I am white Croatian (with Slovenian and Italian heritage) and my primary education was in Opatija, coastal town located in the north of Croatia. I was fortunate to have been given an opportunity to study abroad and I have moved to London in 2008. Three years later, I have obtained a 1st class degree in International Business from Kingston University.
In 2012, I joined BRUIN Financial, leading independent recruitment consultancy specializing exclusively in financial services. I was responsible for growing and leading their European Distribution team, focused specifically on senior assignments in Asset Management, Alternatives and Wealth. In 2017, I was mandated to grow LUDGATE Search, sister company to BRUIN Financial, and the Executive Search arm of THE FISER GROUP. I focus on senior distribution mandates, specifically capital raising roles in Europe including roles based in the UK, Switzerland, Italy, Benelux, Nordics, Germany& Austria, France and Spain.
I am passionate about encouraging and inspiring more women, in particular those from different cultures whose experiences should improve diversification of thought, to join the investment management industry. I currently work closely with the leaders of the Early Careers and HR Workstreams to facilitate collaboration on attraction, retention and numerous others diversity initiatives within the industry. I proactively speak to my clients and candidates who are keen to join the movement and would like to add value to the Diversity Project.
Diversity Project Ambassador