About Oyster

Welcome to Oyster

We’re a specialist recruitment partner providing Search, Retained, Permanent and Contract solutions to reputable offshore clients, as well as ongoing career management to high calibre professionals we represent, across a spectrum of Financial & Professional Services specialisms.

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We’re passionate about people’s prosperity at work.

We’re equally passionate about our dedication in enabling this - and with over 25 years’ experience, we’re well placed. We believe that quality recruitment delivered by quality recruiters is key to both successful talent acquisition and ongoing career management.

Chris Patel


A professionally accredited, MIRP certified, and experienced recruiter of nearly 20 years, Chris has amassed significant global corporate and local boutique recruitment experience across a range of sectors. Chris specialises in Professional Services appointments and has both local and international search expertise, executing campaigns for a range of organisations across private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Away from work Chris spends time with his young family, supports the school PTA and gets back to London regularly to watch Spurs.

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Mark Rumbold

Financial Services Recruiter

With a background of over 13 years in Financial Services, working in a full range of roles from Trainee to Director level it is no surprise that Mark recruits primarily within Funds, Corporate, Trust & Accounting. Since leaving the world of finance, Mark’s 9 years of experience in recruitment means that he adeptly knows how to find the right person for the right role and identify the right role for the right person. Where you’ll find Mark when he is not at work…Watching Chelsea, enjoying a beer at Rozel Bay Inn, attempting a (slow) run and enjoying a meal out.

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