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Our Partners & Principals

David Burton


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


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


Erin Callaghan has joined Wilton & Bain as a Partner in the firm’s Technology Practice. Erin has over 10 years’ experience in executive recruitment and has built a track record of delivering senior assignments in the international technology sector, 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 sales, marketing, product and general management functions.

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


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


Warwick is a partner within the firm’s global Professional Services Practice. With over 18 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


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


Benjamin is a Partner at Wilton & Bain possessing deep expertise across the technology and technology services landscape. He is part of the Global Professional Services and IT services practice and active in the firm’s global diversity initiative. With over 20 years executive search experience, Benjamin has worked, delivering the highest level of results with a large number of leading multinational companies. Bilingual in French and English, Benjamin has lived and worked in various geographies assisting companies, from multinational corporations to small private companies, to meet their executive management needs.Throughout his career, Benjamin has led more than 300 executive management and functional leadership engagements for clients worldwide. Benjamin has been with Wilton & Bain since its inception in 2001 having previously been a consultant at KPMG, working with early-stage technology companies who were seeking capital and global expansion. 1st Economics, Birmingham University and La Sorbonne, Paris.

Chloe Watts


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


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


Jeremy is a Partner at Wilton & Bain, possessing deep expertise across the technology and technology services landscape. With over 20 years executive search experience and having delivered in excess of 300 mandates he offers clients a network, depth of knowledge and track record of delivery that provides assurance that they are working with one of the global leading protagonists of this field. Jeremy has been with Wilton & Bain since its inception in 2001. Jeremy came to the organisation having previously worked for another leading global search business working out of their San Francisco office. Education: Distinction in Economics, Birmingham University.

Charlie Wale


Dan Jermy


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.

Gene Allmark-Kent


With over 10 years’ experience delivering global Executive Search mandates across EMEA and APAC for clients such as the Big 4 Advisory firms, Strategy Houses and Boutique Consultancies Gene has developed deep specialism in IT Advisory, Risk Services, Digital and Analytics he now leads Wilton & Bain’s Cyber Security & Risk Technology offering.

James Britton


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


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


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


Zarina is an Principal with considerable experience within the Technology, Advisory and Professional Services space across the UK, Europe and beyond. She has led research teams on the successful delivery of mandates at Partner, Director and Senior Manager level for clients such as EY, Deloitte, HP and CSC; recently she has gained strong exposure to the Media and data-driven Communications world as well as Corporations in the FTSE 100 including Alliance Boots and Williams Lea. She is additionally responsible for the Research and Resourcing function. She has lived in both Paris and Valencia and speaks French and Spanish. Education: BA (Dual Honours) French and Spanish from UCL

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