Michaela Rosbrook is Managing Partner at Wessex Partners and oversees the Credit practice at the firm. She has over 15 years of experience hiring across banking and asset management sectors, with a real focus on direct lending, special situations, credit investing, financial sponsor coverage, leveraged finance & capital markets. She has a strong track record building teams from 'global head' down to local management and key team hires and has played a key role for clients looking for strategic acquisitions and partnerships in the market. Michaela splits her time between London and New York and has experience working across European geographies.
Michaela was previously a Partner at executive search boutique Veni Partners LLP, which was acquired by DHR International in 2015. At Veni Partners LLP and at DHR International, Michaela led the credit team which focused on the broader structured finance area. She started her career at The Rose Partnership in their investment banking team, but also spent time at asset management and board specialist Hanson Green during her early career.
Thomas Drewry is a Partner at Wessex Partners. Thomas has over 15 years of experience hiring in financial services across advisory, capital markets, credit and private equity. He has a strong track record building teams from ‘global head’ down to European management and key team hires. Thomas has experience working across European geographies.
Thomas was previously the founder and Managing Partner of executive search boutique Veni Partners LLP, which was acquired by DHR International in 2015. He worked for the corporate finance departments of Hambros Bank and ABN Amro in his early career and is also the co-founder of Emolument.com, the pay data platform.
Thomas graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (SciencesPo) with a first class degree in Politics and Economics. He is a dual British and French citizen and a certified NLP practitioner.
Consultant, Investment Banking
Andrew is a consultant within the investment banking and advisory practice at Wessex Partners. He has deep experience in all industry sectors and has completed numerous searches across mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, debt and ECM advisory. He has also provided advice to and assisted clients in expanding their international presence with team builds in various countries as well as a strong track record in helping clients establish new industry sector teams.
Prior to joining Wessex Partners, Andrew worked for search firms Carpenter Farraday, Veni Partners and Odgers Ray & Berndtson. Andrew has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Wales.
Consultant, Private Equity
Dante is a Consultant in the private equity practice at Wessex Partners and has experience across the private capital landscape: private equity, growth equity, VC, credit and special situations. He has a strong track record building private equity teams from CEOs and regional leaders down to European management and senior investment professional hires. Dante has worked on investment professional mandates across Spain, Scandinavia, Germany, France and the UK. His experience includes building IR, fundraising and portfolio value creation teams in either an Operating Partner/ Senior Advisor capacity or more hands on specialists across the value creation chain.
He previously worked at Egon Zehnder, a leading management consulting and search firm with the largest dedicated private equity team in Europe. Dante started his career at The Inzito Partnership in their private equity and board practice. Dante is a keen sportsman and a former professional rugby player.
Philippa La Rosée
Philippa is an Associate Consultant in the Investment Banking and Credit team at Wessex Partners and has experience completing searches across both the fund and banking landscapes focusing primarily on direct lending, special situations, credit investing, financial sponsor coverage, leveraged finance & capital markets.
Philippa previously worked for a boutique consultancy, providing insight to senior executives with a primary focus on HR and finance. She attended the University of Manchester and graduated with a BA in History. She is a native German speaker and also proficient in French.
Ginny is the Team Assistant at Wessex Partners. She supports the team and the day-to-day running of the office.
Prior to joining Wessex Partners, Ginny completed the Graduate Training Programme at Quest Professional where she gained a Level 3 award in Effective Management from ILM. She studied Art History & Classical Civilisation at the University of Nottingham.
Prior to her executive coaching career, Ariane worked for over 20 years in investment management and brokerage for international financial institutions and hedge funds. She led senior positions, building and heading international teams in both London and Paris.
Ariane combines her coaching acumen and extensive business experience to work with executives in demanding and dynamic environments, helping them deal with each new specific challenge. She accompanies their growth as leaders, helping them acquire additional essential senior executive skills, and supporting them to embrace their evolving responsibilities. Ariane’s main areas of expertise lie in the integration and success of new senior hires, transition to new more complex roles, improved communication and career development of women executives. Her sector focus is Financial Institutions, including Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Investment Banks and Consultants. Ariane coaches in both English & French and is fluent in German.
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