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Welcome to our team of Consultants, Advisory Board and Advisory Panel;  giving our clients great insights into the challenges and opportunities for their sectors, as well as enhancing the value and speed of execution for Search and Advisory projects.

Andrew Greening

Managing Partner, Search & Talent Development

Focus

International Practice Development & Delivery

Experience

Odgers, Korn Ferry, Norman Broadbent, NatWest

Interests

Offshore Sailing & Powerboats, Motorsports, Hockey

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Andrew Greening

Managing Partner, Search & Talent Development

  • 26 years in Executive Search with success defined by quality delivery and dedication to long term candidate/client relationships
  • Former Top 5 (Europe) / Top 15 (Global) consistent performer out of 200+ partners for global Search firm
  • Acquiring Main Board Director Odgers International, previously Korn Ferry, Norman Broadbent, early career NatWest
  • Defining strategies for Talent Identification and Development from VC backed start-ups to major corporates across the Americas and EMEA regions
  • Founder - Clipper Greening Ventures – The World Program; assisting fast growth companies build international teams and maximise performance
  • 5 years Chairman of Governors, Times Top 100 HMC School – major restructure of Board and Leadership team to drive future success
  • Professional education at Harvard and London Business Schools

Outside of Greenings

  • Family time in Canada and England – offshore sailing, skiing, snowmobiling and motoring tours

Frances Armes

Senior Partner, Talent & Organisation Development

Focus

Payments, Financial Services, Education

Experience

London Business School, Mondex, Oliver Wyman, Retail Decisions

Interests

Golf, Travel

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Frances Armes

Senior Partner, Talent & Organisation Development

  • Over 25 years experience in commercial consulting in banking and financial services sector, payments industry and executive education
  • Significant experience in talent development, career coaching and performance management
  • Extensive experience of leading large international teams and positioning HR to work closely with the business to bring long-term practical solutions to business leaders
  • Working with Frances gives individuals, teams and organisations access to commercially aware thinking applied to personal and organisational growth and development

Prior roles:

  • HR Director, Retail Decisions
  • Global Head of Human Capital, Oliver Wyman Financial Services
  • HR Development Manager, Mondex
  • Professional Development Manager, and Executive Education Programme Manager, London Business School

Fellow of CIPD
Certified Integral Coach (New Ventures West)

Outside of Greenings:
Keen amateur golfer who dreams of a lower handicap
Experiencing new cultures and experiences through travel

Souheil Badran

Senior Advisor

Focus

Global Payments, Analytics, Omni-Channel, Security

Experience

International leadership roles at Digital River, First Data and VeriSign

Interests

Motorsports, Cycling, Travel

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Souheil Badran

Senior Advisor

Souheil Badran joined edo in May 2015 as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. At the intersection of payments & advertising, Souheil leads edo in its mission to transform shopping and saving by delivering solutions for personalized offers that are seamlessly available through consumer credit and debit cards, and mobile devices. Souheil brings extensive experience in high technology organizations – leading strategic development, sales and marketing, product management, operations, mergers and acquisitions and high-growth initiatives.

Souheil joins edo from Digital River (acquired by Siris Capital) where he was the group executive and General Manager for the company’s Payments Lines of Business. Souheil was responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s global payments and SMB strategy, including product and business development, operations, sales, and marketing.

Prior to Digital River, Souheil was senior vice president and general manager of First Data Corporation’s e-commerce solutions group, a team that focused on e-commerce payments and Omni-channel commerce. His specialty in financial services and international e-commerce also includes previous executive leadership positions at VeriSign, Digital Insight (acquired by Intuit) and Metavante Corporation (acquired by FIS).

