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Nick Huggett

Nick Huggett



I am white British, born in Bristol and raised in West Sussex. I went to my local comprehensive school, and went on to study Surveying at UWE, Bristol.

After University I worked in real estate advisory in London and Sydney, before joining the recruitment industry focused on post-MBA level private equity investors. I moved into executive search in 2008 with Whitehead Mann (later acquired by Korn Ferry), working on executive searches for institutional asset managers, pension funds, alternative investors and private banks. During this time, I completed senior investment and distribution mandates for asset and wealth management firms as well as CEO, CFO, COO and CRO searches for a range of financial services clients.

I joined David Barrett Partners in 2014.  David Barrett Partners is a global investment management specialist search firm, headquartered in New York.  As a partner in the London office, I am responsible for managing domestic, European and global searches on behalf of asset managers and asset owners including endowments, foundations, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and significant family offices.  During my career in executive recruitment, I have strived to align with clients who share my passion about diversity.  We embed a strong diversity lens into our search process and have a resulting placement rate of over 35% diverse candidates.

I am married to an Australian, and have a young daughter.


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