Meet the Team

RCQ Associates was founded by Edward James, an internationally renowned headhunting professional with over 17 years experience in the Financial Markets sector.

We are proud of our reputation as the market leader within the international Financial Markets space. We are an organisation that has been founded and operates on the principles of honesty and integrity and truly believe that the most successful organisations provide their team members with the autonomy and flexibility to develop their careers.

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Edward (Ed) James
Founding Director
Accountable for all activities across the business, including hiring in both Europe, North America and Asia. Has been a specialist Financial Markets headhunter since 2005 and prior to this worked at Morgan Stanley in London and on Wall Street.
EMEA
US
APAC

Qualifications

Bsc (hons) in Economics from Southampton.

Interests

Proud father of three children and big fan of any sport. He has cycled from London to Paris and Brussels, completed various triathlons, is a dedicated skier, active paddle boarder and kayaker on the Thames, tries to play football (poorly) and has run half marathons with some of the RCQ team.

Greg McGinnigle
North American Recruitment Lead
Oversees our North American recruitment and specialises in complex mid-to-senior levels hires, primarily but not limited to, the Financial Data, Debt Capital Markets and Structured Finance markets.
US

Qualifications

BSc in Biochemistry with honours from the University of Edinburgh.

Interests

Is a proud Scot with an unnatural obsession with Irn Bru. In his spare time he enjoys annoying his wife with jazz guitar covers, performed poorly. One day he hopes to watch his country play at a world cup (football/soccer) but doesn’t have much hope.

Denys Maksymenko
Consultant
Specialises in all matters ESG and Sustainable Finance globally, as well as Credit and Risk hiring across EMEA.
EMEA

Qualifications

BA (hons) in Italian and Spanish from University of York.

Interests

Always looking to take the road less travelled, meet people with a passion for travel, try new foods, and expand the list of countries travelled to – currently on 44 nations and counting.

Amelia Clark
Consultant
Amelia is a corporate credit and commodity research specialist currently focused within EMEA. She focuses more broadly on Risk, Credit and Financial Data roles and also acts as RCQ’s sustainability champion, providing a voice for employees on well-being and sustainability issues.
EMEA

Qualifications

BSc in Environmental Geography and MSc in Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Management from the University of York.

Interests

Aspiring rock climber & salsa beginner.

Ted Matthews
Consultant
Specialises in Structured (ABS/CMBS/RMBS/CLO) and Project Finance, with a particular expertise in the North American Market.
US

Qualifications

BSc in Geography (1st class hons) from the University of Southampton.

Interests

An avid football fan, skier and half-marathon runner. A notorious social secretary with a keen eye for planning enjoyable parties.

Theo Pittarides
Associates Consultant
Theo works as an Associates Consultant in the wider structured products team at RCQ. He covers both our Europe and US desk and has an interest in the Debt & Equity Capital Markets.
US
EMEA

Qualifications

BSc in Economics and Finance from the University of Southampton.

Interests

A lover for all things football and watching The Arsenal. If he’s not out playing golf with his mates, he’s probably at home looking after his houseplants.

Catherine James
Customer and People Director
Accountable for all Operational, People and Customer focused activities at RCQ.

Qualifications

BSc (hons) in Psychology and Social Sciences from Nottingham Trent University.

Interests

In her limited spare time (when she isn’t focused on her beautiful children!), she loves good food and wine, keeping fit and is dreaming of the day when her children are old enough to reignite her passion for wine tourism holidays!

Zoe Amigoni
Operations Manager
Responsible for all Operational and Marketing activities at RCQ. Her goal is to ensure that all processes allow for the best client and candidate experience.

Qualifications

BSc in Multi-Media Journalism from the University of Kingston.

Interests

She is keen on staying fit so regularly runs and spins in her spare time. She loves trying new foods, especially on her holidays where any health goals from home quickly disappear!