RCQ Associates

Edward (Ed) James
Founding Director

  • Bsc in Economics with honours from Southampton
  • Has oversight of all activities across the business, including hiring in both Europe and North America. Has been a specialist financial sector headhunter since 2005 and prior to this interned with Morgan Stanley (London) and on Wall Street.
  • Proud father of two children and big fan of any sport. He has cycled from London to Paris and Brussels, completed various triathlons, is a dedicated skier, active paddleboarder 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

  • BSc in Biochemistry with honours from the University of Edinburgh
  • 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
  • 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
Senior Consultant

  • BA in Italian and Spanish with honours from University of York
  • Specialises in all matters ESG and Sustainable Finance globally, as well as credit and risk hiring across EMEA
  • Always looking to take the road less travelled, meet new nationalities, try eccentric foods, and expand the list of countries travelled to – currently on 44 nations and counting…






Ted Matthews

  • BSc in Geography (1st class honours) from the University of Southampton
  • Specialises in Structured (ABS/CMBS/RMBS/CLO) and Project Finance, with a particular expertise in the North American Market.
  • An avid football fan, skier and half-marathon runner. A notorious social secretary with a keen eye for planning enjoyable parties.






Amelia Clark
Associate Consultant

  • BSc in Environmental Geography with honours and MSc in Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Management from the University of York
  • Extremely passionate about animal welfare (has a rescue greyhound) and keeping fit at the gym.






Isabella (Izzy) Haslam
Associate Consultant

  • MA Honours in Psychology (with BPS) and Social Anthropology from the University of St Andrews
  • MSc in Advanced Relationship-Based Practice of Social Work from Lancaster University
  • Enjoys cooking new recipes, watching docuseries, and travelling. Not as well-travelled as Denys, but definitely adventurous, having hitchhiked from Glasgow to Barcelona in 3 days…