City Moves for 10 April 2018 - who's switching jobs at RSM UK, C5 and Perella Weinberg Partners?

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Today's City Moves covers auditing, cybersecurity investment and financial services. Take a look at these movers and shakers:


RSM UK announces the appointment of Robert Ross as its new chief operating officer (COO). Robert moves from his previous base in Scotland to RSM’s headquarters in London to take up his position in succession to David Gwilliam who has taken up the role of chief executive. Robert joined the firm in 2003, and more recently held the role of regional managing partner for the Scotland and Northern Ireland region, and head of consulting services. He has successfully led RSM’s business in Scotland through challenging market conditions, and ensured its growth. As head of consulting, he has overseen the near quadrupling of its revenue.


C5, the investment specialist firm investing into cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and cloud, has announced that it will continue to strengthen its management team with the appointment of Christopher Cooke as managing partner and head of investor relations. He will be joining the board of C5 Capital. Prior to this role, Chris was a Managing Director at Hycroft, HSBC and Greenhill & Company, where he established the London desk for private equity fundraising. Chris also worked for a number of years at Lehman Brothers in London as a managing director and Goldman Sachs as an executive director in fixed income.

Perella Weinberg Partners

Perella Weinberg Partners (PWP) has announced that Alex Wilmot-Sitwell and Matthew Smith will join the firm as partners in the advisory business. They will work closely with Dietrich Becker, head of European advisory, and the firm’s European industry group heads to grow the firm’s presence in the UK. They will join the firm in September and August 2018, respectively, and will be based in the firm’s London office. Alex is an investment banker with a longstanding and distinguished career. Most recently, he was president of Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch with responsibility for the execution and development of the bank’s strategy and business activities in the EMEA region. From 1996 to 2012, he was with UBS, serving in numerous leadership positions, including chief executive of the Asia Pacific region at UBS AG and Co-CEO of UBS Investment Bank. Matthew has more than 20 years of investment banking experience. He joins PWP from Barclays Capital where he was head of UK corporate finance and advisory, advising clients like Worldpay on its merger with Vantiv. Prior to joining Barclays Capital, Matthew was co-head of EMEA TMT at Citi.

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