What our clients say

Our client list is a veritable Who’s Who of the investors transforming the world’s energy, resources and industrial infrastructure.

We’ve spent fifteen years working together with these businesses at the very cutting edge of the industry and leveraging our network to ensure that they find the right people to take them forward. Just look at some of our testimonials to see what our clients have to say about us.

“We have retained One Search to hire a number of CFOs for our portfolio businesses globally. The quality of candidates, the pace and communication throughout the search process is second to none. We have had strong and diverse shortlists and One Search have always delivered.

I would not hesitate to recommend One Search to anyone looking to hire a high-quality CFO.”

Steven M. Sonnenstein
Senior Managing Director

“We retained One Search to hire a CFO to take our business through the next stage of growth. This was a challenging and complex search, but the quality of the candidates was very high, and Marcus and his team were able to deliver a strong and diverse shortlist of candidates.

We are very happy with our new appointment and would strongly recommend Marcus and One Search to anyone looking to hire an exceptional CFO.”

Ian Johnson
Chief Executive Officer
Osprey Charging Network

“Over the past 10 years, we’ve had a strong partnership with One Search who helped us attract high-caliber and diverse talents in our investment teams and our investor relations team in Europe, North America and Asia. Their impact has been very significant, and we look forward to continuing this fruitful relationship for our future development plans.”

Melanie Biessy
Senior Partner and Chief Operating Officer
Antin Infrastructure Partners

“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
Partner and Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Credit
Denham Capital Management

“We have worked with One Search as our preferred recruitment partners for well over a decade. The team can be relied upon for hard work, dedication and finding great candidates that not just meet our skills requirements, but very importantly fit our culture.”

Niall Mills
Global Head of Infrastructure
First Sentier Investors

“Dan and his team have supported our growth globally over the last five years, hiring numerous managing directors who have moved the needle on our aggressive growth strategy.  It is also notable that One Search has achieved a perfect 50/50 gender balance in its placements at CIBC to date – no mean feat across 32 successful mandates!”

Laurie Mahon
Vice Chair
CIBC Capital Markets

“As we have built the Edmond de Rothschild AM Infrastructure Debt business since 2014, hiring top, diverse, adaptable and ambitious talent has been the key priority to provide our investors with the best investment portfolios and service.  One Search, led by the visionary Dan McCarthy, has been invaluable in this regard, working as a trusted partner and helping me, starting from scratch, to build a Franchise now consistently in the top 10 globally and growing.”

Jean-Francis Dusch
Global Head of Infrastructure
Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management

“Our partnership with One Search has been extremely fruitful, yielding high caliber talent acquisitions in our investment team, our investor relations/fundraising team and even C-suite placements into our portfolio companies.  We look forward to continuing this relationship long into the future”

Steven Sonnenstein
Senior Managing Director

“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. One has clearly made an effort to ensure every candidate reflected who we are.”

Deborah Zurkow
Chief Investment Officer
Allianz Global Investors

“Our partnership with One Search has already yielded five excellent investment professionals across our New York and Houston offices during a period of strategic growth at Orion.  We look forward to working on many more successful assignments with them as we continue to grow at pace.”

Chris Leary
Partner, Head of Infra Equity
Orion Energy Capital

“Changing jobs during COVID was not easy. One Search were instrumental in keeping the interview process on track, feeding back to me as a candidate so that I felt comfortable with the job fit and culture during a period of mandatory Zoom interviews, and ultimately making sure both sides were happy when it came time to sign the contract. Their approach was just the right amount of involvement at just the right times.”

Jennifer Smith

“One Search has continued to deliver top class candidates in order to fuel the growth of our business over several years. 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
Global Head of Infrastructure Debt
AMP Capital Investors

“We have appointed One Search on numerous occasions. Their extensive industry knowledge allowed them to swiftly assess our requirements and to run an efficient search, from vetting candidates to closing the deal.”

Matteo Andreoletti
Head of Infrastructure Equity, EMEA & Americas
Whitehelm Capital

“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

“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

“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

“Dan and the team have high job integrity, ability and willingness to listen. It is 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
Lead Portfolio Manager, Development Finance
Allianz Global Investors

“One Search have made a number of excellent hires for iCON Infrastructure, high-calibre individuals who have quickly become invaluable members of the team. Thank you One Search!”

Rishi Pabari
iCON Infrastructure LLP

“I hired One Search to find us a new CFO in 2020, and was impressed with the speed and agility with which they successfully completed the assignment”

Daniel Seiner
Andean Telecom Partners

“Reliable, honest and skilled, three qualities that you hope your recruiter possesses, but rarely does. However, in the case of One Search, all of these qualities were evident from the outset. In what can be a stressful process Henry made it easy, seamless if you will, providing the correct level of engagement, guidance and judgement. It is not often that I would recommend a recruiter, but in the case of Henry and One Search, I absolutely do.”

