Stanton Chase Appoints U.K. Financial Services Leader

September 20, 2019 – Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has named Eva Kingston as leader of financial services for its U.K. team.

“We are very pleased to have Eva join our firm,” said Nicholas Wylde, managing director in the London office. “Her decades of experience in executive search and leadership consulting, particularly in the financial sector, will undoubtedly be an added value to our entire international team.”

Ms. Kingston has been working in executive search and leadership consulting since 1995. Her experience covers cross-border retail banking and consumer finance, corporate and transaction banking, corporate functions, fintech, blockchain and impact investment. She is particularly interested in emerging and frontier markets and has worked extensively for local and international banks as well as private equity and impact investors in sub-Saharan Africa.

Ms. Kingston started her career at the Financial Times in Frankfurt and subsequently joined Booz, Allen & Hamilton in London. In 1995, she moved into executive search with Heidrick and Struggles where she was responsible for the development and execution of financial services searches across Europe, Russia, and the Central Asian Republics before moving to Korn Ferry International as senior client partner in the firm’s global markets practice. While at Korn Ferry, she conducted searches for CEOs, country managers, heads of businesses as well as COOs, CFOs, CMOs, CROs and other functions as well as technical roles both for start-ups and international banks. She also spent two years as head of resourcing for Ecobank, a pan-African bank, and a year at a specialized financial services boutique.

In her role at Stanton Chase, Ms. Kingston will provide leadership and specific industry expertise to the financial services practice. “I am excited to join the Stanton Chase team and continue developing strong client partnerships,” said Ms. Kingston. “I look forward to expanding my global network of colleagues and clients in the finance and executive leadership industry.”

With offices in major cities around the world, Stanton Chase offers clients a global perspective while understanding local cultures and the challenges of moving products by sea, air, rail and trucking.

Recent Expansion at the Firm 

Stanton Chase named Kristi Moe Hope, a director in its Atlanta office, as global sector leader for aerospace and defense. Ms. Hope has 25 years of executive leadership experience with broad-ranging international expertise in program management, strategic planning, customer relations, government relations and marketing. 

Stanton Chase named Natalie Sleiman as partner and leader of the technology practice in the Middle East region. Ms. Sleiman is based out of Stanton Chase’s Dubai office, where she supports organizations in the recruitment of top technology leadership — both within the technology industry as well as across the many other industries facing significant challenges…

Stanton Chase opened a new office in Raleigh, NC. Kathleen Lehman Hajek, who joined the firm last year, was named managing director of the new office. In addition to serving companies in the Raleigh/Durham and greater Research Triangle Park area, Stanton Chase has a strong presence in Charlotte, NC. 

Stanton Chase opened a new office in Perth, Australia, led by directors Tony Taylor and Greg Preston. They bring a combined 55 years of executive search and business experience in the industries most relevant to the region. The expansion into the Western Australian market represents an important step…

Stanton Chase recently added veteran search consultant J. James O’Malley as managing director in its Chicago office. He serves as a senior member of the professional services and financial services practice groups for Stanton Chase. Most recently, he was a partner and executive search practice leader at TalentRISE, a recruitment solutions firm in Chicago. 

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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