Trusted by the world's most successful Fintech.

Executive search and advisory solutions to launch, scale and expand high-growth Fintech.


Delivering world-class talent to world-class Fintech.


About Tier One People.

Founded in 2016 by Dexter Cousins, Tier One People is the recommended Executive Search partner by industry body, FinTech Australia.

We’re behind over one hundred successful leadership hires with 57 (and counting) clients.


Based on 150 successful hires with 57 Fintech companies.

  • Retention rates 98% 98%
  • Offers accepted 99% 99%
  • Female hires 41% 41%
  • Briefs delivered within 30 business days 80% 80%

Tier One People is proud to partner with world-class Fintech innovators 





Your growth is our business.

We’re in the business of helping companies grow. Clients get more than executive search when they choose Tier One People.

Become a client and get access to an unrivalled global network in Fintech.

Connect to the right people, partners and investors. 

Launch, scale and innovate with the right partners.



International Fintech launching in Australia.

Country Manager

Managing Director

Leadership Teams

Business Development


Australian Fintech Series B+ and beyond.



Executive Management




Banks and Big Tech building Fintech ventures.



Executive Management in product and technology

World-leading Fintech partner with Tier One People to launch.

Trade ledger

Australia Country CEO Search.

Completed in 3 months.


Revolut is one of the world’s fastest-growing Fintech. Currently valued at US $5.5bn and with a recent capital raise of US$580m.

In the last year, Revolut has grown to 2100 staff and 15m customers.

As the first country outside of Europe for Revolut, the Australian CEO appointment was deemed mission-critical.

The briefing process involved multiple stakeholders, including Australian regulators.

The profile unique –  a banker who could launch a tech startup in Australia and meet regulatory guidelines for licensing.

Tier One People delivered a diverse shortlist within two weeks.

Multiple stakeholders in different timezones, a new board and new investors could have made the process highly complex.

With Tier One People embedded into the Revolut Recruitment team, the process ran smoothly.

As the process progressed to the offer stage we supported Revolut in the remuneration and ESOP package, identifying potential challenges in tax laws.

12 months on and Matt Baxby is now acting as Global CEO for Revolut.

“I’ve rarely met someone who is so well networked and versed in the topic of hiring great people within Fintech – a true veteran and someone to learn from.”

Eddie Lee

Japan CEO, Revolut.

Hire world-class talent in the next 30 days.

Tier One People completes 80% of searches within 30 days. How do we deliver so fast?

We’ve designed a hiring process geared for high-growth Fintech. Our network of world-class Fintech talent is unmatched, giving you access to the right people when you need them.



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

In-depth consultation sets the platform for hiring 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.

Fintech talent market mapping. A unique marketing approach to attracting the best talent.

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

Initial consultation has saved clients $thousands in hiring costs.



A premium service at an affordable cost.

Role profiling, support with salaries, ESOP plans and structures.

Podcast interview showcasing your business on the Fintech Chatter Podcast.

Fintech talent market mapping. Access to a global network.

Shortlist in two weeks, hire in six weeks.

Offer negotiation, background checks and references.

The people behind Tier One People.

Joanne Cousins

Joanne Cousins


Joanne runs Tier One People operations, events, media and partnerships.

Her 15 years in recruitment and time spent at professional services firm Ernst and Young makes Tier One People tick.

Dexter Cousins

Dexter Cousins

Managing Director

Dexter heads up executive search and advisory.

Recognised globally as a thought leader in Fintech and all things talent, Dexter is also host of the FinTech Chatter Podcast.

Most importantly Dexter is a devoted Dad and Husband.

“As a family run business our principles of trust, fairness, doing the right thing and having fun extends to clients and community.”

Tier One People Fintech Executive Search
David Washbrook Look Who's Charging

David Washbrook, Co-Founder. Look Who’s Charging.

” We started working with Dexter in 2018, just as LWC was gaining traction with the Big 4 banks.

Initially, we approached Tier One People to help with hiring but quickly realised where Dexter could help us most was through regular guidance and advice.

Each time we approached Dexter with a brief, he really challenged us on the end game and whether the hire was mission-critical.

We saved thousands on recruiter fees and over $300,000 on salaries. And we avoided a lot of potential headaches in the business.

We made a successful exit from LWC in mid-2019, with Dexter providing us with guidance on the market and if the timing was right.

Dexter’s professionalism and expertise in Fintech is unmatched and we can highly recommend his services. “


Get better results from your hiring.


Of briefs finished in 30 days


Success in retention of hires

Launch, scale and innovate with world-class talent.

Get in touch with Tier One People

We operate as a Remote First business. Please use the form to contact us and we'll get straight back to you.

If you do need to send us anything by snail mail our address:

Level 6, 11 York St, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia.