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Our Management Team

Acumen navigates client needs with bespoke solutions and industry expertise.

Richard Hartley


Richard Hartley founded Acumen in 2006 and serves as its Managing Director. He has worked for a variety of Bermuda-based international businesses, including several in the reinsurance sector. As part of his work at Acumen, Richard personally acts as a director on a number of Bermuda registered entities in the insurance, shipping, investment, and real estate sectors.

When Richard first arrived in Bermuda in 1998 he worked at Deloitte, and prior to that he worked for Grant Thornton in the UK where he qualified as an accountant.

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Nick Briggs


Nick Briggs is a UK qualified accountant based in the UK and joined Acumen in 2008. He is head of our UK operations and manages the insurance services platform, including run-off services and run-off acquisitions.

Since joining Acumen, he has worked on a number of (re)insurance engagements including COO of a UK reinsurer and CFO of several Bermuda and US (re)insurers. Prior to Acumen, he worked at Enstar Group in Bermuda, an acquirer and manager of large (re)insurance companies in run-off.

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Damian Byrne


Damian joined Acumen in 2021. He is responsible for the Management and Development of the Cayman Islands Office.

Originally from the UK, Damian has extensive International Recruitment experience including Asia Pac, the UK and EU and most recently the USA. Primarily his experience is within Financial Services including leading Global investment Banks, Hedge Funds and Investment / Asset Managers.

Most recently Damian was based in San Francisco helping Tech companies / VC’s scale up Talent Teams via RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing).

Damian brings with him a wealth of experience and a vast global network of contacts across many industries.

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Greg Martin


Greg has 10 years of recruitment consulting experience supporting customers within the Financial Services and Information Technology industries. His proven track record within agency recruitment has resulted in successful placements for strategic organizational project objectives ranging from Business Transformation, Operational Efficiency & Process Improvement, IT Automation and Digital Enablement, Financial Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance mandates.

Greg is heading up Acumen Consulting Services in Singapore as a subsidiary of the Acumen Group global network. This newly created division provides permanent and contract recruitment along with outsourced accounting and payroll services. Whether your business is a start-up or established operation, our comprehensive range of services and international access to talent allow us to provide a consultative approach to solving your business challenges.

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Ricki Thorn


Ricki is a Chartered Accountant who qualified in South Africa and completed his articles in 2012 with PwC, Johannesburg. He has experience in a range of industries including finance, reinsurance and hospitality.

Ricki has been on the Acumen team since 2013 and manages our portfolio of international clients for whom Acumen provides outsourced accounting and payroll services.

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