Who We Are

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Rupert Reed
Rupert leads Godliman’s Acquisition and Team Lift-out business. He also leads on investment C-Suite roles (ie. CIOs), and covers senior Fixed Income and Multi-Asset Investors.
Rupert founded Godliman in 2000, and is a Senior Partner.

He spent his early career as Strategy Consultant and then Credit Analyst with the HSBC Group in Hong Kong and Korea, before joining HM Foreign & Commonwealth Office (Diplomatic Service) in 1992. He served in London and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia as First Secretary Political. In 1998, he joined a leading European Executive Search firm as Consultant in their Financial Services division, covering Private Equity and Asset Management.

He graduated in 1988, with an MA (Hons) in Logic & Metaphysics from St. Andrews University.

  • To discuss any requirements in these areas, please contact Rupert on phone 020 7183 8864

 

Stuart Chilvers
Stuart leads Godliman’s Searches non-investment C-Suite roles (ie. CEOs, COOs), as well as senior Distribution roles. Stuart works closely with Rupert on Team Lift-outs and Acquisitions.
Stuart joined Godliman in 2009 as a Senior Partner, following the merger of Godliman with Gladstone Taylor. Stuart started his career as a headhunter in 1997, working in the Investment Banking and Asset Management sectors. He has focused exclusively on the Asset Management sector since 2000. Stuart founded Gladstone Taylor in 2007, an executive search boutique specialising in Institutional Distribution within the Asset Management sector, undertaking a broad range of Senior Management, Institutional Sales & Client Servicing, Consultant & Client Relations, and Client Servicing roles, as well as Equity Portfolio Management and Analysis. He graduated in 1994 with a BA (Hons) in Sociology from Durham University.
  • To discuss any requirements in these areas, please contact Stuart on phone 020 7183 8862

 

James Smith
James leads Godliman’s searches for Continental-based Distribution roles, including the Nordic Region, Benelux, Central Europe and Southern Europe. He also covers Investing roles in Fixed Income and Multi-Asset.
James joined Godliman in 2006, and is a Partner.

James had previously worked with Godliman for one year as a Researcher in 2004/2005, whilst completing his undergraduate degree, joining us as a Graduate trainee in 2006.

He graduated in 2006 with a BSc (Hons) in Business Management from the University of Surrey.

  • To discuss any requirements in these areas, please contact James on phone 020 7183 8861

 

Edward Walton
Edward leads Godliman’s searches for Emerging Markets role, focusing on Fixed Income and Equities. He also leads Godliman’s efforts in the US markets.
Edward joined Godliman in 2009 and is a Senior Consultant.

Edward had previously worked with us for one year as a Researcher in 2007/2008, whilst completing his undergraduate degree, joining us as a Graduate trainee in 2009.

Prior to joining Godliman, Edward completed an internship at Investec Bank on the Emerging Market Equity Sales Trading Flow Derivatives desk.

He graduated in 2009 with a BA (Hons) in Business Economics from the Oxford Brookes University.

  • To discuss any requirements in these areas, please contact Edward on phone 020 7183 8865

 

We also have Four Researchers and four Associates. Each Consultant is assisted by one Researcher and one Associate on active client engagements.
There are an additional three Associates based in Bangalore who focus on gathering market intelligence from the public domain and maintaining data integrity of our database.