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Mindbench Team

The Mindbench team is composed of high calibre ex-management consultants and top search professionals.

Collectively we have several decades of experience of recruiting to the management consultancy sector in the UK and internationally. We have experience of hiring at all levels including Director and Partner, and of undertaking sensitive search assignments as well as contingent and interim/contract recruitment. We network actively within the industry and we have very extensive contacts in the firms. Although centrally located in central London,  we also have a growing Mindbench team presence in the UK and Europe. Within our team we speak many European languages fluently including German, French, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Russian, Italian and Lithuanian. 

Richard Stewart

Richard is the founder and Managing Director of Mindbench, and before this worked as a Management Consultant for major firms. As well as running Mindbench he specialises in retained search assignments and Director/Partner level placements. He has extensive experience of recruiting in the strategy consulting and operational improvement areas, across sectors. He speaks regularly at industry events and is quoted in regularly in the consulting press and broadsheets about the sector. When Richard is not working he is often travelling the world to explore, or on diving trips, running, or practising yoga and Pilates.

 

 

Valerija Romanovic

Valerija joined Mindbench in October 2010 having come from a recruitment and international communications background. She mainly specialises in financial services & TMT working with research, innovation, strategy, change management and IT focused roles both within industry and consulting. She is fluent in Russian and Lithuanian and is taking on regional assignments as well. For further personal and professional development Val has undertaken a CIPD courseOutside of work Val is a passionate amateur photographer and a keen snowboarder. 

 

 

Claudia Burgos

Claudia has joined Mindbench in August 2014 as a Bookkeeper. She has recently gained a MICB status (Member – Certified Bookkeeper) with the Institute ofCertified Bookkeepers through qualifications. Claudia will be looking after the accounts department at Mindbench where has extensive experience. She is a native Spanish speaker. Outside work Claudia enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.


Cecilie Laursen

Cecilie joined Mindbench as a Recruitment Coordinator in August 2019. She is responsible for overseeing smooth running of the office, scheduling interviews, arranging team events and other administrative duties. Prior to that she studied Business Economics at Aarhus Business College in Denmark. She speaks fluent Danish, proficient English and has basic communication skills in German. Outside work Cecilie enjoys traveling, socialising and sports.

 

Sarah Annette Tonnes

Sarah Joined Mindbench in August 2019 as an Executive Researcher and she is responsible for identifying the best candidates for a range of roles across both the UK and Europe. Sarah is originally from Denmark and has studied Global Marketing at Aarhus Business College. Sarah speaks fluent Danish, proficient English and has basic skills in Spanish. Outside work Sarah loves travelling, going to the gym and spending time with her friends.


Laura Begg

Joined as a Recruitment Coordinator and is now the Office Manager. She is responsible for overseeing smooth running of the office, scheduling interviews, internal recruitment, arranging team events and other administrative duties. Laura is interested in travelling, fashion and enjoys cooking..



Sara Capuozzo

Sara joined Mindbench in February 2019 as an Executive Researcher and she is responsible for identifying the best talents for a range of roles across the UK and Europe. Sara is originally from Sardinia which is a beautiful Italian island located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Before moving to the UK, Sara gained a Master of Science in Management and joined Manpower Italia for a 6 months Internship that was to be the start of her career in the Recruitment Sector. Outside work Sara loves to travel, explore new cultures and walking/trekking in the woods.