Award-winning recruitment agency Space Executive expands amid rapid international growth
Multi-disciplinary, award-winning executive search agency Space Executive has further bolstered its global footprint with a strategic office launch in London amid a period of aggressive global expansion and accelerated growth in the European market.
Space Executive will focus on growing its presence in Technology, Governance, Leadership and General Management, Venture Capital and Private Equity, Global Banking, Market and Asset Management, Insurance and Insurtech. They plan to grow the European business by replicating a similar business model to the one that has catapulted the APAC business to become one of the fastest-growing multi-discipline recruiters in the market, approaching 50 consultants in 5 years.
This is the company’s first international office launch outside of Asia, and will be led by Space Executive’s founding partners, Marek Danyluk, Managing Partner & CEO and Ben Horn, Partner & Managing Director, U.K., who have both transitioned to the U.K., to launch the London office and support the company’s burgeoning European operations.
Marek Danyluk will oversee and manage Space Executive’s global operations from the new U.K. office, while the U.K. team will be spearheaded by Ben Horn.
The London office launch announcement follows the appointment of a new APAC Managing Director, Nick Lambe, to oversee Space Executive’s outstanding APAC operations.
Marek Danyluk, Space Executive Managing Partner & CEO, has over 18 years of experience in recruitment. He was a founding partner of London based recruitment firm, Investigo, the recruitment success story of its time, being accepted in the ‘Times Virgin Fast Track List’ of companies in 2007, 2008 and 2009. In 2015 Danyluk set out to launch a new type of boutique search firm. Based in Singapore at the time but has now moved to London, says he wanted to get away from the traditional “country-centric approach” to recruitment and create a company with a more international ethos.
“I could see that senior executives were becoming increasingly global in their career aspirations, so my vision was to foster a mobile workforce, helping candidates move into the best opportunities across the world,” Marek explains, “and I wanted to help employers find talent globally.”
“We are thrilled to announce the official launch of our London office in April. Our London office is instrumental in our global expansion plans and the London office marks our very first international office opening outside of APAC, a crucial milestone for the expansion of the Space Executive brand. Ben Horn and I, are excited to now be on the ground here in London to support the accelerated growth of Space Executive in the European market”
Marek Danyluk, Managing Partner and CEO, Space Executive.
Ben started his career as a serial entrepreneur, leading ventures from sporting apparel to vending machines. After multiple buyouts, Ben moved into the London executive search market specialising in Finance Leadership mandates. After four years in London Ben relocated to Singapore to set up and scale the commercial operations for a UK Multinational across South East Asia. Ben joined Space Executive in 2015 as a founding partner and has now relocated back to London to oversee Space Executive’s European expansion and spearhead the newly launched U.K. office in the capacity of U.K. Managing Director.
“We anticipate rapid growth and expansion in the European market just as we have witnessed in APAC. Both Marek and I possess a wealth of knowledge excellent knowledge in the region’s executive search market which will be invaluable in helping us further expand the business in the European market.”
Ben Horn, Partner & Managing Director, U.K, Space Executive
Danyluk and Horn have appointed an esteemed European team of market-leading recruiters to support the launch of the London operation. They are joined by Luke Skinner, Tom Hughes, Kate Castell, Harry Woods and Sarah Harper.
Luke Skinner joins Space Executive with more than six years of experience in the recruitment industry, specialising in financial services. He is a founding member of the European team and will be responsible for building Space Executive’s Strategy, Projects & Change Transformation offering across Startup, Financial Services and Commerce.
Tom Hughes drives Space Executive's UK and European growth in line with the extensive global reach and clientele already established across the Asia Pacific region, he is backed by seven years’ dedicated executive search experience covering Financial Services and Governance positions including, risk management and is fluent in both English and German.
Kate Castell is a senior consultant for Insurance and Insurtech. She holds extensive professional experience in Financial and Insurance markets across major countries in Europe such as Germany, the UK and Switzerland and is bilingual speaking both English and German fluently.
Harry Woods specialises in placing commercial leadership roles across Europe, with a special focus on Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Partnerships, Strategy and General Management positions.
Malakai Rahmaninof joins Space Executive as a senior consultant for Strategy, Projects and Change Transformation. Malakai's experience covers recruiting senior strategic procurement professionals for global consumer goods and chemicals companies, operating predominantly in the Benelux region and Switzerland.
Sarah Harper joins Space Executive as Executive Assistant to Marek Danyluk, CEO and Office Manager at Space Executive London. A leading professional in the recruitment world, Sarah is backed by 5 years of experience working with Partner level and C-Suite executives in both London and the US.
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About Space Executive
With offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, London and Germany and the USA on the horizon, Space Executive is a multi-disciplinary recruitment agency that has already made its mark globally in just five short years.
Space Executive specialises in recruiting senior management to executive level personnel for listed Multinationals, Financial Services, Private Equity and Venture Capital across Strategy and Corporate Development, Change and Transformation, Technology, Finance, Sales and Marketing, General Management, Human Resources and Governance (Legal, Risk and Compliance).
Space Executive has been recognised for its exceptional work and service delivery in recruitment and has received a number of awards including Best Places to Work in 2019, Recruitment International Best Newcomer 2016, Global Recruiter Asia Pacific Gold Award 2016, and was ranked Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agency in both 2016 and 2017 by LinkedIn.
Space Executive’s existing clients include many of the prominent financial service institutions and household MNC’s with businesses like Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered, Dyson, Diageo, William Grant, YUM Brands, WeWork, Allianz and Johnson & Johnson opting to align themselves with Space Executive as their preferred supplier.
