Investment Banking has always been at the heart of Armstrong International’s business. We work with the most high profile global brands in the industry as well as leading boutique firms. Our expertise encompasses advisory across the full range of sectors and geographies, as well as Corporate Broking, ECM and Leveraged Finance. Over the lifetime of Armstrong International, we have conducted over 500 successful searches in the sector.

Laura joined Armstrong International in October 2017. She covers Corporate Finance focusing on Industrials, Natural Resources, Power & Utilities, Consumer & Retail as well as France. She has broad relationships in all those sectors. Prior to joining Armstrong, Laura worked as a Research Associate at Stonehaven International focusing on Financial Services.

Laura holds a MA in International Management and a BA in Economics & Languages from Paris West University and Málaga University, Spain. She is a French national and is fluent in Spanish and English.

Luke joined Armstrong International in 2015, he works exclusively for Investment Banking mandates. Within Corporate Finance, Luke specialises in FIG, UK, M&A & TMT sectors, he has broad relationships throughout these markets.

Luke holds a BSc in Geography from Newcastle University.

Joanna joined Armstrong International in 2015 as an Associate. Joanna worked closely with the Partners across Credit and Equities, before taking over the Equity Capital Markets and Equity Research business in 2017. Prior to joining Armstrong, Joanna worked as a Consultant within the Financial Technology sector.

Joanna holds a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of Manchester.

Iona runs the Business Development team and is responsible for all Research and Marketing for Armstrong International. Previously, she worked in the tourism industry for a high-end boutique travel company.

Iona holds a BA in Sociology and Spanish.

Oliver joined Armstrong International in November 2016. He works closely with the Partners and Consultants across Research, taking a generalist approach to offer support where needed.

Oliver holds an MChem in Chemistry with Industrial Placement from the University of St Andrews.

Joined in 2012

James started his executive search career in 2000, since when he has specialised in senior level appointments in the pan-European real estate investment and financing market on behalf of leading private equity firms, fund managers, family offices, investment & corporate banks, accounting houses, and property companies. He is particularly focused on professionals in six general areas: acquisitions, asset management, corporate finance, structured finance, capital raising and NPL special servicing.

He has built a reputation for delivering first class candidates with an extremely high completion rate. Through his extensive network and thoughtful approach, he is very proactive and solutions driven in helping clients meet strategic objectives.


  • MD & Head of European Real Estate – US Private Equity Firm
  • MD & Head of European Servicing – US Private Equity Firm
  • MD, Equity – European Private Investment Company
  • Head of Asset Management – US Private Equity Firm
  • Head of Continental European Real Estate Investments – Canadian Pension Fund
  • Director, Real Estate Finance – US Investment Bank
  • Fund Manager, UK Core – Canadian Asset Management Company
  • MD – UK Property Company
  • ExCo Director, Specialist Platforms – UK Development Company

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