Our Leadership Team

People are at the heart of our business. We have an exceptional team who have built powerful connections within their industries, which is how we are able to regularly exceed the expectations of our clients.

Founder & CEO

Patrick Sylvester is the Chief Executive Officer of Banister International. Sylvester leads Banister’s executive retained search practice, its outsourced human capital solutions practice, and chairs the Global Business Development

Managing Director, Europe

Bob Caton has a broad industry expertise gained through Executive Search and senior management. He brings years of international experience of oil and gas contracting and transportation management together

Chief of Staff

Matt Hamlet brings 25 years of Talent Acquisition (TA) Leadership, specializing in solving complex recruitment challenges in highly competitive industries, including Consulting, Technology, Financial Services, and Life Sciences. Throughout

Managing Director/Head of Diversity

Tammie partners with Presidents, Chief Human Resource Officers, Executive team members to work with them across multiple functions, levels and geographies. She helps identify and deliver high potential talent

Managing Director

Melanie Wilson is an accomplished and driven executive, with decades of experience in talent acquisition and talent management across a diverse industry portfolio. Wilson has experience across Manufacturing, Supply

Managing Director

MATT COOK Graduate of the University of Iowa, (B.S. & M.B.A.) Served as U.S. Air Force National Guard Officer Started professional career with Procter & Gamble 20+ year experience