In our view, the key to a successful partnership with a search firm pivots on that firm’s understanding of the culture and ambition of the specific team. Dan has clearly made an effort to ensure every candidate reflected who we are.

Deborah Zurkow

Allianz Global Investors

Dan and his team understand the business like you do, their insights on the strategic challenges and opportunities ahead come across as a market insider.  This is not another call from a firm placing equity traders in the morning and compliance officers in the afternoon, they truly have a singular franchise and grip on the infrastructure space. I would recommend One Search to anyone considering a career move or seeking good people to join their teams.

Jorge Camina

Director (Americas)
Allianz Global Investors

We value the One Search team for their professional advice and for introducing suitable and qualified candidates. The search for external employees is crucial to our business and global investment division. We find the sense of responsibility, personal commitment of the consultants with a focus on a precise and successful appointment remarkable.

Matthias Reicherter

Managing Partner, CIO
Golding Capital Partners GmbH

Working with Dan and the team us to fill senior positions in London was a terrific experience – from their initial engagement through to final employment contract negotiations.  They know everyone in the infrastructure market, and teed up an amazing slate of potential candidates for us to meet.  Not only did we find the right person, but we got an outstanding overview of the senior players in the market.

Laurie Mahon

Managing Director and Head, Global Infrastructure Finance
CIBC World Markets

What sets One Search apart from their competitors is the additional engagement within the sector beyond recruitment which has included teach-in sessions and information nights – making One Search an integral part of the infrastructure market.

Susan Shehata

Head of Global Infrastructure

I’ve used One Search on a few assignments and the team has delivered a very professional service from quickly grasping our recruitment requirements to matching these with strong high calibre candidates. On each occasion this has resulted in excellent hires where the individuals have gone on to successfully develop their careers here. Thank you One Search.

Tom Sumpster

Head of Infrastructure
Legal & General Investment Management

I met Dan McCarthy at a networking event where I expressed my frustration with the unwillingness of recruiters in London to understand candidates’ skill sets and job criteria. At the time I was receiving numerous emails from various recruitment agencies which treated candidates as commodities. Dan said “We are different”. He was right. Dan and the team have high job integrity, ability and willingness to listen. It was an absolute pleasure to work with them and would highly recommend One Search to anyone who appreciates a personal approach. Thank you, One Search.

Nadia Nikolova

AVP, Infrastructure Debt Fund
Allianz Global Investors

We engaged with Liam and One Search in 2018 to assist on the expansion of our team for a Paris based role. Throughout the process they’ve shown a clear understanding of our team’s needs and culture and demonstrated their presence in the infrastructure sector matching us with a number of great candidates from a number of different markets. Their hard work and dedication resulted in us making a very good hire. We look forward to partnering with the team moving forward.

Athanasios Zoulovits

InfraVia Capital Partners

Dan McCarthy is a rarity in his profession. He’s committed, means what he says and follows through in a confident, professional and charming manner. He believes in finding the right people for the right job, no compromises.

I received a call from him nearly a year ago, out of the blue, and I haven’t looked back. I am now in a new job facing new and interesting challenges within a great company. If it wasn’t for Dan I’d still be in my comfort zone and wouldn’t be progressing in my career as quickly.

Amanda Caines

Investment Director
InfraRed Capital Partners

The One Search team are resourceful recruiters who understood our needs quickly.  They expedited our search and put highly qualified bankers in front of us.  Their extensive network and strong pulse on the market helps distinguish them from other executive search firms we have used in the past. They are our first call for strategic recruiting.

Mike Pantelogianis & Ralph Cho

Co-Heads of Power & Infrastructure Finance, North America

I have been consistently impressed with the quality of the people that One Search placed within John Laing and have had several members of my team come through them.

Alex Yew

Head of Project Finance
John Laing Plc

I have asked Dan to help me find the right candidate a number of times. He will work with you to develop your recruitment strategy, produce a focused and appealing job spec and puts in 110% effort to look for candidates. Excellent and smooth service.

Asif Ghafoor

Managing Director
Amey Ventures

Ryan is without doubt one of the main players in the world of European Infrastructure debt recruitment.  We have used him on a number of searches and the breadth of his network and absolute professionalism sets him apart from the rest of the field.  He is absolutely the sort of person I would connect with for Infra Debt mandates across Europe.

