Meera Vairavanathan

Finance Director, Overseas, Arthur J Gallagher

July 23, 2017, Meera was a client of Samuel’s

Sam is an excellent recruitment consultant. He did an excellent job in helping me recruit 3 candidates for my finance team. Sam really listens to what you are searching for in a candidate and does all the hard work in finding the right candidate for the role. Sam delivered high quality accountants for my team and was able to help with finding unique specifications required for the role as well including fluent Spanish speaker for one role. Great help! Much appreciated.

Meera Vairavanthan | Arthur J Gallagher | 23/07/2017

Patrick was personally recommended to me through a number of sources when I was looking at potential opportunities. I found him an excellent person to deal with on both a professional and personal basis. He knows the market extremely well, is honest and open in his views and regularly provided insightful updates throughout the process. I have already provided his details to other contacts and would have no hesitation in recommending him for any recruitment related services.

Head of M&A | Legacy Specialist | August 2016

“Over the recent weeks of an intensive interview process Patrick kept me constantly up to date on the process and ensured that I was fully prepared for each of the interviews. His efficiency and efforts were much appreciated as I successfully found the role that I had been seeking. Patrick clearly has an excellent knowledge of the market and I would feel totally confident in recommending others to Edenbrook.”


M&A Manager | Compre | August 2016

Maria has been great in my job search. The things I look for in a recruiter were all ticked off.

Only roles that were relevant based on previous conversations were sent through to me. Because of this there was no sense of pressure that you get from some agencies to proceed with positions that are not right. Relevant opportunities were sent to me even when I was in the application process for another job, which made me feel like I was important and getting the best service. I felt in control to choose what was right for me, without being judged or pressurised.

The level of contact is a difficult balancing act that I feel Maria got right. I never felt ignored and did receive calls occasionally when the only update was just that there was no update. This allowed me to relax knowing that all that could be done was being done without feeling the need to chase. This is rare.

Maria has always been very keen and energetic whenever we have spoken. This meant I never felt like I was a nuisance or a distraction.

Overall very happy with the level of service received and I will definitely use Edenbrook again.

UK FP&A Manager | Global Leader in Insurance Broking |

Simon did a great job in helping me find the right opportunity to return to the insurance market. To me he stands out in his ability to match the needs of a placement on both its technical and cultural fit. I have no hesitation in recommending him

Andy Siegele | Ageas | June 2016

I am a senior management contractor and I have recently secured a role through Simon Godfrey at Edenbrook. Simon is a very knowledgeable of the the financial sector within the Insurance industry which has made the process very smooth. We discussed my requirements and he ensured he only approached me with roles that were at the appropriate level. Once my CV was sent to the company he ensured I was kept up to date with the current status at all times. While the duration of the whole process is governed by the company and the candidate, Simon was the reason for the speed it was completed. It has been a pleasure dealing with Simon and I will be definately using him again in the future.


Jack placed me in my current role. A true professional who helped me through every stage of my interview process. He has the right balance between keeping in-touch / following up with his candidates vs being too pressing or too disengaged from them. I found Jack very approachable and an excellent communicator. I would recommend Jack to anybody considering a career move


“Ruth listened accurately to my history and requirements and matched me to a role that suited me perfectly. That doesn’t happen by accident. Your ability to listen to an individual’s requirements and your technical knowledge of the market is second to none.

I would not hesitate to recommend you to a friend or colleague as you certainly would not waste their time trying to fit them into somewhere that wasn’t right for them or send them to pointless and demoralizing interviews.

[You] make the job move seamless.”



SVP - Claims | General Insurer, London |


“I have known Ruth Carter for well over a year and was a Candidate for an Executive Level position within this time frame. From first contact I have found Ruth to be very professional, well informed, consistently helpful, and employing a detailed and methodical approach in every way. Ruth is very diligent and an excellent communicator, these qualities combining to create the genuine sense that one’s best interests are always very much at the forefront in all dealings and undertakings. With a friendly, supportive and engaging style, Ruth is very adept at evaluating skills and personal characteristics. Honesty and integrity are further notable attributes. Ruth’s approach fosters complete trust in return and I think it is this which really validates the keen and particular skill in the profession in which Ruth so evidently excels.”


Director of Underwriting | Global Corporate Insurer |

“Having been impressed by the passion of Ruth and her team in pitching for a search assignment, we were then impressed by the focus and dynamism they brought to the project once they were appointed. They were able to distil our requirements into a clear and transparent approach that demonstrated both their knowledge of the market and an ability to adapt to more specialist briefs. We were able to secure a top quality appointment a lot quicker than we had anticipated. We will certainly be using Ruth again…”



Chief Underwriting Officer | Specialist Insurer, London |

“I have worked with Ruth for a number of years now and she is one of the few in her industry who genuinely understands how we operate and can translate that into meaningful, class leading results”



Director of Underwriting | MGA, London |

The team at Edenbrook Partners are knowledgable, very enthusiastic, hard working and came back to me as promised on time at each stage of the recruitment process. It was a pleasure working with them and I would have no hesitation in recommending Edenbrook in the future

Compliance Manager | Charles Taylor Consulting |

“Edenbrook Partners are a highly professional and friendly business. After an initial interview with my consultant, he arranged a telephone interview for me that same afternoon. I was in my new position within two weeks with a fantastic day rate. I would like to thank him and Edenbrook Partners for making the process a pleasure and I look forward to a long working relationship with them.”

Business Analyst | General Insurer |

“The consultants at Edenbrook Partners take a real interest in finding the right role for you. When I had to prepare a presentation for a second interview they offered to be an audience for a dry run. I would definitely recommend contacting Edenbrook Partners to help you secure a new position.”

