As the world of finance finds itself at the forefront of change and innovation, establishment meets challenger and some of the world’s largest and most established companies create strategic partnerships with some of the world’s newest start-ups. Agility has never been more prized. Blackwood combines its own established financial services franchise in a joint venture with our technology practice to challenge the old paradigms in the war for diverse, agile talent.
PartnerMartina Ashleyamenquiries@blackwoodgroup.com+44 (0)20 7220 0277London
Martina co-leads the Investment Management Practice and is a member of the Financial Services Practice. In addition, she is a member of the firm’s Alternatives and Board practices and co-leads the FinTech practice. She has a particular expertise in moving and building teams and defining the strategy and execution of building new routes to market. She has worked extensively on the firm’s Diversity initiatives. Prior to joining Blackwood, Martina worked at Goldman Sachs in the Equities Division, covering institutional accounts across Europe. She read Politics and Philosophy at Bristol University.
PartnerJonathan Leetmtenquiries@blackwoodgroup.com+44 (0)20 7220 1804London
Jonathan leads the Technology, Media and Communications Practice and is a member of the Technology Officers Practice, and co-lead of the FinTech Practice. He has worked extensively across media, entertainment and technology enablement with a particular focus on the digital optimisation of businesses. Prior to joining Blackwood, Jonathan worked at The Zygos Partnership focusing on media and at Russell Reynolds Associates within the TMT team. He read Sports Science at Durham University.
ConsultantCharlie Parkercrlenquiries@blackwoodgroup.com+44 (0)20 7220 0299London
Charlie leads the Retail and Digital Practices and is a member of the Consumer Practice and the Technology, Media and Communications Practice. She has particular expertise at all levels within the retail sector, including senior board appointments, marketing, buying and merchandising and multi-channel. She also specialises in advising retail and consumer facing clients on e.commerce and Digital strategies and growth. Prior to joining Blackwood, Charlie worked at JCA Group focusing on board level appointments. She read Ancient History at Bristol University.
AssociateSamuel Molinatmtenquiries@blackwoodgroup.com+44 (0)20 7220 0254London
Sam is a member of the Technology, Media and Communications Practice and of the Technology Officers Practice in which he has a particular expertise. He is also a member of the FinTech Practice. He advises clients on senior technology hires, including CIO, CTO, CISO, as well as Directors of Data, R&D, Business Intelligence, Architecture, and Enterprise Software. He read History at Cambridge University.