Who We Are

Passionate about our work. Specialist in our knowledge. Personable in our approach.

We’re a diverse group of private equity finance leadership specialists, committed to helping clients and candidates thrive beyond expectations.

All our partners have devoted their careers to working with CFOs and finance leaders – and continue to play a leading role in our search processes. We also have a dedicated research and delivery team who continuously build our knowledge through market mapping and networking, and contribute fresh research to every single search.

Meet the Team

Adam Akbar

Managing Partner

Adam Akbar

Managing Partner

Adam is the Founder and Managing Partner of Bronzegate. He has over 20 years’ industry experience and has specialised in finance executive search since 1999. Before founding Bronzegate, Adam was a Board Managing Director at Pure Search—an international search firm—where he developed a new approach to finance search: a model which is used successfully at Bronzegate today.

Tom Birch

Senior Partner

Tom Birch

Senior Partner

Tom is a Senior Partner at Bronzegate. He has 13+ years of experience in CFO and Finance Leadership executive search. He has worked across a wide range of sectors and clients from investor backed high growth businesses to large, listed corporates. Tom’s specialism is appointing CFO’s into private equity backed (VC, mid-market and large cap) businesses on a permanent, interim and pre-deal basis across the UK and Europe.

Tom Guy

Partner

Tom Guy

Partner

Tom is a Partner at Bronzegate with over 14 years of experience in Financial Leadership Recruitment and Executive Search. He previously led the Senior Finance Practice at a large international recruitment firm working with a range of listed, private equity backed and high growth organisations.

Aled Homer

Partner, Head of Interim Management

Aled Homer

Partner, Head of Interim Management

Aled is a Partner and Head of Interim Management at Bronzegate. He has 10+ years of experience in Interim CFO, Finance Leadership and Transformation recruitment. He has worked across a wide range of sectors and clients from private equity and venture capital backed businesses to FTSE100, 250 and US-listed corporations.

Kieran Price

Principal

Kieran Price

Principal

Kieran Price is a Principal at Bronzegate. He has over 5 years’ experience working with Private Equity owned businesses across the UK and Europe. He is responsible for Senior Financial and Strategy mandates, working closely with CFO’s to develop their team structures and capabilities.

Joseph Bennett

Consultant

Joseph Bennett

Consultant

Joe is a Consultant at Bronzegate focused on private equity portfolio CFO appointments in the mid and large-cap markets. He has over four years’ experience placing board and c-suite talent in financial services firms and working in management consultancy.

Joe has a BA International Politics from King’s College London and MA International Relations from University of London Institute in Paris.

Yasmin Fenton

Consultant

Yasmin Fenton

Consultant

Yasmin is an Consultant at Bronzegate, responsible for the research and assessment of CFO and senior Finance Leader mandates. Yasmin holds a BA in History from Oxford Brookes University and an MA in International Relations from Durham University. Yasmin is bilingual, speaking both French and English.

Dayna Kara

Senior Associate

Dayna Kara

Senior Associate

Dayna is an Senior Associate at Bronzegate, responsible for sourcing and assessing CFOs and Finance Leaders. Dayna holds an upper second-class degree in Law (LLB) from the University of Nottingham.

Eva Gheorghiu

Eva Gheorghiu

Senior Associate

Eva Gheorghiu

Senior Associate

Eva is a Senior Associate specialising in Private Equity portfolio CFO appointments in the large-cap markets.

She is a talented opera singer with a bachelor's degree in Music from The Juilliard School and master's degrees in both Music and Performance from Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Yasmin Ramada

CFO-X Network Manager

Yasmin Ramada

CFO-X Network Manager

Yasmin is our CFO-X Network Manager, responsible for mapping and profiling CFOs and Finance Leaders. Yasmin holds an upper second-class degree in Business Management (BA) Hons from Newcastle University and a MSc in Human Resource Management from LSE.

