Our People

Our People

We are a team that reflect the diverse needs of our clients

A partnership bound together by a collective vision and a common ethos. We believe deeply in intellectual capital, expertise, experience and credibility. We are creative, lateral in our thinking, responsive and proactive.

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Allan Clayton

Allan Clayton

Operations

Operations

Allan joined Saranac Partners in December 2017 as part of the Operations team, ensuring efficient day-to-day operations, and implementing processes to ensure helpful supporting of the front office and clients

Allan has over 18 years experience in private banking, having previous worked for UBS, Ruffer LLP, AXA, Rothschilds, Cazenove and Schroders.

Allan holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics & Management from King’s College London.

Brit Tedesco

Brit Tedesco

Compliance

Compliance

Brit is a Compliance Associate at Saranac Partners. He supports the business and their activity by looking at the regulatory impact as part of the Governance team. Brit helps ensure FCA and European guidelines are adhered to and supports new initiatives.

Brit previously worked in the Compliance Advisory team for the Deutsche Bank Wealth Management business. Prior to that he held multiple controls related positions in different divisions for Deutsche Bank.

Brit has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of North Florida and an MBA from Aston University.

Christina Kordosis

Christina Kordosis

Assistant

Assistant

Christina is a Team Assistant at Saranac Partners. Christina joined Saranac Partners in 2016 from Sanctuary Personnel where she acted as Assistant to the MD, CEO and CFO. Prior to this Christina held the dual responsibility of Assistant to the Executive team and Office Manager at IV Global.

Daniel Walker

Daniel Walker

Operations

Operations

Daniel is an Associate in Operations at Saranac Partners. He works with data and performance, integrating custodians with Saranac’s portfolio management systems, ensuring the integrity of performance metrics and developing automated solutions and management information.

Daniel joined Saranac in 2019 from SS&C Technologies where he held roles in both Client Finance and Enterprise IT, providing services to asset managers and hedge funds.

Daniel holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Bristol and the IOC from the CISI.

Elizabeth Lawson

Elizabeth Lawson

Onboarding

Onboarding

Prior to joining Saranac Partners in 2017, Elizabeth was providing Client Service to HNW clients in roles at Rothschild & Co Wealth Management and Barclays Private Wealth.

Elizabeth holds a BA (Hons) in Finance and Business from Bournemouth University.

Ella Carmichael

Ella Carmichael

Client Services

Client Services

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Ella is a member of the Client Services Team at Saranac Partners.

She works alongside our Client Advisors, Proposition and Operations teams to help support clients in their investment and financial affairs.

Prior to joining Saranac in 2020, Ella worked for a social impact organisation and a boutique M&A firm. She holds a BA in History.

Emily Hooton

Emily Hooton

Client Services

Client Services

Emily works across the client team, management and operations. She provides business management support, looking at data, KPIs and end to end processes.

Emily joined Saranac in 2015 from Barclays where she started as part of the client team and later joined the COO team looking at how to improve client processes.

Emily has a Masters in Biochemistry from Oxford University and has cycled and ran across Europe for charity

Frederic Bonthrone

Freddie Bonthrone

Client Services

Client Services

Freddie is a member of the Client Services Team at Saranac Partners.

He operates alongside our Client Advisors, Proposition and Operations teams, to deliver a tailored and seamless experience for our clients. This can pertain to wide range of client activities, from the onboarding of prospective clients, to the construction of portfolio reviews.

Prior to joining Saranac in 2020, Freddie has worked with a boutique management consultancy firm and has competed internationally as an athlete. He holds a BSc Honours degree in Psychology.

James Wood

James Wood

Operations

Operations

James is an Operations Associate, who joined us in the Summer of 2019 after 5 years in Wealth Management Operations at James Hambro & Partners and Sandaire.

As part of the Operations team, James provides support for our Client Advisers and Propositions team as they work with our clients.

James graduated in 2012 from Loughborough University with a BSc in Economics.

Kathy Cleary

Kathy Cleary

Finance

Finance

Kathy joined Saranac in September 2020 and leads our internal finance function. She provides internal financial support to both client advisors and the operations teams.

Kathy has an LLB from UCL and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Southampton, London and Amsterdam. She then moved into Private Equity investing and spent six years at 3i Group plc, originating and executing investments for their €5bn buyout fund. Most recently, she ran her own business helping Private Equity houses source and appraise Executive and Non-Executive management for their portfolio companies.

Philip Dench

Philip Dench

Compliance

Compliance

Phil joined Saranac Partners in July 2016 as the Head of Governance. Phil is responsible for Risk and Compliance, a role which includes the prevention of financial crime and data protection

Prior to joining Saranac Phil was the European Head of Compliance at Lombard Odier, where he oversaw Compliance for Europe. Before Lombard Odier Phil worked at HSBC where he was the Head of Compliance for HSBC Private Bank UK and Channel Islands.

Phil has held a number of senior compliance roles in Private Banking at JP Morgan, Schroders and Credit Suisse, covering the UK, Channel Islands and Switzerland

Phil is a qualified Public Finance Accountant and gained his Economics degree from Swansea University.

Ravinder Randhawa

Ravinder Randhawa

Compliance

Compliance

Ravinder is a Compliance Officer at Saranac Partners. Prior to joining in 2020 Ravinder worked at Cavendish Asset Management for a number of years as a Compliance Associate.

Ravinder is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.

Rick Bains

Rick Bains

Enterprise Technology

Enterprise Technology

Rick is Head of Enterprise Technology at Saranac Partners. He is responsible for innovating, advising and managing the firm’s technology and infrastructure. As part of the COO’s office he is also responsible for the firms building and steers several projects on operational and cost efficiencies.

Prior to Saranac Partners, Rick was Head of Major Projects, Key Transactions & Events for Barclays User End Technology.

He has over 15 years IT consulting experience with a number of firms including global mining company Riotinto and multinational engineering and electronics company Bosch.

Rick has an undergraduate degree in Computing from City University London.

Sara Sleater

Sara Sleater

Human Resources

Human Resources

Sara is responsible for Human Capital at Saranac Partners.

Sara is responsible for all aspect of Human capital including Recruitment, Training and development, Reward, and Employee Engagement.

Prior to joining Saranac in 2016, Sara worked for J. Rothschild Capital Management in London.

Sara holds a Masters in Personnel and Development and a BA in History & Economics from Leeds University.

Simon Bowden

Simon Bowden

Operations

Operations

Simon is Head of Operations and Onboarding at Saranac Partners. He manages a dynamic team that supports the business with all operational matters and take-on of new clients.

Simon works closely and has built strong relationships with the custodians that Saranac has chosen to partner with.

Prior to joining Saranac in 2015, Simon worked at Lombard Odier and Close Brothers and has spent over 20 years working within Operations.

Steven Griffiths

Steven Griffiths

Operations

Operations

Steven is an Operations and Technology Analyst at Saranac Partners.  Working within the Operations Team, the focus of his work is to help build and develop the operations and technology platform.

Prior to joining Saranac in April 2017, Steven worked with in Portfolio Services and Emerging Market Equities at Schroders.

Steven holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Finance from City University/CASS Business School.