About Us

Boutique search agency, specialising in executive search within the alternative investment space, specifically covering the private capital and advisory sector.
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We have over 12 years of niche expertise within the finance and investment ecosystem and specifically have deep-rooted specialisms in the private capital sector across the EMEA region. Our approach is characterised by cultivating long-term, genuine relationships with our clients.

Our core focus spans on both the buy and sell-side within Private Equity, Real Assets, Venture Capital, Growth Equity and Investment Banking.
We have sector experience across Infrastructure, Energy, Climate, Technology, Healthcare, Business Services and Consumer.


countries worldwide, demonstrating our adeptness in a number of global landscapes.


successful mandates, delivering results and exceeding client expectations.


retained search success rate. Affirming our reliability and commitment to delivering top-tier talent solutions.

Global Reach

Our global reach and track record provides us with a comprehensive understanding the intricacies of local employment laws, and global mobility, including visa and work permit requirements. Our reputation for excellence in supporting businesses extends to both developed and emerging investment markets, such as the UK & Europe, Africa, Middle East, and US.

Our team acts as your partner, using their knowledge, market insights and decades of experience to provide the best possible service.

Each one of our consultants has a deep-rooted specialism, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of their sector and respective market.
To find out more about a particular consultant, please feel free to visit their LinkedIn profiles below.  
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Managing Director

Nathan Ward

Nathan Ward is Managing Director of both Novus Executives and Leap29. He joined the board of Directors in 2011 which consequently led to his appointment as Managing Director in 2014. Since then, his extensive industry knowledge allows him to successful oversee the operations and provide vital guidance to both the management team and global consultants.
Ricci Sethi

Ricci Sethi

Ricci is a Director at Novus Executives and has been with the business for over 10 years. His core focus is the Infrastructure, Energy, Power and Utilities Investment division. During his time at Novus Executives, Ricci has managed numerous client relationships and has identified talent from Analyst up to Executive Director level.
Joe Cochrane

Joe Cochrane

Since joining the company in 2012, Joe has acquired 11 years of experience and has progressed to one of the senior members of the Executive Search team. He has a strong track record for successfully completing search assignments for investment firms, including private equity funds, growth and venture capital funds and alternative asset managers across EMEA.
Ross Tacey

Ross Tacey

Ross is a Principal at Novus Executives and joined the firm in 2018 after graduating with a first-class honours from Southampton Solent. His area of expertise is in the technology sector, partnering with buy and sell-side firms within VC & Growth, Private Equity and Investment Banking. Ross has developed a track record of delivering excellent results for clients whilst developing long-term relationships within the industry.
Matthew Kingston
Senior Associate

Matthew Kingston

Matthew is a Senior Associate at Novus Executives with over 4 years experience in the recruitment industry. Over this time, he has developed a specialised focus on the Infrastructure and Renewable Energy sector across the DACH region and Emerging Markets. He prominently supports Private Equity, Investment Banks, Advisory, Asset Management and Development focused clients.
Bradley Walton

Brad Walton

Brad is an Associate at Novus Executives who joined with a First Class Masters degree in Psychology. His area of focus is the Infrastructure and Energy market in London where he primarily places front office investment professionals between Analyst and Director level. Brad works along side Equity and Debt Funds, Banks and Advisory Boutiques to deliver a high-quality service that mutually benefits both the clients needs and candidates career ambitions.
Lewis Stanley

Lewis Stanley

Lewis is an Associate at Novus Executives who joined after graduating with First-Class Honours studying business management. Lewis focuses on the infrastructure market in France and Spain, from core assets through to value-add propositions, typically placing individuals between analyst and associate levels in suitable positions within investment banks, private equity & debt funds, consultancy firms and advisory boutiques.

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