Industry experts with hands-on experience in building senior teams. Our partners offer an unparalleled combination of industry knowledge and executive search expertise resulting in providing a bespoke, tailored service for our global clients. We share a passion in helping businesses flourish and supporting candidate development by instilling trust, confidentiality and commitment to results.

Rick White

Managing Partner

Rick White has over 20 years experience in executive search. Rick established Dunleavy White in 2010 to offer a more insightful and value added approach to the executive search process. Previously Rick was a Partner at Howgate Sable, the senior level international executive search consultancy based in London. Prior to this Rick held senior marketing and operational positions in TUI Plc and Virgin Atlantic. Rick has successfully completed mandates across all C Suite and sub board executive functions from CEO to Director of Operations and every thing in between! Rick has a passion for aviation and travel and is qualified Psychotherapist with a Masters degree in Psychology from the University of London.

Danita Waterfall-Brizzi

Partner - Logistics

Danita Waterfall-Brizzi, has over 25 years in the aviation industry for blue chip American carriers in airport operations, customer service, sales, marketing, security, training, and logistics. Recruited from a U.S. Master’s Degree program in Russian Studies, she has lived in 7 countries and held key roles in developing multi-national teams and departments, and leaders to effect change amid mergers, alliances, outsourcing, insourcing and joint ventures. She enjoys swimming, piano and her family. Danita speaks German, English, Russian, and Italian. Her industry experiences with leadership and team development within a variety of cultures lend a perfect fit for executive search.

Sarah Hanan

Partner - Digital

Sarah has over 20 years’ experience within the travel industry and has a BA Hons in Business and Tourism Management. She began her career as an international travel consultant with STA Travel before moving into recruitment and for the last decade has been instrumental the global growth of the Cheapflights brand. Her role at Cheapflights as Commercial Director involved the launch of a suite of digital products across many international markets as well as managing and mentoring large teams and strategising for future growth.

Steve Waite

Partner - Southern Europe

Steve is a graduate in Business and Management Studies and spent his early career managing large scale manufacturing and transportation facilities.

His move into recruitment was driven by a desire to enjoy both a commercial and people centered role and during his time with Hunter Maclean he helped grow a small boutique company into a leading logistics sector search brand.

Within Torres his remit grew to include a much more diverse client base across Europe including many household consumer and service brands. Latterly Steve has pursued his passion for property whilst starting his family in Spain and his exposure to the new country and market has introduced him to the rapidly growing Cruise and Travel industry in Barcelona and beyond.

He hopes now to combine his proven skills and passion for excellence in executive search with his new found love of all things travel!

Georgina Tsierkezou

Executive Assistant

Georgina is a dedicated business administration professional with a versatile support skill set that has been developed through the experience of working as a senior executive assistant and office manager within the travel and leisure and publishing sectors.

Joining Dunleavy White in April 2016, Georgina brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to run a successful office and offer full business support to the team.