David Cooper

Regional Head of EMEA, Debt Investments
IFM Investors

I used One Search, both in America and Europe, last year. I was extremely impressed by their presence in the Infrastructure & Energy Finance space. They have placed numerous candidates into my teams and have done so in both a professional and consultative manner.

Massimiliano Battisti

Head of Infrastructure, America

We engaged Harry from One Search on a number of assignments in 2018. He provided a very professional service – understanding our technical and personality requirements matching us with candidates who would fit with our philosophy and culture. This resulted in a number of excellent hires for iCON Infrastructure, where the high-calibre individuals have quickly become invaluable members of the team. Thank you Harry and One Search!

Rishi Pabari

iCON Infrastructure LLP

Finding a good head-hunter is very difficult. We have been very pleased with the work from Harry at One Search. He quickly got to grips with our expectations and provided us with a number of strong candidates, two of which have joined our team.

Rupert Shaw

Pioneer Point Partners

I have been engaging with Jason and One Search for 18 months. Throughout the process, they have shown a clear understanding of our business, they have unrivalled access to the market, which has resulted in some top talent joining the team. Jason and team have been a pleasure to work with so far, and I look forward to partnering with them going forward.

Phillip Hyman

Executive Director
DC Advisory

AMP North America has continued to see strong growth, and One Search has continued to deliver top class candidates in order to fuel that growth.  Dan and his team are committed to delivering outstanding results backed up by solid market knowledge and a deep understanding of their clients mandate.

Patrick Trears

Principle, and Head of Infrastructure Debt (North America)
AMP Capital Investors

We selected One Search to help us recruit for a role in our infrastructure business and from the start of the process to the end, Dan and his team showed a genuine engagement with us and professionalism.  They were quick to understand our requirements and interviewed each candidate before they put them in front of us which ensured that we were able to fill the role within a short time frame.

Indy Syan

Director, Asset Management (Europe)
First State Investments

Talent management is one of our top priorities, starting from finding the right talents.  We appointed One Search at a time we needed to broaden the team skill sets to take advantage new opportunities.  Their extensive industry knowledge allowed them to swiftly assess our requirements and to run an efficient search, from vetting candidates to closing the deal.   We were delighted by the calibre of the individuals we were introduced to and very pleased by the outcome of their work, resulting in the successful hire of two high quality investment professionals within the space of six months.

Matteo Andreoletti

Division Director
Whitehelm Capital

This is not only a professional recognition of your value but also a personal thank you for all your help.  Your support and professionalism went beyond expectations and you managed the whole process in an excellent manner, always taking into account my availabilities and potential concerns.  I was fortunate to have your complete support during all these months – you were always looking at the best possible outcome for me and at the same time being clear and transparent throughout the process.  Thank you again for considering me as a valuable candidate for this job, I am thrilled with the opportunity and it is thanks to you I am now taking a significant step up in my career.

Isabel Rodriguez De Rivera

Senior Manager, Structured Finance
Envision Energy

MetLife has used One Search to build out its European Infrastructure debt investment team since 2014.  Over this period One Search has taken the time to get to know the personality of the house and the individuals in the team and combines this knowledge with their access to a wide pool of market candidates to identify and recommend various potential candidates, going above and beyond what we would traditionally expect from an external recruiter.

Eilidh Mactaggart

MD, Head of European Infrastructure Debt

I am very pleased with the quality of the three hires I’ve made through One Search. It is patently clear after the fact that they are quite talented and motivated professionals and fit in perfectly with my requirements. But what is equally pleasing is that I get the impression that quite a few of the candidates that were presented were of similar quality. I feel that I’ve got the best people for my requirements and I’m certain I’ll be returning to the pot when the time comes again.

Dexter Maitland

Head of Energy Structured Finance (EMEA)

I have worked with Dan McCarthy in successfully recruiting for two key positions as we have built our team in London. Dan took the time to properly understand our strategy and what we were looking for and was able to build a high quality list of candidates to match, demonstrating his knowledge both of our business and the wider market. I have been very impressed with the high levels of integrity, focus and reliability Dan demonstrated as we moved through the process and I have no hesitation recommending him and his team.

Tim Cable

Head of European Infrastructure Debt
Vantage Infrastructure

We selected One Search to help us build out our London office on the basis of their market knowledge and professionalism, and they did not disappoint. Dan and the team understood the brief, quickly develop a strong shortlist of candidates and ensured the interview process ran smoothly, resulting in a successful hire in a short time frame.

