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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

Shad Ameen

Managing Director

Shad is an experienced Leader within the Recruitment industry, having spent the last 10 years leading and developing teams at a global recruitment business. He takes pride in partnering with customers on their growth journey, built on an interest and commitment to understand their goals to help identify the best outcome possible.

As Managing Director, Shad takes responsibility for leading teams focused on delivering retained and executive search appointments for Private Equity backed software firms.

Married with a young son, Shad enjoys dining out and socialising with friends as well as watching sport and travelling. A keen reader when the time allows, the Count of Monte Cristo is his favourite book.

To contact Shad please call him at 🇬🇧+44 (0) 20 3880 8393
or email at shad@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

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 Simonds

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

Gemma Peck

Executive Search Consultant

Gemma joined Capital Futures in 2022 as Executive Search Consultant. She is responsible for appointing SaaS sales professionals on behalf of Private Equity backed software companies.

Gemma is experienced in successfully supporting the growth of UK and global Financial and Property Technology companies and has worked closely with businesses to scale-up their software development, quality assurance and product teams.

Gemma holds an MSc in Psychology, and prior to entering the world of recruitment worked as a Psychotherapist. She now enjoys utilising her listening, empathy, and analytical skills to support people navigate their next career move and achieve their professional goals and aspirations. She is highly committed to delivering an excellent service to her clients and candidates and understanding the needs of businesses to help drive their vision forward.

In her spare time Gemma enjoys exploring the great outdoors with her young children, running and travelling.

To contact Gemma
please call her at T: 🇬🇧 +44 (0) 20 8146 7608 🇺🇸+ 1 (646) 679 6617 or email at gemma@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

Adam Mawji

Executive Search Consultant

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

Previously Adam was a Recruitment Specialist and Delivery Lead focusing primarily on Senior Software Testing positions. He is experienced in technology recruitment for various clients and sectors working on a variety of senior roles. Adam is a customer focused individual who comes from a retail banking background and holds a degree in Broadcast Engineering.

Married with a young daughter, Adam enjoys spending time with family and friends, great food and films. Whilst having a passion for music and musical instruments, he is an experienced DJ.

To contact Adam please call him at T: 🇬🇧 +44 (0) 20 8054 2291 or email at adam@cfutures.com

Amy Breslin

Executive Search Consultant

Amy joined Capital Futures in November 2022 as an Executive Search Consultant, responsible for delivering global search campaigns for private equity backed SaaS companies.

Amy brings over 8 years’ experience in the recruitment and staffing space, having previously spent 7.5 years with the Angela Mortimer Group, most recently as a Senior Consultant and Team Leader. Here she was focussed on delivering 360-degree recruitment within the business support sector. Amy has also gained experience within the in-house talent space, working as a Talent Acquisition Lead for a European SaaS start-up, focussing on commercial and sales related roles. Alongside her work, Amy has completed an MBA, graduating with Distinction and a specialism in leading people for competitive change.

Outside of work, Amy enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, and travelling to different countries, with a passion for adventure. Recently, she has climbed to the summit of a volcano in Guatemala.

To contact Amy
please call her at T: 🇬🇧 +44 (0) 20 8158 7374 ; or email at amy.breslin@cfutures.com

Manson Mak

Executive Search Consultant

Manson is an Executive Search Consultant at Capital Futures, responsible for connecting top worldwide talent with PE-backed SaaS companies on a retained basis. 

Prior to joining Capital Futures, Manson progressed quickly at a fast growing search firm, with personal responsibility for appointing Senior Executive talents with innovation tech start-ups and unicorns in sectors such as Crypto, Blockchain, Wealth, Mortgage, and FX. 

Manson is also a competitive swimmer, intending to qualify for the World Championships before 2026.

To contact Manson please call him at  T: 🇬🇧   +44 (0) 20 3434 5906 or email at manson@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 084M: +44 7776 599 470 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