The Space Executive Europe Team
- Marek Danyluk - Space Executive CEO & Managing Partner
- Ben Horn - Space Executive U.K. Partner and Managing Director
- Luke Skinner - Director – Strategy, Projects and Change Transformation
- Tom Hughes - Director of Risk, Compliance & Legal for Space Executive UK
- Harry Woods - Senior Business Consultant for Space Executive UK
- Kate Castell - Senior Consultant for Insurance & Insurtech for Space Executive UK
- Malakai Rahmaninof - Senior Consultant for Strategy, Projects and Change Transformation
- Sarah Harper - Executive Assistant to Marek Danyluk
About Marek Danyluk, Managing Partner & CEO, Space Executive
Marek became a founding Partner of the London based recruitment firm Investigo at the age of 24, where he spent the first 8 years of his career. Investigo was arguably the recruitment success story in the UK over that period, being accepted in the ‘Times Virgin Fast Track List ‘of companies in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Having sold his share in the business, Marek then joined a global recruitment brand to grow their Asian businesses initially setting up its Banking division in Hong Kong before relocating to Singapore to set up the office. Marek sat on the Global Board of Directors and the Singapore business contributed in excess of 60% of group profit during his tenure.
In 2015 Marek founded Space Executive, a multi-awarded company in the international search and selection business. Marek is also CEO of Space Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in early-stage innovative businesses, which he launched to support his continued dedication to helping people and businesses grow and develop to their full potential.
About Ben Horn, Partner & Managing Director, U.K, Space Executive
An alumnus of the University of Nottingham, Ben Horn is a founding partner of Space Executive. He started his career as a serial entrepreneur before established himself as a rising star within the London executive search market where he spent 4 years recruiting for Finance Leadership positions. He then moved to Singapore in 2013 where he worked for a UK-based MNC operating across S.E. Asia. In 2015, he joined Space Executive as a founding partner and currently handles the Commerce and Industry offering of the company.
About Luke Skinner, Director – Strategy, Projects and Change Transformation
One of the founding members of Space Executive, UK, Skinner is a driven, competitive and tenacious recruitment professional who aspires to make a positive difference in the fast-evolving modern recruitment industry. Luke commenced his career in hospitality in the position of Assistant General Manager at Greenwoods Hotel. Over time, he donned several roles at the hotel, ranging from HR to management, and actively contributed innovative ideas for the hotel’s growth. He shifted to staffing and recruiting industry in 2014 when he landed the position of Associate Consultant for Strategy, Projects and Change Transformation at Morgan McKinley. As of now, Skinner holds more than 6 years of experience in the recruitment industry, with specialization in financial services.
About Tom Hughes, Director of Risk, Compliance & Legal, U.K., Space Executive
Tom Hughes is the Director of Risk, Compliance & Legal for Space Executive UK. Hughes is backed by 7 years of executive search experience in Financial Services Governance positions covering risk management, internal audit, compliance as well as financial crime & legal. The leading executive recruiter joined Space Executive to help the company scale up its growth in the European and the UK sectors. Hughes commands great expertise in recruiting senior-level professionals working across Europe. His elite list of clientele is graced by esteemed pioneers and leaders in Private Banking and Wealth Management industries and prestigious investment banks.
About Harry Woods, Senior Business Consultant, U.K., Space Executive
Harry Woods has been a Senior Business Consultant for Space Executive UK since April 2020. Woods commenced his career in 2016 as an Internal Recruitment Consultant for London-based Central Markets. In 2017, he embarked on a new venture as a Blue- and White-Collar Recruitment Consultant. His job portfolio included recruiting for project/site managers as well as commercial personnel for construction projects in London and Essex. At Space Executive, Harry specialises in placing commercial leadership roles across Europe, with a special focus on Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Partnerships, Strategy and General Management positions.
About Kate Castell, Senior Consultant for Insurance & Insurtech, U.K., Space Executive
Kate Castell is a Senior Consultant for Insurance & Insurtech department for Space Executive, UK. She holds extensive professional experience in Financial and Insurance markets across major countries in Europe such as Germany, the UK and Switzerland. Castell specializes in a wide range of related sectors including Data Science & AI, Actuarial & Risk as well as Broking & Distribution. As a Senior Consultant in the Insurance and Insurtech department, she deals with clients ranging across Life Insurance, General Insurance, Insurtech and Reinsurance. Kate is recognized for her detailed-oriented approach, constant urge to learn new technical nuances relevant to her role, impeccable efficiency and dedicated attention to every single client.
About Malakai Rahmaninof, Senior Consultant for Strategy, Projects and Change Transformation
Malakai has over 1.5 years’ experience recruiting senior strategic procurement professionals for global consumer goods and chemicals companies, operating predominantly in the Benelux region and Switzerland. Malakai is selective about the companies and clients he works with in order to ensure that he is capable of comprehensively servicing their recruitment needs to a high standard of excellence. By embedding himself heavily in a niche market and discipline he is able to provide unique market insights that prove invaluable when finding the best match for every role.
Malakai is currently focused on Product Development within the London Tech Startup market, with a view to expanding into the broader startup market imminently.
About Sarah Harper, Executive Assistant of Space Executive CEO Marek Danyluk.
Executive Assistant to Marek Danyluk, CEO and Office Manager at Space Executive London. Sarah holds an LLB from the University of Liverpool and was an award-winning Honour Role Student in her MBA batch. A leading professional in the recruitment world, Sarah is backed by 5 years of experience working with Partner level and C-Suite executives in both London and the US, across diverse industries including healthcare, investment banking and private equity. Harper is revered for her dynamic approach, detailed perspective, natural acumen to solve problems in the face of adversity and critical thinking abilities amid crisis. She loves a challenge and looks forward to scaling up the London office.