Tim Floyd

Head of European Infrastructure Debt
Westbourne Capital Partners

We have experience in working with a number of recruiters, but none of the others comes close to the quality of One Search, whose team not only has exceptional knowledge of the market, but also a highly professional and efficient style. When launching a recruitment process, we consistently find that the One Search team takes time to understand our exact requirements and then proposes a highly targeted selection of suitable candidates. This is clearly much more satisfactory than the indiscriminate “CV bombing” that we regularly get from other firms. As a result, our “hit rate” with One Search is much higher than with any other firm.

Jeremy Bayfield

Head of European Specialised Finance
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

We had very specific requirements in our search and One Search consistently provided relevant, high quality candidates and then followed up quickly and thoroughly with the result that the whole process was completed very efficiently.

Jonathan Bullock

Deputy Global Product Head - Project Finance
DZ Bank

I have worked with Dan at One Search several times, both as a client and a candidate. I have consistently been impressed by One Search; they know the market exceptionally well and deliver consistently. I would not hesitate to work with them again.

Emma Haight

Principal, Infrastructure Debt
AMP Capital Investors

After conducting a thorough process and meeting a wide selection of recruiters, we engaged One Search to help us staff our Infrastructure Debt business. We have been very impressed with the results and continue to engage Dan and the team as new roles emerge within our growing team worldwide.

Steve Rankine

Global Head of Infrastructure Debt
Vantage Infrastructure

I have used One Search, as a hiring manager at more than one institution; they have consistently impressed with the calibre of candidate that they have put forward and have remained incredibly responsive and professional. One Search listen to the needs of their client and continually strive to provide candidates who can seamlessly fit into business needs. On the candidate side, One Search builds relationships with candidates and provides good advice as they progress through their careers, which builds a strong bank of quality candidates. By taking the same approach to candidate selection across the levels – we get the right candidates, at the right levels for our needs. One Search’s level of care and commitment is second to none and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them to any prospective client.

Tylor Hartwell

Head of Transport and Telecommunication, Project Finance Group
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

I have worked with Dan McCarthy and One Search on a number of occasions, both in recruiting new positions, and as a candidate myself. I have found Dan to be a pleasure to work with and, whichever side of the recruiting process I’ve been on, he has taken the time to understand what I am after from either a new role or recruit. As candidate, I received lots of useful advice and encouragement, and as a recruiter, I have received a strong range of candidates accompanied with honest feedback and appraisals, all of which has helped make the process as streamlined as possible.

Lisa Shaw

Investment Director, Infrastructure Debt
Vantage Infrastructure

I would highly recommend One Search to anyone who is looking to change jobs.  They are very professional and well informed on the roles they advertise.  Extremely dedicated, the Consultants always took the time to give me advice and answer my many questions.

Marie Le Dorner

Portfolio Manager
Allianz Global Investors

Throughout the process One Search demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of this industry and offered a friendly and professional service of the highest quality, tailored entirely to my needs. I recommend One Search to anyone recruiting or looking for work in this sector as they deliver to a high standard time after time.

Mark Haselhurst

Senior Finance Manager
Wheelabrator Technologies

We have been working with Dan McCarthy and his team at One Search since setting up Centrus over two years ago. Having placed a number of quality candidates with us, they have become our recruiters of choice based on their willingness to invest time and effort in genuinely understanding the nature of our business as well as our expectations and specifications for each role. We happily recommend One Search to our own clients on the basis of them being top class recruiters and great people to deal with.

Phil Jenkins

Centrus Advisors

I worked with One Search over a three to four month period and found them to be highly knowledgeable around funds in the sector and the broader market.  Furthermore, they took the time to ascertain which roles and funds best suited me and therefore presented only relevant targeted roles. Not the submit them for anything approach you get with some search firms.

Ed Barrie

Investment Analyst
IFM Investors

My experience as a candidate with Dan McCarthy and his team was overwhelmingly positive.  They are focused (sending only relevant positions that match the experience and skills of candidates with the needs of employers) well connected and respected (with an extensive network within the infrastructure finance universe) and attentive (taking the time to brief and prepare you all the way along the recruitment process). I would not hesitate to recommend One Search to anyone looking for current or future opportunities.

Charilaos Fragkoulidis

Investment Associate, Infrastructure Debt
Vantage Infrastructure

Their strong knowledge of the infrastructure finance space allows them to match the right candidate with the relevant position.  I was supported through a lengthy recruitment process, helped with the interview preparation and selling my profile to the fund at the same time.  It was a pleasure working with One Search and will definitely recommend them to my colleagues.

