Shaping the Future of Fintech: An Executive Search for a High-Performing COO

Ultimately, an offer was extended to this candidate, marking the successful culmination of our comprehensive and diligent search process.
About Client
Country: Germany
Industry: Fintech

Our partner, a German-based online lending company, is committed to offering a broad spectrum of financial services that cater to the needs of individuals and small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMEs).
Their unique approach involves leveraging online data analysis to evaluate an individual’s creditworthiness, moving away from traditional reliance on conventional credit rating data.

10 years on the market
370M funding received
2M+ customers
Partnership Goal

Our client has a specific objective: to find a Chief Operating Officer (COO) who can accelerate their operational and financial performance. The selected COO will have a critical role in strengthening the company’s market presence, serving an extensive customer base of 2 million, and effectively managing an annual revenue between $25-50 million.

Here are some requirements for the position:


  • Proficient in administration and communication, possessing strong organizational abilities and the capacity to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrates trustworthiness, essential due to frequent exposure to confidential information.
  • A proven leader with a track record of effectively executing complex projects/initiatives, exhibiting strong people management skills and leading diverse teams across various functions.
  • Displays strategic thinking and decision-making capabilities, accompanied by robust analytical skills.
  • Possesses effective communication skills, high energy levels, and a proven ability to collaborate successfully with both external and internal key stakeholders.
  • Commands a strong grasp of the English language.

In addition, the candidate must demonstrate proficiency in HR, finance, and strategy to effectively manage the associated responsibilities, such as: 

  • Foster strong client relationships
  • Develop and implement departmental strategies
  • Carry out routine management measures
  • Evaluate customer satisfaction and refine products based on feedback
  • Oversee software development projects
  • Create an organizational structure that supports strategy execution
  • Recruit and cultivate a skilled team
  • Establish targets and perform regular performance reviews
  • Implement a fair remuneration scheme for employees
  • Encourage motivation within the team


Process and result

Leveraging our extensive in-house candidate database, along with a variety of external recruitment tools, we embarked on a mission to identify the ideal match for our client. From a pool of 200 potential candidates, we narrowed the list down to 15 promising individuals, all of whom were meticulously interviewed by our team.

Following this, the resumes were sent to the client for a thorough review, resulting in eight candidates being shortlisted for a subsequent round of interviews.
The selection process was intricate and exhaustive, with every candidate being evaluated on a multitude of parameters.

Eventually, the company’s list was whittled down to two standout candidates. The decision-making process was intense, but one candidate emerged as the clear choice.

This candidate was not only a perfect fit for the role, but was also willing to relocate to Romania, where the client had plans to open a new office. Ultimately, an offer was extended to this candidate, marking the successful culmination of our comprehensive and diligent search process.

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Do you work only in Ukraine or offer global tech recruitment as well?

As an international IT recruitment agency, we specialize in finding and hiring technical professionals, including software developers, from around the globe. We believe that the search for talented IT personnel has no geographical limitations, and we take pleasure in identifying and recruiting the best tech talent for your business, regardless of the country in which they reside. Whether it’s Ukraine or any other region, we offer global IT recruitment services that can provide you with the right fit for your business needs.

Do you work only with large scale projects?

At our agency, we collaborate with both established enterprises and startup companies. We prioritize assisting emerging teams in their growth and development by connecting them with highly skilled and talented professionals.

How long does it take you to fill the job openings?

Our top priority is delivering high-quality service to our clients. We believe that inundating you with an overwhelming number of resumes the day after discussing a job opening is not an effective approach to achieving quality results.

However, we also understand that speed and efficiency are critical factors in the hiring process, as they can have a significant impact on business operations.

To strike a balance between quality and efficiency, our team of IT recruiters strive to deliver the best possible outcomes. We commit to presenting the most relevant candidates within four working days, and we aim to fill job openings within two weeks. This way, we can deliver fast and effective hiring solutions while maintaining our standard of quality service.

What makes you stand out among other IT recruitment agencies?

At our agency, we understand that every client and their needs are unique, and therefore, we do not rely on a one-size-fits-all approach. We take an individualized approach to every client’s situation, addressing their specific “pain points” and requirements, which leads to exceptional outcomes.

In addition, we firmly believe in the concept of partnership, working alongside our clients to achieve a common goal of recruiting talented IT staff. To achieve this, it is essential to maintain open and honest communication, be flexible, and treat each other with respect.

Our dedication to forming genuine partnerships is evident in our track record of success. By partnering only with companies that align with our values, we have been able to successfully fill 100% of the job openings we have worked on.

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At this moment, we have offices and representative centers in Ukraine, Poland and Romania