen rugby league player, Jaidan represented the England Student’s South side and was Treasurer of Oxford University’s League Club. He is also a keen coach, earning Oxford’s 'Student Coach of the Year’ for coaching the newly re-established Women’s side to their first varsity victory in over a decade.

HEBE HOLDSWORTH
Researcher, Quants
HEBE HOLDSWORTH
Researcher, Quants

Hebe is focused on Quantitative Research at Odin Partners, and is responsible for placements and in-depth market research across EMEA and the US Markets.

Her career began in 2021 and has since specialised in supporting hedge funds in placing Quantitative Researchers and Portfolio Managers across systematic functions.

Hebe read History of Art at the University of St Andrews

LUCY GRANT
Operations Manager
LUCY GRANT
Operations Manager

Lucy is responsible for day-to-day operations at Odin Partners as well as internal recruitment and HR. Prior to joining Odin she managed the Early Careers team at Freshminds.

Lucy read English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, and has also studied and worked in Sweden, Belgium and Spain.

SHUBHAM MALOO
Business Development Lead EMEA
SHUBHAM MALOO
Business Development Lead EMEA

Shubham is the Business Development Lead and manages all internal hiring across the UK and the US.

Prior to joining Odin, Shubham worked in talent acquisition for financial institutions.

He graduated from Imperial College London where he studied Strategic Marketing

Hong Kong Team

JEREMY LAW
Partner, Fixed Income Sales, China Sales and Trading
JEREMY LAW
Partner, Fixed Income Sales, China Sales and Trading

Jeremy is focused on the China Fixed Income & Flow Credit Sales Practice at Odin Partners and is responsible for placements and competitor analysis in this space.
His Executive Search Career started in 2016 and has made a number of key strategic placements with our core clients within the region.

He spends time meeting clients and candidates in Hong Kong, Singapore and Mainland China to supply the highest level of service to his clients.

Jeremy read Business Administration at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

KAMIL BEND'CHICHE
Senior Consultant, Equities and Cross-Asset Quants
KAMIL BEND'CHICHE
Senior Consultant, Equities and Cross-Asset Quants

Kamil is responsible for the Equity practice at Odin Partners. He is responsible for the business development, competitor analysis and search projects in the APAC Equity space. Areas of expertise across Equity Derivatives including Sales, Trading and Structuring.

His search career started in 2014 in London and he has completed strategic placements within Investment Banking in New York, London and Asia.

Kamil read Economics and Finance at the University of Bristol, UK.

AIDEN PESTELL
Senior Consultant, Front Office Technology
AIDEN PESTELL
Senior Consultant, Front Office Technology

Aiden is focused on Front Office Technology at Odin Partners. He is responsible for the business development, competitor analysis and search projects in the APAC Front Office Low Latency Engineering space.

His Executive Search Career started in 2023 after years in Contingent Search, where he built a niche within the Java development market (Sequencer Architecture).

Outside of the workplace he enjoys traveling, running and watching Reading FC.

Aiden read Business Management (Finance) and was awarded a First-Class Degree at the University of Leicester, UK

AKSHAY NUGENT
Consultant, APAC FICC and Credit
AKSHAY NUGENT
Consultant, APAC FICC and Credit

Akshay is focused on Fixed Income Structuring, Flow Credit Trading, Korea, IBD and DCM Practice and is responsible for placements and competitor analysis in these spaces.

His Search Career started in 2018 in Hong Kong and in a short time has been responsible for a number of major placements.

Akshay is a fluent Mandarin and French speaker and is proficient in Korean.

He is a performer by background and has performed across film, television and theatre as well as competing in performing arts and Chinese language competitions. He is also a black belt holder of Shotokan Karate.

Akshay read Chinese (Modern and Classical) and Korean at SOAS, University of London.

DUNCAN SWANSON
Consultant, FX & Rates Sales and Trading
DUNCAN SWANSON
Consultant, FX & Rates Sales and Trading

Duncan is focused on the FX and Rates Trading practice at Odin Partners and is responsible for placements and competitor analysis in this space.

His Executive Search career started in 2017 and has made a number of placements with our core clients since that time. Duncan has represented Scotland Under 19’s Rugby Union and is an accomplished white collar boxing champion.

Duncan read Business Management at the University of Newcastle.

RAAHIL CHHATPAR
Consultant, Capital Markets
RAAHIL CHHATPAR
Consultant, Capital Markets

Raahil is focused on the Fixed Income Sales and Trading Practice at Odin Partners and is responsible for the support and competitor analysis across our service areas in Asia Pacific.

His Executive Search Career started in 2010.

Raahil is an avid music fan and DJ, specialising in Bollywood music events around Asia.

He read Business Management at King’s College London, University of London.

JASON CASTRO
Researcher, FX & Rates Sales and Trading
JASON CASTRO
Researcher, FX & Rates Sales and Trading

Jason is focused on the FX and Rates Trading practice at Odin Partners in Hong Kong.
He started his search career in 2018 in Hong Kong and has made a number of placements within the Credit Sales & Trading space before joining Odin Partners in 2020.

