Meet The Team

The most successful organisations do not succeed through a rigid set of processes or aims, but through a team of people working together. At Rutherford Cross, we believe that we’re more than the sum of our parts. It is as a collective that we can offer the strength and depth of service that puts us at the forefront of financial recruitment. Together, we bring extensive and far-ranging experience, both within the recruitment industry and beyond. This gives us an intimate understanding of how business operates at the highest level – which gives us our edge in the recruitment marketplace.

For our clients, we offer an insight into the challenges they face and the goals they work toward – because we have faced the same challenges and worked for the same goals. As part of our collective drive for excellence, every individual in our team knows there is always more to learn. From Director to Consultant to Administrator, every member of the business brings diligence, initiative and inspiration to their work, ensuring that we make a lasting contribution for clients and candidates alike. We’re here to place the right people in the right organisation. It starts with having the right people in ours.

Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Mark leads the team at Rutherford Cross and over nineteen years has built an excellent track record of senior and board level appointments in finance. He works with companies across a wide variety of sectors and geographies, ranging from FTSE 100 through to private equity and owner-managed businesses, delivering a bespoke service underpinned by professionalism and unrivalled market knowledge. Mark also leads the CFO Services Practice within Livingston James, a Scottish headquartered Executive Search firm.

A graduate of the University of Manchester, Mark started his career in the once fledgling Energy Trading market before embarking on a career in recruitment with a leading FTSE 100 listed business. Following his strong performance in the North of England for this organisation, he was relocated to Scotland in 2004 to lead their senior finance business in Glasgow. In 2006, he was headhunted by a boutique professional services recruiter, quickly developing their senior finance business, resulting in his promotion to Associate Director within two years. Mark joined Livingston James in 2011 and led the launch of Rutherford Cross two years later.

Outside of work and family responsibilities, Mark is a keen follower and participant in a range of sports but relies on his yearly personal challenge to maintain some semblance of fitness. In recent years this has involved walking the length of Hadrian’s Wall, the 4 Peaks Challenge, the Caledonian Challenge and Coast to Coast Challenge.

Hazel Wynn
Hazel Wynn
Hazel leads our Glasgow office with a personal focus on the interim and contract market across West and Central Scotland. Hazel is an experienced Accountancy and Finance recruiter with a track record of growing her specialist market and developing lasting client relationships with both private and public sector businesses. Hazel also carries the highest reputation with candidates in the market for her passion and determination to provide quality of service.

Hazel graduated with a degree in Business before moving into a career in recruitment. Prior to joining Rutherford Cross Hazel spent eight years with a FTSE 200 multinational recruitment firm where she progressed to Senior Manager. Hazel managed the Accountancy and Finance interim team for the last four years she was with the company. She built up a network of clients and provided expert market knowledge through running regular networking events and forums.

Outside of work Hazel regularly plays different sports including being part of a netball team and playing at her local tennis club.

Jonathan Donnelly
Jonathan Donnelly
Jonathan specialises in the qualified finance market, across West and Central Scotland, with a client base covering a wide range of sectors. Jonathan focusses on recruiting for permanent positions, building lasting relationships with individuals who are keen to progress in their careers. Jonathan prides himself on giving candidates first-rate career advice and developing positive and consultative client relationships.

Jonathan graduated with an Honours Degree in Marketing & French from Strathclyde University, spending a year living in Lyon. He began his recruitment career with a FTSE 200 multinational business, before joining a boutique professional services recruiter and was promoted to manage a team within his first 2 years. He has over 7 years’ experience in the west of Scotland accountancy market and has developed excellent market knowledge while building an impressive client network.

Outside of work Jonathan enjoys playing a range of sports including; football, golf and tennis and has completed a number of half marathons. He enjoys using his French language skills whenever he has the opportunity.

Sophie Randles
Sophie Randles
Sophie is Head of Practice for Private Equity & Venture Capital. She has over 10 years’ expertise in the attraction and selection of Manager and Analyst level talent. Sophie works closely with business leaders to attract high quality talent and next generation leaders. She has an established network of contacts across Scotland built through her reputation for integrity, delivery and strong market knowledge. Her extensive network in this space has been and will continue to be a significant referral source for the wider business and additionally, positions her well in providing career advice to those aspiring to transition into this space.

Sophie is a graduate from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen with a BA (Hons) in Management and Marketing. She is also a fully qualified dance teacher and an accomplished dancer with European experience. Originally from Ireland, Sophie is a well-travelled individual, attending 12 schools across the world. This continued into her professional career by completing an internship with Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida.

Eilidh Graham
Eilidh Graham
Eilidh has joined the permanent team in Glasgow to focus on Senior Transactional Finance appointments across the West of Scotland including Heads of AP/AR/Credit/Payroll as well as managerial