Permanent

Due to our values-led approach and teams who are immersed in their markets, all of our consultants have niche candidate communities actively seeking new roles. We seek to fill permanent vacancies in under two weeks subject to your availability. Unlike our competitors, we understand candidates as people rather than CVs and in the vast majority of cases have met our candidates in person several times prior to representing them to you. As a result, we provide customers with insightful summaries of what candidates are looking for in an employer and what they are like as a person.

We understand what our candidates want in the culture of a company and within the role. Because of this, we have outstandingly high post-placement retention rates in the first 24 months of employment (94.5%). If that wasn’t enough, we remain in contact with the candidate long after their employment to make sure everything is running smoothly and to maintain genuine relationships. Harmonic isn’t an agency for short-term transactions, we are here for long-term relationships.

How we work

Our process has both client and candidate needs at the heart of it.

1.
Discovery

Understanding your business and learning more about your hiring requirements.

2.
Research

Extensive research on your marketplace.

3.
Shortlisting

Via our Harmonic network and headhunting, we will present you with the best candidates for your role.

4.
Process management

Management of the entire process - from scheduling interviews to the offer process.

5.
Post-offer care

Regular contact with candidate and client to ensure the best long-term outcome.

Our services

Meet our team of highly qualified experts.

Our team is brimming with experience and enthusiasm. No matter where your search will take you, our dedicated consultants will be supporting you at every step.

Find out more

James Peachey

Community Analyst

James moved to London after pursuing a career in rugby for 4 years. Since he has a passion for health and wellbeing, he specialises in placing high calibre finance professionals in exciting, fast-growth Biotech and Healthcare businesses.

Outside of work, you’ll probably find him with friends or listening to various podcasts about life. He's very enthusiastic about meeting new people and exploring London, but the golf course is his happy place.

Monika Hewavitarne

Lead Community Analyst

Monika is a trusted advisor for the Music, TV and Film industries.. She focuses on recruiting Operations and Marketing professionals and is skilled in understanding the niche skills required within creative businesses.

In Feb 2021, Monika represented Harmonic by speaking on Measure of Music’s ‘Future of Work’ panel. She has also helped establish Harmonic’s brand through her work in our marketing and communications.

Outside of work you will find Monika at music festivals, doing yoga and enjoying art.

Oliver Gaydon

Senior Community Manager

Olly focuses on helping Creative, PR, Media and Marketing agencies build their Finance and Operations teams. Now, he works exclusively with some of the most successful and well-renowned agencies in the UK. Olly is a proud son of Manchester, and although he will be retaining his network in the South, he has recently set up Harmonic’s Manchester office, where he manages a team that recruits for Creative and Tech businesses across the North-West.

Out of work, you will find Olly enjoying cricket, football and music. Olly is a former musician and fronted a Manchester band called ‘Mayflower’.

Charlie Whitaker

Client Development Manager

Charlie joined the Harmonic Finance team following a period living in Whistler, Canada. With us, he specialises in placing outstanding finance professionals in exciting, fast-growth Fintech and Insurtech businesses.

Outside of work, Charlie loves following football (especially his beloved Arsenal), planning his next ski trip and geeking out with a game of chess.

Halle Paredes

Lead Community Analyst

Halle joined Harmonic after completing her master’s at University College London. She is a member of the Media and Entertainment team, focusing specifically on the TV and Film sectors.

Having moved to the UK from America one year ago, Halle can be found walking around the city and stopping into pubs with a book for a pint of Amstel. Outside of work, Halle is also a volunteer rowing coach for UCL’s men’s squad (and can confirm that yes, the Thames water is as gross as it looks).

Joe Dyer

Lead Community Analyst

Joe focusses on the luxury fashion and sportswear space, working with finance professionals in innovative start ups that seek to set the fashion world alight.

In his spare time, Joe enjoys following his hometown football team up and down the country, and trying out new trendy places to eat and drink.

Will Panarello

Community Analyst

Will joined Harmonic following his graduation from college, where he played baseball while pursuing two degrees. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, he specialises in recruiting exceptional finance professionals within the Cleantech, Renewable Energy, and Electric Vehicle space.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Will has always been a huge Boston sports fan. Additionally, he enjoys golfing, live music, and stand-up comedy.

Charlotte Gill

Community Analyst

After 4 years at Loughborough University, Charlotte joined the Harmonic team as a Community Analyst focusing on placing finance professionals into the Consumer Goods industry within the Exec Search team.

Outside of work she loves travelling to different places around the world and is keen to explore more of SE Asia. A bit closer to home she loves strength-training in the gym, book-shopping, exploring new brunch spots in London and going to concerts!

Alex Sharp

Communications & Development Manager

Alex manages the communications and development at Harmonic, which encompasses a variety of duties that are both internal and external facing. Alex gained her CIPD Level 5 qualification in Learning & Development in 2020 and also runs the induction and training for new starters at Harmonic, ensuring they are equipped with the right skills to begin their career in recruitment.

