Executive Search & Talent Advisory

Finding Exceptional Talent in Investment Banking and Alternative Investments

ABOUT US

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We are an Executive Search & Talent Advisory firm specialising in Investment Banking, Private Equity, Infrastructure, Real Assets, Debt, Credit and Sustainability.

We partner with many of the world’s leading Investment Managers, Private Equity Firms and Investment Banks helping them to find the best talent globally within our specialist verticals. We are a network and headhunt-driven search firm and take pride in our relationships with clients and candidates, always offering advice with the long-term perspective in mind.

We believe in a pragmatic approach to search and work with honesty, integrity and complete confidentiality. In addition to offering executive search solutions, our dedicated research team enables us to support our clients with market mapping, competitor intelligence reports, compensation analysis & benchmarking advisory. We work with our clients to design a bespoke search & talent solution that empowers them to execute on their growth strategies.

Headquartered in London with offices in New York and Cheltenham, we have an excellent track record of completing assignments and supporting clients across Europe, North America & Asia.

OUR SERVICES

Retained Executive Search

Our core focus is retained executive search.  We source top-tier Investment Bankers, Consultants and Investment Professionals who can contribute significantly to our clients’ growth.

These hires are often happy in their current roles, hard to move and very well looked after. We collaborate with our clients to secure and retain them, so they have a long-lasting impact.

Our clients that work on retained executive search projects benefit from our 100% fill ratio.

Talent Advisory Services

We have a unique view of the market and gather intelligence for our clients. Our Talent Advisory Services can be part of a Retained Executive Search project or as a stand alone project.

We offer the following:

  • Market Mapping
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Compensation and Salary Benchmarking
  • Diversity Analysis
  • Team Build and Moves

OUR MARKETS

Stem7 Executive Search focuses on mandates from Analyst to Managing Director level within the following areas:

Infrastructure & Renewables

Energy & Infrastructure Private Equity
Renewables & Clean Tech Investment
Infrastructure Debt
Asset & Portfolio Management
Fundraising & Investor Relations

Real Estate

Real Estate Private Equity
Fund Management
Real Estate Debt
Investment Research & Strategy
Asset & Portfolio Management
Fundraising, Product Management & Investor Relations

Debt & Credit

Private Debt & Private Credit
Direct Lending
Special Situations
Structured Finance
Fundraising, Product Management & Investor Relations

Private Equity & Ventures

Direct Private Equity
Growth Capital
Ventures
Primaries, Secondaries & Co-Investments
Asset & Portfolio Management
Fundraising, Product Management & Investor Relations

ESG & Impact Investments

Impact & Responsible Investments
ESG Research & Portfolio Management
ESG Manager
Sustainability Officer
Sustainable Consulting
Climate Risk & Modelling
Asset & Portfolio Management
Net Zero Fund

Investment Banking & Advisory

M&A
Sector Teams
Country Coverage
ECM & DCM
Leveraged & Acquisition Finance
Project Finance
Real Estate Finance
Debt Advisory & Re-structuring
Capital Structuring & Ratings Advisory
Sustainable Finance & ESG Advisory

Within these market verticals, we work with the following types of institutions:

