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:
Regularly writing articles focusing on key aspects of hiring excellence and career advice (see our insights page).
Managing the largest LinkedIn group for FinTech Innovation for the Capital Markets, Asset & Wealth Management, which he invites you to join.
A selection of Shawn’s hiring & career insight articles.
As a fintech sales professional, your track record is evidence and social proof that you can in fact do what you say. Build your sales career profile with a demonstrable track record and clearly articulate this in your resume, and it will; Open doors to the companies you are most interested in meeting with, have CEO’s and sales leaders ready to sell their opportunities to you, and strengthen your hand when it comes to job offer negotiations.
How do you develop a job description when you’re about to hire? Here are seven strategies to help you develop a compelling job description that will truly make your job opportunity stand out and give you an advantage in attracting top fintech talent.
Hiring the right person at the right time can lead to great success – and conversely the opposite is true, particularly during the early stages of company growth, when every individual has a dramatic impact on a company’s bottom line. Here are some ideas to help shape your hiring plans to improve hiring efficiency and effectiveness.
With research showing two thirds of your professional workforce could see themselves walking into your office and handing you a resignation letter in the next six months, the need for effective talent retention strategies is greater than ever. Here are four talent retention strategies to give you an advantage retaining your best employees.
Did you know that your recruiter is an obsessive brand assessor and ambassador? Learn why, and discover how to ensure your branding (as a company and a hiring manager) is on point in order to give you an advantage in attracting top fintech talent.
Next time you’re looking to engage an executive search firm, don’t just think of the big blue chip names. There are many niche fintech search firms out there that are equally, or dare I say, even more capable.
When it comes to hiring, are you sure you’re getting to see the best candidates the whole market can offer you, or are you limiting your options to just the active 30%?
Personal branding is critical to developing a great executive reputation which in turn will help you hire top performers, the A Players, who will provide you with the business success you desire.
Build relationships with the right FinTech recruiters and you’ll certainly be rewarded in many more ways than perhaps you had realised. Read this article to find out how.
Here’s how to make your recruiters accountable for delivering you A-Player candidate