Underwriting Risk Manager | Brit Insurance |

“I have been in touch with Edenbrook Partners over the last 6 months as I was looking for a job in Risk Management and they demonstrated to be a highly passionate recruiter, with great competency in insurance and risk management.

The team have great connections with CROs and Senior Management of the major insurance companies in the City of London. The consultants really provide ad hoc advice to candidates with a review of your CV, interview preparation and continuous follow-up of the ongoing applications.

If someone would ask me about strong recruiters in the City, I would definitely give Edenbrook’s details.”

Risk Analyst | Tokio Marine Europe |

“I was contacted by Edenbrook Partners about a position they thought I may be interested in. The service Edenbrook provided was first class;  they were helpful, considerate and prompt whenever I asked questions or required information.

Furthermore, my consultant was always friendly, knowledgeable and quick to help with any issues no matter how small. Edenbrook work in a professional and proactive manner and I am very pleased with my working relationship with them.

I think Edenbrook are a very professional firm and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Edenbrook for helping me to find my position.”

Manager |

“In my opinion the most positive aspect of my experience with Edenbrook Partners was that he proficiently considered both the requirements of the employer and employee.  My consultant’s personality assists him to excel as an agent where he uses his strength as a good listener to read the situation from both parties’ point of view.  He endeavours to match not just the technical specification but also the personal element, for example, corresponding the ambition of the candidate with the role’s potential career progression and complementing the dynamics of the existing team with a candidate of suitable temperament.

My consultant displayed professionalism and commitment throughout the recruitment process as he was instrumental in assisting me with my research for interviews.  He provided me with a well-prepared background which included additional detail regarding the job specification and a description of the current systems and processes.  He also advised me on the short-term personal and team development plan and the personality and approach they were looking for in the successful candidate.”

Senior Financial Reporting Accountant | Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe Ltd |

“I have had the pleasure of working with Patrick over the last nine years, providing his teams with Antipodean professionals seeking employment in the UK. I don’t think you could meet a more passionate insurance recruiter, with an indepth knowledge of the London insurance market and recruitment as a whole. His passion and enthusiasm inspires those who meet him and those who work with him”

General Manager |

“Having recently met with Edenbrook Partners they immediately mentioned a number of roles that they were responsible for.They spoke to me on a regular basis about each of the roles and provided useful advice about interviews and my job search in general.
Without doubt, Edenbrook Partners are one of the best recruitment firms I have dealt with in the last 10 years and cannot recommend them highly enough.”

Risk Officer, P & I Divsion | Charles Taylor PLC |

“As a candidate, Patrick had a great selection of excellent roles which suited my expertise and reflected my stated career direction. When I came into the market, without recent interview experience, Patrick guided me through the process to reach a very successful conclusion.

More recently when I have recruited, Patrick has offered a targeted selection of very relevant CV’s, whilst not bombarding us with candidates who clearly don’t meet our requirements to simply “make up the numbers”. Patrick has also proved valuable in providing information on the state of the market , and also suggesting alternate skill sets which could also meet our requirements”

Financial Controller | Insurance Sector |

When looking for my first newly qualified role, I spoke with several recruitment consultants. Simon was by far the most knowledgeable, personable and honest. Throughout the process, I genuinely felt that Simon had my best interests at heart, directing me only towards roles that were suitable for my background. If I decide to look for a different role in the future, Simon will be the first person that I will contact.

Senior Financial Accoutant | Friends Life |

“This is a very challenging employment market where employers can be very selective, hesitant and cost consious. I was not just trying to secure a new job, but a real opportunity that would both challenge and stretch me whilst fully using my skills and experience. I found many recruiters simply interested in “what have you done that we can get you to do in a new place?” – the easy option. Patrick goes beyond this as I felt he saw through just what’s on the CV and by deeply understanding his clients needs he believed in the opportunity – not just the job. He was able to bring together suitable candidates and worked at building strong rapport and relationships with the employer as part of the recruitment process. This meant there were no nasty surprises later on.”

Chief Operating Officer | major Insurance company |

“Simon has done an excellent job in helping me find the next challenging role within my career! I would highly recommend Simon and Edenbrook Partners. Simon is great at building strong relationships and is excellent at placing candidates with the right companies. He takes a strong interest in ensuring a good fit between employees and employers.”

Group Planning and Change Manager | Arthur J Gallagher |

“I have been working with Simon for the past three months and he successfully placed me into my latest position. His professionalism and success in generating interviews for me was in stark contrast to competitors who were recommended to me but who were comfortably outperformed by Simon. I was extremely impressed with the regular communication, candidness and forthcoming nature of Simon and I am confident anyone that works with him will be as impressed and as successful as I was.”

Head of Management Information, Planning & Analysis | Composite Assurer |

“I have known Patrick for many years and have worked with him in the recruitment of several roles. I have always been impressed with the professionalism of the service provided by Patrick. It is clear that he researches the roles and the firms very thoroughly. The quality of candidates put forwarded by Patrick has always been high – this is one of the key aspects that distinguishes his services. His knowledge of the insurance market is one of his key strengths, enabling the identification of key people to aid the search process. I also admire Patrick’s tenacity – he follows through with an exceptional level of service throughout the recruitment process.”

Client Services Director | General Insurer |

“Patrick has helped me with a lot of recruitment assignments over the last 10 years covering a range of disciplines: Financial Reporting, Financial Control, Financial Systems Development and Tax. Patrick has always interpreted the candidate briefs I have given him well so that the candidates presented not only have the required technical skills but also the personalities and motivations to fit into the teams I have been building.

Most recently Patrick has helped me source a Tax Manager. Patrick presented me with a short list of people that included more than one person that I was very interested in. I am very pleased with the quality of the candidate I selected.”

Head of Group Finance, | Lloyd's Underwriter |