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  • Joanne Clayton

    Role


    Partner

    Location


    London

    Phone


    +44 (0) 207 220 0297

    Email


    peenquiries

    About Joanne


    Joanne leads Blackwood’s Private Equity Practice and advises clients across private equity on all their hiring needs from entry level positions to senior management roles, including deal, IR and operating partner functions. Prior to joining Blackwood, Joanne worked at FreshMinds focusing on placing strategy consultants. She read Modern History at St Andrews University and spent a year studying History and Political Science in the US.
  • Amanda Smithson

    Role


    Partner

    Location


    London

    Phone


    +44 (0) 207 220 0273

    Email


    ibenquiries

    About Amanda


    Amanda is the Managing Partner of Blackwood. She advises on leadership development and assessment, team effectiveness and senior appointments across investment banking, private equity and the boardroom. Prior to Blackwood, Amanda worked at Morgan Stanley; she spent ten years in Mergers & Acquisitions in London and New York before becoming COO of the Investment Banking Division EMEA. She is a certified professional executive coach, Meyler Campbell Mastered, AC and WABC accredited and qualified with the British Psychological Society in psychometrics, including Hogan, FIRO-B, NEO PI-R, Wave, G-LJI, LJI, Implicitly®, TKI and MBTI®. She read English and then Law at Cambridge University.
  • Violet Farkas

    Role


    Associate

    Location


    London

    Phone


    +44 (0) 207 220 1800

    Email


    peenquiries

    About Violet


    Violet works on assignments in the Private Equity and Investment Banking Practices with a particular focus on junior and mid-level appointments in private equity. Prior to joining Blackwood, Violet read Chemistry at Oxford University.
  • Shaneen Makhani

    Role


    Consultant

    Location


    London

    Phone


    +44 (0) 207 220 0251

    Email


    peenquiries

    About Shaneen


    Shaneen works on assignments in the Private Equity and Investment Banking Practices with a particular focus on leading mid-level appointments in private equity. Prior to joining Blackwood, Shaneen worked for a disaster relief charity, focusing on fundraising. She read Politics and International Relations at Warwick University, and then spent a year studying Economic Globalisation and Development at SOAS, University of London.
  • Imogen Moon

    Role


    Associate

    Location


    London

    Phone


    +44 (0) 207 220 1801

    Email


    reenquiries

    About Imogen


    Imogen works on assignments in the Real Estate Practice. Prior to joining Blackwood, Imogen worked for a private equity fund in Oxford. She read English at Oxford University.
  • Michela Ruggeri

    Role


    Consultant

    Location


    London

    Phone


    +44 (0) 207 220 0285

    Email


    ibenquiries

    About Michela


    Michela works on assignments across financial services, with a particular focus on investment banking, infrastructure and private equity. Prior to joining Blackwood, Michela worked at Heidrick & Struggles and has over 12 years’ industry experience. She read Modern Languages at Cambridge University.
  • Camilla Runciman

    Role


    Associate

    Location


    London

    Phone


    +44 (0) 207 220 0261

    Email


    ibenquiries

    About Camilla


    Camilla works on assignments in the Private Equity and Investment Banking Practices. Prior to joining Blackwood, she worked at Russell Reynolds where she focused on Investment Banking appointments across Europe and America. She read English at Cambridge University.