Meet the Team

Meet the Team

The USURPO leadership team consists of 2 Managing Partners, 2 Partners and 2 Associate Partners who share a clear vision of where they wish to take the company. We hire the best and are proud of each and every member of the USURPO team.

Dan Rhodes

Managing Partner

Cyber Security

Damian Bird

Managing Partner

Enterprise Software

James Harrington

Partner & VP International

SaaS, Industry 4.0 & IT Consulting

Ben Hopkins


Talent & Operations

Karin Themsen

Associate Partner

FinTech & SaaS

Ben Adams

Associate Partner

Product & Engineering

Anthony Sibayan


Cyber Security

Dani Blake

Associate Consultant

Cyber Security

Dan Rhodes, Managing Partner

Dan has over twenty years experience recruiting in the IT Security space, with success with Vendors, Managed Service Providers, and Channel partners across EMEA, APAC, and the US.


Dan has also recently been assisting clients in the identity and access management, and next generation end-point security arena, with contract and permanent placements, where his ability to find niche skills in the market has delivered results with fantastic references.


Dan has a track record of success with a combination of Pre IPO start-ups, privately held technology businesses and major corporate firms. Outside of work Dan spends time with family, socialising, and trying to improve at Crossfit!

Damian Bird, Managing Partner

Damian has more than twenty years experience in executive search across EMEA, North America and Asia Pacific, successfully recruiting from executive leadership (CxO) to strategic individual contributors, for a diverse client base including Fortune 100 companies through to early stage or high growth, often venture backed businesses.


All Damian's clients are within the enterprise software, services and or business consulting arenas. Prior to Usurpo he worked for a number of respected executive recruitment businesses as Director, Partner and Managing Consultant.


Damian holds a masters degree in digital practices and is an avid fan of advanced (technical) scuba diving, mountains and hill walking.

Usurpo Home

We are a UK headquartered search consultancy with local resources in 12 countries.

We are active on a global basis with over 70% of our revenue generated from outside of the UK.

Our client base consists of both well established, traditional household brands and hyper-growth, venture backed businesses.

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