Shawn Rutter

Shawn Rutter is the founder of Excelsior Search, the market-leading, niche search company specialising in international executive search and recruitment solutions for financial technology (fintech), data and research providers to the global capital markets and investment industry.

Following graduation from Oxford Brookes University, Shawn was a Commissioned Officer in the British Army for seven years, and later worked for the international search firm MRI.  He went on to establish Excelsior Search in 1999.  With a distinct market focus, recruiting only within capital markets and investment fintech, Shawn now has over 20 years of recruitment expertise in this sector.  Thanks to his specialist experience in international fintech recruitment and career management, Shawn is able to provide valuable insight and expert knowledge from both fintech employer and candidate perspectives.

Driven by his passion for the recruitment process in the capital markets and investment fintech industry, Shawn regularly contributes to both industry and career thought leadership projects, including:


A selection of Shawn’s hiring & career insight articles.