Alex Alcott is the managing partner of Caldwell’s London office, and a member of the Financial Services Practice. With more 20 years of executive search experience, Alex works across a range of clients including global investment banks, hedge funds, private equity firms and portfolio companies, diversified consumer financial services firms, insurance companies, and asset and wealth management firms.
Alex has worked on a variety of CFO, general auditor, controller, treasurer, head of tax, and other finance function searches both as one-off senior roles, as well as consultative “team builds” for newly-merged or growing organizations or private equity portfolio company rebuilds.
He also works on senior-level assignments in infrastructure and private equity funds, and has completed many senior infrastructure and real estate assignments for clients across the global financial services industry. His clients include a variety of domestic and foreign banks, funds, infrastructure, insurance companies, real estate, and private equity firms in Europe, the United States, and Asia.
Alex was most recently a partner at Heidrick & Struggles’ London office (having previously worked in the firm’s Wall Street office), where he was a member of the global Financial Services and Chief Financial Officers practices and led the Financial Services CFO practice in the UK. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Alex spent six years with a boutique executive search firm based in London and New York.
Alex holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Bristol, UK.
“Alex and Paul have re-defined my experience of working with search firms and I would strongly recommend them to both in-house HR / recruiters and friends seeking new opportunities.” -Placed candidate, Global alternative investment management firm