Practice

Financial Services

The forces of globalization, consolidation, and convergence have been changing the landscape of financial services for years. The pace of change has accelerated in the age of disruption, with increasing risks, regulation and complexity. Financial firms are innovating and shifting towards more agile business models, so they can compete with fintech companies and new entrants in the industry. Artificial intelligence and big data have also pressed firms to innovate.

What we do

The Financial Services Practice at August Leadership presents exceptional leaders to build great organizations. With Partner-led attention to every assignment and proven research methodology, we quickly access and attract strategic and agile talent that can both compete in today’s changing landscape and pilot companies and organizations to future success.

Our diverse group of consultants are entrepreneurial and collaborative in their thinking and approach and offer deep industry expertise across sectors to recruit top talent in this highly competitive, rapidly transforming industry.

Areas of Expertise

• Corporate & Investment Banking
• Consumer & Commercial Banking
• Payments
• Technology/Fintech
• Insurance

Practice Team

Eva Shaw

Partner
Eva has over 22 years of global executive search experience in a variety of industry sectors particularly in the CEE region.

John Purkiss

Partner
John has over 20 years’ experience in executive search. He set up and ran the CFO Practice in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office, and was promoted to Partner. Since then he has recruited senior executives and board members for a wide range of companies.

Peter Grech

Partner
Peter has over 20 years experience in executive search spanning several continents. His expertise includes Insurance, Financial Services, Nonprofit, Human Capital, Digital Transformation, Data Analytics and Risk Management.

Tiffany Goodlet

Partner
With over 25 years of business consulting experience, Tiffany is known for being a trusted business advisor to executives. She is recognized for her expertise in people strategy and her ability to assess top talent for critical roles.

Christine Sobhani

Partner
Christine Sobhani brings over 20 years of recruitment experience to August Leadership. She is a leader in the talent acquisition and talent management space with a focus in HR and leadership roles across industries.

Mrinalini Singh

Partner
Highly driven and a perfectionist by nature, Mrinalini is committed to her clients, candidates and colleagues.

Gavin O’Malley

Partner
Gavin has been working in executive search for the last 13 years, having previously spent 10 years in international and local marketing roles at Unilever.

Carilyn Quigley

Partner
Carilyn has started and grown two executive search firms in her search career. These search firms focused in a range of different markets which is the reason that Carilyn now successfully executes senior appointments across a wide range of industries.

Carilyn Quigley

Partner
Carilyn has started and grown two executive search firms in her search career. These search firms focused in a range of different markets which is the reason that Carilyn now successfully executes senior appointments across a wide range of industries.

Christine Sobhani

Partner
Christine Sobhani brings over 20 years of recruitment experience to August Leadership. She is a leader in the talent acquisition and talent management space with a focus in HR and leadership roles across industries.

Christopher Langhoff

Partner
Christopher brings a unique perspective to the recruitment of financial officers. He has over 30 years of experience as a practicing financial officer and a recruiter of CFOs.

Eva Shaw

Partner
Eva has over 22 years of global executive search experience in a variety of industry sectors particularly in the CEE region.

Gavin O’Malley

Partner
Gavin has been working in executive search for the last 13 years, having previously spent 10 years in international and local marketing roles at Unilever.

John Purkiss

Partner
John has over 20 years’ experience in executive search. He set up and ran the CFO Practice in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office, and was promoted to Partner. Since then he has recruited senior executives and board members for a wide range of companies.

Ken Schwenke

Partner
Ken is a seasoned business leader, developer, and board member having served in leadership roles ranging from command of Marine units to serving as president of a $1.5B public company.

Kristin M. Luu

Partner
Kristin brings over 24 years of experience as a search consultant, business owner, and entrepreneur. She is an experienced consultant in finding executive talent in a wide range of industries from C-suite executives to senior-level functional and operational leaders.

Mrinalini Singh

Partner
Highly driven and a perfectionist by nature, Mrinalini is committed to her clients, candidates and colleagues.

Nicole Kamaleson

Partner
Focused on mission-driven or for-purpose organizations, Nicole has advised on C-suite talent transitions, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI), board/governance, human capital, and organizational development.

Peter Grech

Partner
Peter has over 20 years experience in executive search spanning several continents. His expertise includes Insurance, Financial Services, Nonprofit, Human Capital, Digital Transformation, Data Analytics and Risk Management.

Sam Meredith

Partner
Sam serves key clients in the Life Science, Healthcare, Biotechnology and Food sectors, including start-up, growth stage, and corporate businesses.

Tiffany Goodlet

Partner
With over 25 years of business consulting experience, Tiffany is known for being a trusted business advisor to executives. She is recognized for her expertise in people strategy and her ability to assess top talent for critical roles.

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