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BRUCE LOCK

Bruce Lock

Bruce qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG, subsequently working in investment banking at Natwest Markets, before starting a career in the executive search industry in 1997. In 2001 Bruce founded Kinsey Allen Consulting, selling that business to a private equity group in 2010. Bruce subsequently founded Paragon Search Partners. Bruce co heads the Credit practice at Paragon, and leads the coverage in the global Infrastructure & Energy sectors.

ANDREW PERRY

Andrew Perry

Andrew joined Paragon Search as Partner in 2016 with a focus on distressed, high yield and special situations credit. Prior to joining Paragon, he was a Partner and Head of the Fixed Income practice at Michelangelo Search, where he had worked since 2007, Prior to this Andrew spent two years as a researcher for a leading boutique asset management search firm. His focus has always been within the credit markets, specialising in trading and research. Andrew has built a strong reputation in this market across the sell-side and buy-side among top-tier banks, hedge funds and alternative asset managers. He holds a BSc from Greenwich University in Economics & Econometrics.

OLIVER DENT

Oliver Dent

Oliver has a career in senior level executive search spanning over 20 years. As a specialist financial services headhunter, Oliver's experience has always been within the Investment Management, Hedge fund and Capital markets space with a particular focus on placing VP to Managing Director level hires within Distribution, Portfolio Management and Insurance positions. Increasingly Oliver has been helping niche Managers grow out their platforms Internationally with completed team builds in the UK Europe and Asia, in addition he assists larger managers diversify their product offering in an increasing competitive market environment. Oliver joined Paragon search partners in 2017 with a mandate to continue the firms build out into Investment Management and Hedge Fund clients.

SAM TOSSWILL

Sam Tosswill

Sam is a Principal in the business and Head of U.S. Credit at Paragon Search Partners, focused on U.S. distressed and special situations investing, and is based in New York. He joined Paragon Search Partners in 2016 to focus on credit investing, having previously worked with Andrew Perry as a Researcher in the Fixed Income Practice at Michelangelo Search. Sam began his career at Deloitte on a gap-year internship programme in the Private Client Services practice, which was extended through his years at University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Birmingham.

JAMES KENNEDY

James Kennedy

James is a Managing Director and leads the Real Estate practice at Paragon Search Partners, operating across both debt and equity markets. He joined the business in 2018 and has been a specialist financial services recruiter for 14 years’, working across real estate, securitisation and structured credit. He previously ran the Real Estate Debt practice at Armstrong International and began his career in search working for Kinsey Allen Consulting. James has built a first-class reputation for delivering on senior level appointments, including complex requirements, both efficiently and effectively, working with a range of leading private equity firms, fund managers, investment banks and property companies across Europe.