Maven Search launches new financial technology offering
Top financial technologists are hard to find
Maven Search’s new expert not only meets them - he also moves them
Data and analytics driven executive search firm Maven launches its new financial technology offering, appointing Tom Bradbeer as principal consultant
London, 28 March 2022: Global demand for the top 1% of minds in financial technology is skyrocketing – and Tom Bradbeer’s appointment to Maven Search as Principal Consultant for Quantitative Development & Technology is making those moves happen.
According to Tom, the shifting attitudes to technology and increasing awareness of its potential have transformed a ‘back of house’ business requirement into a powerful front desk profit centre and source of competitive advantage: “Software engineering, quantitative development, and technology infrastructure roles go hand-in-hand with A.I, data science, and machine learning to redefine talent demand across financial and legal sectors.”
Yet, the top financial technologists are hard to find. For example, last year, Forrester predicted that, “banks would invest aggressively in 2022 to make the most of the recovering market.” It expected they will increase their spending on technology, talent, and fintech and pursue digital initiatives. Unlike most highly gregarious front office communities, where everyone knows their opposite numbers, financial technology is typically siloed. True savants of the industry, technologists are focused like a laser on their work; networking isn’t a common concern. And with each expert causing waves whenever a mere opportunity to move is mentioned, deep industry knowledge and absolute discretion in delivering on executive searches are vital points of differentiation.
Tom explains: “One brilliant mind can innovate an algorithm that will transform the fortunes of a firm and see them storm ahead of their competitors through fresh capabilities that are developed in-house instead of being provided by a vendor. The stakes are high, talent availability is low, and Maven’s market position and data insights are everything in securing the services of these experts for our clients.”
Will Hannaford, Managing Partner & CEO at Maven, views Tom’s appointment and the technology executive search services as game-changing for Maven’s clients: “Now more than ever, our differentiated data and analytics-driven consultative approach is showing its distinct value to our clients in its ability to deliver their strategic objectives through talent acquisition. Financial technology is a transversal sector that cuts across all the market verticals where we operate, making Tom’s existing network and industry knowledge an invaluable addition to our team.”
“I’ve facilitated the movements of some of the world’s leading financial technologists into roles that often revolutionise a market,” continues Tom. “It’s challenging and rewarding work; where discretion is a must and delivering on searches is both a creative and iterative process. Personal networking with the often-reclusive experts that build business units and develop valuable new offerings underpins the success we can deliver to our clients.”
With Tom’s strong track record in senior and lead technology search for global financial institutions, his joining Maven marks an exciting push forward in support and success for its present and future clients.
It is also a key next stage in Maven’s growth strategy, as Will notes: “Maven’s story has always been defined by our close, strategic partnerships with a small number of discerning clients – it's where we truly shine, and offer differentiate value and insight. The quantitative development and technology executive search projects that we deliver empower our clients to grow and flourish in their respective markets.”
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About Tom Bradbeer
Tom joined Maven Search in February 2022 to further build and lead the Quantitative Development and Technology Markets business. Having secured the movements of some of the brightest and most influential technologists in the industry, Tom’s work is defined by true headhunting with absolute discretion.
And with Maven continuing to demonstrate an excellent track record in the industry, he’s well placed and excited for the work ahead. With expertise in blockchain, digital assets, DeFi and more, suddenly spiking in demand, Tom brings his established technology network to Maven at a historic time in executive technology search.
Prior to joining Maven, Tom built his career in executive search specialising in technology roles, where he demonstrated his ability in successfully delivering on global senior and lead technology searches for a variety of financial institutions including hedge funds, high-frequency trading firms, and investment banks. A keen sportsperson, having competed nationally at cricket and football, Tom devotes his weekends to lowering his golf handicap.
About Maven Search
We are an executive search and advisory firm transforming our clients’ businesses through acquisition of the highest calibre talent. Deploying a methodology underpinned by our forensic use of data and analytics, our flexible and hybrid approach provides consultation and insight on trends and movements of the top percentile of talent in financial technology, investment banking, investment management and global financial markets.
With offices in London, New York and Hong Kong, our trusted and discreet team enable discerning global institutions to develop their competitive advantage via in-depth insights and local market expertise in territories across the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific regions.
Core to Maven’s proposition is an unwavering commitment to upholding the highest principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in its executive search and advisory services. All our advisory and executive search offerings champion and reflect these standards.