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Howard Bentwood

Howard Bentwood

CEO

Howard Bentwood is the Founder and CEO of Cedar and has worked in recruitment for over 30 years.Howard’s focus has been on building Cedar into a strong and respected brand since 2003.  As a result, Cedar is now renowned for its professionalism, flexibility, and ability to deliver recruitment solutions that genuinely add value to its partner clients. Howard is an enthusiastic advocate for authen...

Hamza Akram

Hamza Akram

Associate – Interim Finance

A graduate of University College London, having studied BSc Social Sciences with Quantitative Methods. Hamza has joined Cedar as an Associate on the Interim finance team, with 1-year of industry experience. Hamza will be recruiting across part-qualified contracted roles within the property, construction, energy, and hospitality industries.Hamza previously worked for one of the big 4 accounta...

Daniel Barnes

Daniel Barnes

Senior Associate - Procurement

​Dan has joined Cedar with 4 years’ recruitment experience, all of which have been specialising in indirect procurement recruiting across permanent roles in the private sector.Dan has experience working with a variety of FTSE 100’s, as well as start-ups and growing businesses within a range of industries. This includes strong relationships in the retail, FMCG, financial services and professiona...

Giuseppe Borsellino

Giuseppe Borsellino

Head of Supply Chain

​Giuseppe has joined Cedar to head up the supply chain practice across the UK, with 11 years of experience recruiting for technical supply chain roles. Giuseppe is a specialist within the industrial sector having worked within automotive, aerospace and general manufacturing across the UK and Europe. Giuseppe is a self-proclaimed supply chain geek and loves how supply chains work from concept t...

Kirsteen Brannigan-Hughes

Kirsteen Brannigan-Hughes

Director - Tax

​Kirsteen has been recruiting exclusively within the in-house tax market for over 15 years and has built an established network of clients and candidates Throughout this time she has placed permanent and interim candidates across corporate tax, indirect tax, transfer pricing and human capital from Head of Tax/Tax Director level to Tax Manager.

Ed Browning

Ed Browning

Research Associate – Procurement

​Ed joined Cedar at the start of 2022 as a Research Associate, supporting the procurement team recruiting in the public sector. Having recently graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in history, this is Ed’s first recruitment position. Ed has recently completed an internship as a marketing researcher where he was able to develop his analytical mindset, amongst other skills. Ou...

Antoine Carlier

Antoine Carlier

Financial Controller

​With extensive experience in tech, biotech and recruitment, Antoine joined Cedar as Financial Controller in 2020, just as Covid struck. Recruited to provide greater structure and depth to Finance as Cedar’s high growth dictated greater expertise, Antoine’s calm and methodical approach paid dividends as Cedar rapidly adapted to very new challenges and new ways of working, without any disrupti...

Jordan Cheadle

Jordan Cheadle

Senior Associate - Qualified Finance

Jordan has over six years’ experience recruiting accounting and finance professionals across London and the Home Counties. Specialising in the Recently Qualified space, he has a strong network across the Commerce & Industry sectors. Priding himself on his direct and solution-orientated approach, Jordan has a track record of partnering startup/growth stage SMEs with key finance hires, as we...

Struan Connor

Struan Connor

Associate – Tax

​Struan has recently joined the Cedar Tax team as an Associate, recruiting across all practice tax and in-house roles on both a perm and interim basis.Struan started his recruitment in a graduate role working exclusively within the Transportation & Logistics sector where he specialised in the source and supply of experienced professionals covering a wide range of functions. As well as gaini...

Aimee Corley

Aimee Corley

Internal Operations Support
Daisy Cottenham

Daisy Cottenham

Associate – Interim Finance
Hayley Davis

Hayley Davis

Associate Director - European Procurement

Hayley has over 12 years’ experience in the recruitment of Procurement and Supply Chain professionals. Having spent over three years in Asia. Hayley has most recently led European Teams with a personal focus upon senior Procurement and Quality mandates.​

Holly Dean

Holly Dean

Business Manager - Part Qualified & Transactional Finance

​​Holly is an experienced consultant who has been recruiting in Central London for 6 years, 4 of those years have been specialising in interim transactional and part-qualified level roles (from entry-level Graduate up to Finalist Accountant level).

