Alice Heaton-Ward

Alice has over 17 years experience placing Board and C-suite individuals into VC and PE-backed and listed businesses globally, with a focus on organisational and leadership change. She has also built and led three research departments, a business development function, and a New York office for market-leading executive search firms. Alice is trilingual (English, French, Italian) and has a 1st Class BA and M.St. from the University of Oxford.

Emma Firestone
Knowledge Manager

Emma is responsible for managing and growing Albany's market intelligence function. Day to day she works to ensure that Albany's consultants and their researchers are as well informed, insightful, and efficient as possible.
Emma has a M.Phil and Ph.D from the University of Cambridge (Renaissance Literature) and a B.A. from Harvard University.

Henry Draper

Henry has over 10 years experience in Executive Search, adding significant value to his clients through the positioning of high impact Technology Executives. Prior to joining Albany, Henry was an Executive Search Partner at La Fosse Associates, where he led the Technology practice, focused primarily on moving CTOs into VC and PE-backed businesses. Henry has a BSc in Architectural Engineering from Westminster.

James Goodrich
Managing Partner

James has over 20 years experience working in search and moving CTOs. He enjoyed 13 years working for a global brand before setting up his own firm in 2012.

James believes in providing an honest approach whilst delivering objective advice on the relevant markets.

He looks to serve as an advisor, helping you make the right choice whether you are a client looking to augment your team or a technology leader looking for your next opportunity.

Helia Monteiro

Helia graduated from the University of Birmingham, having read International Relations with a year abroad. She went on to complete a post-graduate degree in Commercial Diplomacy at the University of Lisbon.

A core member of our team, Helia oversees market mapping and candidate generation. She is responsible not only for building out the longlists on our mandates, but also for identifying new potential candidates and talent pools.
Helia also creates reports for candidates, clients and the Board, according to client needs.

Benjamin Wheaton
Senior Associate

Benjamin's career in Executive Search has seen him partner with Venture and Private Equity backed businesses, both multi-national and UK based, to deliver exceptional C-level and Executive talent.
Prior to joining Albany, Benjamin led Research and Delivery for two leading Global Executive Search firms. He has managed appointments across the TMT and Financial Services sectors, delivering key hires for businesses on the FTSE 250 & NASDAQ, to start ups.
Benjamin joined Albany in 2018, specialising in CTO, CIO and Advisory level placements throughout Europe.

Chloe Arumainayagam
Research Analyst

Chloe has recently graduated from UCL, where she studied Biological Sciences. As part of her degree she undertook a research project testing a novel diagnostic technique for determining antibiotic resistance.
She supports the teams on the Venture Capital side of the business, by helping with candidate sourcing and market mapping.

Nicola Phillips
Project Co-ordinator and EA to James Goodrich & Henry Draper

Nicola is an experienced Project Manager and EA, and is responsible for managing the day to day operations and scheduling within Albany Partners.
Prior to joining Albany, Nicola worked at Skillcapital and looked after the Head of Business Services, and Odgers Berndtson on both their City and Interim desks.
Nicola is Prince2 and Agile qualified.

Silvia Suduhakuruge
Research Analyst

Silvia graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Masters of Science specialising in Chemistry. As part of her degree, she spent a year studying abroad at the University of Melbourne.
Silvia has joined the Private Equity side of the business to oversee candidate generation, market research, and help build the search strategy.

Rebecca Faskin
Projects & Marketing Manager

Simon Darling