Fiona Batt

Head of Programme Delivery

Focus

Design, Delivery & Project Management of HR Development Solutions

Experience

Amex, Fidelity, NatWest & Start ups

Interests

Offshore Sailing, Dance, Coaching

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Fiona Batt

Head of Programme Delivery

  • 20 years in HR Development within the financial services arena, delivering Talent & Organisational Development to major corporate across the US and EMEA regions, including NatWest, American Express, HR Access Solutions (Fidelity Investments).
  • Development of people related strategies to ensure this most valuable resource is attracted, retained and coached to achieve business goals.
  • Bespoke design solutions that integrate seamlessly with existing client frameworks or provide the required cultural change.
  • Ensure solutions-oriented deliverables by focusing on the measurable Return of Investment (ROI).
  • Experience in project managing with a track record of successful implementations of HR programmes; working with local and global teams, in both corporate and ‘start up’ environments.
  • Areas of specialism include Management & Leadership Development, Performance Management, Organisational Change, Project Management, Recruitment & Selection including Assessment Centres.
  • Professionally qualified as/in:
    • CIPD Associate
    • NLP Accredited Practitioner
    • Practicing Situational Leadership
    • Change Management
    • Training Design

Outside of Greenings:

  • Enjoy spare time with family and friends, sailing, dance classes and logic puzzles

John de Lavis

Managing Partner, Advisory Services

Focus

Payments, Analytics, Connected Devices & Schemes

Experience

International leadership roles at Netspend, MasterCard, HSBC & Midland Bank

Interests

Football, Rugby and International Equestrian Eventing

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John de Lavis

Managing Partner, Advisory Services

  • Over 30 years experience in the global payments and retail banking sectors with the last 20 years in senior executive or C suite roles
  • Undertaken a number of senior strategy roles in HSBC and MasterCard
  • Significant experience in practical and successful innovation and start-ups - First Direct, MasterCard chip and e-business strategies, MasterCard Advisors and many new products at NetSpend and Metabank.
  • Considerable P&L experience at HSBC and other businesses
  • Strong operational experience in a number of different payment businesses – from transaction management through to risk and compliance and operational quality.
  • Significant experience of organization design and transformation at Midland, HSBC and MasterCard. Responsible for the end to end Europay acquisition and integration and for enabling organizational growth at start ups.
  • Prior roles:
    • Head of UK Payment Businesses HSBC
    • Chief Product Officer for MasterCard International
    • COO NetSpend
    • COO Metapay

Outside of Greenings:

  • Advisory Board of Fordham Business school
  • Three day eventing – sponsor to aspects of Canadian Olympic team
  • Interested in skiing, sailing, rugby and soccer
  • Cambridge and MIT Alumni associations
  • Sloan Fellow, MIT
  • Classical music, English French and Classical literature and philosophy

Phil Goodeve

Senior Advisor

Focus

Payments, Financial Services, FinTech, VC, Private Equity, M&A

Experience

International Publicly Traded Financial Services Chairman, President, CFO, Investment Banking, Bain Consultant. Bank of America, HSBC

Interests

Sailing, Skiing, Tennis

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Phil Goodeve

Senior Advisor

Phil has over 25 years experience in global financial services, half of which have been at executive/’C” level.

A Harvard MBA, Phil has been a strategy consultant in financial services internationally with Bain & Company; Global co-Head of financial services investment banking, President of a leading publicly traded private equity fund. He has raised $30 Bn in capital, done 10+ IPOs, 15+ turnarounds and 100+ M&A deals.

Phil lives in Florida, and has two children. As well as being an accomplished sailor and skier, he won an award for charitable involvement and spent two years helping the global poor via microfinance.

Kim Hartgrove

Senior Partner, Executive Search

Focus

International Executive Search Delivery, HR Advisory

Experience

Deutsche Bank, First Data, Lucent Technologies & BZW

Interests

Formula 1, Cycling, Skiing

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Kim Hartgrove

Senior Partner, Executive Search

  • Over 25 years experience in the investment banking & payments markets.
  • Significant European experience in Corporate Recruitment, Executive Search, M&A and HR Advisory.
  • Extensive work in senior searches, business partnering, HR consulting and delivery.
  • A commercially focused partner
  • Prior Roles:
    • VP Distribution, Global Research, Equities, Deutsche Bank
    • VP, Chief of Staff to Regional CEO, First Data EMEA
    • Director Recruitment, First Data EMEA
    • Director, M&A First Data, First Data EMEA
    • Assistant Director, Global Equities, Barclays de Zoete Wedd (BZW)

