Our team

Nick Simon
Nick has spent the last 15 years working in search and recruitment, initially headhunting for investment banking clients in London, New York and Asia. Nick subsequently worked for Korn Ferry in their CFO practice and then for two rec to rec boutiques where he realised there was an opportunity to provide a genuine search to search service, mirroring the way executive search firms work with their clients. Nick is in charge of Radiant’s client and candidate management.
Julie Simon
Julie has spent much of the last 15 years working as a researcher for think tanks and charities, including for Nesta, the Young Foundation and the Social Market Foundation. She has also worked as a freelance editor and researcher for a wide range of clients, including NGOs, charities and start-ups working in financial services and decentralised finance. She oversees Radiant’s research and delivery.
Melani Naudé
Melani has over 10 years of retail, marketing, client management and executive assistant experience, having worked with a variety of retail and online brands.
Steph Evans
Steph served in the Royal Air Force for over 15 years completing numerous Operational Tours in Afghanistan on the Merlin Helicopter. With a family now in tow, Steph fancied a change of direction retraining as a part-time personal trainer where she loves helping people achieve their goals. Steph loves a challenge and pushing the boundaries of ‘What’s possible?’ She completed the 250km, multi-stage, Marathon Des Sables in 2018 and aims to complete an ultra marathon each year.
Isobel Stevenson
Client Director
Isobel Stevenson is a Director at Radiant Search. She started her career in fine arts before moving into executive search. She gained extensive experience in a research role before moving into a full delivery role primarily working on senior finance mandates across PE and C&I. Isobel has in-depth APAC knowledge having spent 4 years working in the region for a boutique rec2rec agency. Since then she has worked in-house whilst juggling starting a family and moving to the seaside!
Sophie Cobbold
Sophie spent 11 years working in fashion PR for a number of luxury and high street retail brands including Lulu Guinness, Kurt Geiger, Wolf & Badger and Rigby & Peller. She oversaw and implemented global PR strategies, managed in-house PR teams, built key relationships with journalists and worked on various large and small scale events. Since becoming a mother to two boys Sophie has been juggling freelance PR, admin work for small brands and businesses and teaching yoga for the past 7 years.
Alexandra Combi
Research Director
Alexandra Combi is a Research Director at Radiant Search. She has worked in recruitment for the last 15 years, across executive search, Higher Education and Investment Management companies within Financial Services. Alexandra has focused on senior & experienced hires globally as well as leading and managing early career programmes. She has been responsible for establishing and developing relationships with worldwide University Departments and research groups.

Radiant partners with you in the same way you partner with your clients. We build long-term relationships based on integrity and exceptional delivery.

Our aim is to place great people into great firms and watch both parties thrive. We are so proud to see that so many of the people we have placed over the years have gone on to be standout hires for our clients.

As a team, we come from a range of backgrounds – including recruitment, research, sales, account management, marketing, PR and events management. We bring all these skills to bear when comprehensively mapping markets and executing our mandates.

Who we are