Does anyone know of a good business analyst recruiter in Manhattan?

I am a Business Analyst currently for a consulting company on contract for the US Navy in NH and I want to find a job in Manhattan this year.

My lease ends in August so that is my deadline. I have about 8 months experience currently.

I called one recruiter from Robert Half technology and he hardly gave me the time of day. I have applied to some positions on Craigslist and have had no luck.

Any advice/ideas to get the ball rolling?

How to Avoid Recuiters for Contract Business Analyst Roles?

Been looking for a BA or Project Manager role for ages (feels like) in the Financial Services industry in London.

I have sent my CV to lots of agencies, but have got no interviews set up yet.

My rate expectations are very reasonable and I am experienced/qualified! I just don’t seem to be breaking through the agency barrier!

If I were to call companies directly, who would I ask for? HR or someone else?