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    Becoming a FinTech Unicorn | FinTech Focus TV with Ali Mashoofi, CEO and Co-Founder of Alfo Deep Tech

    ​We're back in the FinTech Focus Studio, and this time Toby is delighted to welcome Ali Mashoofi, CEO and Co-Founder of Alfo Deep Tech to the Show.Ali and his team have founded a truly impressive business that is breaking access barriers to transformative AI technology, catalysing development across our industry at an impressive space. Providing unique solutions to global clientele, Ali shares how they have been able to instil confidence in people that their new product can outperform the tried and tested pieces. In a landscape where change is inevitable, it can still be difficult to truly embed that change- but Ali reveals the approach and mindsets that Alfo Deep Tech to swiftly impact the industry.We also learn what it takes to become a FinTech Unicorn, and what is next for this truly impressive firm.Thank you for joining us Ali!Watch the full episode here:​Or stream on your chosen podcast platform:​

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    Nadia's Talent Surgery Podcast - Leigh-Anne Jansen, Global Head of People at Elwood Technologies

    ​On this insightful episode of The Talent Surgery, Nadia is excited to be joined by Leigh-Anne Jansen, Global Head of People at Elwood Technologies.Leigh-Anne reveals how to stand out in a competitive industry, the importance of putting people first and the different people strategies used to enhance workplace culture. Leigh-Anne shares the dynamic work she does at Elwood Technologies such as hiring, onboarding, growing great teams, creating diverse workforces, retaining talent, building communities, employee value propositions and gives us an insight into how firms can grow and succeed across the market. Stream on your chosen podcast platform:​​

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    The Evolution of Recruitment | The Recruitment Round-Up with Toby and Nadia

    This week on The Recruitment Round-Up, Toby and Nadia address the evolution of recruitment. How far has the sector progressed? How far do we have to go?​This week on The Recruitment Round-Up, Toby and Nadia address the evolution of recruitment. How far has the sector progressed? How far do we still have to go?It' always fascinating to reflect on the past 20 years (even the past 20 months!) and consider just how much the practice of recruitment has changed. From digitalisation, to hyper-personalisation, FinTech has become a people-focused service- and the industries they serve have inherently become better for it.Toby and Nadia share how they have seen attitudes shift and the work they have done to catalyse the evolution of FinTech from a taboo, money-centric space , to one that better prioritises candidates and clients.Get an exclusive look at the ethos and values of Harrington Starr that ensure we are contributing to a positive evolution. And hear Toby and Nadia's learns for the week, and congratulations to this weeks Starr's, Oliver Silver and Alexandra White!Stream the Full Episode Now:

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    Nadia's Women of FinTech – Bronwyn Boyle, Chief Information Security Officer at Mambu

    ​Welcome back to another episode of the Women of FinTech. Today, Nadia is delighted to welcome Bronwyn Boyle, Chief Information Security Officer at Mambu, to the show. Bronwyn has worked for a number of the industry's leaders over her 20+ year career in leadership executive positions. She is award-winning in the Security in FinTech community and is here today to share her incredible journey. The pair discuss diversity within the FinTech security sector as Bronwyn expresses her thoughts on how we can open up socioeconomic diversity by helping improve people's paths to employment.She shares, "It’s a great time for the industry to be looking at more creative approaches that help build apprenticeships or on-the-job training and other elements that will help social mobility."This is a hugely insightful episode covering many ways in which we can all #WalkTheTalk for true inclusion within the financial technology sector.​Stream the full episode below.Spotify​​Apple​​Buzzsprout​​

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    Always Be Present: A Manual for Networking | FinTech Focus TV with Chaim Hack, Head of Business Development at Coremont

    We return to the FinTech Focus Studio, and this time Toby is joined by Chaim Hack, Head of Business Development at Coremont.Chaim will be familiar to many across the industry, being a prominent and successful networker, building fruitful relationships across the space. This has served him well since joining Coremont, and his innate personable nature has aided the business in growing from strength to strength.We gain a better understanding of Coremont's position in the marketplace, and the people and technology strategies they are deploying to give them a competitive edge.This is a truly fantastic episode- thank you for joining us Chaim!And we can't wait to see Coremont expand on their thoughts in the upcoming edition of The Financial Technologist!Watch the full episode here:​Or stream on your chosen podcast platform:​

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    The Maternity and Paternity Stories of FinTech | Christian Zeiler-Muñiz, General Manager US at Luno

    We're delighted to bring you a new episode of The Maternity and Paternity Stories of FinTech! And this time Nadia is joined by Christian Zeiler-Muñiz, General Manager US at Luno.Each episode of this series is an eye-opening exploration of a topical issue- and Christian's discussions with Nadia doesn't stray from this trend. Christian shares his personal paternity story, offering us a revealing look at the early conflict between parenthood, work, and the guilt on both sides. DE&I conversations tend to focus on levelling the playing field, and Christian applies this to the maternity and paternity experience too. We look at the conscious efforts we need to take to ensure hiring and onboarding parents (at every stage of the parenting journey) is reflective of and empathetic towards sometimes difficult situations.We get an exclusive look at the culture of Luno, and how this is proactively supporting parents. And Christian shares the policies and practices we can all replicate to better our businesses.Let's Listen. Let's Learn. Let's Walk the Talk.Listen to their full conversation below.​​And listen on all other streaming platforms here.​​

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    Cutting-Edge Post-Trade Tech | FinTech Focus with Mack Gill and David Pearson at Torstone

    ​On the latest episode of FinTech Focus TV, Toby is excited to welcome Mack Gill, COO, Board Member and David Pearson, Product Manager at Torstone Technology. ​With a lot of excitement in the marketplace at the moment, Mack and David join Toby to give their views and predictions on the ever-increasing revolutionary storm that's out there. From new, cutting-edge Post-Trade Tech, to the rising challenges faced by clients, we are exposed to the implications of this rapid change. 'Talent attracts talent' and we are delighted that two of Torstone Technology's world-class team are here to share how they continue to create a workplace where people can learn and develop. And as we are witnessing a generational change in leadership, the pair also reveal how they are ensuring their development strategy remains relevant to new workplace culture demands. In talks around opportunity and efficiency, Mack and David also share what we can expect from Torstone Technology very soon- and what this means for the wider marketplace!Watch the full episode here:Or stream on your chosen podcast platform:​​

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    Talent Experience | The Recruitment Round-Up with Toby and Nadia

    Welcome back to another episode of The Recruitment Round-Up with Toby and Nadia, where today we discuss talent experience.Today's episode is inspired by a recent conversation Nadia had in our London office with Hari S, as they discussed a candidate's experience which went viral on LinkedIn for all the wrong reasons. Having great exposure in this topic, Toby and Nadia discuss how we can get better as employers, whilst investing, keeping, growing and evaluating talent in a better way.Toby and Nadia highlight the importance of having an engaging brand and business, as well as creating a unique employee experience- from interview stage to onboarding to promotion and progression. And we close with our exciting adventures of the week, such as Toby's trip to our Belfast office, Nadia's speaking slot at the Westminster Business Forum conference and we also celebrate the Starr's of the Week (congratulations to Old Knight and the Belfast crew, especially Tiernan!).Thank you for tuning into another episode of The Recruitment Round-Up.​​​