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Chris Cooke

Chief Executive Officer

Chris has extensive experience with Private Equity (PE) and is one of Europe’s most seasoned talent advisers for PE backed software companies. He has helped to acquire and construct high performing senior leadership teams at many transformational, global software companies including Finastra, Advanced and Unit4.

For the past 20 years, Chris has launched, served as CEO and built fast growth Executive Search and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) businesses on an international basis. He has enabled software companies including Temenos, Citrix and R3, to enhance their talent processes through the structuring and implementation of enterprise wide (plus project) RPO’s.

Chris regularly consults with PE and SaaS clients on Operating Partner, CEO, board and executive leadership appointments. Plus additionally on their wider human capital and talent strategies.

To contact Chris, please
call him at 🇬🇧+44 (0) 7720 439 484 or email at chris@cfutures.com

Christine Maslin

Founder & Managing Director - Executive Search

Founded Capital Futures in 2014 and concentrates on executive board level assignments globally. Christine has been focused exclusively on the Private Equity backed software sector for the past 15 years and consequently has a deep understanding of what it takes for high performing Private Equity leadership teams to succeed. Christine has successfully delivered searches and search campaigns across five continents.

Previously, Christine was a Director at NP Group for 14 years and founded and built the executive search practice from scratch and was personally focussed on C level appointments. Christine is passionate about delivering excellent customer experience, she prides herself on her reputation and is uncompromising in her standards for high quality work.

To contact Christine
please call her at 🇬🇧 +44 (0)208 158 6167 or email at christine@cfutures.com

Wayne Starritt

Chief Operating Officer

Wayne joined Capital Futures in 2020 as Chief  Operating Officer.  He has responsibility for ensuring clients receive a world class quality of service across all of Capital Futures’ search campaigns. Wayne achieves this through combining innovative company and technology processes with the continuous development of the team’s capabilities.

Prior to joining Capital Futures, Wayne rose through the ranks of one of the most successful Technology Search businesses in the UK to become Sales Director, leading the company to record commercial achievements.

Married with two daughters, Wayne enjoys good food with good company, running, cycling, and walking his dog in the Kent countryside.

To contact Wayne please
call him at 🇬🇧+44 (0) 20 3322 8174 ;  or email at wayne@cfutures.com

Sugi Sugunasingha

Chief Financial Officer

Sugi joined Capital Futures in 2022 as Chief Financial Officer.  He is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has responsibility for the fiscal health of the business, working closely with its leaders to provide financial insight that positively impacts strategic decision-making and day-to-day performance.

Prior to joining Capital Futures, Sugi led multiple finance functions across a broad range of industries delivering key stakeholder objectives including, but not limited to, building top-notch finance, and accounting teams, implementing new finance technologies, overseeing FP&A, obtaining funding and delivering M&A/Transactions.

Married with two daughters, Sugi enjoys travelling and walking.

To contact Sugi please
email him at sugi@cfutures.com

Payal Jankhariya

Finance Director

Experienced finance personnel with ten years plus involvement in the staffing and recruitment industry. Previously Payal was head of Finance at Prospero Group Limited which is a leading UK Public Sector Recruitment Agency in teaching and social care. 

Payal started her career as an Interim contract manager and worked her way into finance. From payroll to credit control to accounts assistant to management accountant to finance manager to the head of finance giving her exposure to all aspects of the finance sector.

Payal was born and brought up in Kenya and studied in Malaysia for two years before moving to the UK to complete her final year in BA (Hons) Business Economics at the University of Greenwich.

Outside of work, Payal enjoys traveling, baking and working out. 

To contact Payal please call her at 🇬🇧+44 (0)208 158 6059
or email at payal@cfutures.com

Priscilla Minas


Priscilla is a Director in Capital Futures. She is responsible for leading teams focused on conducting senior level searches on behalf of Private Equity backed software clients.

Priscilla is also personally focussed on conducting C-level searches. Priscilla was previously at Finatal, a UK based recruitment company focussed on providing senior finance & accounting talent into Private Equity portfolio companies in the UK. At Finatal, Priscilla worked closely with one of the Directors focussed on CFO appointments.

Born in Brazil, Priscilla is a native Portuguese speaker with fluency in Spanish and English having lived in the UK for over 10 years. Priscilla holds a BA degree in International Business Management from Oxford Brookes University. In person she is down to earth and has a fun personality, she is committed to her work, extremely driven and enjoys learning from smart people.

To contact Priscilla please
call her at 🇬🇧+44 (0)208 158 6198  🇺🇸+1 (646) 7413668 or email at priscilla@cfutures.com

Jack Higgs


Jack joined Capital Futures in 2017 and is currently leading teams to deliver retained search assignments across the America’s and EMEA for multiple Private Equity backed software companies. Jack brings over seven years’ experience operating within the executive search space, having previously been Director at ELM Recruitment in the UK for two years and Executive Search Consultant at Victor Noble Associates in the US for four years. Across both companies, Jack was focussed on providing senior level talent into technology consulting firms within the Asset Management and Wealth Management technology space.

Away from the office, Jack has a keen passion for sports including golf where he completed his PGA qualifications, represented England at a junior level, and successfully captained his home county of Essex in major inter-county competitions. He is very passionate about contributing to the success story of exciting fast growth companies and has a genuine interest in helping people develop and manage their careers.

