As one of the founding partners at Black Swan Group, Ben has overseen the global growth of the recruitment business focussed on middle office, infrastructure, risk and compliance hiring to the hedge funds, wealth managers and large institutional funds. Ben is known as the industry “go-to” for board-level hiring in the middle and back office. His track record includes start-up funds, private equity houses, private wealth managers, asset managers, M&A advisors, corporate banks, exchanges, fin techs through to the huge global banks. With 20 years of industry experience, Ben is known for his honesty, openness, and transparency. As a qualified HR professional, he often provides advice and guidance to remuneration committees throughout the sector and provides outsourced HR advice as well as both contingent and retained recruitment processes. Ben’s track record is across retail and institutional businesses and private and public market-focused businesses. Ben prides himself on offering contingent solutions for retained processes, meaning you don’t pay any fees to the company unless you make a successful hire. Away from the office, Ben is a board director of Hampton & Richmond Borough football club, with investors in the club coming from a variety of Global Macro funds and private credit managers. which now overlaps with the 2 and 20 client base, He is also a non-executive director for London South Bank University SU, an expert witness, and a Lay member of the judiciary.