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Financial services – FinTech

Helping firms grow and succeed, no matter whether they’re early-stage ventures or world leaders.

Combining technological innovation with commercial instincts, financial experience and regulatory knowledge is key to your continuing success. Based on our deep understanding of Fintech business models & strategies, we are able structure the leadership solutions you need.

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Translating innovation into long-term commercial success

Technology plays an increasingly predominant role in financial institutions’ strategies addressing the imperatives of customer experience and operational efficiency, and finally leading to the emergence of new offers, sometimes complementary but sometimes also in direct competition with incumbents.

FinTech companies that compete with banks are often called ‘digital attackers’ and have historically started gaining traction in lending, such as P2P platforms and new international transfer protocols. Gradually other verticals have emerged, such as neo-banks or robo-advisors. Cryptocurrency and digital assets have fundamentally challenged how the financial services industry operates today, while others are helping incumbent financial institutions operate more efficiently, including data & analytics providers.

What is undeniable is consumer interest. In many regions of the world, most consumers have adopted services from FinTech companies, and most of them know at least one FinTech alternative to their bank for money transfers or to make payments in their everyday life. This trend was accelerated by the Covid-19 crisis.

Despite all those positive signs and the incredible speed at which the FinTech industry is developing, with the emergence of many unicorns, many Fintechs will still face challenges in the future, including strategy and commercial viability of their business model, approach to regulatory compliance, funding needs, state of their tech stack and related security issues required governance framework and more.

The most critical factor in addressing those challenges successfully is talent.

Sourcing the skills you need

That’s why at Sheffield Haworth we specialise in search, selection, assessment as well as strategic advisory to help you build out your senior leadership team, across the following areas:


Digital Investing


Digital Lending

Embedded Finance


Cards & Payments


Open Banking & BaaS

Client & CA Experience

So whatever your talent needs, we have the cross-sector expertise and global reach to help, delivering the right talent for key Fintech roles, including:

Non-Executive Chairs/Non-Executive Directors

CEOs, MDs & GMs


COOs & Operations Directors

Sales & Marketing Leaders

CTOs/VP Engineering

Chief Product Officers/Product Directors

Chief People & Culture Officers

Find out more about our recent work in the following FinTech sub-sectors:

Diversity & Inclusion: finding the best candidate for the role

At Sheffield Haworth, every talent engagement includes a focus on diversity and inclusion. You need the best person for the role, and our approach helps to mitigate selection bias and emphasises the value of diversity of thought. When you need the best talent, we help you find it – whatever their background.

Our specialists

Philippe Reynier

Managing Director

Tom Arnall


Samuel Keat


Mark Dixon

Managing Director & Global Head of Functions

Daniel Woodgate

Managing Director

Ben Johnson

Managing Director

Paul Gillespie

Managing Director

Steve Morrison

Managing Director

News & Insights

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