Europe-wide Headhunting 

for Financial Markets Professionals 

by European former Financial Markets Professionals



Together the 4 senior Partners from MDES have a combined 40 plus years of financial markets experience  and 40 plus years of financial markets executive search experience. This gives us unparalelled understanding of the industry its drivers and more importantly its people.

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Established in January 2010 as a bespoke Executive Search firm sourcing high performing talent on behalf of a select group of Asset Managers and Investment Banks.

We are former financial market insiders and take pride in our deep market and product knowledge, exceptional network of contacts,  rigorous attention to detail and professionalism as evidenced by the high degree of referrals from both Clients and Candidates.

Solutions focused and research driven – we apply rigorous search with an overlay of candid insight & intelligence on candidates from our exceptional network of market contacts.

Aim to tap into what is most relevant at that particular point in the cycle to deliver the best talent.

Exceptional delivery and diversity track record in executive search

Multilingual team - fluency in French, German and English

Professionalism and confidentiality, speed of delivery, providing a top level service to our clients and candidates.




—Fixed Income sales, trading structuring, research and DCM

——Equity and Fund Derivatives sales, trading structuring and research


—Traditional Long only Asset Management

—Hedge Funds Distressed Funds, Structured Finance and Real Assets

——Portfolio management, Product management, Asset Raising and Research roles



Marc Dugimont

Managing Partner

Half French, half German, he grew up between Geneva and Brussels

Studied at the Solvay Business School in Brussels

Started his career in finance with Banque Indosuez before moving to ABN Amro in a FIG coverage role

Three years in the media industry before commencing his Front Office Search career in 2004 setting up MD Executive Search in January 2010

8 years banking experience and 16 years Front Office search experience

Fluent in English, French and German.

Cedric Plessier


French national

Studied at the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Bordeaux

Began his career in equity derivatives at Credit Lyonnais before joining Bear Stearns where he worked as a Managing Director Principal across fund and equity derivatives.  Also worked for JP Morgan prior to joining MDES in early 2010

10 years banking experience, 9 years Executive Search experience

Fluent in English and French.

Grant Leonard


British national

Economics Graduate.  University of Greenwich.

Started career with ICAP HB as a Fixed Income Derivatives broker in 1995.

Experienced search professional since 1998 across the Front office markets business.  Working with Investment banks, Hedge Funds and Asset Managers.

3 years Broking and 20 years Executive Search experience.

Andrew Jarman


British national

Economics Graduate.  B.Sc. with honours from the University of Birmingham

Started career with Deutsche Bank on the Graduate programme before moving to Leverage Finance and Credit Trading specialising in High Yield, CDS, Leveraged Loans and Distressed Products.

Managing Director at three institutions overseeing multiple Credit Trading and Desk  Research businesses.

20 years banking experience including a combined 17 years at Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and Natwest/RBS.



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