Aptitudes’ rapid growth is testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of its team. The company was established by three partners: Matthew Caddick, Kerry Ku and Stella Ho. These leading recruitment professionals have well over half a century of experience between them and have worked together as a team for many years, with each director bringing a unique adding a unique and complimentary quality to the mix.
Matthew, Managing Director, partner and co-founder, has over 26 years full lifecycle headhunting experience. Graduating in the UK in 1996 and relocated to Hong Kong in 2001, Matthew focussing on senior Asia hiring across disciplines that include Ratings, Financial Technology, DCM, Front Office etc
Kerry, Director, partner and co-founder, has worked in recruitment for 20+ years. She brings a focused and tenacious work ethic to her specialisms of front office trading and technology for both buy and sell-side firms. Kerry is equally at home recruiting for top tier bulge bracket institutions and boutique hedge funds. In recent years she has also built up a strong presence in China, capitalizing on her headhunting strengths. She is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Stella, partner and co-founder, has worked in recruitment for 20+ years. She is focused on technology, finance, accounting, sales and marketing across various industries. She graduated in Australia, and is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
With circa recruitment 10 years’ experience, William works closely with the Partners/Directors of the firm and he has gained expertise in the fields of Debt Capital Markets, Credit Rating, Equity Research, Sales, Relationship Management, Consulting, Fintech, Digital Transformation, Project Management, Business Analysis, etc. A graduate of the University of Washington, he is multilingual in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Shanghainese.
Having spent many years working across corporate / project finance, treasury and private equity Queenies natural career progression is applying her talents and deep industry knowledge to headhunting. Her focus is on mid to senior hirings primarily with Hedge Funds, Asset Managers and Fintech’s, across the region. She is a graduate in finance and is multilingual in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Kevin is focused primarily on technology related hiring across financial and commercial industries. Areas include technical Development, Hardware / Infrastructure Design, Implementation and Support. Graduating in the UK, he is fluent in English and Cantonese.
Working closely with our firms Partners, Duncan is experienced in recruiting for Credit Rating Agencies, Hedge Funds, and the Investment banking industry, covering primarily middle to back office roles. Duncan has recently expanded his remit to include the technology sector, covering roles across the region. A graduate of the University of Leeds, he is multilingual in English, Cantonese, Mandarin.
Simone focuses primarily on Investment Banking, Asset Management, Hedge Funds, and Insurance companies in the fields of IT, Project Management, Fund Operation, Accounting & Finance, Sales, Relationship Management, etc. She has a passion for search and strives to provide high-quality services building long-term relationships with clients and candidates. She is multilingual in English, Cantonese, Mandarin.
Priscilla focuses on mid to senior level positions across multiple disciplines primarily for Hedge Funds, Investment Banks, and Credit agencies etc She strives to build long-last relationships with clients understanding their specific needs providing a strategic long-term partnership. She speaks fluent English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
The directors are backed by consultants and researchers who work as a team on each role. This means whether they are filling a junior Debt Capital Markets role or a high-profile C-suite technology placement; every client receives the benefit of the entire team’s wealth of experience.