Argyll Scott appoints Head of Financial Services Technology Practice
The position has been created to establish a leadership team focused on Argyll Scott’s financial services product offering across multiple disciplines.
The Financial Services Technology team sits alongside our wider Financial Services business. Rachel’s appointment will support our existing business lines of Accountancy & Finance, Audit, Risk & Actuarial, Business Transformation, Distribution and Legal & Compliance. Rachel’s team focuses on mid to senior level technology roles across development, business transformation, infrastructure and niche technologies, servicing a range of investment and asset management firms, insurance and energy trading houses, amongst others.
Rachel is an experienced Technology FS recruiter with over eight years’ experience focused on the placement of IT specialists across the Financial Services and Energy & Utilities sectors. After graduating from the University of Bath in 2006, with an MSc in Business Management, Rachel started her career in IT recruitment leading to consecutive years as the top revenue generating consultant for FS contract technology. Over the course of her career, Rachel has been promoted from Consultant through to Team Leader of Vendor Applications. She has now been promoted to a managerial position at Argyll Scott where she takes a proactive hands-on approach in the growth and development of the FS Technology vertical. Her network, client relationships, business acumen and integrity in this space is unrivalled.
Weightman commented, "I genuinely believe in the capability and the level of experience of the FS team across the group at Argyll Scott and I am looking forward to being a major factor in its continued development moving forward.”
Rodney Fraser, managing director of Argyll Scott’s Technology Division, commented, "I have worked with Rachel since 2006 when she started her career in recruitment. From the outset, Rachel recognised the importance of becoming an expert in her field and developing long standing relationships. Over the past eight years Rachel has become recognised as a technology recruitment leader across the Financial Services and Energy & Utilities sectors. I am delighted that she is now heading up our FS Technology division and I am confident that with her drive and commercial acumen she will make a huge success of it.”
Steve Leeson, financial services director - Perm, commented, "Argyll Scott has heavily invested in developing its specialist financial services capabilities this year by bringing the right people on board as well as promoting talent from within. On a personal level, Rachel will be a fantastic addition to the leadership team and brings a wealth of technology experience from across the regulated trading environment to support the wider FS business.”