Rene Hauzeur

Investment Associate

My experience with One Search was excellent.  The Consultants met up with me in person and took the time to really understand my past experience, what skills I could offer a potential employer, and what type of role I was looking for.  I was provided with valuable advice in order to help me prepare for the recruitment process, and given detailed feedback following each stage of the process.  After I successfully received an offer of employment, one of the Consultants even personally delivered the contract to me, using up his own time on a weekend.  This high level of commitment sets One Search apart from other recruitment firms.

Dilpesh Patel

Investment Associate
Oaktree Capital Management

I have worked with One Search, specifically Dan McCarthy, since the beginning of my career. I have found Dan to have an unparalleled insight into the market, who has consistently shown me interesting, challenging, and career-progressing roles. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend One Search to those looking for a new candidate/role.

Hyder Saleh

Associate, Infrastructure Debt
Vantage Infrastructure

One Search skilfully conducted my screening, gaining a sense of my technical and interpersonal skills. Throughout the interview process, they provided me with valuable guidance that helped secure an offer and break into investment banking. Finally, their existing relationships and diplomatic handling of the offer process closed the deal.

Brian Callahan

Associate, Infrastructure DCM
Macquarie Capital, New York

My experience with One Search was excellent. I met with one of the Consultants in order to give him a better understanding of my current situation and what I was looking for. He provided valuable advice in order to help me to prepare for each stage of the recruitment process. Even if the process was lengthy, One Search followed up constantly with the Company in order to give me a detailed feedback. It was a pleasure working with One Search during the recruitment process and will definitely them to my colleagues.

Rene Hauzeur

Investment Analyst
Ardian, London

Dan McCarthy has successfully handled every hire we have made at GCP since our inception, and we have been absolutely delighted with his work from initial briefing through to successful placement. He clearly knows the Infrastructure & Energy Finance candidate market exceptionally well, and crucially from our perspective genuinely listens and takes note of our specific hiring requirements.

Rollo Wright

Gravis Capital Partners

With one of the largest network in the industry, Dan is able to offer a challenging and rewarding roles for whoever is looking for new opportunities. Despite the commodotisation of the recruitment industry this is what sets him apart. This is why I have worked with him multiple times.

João Neto

Secondary Infrastructure Analyst
InfraRed Capital Partners Limited

Finding a new job is a rather frustrating and tiresome exercise per definition. Most of the recruiting agencies come and go. They get in touch to initiate and then disappear, never to be heard from again. They make promises to keep you “on the radar”. They brief you for interviews for as short as physically possible, preferably via email. They send you surprisingly unrelated job descriptions…we all know it…And then there is One Search. More precisely, Dan McCarthy. Both one of the few of their kinds that do their jobs, remember what you tell them, stick to what they promise, do not spam and more importantly, keep in touch throughout the process, regardless of prior to/during/after interviews. Thank you.

Alex Ball

Associate, Infrastructure Debt
Allianz Global Investors

I had the chance to work with One Search while I was looking for opportunities to relocate to London.  The Consultant provided me with detailed information on the recruitment landscape and took the time to understand and make a fair assessment of my past experiences and skills.  Although my profile is somewhat atypical, he presented me only with opportunities that were in line with my career choice resulting in 100% success rate.  The communication was excellent even when I was not physically present in London, and the Consultant was very involved and helped me prepare at every stage of the process. It was a pleasure working with the One Search team and I greatly appreciate their advice and guidance to successfully jump-start my career.

Ioana Mul

Analyst – Corporate & Asset Finance
Macquarie Group, London

Unlike many rival firms, One Search spent the time to establish an understanding of the role I was looking for, and sought out that and that only. The entire team at One Search were a pleasure to deal with from the start to the finish of the process, and when it came to decision time they were able to offer advice and guidance that was as close to being impartial as possible! For sector knowledge and personable interaction, One Search are seemingly unmatched.

Lucian Stone

Assistant Manager, Project Finance Advisory
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Dan listened carefully to our requirements for a financial modeller and provided an excellent shortlist. The successful candidate has integrated well into our team.

