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Case Study: FinTech

Maestrano flips HQ with new UK CEO at the helm.

Case Study: FinTech

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A pivotal senior commercial hire.

“We engaged Newfound to find us a new chief executive - and they delivered above and beyond with a proven executive whose global execution experience will add significant value to the management team as Maestrano accelerates growth.”


Marketplace-as-a-service venture Maestrano helps banks and financial services organisations become open platforms by providing one easy-to-consume cloud offering to eliminate financial silos and exceed the digital expectations of their customers.

Newfound’s above-and-beyond effort in helping cloud-based fintech platform to find a new sales director was pivotal to the company’s decision to make big changes to its senior team line-up and relocate its main global headquarters from Sydney to London.

Founded in Sydney in 2012, Maestrano floated on the London Stock Exchange in May 2018. It has operations in the UK, US and United Arab Emirates.


Maestrano needed help to identify and on-board a senior commercial executive in the UK. With existing Newfound client Ian Buddery its chairman, Maestrano turned to us to do a needs analysis of its UK team - so we set out to identify a senior sales executive who could navigate the financial services sector in London and build traction.

The Newfound team identified not just a sales director, but someone who was available who had the commercial know-how to become a chief executive. Because of this find, Maestrano decided to change direction, and the founding Arnaud Lachaume was able to step down as CEO. The new appointment also meant the company could change its main commercial HQ from Sydney to London.

Buddery has now become a firm advocate of Newfound’s work, and he regularly speaks at our events in Sydney.


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