Case Study

Vice President of Structuring & Origination

Mana Search was brought on board by a hyper scaling consumer lending platform when their search for a critical hire was hitting roadblocks. Within 3 weeks the position was filled.


Industry Sector: Financial Services – Lending

Number of Employees: 51-100

Valuation: +$1B

Founded: 2014

Key deliverables for this engagement was taking a leading role in developing the capital markets strategy, managing strategic funding projects, originating and executing new transactions. Managing investor relationships as well as running due diligence for new investors, developing funding strategies and taking the lead in strategic initiatives.


A discussion with the client involving extensive evaluation of the details led to a clear picture of the ideal candidate they were looking for. Further research was then conducted into the specific nature of the position to further understand the client’s needs. A dive into the market drew out the individuals with the rare concoction of skill sets and experiences required by the client. A screening of initial candidates led to a shortlist of 10 individuals presented to the client 2 working days later. The client met with multiple candidates and quickly made a connection with a strong candidate.


The client appointed the Vice President of Structuring & Origination 3 weeks after briefing Mana Search.