Finastra Executive Search

Enabling leadership capability through a global search.


Client Executive Summary

  • Global technology company dedicated solely to the financial services industry.
  • The business has over 4,700 employees in 42 offices across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.
  • Outside the European region, growth is expected to emanate in the Americas, Middle East, Africa and Asian markets.
  • An underlying emphasis is placed upon expansion and growth with new solution offerings to the market like Cloud and Digital.


Engagement Objectives

  • Executive search firms to partner with the CEO and Global HR Director for executive appointments of a President/ CSO to drive further growth globally.
  • Prepare an employee value proposition (EVP) for Finastra to enable executive hiring at speed.
  • Establish a delivery team of NP Group executive recruiters suited to generating exec appointments at speed through an executive recruitment methodology.
  • Seek and secure market leaders with an appetite for and track record in driving top line revenue growth in a financial technology company through IT executive search firms. 


Services Breakdown

Executive Search
Recruitment Process Outsourcing
Strategic Workforce Resourcing

NP Group Solution: Executive Search

  • Target global technology leaders across the full breadth of financial markets for potential executive appointments at Finastra. 
  • Full confidential NP Executive Search methodology engaged.
  • Led by Mark Sparrow, rapid deployment of a team of three executive search consultants engaged locally, with offshore research support.
  • Talent market mapping key competitors utilising data-mining and market knowledge.



  • Competitor and industry side talent market mapping completed.
  • EVP designed and implemented in an aggressive go-to-market. resulting in hiring leaders
  • 4 President submissions, 4 President Interview requests (100%) resulting in executive hiring.
  • Breadth of candidate sources greater than client had previously experienced from other executive search firms.
  • President/CSO successfully appointed within 5 weeks from instruction - a highly reduced time-to-hire compared to other IT executive search firms.


"Following the acquisition of Finastra, NP Group helped us design and support our global talent acquisition strategy aligned to our new vision and values. Under Chris’ direction, NP Group successfully conducted three business critical board appointments and structured a long-term partnership framework to enable global leadership appointments across our Sales, Product, Service and Engineering operations, helping to transform the capability of Finastra to innovate and deliver market leading software and services in the financial sector.”

Charlotte de Metz, Global Human Resource Director, Finastra


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