Disrupt finance, with your mana.

We’re a challenger search firm that has connected the top UK FinTech companies with the industry’s best talent. Let us use our proven headhunting expertise to help you find the right candidate.

Our clients are backed by the likes of Blenheim Chalcot, Goldman Sachs Growth, Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, Passion Capital or Index Ventures.

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.