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Building a FinTech start up team for a mortgage technology provider

Client Story

Delivery summary

Supporting a FinTech through their start up, scale up phase, Grovelands helped our client define their cultural drivers, attract and screen talent for cultural and technical ‘fit’ as well as providing HR and payrolling services whilst the corporate functions developed.

Key activities


The Challenge

Building the team.

Our client had recently established their start up having spun out from the ‘big bank’ where they had started life.  The team of 3 had worked together delivering projects but they had previously been able to rely on support from corporate functions and resources that were no longer available to them. They would need to scale up their team quickly but were alert to the disruption a ‘wrong’ hire could have on a nascent business and the likely need to pivot significant elements of their business in response to market feedback.  They would need technical expertise but they needed people that would be the right ‘fit’ for their team and particular situation.


The Solution

A full service offering.

The FinTech needed to work with a partner that could support them through their scale up phase providing insights and expertise on talent acquisition in this space with the ability to flex and provide support in areas where they were still developing capability – particularly HR and Payroll.

Our team proposed using a suite of tests during the selection process designed to assess technical skills and also the cultural ‘fit’. We ran the tests and helped the client interpret the results in relation to their requirement and agree areas to explore during the interview process.

In addition, we provided HR and Payrolling services where candidates were engaged on short term project work or on a temporary basis ahead of their permanent role being confirmed.


The Result

A high performing partnership.

Over the last 2 years we helped the client build out their senior team including roles across Compliance, HR, Business Development, Marketing and Finance as well as providing a number of specialist interim consultants supporting the development of the platform from a technical and business perspective.

What they said...

Joe has been really helpful in the last two years helping us grow from a team of 3 to a fully staffed Fintech. Joe always makes sure he understands the business need for each role, to get us the best candidate, he has a great understanding of the FS market

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