Jon Michel

Founder

Jon holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from Manchester University.

 

Having trained with PriceWaterhouse, Jon worked with JP Morgan before moving into executive recruitment, initially in London. Later in Sydney, he helped build Morgan & Banks Banking and Financial Services practice.

 

Jon consolidated a number of years experience recruiting within investment banking and commenced JMES in 1997 in order to develop a specialist financial services executive search firm.

 

His areas of specialisation include:

  • Investment Banking and Corporate Finance
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Corporate Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • General Management

Jon Michel
61 2 9235 9410
jmichel@jmichel.com.au

 

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Patrick Everest

Partner

Patrick holds a Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance) from Charles Sturt University and a Master of Commerce (Advanced Finance) from the University of NSW.

 

Before entering recruitment, Patrick spent 8 years in corporate banking, property and structured finance with Citibank and Bank of Scotland Group.

 

Patrick spent 3 years with Michael Page International building their Front Office Banking team, focusing on the disciplines below. He then joined JMES in 2000 to develop the Debt Practice.

 

His areas of specialisation include:

  • Corporate and Institutional Banking
  • Project and Structured Finance
  • Leveraged/Acquisition/Mezzanine/Property Finance
  • Loan Markets & Syndication
  • Asset and Property Finance
  • Debt / Equity Capital Markets
  • Fixed Income Sales & Trading
  • Structured Products
  • Credit and Market Risk
  • Principal Finance / Special Situations
  • Workouts, Restructuring, Corporate Recovery
  • Specialist Funds

Patrick Everest
61 2 9235 9440
peverest@jmichel.com.au

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Michael Lee

Michael manages the JMES Melbourne team.

 

Prior to entering the recruitment industry, Michael spent twenty years in financial markets managing trading and sales desks in both the Australian and International markets with HSBC, UBS and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson.

 

He then entered executive recruitment with Morgan & Banks recruiting at a Senior Management level within the Financial Services industry.

 

Michael joined JMES in 2003 to assist in establishing the Melbourne office.

 

His areas of specialisation include:

  • General Management
  • Financial and Capital Markets
  • FX and Commodities Sales and Trading
  • Fixed Income Sales and Trading
  • Traditional Investment Management
  • Alternative and Specialised Funds
  • Treasury Risk Management
  • Corporate Strategy

Michael Lee
61 3 9653 8620
mlee@jmichel.com.au

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Mischa Bennett

Mischa holds a Bachelor of Business from University of Technology, Sydney majoring in Accounting and Finance.

He started his corporate career with KPMG in 2002 before moving into recruitment and search in 2007. Firstly with a global firm before starting with JMES in 2011.

His areas of specialisation include:

  • Infrastructure Funds, Advisors, Government Divisions.
  • Project Finance
  • Investment Management (all asset classes)
  • Multi-Asset Funds
  • Institutional and Wholesale Distribution
  • Equities research
  • Asset Consulting, Asset Allocation/Strategy professionals
  • Alternative and Specialised Funds
  • Corporate Development/In-house M&A

Mischa Bennett
61 2 9235 9430
mbennett@jmichel.com.au

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Ali Roger

Ali holds a Master of Arts (English Literature) from University of Aberdeen, UK.

 

Ali spent 7 years working with Hays in their Banking and Financial Services team in both the UK and Sydney. Beginning her recruitment career in the UK, Ali specialised in Investment Management across a variety of domestic and international firms before making the move to Australia. Over the past 4 years in Sydney, Ali headed up Hays’ NSW Banking and Insurance division, and recruited across a variety of disciplines including Corporate & Investment Banking and Wealth Management.She joined JMES in 2012.

 

Her areas of specialisation include:

  • Investment Banking and Corporate Finance
  • Equity / Debt Capital Markets
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Corporate Development / In house M&A
  • Strategic Planning
  • Corporate and Institutional Banking
  • Project and Structured Finance
  • Leveraged / Acquisition / Mezzanine Finance
  • Asset / Property Finance

Ali Roger
61 2 9235 9450
aroger@jmichel.com.au
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Rob Hockedy

Rob holds a Bachelor of Science (Diagnostic Radiography) from University of Exeter, UK.

 

Rob spent over a year and a half working at Robert Walters in the Banking & Finance team, where he was in charge of recruiting in the debt lending/credit space; covering a broad range of disciplines, such as Corporate, FI, Structured, Project and Leveraged Finance. Rob has worked very closely with both the domestic and international banks in Sydney. Prior to recruitment, Rob was working in London in Real Estate and relocated to Australia in 2014. Rob joined JMES in February 2017.

His areas of specialisation include:

  • Investment & Institutional Banking
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Risk Management

Rob Hockedy
61 2 9235 9470
rhockedy@jmichel.com.au
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Daniel Yee

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.

Daniel has been in the recruitment and search industry since 2013 starting with the recruitment agency Michael Page managing one of their finance and accounting teams. Daniel specialised in placing finance professionals across commerce, industry, Government and Not-for-Profit. Prior to this, he began his career with an intellectual property law firm upon completion of his tertiary qualification. Daniel joined JMES in 2017.

His areas of specialisation include:

  • Investment Management
  • Government/Public Sector
  • Institutional Distribution
  • Asset Consulting, Alternative/Specialised Funds
  • Corporate Development
  • CFO/Finance Director

Daniel Yee
61 2 9235 9420
dyee@jmichel.com.au
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Samantha Nash

Samantha holds a Bachelor of Communications (Honours) from the University of Western Sydney and a Master of Applied Science in Information Management from Charles Sturt University

 

She began her research career with a boutique specialist engineering search firm in Sydney where she spent six years before moving into a generalist research role with executive search firm Egon Zehnder International in Sydney. From Egon Zehnder, Samantha then spent two years as a Senior Researcher with Scambler MacGregor – a boutique search firm specialising in financial services. Samantha joined the JMES Sydney office in 2012.

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Nissa Foster

Nissa holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management and Human Resource Management as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia.

 

Prior to JMES, she worked for Employers Mutual for two years. Nissa joined JMES in 2011 and is a part of our research team.

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