FinTech People Moves, Q1 2016


We are happy to announce our first in a series of People Moves in FinTech. Below represents a snapshot of some high-profile leadership moves that have taken place across the broader FinTech landscape since the start of the year, both in high-growth SMEs and established businesses. We look forward to providing this valuable insight on a quarterly basis. From just this summary, it is interesting to see the mix of moves from well-known digital businesses and Financial Services into FinTech.

These are not necessarily our placements to be clear, but a holistic view across the digital talent marketplace.

  • Angela Yotov x Barclays, Joins Ratesetter as Head of Legal
  • Ben Brabyn x UKTI, Joins Level39 as Head of Level39
  • Ben Sanders x WorldPay, Joins Pockit as COO
  • Carl Schieble x Moneygram, Joins Ennet as COO
  • Dan Huddart x RSA, Joins Avantia as Chief Technology Officer
  • Darren Schindler x Metro Bank, Joins Property Moose as Executive Chairman
  • Darryl Bowman x Wonga, Joins Funding Circle as Chief Marketing Officer
  • Derek White x Barclays Bank, Joins BBVA as Global Head of Customer Solutions
  • Faisal Galaria x Alvarez & Marsal, Joins Octopus Ventures as Entreprenuer in Residence
  • Gareth Griffiths x ASAP54, Joins Property Partner as VP Marketing
  • Han Veldwijk x MyOrder, Joins Lloyds as Head of FinTech discovery
  • Jalin Somaiya x Property Partner, Joins Pockit as interim CMO
  • James Wise Balderton, Promoted to Partner at Balderton
  • Jim Gunner x HSBC, Joins Ratesetter as NED and Chair of Risk Committee
  • Jo Benton x Gain Capital, Joins Saxo Capital as Head of Marketing and PR
  • Jorg Asmussen x European Central Bank, Joins FundingCircle as Non-Executive Board
  • Kevin McQuillan x, Joins Aviva Director of Customer Experience
  • Laurent Le Moal x PayPal, Joins PayU as CEO
  • Marieke Flament x, Joins Circle as MD Europe
  • Mark Weedon x MSCI, joins Property Partner as Head of Institutional Development
  • Matt Macri-Waller Benefex, Joins SalaryFinance as Member of Advisory Board
  • Niall Wass x Uber, Joins Atomico as Entrepreneur in Residence
  • Nick Mcauliffe x Shawbrook, Joins Wellesley as Managing Director
  • Nigel Wilkinson x HSBC, Joins Ratesetter as Head of Commercial Credit
  • Nils Aden x Unibet, Joins CurrencyFair as CMO
  • Paul Marston x Secure Trust Bank, Joins Ratesetter as head of SME lending
  • Paul Muhr x Citi, Joins Finstar Financial Group as Director Capital Markets
  • Phil Marsland x Lloyds, Joins Arrow Global as Chief Operating Officer
  • Rob Moffat Balderton, Promoted to Partner at Balderton
  • Ruth Pearson x Simmons & Simmons, Joins Lendinvest as Legal Council
  • Sam Diamond x Shopa, Joins Azimo as Head of Marketing
  • Seema Desai x GSMA, Joins Zopa as Head of Product
  • Simon Veinuard x Hailo, Joins Travelex as Global Head of Digital
  • Steve Dukes x Wonga, Joins Dollar Financial as Chief Product Officer
  • Steve Pateman x Santander, Joins Shawbrook as CEO
  • Susanne Chisti FinTech Circle, Joins JustLoans Group as Non-Executive Director
  • Vipul Chhabra x Barclaycard, Joins Funding Circle as Global Head of Customer Analytics

If you would like to let us know of a recent hire, if we can assist you with your leadership hiring needs or if you would like advice, please contact our FinTech consultant.


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