Alistair Marriott

Managing Director & Founder

Alistair, the Managing Director and Founder of Blackden Consulting, has been an expat resident of Geneva for most of his life and is highly proficient in French. He now lives in the UK.

​In early 2018, Alistair founded Blackden Consulting, identifying an unmet need to link expatriate US tax professionals with US tax consultancies in Europe.​

Drawing upon his extensive knowledge of the US tax industry, Alistair has established valuable connections with key decision-makers at Big 4 firms, boutique CPA, tax advisory, and accounting companies of varying sizes. He has a wealth of experience in recruiting individuals at all levels of seniority, ranging from Tax Associates to Partners.​

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Sophia Hartmann

North American & Caribbean Lead

Sophia began her career in recruitment at Blackden Consulting and has since taken on the additional responsibility of overseeing our affiliated job board,

With an unwavering commitment to detail and a genuine desire to assist others, Sophia spearheads US tax recruitment efforts across North America and the Caribbean. She is adept at sourcing suitable candidates, liaising with US tax experts, and negotiating on their behalf.

Sophia's main area of focus lies in facilitating the relocation of US tax professionals to prestigious Big 4 firms in the Cayman Islands.

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"Long-term strategic partnerships"

"We've cultivated long-term strategic partnerships with some of the industry’s most prestigious firms. We believe in going back to basics; focusing on relationships and transparency to provide a consultative experience to candidates and clients."

Alistair Marriott

Founder & MD