Over 20 years in FinTech search

Since 1999 Excelsior Search has been a partner building high performance teams for financial technology (FinTech), data and research providers to the global capital markets and investment industry. Excelsior has supported the growth of immense technological change over the past two decades, using our deep niche industry and global talent acquisition expertise helping our clients build high performing teams across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. 

To successfully compete in a highly competitive global industry, we appreciate that our clients need the best available talent for their businesses, and our mission is to ensure we secure that talent for our clients.  Being a niche market specialist is one thing but more than that, we are masters of our trade, skilled in targeting, approaching, engaging and closing the interest of candidates globally.  This ability is what stands us apart globally, from both the generalist blue chip executive search firms, and the wider recruitment market.

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Company types we partner with

The companies we partner with are providers to the global capital markets and investment industry; to investment banks, asset managers, hedge funds, PE / VC firms, brokers and exchanges providing;

  • Front, middle and back office technology solutions and related services.

  • Data, news, financial analysis and investment research.

  • Consultancy services.

Besides the providers themselves, we partner with other organisations developing the FinTech ecosystem, including Private Equity & Venture Capital firms, Banks and FinTech Hubs and Innovation centres.

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The competitive nature of the FinTech sector means that demand exceeds supply across most company functions and at all levels for the highest performing individuals. Excelsior offers a ‘total solution’, using search to pro-actively seek out the best talent across all functional areas and career levels.

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Global reach & network

Given the global nature of the finance industry, we have a proven international search capability to meet the local needs of our clients servicing the main financial centres across North & South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific.

All our consultants are experienced in international search, and besides the truly global candidate network we’ve built, we appreciate the cultural nuances for successful candidate engagement around the world. In addition because we know our clients’ business culture and candidate selection criteria so well, our clients find it a painless process using us to quickly and effectively recruit in new countries as an alternative to finding new and unproven local recruiters.

New York, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Sao Paulo, London, Paris, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Zurich, Vienna, Dubai, CapeTown, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney are just a few of the cities we’re experienced recruiting in

Application of expert executive search & recruitment processes

We are masters of our discipline; well trained and professional recruiters, applying best practice executive search and recruitment processes to every assignment. Through use of our proprietary search service fintechSTAR, our clients are guaranteed star candidate delivery, besides providing a seamless service that provides Executives with piece of mind and security for hiring quickly and cost effectively.

Some of Excelsior’s contribution to finance industry thought leadership

FinTech | InvestTech | RegTech | WealthTech | Investment Banking | Asset Management | Private Banking | Hedge Funds | Private Equity | Venture Capital | Exchanges | Artificial Intelligence | Machine Learning | Natural language Processing | BlockChain | Distributed Ledger | Cloud Computing | Big Data | Trading | Order Management Systems | Execution Management Systems| Algorithmic Trading | Transaction Cost Analysis | Trade Surveillance | Market Data | Investment Research | Alternative Data | Straight Through Processing | Portfolio Analytics | Portfolio Construction | Performance Attribution | Risk Modelling | Risk Management Market Risk Credit Risk | Securities Pricing | Valuation| Margin Management| Collateral Management | Payments | Cash Management | Post Trade Securities Processing | Clearing Settlement | Reconciliation | Fund Accounting | Fund Administration