• Financial Services & Banking

    Technology, regulation and changing customer expectations are challenging traditional business models within financial services. Bringing people strategies up to speed with disruption and change is an opportunity to innovate, differentiate and attract new diversity of talent.
     
  • Financial Services & Banking

    Technology, regulation and changing customer expectations are challenging traditional business models within financial services. Bringing people strategies up to speed with disruption and change is an opportunity to innovate, differentiate and attract new diversity of talent.
  • Financial Services & Banking

    Technology, regulation and changing customer expectations are challenging traditional business models within financial services. Bringing people strategies up to speed with disruption and change is an opportunity to innovate, differentiate and attract new diversity of talent.
Financial Services remains a globally diverse talent pool. The recent disruptions in the industry in terms of geopolitical landscape, rapid advancements in technology, consolidation, globalization and increased transparency, corporate governance and compliance have fueled the thirst for talent that can make a difference. Continuous change management and competitive environment suggest our client requirements are becoming more specific and specialized not just from a technical perspective, but diversity and cultural alignment play a much more important factor in the war for talent across the industry.
InterSearch as a global leader in executive search has access to over 50 countries through the extensive network of 90 offices to ensure good global coverage for our clients in both developed and emerging markets.
Our global capabilities and dedicated financial services consulting team ensure we are able to add value across the diversity of the industry. With the unique ability to provide market intelligence, depth of knowledge and track record of placingproviding senior executive to specialized mid-level talent across:
  • Consumer/Retail Banking
  • Corporate/Wholesale/Commercial Banking
  • Investment Banking
  • Financial Services
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Payment Industry
  • Capital Markets
  • Asset Management
  • Private Banking & Wealth Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Structured Finance
  • SME & Micro Finance
  • Insurance
  • Commodity Trading Companies
InterSearch has placed senior executive talent within CEO, General Manager & SVP roles. As well as specialized talent within such roles as Head of Digital Transformation, International Compliance Officer & Head of Financial Crime. Along with traditional leadership opportunities such as Chief Investment Officer (CIO), Head of Retail & Head of Payments.

Financial Services & Banking

Group Leader
  • Samantha Robinson
    Samantha Robinson
    InterSearch Middle East
S.Robinson@intersearch.org

Financial Services & Banking Group - Regional Leaders

Americas

  • Ashlee Wagner
    Ashlee Wagner
    InterSearch USA
A.Wagner@intersearch.org

Asia Pacific

  • Peter Waite
    Peter Waite
    InterSearch Australia
P.Waite@intersearch.org

Central Eastern Europe

  • Aristotelis Bassios
    Aristotelis Bassios
    InterSearch Germany
A.Bassios@intersearch.org

North West Europe & MEA

  • Jan S. Øinæs
    Jan S. Øinæs
    InterSearch Norway
J.Oinaes@intersearch.org
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Samantha Robinson
InterSearch Middle East

Managing Director, Middle East

Sam has almost 20 years combined executive search and in-house recruitment experience. She has developed her global leadership career with InterSearch in both Australia & Middle East. Sam was born in Kuwait, educated in Australia and lived in London and Canada for a number of years working within the HR teams of Merrill Lynch and BP International. In the Middle East, she worked with Standard Chartered Bank as the Regional Talent Acquisition Specialist, Middle East, Pakistan & Africa (MEPA); focusing on senior-level hires as well as committing to the global diversity agenda to attract Arab, African & female talent into the organisation.

Samantha has been based in the Middle East region over 12 years and is currently Managing Director – Middle East. She is responsible for building and leading a multi-cultural team of high-performing Consultants and Research Associates across four offices and serving a variety of global, regional and country specific clients across the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region. Sam personally focuses on executing executive search assignments across the full spectrum of the Banking & Finance sector and became the InterSearch Worldwide Practice Group Leader for the Financial Services sector in 2014.

Sam is a big believer in identifying and attracting disruptive global talent to help organisations transform, innovate, challenge and drive commercial opportunities to achieve success.

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”
– Winston Churchill

Sam holds a Bachelor of Science, with a major in Psychology, from the University of Melbourne in Australia and was recently elected to the InterSearch worldwide Board of Directors in 2017.

Ashlee Wagner
InterSearch USA

Ashlee Wagner is a practice leader who leads Charles Aris’ Financial Services practice across banking, insurance, wealth management, credit card, payments and fintech clients. Ashlee primarily focuses on Strategy & Corporate Development roles, recruiting current and former management consultants from Bain & Company, The Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey & Company, as well as other top-tier consulting firms.

