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Executive Search Management Team

Harvey Nash Executive Search operates out of Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, Seattle and Chicago.

Alistair Robinson was recruited by Harvey Nash's Board in 2004 and has been responsible for creating the vision and establishing the US executive search platform. Alistair started his search career in 1997 and has significant experience in the successful execution of executive search, across the gamut of functionality, in the broad technology sector. Alistair’s client portfolio range from Private Equity & Venture Capital (The Carlyle Group, Bain Capital) to Fortune 100 Companies including MasterCard, Oracle, GE & IBM.

Alistair is a UK-chartered accountant who, in 1996, after an early career in finance and accounting, began his executive search career in the UK with Michael Page International.

Promoted to the Board of the company's U.S. operation in 2000, Alistair relocated to New York. Having successfully completed his three-year business plan, Alistair joined Harvey Nash in early 2004.

Alistair is a graduate of Bristol University.  


John Durkey is Vice President, Executive Search, at Harvey Nash. Based in the firm’s Boston office, he possesses 20 years of experience in the retained search industry and has executed searches across all functional disciplines in the Technology, Life Sciences and Manufacturing sectors. John is a trusted partner to his clients through his consultative approach, recognizing effective leadership is the most important component to the success of an organization.

John has led searches throughout North America, Europe, Scandinavia, South America and the UK. His specialties include Big Data Analytics, Biomedical, Digital Media, Enterprise Software, Manufacturing, Medical Device, Mobile, Professional Services and Telecommunications. John is an expert at building management teams at privately held, emerging growth companies and reinvigorating global multinational corporations with new talent.

Previously, John served as Executive Vice President at Jobplex / DHR International, where he opened and managed the firm’s Boston office. Earlier in his career, John was Managing Director, Technology and Life Sciences Practices, at ZRG Partners. He was also a Principal at The Onstott Group.

John earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Purdue University.


Alex Halpert leads the research team for Harvey Nash Executive Search, in this role he is responsible for the talent identification and relationship management for all candidates development activities.

Alex has significant domain experience in the broad technology, digital, Information services and IT services sectors and has supported many successful executive searches with companies including GE, MasterCard, Ingram Micro, Verint Systems, IBM, Harte Hanks and also private equity and venture capital backed vehicles.

Prior to joining Harvey Nash Executive Search in 2009, Alex worked for another New York-based search firm focused on the financial services sector. He specialized in quantitative and high frequency trading technology searches.

Alex has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Computer Science from Union College, in Schenectady NY.