Thomas Davenport
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Thomas Davenport

Partner & Senior Principal, Finance

I'm a partner and senior principal specialising in recruiting finance and portfolio professionals from part-qualified to senior-level positions within the private equity and wider alternative investment industry across London.

My clients are predominantly small to medium-sized funds within private equity, venture capital, debt and infrastructure.

The main aspect of my role is supporting my clients by identifying and attracting top-tier professionals and advise on hiring processes and procedures. For my candidates, it's about providing them with opportunity and insight into taking the next step in their career and ensuring they are placed within the right company that’s aligned with their skill set and motivations.

I pride myself on delivering a high calibre of talent to my clients as well as providing efficiency, transparency and effective communication throughout the recruitment process.

Being an effective listener is key to providing a best-in-class service. This job is all about understanding what a client requires of you and making sure you can adapt and deliver to the specific brief given.

I love the fast-paced environment the recruitment industry brings, and I enjoy working with people who have an ingrained drive, are hard-working, have excellent attention to detail, are personable, and someone with a real interest in the market we recruit. The genuine hunger to want to be successful and ascend the career ladder is essential for recruitment.

What does being an opportunity maker mean to you? It’s being at the heart of making things happen, whether it’s helping a candidate secure a dream move through my network or supporting a client in finding the best possible option for a given mandate.

What Eames value resonates with you the most and why? Personal Accountability. Recruitment is a job where it’s easy to make excuses for things not going your way, as there are undoubtedly periods of bad luck. To be successful, you must recognise the difference between periods of bad luck and times when you didn’t do what was required of you.

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  • "​Tom went above and beyond to help me find a new job. He constantly had interviews lined up for me and regularly checked in to keep me updated on the progress of my applications. Not only this, he also gave me loads of tips to help me prepare for interviews. "

  • "​Tom was a pleasure to work with and we would have no hesitation in working with him again."

  • "​Tom was really helpful from the day I messaged him to getting the job. He helped me secure a job in four days from when I started searching. "

  • "​Tom has a great understanding of what his clients need. He is proactive and provided good communication throughout the entire process. "

  • "​Tom really listened and took into account what I was looking for in my new role and was very transparent about what the company was looking for and whether I would be a good fit."

  • "​Tom was awesome, he makes everything easy with full availability while dealing with my tight deadlines."

  • "​Tom was very helpful all the way through my application process and prepared me well for all the interviews. I would definitely recommend working with him."

  • "​Tom was very professional, approachable, and had a genuine interest in finding the right role for me. He was always available for discussions, and this continued after he had placed me in my new role. Tom prepared me for each interview, which contributed to my success in finding a new role. I have recommended Tom on numerous occasions and would continue doing so to anyone looking to move roles in this industry. "

  • "​Tom is exceptional. A clear cut above other recruitment consultants I have dealt with. I consider him a valuable contact to have. "

  • "​Tom made the effort to meet me in person and get to know me as a professional candidate. He clearly communicated with me on a timely basis and with a personal approach throughout the process. Each opportunity he showed me was relevant to my experience and skills. I am very impressed by Tom's excellent prefessional service. "

  • "Tom was the best recruiter we have dealt with by a mile. Others were trying to fill this role for us for 6 months and then he came along and his approach was incredibly refreshing."

  • "Tom Davenport continues to impress. He has sourced most of our finance team, as well as people in other areas of the firm. His continued involvement means that whenever we have a new mandate, he understands the role very quickly and executes very effectively."

  • "​My experience with Eames was great from the very beginning. The communication and support from Tom was 10/10 from the beginning to the end."

  • "​Tom has placed more candidates in our business than any other recruiter. He is always consistent to the brief and fully transparent to work with, making working with Eames a highly efficient and effective process."

  • "​Tom was extremely helpful throughout the process. Very friendly and knowledgeable, and I really appreciate the work put in. "

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