Accelerating digital transformation

There is increasing competition facing Traditional Financial Institutions from vibrant new entrants. Evidence shows the global investment in Fintech (Financial Technology) has increased exponentially. 2008 saw over USD $930 million invested, while 2014 saw over USD $12 billion invested, with that figure being doubled in 2015.

Financial services is clearly the prime area for technological innovation. The way people save their money, how they spend it, the tools they use to invest their money – all these methods are rapidly changing more than ever before, across each and every continent.

Our approach and focus

The Global Fintech Practice at Amrop Carmichael Fisher is comprised of 17 partners with vast experience within the Financial Technology markets. They closely work with a powerful portfolio consisting of Financial Services and Software Solutions, Services providers, global Consultancy firms and Technology start-ups that operate within a range of disrupting sectors including Fundraising and Asset Management, Money Transfers and Loans, and Mobile Payments.

Our Global FinTech Practice consists of Researchers and Consultants that are experienced in working with both Technology and Financial Services companies. Having this dual focus allows for a thorough understanding of these two powerfully interconnected industries, and also creates a robust platform for selecting and hiring forward-thinking leaders that possess a cultural fit and relevant expertise.

Our ingrained research-intensive approach ensures that our clients are always in line with the most current human capital and sectoral trends.


Sector Focus
1AI, ML and Data Analytics

Data will be used to better lead organisations and create new business opportunities reshaping your organisations. The future of work will change, humans and machines working more hand-in-hand.

Talent shortfalls will be an issue as mathematical, technical and analytical profiles will be in high demand.

There will be a need to blend technical and academic excellence with business acumen. Needing ethical and sustainable, holistic decision-making with respecting societal concerns.

Our team has access to a global talent pool - deep relationships with skilled and innovative candidates and academics around the world. Our executive search success will bring you outstanding professionals who are able to optimise the new business opportunities of data, AI and ML.

2Chief Information Officers, Non-Executive Directors

Technology not only brings physical change to an organisation. The type of leaders that implement the technological change are wired differently as well. Each with her / his own knowledge, experience and specialism. This starts in the board; their primary responsibility should be to remove the false sense of security, comfort, and routine by trying to uncover all the factors that are yet unknown.

There is a high demand for IT Directors (CIO’s) in applications and ERP, cybersecurity, IT operations and infrastructure, networking, cloud, digital solutions and platforms. Your organisation needs these Digital Directors who also are customer centric, can manage key stakeholder, are great in storytelling and a learner for the board.

Amrop Carmichael Fisher brings valuable experience in how to setup an executive search strategy to find you these leaders. The successful process will include our leadership assessment and exclusive Amrop Digital Competency model.

3Cloud, Software, Saas and Apps

The advances in CPU power and distribution are driving a new need for competitive software solutions among a wide array of companies. The digital transformation is software-centric and the industry growth shows lot of potential for high performance. From DevOps to low-code apps and platforms, ERP, Cloud, SaaS, software development trends change as fast as technology itself.

Amrop Digital practice prides itself on dynamism: an agile, connected and forward looking global team.

They are positioned to support your executive search request for exceptional professionals who can anticipate and address the transformational challenges of their business and industry.

4Credit Unions and Mutual Banks

Credit Unions and Mutual Banks have faced extraordinary changes in recent years. This is likely to continue for years to come, creating the need for a new generation of leaders to navigate the challenges they face in future. The adoption of new payments outside of traditional offerings, pressure to invest in technology and a calling to have leverage in the realm of automation are all factors that demonstrate new ways of doing business are replacing the ways of old. Additionally there are considerations re how interactions are made on the ground – digital or in branches, with changes in recent years necessitating in-person and electronic excellence to maintain market share.

The increase in complexity Credit Unions face, presents the need for talent that is ready and willing to tackle these challenges with creativity and innovation to excel beyond traditional expectations. At Amrop Carmichael Fisher, we are constantly receptive to the shifting paradigms in this space and tailor our search offerings to track the top leaders in the sector.

Merger & Acquisition activity has increased substantially in recent times and led to substantial corporate restructuring and movement of talent. With Mutual Banks having an established presence in Australia’s regional and rural areas, it can be difficult for them to attract strong talent to their geographies when the need arises. Amrop Carmichael Fisher has a strong record of identifying and attracting talent to regional locations, seeing these as opportunities for our candidates to combine an attractive career opportunity with an enviable rural lifestyle.

Amrop Carmichael Fisher are adept at understanding the challenges that Mutual Banks are presented with and are mindful of the intricacies concerning their members and the long-term outlook necessary to nurture fruitful and mutually beneficial relationships. We craft our search processes to best suit the established principles of a Mutual, identifying those who are engaged in mutuality of business and management of such a strong community, creating Leaders For What’s Next.





Digitisation is an inevitable process for all major sectors and companies. Cyber threats are an inherent part of this revolution. All boards and executives must deal with this new reality.

Amrop Carmichael Fisher helps your our client to define and fill top-level Security Officer and Head of Cybersecurity roles. We bring an excellent understanding of key requirements, potential vulnerabilities, and organisational context.

Amrop Digital practice prides itself on where and how to start an executive search assignment to find these high in demand talented leaders.


Amrop’ s Global Fintech Practice team has extensive experience and focus within the financial technology markets. The Practice works closely with a dynamic portfolio of global consultancy firms, financial software solutions and services providers and technology start-ups operating in a series of disrupting sectors: mobile payments, money transfers and loans, fundraising and asset management.

The Amrop Carmichael Fisher team has in-depth executive search experience working with both financial services and technology companies. This dual focus provides a thorough understanding of these two interconnected industries, and is a powerful platform for identifying and hiring forward-looking leaders with the relevant expertise, cultural fit and successful Fintech growth experience.

7Media & Entertainment

The Media and Entertainment sector is in a high growth dynamic environment. Specific consumer demands on distributed content (language, usage, content volatility, emotional factors, and beyond) creates a need for other leaders.

There is an explosion in handheld home access devices and breakthrough of broadband networks. All leading to transitioning to medium-independent content distribution.

Multiple media and entertainment sub-sectors like Broadcast, Print, Telecom Operators, Online Gaming and Location based have their own dynamics and need for new leaders.

Amrop Carmichael Fisher serves a wide spectrum of players, from creative start-ups to mature multinationals. The team is positioned to support your executive search request for exceptional professionals who can surf the turmoil that is reconfiguring your marketplace.


Telecom companies need to find a new winning formula. These organisations are impacted by digital disruption. OTT and social media channels are a continued presence which are causing erosion of core voice- and messaging business. Together with regulatory pressures and fierce competition of direct and substitutes revenues are in structural decline.

New leaders are need to dissolve traditional silos, streamline and develop new business teams to bring value. Using executive search assignments you can target new talented leaders who have the innovative and an efficient utility mindset. They bring experience in leveraging global mobility, a focus on digital variables, bold thinking, CRM and omnichannel expertise.

Amrop Carmichael Fisher has an extensive experience in the telecom sector and local and global coverage with a context-driven methodology.

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