Celebrating 15 Years of Fintech Innovation

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Founded a year before the Credit Crisis in 2007, Finiti Search is now navigating all of the changes that come with a global pandemic, as we celebrate 15 years of being in business.

As Fintech firms continue to adapt and grow because of major world events, we continue to adapt our approach to Fintech sales recruitment. When we first began, the Fintech firms we worked with were offering more Credit Risk Management systems. Now, the focus is heavily on lending, credit and ESG to confront climate change. Nothing shouts this more than the recent news that Apple has quietly acquired Credit Kudos for $150 million.

The Beginning of Our Fintech Journey

Looking back to 2007 – the industry was known as Banking Technology and technological advancements showed no sign of slowing down. Our founders Kate Sharland and Alison Power were well aware of the need for Fintech Sales and Commercial hiring specialists. By combining Kate’s expertise in sales recruitment and Alison’s background within technology companies, Finiti Search was born.

As the only recruiters at the time specialising in the Fintech Sales market, Kate and Alison knew they were providing a practical service once they had demand from clients to open an office in the United States. The market was different then, and was focused more on recruiting for large well known names in the industry: the likes of Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, Sungard (now FIS), and Misys (now Finastra). These companies have now consolidated and their employee numbers growth has either slowed or been overshadowed by the surge of Fintech startups and smaller companies scaling up.

Growth Through the Years

Finiti Search hasn’t looked back since, and we have continued to build our Fintech network. From travelling across Europe and North America to different events (many times at Sibos), to visiting clients across the world, we continue to go the extra mile to build relationships and build on our already strong foundation.

We are confident saying that we have the biggest global network of Fintech Sales professionals. Our consultative and collaborative approach, along with our industry expertise is what keeps both clients and candidates coming back to work with us.

Now that Fintech recruitment has become a more crowded field, reputation and trust has become more and more important. With 15 years of Fintech recruitment under our belt, Finiti Search’s experience runs deep and we pride ourselves on our unrivalled reputation.

Fast-Forward to Today

Banking Technology has become Fintech, and is now seen as a highly innovative, exciting, and rapidly growing industry. Most people have heard of it now – it’s no longer just people in the industry. We even saw Bill Gates speak at Sibos one year, and he spoke about how big Fintech was becoming. Smaller, fast growing, well-funded startups are at the forefront of Fintech, and make up the majority of our client base.

Having navigated through the Fintech landscape changes the past 15 years, we continue to succeed in helping Fintech clients find the perfect fit for their organisations and continue to match Fintech candidates to roles they would thrive in.

As a leading niche provider of recruitment services to the Global Financial Technology market, our experience and commitment runs deep. Whether you need to urgently fill a sales or sales leadership role or just want to pick our brains on current industry insights, we’d love to hear from you. Just contact us!