Ian Hudson

Investment Director
Vinci Investments

After arriving back in London in the spring 2013, One Search were my first port of call once I decided what I wanted to do next. The whole One Search team have always been honest and frank in discussions and taken into account my stated career aims and how these could be best matched in what is a very competitive market. I am now two contracts in and extremely pleased with the opportunities that have come my way and how they have given me a chance to step away from ‘cookie cutter’ banking.

Alan McClare

Structured Finance Manager
Lightsource Renewable Energy

One Search have always understood our exact requirements and provided excellent candidates for interview. This high-quality and consistent service has meant that they have been our preferred recruitment partner for the last 10 years.

Graham Bloomfield


I’ve worked with One Search on many occasions placing candidates with three different firms. They clearly have a great network for sourcing qualified candidates of high calibre, and are able to sell the opportunity well. Working with One Search is never dull. They have big personalities and are always direct, honest and to the point. I’d recommend their services (and I often do so) to clients and candidates alike.

Rob Bayliss

Associate Director, Advisory Financial Modelling
Grant Thornton

Dan McCarthy and the team at One Search are extremely friendly. Dan was supportive, extremely helpful and very professional through the whole recruitment process with SMBC. I received great support and was well prepared for the interviews. Thank you very much! I warmly recommend Dan McCarthy and One Search to others.

Jeremy Poilleaux

AVP Project Finance
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Dan was in charge of both my recruitment processes for Mott MacDonald and Balfour Beatty for project finance positions. I am thankful for the fact that Dan made the whole process very easy for me by communicating frequently with me for updates, sharing tips for my interviews, being honest in his feedback and negotiating with both companies for my benefit. Also I truly appreciated the fact that you gave me the chance to choose between the two offers I had from the two companies. This showed me that you were totally honest throughout the process.

George Andriopoulos

Cost Modelling Manager
Balfour Beatty Investments

One Search were able to secure a number of very strong candidates will skill-sets commensurate to the role. Accordingly, on both occasions the candidates selected by us were from One Search.

Mark Stevens

Head of Project Finance
Morgan Sindall Investments

Dan McCarthy has placed me in two positions in the last 3.5 years. Unlike other recruitment consultants One Search did not bombard me with a large number of “potential” positions but only contacted me about the roles that ticked all the boxes we pre-agreed. On my most recent move Dan’s colleague was instrumental in arranging a smooth and quick transition and I found everyone else who I dealt with at One Search to be extremely personable and supportive. As a candidate I truly felt they knew exactly what role suited me best at every stage of my career and put me forward only for the most relevant roles at the appropriate time.

Alexander Zarakhovitch

Assistant Vice President

When hiring for a role we simultaneously use a number of recruitment consultancies. What sets One-Search apart from the others is the sheer quantity of quality candidates they put us in touch with. As such it is not surprising that we have recruited a number of candidates from One-Search over the past few years.

Ed Russell

Modelling Manager
Telereal Trillium

One Search are generally my first call when I am looking to recruit and they have sourced the majority of people that I have recruited over the last 10 years. They listen, they have access to a wide pool of quality people and they only send relevant CVs – a rare service in this industry.

Matthew Houseley

Newbridge Advisors LLP

The One Search team were in charge of both my recruitment process for PwC in London and DZ Bank in Frankfurt. One Search is a very reactive result oriented company with the capacity to source top-tier roles on a European-wide basis. Dan has a perfect understanding of the banking sector which has been evolving at a very rapid pace in the recent years.

The One Search team offers a tailored service with the capacity to propose opportunities which match the needs of all parties, on a sustainable basis. Dan is an excellent coach and knows how to make a recruitment process a positive and pleasant experience.

Jean-Francois Vuillaume

VP Project Finance
DZ Bank, Frankfurt

Dan was in charge for my recruitment process for the position at Mubadala. The process took over 6 months and throughout this entire period Dan was very helpful and provided lot of support, perfectly managing this frustrating and tiresome procedure. He was always available, kept in touch, gave advice and provided constant updates on my progress. Dan, many thanks for your help, I have no hesitation in recommending One Search to both job seekers and recruiters.

Miroslaw Panek

Project Finance Director
HSH Nordbank

I have worked with Dan McCarthy for several years and he has been a true partner in helping me fill critical positions in our business. Dan has always been very responsive, he understands the industry and knows most of the top talent in the market. He easily translates his personal knowledge into providing qualified candidates based on our Banks specifications. Dan can be relied upon to deliver viable candidates that fill the need without wasting anyone’s time or money. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dan and the One Search Recruitment team.

Yasmin Razzaq

Head of HR