at the heart of everything we do:


Pearse Partners isn’t here to re-invent the wheel, our simple aim is to treat each candidate and client as an individual and do our utmost to provide the best service possible. That way we should be able to grow and develop into a trusted recruitment advisor for clients ranging from Lower Mid-Market Private Equity to Global Investment Banks.




We’re a new business but have been formed from 34 years in Corporate Finance and Private Equity  .




Sean Bourke

Sean founded Pearse Partners after 7 years working for Michael Page, a FTSE 250 recruitment company. For the first three years he recruited Accountancy candidates into a broad spectrum of companies in Central London. The final 4 years were spent recruiting Corporate Finance and Investment Professionals into Boutique Advisors, Investment Banks and Alternative Investment funds.

Outside of work Sean spends his time, trying his best not to get flattened, in amateur rugby. 


Ken Lawrence

Ken Lawrence is a founding Director and was until recently a Partner at Gresham Private Equity. Ken was responsible for the firm’s portfolio team and primarily focused on the development of the whole portfolio, ensuring that each portfolio company is being managed so as to maximize the value of the business. Prior to joining Gresham he was an Investment Director at Montagu Private Equity (part of HSBC) where Ken also managed a portfolio of over 100 investments.


Cameron Houghton

Cameron joined Pearse Partners in 2018, prior to this he completed a degree in Law at the University of East Anglia. Cameron focuses on recruiting roles in Corporate Finance and Private Equity. To the great dismay of everyone else in the office, Cameron is a devout supporter of Chelsea Football Club.


Oliver Bruell

Oliver covers M&A and Private Equity and joins having spent a year in recruitment. ‘Monsiuer Bruell’, as he’s known around the office, is a well travelled gentleman of European taste having spent a year in France. He would love to take you out for a moules marinière to discuss opportunities at Pearse.



Corporate Finance

Investment Banking

Private Equity

Lower and Mid Market
Growth Equity
Venture Capital
Traditional LBO
Real Estate




Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can!

Walter D Wintle