Outside of work, Alex enjoys going on holiday (in particular going to European festivals), playing team sports, and discovering London's best Espresso Martinis.

Cherise Playfair

Community Analyst

Cherise joined Harmonic as a Community Analyst after years of working in the Hospitality Industry. Cherise now focuses on placing finance professionals into the Fashion and Ecommerce industry within the Dutch market. Her experience in building relationships and love for meeting new people places her at the forefront in dealing with her clients in the Dutch market.

She is always looking for new sport clubs to join, and frequently finds herself trying out new recipes that she finds on Instagram. If she’s not cooking up a storm or standing on her head in a new found yoga class, you will find her out exploring the many green spaces London has to offer accompanied by a good thriller novel.

Gursimran Dhillon

Research & Operations Lead

Gursimran works with some of the fastest-growing Tech start-ups in the US, aiding the Finance and Operations teams with the crucial positions they need to scale effectively.

On the weekend you’ll find Gursimran trying new restaurants, going out shopping and watching a new Netflix series!

Fin Glanvill

Co-founder & Director

Fin, originally from Edinburgh, has nearly 10 years of experience in the Recruitment industry. Currently leading teams across London, Manchester and the United States, he focuses predominantly on Senior hires into the VC Backed Tech start-up space.

Living in the hipster paradise of Hackney, he is a proud new Dad and has an encyclopedic knowledge of 90’s Italian football.

Jack Davis

Lead Community Analyst

Jack works with some of the most exciting companies within the food & Beverage industry to place finance professionals.

In his spare time you’ll find him doing something active (gym & running). Being from Australia, he played in the Australian Football League (AFL - his number 1 sport!) but has always had an interest in other sports such as cricket, football, rugby and UFC. He'll watch any sport on TV (especially at the pub with mates). On top of that, he's been an avid Skier for 20 years and is keen to get to all the European Slopes.

Jordan MacDonald

Lead Community Analyst

Jordan specialises in placing finance professionals into high growth start-ups and scale-ups in the Gaming, SaaS, & Digital Technology sector.

Outside of work, Jordan enjoys running, playing tennis and following his beloved Leeds United. Away from sport, you’ll usually find him watching the latest space film or documentary whilst enjoying a cup of Yorkshire tea.

Matt Horsfall

Lead Community Analyst

Matt focuses on placing finance and operations professionals into a variety of roles and businesses across the music, live entertainment and performing arts space.

Outside of work Matt enjoys going to live music events, travelling, watching the football and going out for a drink with friends.

Nadine Anderson

Community Analyst

Nadine joined as a Community Analyst at Harmonic Finance, where she is dedicated to building and maintaining a thriving candidate community. Her focus is to connect exceptional finance and accounting talent within the Built Environment industry in London. Her goal is simple: to foster positive relationships between talented individuals and innovative organisations.

Outside of work, she loves skiing, exploring pubs and beer gardens around London, travelling, and watching football with friends and family.

Lidia Burrows

Lead Community Analyst

Lidia works with some of the fastest-growing Food & Beverage and FMCG start-ups in the UK. Aiding the Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain teams with the crucial positions they need to perform and scale effectively.

Outside of work you’ll find Lidia trying out new restaurants in London, playing tennis and trying not to spend all her money on clothes.

Joe Phillips

Lead Community Analyst

Joe specialises in the Data & Business Intelligence market, focusing on placing expert professionals within the London region.

Joe was born and raised in Northumberland but fell in love with Manchester after moving there for University back in 2014. Outside of work, he loves following Newcastle United, travelling around Europe, attending festivals and music events, and testing out his cooking skills with friends.

Emily Smith

Lead Community Analyst

Emily joined Harmonic as part of the operations team, placing high level client services candidates into the creative industry, focusing specifically on retail, fashion, and sports but anything marketing related!

She enjoys travelling the world, finding cool coffee spots, and any new exercise class there is to try! She also volunteers at the down syndrome association on Sundays every week, which she loves!

Charlotte Greenwood

Senior Community Manager

Charlotte works on the Interiors and Architecture space and has established a strong network with many of the big names in Clerkenwell. Now, Charlotte manages the Built Environment team at Harmonic, who help design businesses to grow their Finance and Ops teams. Alongside this, she has other commercial responsibilities including taking Harmonic through B-Corp verification.

Out of work, Charlotte loves travelling, running and is happiest when surrounded by dogs.

Jack Pearson

Senior Community Manager

Jack joined Harmonic to strengthen our Technology team. He specialises in working with and understanding the specific requirements of a variety of technology companies, ranging from Electric Vehicle and Hardware Technology to Fintech and Software-as-a-Service.

Out of work, you will find Jack watching football or socialising with friends at bars and restaurants in London.

