Founded in 2012, JBM is a values driven search firm that places executive talent and future leaders into Strategy, Operations and Growth roles in Tech Scale Ups, FinTechs and boutique Consultancies.

We’re on a mission to disrupt the traditionally transactional recruitment model, by replacing it with an authentic, human and invested approach. Recruitment isn't a numbers game. It's all about relationships. So whether you’re a client or candidate, when you work with JBM you can expect the highest levels of service and honest, insightful career advice.

To see how we practice what we preach, download the 40 Minute Mentor – a podcast we launched in 2019 which shares insight, ideas and advice from some of the brightest minds in business today. We also host regular events for friends of JBM. They’re brilliant opportunities to catch up, strengthen relationships and most importantly, have fun with a like-minded community.

Team JBM

James Mitra

James Mitra



0203 800 1816

Alice McDermot

Alice McDermott



0203 800 1835

Peri Morris

Peri Morris

Engagement Manager


0203 800 1849

Aby Fairfield

Aby Fairfield



0203 800 1827

Luke James

Operations Associate


0203 800 1816

Advisory Board

Kresse Wesling MBE

Kresse Wesling MBE

Board Advisor
Co-founder @ Elvis & Kresse

Fred Jones

Board Advisor
UK Board Director @ Uber

Naomi Bowman

Naomi Bowman

Board Advisor
Independent Consultant (ex HSBC COO)

Stuart Packham

Board Advisor
CEO @ Interact

Brand Ambassadors

Matt Symons Harlequins

Matt Symons


Our values

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Our approach puts people at the heart. Keeping every interaction simple, clear and authentic.

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We invest energy and passion into everything we do, going the extra mile for clients, candidates and each other.

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We’re brave, open and transparent, always seeking innovation ways to bring people together.


"I have known and worked with JBM for several years now. A couple of times as a candidate but more through using their services as a high quality and client focused recruitment / coaching consultant. They listen and develop briefs and profiles and have a deep knowledge of several sectors in financial services. Few  have this approach and it works really well. "

– Paul Jones – Chief of Staff @ Rathbones

"James and the JBM team are clearly intent on working with candidates they like and organisations they like - this sets JBM apart from most recruitment consultants I've ever come across. They are interested in helping us build our business as they build theirs, both in the UK and where we have needs internationally. The candidates that they have found for us in New York are of the same calibre both professionally and personally that we have come to expect in the UK. Most importantly of all, JBM are all good to spend time with and never waste our time."

– Ged Brannan – Managing Director, Americas @ Q5 Partners

"James did a phenomenal job recruiting our first COO. We were blown away by the quality of candidates he put in front of us, which came from his network. He handled the process brilliantly, as this was the first time we'd made a hire of this nature. James gave us great advice on how to handle the process and also was very quick with feedback as we went along. I'd recommended JBM to any entrepreneurial business looking to make their first big hire."

– Tom Seaman – Co Founder @ UCN

"JBM offered excellent advice, and helped us refine the Chief of Staff JD for what was a rather complex role. They delivered invariably high quality candidates, and were adaptive in their search based on our feed-back. Ultimately they introduced us to our current, brilliant Chief of Staff who, four months into the role, has already proven herself invaluable."

– Kim Nilson – CEO @ Pivigo

"JBM's mission, passion and respect for each individual is noticeable. They are a boutique search firm that focus carefully on fit, mission and character to make every match worthwhile. I am delighted to continue working with JBM in building together best-in-class teams."

– Karina Valencia – Business Cultivation Engineer @ Palantir

"We have been nothing but blown away by the service JBM have given us; they represent us well in the market place, manage expectations of candidates to make sure they have a great experience, are a delight to deal with, and fill our roles!"

– Carly Perry – Head of Recruitment @ Metro Bank

"I have always been impressed by JBM’s approach to building long term, meaningful relationships. This is really an asset for them, as it creates a genuine long term partnership. Their consultative approach to searches, adds tremendous value and supports the creation of win-win solutions. I consider JBM as a reference point when discussing trends within the tech industry and value their experience and advice."

– Stefano Pardi – Head of Industry (E-Commerce) @ Facebook