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UK professional services firm Durlston Partners has announced the launch of its US office in New York. The firm’s launch in the Big Apple marks the first in a series of planned global office roll-outs. 

Founded in 2010, Durlston Partners is a London-based talent advisory and delivery firm, specialising in the technology, quantitative finance, data science and digital asset sectors. The HR consultancy leverages its proprietary technology, deep experience and strong network to help clients find the highest-performing professionals – with clients ranging from high-net-worth individuals, hedge funds and family offices to digital asset firms and banks.

Over the last 12 months in particular, the UK origin consultancy has enjoyed a spike in demand on the other side of the Atlantic. This has seen it pick up clients across the quantitative finance, data science, digital assets and technology sectors, as businesses look for answers to the continued war for talent. As Durlston looks to capitalise on this, it has launched its second office – and first international presence – in New York.

HR advisory Durlston Partners launches in the US

The office will welcome up to 25 new advisers in 2023, and will deliver advisory services to Durlston’s extensive roster of US clients. Durlston’s New York wing will be led by Peter Malone, the company’ Co-Head of US technology recruitment, and a highly experienced talent advisor specialising in FinTech. He arrives from Selby Jennings, where he was a Principal Technology Consultant.

Malone added, “I’m delighted to lead the opening of our New York office as we replicate the levels of service our clients are accustomed to in the UK. Durlston Partners is already deeply embedded in the US’ technology, quantitative finance, data science and digital assets sectors. Now that we’re on the ground, I’m excited to keep building our network, consulting candidates on the market and ultimately delivering to our client base in person – as old-fashioned as that might seem these days. I’m excited to see the extent of this new phase of growth for Durlston Partners.”

According to a release from the firm, the expansion is just the first of “a series of planned openings globally”. It comes as the M&A market for HRTech heats, and demand for services relating to sourcing talent continue to rise, amid global talent shortages.