A Kea Review and a farewell to Hephzi Nicol

Posted by Kea Consultants

January 25, 2016

Happy new year from Kea Consultants following a year of growth in 2015. It is with mixed feelings that we say farewell to Hephzi Nicol this month, who will be stepping away from Kea to pursue different business opportunities in Africa. It has been a pleasure and an honour to work with Hephzi, whose diligence, thoughtful leadership and numerous contributions have been a vital component in Kea’s success.
When we set out to establish Kea in 2009, we envisioned a more sophisticated solution for sourcing junior talent for the buy-side in Europe based on excellent client service and strong candidate relationships. Kea has gone from strength to strength over the past six years, building a fantastic team of dedicated consultants, and constantly striving to improve our reach in this dynamic and ever evolving market.
The past year has been marked by a number of exciting changes at Kea from a range of new product offerings to the launch of our updated website. Last year, we formally introduced our Diversity Consulting arm; We have always been passionate about increasing the number of women in private equity, and we are proud to report that Kea led the market in female placements last year, filling over 20 percent of buy-side roles taken up by young women in 2015. Kea also developed a High-Growth division to fill vital management positions in high growth businesses backed by venture capital or growth equity clients in addition to doing considerably more work with those funds on the investment side.
Looking forwards we are excited to be doing some work with a behavioural psychologist focused on optimising the hiring and interviewing processes of our clients. Watch this space!
While we continue to grow our goal is always to maintain our boutique and personal touch; continuing our mission to provide excellent client service and unparalleled reach within the junior to mid-senior buyside recruitment market.