About Us

Chris Clarke

Chris Clarke (Co-Founder & Managing Director) – Chris started working in London over 15 years ago when he joined the Compliance team at Standard Bank, now ICBC Standard Bank, before joining a specialist recruitment firm where he spent nearly ten years placing roles across the Legal, Audit, Risk & Compliance sectors, with a strong focus on senior department hires.

Chris launched CLARC Recruitment in 2017 to offer a one agency solution covering clients Legal, Audit, Risk & Compliance requirements given the continued market demand in these areas. CLARC pride ourselves on offering a professional service to both candidates & clients alike, giving honest advice across the board.

CLARC Search was launched in the summer of 2020 to focus on Executive Search across Legal, Audit, Risk & Compliance utilising both Chris & Darren’s vast network of contacts built over many years in the industry. chris@clarcsearch.com

Darren Ruskin (Co-Founder & Partner) – Darren started working in the city over 20 years ago when he joined the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in the Market Regulation & Membership teams. After 3 years at the LSE he left to take up in-house Compliance roles covering front office advisory specialising in Equities, Commodities & Derivatives, as well as client due-diligence.

In 2005 Darren joined a specialist recruitment firm where he spent nearly 15 years placing roles across the Legal, Compliance & Financial Crime sectors. He has experience placing senior roles including ‘Global Head of’ roles’ both in the UK and Internationally.

Darren joined CLARC Recruitment in March 2020 to focus on continuing the growth of the business across all sectors whilst maintaining the high standards of service CLARC pride themselves on. By summer 2020 he has already been involved in launching CLARC’s Dublin office and CLARC Search. darren@clarcsearch.com