Consulting Director Financial Services

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


Financial Services Consulting Director leader role in exciting boutique IT advisory management consulting firm

Our client is a well-established CIO advisory and IT management consulting firm, c40 FTE including an Associate base. They have ambitious growth plans and are approaching the next phase of practice growth which includes a significant increase in the permanent headcount, even in the current market. Key to this is new clients and sales outside their established client base.

This newly created post of Consulting Director Financial Services is a sales, consulting delivery and practice leadership role with equity prospects.

Reporting to the MD, the role has responsibility for new business sales, business development, growth and consulting project delivery of their Financial Services and Banking consulting practice. This currently accounts for c50% of business revenues: clients include major brands in capital markets and wholesale/commercial banking, wealth management, payments organisations and exchanges amongst others.

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 build new accounts, lead proposals and wins.
  • Client consulting delivery: manage a portfolio of client consulting projects including personal utilisation.
  • Capability development: development of methodologies and products, 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.

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 some flexibility and a sales related bonus package which could be very generous. For a successful job holder there will be equity in due course.


Location and mobility


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



Please check you meet the following mandatory requirements before applying:


  • A management consultant including a significant period of employment in a brand name consulting firm, albeit might now be “client side”.
  • Experience, gained in a consulting firm, of new business sales and managing and developing client accounts.
  • A good UK contact base including decision makers and confidence in your ability to win work.
  • 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: some experience freelance is acceptable a but long term contractor or a number of recent short job moves would not attract my client.



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

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

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