Marking a major investment in UK and European markets, ecap co-founders Daniel Murphy and
Chris Abreu who were both born and raised in the UK, have sourced one of Europe’s top digital
technology and transformation leaders to drive the delivery of ecap’s multifaceted search
capabilities in the West.

Damian will work with businesses and their people to curate a personable, human-centric but
highly digitised experience, leveraging his extensive expertise with ecap’s latest market analysis
and talent assessment programs which are designed in-house and tailored for clients all over
the world.

Damian has over 20 years of search and delivery experience, most recently having founded and
grown a specialist search boutique firm in the UK, which focused on delivering senior talent
delivery strategies for the Technology, Digital Transformation and Finance sectors across

Damian is experienced in structuring executive search mandates in the fields of private equity
investments, technology consulting, software vendor, automotive, specialist manufacturing,
multi-site/online retail and financial service industries.

In previous regional leadership roles with one of North America’s largest talent and recruitment
services business which specialised in Finance and Technology appointments, Damian has led
search mandates for both start-up firms through to multi-national corporations and has
represented some of the most exciting and disruptive brands in the region.

On his appointment, Damian states:
“A key feature of this appointment with ecap will be the ability to provide a human-centric search
experience for our clients and enable the success of their own talent delivery strategies in
partnership with ecap’s exceptional delivery capability.

Within ecap, there is the provision for a wide range of talent and leadership assessment delivery
models that can truly enhance both the identification of the right appointment at leader level plus
also provide tangible, advisory data on how to evolve current and future leadership
appointments. Given that the technology and digital transformation sector is one of the fastest
changing sectors globally, its leadership capabilities must stay one step ahead at all times.”
ecap Appoint Damian Navas as Managing Partner of UK and European Operations

With the latest industry trends reflecting a shift in consciousness towards the integration of
people and technology and the impact it has on people’s lives, ecap’s appointment of Damian
Navas arrives at a poignant moment to ensure an effective unification of digital technology and
human capability, a key theme in ecap’s portfolio of appointments taking place in the UK and
Europe in 2023.

To stay up to date with the latest news from ecap, see what’s in store for the future and how
they are making a lasting impact on people and businesses in the UK, visit their website at, or follow ecap on LinkedIn.

About ecap:
Founded in 2019, the ecap growth story has been a unique journey over the course of the last 4
years. Following acquisition in 2021 from Monstarlab Group (a digital transformation partner
listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange), ecap continues to build borderless, technology-enabled
human capital solutions, driving synchronicity of the talent agenda with the wider organisational

The team at ecap is accredited in Leadership Profiling and Performance Management
assessment and works with progressive organisations to build and develop world-class
leadership teams through a portfolio of services, including; executive search, leadership
assessment, board advisory and human capital consulting.

About Monstarlab:
Originally established in 2006 in Tokyo, Japan, Monstarlab has grown into a borderless digital
consultancy with 33 centres of excellence in 20 countries and territories, powered by 1,500
strategists, experience designers and engineers who excel at strategy and delivery.
Specialising in end-to-end enterprise-level digital solutions, the company has successfully
delivered hundreds of projects, including for world-renowned corporations such as Alibaba
Group, Fujitsu, and The Met.

The company has strong expertise in a number of sectors, including technology, media &
telecoms, health & life science, and banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) + fintech.