The firm

THEMIS Executive Search is an independent recruitment consultancy dedicated to professionals of the legal and finance sectors.
The firm’s founding principle is to provide its clients with a service that relies on rigor and professionalism, equivalent to the service provided by renowned executive search firms, while still providing the flexibility, reactivity and personal level of services that only an independent firm is able to offer.
Our commitment to our client is as strong as our objective to deliver a tailor made service with utmost added value.


The firm’s major areas of activity are :

Departments, Partners, Asscociate of any seniority

M&A, DCM, ECM, coverage, risks, etc.

Partners of LBO funds and fund specialised in turnaround situation, account managers, etc.

Private bankers, discretionary portfolio managers, etc.

Asset Managers, sales, marketing, risks, etc.

Strategy consulting etc.

MIFID, Solvency II, AIFMD, solvency ratio, etc.


Etienne Maillard
Etienne Maillard
• Former attorney, admitted to the Paris and Luxembourg Bars
• He started his career in 1996 in Luxembourg as in-house counsel for a bank
• He joined a major Luxembourg law firm in 1998
• At the end of 2001, he joined the Paris office of a French leading corporate law firm
• More interested in human capital than technical matters, he decided to specialise in recruitment in 2006
• He took in charge the Investment Banking and Private Equity practices then the Tax & Legal practice, in an Anglo-Saxon executive search firm
• He founded THEMIS Executive at the start of 2009
Renaud Péchoux
Renaud Péchoux
• Graduated from Toulouse Business School
• He began his career as a salesman on the equity markets during two years at ING Financial Markets in 2002
• He became a headhunter two years after
• Within an Anglo-Saxon recruitment firm, he was specialised in Asset Management, Corporate Banking and Private Banking sectors
• In 2006, he was appointed as head of the Executive Search Division where he focused on Asset Management and Private Banking
• He completed his experience in 2008, joining one of the top direct approach recruitment firm
• In 2010, he created his own firm specialized in financial markets, Asset Management and Private Banking
Aurelien Fortin
Aurelien Fortin
• Graduated from Lille Business School («SKEMA») and graduated of a Master Degree in Private Law
• Started as a Tax Advisor with PricewatherhouseCoopers in Luxembourg, where he became Manager
• Is recruited by Société Générale Corporate Investment Bank in 2006, to strengthen the Structured Finance department
• He joined THEMIS Executive Search mid 2013 to notably developp the company’s practices in Luxembourg
Johan Brucale
Johan Brucale
• Graduated from EM Normandie Business School and graduated with a Master Degree in Financial and Fiscal Engineering of Clermont-Ferrand University, Johan started his career in 1997 as a Private Banker at Société Générale
• Particularly interested in Human Resources, he became head-hunter in 2000 and he joined a global recruitment consultancy in Paris to cover the Banking and Insurance practices before taking the lead of the teams dedicated to Financial Services in France 5 years later
• In 2008, he internally moved to the direct approach activity of the agency; he was in charge of the Banking sector and he developed a deep expertise in Private Banking, Wholesale Banking and some support functions such as Risks, Finance, etc…
• In 2010, Johan is recruited by Credit Suisse to join the in-house HR department called Strategic Recruiting to cover all the Front positions for the Private Banking activity within Western Europe area
• In 2015, with a team of 3 people, he is responsible for the whole continental Europe whilst enhancing his track record as an experienced international recruiter as well as his reputation as a competent Business Partner
• In August 2017, Johan returned to France and decided to team up with Themis Executive Search in order to strengthen the Private Banking practice as well as the Wholesale Banking business. Johan will also bring his view and expertise in the following international platforms: Switzerland, Luxembourg and Monaco

Commitments & specificities

  • The direct approach is the core working method we use

  • No assignment is accepted unless we are convinced that we can complete it successfully

  • Knowledge and understanding of the sector and the proposed position are prerequisites to accept any assignment

  • For any assignment, we stick to a precise and structured methodology

  • Our vision of recruitment is based on the utmost sense of loyalty and confidentiality

  • Our candidate contacts and monitoring can be performed as part of specific assignments or on a more general basis

  • Candidates: for each possible position we discuss, we commit to deliver thorough feedback

  • We always do what we say and say what we do


Our methodology involves following several successive steps.

Although each research is tailor made, the sequence is generally the same :

  • Definition of the position to be filled and the best profile
  • Mapping of potential candidates
  • Anonymous approaches
  • Interviews and evaluations
  • Reports on approaches and presentation of a short list of the best profiles
  • Interviews by the Client
  • Checking of professional credentials
  • Support during the negotiation between the client and the candidate
  • Monitoring the integration


We are assigned by client aiming at establishing in France and for French clients aiming at establishing abroad.

We are acting in Benelux, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Nordic countries on a regular basis.

These multiple countries and clients approaches allows us to constantly adapt to our clients’needs.

Our working method, our agility and vision are tailored to our clients and allow us to conduct missions in any given area.

Our mission is done from Paris and/or in situ, and interviews with candidates are conducted face-to-face or through videoconference.


Together, our partners have cumulated more than 17 years of working experience in Luxembourg, in Law firms, Big 4 and investment bank.

We are assigned on a regularly basis by Luxembourg Law firms (independent or belonging to a network), banks, asset managers, management companies and investment funds.

Contact us

Themis Executive Search

11 rue Bailly, 92200 Neuilly sur Seine
01 71 90 55 00