Investment Banks

Investment Funds and Asset Managers

Venture Capital Firms

Specialist Boutiques and Advisory Firms

Private Equity Firms

Corporates and Start Ups

COMPLETED MANDATES

Infrastructure and Renewables

Chief Executive Officer – Infrastructure Fund
Chief Operating Officer for Infrastructure Investments – Alternative Investor
Global Head of Infrastructure Investments – Alternative Investor
Global Head of Asset Management – Infrastructure Fund
European Head of Asset Management – Infrastructure Fund
Managing Director, Head of Net Zero Strategy – Infrastructure Fund
Managing Director, Head of Renewables Investments – Corporate Investment Platform
North American Head of Asset Management – Infrastructure Fund
Head of Infrastructure Sales & Fundraising – Real Assets Investor
Head of Sustainable Ventures – Corporate Investment Platform
Head of Infrastructure Debt – Alternative Investor
Head of Infrastructure Research & Strategy – Alternative Investor
Head of Product Management (Infrastructure & Private Equity) – Alternative Investor
Head of Business Management (Infrastructure focus) – Alternative Investor
Director, Infrastructure Private Equity (Primaries, Secondaries & co-Investments) – Fund of Fund
Director, Fundraising & Investor Relations – Alternative Investor
Director, Net Zero Investments – Alternative Investor
Director, Energy Transition & Clean Tech Investments – Private Equity Fund
Director, Infrastructure Debt – Infrastructure Fund
Director, Infrastructure Investment Strategy – Investment Manager
Director, Clean Tech Ventures – Venture Capital & Growth Equity Fund
Director, Portfolio Management for North America – Infrastructure Fund
Director, Digital Infrastructure Investments – Infrastructure Fund
Vice President, Infrastructure Equity – Infrastructure Fund
Vice President, Asset Management – Infrastructure Fund
Vice President, Infrastructure Debt – Infrastructure Fund
Senior Associate, Investor Relations (Infrastructure Focus) – Alternative Investor
Associate, Infrastructure Investments – Digital Infrastructure Fund
Team Build, Renewables Private Equity – Corporate Investment Platform
Global Team Build, Infrastructure Asset Management – Infrastructure Fund
Associate, Infrastructure Private Equity – Alternative Investor

Debt & Credit

Head of Private Debt Research & Strategy – Investment Manager
Head of Portfolio Management – Credit Fund
Head of Venture Debt Investing – Venture Capital Fund
Head of Credit Analysis for Private Debt – Alternative Investor
Managing Director, Head of Fund Investments – Debt Fund
Managing Director, US Private Placements – Debt Fund
Director, Tactical Credit – Alternative Investor
Director, Special Situations & Distressed Debt – Alternative Investor
Director, Fundraising & Investor Relations – Credit Fund
Director, Restructuring Specialist – Debt Fund
Director, Direct Lending – Investment Manager
Director, Private Credit (Structured Finance focus) – Investment Manager
Vice President, Investor Relations – Debt Fund
Vice President, Restructuring Specialist – Credit Fund
Vice President, Credit Investing – Debt Fund
Vice President, Infrastructure Debt – Credit Fund
Vice President, Real Estate Debt – Alternative Investor
Vice President, Secondaries Private Debt – Alternative Investor
Senior Associate, Performing Credit – Debt Fund
Senior Associate, US Private Placements – Debt Fund
Associate Principal, Corporate Credit – Sovereign Wealth Fund
Associate, Private Credit (Structured Finance focus) – Investment Manager
Associate, Private Credit – Alternative Investor
Associate, Product Specialist – Debt Fund
Associate, Private Credit (Structured Finance focus) – Investment Manager
Associate, Private Debt (Secondaries & Co-Investments) – Private Equity Fund
Associate, Performing Credit – Debt Fund
Associate, Direct Lending – Investment Manager
Associate, Special Situations & Distressed Debt – Alternative Investor
Associate, Credit Portfolio Management – Alternative Investor

Real Estate

Partner, Real Estate Investments – Real Estate Fund
Managing Director, Real Estate Fund Management – Alternative Investor
Managing Director, Head of US Real Estate Capital Markets – Real Estate Fund
Head of Tactical Opportunities – Real Estate Fund
Director, Residential Real Estate Investments – Real Estate Fund
Investment Director, Real Estate Debt – Alternative Investor
Director, Real Estate Debt – Private Credit Investor
Director, US Real Estate Debt – Alternative Investor
Director, Real Estate Private Equity (Primaries, Secondaries & Co-Investments) – Fund of Fund
Director, Real Estate Product Management – Alternative Investor
Director, Real Estate Fundraising – Alternative Investor
Director, US Real Estate Investments (Logistics focus) – Real Estate Fund
Director, European Real Estate (Residential focus) – Real Estate Fund
Vice President, Real Estate Research (Residential focus) – Investment Manager
Vice President, Real Estate Asset Management (Iberia focus) – Alternative Investor
Vice President, Real Estate Fundraising – Real Estate Finance Company
Vice President, Fund Management (German speaking) – Alternative Investor
Vice President, European Real Estate Transactions – Alternative Investor
Vice President, Real Estate Private Equity (Primaries, Secondaries & Co-Investments) – Fund of Fund
Senior Associate, Real Estate Research & Strategy – Real Estate Fund
Associate, Investor Relations for Real Estate – Alternative Investor
Associate, Real Estate Debt – Alternative Investor
Associate, Portfolio Management – Real Estate Fund
Associate, Real Estate Private Equity – Real Estate Fund
Associate, Real Estate Capital Markets – Real Estate Fund
Associate, Real Estate Product Management – Real Estate Fund
Associate, Portfolio Manager (Listed Real Estate) – Real Estate Fund
Associate, Real Estate specialist – Placement Agent
Associate, Logistics Investments – Specialist Real Estate Fund
Associate, Residential Asset Management – Real Assets Fund

