About us

Since 2005, we’ve taken on ever-greater challenges for our clients, helping them navigate complex risks, and stay ahead of the competition. Find out why S-RM should be your first call, whatever your challenge.

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Who we are

S-RM is a global corporate intelligence and cyber security consultancy. Our mission is to provide sharper thinking and superior service to our clients, always delivering actionable results.

Intelligence

Resilience

Response

S-RM at a glance

2005

year founded

10

offices globally

45+

languages spoken

400+

experts and advisors

Our leadership

S-RM is led by our Chief Executive Officer, Heyrick Bond Gunning; our Supervisory Board; our Executive Committee; and the leaders of our global offices and practices. Rotating each quarter, three Directors and Associate Directors are invited to observe Executive Committee meetings to foster a culture of transparency.

Heyrick Bond Gunning
Heyrick Bond Gunning
Chief Executive Officer

Heyrick Bond Gunning is S-RM’s Chief Executive Officer. His focus is setting the strategic direction for the business, working with key clients to understand their needs and sponsoring key projects within S-RM including the ED&I programme, new technology platforms and the S-RM training academy. He has played a pivotal role in S-RM’s growth since joining in 2007, leading the management buy-out of the company from Salamanca Group in 2015. S-RM now has nine international offices and employs over 400 people, serving clients in 140+ countries.

Prior to joining S-RM, Heyrick was Managing Director at Kroll, an independent risk advisory firm, and Head of Client Engagement for MergerMarket (Acuris). He set up DHL’s operations in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War, helping to deliver $75M in revenue in their first year. He started his career with five years in the British Army.

Heyrick has a BA in Geography and Archaeology from the University of Manchester, is an alumni of INSEAD, and a published author.

Martin Devenish MBE
Martin Devenish MBE
Board Director, Global Head of Corporate Intelligence

Martin Devenish MBE joined the business in 2014. Martin works with our clients to ensure critical decisions are well informed. Prior to S-RM, Martin spent 22 years at Goldman Sachs in London and New York. During his career, Martin assumed a number of leadership roles and became a Partner in 2002. From 2005 to 2011 he was Head of Equities for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) and for the following two years an Advisory Director to Goldman Sachs with a focus on growth and frontier markets in CEEMEA.

Martin was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list of 2017 for services to education in both the UK and Overseas.

Jamie Smith
Jamie Smith
Board Director, Global Head of Cyber Security Services

Jamie Smith joined the business in 2011. Before S-RM, Jamie worked for five years as a South Asia specialist for Kroll Associates in Mumbai. When he first joined S-RM, Jamie was responsible for building its Corporate Intelligence capability, helping clients manage their counterparty risk during due diligence transactions and leading clients through a series of complex disputes and investigations.

More recently, Jamie’s role has focused on S-RM’s Cyber Security practice. He has built deep expertise in helping clients respond to and recover from cyber security incidents as well as helping clients prevent incidents by developing robust cyber security programmes. Jamie has an LLB in Law and French from the University of Bristol.

 

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Kelly Rogers-Davison
Kelly Rogers-Davison
Chief Financial Officer

Kelly joined the company in 2022.

Before joining S-RM, Kelly was Finance Director at Slater & Gordon, a PE-backed Legal Services business where her role involved both domestic and International M&A, alongside financial planning and analysis. Prior to that, she held the role of Finance Director at DWF, the first UK LLP to float on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. In the earlier part of her career, Kelly progressed in a variety of technical and commercial accounting roles at companies such as ExxonMobil, Kellogg’s, and PE-backed Shred-It.

Kelly holds a Joint Honours degree in French and Spanish, a post-graduate Diploma in Translating, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Danielle Mumford
Danielle Mumford
Head of Legal

Danielle is Head of Legal at S-RM. Danielle brings with her over 15 years’ experience in the risk advisory and investigations industry, having previously been Associate General Counsel, EMEA, at Kroll between 2006 and 2021.

Prior to joining Kroll, Danielle was Group Legal Counsel, EMEA & Asia Pacific, at DST Global Solutions. Danielle trained as a solicitor at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and qualified into the Corporate Finance team in 2001.

Niels Aalen
Niels Aalen
Chief People Officer

Niels Aalen joined the company in 2018.

Before S-RM, Niels was COO of a hedge fund specialising in quantitative global macro and structured credit investment strategies, based in Amsterdam and New York. Prior to that, he worked for a global macro hedge fund in London. In the earlier part of his career, Niels worked in stockbroking and investment banking, including a decade at Goldman Sachs in London.

Niels has a MA in Modern History from Trinity College, Dublin, and an MSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics.

John Kemp
John Kemp
Chief Revenue Officer

John has over 20 years of corporate sales and sales leadership experience, working with high performing teams globally.

As Chief Revenue Officer he is responsible for all aspect of S-RM’s sales and marketing, from partnerships and channels, resellers and direct clients, and maintaining and improving the customer journey across all services.

Prior to joining S-RM John most recently worked as Associate Managing Director and EMEA Head of Sales at Kroll and Head of Sales at NCC Group. His earlier career includes senior roles at Cisco, Gartner and global collaboration firm Viju.

Heyrick Bond Gunning
Heyrick Bond Gunning

Chief Executive Officer

Martin Devenish MBE
Martin Devenish MBE

Board Director, Global Head of Corporate Intelligence

Jamie Smith
Jamie Smith

Board Director, Global Head of Cyber Security Services

Kelly Rogers-Davison
Kelly Rogers-Davison

Chief Financial Officer

Danielle Mumford
Danielle Mumford

Head of Legal

Niels Aalen
Niels Aalen

Chief People Officer

John Kemp
John Kemp

Chief Revenue Officer

Accreditations and awards

We're proud to be recognised by multiple industry bodies for excellence in service across all our disciplines.

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Chambers and Partners' Crisis & Risk Management Guide

Ranked for our expertise in Investigative Due Diligence, Cybersecurity Risk and Political Risk.

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Chambers and Partners' Litigation Support Guide 

Ranked for our expertise in Business Intelligence & Investigations and Asset Recovery. 

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Incident Response Team of the Year 

S-RM won Incident Response Team of the Year at Zywave’s 2023 Cyber Risk Awards. 

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Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence 2023 

S-RM were highly commended for Best Due Diligence and Third Party Risk Solution at the Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence 2023.

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Hedgeweek and Private Equity Wire European Credit Awards 2022 

S-RM won Best Cyber Security Solution at the Hedgeweek and Private Equity Wire European Credit Awards 2023.

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Drawdown Awards 2023 

S-RM were shortlisted in the service provider category for IT Provider: Cyber Security in the Drawdown Awards 2023 .

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Our locations

Operating across six continents and supporting clients in over 140 countries, S-RM provides unparalleled expertise on a global scale. Our team collectively speaks over 45 languages across ten international offices.