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71-75 Shelton Street

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020 7495 3088


Shawn Rutter
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Specialists in Executive Search & Recruitment for Financial Technology Providers.

Mission Statement

Established in 1999, Excelsior Professional Search is a leading executive search company specialising in recruitment for technology companies, consultancies, information vendors and service providers for the financial services sector.

With a very clear market focus and deep sector expertise, Excelsior offers a search capability the more generalist recruitment companies cannot provide. Our Consultants are recognised as knowledge workers and this specialist ability gives us the competitive edge to find and secure the finest industry talent for our clients.

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Leading executive search & recruitment company specialising in mid to senior level appointments for financial technology vendors internationally.


We pride ourselves on a combination of rigorous search and selection processes with a high level of customer service, but the differentiating power of our search ability is underlined by a sector focus on solution providers for the financial services sector.

Unique sector understanding
We know the strategic, financial, cultural and operational challenges faced by companies in our market area, and how they impact on the precise skill set and experience required.

Track record & results orientated
We have proven our value as a trusted search partner that delivers on its promises to many market leading companies.

Access to the right talent
Our extensive and carefully nurtured global network provides an unparalleled “hidden pool of talent” to tap into. We have the credibility and ability to identify and approach the most appropriate industry professionals.

Ambassadors for our clients
Our industry reputation, sector knowledge and professional style ensures we present our clients opportunity with credibility, generate interest and create the right conditions to close the best candidate.

Time to complete
Our pro-active nature and market expertise means we’re able to conduct assignments in a very time effective manner, and meet the most demanding timescales.

Total solution partnership
We save our Clients valuable management time using a trusted search partner that really understands their business needs, and delivers results across their organisation.

Emotional commitment
Each of our team takes great pride in the quality of their work and contribution to the successful completion of assignments. We are proud of the strong brand and niche industry reputation we have built.


Excelsior was founded in 1999, and so is one of the most established and proven Executive Search & Recruitment solution providers to the FinTech area. We’ve had the pleasure of building strong business relationships with clients and candidates alike, dramatically adding value to companies whilst helping people grow their careers . We look forward to developing our existing relationships further, as well as building new business partnerships.


The companies that benefit from using our services are solution providers to Investment Banks, Retail Banks, Private Banks, Asset Managers, Hedge Funds, Brokerages, Exchanges, and corporate finance departments. These companies typically fall into one of four main groups:

Software Companies
Financial software solutions and technology services.

Financial Information Providers
Real time news, data, financial analysis and research for the financial markets.

Management Consultancies
Business or technology led consultancies.

Financial Institutions and Exchanges
Includes trade execution, trade processing, clearing, payments, fund administration and outsourcing solutions.

The competitive nature of the financial services sector means that demand exceeds supply across most company functions and at all levels for the highest performing individuals. Therefore Excelsior offers a ‘total solution’, using search to pro-actively seek out the best talent across all functional areas, levels of employee and geographies.

Profiles include Chairman, CEO, COO, Managing Director, General Manager, Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Client Relationship Management, Software Development, Finance, Product Management, Professional Services and Consultancy.


To build upon our first 15 years of business success and Excelsior’s position as a market leading executive search & recruitment consultancy for technology companies servicing the Global Banking & Securities industry.


Shawn Rutter – Director
Stuart English – Director