Advisory Panel

We have assembled an Advisory Panel with over 80 years of collective industry experience. These industry experts are supporting Trinity Scott to help us stay on track and to ensure we always offer the very best careers advice we can for every researcher we deal with.

We know that this is a unique profession. We hope that the ‘been there, done that’ experience that our panel can offer will add scope and accuracy to the service we provide.

We are still very open to experienced individuals joining our Advisory Panel, so please do contact us if you’d like to find out what it would involve.

Martin Gooden

Martin Gooden, Founder and Director

After graduating from the University of Newcastle, Martin entered the recruitment and search  industry in 1997 and has been working in it ever since. By the age of thirty, Martin was the London Director of a US based recruitment business with responsibility for over twenty staff, with annual billings in excess of £5 million.

In recent years Martin worked for an independent recruitment firm which had a focus on retained and executive search within the financial services sector, leading their growth in South East Asia.

From 2012 Martin has been placing both researchers and fee-earners in the UK, North America and Asia including China, Japan and Hong Kong. He is looking to bring this experience to bear whilst developing the unique concept that is Trinity Scott: careers advisory services exclusive to researchers working in the retained, executive search industry.

Ulrike Kloffel

Ulrike Klöffel

Ulrike spent her early career in the corporate legal field after graduating from Freie Universität Berlin with a law degree, followed by a Masters (Hons) in English Literature from Leiden University, The Netherlands.

On moving to London, she began a career as a research and delivery consultant in executive search, starting at Russell Reynolds in 2005 for two years and another two years at Heidrick & Struggles where she facilitated senior hires in the IT and biotech/life sciences sector.

Subsequently she worked for start-ups and boutique search firms in various sectors, spanning life sciences/pharma, media, construction, software, professional services and IT.

A native German, Ulrike speaks three languages fluently (English, Dutch, German) and is interested in complementary health, art and travelling.

Sarah Dudney bio

Sarah Dudney

Sarah has been involved with executive search for over a decade and began her career with Baines Gwinner where she learnt the craft of research. She has since worked in City based firms Lockwood Gibb and Principal Search. She is now working with the Buy Side Club (www. She has completed searches in Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, London, Paris and Frankfurt, New York and Los Angeles.

Sarah is also currently working through a part time MSc in Psychology at University of London Birkbeck and has also trained as a business coach. She has written on careers and career management for the FT and for various other journals.

Sara Knight

Sara has almost 20 years’ experience working  in executive research  for some of the UK’s leading executive search consultancies.

She started her career at Boyden International where she worked as a generalist researcher before moving to Norman Broadbent as a Senior Technology Researcher. She then became Head of Research for a number of leading boutiques in both the Oil and Gas and Pharmaceutical sectors and latterly set up her own consultancy providing freelance executive research services to headhunting firms.

An accomplished French speaker, she graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Modern Languages and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Oxford.

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