Our Story

Establishing ourselves in early 2008 during the financial crisis, we have demonstrated that not even a tough market can slow us down. EC1 Partners, while capitalising on the wealth of experience the team possesses – was created as we saw a need for a new, more dynamic, more adaptable outfit that truly does what it says. Not only in terms of delivery for those we work with, but by creating an ongoing success story and building on proven track records within sales and the financial markets.

As we’ve grown within that market we’ve developed our service offering and began building relationships with the top talent within Sales and Marketing, Product, Professional Services, Operations and Support, Technology, and Interims/Contracts. Within those areas we cover roles such as Electronic Trading, Data, Research & Analytics, Capital Markets Software, Buy Side Software, RegTech, Payments, and Blockchain. We’ve also grown our international reach with offices now in London, New York, and Singapore. We now service the global FinTech market with a more comprehensive covering, ensuring that at all times we source and produce the premium level of talent in each sector.

With one eye firmly fixed on the present and the other fixed on the future, the only direction we are moving, is forward.


EC1 Partners started – with a focus on Business Development professionals


Product Management & Marketing divisions opened


New York office opened and our remit expanded to include contract, interim and retained


Singapore Office Opened


In 2016 we launched our Technology division


Today we work on a wide range of global Fintech mandate


Jake Gottlieb

Managing Director, EMEA

George Fierstone


Daniella Warner

Executive Assistant

Rich Lesser


Head of Electronic Trading, Digital Assets and Fintech Software/SaaS Sales EMEA

Phoebe davies

Senior Consultant

Head of Marketing and SaaS Sales EMEA

Ope Solaja

Senior Consultant

Electronic Trading, Digital Assets & Fintech Software/SaaS Sales EMEA

sammy altman

Global Head of Marketing

Dan Novoa

Digital Marketing Manager

Sam Gasson

Chief People Officer

Dave Fox

Head of Legal and Operations

Jay Sharer

Senior Consultant

Contract / Interim Roles EMEA

Shirom Kapur


Contract Division EMEA

Steph White


Head of Product, Technology, Implementation, Professional Services, & Pre-Sales EMEA (Permanent and Contract)

Nicky Harris

Team Manager

Pre Sales, CSM, Implementation, Product and Professional Services EMEA


Executive Consultant

Payments and Data EMEA

Andy Scotts

Senior Consultant

Data, Development and Infrastructure EMEA

Kish Patel

Senior Consultant

Head of Blockchain and Digital Assets EMEA

Ozge Gurbuz


Product Management and Professional Services EMEA

Dan Jorge

Senior Consultant

Payments and Fintech Software/SaaS Sales EMEA

Ollie Davis


Electronic Trading, Digital Assets and Fintech Software/SaaS Sales EMEA

What people are saying
Seth PhillipsFounder, Bound
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"EC1 has been a great recruitment partner for Bound. They helped us place a number of senior compliance and sales roles within a few weeks. Great for a company that's trying to expand rapidly."
Anoushka RaynerHead of Growth Commodities, Paxos
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"We have been partnering with EC1 on several key searches since they placed me with Paxos. EC1 have an excellent network in the fintech markets and have helped us identify and secure some crucial hires for the business. They have proved themselves time and again that they can deliver in a timely fashion."
Luc HovhannessianChief Revenue Officer, Finastra
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"EC1 has been a trusted partner in helping our growth in Asia. They understand our specific business needs here in the region, which is crucial in finding the right talent in a specialised industry."