fintechSTAR is Excelsior’s proprietary search process

fintechSTAR is Excelsior’s proprietary search process

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A niche executive search capability the “big blue chip search” companies can’t compete with. 

Executive Search is a primary area of service to Excelsior’s clients around the world. We can help you find the best people, build successful teams, and generate value for shareholders through excellence. We find exceptional leaders who are in tune with your markets and the culture of your organisation.

Close Working Relationships and Understanding

At Excelsior, we develop close and effective working partnerships with you to ensure we understand your strategic issues and search requirements. This relationship is based on listening, integrity and trust.

Deep Knowledge across the International Fintech Market

Success in search requires being in tune with local markets. Our team have deep roots in their communities. Through local ownership, we understand emerging regional issues and provide you with important local insights.

Global Coverage

We have the coverage to search the world for talent and tap into the increasingly international pool of senior executive leaders. We deliver executive search through our powerful network in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America and North America.

International/Cross-Border Capacity

We seek the best candidates, wherever they are located; the extensive cooperation enables us to spread a far-reaching net. As a team we work together seamlessly to meet your needs.

Industry Specialisation

We offer you over 20 years deep industry knowledge through our specialism purely focused on the financial technology industry. Our global consultants have extensive fintech sector expertise and stay on top of global trends and issues affecting the market.

Excelsior’s approach is consultative. We listen closely to understand your situation and your needs.


Our executive search process

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In a world where resumes are available everywhere, we add value and insight to the identification of singularly viable candidates. Excelsior’s work is founded on a comprehensive, disciplined approach that ensures finding suitable candidates who match above and beyond your requirements.

Our comprehensive approach, and exclusive focus on financial technology enables us to respond with a rapid and deep understanding of your needs.

  • Hands-On Senior Service: Our ownership partners and lead consultants are hands-on partners to your business. We work directly and closely with you to understand your needs and to ensure successful search results.

  • Definition and Description of Service: We work with you to understand your needs and develop a Description of Service to define the search.

  • Prospect Identification: We understand where your ideal candidate is likely to be found and identify the right international pool of talent. We access our network of industry connections for referrals and recommendations. This is highly customised research which finds candidates with the ideal fit. Excelsior is also proactive in reaching out to specifically targeted candidates, this ensures that every angle is covered to identify the best professionals for you.

  • Prospect Research and Qualification: We investigate our prospects thoroughly and only approach those with the strongest potential. We then qualify those candidates using information and interviews.

  • Presentation: We present only those candidates who are a viable and real leadership option for your firm.

  • Assessment: We carry out a detailed assessment of candidates under serious consideration, working in alignment with your assessment methodology, or utilizing our own proven methods.

  • Placement Follow-Up: We stay with you and the candidate after selection and placement. We are available to provide any needed support through this review process.

We combine these elements to deliver an effective, rigorous and comprehensive approach to all our executive searches, and to ensure we meet your needs precisely

Our appreciation of the nature of this niche market and proven ability to source the best available talent is why we excel in search compared to the more generalist search firms in this sector.

Should you be a financial technology firm looking to engage a collaborative search partner please click to request a callback  from a member of the Excelsior team.