Launch, scale, innovate with the right people.

Trusted by world class Fintech to deliver world class leadership talent.



World-class talent build world-class Fintech.

We have asked hundreds of successful founders their secret to success. They all agree it comes down to hiring the right leaders.

But hiring for Fintech is difficult, time consuming, expensive and risky.

Tier One People takes away the complexity, offering a simpler way for you to hire the right leadership talent, fast and affordably.

That’s why companies like Revolut, 10x, Trade Ledger, x15 Ventures and many more trust us to help them launch, scale and innovate.

Fintech Executive Search

Are you looking for a unicorn?


Tier One People can help you bring in world-class Fintech talent.

We fill 80% of positions in under 30 days.

98% of hires are successful in the role.

Take the complexity out of hiring great people and get on with scaling your company.

It’s a partnership that works for world-class Fintech.

Matt Baxby, Country CEO, Revolut.

“I have dealt with a lot of recruiters over the years and I have found Tier One People to be super capable and quite different from others in the space.

I genuinely felt like they wanted to find the right candidate for Revolut, but also the right fit for the candidate.

In a service sector that has become more and more transactional, the value placed on trust and delivering for the long term have become diluted in importance.

However, the opposite is true for anyone looking to build a sustainable business built on great people.

I could see there was a strong value alignment between Tier One People and Revolut in this regard.”

Exceptional results from your hiring.

If hiring was simple we wouldn’t have a business. 

Despite rapid advancements in technology, hiring remains one of the most complex, time-consuming and costly parts of scaling a business.

The risks associated with hiring are compounded in the fast-moving, skills short, highly regulated world of Fintech. 

Make the wrong hire and the consequences on your business could be drastic.

You need recruitment partners who are experts in their domain. Consultants who can guide, support, educate on the market, provide contextual insights and get the right result.

At Tier One People you get to work with executive search partners who understand your challenges and offer an unrivalled track record of hiring world-class talent.


Over one hundred successful hires with 40+ Fintech companies.

  • Retention rate 97% 97%
  • Offers accepted 98% 98%
  • Female hires 43% 43%
  • Briefs delivered within 30 days 80% 80%

How to hire world-class talent in 30 days.



We invest the time to truly understand what your business wants to achieve.

Our consultation sets the platform for success.

First Principles and Design Thinking workshops help us determine the challenges, long term goals and outcomes for the role.

Stakeholder interviews provide context to the company culture and dynamics.


We take a data-driven approach to hiring.

Using studies on 50 high growth Fintech and over 300 leadership interviews on scaling Fintech.

Growth and hiring plan outlining your path to growth.

Choose from a range of cost-effective solutions to help you scale.

Initial consultation can save clients $thousands in hiring costs.



A premium service at an affordable cost.

Role profiling, guidance on salary package and benefits.

Podcast interview showcasing your business on the FinTech Australia Podcast.

Fintech talent market mapping. Access to a global network.

Shortlist of engaged candidates in two weeks.

Offer negotiation, background checks and references.

“If you’re looking to hire someone in the fintech space in Australia (and likely even beyond), make Dexter your first call. Seriously.

He’s extremely well connected, “gets it”, and will handle your hiring process with integrity, professionalism and a super-positive attitude.

Dexter makes it feel achievable, and delivers within a fantastic timeline to boot.

A++++ would work with him again! “

Marie Steinthaler, VP Global Products, TrueLayer

Marie Steinthaler TrueLayer
Dexter Cousins FinTech Australia Podcast

About Tier One People.

Founded in 2016 by Dexter Cousins, Tier One People is the recommended executive search consultancy by industry body, FinTech Australia.

Tier One People is proud to partner with FinTech Australia on initiatives like The Finnies, the FinTech Talent Market and FinTech Australia Podcast.

Dexter is recognised globally as a thought leader in Fintech. He’s host of the FinTech Australia Podcast and most importantly a devoted Dad and Husband.

As a family run business, our family values of trust, fairness and doing the right thing extends to clients and community.

Leading Through A Crisis

We host and produce Australia’s leading Fintech podcast listened to in over 40 countries!

Tune in for exclusive interviews with global Fintech leaders and influencers.

Get better results from your hiring.


Of briefs completed in 30 business days


Of Tier One People hires are successful

Launch, scale and innovate with world-class talent.