The profile of COOs, underlying operations and middle office groups in financial services has grown significantly in recent years. Their role in supporting business growth, mitigating risk and helping organisations remain compliant in an increasingly regulated sector is fundamental.

Our market-leading global COO practice supports multi-national conglomerates, SMEs and start-up organisations as they overcome challenges in financial services, by mapping and securing uniquely talented operations executives.

We specialise in executive search services for COO, operations, middle office and change management positions, at both a board level and direct reports. Leathwaite’s expertise, along with the long-term relationships we have forged over the past 17 years, enable us to leverage a network and track record that few of our competitors can match.

Track Record:

  • Global COO, Operations – Global Investment Bank – New York
  • Global Head of Operations and CEO Clearing – Global Online Retail Broker – New York
  • COO – UK Wealth Manager – London
  • European Head of Operations and Technology – Global Investment Bank – London

Case study:

Our client, the Global Head of Operations and Middle Office at a leading universal bank, wanted to gain an understanding of his global competitors’ middle office and operations teams.

We were given the task of mapping out the structure and top talent of each organisation. By providing a comprehensive picture of these operating models, our research helped the client alter the alignment of his operating model strategy.

Leathwaite also made introductions to high-calibre operations executives, with the strategic nous to enhance the management team and drive significant change for our client.

By delivering detailed insights into his competitors and genuine, impactful market intelligence, our client was able to make informed choices, and support these decisions in front of the board.

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