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Stephen Bell – Managing Director

Stephen is a co-founder of Stephen Bell Associates. He has more than 15 years executive search and selection experience, focused on Asset Management and Wealth Management Distribution and Investment. Before starting his recruitment career in 1998 Stephen worked in sales and marketing for CBRE, the global commercial property and real estate services company. He left CBRE to join a publicly listed UK recruitment business. Stephen then spent 5 years in a managerial role at a specialist UK Financial Services recruitment consultancy, continuing to focus on hiring Distribution roles. He co-founded Stephen Bell Associates in 2007.

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Samantha Shaw – Director

Samantha is a co-founder of Stephen Bell Associates. Her earlier career was in the Advertising industry, where she spent several years in full-service agencies as a media buyer, working on behalf of clients including Ralph Lauren and L’Oreal. She started her recruitment career in 1999 at a publicly listed UK recruitment business, recruiting sales and marketing roles in the FMCG and Retail sectors. Samantha then worked for two executive search boutiques, focusing exclusively on roles within Asset Management Distribution. She co-founded Stephen Bell Associates in 2007.

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Gordon Phillips – Lead Advisor

Gordon brings extensive Financial Services experience and contacts to the firm, built up over 25 years. Gordon has developed an in-depth understanding of UK Asset Management Distribution across Institutional, Wholesale, Bancassurance and Retail. Gordon has held Distribution leadership roles at Insight Investment, Barclays, Legal & General and Citi. At Insight Gordon was Head of Business Development across all channels and a member of the senior management team. He was also a non-executive director at Halifax Share Dealing and Valetta Fund Management. Following the sale of Insight to BNY Mellon Gordon has undertaken several strategic consultancy projects which included acting as Interim Head of Distribution for Scottish Widows Investment Partnership. Gordon studied Law (LLB) at Cardiff University.

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Daniel Lawrence – Associate Director

Daniel is an Associate Director at Stephen Bell Associates. He is responsible for the successful execution of a broad range of Distribution and Investment searches within Asset and Wealth Management, including Marketing, Client and Consultant Relations, Sales and Investment Communications. Prior to joining Stephen Bell Associates in 2010 Daniel gained recruitment experience with a publicly listed UK recruitment business. Daniel studied Law (LLB) at Queen Mary, University of London.

Our Advisors

Morven Greig – Advisor

Morven is the Managing Partner of JAG Shaw Baker. Morven is responsible for the management of the day to day operations of JAG Shaw Baker as well as the development and implementation of the firm’s business strategy. Prior to becoming Managing Partner, Morven was a Partner in the firm's Intellectual Property team, and formerly was with DLA in London. Morven qualified as a solicitor in Scotland in 2001 and is a board member of the Society of Scottish Lawyers in London. Morven is also a Writer to Her Majesty’s Signet.

Rob Archer – Advisor

Rob is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and management consultant with 15 years’ board level experience in both public and private sectors. He has worked with clients including Mars, Knight Frank, Boston Consulting Group, Laing O’Rourke and BP. Rob has delivered leadership assessment and development programmes worldwide, including extensively within the UAE. Rob is currently a Director of LPP Consulting, a psychology consultancy which specialises in resilience training and coaching for high performing teams in the FTSE 100 as well as with sports teams and athletes.

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