Luke Webber

Luke has nearly 20 years’ experience working in Executive Search. He has forged a career breaking into and growing new businesses across emerging markets and placing Technology leaders across a variety of sectors.

An experienced end-to-end professional, Luke prides himself on being able to get across any part of a search process in order to achieve the desired outcome for his clients and internal teams.

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
Founder & CEO

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.

Claire Ruder
Research Analyst

Claire is a Research Analyst for the Venture Capital team at Albany Partners. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California Berkeley, and her interest in disruptive tech start-ups began while she was living in the Bay Area.
She recently received an MSc in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she conducted empirical research on racial equality and criminal trials through examining U.S. legal proceedings.

Benjamin Wheaton

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

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.

Nicole Schneider
Executive Assistant

Nicole supports James and the team in the day to day running of Albany. Prior to joining the company, Nicole was the Office Manager for another boutique Executive Search firm in the finance sector.
Before joining the world of search, Nicole ran her own events management and business services company, supporting professionals and businesses in the equestrian sector from all over the world. She still enjoys riding her own horses every day and is passionate about ethical and psychology-based training.

Silvia Suduhakuruge

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.

Andreea Antoniu
Senior Consultant

Andreea supports Henry Draper in the Private Equity area of the business. Prior to joining Albany, Andreea worked for a well-regarded Executive Search business as a Principal Managing Consultant for Resourcing and Delivery. Before moving into Executive Search, she worked for a technical recruitment company as a Delivery Manager, specialising in hiring professionals within IT Architecture and Business Intelligence.
She has an LLB from UDDJG, Romania, and a BA from UCL (Solving Complex Problems, People & Methods).

Rebecca Faskin
Projects & Marketing Manager

Rebecca has 25 years experience as a marketing professional with particular skills in branding and strategy. She has worked for online and mobile start ups across a range of sectors, after spending the first 15 years of her career working for media companies including Disney and Universal in their home entertainment and broadcasting divisions.
Rebecca has a degree in Zoology from Nottingham University and CIM qualification.

Louise Granger

Lou has an established reputation with some of the world’s leading growth companies. She is passionate about building teams that enable businesses to scale rapidly and expand globally.

Prior to joining Albany, Lou worked for an international Search firm as a Principal Delivery Consultant working with fast growth VC and PE backed businesses.

Before her career in Executive Search, Lou played hockey for England and the Premier League. She is an F45 fanatic, plays hockey for Wapping and loves cooking. She also has a Dachshund called Sausage!

Vania Pickles

Vania has extensive experience in Executive Search working with early stage and high-growth venture capital backed businesses. Her primary focus is on CTO hires across the technology and digital marketplace within EMEA, attracting the best talent globally.

Prior to Albany, Vania worked within several boutique search firms partnering with disruptive early stage businesses helping build out their leadership teams.

Emily Owens
Research Analyst

Emily works in the Private Equity side of the business, supporting the team with market mapping and candidate generation.
Emily studied Biomedical Sciences at Durham University and has recently graduated with an MSc in Human Tissue Repair from UCL, where she was on the executive team of the MedTech society.