Georgina Denslow

Georgina Denslow

Director - Finance

​Having begun her recruitment career at Cedar, now 6 years later, she heads the Interim Qualified Finance team.Placing candidates ranging from newly qualified accounts through to Finance Directors and CFO appointments across a range of industries and in locations as far afield as Barbados. GG as she’s know to the team, is happily married and lives in Essex, but is originally from the NE and ...

Alberto Eiras Pineiro

Alberto Eiras Pineiro

Senior Associate – Supply Chain

​Alberto leads the Supply Chain and Technical Operations practice for the International markets. With over 4 years of experience recruiting in the Supply Chain function across EMEA, Alberto is quite well networked, which allows him to have a high level of agility when introducing top candidates to his clients. Alberto’s track record includes several Supply Chain and Planning transformation proj...

Stuart Feeley

Stuart Feeley

Practice Lead - Tax & Legal

Stuart is an experienced tax and advisory recruiter, he began his career as a tax professional before moving to recruitment in 2015. Since then he has worked closely with a variety of accountancy and legal practices, as well as specific consultancy firms supporting them to build and develop their tax departments.He has experience recruiting across multiple tax disciplines at all levels, buildi...

Louise Gapp

Louise Gapp

Head of Procurement

Louise has over 14 years’ experience in the procurement and supply chain industry and holds an executive personal network spanning multiple categories and industries. Her specialisms include tailored relationship management, bespoke sourcing solutions and matching best of breed talent with like-minded clients. Louise’s integrity has built long standing and trusted relationships with both client...

Stephanie Grainger

Stephanie Grainger

Senior Associate - Part Qualified & Transactional Finance

​Stephanie has over 6 years recruitment experience, specialising in interim transactional and part-qualified level roles (from entry-level Graduate up to Finalist Accountant level) within Commerce & Industry and the Public Sector. Over the years, Stephanie has built up an exceptional and exclusive talent pool and network of outstanding candidates to successfully deliver appointments acr...

Kabir Gulabkhan

Kabir Gulabkhan

Associate Director – Part Qualified & Transactional Finance

​Kabir joined Cedar with over 10 years of recruitment experience within the PQ Finance sector specialising within the Credit Management field. In his previous role, Kabir looked after a national specialism that consisted of 25+ consultants across the UK.At Cedar, Kabir now heads up our PQ & Transactional division, which focuses across all areas of non-qualified and part-qualified finan...

Jayne Halperin

Jayne Halperin

Managing Partner – Finance

A graduate from the University of Birmingham, Jayne joined Cedar in 2017 to spearhead the Finance Practice and drive the growth of the company. Her key focus is to further enhance Cedar’s client portfolio and fortify existing relationships, providing the requisite support to ensure the team reaches its full potential while maintaining Cedar’s unique culture. Jayne believes the added value from ...

Janine Hamrahian

Janine Hamrahian

Executive Assistant - Finance

​Janine joined Cedar at the start of 2022 as an Executive PA to the Finance Team, supporting Jayne, Chris and the wider finance team.She is an experienced Office Manager and Executive Assistant with a proven track record working in a variety of industries which include sales and recruitment. Janine is an integral part of the finance recruitment team, running reports, providing support to Team M...

Ellie Heanue

Ellie Heanue

Associate – NQ Finance

​Ellie has just over 2 years recruitment experience in Finance, starting her career recruiting permanent placements across all levels. Since joining Cedar, she sits in the Recently Qualified, permanent team recruiting into a range of Commerce & Industry organisations. Outside of the Cedar offices, Ellie is a keen netball player and has an unhealthy obsession with Salt & Vinegar crisps.

