Disrupt work, with mana.

Mana Search is a boutique executive search and talent advisory firm with a focus on technology solutions disrupting Financial Services.  We believe that talent is make or break, a critical determinant of business success.  With that attitude, we source and secure the most relevant and best C-suite and Executive talent for high-growth technology companies.

Our team has built teams for European companies; helped land US businesses in Europe (and vice versa); and hired throughout APAC. We’ve been engaged at all stages of growth: from Seed rounds through to Public companies.

Our clients trust a search strategy that is creative and rigorous, our hands-on and transparent approach, and ultimately our ability to engage best-in-class talent within Leadership, Revenue & Go-To-Market, Product, Risk & Compliance and Operations.

Our business is giving our clients, and their investors, the highest level of confidence in decisions around hiring and team-building.

The best FinTechs are home to the best talent. But finding that talent isn’t easy. You not only need to hire for the right skills, but you also need to take each individual you hire and build them into a team that can scale with a challenger business. No easy feat.

That’s why the industry needs an all-in-one search firm that can hire anyone from product managers to data scientists. That’s why we started Mana Search: to help UK FinTech firms hire for all roles, from executives to functional programming developers.

You’re building the future of finance. We’ll find the team that will help you do it.

Who We Are(n’t)

As you may have noticed, we’re not a traditional search firm.

No, we’re not a recruiter, either.

Search firms don’t work on a scale that suits many FinTech companies. Recruiters are more accessible, but they aren’t suitable to hire for highly technical roles. So who caters to the specialised needs of the UK FinTech community?

We do.

3 years ago, we followed the lead of challenger banks and started a challenger search firm to serve them. Since then, we’ve worked with some of the industry’s biggest names, placing the talent that’s redefining digital banking. 

In short, don’t think of us as a recruiter; think of us more as a venture builder that will help you create the future of financial services.

What’s in a Name?

“Mana” is a Maori word that means power, authority or prestige. It’s like a mystical superpower that can be transmitted or inherited, and it’s a concept that gets to the heart of what we do.

At Mana Search, we don’t just find skilled FinTech professionals. We build full teams that can help companies reshape financial services as we know it. Whether you’re a new start-up, a growing scale-up, or a powerhouse neobank, we’ll bring you the talent that will unleash your mana.

But we don’t just find the mana for other people’s teams. We also cultivate it ourselves. By fostering innovation, diversity and collaboration in our teams, we’re redefining what a search firm can be. And we’d like you to be a part of that mission.