Outside of Greenings

  • Avid F1 spectator, cycling & skiing participator
  • Justice of the Peace 5 years

Sophie Hobbs

Senior Advisor

Focus

Financial and Operational Leadership, Strategic Planning, Acquisitions and Divestitures

Experience

International leadership in a variety of environments; both large and medium-size large companies, start-ups and non-governmental not-for-profit organizations

Interests

Travel, Gardening, Photography

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Sophie Hobbs

Senior Advisor

Sophie is a partner in the Atlanta practice of Tatum, a professional services firm focused on supporting the office of the CFO and the CIO. Sophie has over thirty years’ extensive international experience as a financial executive, serving as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Global Finance for large international corporations, start-up companies, and service and manufacturing enterprises, as well as non-governmental not-for-profit organizations.

A strategist with operations and financial experience, she now concentrates on interim leadership assignments to help firms manage critical projects, challenges and transitions such as rapid growth, M&A, sale and IPO readiness, and CFO transition. Sophie has dual French and American citizenship, is fluent in German, has lived and worked in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia (where she has also travelled extensively). Her “favourite waste of time” after spending time with her husband, a retired Arthur Andersen partner, is gardening and drinking the wines they try to collect.

Chris Holdsworth

Senior Advisor

Focus

Payments, consumer finance, analytics and human capital

Experience

International leadership roles with RBS, Bank of China and Talent Q

Interests

Sport, travel and Chinese contemporary art

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Chris Holdsworth

Senior Advisor

  • Over 15 years in the payments and retail banking sectors and last five years in human capital consulting
  • Number of senior roles within the RBS Group
  • Managed a series of fast growing international businesses, predominantly in the B2B area.
  • Managed businesses through M&A activity
  • Prior roles include:
  • CEO of human capital consulting business sold to Hay Group
  • Deputy CEO of JV between RBS and Bank of China
  • Head of Business Analysis team at RBS covering both card issuing and acquiring businesses
  • Head of RBS’s multicurrency acquiring business, Streamline International, which is now part of Worldpay

Outside of Greenings:

  • Senior advisor to Prometheus Partners, an Asian corporate finance group
  • Trustee and Treasurer of Camden Spear Trust, a charitable organization supporting unemployed youths in London
  • Interested in most sports (still playing football on a weekly basis), travel and contemporary art

Tim Jones CBE

Senior Advisor

Focus

Financial Services and Payments Innovator

Experience

NatWest, ITG Inc., Capital One Bank (Europe), Mondex, Purseus, Simpay and Tibado

Interests

Electric guitars and cars

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Tim Jones CBE

Senior Advisor

Tim Jones is an experienced CEO with specialisms in financial transactions including payment systems, retail banking and pensions. Tim is the former CEO of NEST Pensions in the UK and serves additionally as an Independent Director at ITG Inc., a NYSE listed institutional broker dealer in New York.

Earlier in his career, Tim spent seventeen years at NatWest Bank in the UK where, from 1990, he led the development of Mondex digital cash, as well as becoming Chief Executive of Retail Banking in the late 1990s.

Tim is now introducing Tibado, a new global digital cash venture, to which he will be devoting his full attention from 2016 as he concludes his period leading NEST.

Tim is married with three grown up children and has homes in East Sussex and London.

Karen Lang

Head of Research

Focus

International Research Delivery

Experience

Logica, Paribas, Accenture

Interests

Scuba Diving, Swimming, Travel

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Karen Lang

Head of Research

Karen heads up the Research function for Greenings International and has been an integral member of the team that has differentiated our offering, engaging with candidates across the globe and across multiple sectors.

Karen studied French and German at Oxford Brookes University and moved to Paris after graduation for Arthur Andersen (Accenture). She subsequently joined Logica in their HR function whilst studying part time for her IPD qualification.  Latterly she was HR Manager in the Financial Services division, (retail and wholesale banking). Karen moved into Executive Research in the late 90's and has supported Andrew and the team across Europe and the Americas for the last 10 years.