Aled Evans

Lead Community Analyst

Aled joined Harmonic fresh out of university after a stint travelling around South-East Asia. He specialises in placing exceptional Finance professionals within Creative, PR, Media, and Marketing agencies out of our offices in Manchester.

Outside of the office you will find Aled watching football, supporting his beloved Liverpool, or finding new bars and restaurants in Manchester.

Isla Jackson

Community Coordinator

Isla joined Harmonic within the Operations team and focuses on placing client services candidates into the Creative industries, with a focus on Marketing and Advertising.

Since moving to Manchester from Edinburgh, Isla enjoys finding new food and drink spots and is always on the lookout for the best new restaurant openings to try out!

Caleb Clarkson

Lead Community Analyst

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Caleb specializes in connecting exceptional accounting and finance professionals in the exciting and ever evolving Biotech industry here in Boston.

Outside of work, Caleb is a die hard Boston sports fan, an avid gym goer, and on his weekends can be found on the golf course.

Chris Short

Senior Community Manager

Chris works with some of the fastest-growing SaaS businesses in the US, supplying the Finance and Operations teams they need to scale effectively. Chris has a real affinity for start-ups and a great understanding of the challenges that they typically face as they transition to multi-million dollar success stories.

When Chris isn’t working, you can find him trying out a new bar or restaurant, or planning his next trip away.

Dan Cohen

Community Manager

Dan was always the kid in class with the biggest packed-lunch. So when he joined Harmonic, it was no surprise that he started a campaign to support the Food and Beverage industry in supplying the best Finance, Operations and Supply Chain hires.

As Harmonic’s chief foodie, Dan not only understands the skills required to work within the industry, but also the passion, creativity and values which clients expect.

When he’s not exploring the latest businesses and products in the food and drink sector, Dan enjoys music, going to festivals and spending time on the East Kent Coast.

Ed Naish

Senior Community Manager

Ed has established a community of clients and candidates within the Music, Media and Entertainment industries. He has recruited an array of roles from Finance Assistants to CFOs, and prides himself on understanding not only the technical needs required by Hiring Managers, but also the personal attributes necessary to ensure a cultural fit for his clients.

As our resident music aficionado, music plays an important part in Ed’s life. He boasts a large vinyl collection and loves going to gigs and festivals. Ed also loves exploring some of London’s best pubs and restaurants with his friends.

Jack Watson

Lead Community Analyst

Jack focuses on the recruitment of exceptional Finance professionals within Creative, PR, Media and Marketing agencies out of our offices in Manchester.

Born in Manchester and raised in the Lake District, in his downtime, Jack enjoys golf, football, cricket, music and cooking – a cracking Sunday Roast being one of his signature dishes.

Thomas Bryant

Lead Community Analyst

Thomas joined Harmonic fresh out of university. He specialises in placing the top finance and accounting talent into the fastest-growing SaaS start-ups within the UK.

Out of work, you will find Thomas sailing the seven seas, searching for superyachts to buy, or singing his heart out in the shower.

What our clients say

We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional service to our clients. Here’s what they say about us.

The team at Harmonic were brilliant, I needed a CFO for a scaling start up, and quickly. They were patient, listened to the company’s needs and turned the role around very quickly. The service was great, and I would highly recommend. Rob Fowler CEO of Volta Trucks
Harmonic were instrumental in helping us fill our role and knew exactly who to look for while paying special attention to our company culture and requirements as a technical SaaS business. We look forward to continuing our relationship as our team grows. Joe Caiello Head of Business Operations, Fingerprint
Having retained Harmonic to recruit our CFO, they acted with great integrity throughout the process- I felt at all times that they were really doing the right thing by our business. Highly recommend. Steve Phillips CEO & Founder Zappi.io
Harmonic is a relentless (positive denotation), strategic, and very interactive talent driver. In hiring our awesome new VP of People, Harmonic invested in understanding our cultural goals & the impact zone, a somewhat unique management paradigm for this role (CEO + CFO shared), and clearly defining the right profile and layers of experience. Harmonic delivered a diverse set of high quality candidates to help us further define what we actually wanted vs. what we thought we wanted. Harmonic have a unique capability to take-on "the voice of his customer" in selling the opportunity, leadership and company. Ed Shaughnessy CFO, Botkeeper
Working with Harmonic on our Accounting Lead search was a pleasant and seamless experience. Harmonic was easy to work with, provided high quality candidates and managed the relationships/process with a high degree of professionalism from beginning to end. We ended up finding and hiring a fantastic candidate within our desired pay range. I would absolutely look to Harmonic for my future hiring needs in Accounting and Finance. Daniel Flanagan Head of Finance, Karat Financial
Working with Harmonic helped push us to close on a candidate significantly faster than we would have on our own, for both sending us really relevant candidates within the scope we requested; and, following up frequently and holding us accountable on scheduling and interview timelines to close. We'd love to continue to build the team with Harmonic in the future. Alex Kean Head of Finance, Blank Street

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