Tier One People is a Global Fintech Executive Search and Recruitment firm supporting technology platforms, challenger banks and software companies creating the next generation of Financial Services.

We provide a tailored, highly professional service that delivers Game Changing talent to our customers.



We are extremely well connected to investors, government, media and talent. Benefit from strategic introductions to help you rapidly scale.



200 plus Interviews and 4 years of Research and Data gives. Global Fintech knowledge underpinned by local market intelligence and trends.



Support with salary benchmarking, bonus, share plans and ESOP guidance. Specific plans for each stage of growth.



Competitor talent mapping and assessment combined with employee branding strategies to hire the right talent.

Recruitment as a Service.

Are you looking to scale rapidly? We offer a more affordable solution to the traditional recruitment agency model which delivers superior results.

Our talent experts work in tandem with a clients HR/Talent teams on a flexible monthly subscription, ensuring a swift and successful recruitment drive. Working on a monthly subscription basis enables our consultants to focus on one thing: helping clients hire the very best talent, fast.

Talent consultants are carefully selected based on experience, ethics, commitment to delivery and industry expertise. All consultants have set KPI’s ensuring you get the results you need.



Find And Hire Your Australian Launch Team



C-Suite & Leadership Talent As You Scale. 


Hire For Global Expansion – London | Singapore | Melbourne | Sydney

Fintech Recruitment

Track Record.

The Tier One People value proposition is geared to businesses post revenue and usually >Series B or ASX listed.

Our expertise lies in helping International Fintech launch in Australia and Australian startups scale and expand.

Operating at a senior level, we find expert talent for C-Suite and Leadership positions for clients in Australia, Europe, Asia and North America.

Since launching in 2016 we have worked on numerous high-profile searches and provided advisory services to enable rapid scale and expansion.

Design Hiring.

We’ve developed an approach to hiring that enables Fintech to launch and scale fast.

It’s called ‘Design Hiring’ and combined with a network of the very best talent in Fintech we see:

Retention rates (after 6 month probation)
Offers Accepted
Average Fill Time
Female Hires



Identify the problem behind the hire and what success looks like



Discuss and present a range of solutions to fix your immediate problem and deliver long term success



With the local market mapped and global networks in place clients hire on average within 4 weeks of the search



Game changing talent

Eddie Lee

‘I’ve rarely met someone who is so well networked and versed in the topic of hiring great people within Fintech.’

APAC Director Operations| Revolut

Leda Glyptis

‘If changing the industry is the name of the game and ‘good enough’ won’t do, especially when it comes to talent, then Dexter gets that, and it makes all the difference.’

CEO| 11:FS Foundry
The team.

Our ethos is simple. Do the right thing by our customers and success follows. 

We are honest, straight talking and get sh!t done. 

With over 35 years combined recruitment expertise across Tech, Startups, Banking and Fin Services, we make a formidable team.

And we are on a mission to  help our customers grow and be successful by connecting them with the very best people in the industry.

If you value true partnerships, get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

Dexter Cousins

Founder and Director

Sydney | Melbourne | Singapore | London | C-Suite and Leadership.

Mob: +61 415 551 138

Joanne Cousins Tier One People Director
Talent Director

Talent Sourcing and Recruitment as a Service.

Mob: +61 432 987 271