About

Our mission

To be the most trusted and informed recruitment advisors – with our values of honesty, transparency, respect, humility, and self-improvement. These guide us through every step of our service to candidates and clients. The result we aim for is a rewarding experience that provides genuine value.

Our investors are Recruitment Entrepreneur, one of the fastest-growing recruitment investment firms in Europe. Founded by James Caan CBE in 2014, it supports a growing portfolio of 17 partner businesses across multiple global locations.

 

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Hanami have grown into a leading presence in their market, reflecting strong values and a drive to be the leading experts in an ever-evolving area.

James Caan CBE

Teamwork

Self-Improvement

Honesty

Humility

Respect

Our values

We care about our values and believe in doing what we say we’ll do. That’s why we live and breathe ours in everything we do.

That means choosing honesty, ensuring all stakeholders know where they stand. And when we talk about the importance of teamwork, we mean it, that’s how we’ve fostered a genuinely collaborative environment. We encourage humility, respect and self-improvement as these values keep us grounded. 

We respect all our values and apply them relentlessly. So, we make sure we’re held accountable to every single one.

Professional Services

Like some of your peers, you may be looking to change jobs or return to consulting. Maybe it’s the diversity of projects or the opportunity to spend less time away from home.

You may be in it for the training, the structured progression, or the chance to work with other brilliant people. Whatever your motivations for moving - we’ll get you on your way.

Commerce and Industry

Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance are critical areas concerned with the smooth running of business operations. If you work in this space, you have to be flexible and adaptable so you can meet the rapidly changing and emerging risks of international business. 

Our specialist consultants have growing networks which we constantly build and nurture, so we’re able to find and place the most suitable people into these roles. If you’re a C&I professional looking for your next move - get in touch for solid, confidential career advice.

The team

Andrew Bell

Partner

Matt Harrison

Partner

Bradley Alexander

Manager

Adam Nelson

Manager

Claire Mason

Senior Consultant

Nora Farhane

Senior Consultant

Dean Dugas

Senior Consultant

Silviu Todea

Consultant

Andrew Bell

Partner

I started my recruitment career in 2007, after almost graduating as a qualified carpenter. I joined a large FTSE 250 listed global recruitment company, before moving to Sydney to recruit accountants there. In 2012, I started placing auditors and advisory professionals worldwide.

At Hanami, I lead the Professional Services team. As a unit, we’ve placed Internal Auditors, External Auditors and Advisory (Risk Advisory, Corporate Finance, M&A, Accounting Advisory, etc) candidates into 90 cities in 39 countries worldwide. We are truly international, living and breathing the cultures of most of the 49 different nationalities we’ve placed. I learn something new every single day and love to travel to meet our clients and candidates – something I’ll personally never tire of doing.

Besides securing new lives for the above placements which is in itself, a genuinely awesome feeling, my daily mission is for us all to laugh. A lot.

Market

Audit and Advisory professionals worldwide

Favourite place

Daintree Rainforest in Queensland (never placed there sadly!) - favourite ‘placed’ destination is Bermuda

Bucket list

Take a gap year with the family and travel the world in a camper van

Hobbies

My children Evie and Olly. Liverpool FC. No time for anything else!

Matt Harrison

Partner

I graduated many moons ago from Sheffield University with a Degree in Modern History, with my dissertation being on “The History of the English Public House (Pub)”. After teaching around the world, including four years in Japan, I moved into the world of recruitment in a market that combined my international and people-focused background.

Since 2006, I have recruited globally into all corners of the world, from Mumbai to Sao Paulo. My passion for recruiting internationally led me to co-found Hanami in 2014 and has helped in the growth of the business over the last five years.

When not recruiting, I spend time with my young family and in B&Q. When not in the local hardware shop, I like to spend time socialising, travelling and trying to keep fit.

Market

International Audit, Controls and Investigations

Favourite place

Tokyo

Bucket list

Travelling through India

Hobbies

Music, travel and learning

Bradley Alexander

Manager

Having graduated from Loughborough University, with a 2:1 in Construction Engineering, I worked through the management training graduate scheme in positions in both the head office and in operations for 4 years.

I joined Hanami shortly after its inception in September 2014, recruiting internal audit, risk, and finance and accountancy professionals into cities all over the world. I've travelled frequently to more than 10 countries with work and placed people at all levels, from those new to the profession, to those at the very top end of the market in leadership positions of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 businesses. I started managing other recruiters in 2017 and I'm extremely proud of the work my team does to carve a market in a growing, competitive and professional space.

Market

Internal Audit and Risk

Favourite place

I love to travel, but London will always be my favourite city

Bucket list

To visit every country in the world

Hobbies

Travelling, sport, and property development

Adam Nelson

Manager

I started my recruitment career in 2015 after graduating from the University of Nottingham with a 2:1 in Social Policy. I joined a large, FTSE 250 listed global recruitment company, before joining Hanami International 18 months later.

At Hanami, I’ve recruited Auditors and Forensic Accountants into 14 cities in 8 countries across North America and Western Europe. Some of my recruitment highlights whilst working here are helping an American forensic consultancy enter the Swiss market with a key senior hire, and relocating 13 people to the Netherlands with my Big 4 client in Amsterdam.

I frequently travel to Switzerland, Netherlands, France, and other Western European countries, so if you’re looking to secure an international move in consulting, drop me a message.

Market

Audit and Forensic Accounting

Favourite place

New York (although Bermuda is a close second!)

Bucket list

To swim with whale sharks in the Gulf of Mexico

Hobbies

Playing guitar, scuba diving, and watching Arsenal FC

Claire Mason

Senior Consultant

I started my recruitment career in 2005, after studying Geography at the University of Edinburgh. I joined an international finance recruitment company, which is where my love for cross-border recruiting began. Since then, I have helped 200+ finance professionals to move around the globe!

I have travelled to some fantastic places in my job, from Luxembourg to South Africa and Paris to The Bahamas. Meeting candidates who have relocated and are living their best lives is the most rewarding part of what I do.

At Hanami, I specialise in Financial Advisory appointments at all levels from Newly Qualified up to Partner. I work with clients ranging from small boutiques to large international accountancy practices around the world.

Market

Corporate Finance & Financial Advisory Services

Favourite place

Vietnam

Bucket list

To visit all 7 New Wonders of the World

Hobbies

Travel (39 countries and counting), photography and cooking

Nora Farhane

Senior Consultant

Market

Favourite place

Bucket list

Hobbies

Dean Dugas

Senior Consultant

After graduating with a degree in Marketing and International Business from the University of Johannesburg I moved to the UK to work in the fitness industry. My recruitment career started in 2015 in an International boutique firm similar to Hanami where I was responsible for assisting Tax consultants with moves all around the world stretching from Singapore to Peru!

I work across a number of major markets, predominantly in Europe focusing on all areas of Tax consulting including; Transfer Pricing, M&A Tax, Indirect Taxes, International Tax and US Tax. I’ve assisted tax professionals from the Senior Consultant to Partner level secure new roles across the globe. As someone who relocated abroad myself, I love talking to people about changing their lives, exploring the globe, and really opening themselves up to new experiences!

Market

Tax

Favourite place

Split between The Kruger National Park & Aix en Provence in the South of France

Bucket list

Trekking in the Andes to Machu Picchu

Hobbies

Fitness, food and travelling!

Silviu Todea

Consultant

Originally from Romania, I've always wanted to travel and see different cultures; I left for the UK after completing my Masters's in Capital Markets and Banking. My first work experience in the UK was in Direct Sales, where I had conducted daily interviews for my employer as well as face-to-face selling. What I discovered was a real passion for recruitment. Consequently, in 2017, I moved into the Staffing & Recruiting Industry, joining a similar boutique firm to Hanami, where I assisted Internal Audit professionals in securing roles in numerous international locations, including Germany, Netherlands, the US, China. France, UK, Spain, and Austria. 

At Hanami, I focus on the global markets, specialising in Internal Audit, Risk, Finance, and Accounting appointments at every level, from new starters to senior leadership roles for some of the most well-known Fortune 500 companies. Being able to really understand what an international move means from personal experience, I love helping and advising anyone keen to take on a new challenge in any part of the world.

Market

International Audit, Risk and Control

Favourite place

Palma de Mallorca

Bucket list

Visit the best Islands in the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean

Hobbies

Travel, Reading, and Sports

Our reviews

Our chosen charity

Smile Train is an international children’s charity that supports 100%-free cleft treatment for children globally. By using the sustainable 'teach a man to fish' model, Smile Train focuses on training local medical professionals to perform cleft repair surgery and provide comprehensive cleft care in their own communities. As a result of Smile Train’s efficiency, the organisation have supported more than 1.5 million cleft surgeries since 1999.

Our chosen charity

Smile Train is an international children’s charity that supports 100%-free cleft treatment for children globally. By using the sustainable 'teach a man to fish' model, Smile Train focuses on training local medical professionals to perform cleft repair surgery and provide comprehensive cleft care in their own communities. As a result of Smile Train’s efficiency, the organisation have supported more than 1.5 million cleft surgeries since 1999.