Cripps Sears welcomes new talent

Two of Cripps Sears’ newest team members – Jennifer Curtis and Sandy Chaggar – each explain their role at Cripps Sears, their backgrounds and share their motivations for joining.

Jennifer Curtis, Consultant

Jennifer explains: “I’ve joined the Mid- and Downstream team at Cripps Sears in February this year to lead our global Shipping practice. I also have a specific focus on our LNG and Gas practice. I was initially attracted to Cripps Sears and decided to join the company as they are a very well established search firm, and well-known right across the energy value chain.”

“I was also impressed to learn that they already had a strong client base and presence in the shipping space. Some of our most recent work has supported a number of Oil and Gas Shippers in a number of different international locations. Additionally, there was a clear focus on offering a high standard of service to their clients with a strong emphasis on strong market knowledge.”

Prior to joining Cripps Sears and Partners Jennifer spent 7 years running the Shipping division across EMEA for a boutique recruitment business; with additional responsibility for leading the firms Maritime Executive Search practice.

Sandy Chaggar, Senior Associate

Sandy joined the team after taking extended maternity leave: “Coming back to work after nearly two years on maternity leave, the decision to join the right company was a very important one for me. Not only was it important to join a company that appreciated my personal family circumstances but also that the company had a good reputation in the market place and was focused on supporting clients in the Energy and Natural Resources sector.”

“I have over 7 years’ experience in Energy Executive Search; both the companies that I worked for prior to Cripps Sears operate in the same sector so joining Cripps Sears seems to have been the obvious choice for me. Saying that, the fact that they have been in operation for 40 years helped a lot with the decision! There aren’t many boutique Executive Search firms that have been around as long as Cripps Sears. They are well known in the sector and the experience and name they have in the industry is invaluable; for me, that was a great selling point. The great team spirit and ‘working together’ ethos was something that was very important to me; Cripps Sears & Partners seems to have this in abundance!”

Welcome to Jennifer and Sandy!