A FRESH APPROACH.

From our beginnings in 2013, Candela founders and managing partners Aaron Cowan and Henry Man have sought to create a different sort of search experience – one set apart by close client relationships, a specialist focus on technology, and an approach and attitude suited to the highly competitive market for transformational leaders.

Under Henry and Aaron’s leadership, Candela has expanded its reach throughout the UK, Continental Europe and the United States. Today, Candela counts over two dozen Fortune and FTSE 100 firms as partners, helping them by identifying and securing exceptional, superstar talent. The firm continues to be driven by Henry and Aaron whose passion is supported by dedicated teams based in offices in London and the United States.

One of our proudest achievements is the longevity of our client relationships. Many of the clients we started supporting in 2013, remain clients to this day.

Angel’s Envy Distillery, Louisville, KY

Angel’s Envy Distillery, Louisville, KY


 

MEET THE FOUNDERS.

 
 

HENRY MAN
Co-Founder and Managing Partner

 
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PRIOR EXPERIENCE

An executive recruiter since 2000, joined the industry straight from university in the mad world of the dotcom boom. Initially worked with VC backed tech start ups to build out their management teams before settling into the functional focus of technology & digital leadership across all sectors.

PERSONAL
Visited over 80 countries and an avid scuba diver, although a young family has slowed recent progress to add stamps to the passport. Born in the south of England, Henry grew up in Hampshire and calls London home.

 

AARON COWAN
Co-Founder and Managing Partner

 
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PRIOR EXPERIENCE
An executive search professional since graduating college, Aaron first joined a London-based technology search firm. He left the UK to establish the firm’s US presence, growing it to three offices and over 30 team members. Since joining Candela, Aaron has built the firm’s US operation, opening offices in Washington, DC and San Francisco.

PERSONAL
An avid traveler, aspiring chef and fitness enthusiast, Aaron strives to strike balance between work and play. Born in Belfast, he now lives near Washington, DC. with his wife and two young, highly energetic children. He has become a coffeeholic to keep himself upright.