All our consultants have excelled in their previous roles and offer specialised knowledge and experience of a variety of asset classes in financial services. The level of knowledge needed to evaluate and engage highly pressurised investment bankers increases year upon year, and the i-Search model is a proven route to delivering insightful and meaningful solutions. Our expertise allows us to create a uniquely consultative relationship with our clients and increases the value we are able to deliver within our services.

We work as a close-knit team to deliver our collective expertise and we pride ourselves on providing solutions to our clients requirements. Each partner offers different specialist foci within our practise and clients may consult with confidence on any requirement in the knowledge that the most appropriate partner will always respond.

Charles Avis

Charles Avis has over 15 years experience in Treasury and Capital Markets. He joined JP Morgan in 1983 as a graduate trainee. For 4 years he traded Foreign Exchange in London and New York and also spent 4 years trading Fixed Income Derivatives in London. In 1992 he set up Liberty EurAsia Ltd, a leading Inter Dealer Broker. In 1997 he joined Saudi International Bank as Head of Financial Markets. He was a member of the bank's Executive Committee and Chairman of the Operating Committee. His responsibilities included the management of the bank's balance sheet, investment portfolio and listed funds. He founded i-Search in January 2000.

Neil Burr

Neil Burr entered executive search in 1998 having previously worked for 14 years in foreign exchange sales at US banks. He joined JP Morgan in 1983 as a graduate, and following the JPM Finance Program spent 6 years in London FX sales. He moved to Goldman Sachs in 1990 as an Executive Director in FX & derivatives marketing, covering Asset Managers, Central Banks and key European Corporations. He continued his career at Chemical Bank (1995-96), running currency derivatives sales & marketing and at Bear Stearns (1996-97). He co-founded i-Search in January 2000.

Gavin Vaughan

Gavin Vaughan has eighteen years sell side experience in FX, rates and credit sales at Morgan Grenfell, Kleinwort Benson and Credit Suisse. He left the market in 2001 and began a second career in Executive Search, joining an Asian based search firm that wanted to set up a London practice with a focus on Fixed Income, focussing primarily on Credit (investment grade through to high yield/distressed and structured) across sales, trading, and origination. He set up his own consultancy in 2008 and began consulting to i-Search in January 2014.

Linda Parry

Linda has been a consultant to i-Search since 2005. Her primary duties involve research, database and business management.