The Novus Team

Our team acts as your partner, using their knowledge, market insights and decades of experience to provide the best possible service.
Our consultants have a deep-rooted specialism, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of their investment sector and respective market.
To find out more about a particular consultant, please feel free to visit their LinkedIn profiles below.

Nathan Ward

Managing Director

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 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.

Jamie McCord


Jamie joined Novus Executives in 2011 after graduating from the University of Manchester with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with Finance. During this time, he developed a well-rounded knowledge of business and investment practices. Jamie exclusively recruits for Real Estate across EMEA, focusing on PE Funds, Investment Managers, Real Estate Lenders, Hedge Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Advisory firms.

Joe Cochrane


Joe Cochrane is a Principal at Novus Executives. Since joining the company in 2012, Joe has acquired 10 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

Senior Associate

Ross joined Novus Executives in 2018 after graduating from Southampton Solent with a First-Class Honours. His area of expertise is in Venture Capital and Private Equity with a technology investment focus. Ross provides a high level of service to a range of firms who invest from early stage through to mid-market and advisory firms.

Bradley Walton


Bradley is an Associate at Novus Executives with a focus on the Infrastructure and Energy market in London. Bradley prides himself on delivering a service that places fantastic candidates into appropriate roles to both exceed the company’s expectations as well as develop that candidate’s career.

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 London, 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.