To contact Jack please
call him at 🇬🇧+44 (0)208 158 6250 or email at jack@cfutures.com


Tom Hanlon


Tom is an Executive Search Consultant at Capital Futures, responsible for delivering retained search assignments within Private Equity backed software companies

Prior to joining Capital Futures, Tom has worked for Technology search firms, particularly supporting Cloud Transformation Consultancies with senior appointments across their Professional Services and Technology functions. Tom is currently leading search assignments for Senior Sales hires in EMEA and North America in the FinTech space.

Tom enjoys spending his free time with friends and family, traveling with his partner, and going to live sporting events.

To contact Tom
please call him at T: 🇬🇧 +44 (0) 20 8158 8562 ;  or email at tom@cfutures.com


Chris Nucci


Chris joined Capital Futures in 2020 as an Executive Recruiter focused on retained search assignments for private equity-backed software companies. He has traditionally focused on senior executive hires across a diverse range of software sub-sectors, including financial services, ESG, oil, gas and energy, transportation and mobility, and enterprise IT, and has successfully placed candidates for global clients within Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas.

Previously, Chris was an Executive Search Consultant with Goodman Masson for three years, where he led research and delivery for PE-backed software firms, and helped launch the Recruitment Process Outsource (RPO) team, working in-house with housing clients across the home counties. Chris prides himself in his ability to build strong relationships based on trust and on delivering world-class candidates to mission-critical roles.

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Chris served five years in the Canadian Armed Forces before embarking on a career in software sales which brought him to the UK in 2016. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, running, dining, and attending cultural events and activities around London.

To contact Chris
please call him at T: 🇬🇧 +44 (0)208 158 6179 ; 🇺🇸 + 1 (646) 588 0134 or email at chrisn@cfutures.com


Ella Shankster-Jones

Managing Principal

Ella joined Capital Futures in 2020 as an Executive Search Consultant and is currently focussing on delivering global search campaigns for five fast growth Private Equity backed software companies. Primarily, Ella is focussing her searches on senior sales hires into software enterprise businesses with solutions across Finance and Risk management.

Ella previously spent 2 years working across the digital and creative markets hiring across all levels into creative agencies, SME’s and Blue-chip clients. Ella who is originally from Devon England, previously worked in Education for 6 years and completing her BA Hons Degree in Primary Education. She moved to London 2 years ago to pursue her career in executive search.

Ella enjoys travel, food, and social activities a self-named ‘foody’ she actively seeks out the most up and coming restaurants across the UK. Whilst enjoying an active social life she also loves to cook taking inspiration from the places she travels and testing out new recipes.

To contact Ella
please call her at T: 🇬🇧 +44 (0) 20 8158 2007;  or email at ella@cfutures.com

Harvey von Biel

Executive Search Consultant

Harvey von Biel joined Capital Futures in 2024 as an Executive Search Consultant, where his focus is to lead and enhance the delivery of retained search assignments for private equity-backed software companies globally.

Prior to joining Capital Futures, Harvey was a Principal Consultant at an Executive Search Firm specialising in delivering senior appointments within mid-market private equity investment teams across Europe.

Harvey successfully completed a dual honours degree in Management Sciences and Music from the University of Southampton, where he also received scholarships for both sport and music.

Born in New Zealand and raised in Brighton, Harvey enjoys travelling and has visited over 25 counties. He enjoys playing squash and cricket, he co runs a podcast, produces, and releases his own music and can play four instruments.

To contact Harvey
please call him at T:  +44 (0)20 8158 0526 ; or email at harvey@cfutures.com

Sintija Steinberga

Operations & Enablement Manager

Sintija has been an integral part of Capital Futures since 2019, where she brings a dynamic approach to her role as Operations & Enablement Manager. With a strong focus on elevating standards, she drives efficiency in operations and processes. Sintija’s commitment to excellence is evident in her proactive stance towards adopting cutting-edge technologies and tools, ensuring the team operates at the highest standards of performance.

Fluent in English, Latvian, and Russian, Sintija’s versatility extends beyond her professional responsibilities. She finds inspiration in the arts and music, embracing a vibrant social life outside of work. 

To contact Sintija please
call her at +44 (0)208 158 2084 or email at sintija@cfutures.com

Amy Clayton

Executive Assistant

Amy joined Capital Futures in 2021 as an Executive Assistant. Amy’s main role is assisting the CEO and Managing Directors with all thing’s diary related. Client meetings, talent sourcing for Capital Futures, travel requirements, and events management. Amy is ultimately responsible for making sure the diaries run smoothly and efficiently, ensuring senior level staff can work effectively and productively.

After a break to raise her family, Amy brings with her 15 years’ experience in PA/Executive level assistance, in the real estate, insurance and recruitment sectors.

Married with three children, Amy enjoys spending her free time, in her Suffolk countryside location, gardening, cycling, and walking her dogs.

To contact Amy
please call her at T: 🇬🇧 +44 (0) 2081 467 078 ; or email at amy@cfutures.com

I work with Capital Futures on business-critical strategic confidential senior leadership and board appointments. They operate with speed, quality, and preciseness. They have never failed to deliver a successful appointment and working with them is a positive experience
Gary Miles – Chief Executive Officer – Gentrack