We firmly believe that delivery is paramount, and the track record of our consultants proves that we can deliver results for our clients. Many of our consultants come from an industry-related background which allows them to develop a deep and thorough understanding of both their clients and candidates needs.

Matthew Proffitt

Matthew has a number of years of experience working within the Investment Management recruitment space. His areas of focus include distribution, portfolio management and analytics.

The earlier part of Matthew's career was spent working with the service provider Hedge Fund Intelligence, across both distribution and sponsorship.

Will Fieldhouse

Will is a Senior Consultant who executes searches across the Middle Office, Trade Execution / Trade Assistant verticals for a broad range of Hedge Fund clients.

Prior to joining OCR Alpha in 2015, Will studied at the University of Nottingham, graduating with a degree in Geography and Business.

Matt Thomas
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Matt studied at Loughborough University, graduating with a degree in Politics and International Relations and spent some time recruiting in the Pharmaceutical industry before joining the OCR team in March 2020.

Matt will be working alongside Peter on both Operations and Finance focused mandates.

Chris Hibbert

Chris studied at SOAS University of London and achieved his LLB Law degree in 2020. Following a short time recruiting in a key accounts team, he joined OCR in January 2022.

Chris will be working alongside Will on Operations focused mandates.

Peter O'Connell
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OCR Alpha is the third recruitment business which Peter has successfully founded and has at this stage worked for 10 years within the London recruitment market.


Prior to moving into the recruitment space, Peter previously worked within structured products at Deutsche Bank, as a Hedge Fund Accountant with Citco and most recently within the Operations area at Tisbury Capital.

James Hogan

James spent the first few years of his career working as a trade journalist covering a number of different industries before moving into Financial Services recruitment.

He has been with OCR Alpha since early 2017 and heads up all finance-related mandates. He has also successfully completed mandates across compliance, operational due diligence and manager research.

Kieran Belk

After graduating from Newcastle University with a degree in History, Kieran spent a number of years recruiting in the Finance sector in Manchester before joining OCR in 2020.

Kieran works alongside Peter focusing on Finance and Fund Accounting mandates.

Vikki Argent
Office Manager

Vikki has over 15 years experience working within various recruitment businesses, spanning a number of different roles.

Having joined OCR Alpha in 2020, Vikki is responsible for a number of administrative and operational functions across the business.