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Dexter Cousins.

Dexter is Founder and Managing Director of Tier One People, Australia’s leading Fintech Executive Search partners.

Recognised globally as a thought leader in Fintech, Dexter also hosts the FinTech Australia Podcast. But his most important job is being a devoted Dad and Husband.


Beginning his recruitment career in the late 1990’s Dexter is fortunate to have worked with industry leaders.

Moving to Australia in 2004, Dexter joined Aquent to work under Greg Savage. At the time, Dexter was one of the first recruiters in Australia to specialise in digital innovation and product.


Carmichael Fisher

in 2007 he became practice lead for financial services with global Executive Search partners, Carmichael Fisher. 

During his 5 years with the business, Dexter made key appointments in world leading banking and financial services companies.

Q Consulting Group

Dexter joined as Partner in 2012 to set up and run a financial services practice.

It became apparent that the world of fin services and banking was being disrupted. And it was in this period where Dexter began carving a niche and reputation supporting tech startups and challenger banks like Virgin Money.

Tier One People

In 2016 Dexter launched Tier One People with a vision to become partners of choice for the world’s most innovative Fintech.

Connect with Dexter.

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“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.”

Matt Baxby

Country CEO, Revolut.

Dexter’s areas of expertise.

Global Search.

Board advisory


CXO (product, risk, growth, tech)

Search - Specialist hires.

Country Manager

Sales Director

Head of (product, risk, growth, tech)

Advisory services.

New Business/Investment

Leadership Coaching

Human Capital Advisory

Years in the industry.

Searches completed.


Success rate.

We’ve got a simple philosophy when it comes to culture and values.

We are a family run business.  And we’ve extended our own family values of trust, fairness and doing the right thing to our clients and the fintech community.


Trust is earned. And we seek to earn your trust by being highly competent, honest, and  transparent when you deal with us.



We enter all business relationships as a partnership. It is our intention that all of our customers come out winning from the partnership. If we get something wrong, we fix it. 

Doing the right thing.

Actions speak louder than words. With the Fintech community impacted by Covid, Tier One People has partnered with FinTech Australia to create a Fintech Talent Group providing support to those whose jobs have been impacted.

“This crisis will cost many their jobs, and the fintech industry is not immune. However the FinTech Talent Marketplace is a way that we can help those whose jobs are impacted and keep them in the ecosystem.”

Rebecca Schot-Guppy

CEO, FinTech Australia

Where to Find us.

The Studio Level 6/11-17 York St, Sydney NSW 2000

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