Meet our Leaders

  • Darren Isaacs

    Darren Isaacs

    Co-Founder, CEO

    Chartered Account from South Africa and Ex-PwC Project Management Professional. Co-founded Makosi in 2005. Loves Bikes, Guitars and Home Farming.

    David Madden

    David Madden

    Co-Founder, CEO

    David is co-founder of Makosi and has over 20 years’ experience within Capital Markets across Back, Middle and Front Office. He has lead project teams at Tier 1 Investment Banking clients, executing change related initiatives. Prior to Makosi, David worked at institutions such as RBS, Deutsche, Credit Suisse and BAML in Sydney, London and New York.

    Paul Emery

    Paul Emery

    Relationship Manager

    I'm Paul, I'm part of the relationship management team here at Makosi. Focused on Project execution and business growth.

    Candace Cort

    Candace Cort

    Human Resources

    A Guyanese girl living her life in NYC/NJ, Candace is redefining what you can expect from your Human Resources Manager. Her goal is to put the HUMAN back in Human Resources. Candace is truly here to help you unleash your Potential!

    Christopher Stern

    Christopher Stern

    Associate – Sales Operations

    Coming from a diverse professional background, Chris joined Makosi to help grow both the recruitment and sales departments. Chris is a competitive cyclist and triathlete, and is always up for a challenge.

    Nathan Blodgett

    Nathan Blodgett

    Talent Acquisition

    Nathan Blodgett always takes pride in going above and beyond both professional and personally, and he is an avid believer in personal growth and continuous improvement. Outside the office, you can see Nathan enjoying the following: tennis, golf, kayaking, snowboarding, or playing basketball.

    Erin Hammond

    Erin Hammond

    Relationship Manager

    Erin Hammond is excited to bring several years of experience developing client relationships to Makosi. Erin possesses specific expertise with nearshore workforce strategy, to meet her clients’ organizational and cost-saving objectives. She is an avid reader, nature lover and yoga fan.

    Chris Ruben

    Chris Ruben

    SVP - Investment Banking Project Services

    Chris Ruben join Makosi with over fifteen years of relationship management experience; including business development as well as sales. Ruben’s main motivations are developing quality, lasting relations with clients and capitalizing on opportunity. When Chris is not working, he enjoys traveling and making the most of life!

    Alex Mirzakandov

    Alex Mirzakandov

    Head of Accounting

    Alex Mirzakandov heads the payroll and accounting departments. He strives to streamline processes and eases payroll frustrations. He loves to cook and travel with his wife and son.

    James Fraser

    James Fraser

    VP - Consultant Success Specialist

    James has represented Makosi on three continents: Africa, Europe and the USA. From managing our teams on site delivering the standard in project execution to his internal efforts across the Recruitment and Operations functions, James has been a loyal employee of the firm for over 7 years. An avid and competitive golfer, his hobby has taken him from California to Ireland and he’s never short of a good tale from a recent trip. Fore!

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