Independent strategic advisors helping businesses navigate transition and transformation

What we do

We partner with clients in evaluating their strategic challenges, providing independent advice and practical solutions to complex business issues.

Specialising in financial, professional services, automotive, real estate and consumer sectors, our advisory services include:

  • Business Strategy
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Capital Markets and Business Transformation.

We counsel our clients through all stages of the processes, evaluate strategic alternatives, provide valuation analyses and advise on transaction terms including structuring, timing, and potential financing.


Who we are

MPH Advisory is led by a highly experienced manager, with a track record working with global organisations in developing strategy, driving organisational change, business transformation, strategic growth, M&A and financing in both public, PE backed and private companies.

Mike Hammond is the founder & Managing Director of MPH Advisory and is a Board member and advisor to numerous companies both in the UK and Internationally.

Professional Qualifications:

Mike holds a BA (Hons) in European Business from Middlesex Business School London, the first European Union sponsored business program.

A Diplome d’ Etudes Superieures Europeennes de Management from L’Ecole Superieure de Commerce (ESC) Reims, France.

These were complimented with studies at The London Business School. He is a fully accredited Non-Executive Director through the post graduate FT Non-Executive Director Diploma program.

Previous roles include:


  • Group Executive Vice President and Global Co-Head
    of Markets
  • Group’s Management Committee, Risk and Liquidity Management Committees
  • Member of the Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) Executive Committee
  • Vice Chairman of the UCI Securities Ltd Poland Supervisory Board
  • Member of the UCM Turkey Supervisory Board
  • Member of the Cyprus Board
  • Board Member of AFME (The Association for Financial Markets in Europe)


  •  New York & London Managing Director
  • Several leadership positions globally in the Investment Banking & Markets Divisions, including;
  • Head of Capital Markets & Corporate Finance EMEA
  • Global Head of Equity/ Equity Derivative Sales & Sales Trading
  • Member of the Investment Banking & Markets Executive Management Committees


of a PE backed global executive search and leadership development firm


In the press

MPH Advisory acted as sole financial advisor to the Omerta Group.

Kingsley Gate Partners Expands Global Footprint with Acquisition of The Omerta Group. Executive search leader significantly strengthens financial services capabilities in New York, London, and Hong Kong.

January 11, 2023

Kingsley Gate Partners, a global executive search firm that is tech-enabled, global, and backed by private equity firm Crescent Cove Advisors, announced today that it has increased its international presence by adding The Omerta Group (TOG), a leading executive search firm specialising in financial services, to its existing operations.

Headquartered in London, The Omerta Group has a longstanding presence and a strong reputation in global financial services.

The Omerta Group will complement Kingsley Gate Partners’ strength in the United States and will accelerate the firm’s growing footprint across the United Kingdom, continental Europe, the Middle East, and Asia/Pacific.

The addition of 50 highly experienced global financial services specialists also builds on Kingsley Gate Partners’ existing financial services expertise, particularly in asset management.

Jason Mort, founder and CEO of The Omerta Group, will serve as Leader of Kingsley Gate’s Global Financial Services Practice and has also been appointed to the firm’s Global Leadership Team.

Commenting on this significant announcement for both businesses, Jason Mort, CEO of The Omerta Group said: “I am excited by the opportunities ahead. Kingsley Gate Partners and The Omerta Group, backed by Crescent Cove Advisors is a powerful combination. Following a period of exceptional growth at The Omerta Group, we felt it was the right time and the optimal way of delivering on our ambition to expand our presence in the US and developing further in our home markets.”

He continued, “I have always been a strong advocate for how technology can positively impact executive search. Industry consolidation in a highly fragmented industry and growth capital are also important factors and, with our new colleagues, we are well placed to take advantage of this growth opportunity. I am extraordinarily proud of The Omerta Group and what we have achieved together in our 20-year history and look forward to continuing the journey as part of the Kingsley Gate Partners team.”

About Kingsley Gate Partners

Transforming the world of retained executive search, Kingsley Gate Partners leverages its proprietary and tech-enabled search platform and a world-class cadre of consultants to provide greater accountability, accuracy, velocity, and transparency to the search process in a manner that ensures a lasting strategic fit between executives and clients. The firm’s search consultants operate globally with expertise in all major industries and markets. Kingsley Gate Partners serves best-of-breed organizations in over 30 countries. Since February 2022, the firm has been backed by private equity firm Crescent Cove Partners LP.

About The Omerta Group

Founded in 2002, The Omerta Group (TOG) is a leading international financial services-focused executive search firm headquartered in London with regional offices in New York and Hong Kong.

Clients include:
Investment Banks, Investment Managers, Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Quantitative Trading Platforms, Exchanges, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Commodity Trading Houses, and firms within the Digital Asset & Blockchain ecosystem located across Asia, Europe, and The Americas.

TOG is recognised by clients and industry professionals for best-in-class execution and for helping clients navigate competitive and complex markets with a robust, inclusive hiring methodology and selection process.

The business will continue to operate under The Omerta Group brand, as a Kingsley Gate Partners company.