Have confidence in us and enjoy the search for what comes next

Quod vitae sectabor iter?

To us it is not just a business but a mentality; a way of working that we have been formulating and compiling from our years of both working in the industry and viewing our peers and how they worked.  

We have over these years felt that the industry has become overly complicated and due to this agencies focus on the wrong things, it has become more important that a consultant hits a certain number of KPI metrics per day rather than measuring the quality of each and every thing that is done in a day.

We are different. For us each day is about bringing value and development to each of our clients and the talented and skilled individuals who have entrusted us to find them their new professional home.

Our aim is not to reinvent the wheel, simply to oil it and make sure that it runs smoothly and efficiently so that every other piece connected to it can work as efficiently as possible.

Our team


David Ketley

About me

Over the last ten years I have worked with businesses and individuals throughout the Northern Home Counties and London.

Specifically focusing on finance and accounting I have built an exceptional network of contacts and my goal has always been to provide a best in class service for everyone I speak with.

Those who have worked with me know that I give consultative advice with the best intentions.

I have and will always do my best to help find what you are looking for whilst keeping in mind your personal and professional circumstances.

  • Public Practice Finance
  • Senior Finance
  • Transactional Finance

Branding & Marketing, Growth & Development, Cars, DIY, Football, Athletics, Gym, Photography


Stuart Waters

About me

After spending time recruiting individuals and specialists and working within the Finance space I emigrated abroad where I have spent the last 6 years focusing on high level marketing and advertising of large budget clients

This has provided me with a strong foundation and skill set to enable me to not only understand what my clients are looking for with new staff; but how to find the right person who can seamlessly fit with the corporate structure and company brand.

Advising how my clients can progress their brand and move to next level absolutely thrills me.

  • Transactional Finance
  • Part-Qualified Finance
  • Branding & Marketing

Branding & Marketing, Growth & Development, JDM Cars, American Football, Emerging Tech

Office Wellbeing Assistant


About me

I’m Rocco. I joined the team in 2021 and am in charge of treats and smiles. I keep the team in check and make sure they get their daily exercise and keep the team positive at all times.

Sometimes you will hear me in the background but that’s just me making sure I am heard. Sometimes a bark is required although normally I don’t need to. As long as I have somewhere to lay my head and the team are smiling, then I am happy.

I focus on wellbeing and making sure everyone is happy. I also love a belly scratch and increase endorphines and dopamine!

  • Chewing
  • Sleeping
  • Being Cute

Making people smile and keeping everyone grounded


What others say about us

“I’ve known the guys at Elusive since I took my very first role in Finance. The team have always offered me sound advice. Over time they have supported my individual growth. Their knowledge and assitance has proved invaluable both when looking and when hiring for my teams.

They don’t pull any punches but their honesty is refreshing when so many others detail what you want to hear instead of what you need to hear”

Senior Finance Manager


“As a candidate I first made contact with David regarding a role last year. He was very professional and took the time to explain the position in great detail as well as the company & the vision for the future. David understood that I hadn’t had an interview in 8 years so he really took the time to answer any questions & alleviate any concerns I had. As a client my relationship with David built on the work he had done with me as candidate. David understands my needs a client and listens to me which in sometimes rare in this industry. I would recommend him as a recruiter to a candidate or client at any time.”

Global Credit Manager


“I’ve known David since his time at Hays and although he’s not always been in a position to place me I have always been grateful for his advice, support and market knowledge. Mine and David’s paths don’t always align at the right time for the right role but I can certainly rely on him taking time out to offer me support, advice and insight on what’s going on when I am on the lookout. He is very upfront and honest which I appreciate rather than being messed about. It’s also worth noting that a lot of the advice he does give at times results in no financial benefit for him which goes to show his character and I have no doubt in years to come he will have a very loyal group of contacts whom he helped along their journey.”

PQ Accountant

“David is a super personable individual with a compassionate nature! He relates to candidates and has a deep knowledge of the financial recruitment sector. He distinguishes himself from other recruiters through his personality and willingness to help candidates even after placing them within roles! A top professional dedicated to helping candidates. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending him to candidates looking for roles.”

Assistant Accountant

Property & Construction

David was very helpful and transparent in helping me obtain my role. His knowledge and thoroughness is second to none in what he does. With Dave he says it how it is and that’s exactly why I would recommend him and his services to anyone seeking a role.

PQ Analyst


I’ve sought the assistance of the guys at Elusive in the past whilst they were with their previous employers. I found thier knowledge to be extremely useful and their care and attention unrivelled.

I am sure if you give them a chance they will impress you jsut as they did I.

Finance Manager


I have had the pleasure of David’s help at 2 different agency’s. Both times, I can honestly say he has shown himself to be knowledgable, enthusiatic and helpful at every stage of the recruitment process. His advice on how to approach individual employers has been extremely valuable.