Asma Hussain

Finance Assistant
Melisa Işıkman

Melisa Işıkman

Research Associate - PQ Finance

​Melisa joined Cedar in December as a Research Associate, supporting the PQ Finance team in recruiting at the junior to part-qualified levels. Having recently graduated from the London Metropolitan University with a degree in Psychology, this is Melisa’s first recruitment role. Melisa has previous experience in customer service roles which she utilises to build strong relationships with candid...

Nikhil Jethwa

Nikhil Jethwa

Associate - Finance

​Nikhil joined Cedar as an associate within the finance team, contributing 7 years of recruitment experience. Having started his recruitment career in 2014, Nikhil has worked across several sectors including real estate, property, and financial.At Cedar, Nikhil specialises in qualified finance specifically recruiting for permanent roles.In his spare time, Nikhil loves both playing and watch...

Liam Kavanagh

Liam Kavanagh

Business Manager – Logistics

​Liam has joined Cedar with over 6 year's experience recruiting in Sydney and the UK, focusing on Logistics, Supply Chain & Procurement. Liam managed teams across these areas and established a Blue-Collar division to ensure he could service clients from all aspects. Working with a vast demographic of clients and candidates across the globe, Liam has developed a strong knowledge and understa...

Billy Lamond

Billy Lamond

Research Associate - Procurement

After starting his recruitment career at Cedar at the end of 2019, Billy has worked in both the Finance and Procurement teams. Taking a thorough, consultative approach, Billy makes sure he understands the needs of clients and candidates to provide tailored solutions. Known for his diligence, integrity and hard work, Billy is a valued member of the team, helping the Cedar Procurement practice to...

Matthew Langley

Matthew Langley

Managing Partner – Procurement & Supply Chain

Matt has 14 years’ experience recruiting in London and Sydney, spending much of his earlier career in senior financial recruitment, working closely with CEOs, CFOs and Finance Directors to provide top quality interim professionals at speed. At Cedar Matt has joined the leadership team and become an accomplished Procurement recruitment professional.Internally and among clients Matt is known for ...

Jade Lucas

Jade Lucas

Marketing Administrator

​Jade joined Cedar at the end of 2021 as a marketing administrator to help support the marketing team. Having recently graduated with a joint honour’s degree in Business Management and Drama this is Jade's first full-time marketing role. Jade has previously completed marketing modules and internships and is looking forward to expanding her knowledge within this role. Outside of work, Jade is a ...

Simon Lythgoe

Simon Lythgoe

Marketing Director

​Simon joined Cedar at the beginning of the global pandemic to bring some rigor and process to the company's branding and marketing. Simon is an experienced recruitment Marketing professional having worked for some of the biggest names in the industry all over the world.Having worked as a Solutions Director across numerous global MSPs and RPOs, and managed multiple Employer Branding campaigns...

Cameron  McBean

Cameron McBean

Contractor Support

Cam joined Cedar on a temporary basis in 2016, straight out of college, but soon proved his worth and joined permanently as Internal Operations Support later the same year. Whilst his job title remains unchanged, Cam’s role has grown extensively and he combines front of house, with IT and desktop support and everything to do with candidate registration and candidate care. Cam’s flamboyance and...

Kirsty McBean

Kirsty McBean

Head of Internal Operations

Kirsty joined Cedar in 2007 as Administration Assistant, when it had but 9 employees. Since then, as the company has grown, Kirsty has worked in facilities, IT and finance before becoming Cedar’s Internal Operations Manager, responsible for all back-office functions, with the exception of finance. Kirsty thrives in this wildly diverse role, where every single day brings something new and dif...

Pete McNulty

Pete McNulty

Head of Direct Procurement

Pete has joined Cedar with over 12 years’ experience in the recruitment of procurement and supply chain professionals across the UK and Europe. Joining the procurement team, Pete is enthusiastic about growing Cedar’s manufacturing practice as part of our aim to be the market leader in this space.  An industrial expert in Direct Procurement, Pete has a real passion for Automotive, Aerospace and...

