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

Chris Cooke

CEO


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

Wayne Starritt

Managing Director - Campaign Search


Wayne joined Capital Futures in 2020 as Operations Director.  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

Priscilla Minas

Director


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

Lydia Denham

Director - Transformation Teams


Lydia joined Capital Futures in 2022 as Director of Transformation Teams. She is responsible for leading teams focused on conducting senior level interim searches and is hands on in building interim transformation teams on behalf of Private Equity backed software companies.

Lydia brings over 5 years’ experience within the interim market and has supported the growth of several software companies across the UK. Previously focused on the technology space, Lydia has an excellent understanding of the Data and AI market and has run several networking events.

Outside of the office, Lydia is a competitive horse rider and enjoys spending her free time in the countryside with both her horses and dog. She also enjoys travelling the world with her partner and learning more about different cultures and cuisines.

To contact Lydia please
call her at 🇬🇧+44 (020) 8146 0581 or email at lydia@cfutures.com

Jack Higgs

Managing Principal


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

Faisal Hamed

Executive Search Consultant


Faisal joined Capital Futures in 2018 as an Executive Research Consultant, responsible for supporting the team on search assignments and research mapping projects.

Prior to joining Capital Futures, Faisal had started his own business venture exporting confectionery products to the Middle East. He holds a BA degree in International Business from the University of Kent, where he excelled in strategy, finance, and business in emerging markets. Faisal is bilingual and speaks fluently in both Arabic and English.

Intellectually curious and entrepreneurial by nature, Faisal is passionate about people, technology, and innovation. In his spare time, he enjoys keeping fit through playing football and as of recently has taken up mixed martial arts as a new hobby

To contact Faisal please
call him at T: 🇬🇧 +44 (0)208 158 2118 ; 🇺🇸+ 1 (646) 679 6617 or email at faisal@cfutures.com

Chris Nucci

Executive Search Consultant


Chris joined Capital Futures in January 2020 as an Executive Search Consultant focused on sales leadership hires on behalf of PE backed software clients. Chris’s primary focus has traditionally been C-Suite and senior appointments into mid-market PE/VC-backed portfolio businesses and he has worked across a range of sectors including FinTech, IoT, MedTech and Oil & Gas Technology. Previously, Chris spent three years as an Executive Search Consultant at Goodman Masson, a Finance, Cyber, and Technology focused Search firm. Chris led the Research Team for Executive Search and also helped launch the RPO Solutions Team.

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Chris served five years in the Canadian Armed Forces (Infantry) before starting a career in Software Sales which brought him to the United Kingdom in August 2016.

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

Sintija Steinberga

Operations & Enablement Manager


Sintija joined Capital Futures in 2019. Sintija is responsible for internal and external reporting, she also is managing operations and processes.
She recognises the importance of investing in the right technologies and tools, creating the best structures. Dedicated to CRM and automation platforms to develop best strategies for the team.

Sintija speaks fluent English, Latvian and Russian. She loves art and music. In her spare time, she enjoys different social events. Her moto is – “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…These are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. “– Confucius.

To contact Sintija
please call her at T: 🇬🇧 +44 (0) 2081 582 084; M: +44 7776 599 470 or email at sintija@cfutures.com

Claire Alejo

Executive Search Consultant


Claire joined Capital Futures in 2020 as Executive Search Consultant, focusing on retained assignments for PE backed software companies. Claire is currently managing a sales hiring programme across 5 locations globally, for a provider of integrated risk management software specialised in Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability.

Previously, Claire worked within the Strategy & Operations Consultancy space for French speaking countries and recruited Senior Consultants up to Partner level across a range of industries such as Consumer Goods, Automotive, through to Energy & Utilities.

Claire was born and raised in Monaco, making her a native French and English speaker. Coming from an entrepreneurial family, this translates into her drive for delivering excellent outcomes.  Always the avid reader, she moved to the UK to study English Literature. She is a social person and loves to dine out whilst taking time for herself with yoga and dancing.

To contact Claire
please call her at T: 🇬🇧 +44 (0) 20 8158 2085;  or email at claire@cfutures.com

Ella Shankster-Jones

Executive Search Consultant


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

Tom Hanlon

Executive Search Consultant


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

Jade Breeds

Executive Search Consultant


Jade joined Capital Futures in 2021 as an Executive Search Consultant, focusing on retained assignments for PE backed software companies.   She is currently managing sales hiring programmes across the APAC region.

Prior to joining CF, Jade specialised in Human Resources recruitment for 3 years across a breadth of sectors. She has a proven track record of successfully delivering senior assignments from Global FTSE businesses, scaling Fintech/Tech firms to renowned NGOs.  With a background in Sales, Jade immigrated to London from Johannesburg in 2018 where she started her career in recruitment.

Jade is committed to working with the highest level of integrity and adding value in everything she does.  She is passionate about ensuring an exceptional candidate experience, unearthing high calibre talent and supporting professionals in navigating the next best step in their careers.

Proudly South African, Jade has a love of the outdoors, sport and pushing her own boundaries.  She is an avid runner and has recently finished the London Marathon as well as her first Ultra Trail Marathon

To contact Jade
please call her at T: 🇬🇧 +44 (0) 20 8146 8534 ;  or email at jade@cfutures.com

Megan Ball

Executive Search Consultant


Megan Joined Capital Futures in 2021 as an Executive Search consultant focussed on retained assignments for PE-backed software companies.

Previously Megan worked as a Search Consultant within the IT industry at an International Outsourcing company. She was responsible for recruiting high-level software engineers and IT management from start-ups to corporate firms.

During her spare time, Megan enjoys training her Labrador Woody and going for walks on local trails. She is also a novice photographer with a passion for food, finding unique and tasty dishes on her travels and locally to post on her Instagram food blog.

To contact Megan
please call her at T: 🇬🇧 +44 (0) 20 8146 7608 ;  or email at megan.ball@cfutures.com

Lakhshmi Landa

Executive Search Consultant


Lakhshmi joined Capital Futures in 2022 as an Executive Search Consultant and is focusing on delivering global search campaigns for leading Private Equity backed software companies.

After completing her degree in Modern History and Politics at the University of Southampton and prior to joining Capital Futures, Lakhshmi spent almost 5 years placing senior specialists within the Maritime and Shipping markets with Faststream Recruitment Group. Her focus here was primarily on placing senior sales, commercial and C-Suite level personnel. She worked alongside technology based maritime companies that were driving innovation and progression across the market globally.  Lakhshmi is dedicated to delivering a high-level consultancy service based on trust, integrity, and efficiency. She enjoys developing new client relationships and being recognised as a talent solution partner.

In her spare time, she enjoys baking, cooking, and socialising with friends and family. She enjoys travelling and seeking out the best fine dining establishments across the UK.

To contact Lakhshmi
please call her at T: 🇬🇧 +44 (0) 20 3434 5906;  or email at lakhshmi@cfutures.com

Tarynn Rudd

Business Assistant


Tarynn joined Capital Futures in 2021. Tarynn’s main role is assisting the managing directors and executive search consultants in organising client and candidate meetings, reference calls, and interview events. Tarynn supports the team for client assignments and is ultimately responsible for making sure the office runs smoothly and everyone is happy.

She approaches all aspects of any job with a positive, hard-working mindset, and is passionate about helping find solutions to any challenges.  She brings with her an extensive background in customer service.

Tarynn enjoys spending her free time with her dog and partner, she also has a passion for cooking.

To contact Tarynn
please call her at T: 🇬🇧 +44 (0) 20 8158 7374 or email at tarynn@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