Consulting Director Financial Services

£120,000-c£140,000 plus significant bonus and equity potential


Financial Services Consulting Director leader role in growing boutique CIO advisory management consulting firm

Our client is a well-established CIO advisory and IT management consulting firm, c40 FTE. They have ambitious growth plans and are approaching the next phase of practice growth which includes a significant increase in the permanent headcount.

This newly created post of Consulting Director Financial Services is a practice leadership role, reporting to the MD, with responsibility for the business development, revenue growth and project delivery of their Financial Services and Banking management consulting practice. Currently accounting for c50% of overall business revenues clients include major brands in capital markets and wholesale/commercial banking, wealth management, payments organisations and exchanges, amongst others.

The firm’s core capabilities are around “CIO advisory” including IT and Digital Strategy, IT Target Operating Model, Service Management, Sourcing, IT Risk Control and Security, IT Financial Business Management, IT Delivery.

The key responsibilities will be:

  • Sales: business development and client management, to grow existing clients, build new accounts, lead proposals and wins.
  • Client delivery: manage a portfolio of client projects including personal utilisation.
  • Capability development: development of methodologies and products and associated marketing.
  • People: recruit, manage, lead and develop exceptional staff.

The plan is that this individual will take an equity stake in the business and a main Board role in due course dependent upon their contribution and sales success.

The nature of this new role and the ambitions for the business is that there will therefore be excellent career potential for a talented and successful job holder.

Salary and package: 

The base salary is likely to be in the range £120,000 to c£140,000 with a generous bonus package which rewards success. For a successful job holder there will be equity in due course.


Location and mobility: 

While many clients are in London some flexibility to work with clients further afield is required. It is likely that candidates will live within commuting distance of London.


Please check you meet the following mandatory requirements before applying:


  • An experienced management consultant including a significant period of permanent employment in a brand name consulting firm, albeit might now be “client side”.
  • Experience, gained in a consulting firm, of selling work and managing and building client accounts. New business sales experience and buyer contacts is attractive but is not essential.
  • Deep consulting project leading and delivery expertise.
  • Considerable financial services experience.
  • Experience across several of my client’s capabilities and a good awareness of the “CIO” agenda albeit deep technology experience is not essential.
  • Solid permanent employment career progression  


We can only accept job applications from candidates who meet the essential selection criteria above and have the current Right to Work in the UK.

Please apply to Chris Sale, in strictest confidence, quoting reference: 5702-CS.

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