Karen lives in Kent with her husband and three dogs and enjoys holidays in the BVI and anywhere else with a warm climate

Samantha Murray

Executive Assistant

Focus

Executive Assistant Supporting Managing Partner

Experience

Countrywide, Evolve Sport, Swissport

Interests

Travel, Sports, Music, Motorsports

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Samantha Murray

Executive Assistant

Samantha was raised in the Middle East, growing up in Kuwait and Dubai and finishing her education there with an American High School Diploma. She then returned to the UK, where she is originally from, to complete her university degrees in International Business and Travel & Tourism.

Samantha has previously worked in the aviation and real estate industries before joining the team at Greenings International in 2016. She supports the virtual interface between Greenings International, clients, and candidates around the globe, ensuring the smooth delivery and arrangements of meetings and the highest quality of service and care. 

Outside of Greenings

Spending time with family and friends, travelling, farming, and playing volleyball and tennis.

Viveca Van Bladel

Senior Partner, Executive Search

Focus

US & International Search Delivery

Experience

Virgin Mobile Latam, Tele2, Millicom International Cellular, Korn Ferry, IBM

Interests

Tennis, Alpine Skiing, Reading Fiction

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Viveca Van Bladel

Senior Partner, Executive Search

  • Over 20 years of experience in US-based and cross-border recruitment in the telecommunications, financial services & payments markets.
  • Significant experience in staffing, development and compensation of key executives at both headquarters and country level operations.
  • Extensive work in start-up companies.
  • Management audit experience: the analysis and assessment of competencies of a company's management team to evaluate their alignment with the strategic objectives and policies of the business.
  • Prior roles:
    • Head of Human Resources, Virgin Mobile Latin America
    • Head of Human Resources, Tele2 Europe
    • Head of Human Resources, Millicom International Cellular (TIGO)
    • Principal, Korn/Ferry Luxembourg
    • IBM Financial Services Company, Belgium
  • Master of Arts & Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Berkeley
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society

Outside of Greenings

  • Avid reader. Culinary enthusiast. Tennis and skiing aficionado.
  • Love to travel and experience different cultures; fluent in Dutch, English, French and Swedish.
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Phil Wall FCA

Senior Advisor

Focus

Payments - M&A, Fund Raising, Turn-around

Experience

International Financial leadership roles BAMS, First Data, Schlumberger, Equifax, KPMG

Interests

Marathon running, Sailing, Travel

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Phil Wall FCA

Senior Advisor

  • CFO of Bank of America Merchant Services, the largest payments company in the US
  • EVP & CFO of First Data Corporation, the largest payments company Globally
  • VP Finance for Europe card services, SVP Finance for First Data International business unit
  • Prior roles: Prior to joining First Data, Phil's experience spans several different industries, countries and skill sets. He started as an engineer for Schlumberger on oil exploration rigs for 5 years in Europe and Indonesia
  • CFO for the credit referencing company Equifax in Europe
  • Chartered Accountant with KPMG in England

Steve Wright

Senior Partner, Stadia Solutions

Focus

Technology Solutions & Payments Infrastructure

Experience

International leadership roles at NCR, ACI, Start-ups, global consultancy for FX co and e-commerce

Interests

Football, Cricket, Rugby

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Steve Wright

Senior Partner, Stadia Solutions

A keen sportsman in his youth, Steve took the choice to develop a career in technology when it became clear that attributes other than keenness would be required to become a professional footballer.

In over 25 years in the payments technology industry Steve has worked with some of the world’s leading and most innovative payments suppliers. During that time he has held international leadership roles at ACI and NCR, as well as UK based roles at ICL/Fujitsu and Rank Xerox. At ACI he led the EMEA team that delivered growth in revenues from $30 million to $185 million per annum and delivered solutions to the world’s foremost banks and financial institutions.

Steve also has experience of global start-ups and consulting. He formed a global start-up JV with a French technology supplier and has also consulted for an international on-line foreign exchange brokerage and a number of smaller technology businesses from Europe and the US.

Retaining a strong interest in sport, though these days as a spectator, he enjoys time in the gym as well as time spent with his family, travel, theatre and music.

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