Private Equity & Ventures

Head of US Private Equity – Middle Market Private Equity Fund
Head of Venture Investments – Corporate Investment Platform
Head of Venture Capital Investing – Alternative Investor
Head of Growth Equity Strategy – Private Equity Fund
Head of Sustainable Ventures – Corporate Investment Platform
Director, Latin America Lead – Private Equity Fund
Director, Private Equity – Middle Market Private Equity Fund
Director, Growth Equity – Venture Capital Fund
Director, Private Equity – Corporate Investment Platform
Director, Insurance focus – FIG focused Private Equity Fund
Director, Fundraising & Investor Relations – Private Equity Fund
Director, Portfolio Management & Valuations – Private Equity Fund
Vice President, Co-Investments – Fund of Fund
Vice President, Growth Equity – Middle Market Private Equity Fund
Vice President, Co-Investments – Fund of Fund
Vice President, Primaries – Fund of Fund
Vice President, Portfolio Management & Valuations – Private Equity Fund
Associate Principal, Fund Investing – Sovereign Wealth Fund
Senior Associate, Fintech Ventures – Venture Fund
Senior Associate, Private Equity – Private Equity Fund
Senior Associate, Private Equity (German speaker) – Private Equity Fund
Associate, Investor Relations – Middle Market Private Equity Fund
Associate, Secondaries Private Equity (Ventures focus) – Fund of Fund
Associate, Product Management – Private Equity Fund
Associate, Secondaries & Co-Investments – Fund of Fund
Associate, Venture Capital – Venture Capital Fund
Associate, Venture Capital (French speaker) – Venture Capital Fund)
Associate, Latin America Investments – Private Equity Fund
Associate, Growth Equity – Private Equity Fund
Associate, Primaries & Co-Investments – Private Equity Fund

Investment Banking & Advisory

Global Head of Debt Advisory – European Investment Bank
North American Head of Investment Banking – European Investment Bank
European Head of Investment Banking – Middle Market Advisory Boutique
Managing Director, French Coverage – American Investment Bank
Managing Director, Leveraged Finance – German Investment Bank
Managing Director, US Debt Capital Markets, French Investment Bank
Executive Director, Capital Structuring & Advisory – Asian Investment Bank
Director, Digital Infrastructure M&A – Infrastructure focused Investment Bank
Director, Leveraged Finance – American Investment Bank
Director, Capital Structuring – German Investment Bank
Director, Infrastructure Finance – Canadian Investment Bank
Director, Equity Capital Markets – British Investment Bank
Director, Ratings Advisory – Dutch Investment Bank
Director, Industrials Investment Banking – Specialist Boutique
Director, Telecoms M&A – Specialist Boutique
Director, Software M&A – Specialist Boutique
Director, Financial Institutions M&A – Elite Boutique
Director, Natural Resources Advisory – Dutch Investment Bank
Director, Capital Structuring & Advisory – Dutch Investment Banking
Director, Real Estate Finance – German Investment Bank
Vice President, Energy Advisory – Dutch Investment Bank
Vice President, Metals & Mining Investment Banking – German Investment Bank
Associate Director, Capital Structuring & Advisory – British Investment Bank
Senior Associate, Project Finance Modelling – Debt Advisory Boutique
Senior Associate, Debt Advisory – Elite Boutique
Associate, Infrastructure Capital Structuring – Canadian Investment Bank
Associate, Power & Utilities M&A – Specialist Boutique
Associate, Nordic M&A – Swedish Investment Bank
Associate, TMT Investment Banking – American Investment Bank
Team Build, Consumer Investment Banking – Elite Boutique

