Financial Services

The forces of globalization, consolidation, and convergence have been changing the landscape of financial services for years. The pace of change has accelerated in the age of disruption, with increasing risks, regulation and complexity. Financial firms are innovating and shifting towards more agile business models, so they can compete with fintech companies and new entrants in the industry. Artificial intelligence and big data have also pressed firms to innovate.

What We Do

The Financial Services practice at August Leadership presents exceptional leaders to build great organizations. With partner-led attention to every assignment and proven research methodology, we quickly access and attract strategic and agile talent that can both compete in today’s changing landscape and pilot companies and organizations to future success.

Our diverse group of consultants are entrepreneurial and collaborative in their thinking and approach and offer deep industry expertise across sectors to recruit top talent in this highly competitive, rapidly transforming industry.

Our Expertise

  • Corporate & Investment Banking
  • Consumer & Commercial Banking
  • Payments
  • Technology/Fintech
  • Insurance

Practice Team

Peter Grech


Peter has over 20 years of experience in an executive search spanning several continents. 

Eugenio Riquelme


Eugenio brings extensive experience as a search consultant and leadership advisor, specializing in the financial sector across diverse industries and organizational levels. 

Mary Macleod


As a trusted leadership advisor to boards, Mary chairs the Board & CEO Practice at August Leadership.

Kathy Tompkins


Kathy has more than 25 years of executive search experience in the financial services industry. 

John Purkiss


John has over 25 years of experience in executive search.  He has recruited senior executives and board members for a wide range of companies.

Hank Flores


Hank concentrates on assignments for senior leaders who drive growth, typically for companies seeking to improve strategic focus on their customers and consumers. 

Michelle Partipilo


Her experience spans a range of industries and sectors. Michelle specializes in VP, C-suite, and Board-Level searches primarily.

Katarina Dempsey


Katarina is an accomplished executive search professional and has 20-plus years of global experience in management consulting, recruiting, and executive search. 

Kelly Smith O'Hara


Kelly is a seasoned executive search advisor known for her expertise in placing top-tier HR executives.

Nathalie Spree


Nathalie brings 15 years of leadership recruiting expertise in MENA region across multiple sectors. 

Sae Keun (Sky) Yoo

Advisory Partner

Sky has over 30 years of diverse industry experience, with a strong focus on automotive and automation solutions industry in Asia and North America.

Constance Kassouf


Constance focuses on recruitment of senior leaders in investment banking and capital markets, private credit, and corporate M&A

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