David Mendonca

David Mendonca

Director – Finance

​​David Mendonca is an Associate Director on Cedar’s Senior Finance desk with a strong network in the TMT space, with proven success securing Senior Finance talent for a diverse client base ranging from startup/growth stage to global FTSE 100 companies.

Curtis Millington

Curtis Millington

Business Manager – Finance

​Curtis heads up the Investment & Fund Finance practice at Cedar, specialising in the Alternative Investment, Private Equity and Financial Services space.Over the past 5 years, he has gained a wealth of international experience placing top-caliber individuals into some of the most established investors and asset managers in the world, partnering with C-Suite Executives and Directors to hel...

Chris Morrison

Chris Morrison

Managing Partner – Finance

​Chris has over 11 years experience recruiting finance professionals across the UK. Having joined the Cedar in 2017, Chris quickly elevated himself to become a key member of the Executive Leadership team. Working closely with CEOs, CFOs and FDs, Chris is a pragmatic solution-driver, with an excellent eye for detail and an ability to deliver large-scale, strategic recruitment projects. Chris ...

Andy Myerson

Andy Myerson

Director - Finance

​Andy is a senior-level financial recruiter with over 23 years' experience in the London & Home Counties markets. He recruits qualified accountants (from newly-qualified up to Financial Director/CFO level) into roles across the commerce & industry, financial services, professional services, and not-for-profit sectors. He is experienced in temporary & part-qualified recruitment and ...

Shenai Newman

Shenai Newman

Internal Operations Support

​Shenai has joined Cedar as Internal Operations Support. In joining the back-office team Shenai will be processing CV’s, supporting consultants carrying out their essential tasks, and ensuring that all internal responsibilities are running efficiently. Shenai graduated from the University of West London with a degree in Psychology. With this being her first admin role Shenai is looking forward ...

Stephen Perrin

Stephen Perrin

CFO

Stephen is a qualified accountant and portfolio Finance Director with more than 35 years financial experience. As a trusted advisor to Cedar, Stephen provides support in commercial and financial decision making, drawing on his more than 15 years’ experience in the recruitment sector and his passion to help drive sustainable growth even in the most difficult commercial environments, of which he...

Robert Philips

Robert Philips

Head of PQ Perm Finance

​Rob joined Cedar in June 2021 to head up the PQ permanent team, bringing with him 14 years of recruitment experience. The PQ team focuses on the recruitment of entry-level through to part-qualified and finalist Accounting positions.Having previously worked for a global recruitment agency, Rob gained a wealth of knowledge which he now contributes to the Cedar team. Before entering the world of...

Vicky Power

Vicky Power

Head of Procurement - Public Sector

​Vicky has nearly 20 years’ recruitment experience within the Procurement space. Following her very early career recruiting into the private sector across a range of clients, Vicky has subsequently spent most of her time supporting a range of organisations across the public sector Procurement, Commercial, and Contract Management disciplines.Outside the office, Vicky follows lots of sports and i...

Alex Pughe

Alex Pughe

Associate Director – Finance

​Alex has joined Cedar contributing 25+ years of valuable experience within the commerce, media and fintech industry. He will be recruiting across senior-qualified finance roles, covering, chief financial officers, financial directors, financial controllers etc. All of which will be across the commerce & industry, financial services, professional services, and not-for-profit sectors in the...

Jasneel Sehmi

Jasneel Sehmi

Associate - Finance

​Having recently accomplished her first year with Cedar, Jas joined the team bringing 7 years of recruitment experience in business support. Jas places candidates starting at newly qualified accounts through to Finance Directors and CFO appointments within West London, Greater London. Jas enjoys the fast-paced nature of recruitment and whilst working hard she feels rewarded by the thrill of co...

Erin Smith

Erin Smith

Associate - Interim Finance

​Erin has joined Cedar as an associate within the interim finance team, contributing 5 years of recruitment experience. Erin has worked across several sectors including industrial, health care and business support, covering both temp and perm roles. Within the team, Erin will be specialising in fully qualified contracted roles. Prior to recruitment, Erin gained six years’ worth of experience in...

