Eric Anderson Practice Group Leader, Atlanta and New York
While other segments of the financial services industry have suffered through the current crisis, needs in the Fin Tech area have been growing rapidly as a result of various consolidations and changes in technology and operations for most global banking organisations.
Fin Tech is a constantly expanding, high-potential search segment that covers any CIO, CTO, COO, or obvious IT position in a financial services firm, or any position that supports financial services in a technology company. Such Fin Tech companies are most common in the banking, capital markets, insurance and traditional vendor sectors.
What skills are needed?
To stay ahead in the game, financial services institutions need ensure that they have access to the most highly skilled staff available, both at executive board level and in areas such as CIOs, technology operations and infrastructure. At the same time, the leadership skills required to manage large multi-regional entities across geographies and cultures will be increasingly important.
How can Egon Zehnder support the Fin Tech industry?
Egon Zehnder’s global Fin Tech Practice serves organizations in all segments of the technology and financial services industry, addressing executive search needs and assisting with the assessment and development of senior leaders and teams. Over 30 consultants worldwide are dedicated to serving clients in the Fin Tech sector.
Building the high-performance teams with the technical and digital expertise needed to lead their organizations through challenges like digital disruption, heightened global market volatility and a greatly accelerated pace of change requires talent management and succession planning strategies that include an assessment of a leader’s future potential. Our Executive Assessment and Development specialists support boards, CEOs and senior leadership in assessing, developing and succession planning for key leadership roles in these challenging times.
How we operate
Our unique one-firm approach, which facilitates collaboration across geographical and practice boundaries, enables us to bring highly skilled and experienced teams to the table, with proven expertise tailored to meet the needs of clients and achieve credibility with candidates and opinion leaders around the world.
By focusing on people and skills management in the context of a specific strategy, we help retail financial institutions to rethink their organizations and their winning value propositions.