James Rhodes

Senior Relationship Manager

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Melo | James Rhodes
Gym junkie, always willing to try new fitness pursuits
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A big believer of the 'inside out way of thinking'
House music all night long, lifelong lover of house music
Continually trying to bring the best version of me to the table
  • Board
  • Exit
  • Operations
  • Progress
  • Recruitment

What James wants you to know

James plays a pivotal role at Melo, steering the ship of client relationships, while sourcing the best candidates for those clients, whether they’re actively seeking new opportunities or not. He specialises in recruiting “Senior” hires, ranging from wealth managers to board level individuals. But that’s not all; he also supports businesses with their growth plans, providing a consultative service that helps them plan for the future.

Let’s cut to the chase

Been there, done that

Years of recruitment experience
Years working specifically in the wealth management market
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Want to know a secret? James has an ice-bath every morning!

Their philosophy of "culture before cash" and genuine desire to make sure that business owners get the best possible fit and overall deal means I recommend them highly.
Dominic Rose
Ben took the time to listen, understand what we wanted to achieve and provide insight from his years of experience. I feel comfortable that we are being guided by someone who knows what they are doing and, more importantly, listens to what we want and does what he says he’ll do.
Pete Summerbee
Training & Competence Manager
Vicki and the team provided first-class support when we were purchasing a business. They have a great ability to see the commerciality and be open in their dealings with clients. This is very welcome at what is a stressful time, whether you are selling or buying a business.”
Helen Gott
Rachael was a great support in the identification and recruitment of financial planning talent. She understood the market and took time to understand the calibre of individuals I was looking for.
John Hill
I felt completely safe in Rachael’s hands and was very pleased with the introductions that were made. I’m pleased to say that this led to a successful placement. Thank you, Rachael.
Gemma Oliver
We had a great experience working with Ben and Izzy on strategic marketing workshops. They were a huge support from start to finish, thanks to their talented facilitation and organisational skills. Their knowledge and understanding of the financial planning profession was a big bonus too.
Debbie Brindley
Marketing Manager

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  • Board
  • Recruitment
  • Progress
  • Exit
  • Operations

Victoria Hicks

Group CEO

Brian Hill

Chief Marketing Officer & Managing Director of Exits

Ben Wright

Chief Innovation Officer & Director of Progress

Rachael Fennessey

Chief People Officer & Managing Director of Recruitment

Anthony Singleton

Non-Executive Director

Stuart Hicks

Group Chief Operating Officer

Catherine Slaven

Executive Assistant to the Board

Kath Harvey

Head of Progress

Louen Davis

Operations Executive

Charlotte Flaherty

Senior Talent Manager

Hazelle Colita

Business Support Administrator

Tom Wotton

Director of Finance & Exit Partner

Zane Hunter

Head of Exits

Molly Parkinson

Marketing Manager

Tom Bagley

Operations Director
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