About

We connect exceptional risk, audit, and compliance talent with the world’s leading firms.

WHAT WE DO

Specialized recruitment partners.

MBK Search is a global recruitment agency specializing in the risk, compliance, audit, and fin/ops career disciplines.

This focus isn’t coincidental.

Our Founder and Managing Partner, Spencer Knibbe, spent nearly two decades as a Risk Executive at some of the world’s best brokerage and asset management firms.

Today, MBK addresses the need in the market for an executive search partner that holds true domain expertise.

We are excited to continue expanding on our “Follow the Sun” model, providing excellent service to our clients across the Americas, Europe, and APAC regions.

Get to know the team behind MBK Search and discover what drives us.

Our Global Executive Committee
Spencer Knibbe
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Spencer Knibbe
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Spencer founded MBK Search in 2015 after organizations continually asked him to oversee their hiring departments. He is an expert in Enterprise Risk Management and Security and has extensive industry experience in risk, compliance, audit, and fin/ops. He was formerly Head of Operational Risk Management at Bridgewater Associates, Head of Risk - Americas at ICAP, Plc, and Venture Capital Investor at WFD Ventures, LLC. He attended Harvard University.
Jeff Burrows
Partner
Jeff Burrows
Partner
Jeff specializes in Executive Search for banks and investment management firms. He was formerly a client of MBK, as Head of Talent Acquisition for a multibillion-dollar investment firm. He holds more than two decades’ worth of experience in the world of finance and brings a wealth of knowledge to the table – both for candidates and for clients. Jeff lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in Texas with his wife, three kids, and their golden retriever.
Kimberly Distelkamp
Chief Operating Officer
Kimberly Distelkamp
Chief Operating Officer
Kim oversees all operational, financial, and administrative functions for the global MBK Search team. She has extensive experience in business operations, formerly working across the construction and travel industries. Previous roles include that of full charge bookkeeper and database marketing analyst, as well as fulfilling other business-critical functions. Kimberly is a valuable member of the MBK team and lives in Amityville, NY, more commonly known as Long Island.
Vanessa Kramer
Human Resources Director
Vanessa Kramer
Human Resources Director
Vanessa is an experienced Human Resources business partner with over a decade’s involvement in strategic and collaborative leadership, formerly working at one of the largest global Consumer Goods companies. She holds extensive expertise in Recruitment and Integration, Talent Development and Succession Planning, Performance Management, Learning, and Organizational Change. Always maintaining a high level of proximity to the business and its people, Vanessa oversees all Human Resources functions for the Global MBK Search team.
Nicola Pytlinski
Client Delivery Director
Nicola Pytlinski
Client Delivery Director
Nicola has over 10 years of experience in Client Delivery, supporting businesses on Strategy, Recruitment Trends, Market Insights, Interview Training, and Salary Benchmarking. Delivering a world-class level of service to our clients is Nicola's main goal.
Michael Oliver
Marketing Director
Michael Oliver
Marketing Director
Michael has more than 12 years of experience in the marketing and news media industries, both in the UK and Australasia. An award-winning marketer and journalist, Michael leads MBK’s Marketing team, growing the company’s global brand.
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