The Pathfinder team is not just the face of our business but the living embodiment of our “Insight. Empathy. Results.” philosophy.

Fran_ThompsonFran Thompson, Managing Director. The face of Pathfinder Asia, Fran has over 20 years’ regional experience across virtually all segments of the financial services industry. An Executive MBA graduate from Kellogg HKUST, Fran is adept at identifying and implementing successful market strategies for specific client segments and territories. She is passionate about getting the chemistry right between companies and candidates and is a firm believer that trusted talent solutions are critical to making good companies great.


Catherine Cummings, Executive Advisor. Catherine is the CEO of SparkWorks Talent which works closely with Pathfinder and their clients around the world. At SparkWorks, Catherine focuses on small- and medium-sized businesses in the throes of global restructuring, transformation, and/or periods of rapid growth. Prior to founding SparkWorks, Catherine spent 20 years in executive-level HR, holding positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and serving as head of HR for IMC Financial Markets. She holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, an M.S. in Human Resources from Loyola University Chicago, and a B.A. from the University of Illinois.


James Drumm, Executive Consultant. Based in the US office, James has over 20 years’ of experience in Sales and Client Success primarily in the Financial Services industry.  After achieving demonstrated sales and revenue success with recognized companies in North America, EMEA and Asia. James will partner with Pathfinder’s senior management to grow and expand it’s business across North America. Having worked and lived in New York, Boston, London, Hong Kong, Sydney and Singapore, James has acquired a valuable network and working knowledge of varying sales and buying strategies, working styles and business cultures across the globe.  He is passionate about drawing on his own industry experience to deliver trusted talent solutions with lasting, positive impact on the businesses we work with.

Vivian Kwong, Executive ConsultantVivian is a global financial products marketing professional with extensive experience in market strategy, product development, and customer insight. Vivian started her career in application development for the financial information services industry then moved into sales and account management.  Experience managing technical and pre-sales projects, and providing support and training to sales and customers.  Speaking fluent English and Chinese allows Vivian to effectively communicate at all levels within the fin-tech community.


Orla Keeley, Executive ConsultantBorn and raised in Ireland.  After graduating from University College Dublin, Orla embarked upon a successful career in Sydney and London. Orla joined Pathfinder Talent Solutions in 2018 as an Executive Consultant. With over 10 years previous experience in HR and recruitment, Orla’s approach is to engage and collaborate with clients and candidates in an authentic, personable and professional manner. She is focused on obtaining valuable knowledge in the Finance and Technology industries, to ensure trusted solutions for our clients, candidates and the businesses they support.


Fiaz ToFiaz To, Director of Business ServicesBorn and raised in Hong Kong, she has over 12 years client facing experience in Hospitality and Financial Services. Fiaz joined Pathfinder Talent Solutions at the beginning of 2014, she is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. She has helped Pathfinder’s clients identify and tackle complex HR challenges by providing consultancy and advice on Labour Law, payroll and visa processing. Fiaz’s mission is to ensure all Pathfinder business and recruitment is conducted efficiently and effectively.


Stephanie Kai,  Administration ExecutiveBorn and raised in Hong Kong, Stephanie has over 10 years of experience in back-office operations and sales support. She is committed to giving the highest level of service to both clients and candidates.  As the newest addition to the team, Stephanie is a valuable asset for the continued growth of Pathfinder Talent Solutions.



Vanessa Araujo

Vanessa Araujo, Digital Marketing ConsultantVanessa is an experienced digital marketing specialist focused on developing digital strategies to meet business objectives while enhancing performance and ROI. Vanessa’s career started over seven years ago in Silicon Valley and later evolved to working for one of the major lead generation players in the U.S. Currently Vanessa is Managing Director at VeMedia Online where she focuses on helping professionals, start-ups and medium size businesses become relevant players in the digital scene.