Chief Technology Officers who operate across big banks, leading financial institutions and even FinTech innovators are currently in high demand -- particularly with our large capital market clients. CTOs define the strategic direction of the business, are capable of collaborating with executive teams and business leaders and are wanted for road mapping and problem-solving.
Successful CTOs know a wide range of languages and often have experience as a developer and are able to manage teams to achieve technical success. Find your CTO specialist below.
Since I joined Caspian One in 2007 the FinTech landscape has changed dramatically. For me, this has been a blessing, as it's allowed me to work up from ground level to now dealing with top-tier clients across the UK financial markets. In addition, I also have the benefit of a great team to manage, who are consistently delivering quality highly skilled candidates for our 30+ key clients in particular niche verticals.
When my clients have endorsed me in the past, it’s typically been because of three elements; my professionalism, my working knowledge of the support market, and my due diligence throughout the process. Whilst it’s common for recruiters to promote these abilities, I’ve proven them time and again, across 5 years of recruiting for top-tier financial clients. I’m proud to say I both understand and comprehend the technologies, projects and skill demands in the market today - which allows me not just fill gaps, but truly place the right people.
When it comes to recruitment, my approach is entirely people first. I operate equal-standing relationships with my entire network, built upon my expectations of contacts, to be honest, direct and open - coupled with me meeting their demands; providing transparent, flexible and thorough support with a high-level attention to detail. I was brought on to expand the reach in Infrastructure and Support with a particular focus on trading platform vendor SME’s. However, from the successful progression of that market, I’ve also been tasked to head up Caspian One’s developing Cloud presence - recruiting architects within the Cloud space with skill sets not just solely technical but also including evangelists to offer a wide range of truly talented individuals.
I genuinely enjoy talking to people and working out how I can help. I want to know their current situation and where they want to be. I also want to understand the market and its trends. To me, It's a problem-solving exercise that can only be conquered by truly understanding both a candidates desires and a client's expectations. Not only do I ensure I understand a candidates background, technical ability and motivations - I also appreciate that culture, environment, and team-fit are equally paramount for any hire. Clear and consistent communication is key. Without total transparency, expectations cannot be managed and ultimately, that is where any recruiter will fail. I pride myself on being completely frank in any given exchange; with the understanding that this will lead to a swift and stress-free experience. Not only can I provide candidates who I know can do the job, but I do it efficiently and make the entire experience as straightforward as any hire could possibly be.