FinTech & Payments

The pace of change in the Financial Services sector is rapid, with customers’ needs and expectations constantly evolving and new technology and innovation that aims to compete with traditional methods and channels to deliver services. The use of smartphones for mobile banking and investing services are examples of technologies aiming to make financial services more accessible to the general public. Organisations face the challenge to achieve ambitious revenue growth and profitability targets, whilst tackling increased risk, regulatory and market pressures. In order to help our clients identify and bring on board the executive talent who can flourish in this complex world we have developed an outstanding network of professional contacts across a wide spectrum of consumer focused and B2B sectors. Hence we are able to quickly and efficiently source high quality senior individuals across all business areas and functional disciplines.


The team successfully delivers mandates from our London and New York offices across North America and Europe. Given the rapid emergence of cutting edge technologies and fintech firms disrupting Financial Services industries, we strive to partner with our clients to ensure they stay ahead of their competition through technology innovation. As a business we recognise that our success only exists because we help our clients hire outstanding people who make a difference to shareholder and stakeholder return on investment. This is why each consultant is an industry expert who will invest considerable time in understanding and influencing your requirements.



Marcello Mosca

Marcello is a leading Executive Search specialist within FinTech, Retail Banking and Payments Sectors and, for the past 25 years, he has worked closely with some of the leading organisations operating both in the UK and internationally. Marcello specialises in recruiting for senior roles across all main Head Office functions, including Finance, Operations, Risk, Sales & Marketing and HR. Prior to running his own Search firm for 6 years, Marcello worked for two high profile executive search firms.

Andrew Watson

Andrew is an Associate Partner, specialising in Financial Technology. He has over 10 years of IT recruitment experience in Managing Directors, Sales Directors and senior IT roles (data science, cybersecurity, IoT and SaaS/IaaS). Mandates are UK, Europe and North America. Previous roles include senior sales management positions at Thomson Reuters and BT. Before his business career, Andrew spent 5 years as an infantry officer with the British Army.

Lars Sunnell

Based in the New York office, Lars joined Hanover Search Group in 2018 to initiate the IT and FinTech practices for the US market and works closely with the London office. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Economics & Sustainable Community Development Methods, prior to joining Hanover Lars began his sales career in 2015 at Yelp quickly becoming a Senior National Account Executive before then joining Robert Half Inc. to spearhead direct-hire searches within their Legal & Compliance team. With an in-depth knowledge of US corporate and legal infrastructure, Lars’ recruiting style is consultative and very strong in relationships.

Recently completed mandates

CFO, EMEA (Global FinTech)
Global Sales Director, Mobile Payments
Account Director, B2B Payments
SVP, M&A (Global FinTech)
Head of Pricing & Proposition, Credit Cards