Ashlee holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Prior to joining Charles Aris, Ashlee worked for State Farm Insurance with a focus on auto, home, life and health insurance as well as banking products.

Ashlee has a passion for helping others and spending time with friends and family. Outside of work, she enjoys checking off her bucket list and traveling to new places with her husband, John; spending time with their dogs, Marley and Riley; and supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Peter Waite
InterSearch Australia

Peter Waite has been involved working within Executive Search for over thirty three years and is presently a Board Director of InterSearch Worldwide and CEO of InterSearch Australia.

Peter has conducted assignments in Executive Search throughout Australia and has directed international appointments. He has recruited and counselled executives in a wide range of disciplines including education marketing, accounting, banking, finance and engineering for large corporations and small businesses. These assignments have included CEO and executive management as well as Non Executive Directors for commercial and Not for Profit organisations.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and his background in marketing and human resources and vast networks has led to the expansion of the InterSearch Worldwide, both nationally and internationally. This expansion has led to the direction of Executive Search assignments within Australia and internationally for national corporations and government authorities.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Business Marketing from Monash University and an MBA from RMIT University.

Aristotelis Bassios
InterSearch Germany

Aristotelis Bassios is a client partner of InterSearch Germany, based in Frankfurt.

He has been active in executive search since 2008 and advises national and international companies in the financial services, professional services, and technology sectors. His focus is on filling management positions with a focus on banking IT and digital transformation. He also supports technology and consulting companies in filling demanding vacancies in the areas of operations, sales, and marketing.

As a consultant with many years of experience in the technology and financial services sector, he has an organically grown network of decision-makers at CIO, CDO and CTO level, and provides intensive support to his customers in the strategic realignment of IT in times of rapidly changing business models at banks, Asset managers and insurance companies.

In his previous position, Aristotelis Bassios worked for several years as a principal at a leading international executive search company, and previously helped to set up the Financial and Professional Services teams at two personnel consultancy boutiques.

In his private life, he is enthusiastic about technological innovations, culture, and literature of the American east coast as well as Mediterranean cuisine. In terms of sport, he is more oriented towards the north: in the Bundesliga he sticks to Werder Bremen.
Aristotelis Bassios is a client partner of InterSearch Germany, based in Frankfurt.

He has been active in executive search since 2008 and advises national and international companies in the financial services, professional services, and technology sectors. His focus is on filling management positions with a focus on banking IT and digital transformation. He also supports technology and consulting companies in filling demanding vacancies in the areas of operations, sales, and marketing.

As a consultant with many years of experience in the technology and financial services sector, he has an organically grown network of decision-makers at CIO, CDO and CTO level, and provides intensive support to his customers in the strategic realignment of IT in times of rapidly changing business models at banks, Asset managers and insurance companies.

In his previous position, Aristotelis Bassios worked for several years as a principal at a leading international executive search company, and previously helped to set up the Financial and Professional Services teams at two personnel consultancy boutiques.

In his private life, he is enthusiastic about technological innovations, culture, and literature of the American east coast as well as Mediterranean cuisine. In terms of sport, he is more oriented towards the north: in the Bundesliga he sticks to Werder Bremen.

Jan S. Øinæs
InterSearch Norway

IWW Sub-leader Banking and Financial Services and Managing Partner Oslo

After four years of working in London’s finance sector, Jan has dedicated his past 12 years to executive search and recruiting senior personnel within financial services and banking in Norway and internationally. As partner with Sekse & Hogstad (Norwegian member of Intersearch) Jan has since his entry to the company in 2012 been instrumental in developing its footprint in the Norwegian executive search industry as Managing Partner of the Oslo office. Jan also serves as Western & Northern Europe Sub-Leader for Banking and Financial Services Practice Group.

As part of the management team with Sekse & Hogstad Jan has helped build the company’s sector focus towards oil & gas, shipping, infrastructure and financial services and banking. While supporting the competitive advantage that lies in true diversity, and being an advocate for talent prepared to lead in an ever-changing digitalized world, Jan brings true dedication in securing long term solutions on behalf of both client and candidate.

Jan holds a Master of Business Administration degree from European School of Economics in London, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Macquarie University in Sydney. Jan is also a Sub-Lieutenant with the Norwegian Coastal Artillery.

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