Eilidh Sproul

Eilidh Sproul

Senior Associate – Procurement

​Eilidh joined Cedar with 4 years recruitment experience across the UK and Internationally. She has an established network of clients and candidates and is focussing on Procurement Recruitment in the Public Sector at Cedar. She is honest, hard working and prides herself on delivering exceptional service to her clients and candidates. Outside of work, Eilidh loves sports (especially running, cy...

Staci Taylor-Black

Staci Taylor-Black

Associate – PQ Finance

​Staci has recently joined Cedar as an associate within the Part Qualified and Transaction Team. At Cedar, Staci will be recruiting across Credit Control and Accounts Receivables as an interim consultant. Staci contributes close to 5 years of recruitment expertise in Office Support as well as Accountancy and Finance. Her specialist areas previously included Financial Services, Accountancy Prac...

Shenelle Thompson

Shenelle Thompson

Finance Assistant

​Shenelle joined Cedar in 2012 as an Administration Assistant.  Shenelle wasn’t very good at that, so because she owned a calculator she moved into finance.  Shenelle started in contractor payroll and billing, but the introduction of electronic timesheets gave her some free time and now she is also responsible for all aspects of client billing, credit control, supplier payments, expenses and ...

Graham Thornton

Graham Thornton

Director - Finance

Starting his recruitment career in 1997, Graham worked for a small number of leading international recruitment organisations before joining Cedar in 2004 shortly after its inception. The majority of his career has been spent sourcing mid to senior level finance professionals, working closely with a diverse mix of clients. Graham’s success is based on creating robust, long term relationships wit...

Joe Tooley

Joe Tooley

Associate Director – Interim Finance

I have over 7 years of experience in the recruitment of interim transactional and part qualified finance roles within Commerce and industry.I've built a successful career by nurturing relationships with clients, navigating them through the complexities of an ever-changing industry, and delivering interim solutions in a quick time-frame with excellent candidates.I have an excellent trusted base ...

Luke Wheeler

Luke Wheeler

Senior Researcher (EMEA)

Luke has two years experience recruiting at mid to senior levels within international commodities trading markets and European supply chain functions. As a Mathematics graduate from Loughborough University, he takes a meticulous approach to understanding client requirements whilst providing a transparent and thorough service to candidates.Luke has a genuine passion for the FMCG industry and its...

Ben Whyatt

Ben Whyatt

Business Manager - Procurement

​Ben joined Cedar in 2020 building on his background working in a procurement consultancy, where he personally set up and gained first-hand experience, of supporting recruitment for a wide range of clients, successfully filling interim, permanent and fixed-term contract roles in both the private and public sector in the UK and internationally.More specifically, Ben’s expertise covers the full e...

Alice Williams

Alice Williams

Recruitment Co-ordinator

​Alice joined Cedar in March 2022 as a Recruitment Co-ordinator, supporting those in the Public Sector Procurement team.Prior to joining Cedar, Alice worked in the marketing team for a top 40 UK legal firm, taking ownership of all administrative and support tasks to ensure bid writers could focus on writing winning bids. Before this, she spent five years living in Australia working in various c...

Lisa Wilson

Lisa Wilson

Senior Associate - PQ Finance

​Highly motivated and passionate generalist 360 Recruiter, Lisa has been in recruitment for over 14 years across a variety of sectors. Having recently moved to specialise in finance, Lisa’s focus is now on Part-Qualified and Transactional Finance, recruiting for temporary and fixed-term contractors. Lisa is relishing the new challenge in such a thriving and buoyant market, soaking up the exp...

Wasim Yousuf

Wasim Yousuf

Research Lead – Finance

​A graduate from Cardiff Metropolitan University in BSc Hons sport management, Wasim joined Cedar soon after graduating and hasn't looked back ever since.