Jason read Marketing at the University of Hull.

XIAO SUN
Researcher, Private Banking & External Asset Managers
XIAO SUN
Researcher, Private Banking & External Asset Managers

Xiao is focused on the Private Banking and External Asset Managers practice at Odin Partners in Hong Kong. She gained experienced in 3.5 years Continent Search pre her Executive Search career. Outside of the work Xiao is a solo backpacker and avid reader.

Xiao read Fine Arts at UNSW(B.A) and History at CUHK (M.A)

JACQUELYN LAI
Researcher, Cross-Asset Quantitative Trading and Research Practice
JACQUELYN LAI
Researcher, Cross-Asset Quantitative Trading and Research Practice

Jacquelyn is focused on the Cross-Asset Quantitative Trading and Research Practice at Odin Partners.

Her search career started in 2019 and has made strategic placements within the buy side in Asia, Europe and the United States.

A hotelier at heart, you can find her exploring the local Hong Kong F&B scene in her free time.

Jaquelyn read International Hospitality Management at École hôtelière de Lausanne.

RYOKO YAMAMOTO
Researcher, FX and Rates Sales & Trading (Japan)
RYOKO YAMAMOTO
Researcher, FX and Rates Sales & Trading (Japan)

Ryoko specialise in G10 Fixed Income with a focus on FX and Rate Sales & Trading within the Japanese market.

She studied Economics with a specialisation in Human Resource Management at Yokohama City University, which reflects her diverse interests and knowledge in both financial markets and people management.

Outside of work, Ryoko enjoys practicing yoga and climbing.

GRACE YIP
Head of Operations Asia
GRACE YIP
Head of Operations Asia

Grace is focused on managing the operations of Odin Hong Kong and Singapore, and strategy implementation.

Prior to working at Odin, Grace has worked in Legal; Education and Hotel markets in Hong Kong. She also worked in UK after she graduated her Bachelor Degree in Hospitality with Tourism Management from Manchester Metropolitan University in United Kingdom. She is native of Hong Kong and speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

Singapore Team

TOM BURY
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Odin Partners Asia Pacific
TOM BURY
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Odin Partners Asia Pacific

Tom is a co-founder of Odin Partners and is responsible for senior relationships and strategic placements across our practice areas.He has worked as a top performing consultant within Executive Search in Asia since 2011. His primary area of expertise includes senior placements across FX and Rates Trading and Sales. Prior to his career in Executive Search, Tom travelled the world playing rugby union for Scotland 7’s. Tom read International Business and Economics at Edinburgh University.

RYAN GILLESPIE
Consultant, Fixed Income Sales
RYAN GILLESPIE
Consultant, Fixed Income Sales

Ryan specializes in Fixed Income Sales mandates at Odin Partners, where he focuses on delivering exceptional client outcomes in Asia. With more than a decade of experience as a top-performing executive search consultant, he brings a wealth of regional expertise to his role, having lived and worked in both Hong Kong and Singapore.

Ryan completed a Bachelor of Business Administration at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. In his spare time, he enjoys staying active through his interest in golf and cycling.

DISHA MOHINANI
Consultant, Front Office Technology
DISHA MOHINANI
Consultant, Front Office Technology

Disha is seated within the Front Office Technology practice at Odin Partners. She is responsible for business development, market mapping and search projects in the APAC Front Office Engineering space.

Her search career began in Singapore in 2018, and she has been accountable for several senior leadership placements in the FinTech space.

Disha is proficient in English and Bahasa Indonesia.

Disha read Banking and Finance at the Singapore Institute of Management (UOL).

SHAMOLI JOSHI
Researcher, Fixed Income Sales and Trading
SHAMOLI JOSHI
Researcher, Fixed Income Sales and Trading

Shamoli specializes in Fixed Income Sales and Trading space within the ASEAN Onshore Markets.

She started her recruitment career in 2017 with a contingent search firm covering the Front Office Technology space. Prior to joining Odin Partners in 2023, she worked as an In-house Recruiter at JP Morgan.

Outside of workplace, she enjoys travelling, painting and interior design projects.

New York Team

RYAN GALLI
Researcher, Fixed Income
RYAN GALLI
Researcher, Fixed Income

Ryan is focused on G10 Interest Rates Trading at Odin Partner’s New York Office. Prior to joining Odin, he was an executive search consultant covering investment management.

He attended Bucknell University where he studied Psychology and Italian and was included on the Dean’s List for six out of eight semesters. He was also a Founding Father of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.

Ryan is a passionate rower, rowing for the Greenwich Crew Club, Norwalk River Rowing, Molesey Boat Club, Eton Excelsior Rowing Club and the Bucknell Men's Crew. He also enjoys exercising, fishing, traveling and motorsport in his free time.

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