Mark Somers BA (Hons)
Mark Somers has almost 20 years of experience in the executive search industry specialising in the wealth and asset management sectors. He founded the Somers Partnership in 2005, a retained executive search boutique. Mark has assisted a wide variety of clients ranging from single and multi-family offices, private banks, private client investment management companies, trust companies and consultancies.
He started his search career with Norman Broadbent, a leading executive search firm, in 1998 as a researcher in its financial services practice. Mark then progressed to become a director of Norman Broadbent International where he successfully built a fully retained wealth and asset management practice.
Mark won a military university scholarship to Oxford Brookes University. He graduated in 1990 before attending the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. He was commissioned into the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, leaving the army in 1998 to pursue a career in executive search.
Mark is on the Advisory Board of the Global Partnership Family Offices, and was a founder of www.caringforcourage.com and the first Director of Fundraising. He is also on the Committee of the Gulls’ Egg Lunch supporting Macmillan Cancer Support.
Office: +44 207 193 1085 Mobile: +44 7795 183 141
Astrid Bek is a leading executive search consultant in Switzerland, with over 30 years of experience. After earning an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Marketing, she began her career in import/export in the oil industry. Subsequently, Astrid went into marketing and sales for a multinational firm.
In 1988, Astrid created her own firm, Astrid Bek et Associés SA in Geneva, which became one of the few search firms in the area to successfully navigate the peaks and troughs of the market over the years.
Office: +41 22 715 0015
Jo Somers BA (Hons)
Jo Somers has over a decade of experience in the banking and financial services sector and runs the operations of The Somers Partnership.
She started her banking career at HSBC, where she completed their graduate training programme after graduating from Warwick University. She subsequently worked as a credit analyst at Rabobank and as an international relationship manager at Royal Bank of Canada.
Jo left the City to set up and manage a small importing company, before helping to establish the Somers Partnership in 2005.
Office: +44 203 137 3275 Mobile: +44 7887 954073
Alice is PA to the team, joining The Somers Partnership in 2010. She has over 10 years experience in administration and successfully ran her own property management business in south-west London for many years.
Office: +44 203 137 3275
Lindsay has spent the past 25 years immersed in the financial services industry, focusing on research, sales and marketing in equities and alternative investments. She studied Japanese at Oxford University. Her job has taken her around the world in markets from Hong Kong and Sydney to Geneva and now London.
Lindsay worked on a part-time project for a think tank on careers advice, this gave her an excellent insight into career progression and the important role of head-hunters, making the move into wealth and asset management executive search a natural next step.
Office: +44 203 137 3275