Chief Technology Officer – fintech venture Chief Technology Officer – fintech venture …

Excelsior Search
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 25 May 20
Competitive market salary + equity stake.
Excelsior Search
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 25 May 20
Competitive market salary + equity stake.
Excelsior Search
Are you a technology professional with an entrepreneurial streak, who would relish the opportunity and challenge leading the technology build from scratch for a fintech start-up?

Our client is a fintech start-up developing a unique digital personal finance / wealth management platform for high net worth individuals, and the founder is looking to appoint a CTO to play a key role alongside him as they build and go-to-market. The venture is well funded already, so that risk is eliminated, allowing the founding team to focus on building and taking to market the fintech platform.

As a hands-on CTO you will provide technical leadership in all aspects of building and rolling out the fintech venture platform, including :

  • Devising the technical strategy and managing the technical roadmap for the platform build, leveraging the latest digital platform and open banking technologies. Given the CEO is an investment banker by trade, all things technical will be your responsibility i.e. platform architecture, cloud-based infrastructure, databases, security, user experience design, coding, product development, and user testing etc.
  • Researching, selecting and managing external technical partners.
  • Growing and managing a team of internal technical talent over time.

Appropriate candidates will have:

  • At least 10 years technical experience of product builds within the finance industry, with knowledge of current technologies and emerging trends in order to build a leading edge fintech platform.
  • Experience managing projects and technical teams. We’re not specifically looking for someone who has already “cut their teeth” as a CTO, perhaps you might be the number 2 or 3 and are ready to step up into the CTO role.
  • We’re open to the technology stack skills you’ll bring, but cloud native experience would be beneficial. You’ll be the technical leader in a hands-on role initially who will shape our use of the right technologies.
  • The ability to think about technology in conjunction with business, customer and market needs today and into the future.
  • A driven and determined attitude conducive to a dynamic high growth start-up team environment where you’ll have the opportunity for make a significant impact.

The ex-investment banking founder of this fintech venture has a unique business proposition which is destined for great success with the right team around him to platform build and go-to-market.  So for the right technology professional with entrepreneurial spirit, this is a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to reap both the career and financial rewards of being part of an exciting fintech business venture.


Keywords: Chief Technology officer, CTO, head of technology, technical manager, fintech, wealthtech, marketplace lending, mortgage lending, personal finance, wealth management, investment management, retail brokerage, digital banking.

Company Overview

Excelsior Search

Since 1999 Excelsior Search has been partnering with financial technology (FinTech), data and research providers to the global capital markets and investment industry.  Whilst supporting immense technological change the past two decades, using our deep niche industry and specialist talent acquisition expertise we play a key role in helping our clients build high performing teams across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific.

Creating win-win situations

We work passionately in close partnership with fintech companies to secure for them the very best talent available globally, delivering win-win solutions all round:

The companies we partner with hire proven top performers whom can make a dramatic difference to their business i.e. by providing strong C level leadership, build great products and realise true sales potential.

By only partnering with the best companies in the sector, we add significant value to the careers of the industry professionals placed and hiring executives, enabling top performers to shine and meet their own career goals and earning potential.

Companies we partner with

We recruit for providers of financial technology, market data, investment research and consultancy services. This also includes partnering with private equity & venture capital companies, fintech innovation labs & hubs playing an important role developing the fintech ecosystem.

Roles we fill

C level down and across all company functions; executive management, sales & business development, marketing & communications, client servicing & relationship / account management, systems implementation & consulting, product management, sales engineering, finance, legal & compliance.

Global coverage

Track record of hiring and extensive industry networks in: New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Sao Paulo, London, Paris, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Vienna, Zurich, Dubai, Cape Town, Sydney, Singapore & Hong Kong.