Sarah Ubsdell
Senior Director
Investor Relations Meridiam

“The One Search team have a long and very successful track record of hiring into our infrastructure investment team. They are exceptionally well connected across the market, listen and understand our needs, and have the ability to identify strong candidates with appropriate skillset and cultural fit.  It’s a pleasure working with them, and we look forward to continue working with them as our business continues to grow.”

Will Devenney
Global Head of Infrastructure
Legal & General Investment Management

“The One Search team gets the job done in a very straight-forward and efficient manner. I appreciated the integrity of Dan and his team throughout the process with excellent results and a great fit.”

Chip Hoagland
CFO, VP and Treasurer
Bioenergy DevCo

“We retained One Search on four hires covering both investment and asset management roles here in Cologne.  Only a recruiter with the deepest network connections and the most disciplined work ethic could successfully complete all four mandates in the timeframe they did, and I have been very happy with the results”

Peter Brodehser
Head of Infrastructure Investments
Ampega Asset Management

“I had an excellent experience with One Search. They took the time to understand my background and experience as well as personal situation to seek out the exact type of role I was looking for. Throughout the recruitment process they acted as an intermediary between me and the recruiter and the communication was always highly efficient. When an offer was successfully received, they also advised and guided me through the negotiations. I can only highly recommend One Search.”

Anna Louise Klintman
Director, Investor Relations

“During the offer phase, Daniel Muir, Mercedes Perez and the broader One Search team provided support on structuring an offer that would work for all parties. The entire process was managed efficiently by Daniel and the One Search team, and I progressed from first discussion to signed offer in under 4 weeks.”

Ashwin West
Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Investments

“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
Société Générale

“I have worked with the One Search team for many years with them identifying a number of excellent associates and associate directors for my own team. Recently I found myself on the other side when I was approached by them about a specific senior position that fitted perfectly with my own skills and ambitions. Throughout my own interview process One Search managed this delicate situation with a high degree of confidentially and discretion, as well as proactively pushing the interview process through to its successful conclusion. This hands-on and bespoke commitment to each and every process sets them apart from their competitors.”

Will Evans
Head of Debt Advisory

“One Search clearly display a thorough understanding of the (energy transition) investment industry. Furthermore, they establish long term relationships and follow people throughout their career as they grow, connecting employers and employees in a very effective way. I recommend One Search to anyone recruiting or looking for work in this sector.”

Conrad Phaf
Senior Principal
Renewable Power Capital Ltd

“I have worked with One Search on a number of occasions, both in recruiting new positions, and as a candidate myself. I have found them to be a pleasure to work with and, whichever side of the recruiting process I’ve been on, they have 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
Managing Director, 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 developed 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

“Most of all I was impressed with Nameesha’s responsiveness and availability for a chat even when it came to weekends and late evenings. I have no hesitation in recommending Nameesha and One Search team.”

Anupam Sharma (no relation!)
Managing Director

“We have worked closely with Henry and the One Search team on the numerous recruitment assignments in the past and continue working currently on reinforcing the Investor Relations’ team of Vauban Infrastructure Partners.”

Daria Litvinova
Partner and Head of Investor Relations
Vauban Infrastructure Partners

One Search introduced me to Porterbrook, and then went on to partner with me to build my team.  I have been impressed with their efficiency; in a recent process they were able to identify suitable candidates, deliver the shortlist and run a selection process that led to the successful candidate accepting our offer, within just six weeks of the process starting.

Stefan Rose
Chief Investment Officer

“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
Head of Asset Management
First Sentier Investors

“Jack was regularly in touch with me, provided valuable guidance before the interviews and shared feedback after each round of discussions with the employer. I am very happy to further recommend Jack Atkins and the One Search team and I am looking forward to collaborating with them again in the future.”

Stefan Istrate
Senior Portfolio Manager
Ampega Asset Management

“Nameesha is without doubt one of the main players in the world of European Infrastructure debt recruitment. We have used her on a number of searches and the breadth of his network and absolute professionalism sets him apart from the rest of the field. She 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 was impressed with One Search’s approach during my recruitment process.  They exceeded my expectations, aligning candidate personality to company environment to ensure a strong cultural fit.  I’d heartily recommend One Search both as an employer and as a candidate”

Felipe Duarte
Chief Financial Officer
Andean Telecom Partners

“The level of commitment demonstrated by One Search (Nameesha) and the insight they have on the infrastructure space sets them apart from other recruitment firms. I would highly recommend One Search to my friends and colleagues.”

Sandeep Kintali
Executive Director
CIBC Project Finance, London

“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
Partner, Head of EMEA Infrastructure Debt
AMP Capital Investors

“I have been very impressed with the high levels of integrity, focus and reliability One Search has demonstrated, and I have no hesitation recommending them wholeheartedly.”

Tim Cable
Global Head of Infrastructure Debt
Vantage Infrastructure

“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 am very pleased with the quality of the seven 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)

“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

“Finding a good headhunter is very difficult. We have been very pleased with the work from One Search. They quickly got to grips with our expectations and provided us with a number of strong candidates, two of whom have joined our team.”

Rupert Shaw
Pioneer Point Partners