Financial Services

Our clients trust us to deliver on one of the most important investment decisions – their leadership. Why? Because they know that we’re committed to finding the very best senior talent in the financial services market. We are strategic resourcing partners with a professional and open style – and we take pride in the contribution we make to our clients’ success.

We work with our clients to develop a deep understanding of their operations and culture. Using this insight, we then utilise our industry knowledge, functional expertise and extensive networks to identify and deliver them the highest calibre of candidates.

We have advanced capability across all main roles and functions in the financial services sector, including but not limited to:

  • Finance – CFO, Head of Finance, Finance Transformation, Corporate Transactions
  • Risk – CRO, Head of Risk (Credit, Market, Operational), Fraud Strategy & Analytics
  • Compliance - Compliance Director, Head of Regulatory Compliance, Compliance Consultancy
  • Marketing – CMO, Head of Marketing/Product, Digital, Insight
  • Operations - COO, Operations Director
  • Technology - CIO, Head of Service Delivery, Application Management
  • Change – Change Director, Project/Programme Manager

James Griffin Associate Consultant

James Griffin

Tell us about your role:

As an Associate Consultant within our Financial Services Practice, I support the delivery of senior-level assignments, partnering with our directors to identify the best talent in the Financial Services sector. Leveraging my extensive senior level network, I’m able to work to a brief and produce high-quality results very quickly. I enjoy the challenge, the responsibility and the precise approach which is needed in order to get the best results for myself and the team.

What were you doing before you joined Capita Executive Recruitment?

I joined Capita Executive in 2016. Before that, I worked on executive-level mandates for over ten years, spanning search and interim projects across the UK and overseas.

What do you get up to outside of work?

I enjoy running, keeping fit and watching true crime documentaries – but most importantly, I love spending time with my family.

0207 932 4368 / 07736 491 816

Gavin Best Managing Director

Gavin Best

Tell us about your role:

As the Managing Director of Capita Executive Recruitment, I personally place executives operating across the UK and EMEA. Our practice spans a range of verticals including Technology, Media & Telecoms, and Retail & Consumer. I’ve specialised within these sectors for over a decade, introducing senior Business Transformation and C-suite executives and Directors across all functions. I love helping people find work and relish understanding and addressing my client’s pain points within global programmes and large-scale projects. It never ceases to amaze me how hard recruitment has become over the last 15 years – but that’s what makes it all the more rewarding when it’s done right.

What were you doing before you joined Capita Executive Recruitment?

After a short career playing “soccer” on the East Coast of America, I returned to the UK with no idea what to do next. Football was no longer a viable option as I was carrying a few extra stone by the time I returned to the UK, so, instead I decided to try my hand at recruitment - here we are 17 years later and I’m still in the industry. Before joining Capita, I was Director for an AIM listed Interim business and prior to that, I had led two boutique Search and Interim companies.

What do you get up to outside of work?

I spend most of my time socialising with friends and family. I also enjoy wasting money on cars and watches!