Financial Services

Competition for senior talent within financial services is fierce. Worried you’re losing the battle?

Then you need us on your team. Operating globally, we support clients in all of the major financial centres in the world.

Our financial services specialists work with financial institutions, regulatory bodies and trade associations finding them the senior permanent and interim executives they need. Our team works with all parts of the financial services sector including banking, insurance, investment management, venture capital and private equity.

At Norrie Johnston Recruitment we understand that regulation and technology are creating a demand for specialist senior personnel especially for transformation and change programmes. We have a proven track-record finding these and other specialists – senior executives in specialist functions such as Audit, Risk Management, Solvency II, Actuarial and Compliance recruitment as well as CFO’s, CEO’s, CIO’s, senior HR, Marketing, Finance and IT personnel.

Our world class recruiters include seasoned business professionals who have worked within the financial services sector. Their real-world financial sector experience, combined with the speed and reach of the web means we can promise:

  • 99%  success on sole agency assignments
  • The option of success -linked fees for interim roles
  • Guaranteed time frames
  • Perfectly matched short-list within 2 to 4 days for interim roles
  • Perfectly matched short-list within 2 to 4 weeks for permanent roles

Beyond executive search and senior interim recruitment services, we also offer our clients in the financial services sector a range of Talent Management services, designed to support and improve their people management.

"We worked closely with Rex at NJR on a new and key, senior management position. He did a great job of turning round a strong short list in a tight time-frame, as well as quickly adapting to changing requirements. Rex was easy to contact and responsive throughout the process and I would definitely recommend working with NJR based on this experience."

Maria Woodhams, HR Manager Toyota Financial Services (UK) Plc

"Insurethebox is a market leader which needs to react with speed and agility to maintain its market position. To support this Insurethebox requires our business partners to be able to respond promptly with expertise, skill and well-rounded solutions. Rex at NJR has consistently met the brief set, and has delivered."

Andy Haynes, Joint Chief Executive Insurethebox
Read Our Insurethebox Case Study

"Very good experiences in dealing with a range of recruitment needs spanning many years. Always a successful outcome."

Head of Global Programmes , HSBC

"Rex played a key role in running a successful talent pool campaign to identify, evaluate and appoint a number senior finance roles at Legal & General. The assignment brief was challenging: timescales for delivery were tight and we had set a high quality bar for candidates’ technical, as well as commercial skills standards.  The brief was executed well and involved the delivery of rigorous assessment days.  The days not only resulted in the selection of high quality recruits but also turned out to be a very effective and efficient use of the Legal & General senior management team’s time."

Lee Dobson, Finance Director, Wealth Division (at time of project) Legal & General
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Financial Services Team

Rex Cridland

Rex Cridland

Managing Director

Rex has over 25 years’ financial services recruitment experience, working at the highest level with global recruitment consultancies, online firms, exciting start-ups and international search and selection specialists. During his career he has helped find the best senior executive talent for numerous international financial institutions, including: