Rupert Reed and Sarah Rogerson founded the Godliman brand in 2003. Our focus on continual improvement means the firm has evolved over time. Following a de-merger in 2019, we have taken the Godliman brand forward in a new successor company Godliman Partners Ltd.
Godliman is committed to doing the best work in the industry and delivering the right candidate, first time, for the long-term. This requires a high-touch, high-resource business model, so our team of Consultants and Researchers are highly knowledgeable industry experts, ranging from 6 to 23 years’ Asset Management search experience.
We are proud that three of our employees are ‘Godliman returnees’ who have returned to Godliman after extended parental leave breaks of up to 8 years.
Rupert Reed is Managing Director of Godliman Partners. He has twenty two years’ experience in Asset Management search, initially at Tyzack & Partners before founding the Godliman brand in 2003.
Rupert spent his early career as a Strategy Consultant then Credit Analyst with the HSBC Group in Hong Kong and Korea, before joining HM Foreign & Commonwealth Office (Diplomatic Service) in 1992. He served in London and the Former Republic of Yugoslavia as First Secretary with responsibility for Political & Economic issues.
He graduated in 1988, with an MA (Hons) in Logic & Metaphysics from St. Andrews University.
Founder & Managing Director
Sarah Rogerson is a Director of Godliman Partners. She has eighteen years’ Financial Services executive search experience, initially in Investment Banking before specializing in Asset Management at Godliman Partners, which she joined in 2013. After maternity leave, she worked as a freelance researcher for various Asset Management search firms before re-joining Godliman in 2019.
Sarah started her career at Goldman Sachs in 1995, working on the Repo Desk, before moving to Executive Search in 1997.
She graduated in 1995, with a BA (Hons) in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Founder & Senior Director
Deb Pridemore joined Godliman Partners in 2020. She has nineteen years’ Asset Management executive search experience. In 2006 she joined Devonshire Partners as a Senior Researcher where she was Head of the US office and managed cross-functional assignments across the UK, European, and US markets.
Deb began her career in 2000 and has previously worked for two boutique firms specialising in team lift-outs and acquisitions.
Alice Harris joined Godliman Partners in 2005. She has eleven years’ Asset Management executive search experience. In 2009, she joined Valentine Thomas as Senior Researcher and after taking maternity leave, she worked as a freelance researcher for various Asset Management search firms.
She re-joined Godliman in 2019 as an Associate Consultant and works closely with Alix Beelaerts in a job share partnership. This means that they both work part-time to cover one full-time role.
Alice started her career in 2004 focusing on Accountancy recruitment.
She graduated in 2004, with a BA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Exeter.
Alix joined Godliman Partners in December 2020 as a Senior Associate, working closely with Alice Harris in a job share partnership. This means that they both work part-time to cover one full-time role.
Alix has an extensive background in Market Research, with over 13 years’ experience across a diverse range of organisations including American Express, The Research Business International and KAE Marketing Intelligence. A Dutch citizen and long-term resident of the UK, Alix speaks Dutch, German and French, allowing Godliman to execute local whole-market Searches across Northern and Central Europe.
Alix started her career in 1993, as a Research Manager focusing on international consumer and B2B market research, particularly the EMEA region, working with brands such as Unilever, British Airways and Gillette. From 2008 onwards, she worked part time on a number of projects, including founding a Recruitment and Training Agency for domestic help, as well as continuing work as a freelance market researcher and fundraising for the Ormiston Families charity. She graduated in 1992 with a BA (Hons) in German and French.
Lisa is Knowledge Manager at Godliman Partners. She has over 30 years experience spanning human resources, employee benefits and general management, predominantly in the financial services industry.
She began her career in recruitment, progressing into the insurance and investment business by becoming a retirement fund specialist and then holding numerous client management and regional general management positions in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. These roles included new business development, client servicing, operational management, strategy execution and product development. She has received recognition through several awards for performance, including for both sales and people development.
Lisa holds a B.A (Hons) degree (cum laude) in Psychology from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa and was a Certified Financial Planner ® for many years with the Financial Planning Institute.
Susan is a Research Associate at Godliman Partners. She has over 25 years’ experience in research.
She began her career in research working in a corporate library that comprised of tax, accounting, and management consulting information. She had many roles within the library which included working for the tax division as a specialised researcher. She later moved to a B2B leads company doing desk research on South African companies. She was responsible for creating organograms for listed companies and industry reports. She also managed a team of external researchers and was responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the researched information.
Lisa Philbrick joined Godliman Partners as Office Manager in 2017.
Lisa started her career in 1997 at Aon Group Reinsurance as Personal Assistant to the Managing Director of Global Risks. In 2007, she moved to International Financial Services as Personal Assistant to the Finance Director, before moving to Godliman to support its growing team
In order to offer our clients access to specialist expertise in specific markets, Godliman Partners has entered into strategic partnerships with the following advisors:
Godliman and Leon Partners work in partnership for specific projects in the Swiss region. Sam Stylianou is Managing Partner of Leon Partners, a Swiss-based Executive Search firm, headquartered in Zug.
Sam is a values-based headhunting professional, active across the EMEA region with particular strength in the Emerging Markets. He is passionate about Financial Services, and has spent over a thousand weeks committed to delivering tailored client solutions with a confidential and authentic service.
Strategic Advisor, Leon Partners
Godliman and Attaca International work in partnership on M&A transactions and team lift-outs, particularly where there is a North American dimension.
Mark is the founder and CEO of Attacca International, which is an independent M&A firm focusing on the Institutional Asset Management and Wealth Management sector. Attaca’s focus is guiding firms through transformational events.
Before founding Attaca, Mark had a successful career within Institutional Sales, working for a range of leading US Asset Managers, latterly as Head of Client Service and Sales for Aristotle Capital Management.
Strategic Advisor, Attacca International