We hire top-bracket talent for investors and rapidly-growing companies globally - including Venture Capital & Private Equity funds, Startups, Scaleups and Industry leaders. Many of our clients are industry disruptors and innovators, addressing commercial and social challenges - and they demand the very best talent to drive their growth.
Our candidates are educated at leading universities and typically trained in Consulting, Investment Banking and Advisory firms. At the heart of our approach lies a dedication to the highest standards and transparency in our processes. We view every client as a partner, placing long-term success ahead of short-term gains.
We are based in Dubai, bridging our European experience with the burgeoning economies of Africa, Middle East and Asia.
We carefully maintain the quality of our candidate network. Depth, not breadth, is key.
At the most junior level, our candidates have a minimum of a degree from a top-ranking institution. As the levels of experience rise, we thoroughly assess each candidate's track record, high performance and motivations.
We don't claim to cover every function and every industry - nor do we take on more work than we're capable of. Every assignment starts with gaining a clear understanding of your business, goals and expectations.
Rapidly growing private and investor-backed companies from Series A onwards.
Private Equity & Venture Capital, Family Offices, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Asset Management / Hedge Funds
Partnering with Strategy & Corporate Development, Business Development, Operations teams across all industries.
Kunaal specialises in searches for Investment Professionals and various Leadership positions, whilst managing the firm’s operations.
Previously, he spent several years with a specialist recruiter in London.
In his spare time he can be found supporting his beloved Manchester United, travelling and drinking coffee anywhere that isn’t Starbucks.
Dale manages Ascent’s Operations & Administration – handling project management, client reporting, scheduling and contracts & RFPs.
Previously, she spent several years with a large Australian Telecoms company and a Digital Marketing agency.
Outside the office she’ll be missing on a hiking trip, exploring the outdoors or travelling.
Ola supports searches in Investment & Portfolio companies, leading candidate research and engagement.
Previously she spent 2 years with a GCC/MENA recruitment firm with international clients across industries.
Eugenio supports our clients across sectors, building rapport with businesses across the GCC.
Previously, he worked in Sales with Italian and British multinational companies in China and in the UAE.
In his free time, if he isn’t spearfishing, diving or motorcycling, he’s probably planning his next adventure around the world.
Kriti assists in searches for Sovereign Wealth Funds, Private Equity and Venture Capital firms.
She has previous experience in Financial Services and Marketing assignments in North America, with one of the largest global executive search firms.
Apart from work, she’ll be exploring new cafes or binge-watching shows from different countries and cultures.
We partner with great companies who share our values. In turn, each benefits from the
market evolution and powerful insights we create together.
From our curated network, we source and present highly-vetted candidates; combining quantitative and qualitative information.
Every client is our most important. We'll collaborate to assess your need and suggest a variety of candidates. Together
we'll narrow it down and make our partnership even stronger for the next time.
Though you may share standards, each business is different. If you don't know exactly who you're looking for, or where you'll find them, many recruiters might walk away. This is our edge.
We'll collaborate to assess your need and suggest a variety of candidates. Together we'll narrow it down and make our partnership even stronger for the next time.
Our candidates are drawn from 4 areas: Consulting, Advisory, Investment Banking and leading Business Schools.
We consider this our 'addressable market,' engaging only the very best candidates for assignments. The curated network maintains an edge for Clients and Candidates, as we spend our time on value-add activities: building relationships, marketing opportunities, screening & shortlisting, managing processes and onboarding.
We represent clients as an extension of their business, staying true to their values and enhancing their brand within our candidate community. One assignment with us can bring exponential benefit to your long-term recruiting strategy.
We're not afraid of a complex process or changes in direction. We think quickly and act precisely, skillfully balancing multiple projects.
We work in your best interests to reach our shared goals
Clear and direct communication – about our expertise, fees and processes. We’re not afraid to ask difficult questions of you and ourselves
Committed to learning about our clients' businesses, developing our worldview and our performance
We're not here to make up the numbers. We strive to hire talent for dreamers, innovators, game-changers and to make an impact in the world's most challenging growth markets.
In every assignment, we think big.