Launch, scale, innovate.

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



It takes Tier One People to build world-class Fintech.

We’ve asked hundreds of founders their secret to success. They all agree it comes down to hiring tier-one people.

Hiring outstanding talent can be difficult, time consuming, expensive and risky. The fast-paced and highly regulated space of Fintech adds another layer of complexity.

Tier One People takes away the complexity, offering a simpler way for you to hire the right leadership talent, faster and more affordably than traditional executive search.

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

Fintech Executive Search

Looking for a unicorn?

We’ll help you bring in world-class Fintech talent, fast.

80% of positions are filled in under 30 business days.

98% of hires are successful in the role.

Get on with scaling your company and leave the hiring in the safe hands of Tier One People.

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 hiring results.

If hiring tier-one people was simple we wouldn’t have a business.

Hiring remains one of the most complex, time-consuming and costly parts of scaling a business.

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

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

You need recruitment partners who are experts in their domain.

At Tier One People our consultants will guide, support, educate, provide market insights and deliver the right result.

Work with executive search partners who understand your challenges and offer an unrivaled track record of hiring world-class talent.


150+ successful leadership hires with 53+ Fintech clients.

  • Retention rate 98% 98%
  • Offers accepted 99% 99%
  • Female hires 43% 43%
  • Briefs delivered within 30 days 80% 80%

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 Chatter 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 and the FinTech Talent Market.

Dexter is recognised globally as a thought leader in Fintech talent. He’s host of the FinTech Chatter 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.

Fintech Chatter Podcast Dexter Cousins

Tier One People produce and host Fintech Chatter, 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

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