Joe Rees

Associate

Joe Rees

Associate

Joe is an Associate, responsible for sourcing and assessing CFOs and Finance Leaders. Joe holds an upper second-class degree in History (BA) from The University of Reading and an MA in Heritage Studies from The University of Manchester.

George Fazakerley

Database Manager

George Fazakerley

Database Manager

George manages Bronzegate’s CFO-X database. Ensuring the integrity and accuracy of the finance leader data for the European private equity market. George has a BA Archaeology from Cardiff University.

Laura Branch

Head of Marketing

Laura Branch

Head of Marketing

Laura has over 20 years’ experience in developing and implementing strategic marketing plans that deliver business objectives. She has worked in global and UK professional services firms.

Cat Hardy

Operations Manager

Cat Hardy

Operations Manager

Cat is the Operations Manager within Bronzegate. Cat graduated from Winchester University with a degree in Film Studies and spent the first part of her career working in the Film and Broadcast TV industry. Since then Cat has spent the last 10 years working in client liaison and operational roles.

Isabel Hobday

Office Manager & TA

Isabel Hobday

Office Manager & TA

Isabel has five years’ corporate and events experience. She oversees the management of the office on a day-to-day basis, supports our partners in managing schedules, coordinating client and candidate meetings, and ensuring seamless operations.

From meticulous diary management to facilitating smooth interactions, she thrives on enabling our team's efficiency and success.

Kertreena Williams

Executive Assistant

Kertreena Williams

Executive Assistant

Kertreena is an Executive Assistant at Bronzegate, responsible for supporting the Partners and Business Development. Kertreena holds a HND in Business and Event Management from the University of Kings College (KCL), London.


Meet our Executive Board

Jeremy Rickman

Adviser

Jeremy Rickman

Adviser

Jeremy is a respected figure in the field of CFO and Corporate Officer executive search. A PWC trained and ACA qualified accountant, Jeremy joined executive search firm Russell Reynolds in 1998, leading their European CFO practice. As a member of the Executive Committee, he developed and rolled-out the firm’s Knowledge Management strategy.

Pauline Lafferty

Adviser

Pauline Lafferty

Adviser

Pauline was the Chief People Officer of The Weir Group PLC. She was also an executive search consultant with Miles Partnership and Russell Reynolds Associates in the UK and Australia. Holding business planning and operational roles with Motorola and Digital Equipment Corporation. She now sits on the board of SEC Ltd, Centurion Group Ltd and XP Power Plc.

Neil Warner

Adviser

Neil Warner

Adviser

Neil is a highly experienced CFO and board executive. Neil was Group Finance Director at Chloride Plc. He also worked as FD for Balfour Beatty and Alco. He was Senior Independent Director and Audit Chairman at Dechra Pharmaceuticals plc; Trifast plc; Vectura Group plc, and Chairman and Founder at Enteq plc. He was the Chair of the Audit Committee at Directa.

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Our Values

Bronzegate are committed to setting new standards in the executive search and interim management sector, exceeding our clients’ expectations and operating responsibly within the business community.

Respect

we nurture business relationships built on mutual trust and respect.

Integrity

we always operate with professionalism, discretion and honesty.

Diligence

we work meticulously and persistently to get results for our clients.

Ambition

we aim to always succeed and deliver outstanding service each time.

Charity Partner

Bronzegate is proud to be a partner of the Purple Community Fund (PCF), a UK-registered charity founded by Jane Walker MBE. PCF helps poverty-stricken families and communities transform their own lives through skills training, education, health and nutrition programmes. The charity works with underprivileged people across the UK, and with children and families who live on rubbish dumps and in cemeteries in Manila, the Philippines.


Careers

Ready to help our clients and candidates thrive beyond expectations? We are a growing business – always on the lookout for talented, collaborative and passionate people. Join our diverse, supportive team for the chance to develop specialist expertise, deliver exceptional results and build a career you can be proud of.

Send us an email with your CV and cover letter to: info@bronzegate.co.uk