ESG, Sustainability & Impact Investments

Chief Sustainability Officer – Large Corporate
Global Head of Sustainable Capital Markets – Spanish Investment Bank
Managing Director, ESG Specialist – Infrastructure Fund
Head of Sustainable Ventures – Corporate Investment Platform
Head of Responsible Investments – Private Equity Fund
Head of ESG – Alternative Investor
Head of Sustainability (CEO Office) – American Investment Bank
Senior Director, Sustainable Finance – American Investment Bank
Senior Director, Impact Advisory – American Investment Bank
Director, ESG Integration – Private Equity Fund
Director, Net Zero Investments – Infrastructure Fund
Director, Sustainable Finance – American Investment Bank
Director, Responsible Investments – Alternative Investor
Vice President, Impact Investments – Private Equity Fund
Vice President, ESG Specialist – Debt Fund
Vice President, Private Equity – Impact Fund
Senior Associate, Infrastructure Asset Management (ESG focus) – Infrastructure Fund
Senior Associate, ESG Integration – Infrastructure Fund
Senior Associate, ESG Integration – Real Estate Fund
Associate, ESG Specialist – Infrastructure Fund
Associate, ESG Research – Asset Manager
Associate, Private Equity – Impact Fund
Associate, Sustainability Consulting – Strategy Consulting Firm

OUR TEAM

Will Invine

Will Invine

Managing Partner

Will leads our team in London and has fifteen years of Executive Search experience. Will founded Stem7 Executive Search in 2013 as he recognised there was a gap in the market for a specialist search firm dedicated to Alternative Investments. Will has a long track record of completing assignments from Managing Director to Senior Analyst level within Infrastructure, Real Estate, Private Equity, Ventures and Debt Investments. Will has also completed a number of assignments within the ESG and Sustainable Investments space. Will is based in London but has completed many assignments across Europe and the USA. He is regularly in New York for meetings and networking events.

Mobile: +44 (0) 7736074359

Emma Halls

Emma Halls

Managing Partner

Emma is a founding member of Stem7 and has extensive experience delivering executive search assignments with the world’s leading financial institutions. Emma has an excellent track record of delivery and has built international recruitment teams for global firms across the banking, technology and infrastructure markets. At Stem7 she focuses on M&A and private equity and has extensive networks across the investment banks, boutiques and investment firms. She also works with growth equity and technology venture capital firms placing candidates from the banks, consultancies and start up world.

Mobile: +44 (0) 7960640641

Huw Fullerton

Huw Fullerton

Senior Associate

Huw specialises in Infrastructure, Private Equity and Fund Investments. Huw works exclusively with many of Europe’s leading Infrastructure & Private Equity Funds and, in addition to supporting with all of their hiring requirements, provides advice on longer-term strategy and workforce planning.

Huw has enhanced the commercial value of many of his clients by offering a consultative approach and delivering the most sought-after talent across the globe.

Mobile: +44 (0) 7564 501498

Harry Chapman

Harry Chapman

Associate

Harry is responsible for running searches predominantly in the New York market and has an excellent track record across the Alternative Investments sector. He is a retained provider of talent to some of New York’s leading Infrastructure & Real Estate funds.

Lucy Warren

Lucy Warren

Senior Researcher

Lucy is a Researcher and has worked on projects across Europe in Investment Banking, Infrastructure Investment, Real Estate Investment and Sustainable Finance, including a team-build for a leading Infrastructure Advisory Boutique and the build-out of the Sustainable Finance team of a top Investment Bank.
Samuel Price

Samuel Price

Researcher

Samuel Price is a researcher in the team and supports the team with our retained assignments. In addition to supporting the team with searches, he produces research for clients including compensation analysis, hiring trends, market mapping & annual reports.

JOIN US

We are hiring recent graduates and experienced recruiters who are motivated to pursue a career in executive search.
We have ambitious growth plans and are looking for like-minded individuals who are motivated by career development and progression.

London

Cheltenham

Our team enjoy a range of market leading benefits including:

  • Market Leading Commission scheme
  • Reward Scheme including Incentive Trips abroad
  • Bespoke Training Programme
  • Private Healthcare
  • Company Pension
  • Financial Advisor Consultations
  • Work From Home Thursdays
  • Your Birthday Off
  • Annual Cheltenham Gold Cup trip
  • Soho Farmhouse Company Membership
  • Regular drinks and team nights out

Please contact Will Invine Managing Partner directly to find out more  willinvine@stem-7.com