Pathfinder is your trusted advisor for all things related to the FinTech Talent Space. We started our business in 2013 as an alternative to generic recruiters in the market.

Pathfinder acts as a strategic consultant in this space; a close and trusted advisor on talent management, search and selection. We act with integrity and we deliver effective results. We see every client as a client for life and the strength of our relationships is proof that our philosophy works.

Trusted Talent Solutions


The Team


Gavin Williamson, Executive Advisor         25 years of experience in the financial industry, running Equity businesses in Asia and Europe; managing them through changing regulations, market structure and client requirements. Most recently as Managing Director at HSBC, Gavin spent 14 years in Hong Kong and London as Global Equity COO, ensuring HSBC adjusted its business to adapt to the changes brought on by new regulation and client demands. Prior to HSBC, Gavin was Head of Electronic Equity products at Deutsche Bank and Director of Electronic Trading at Citibank in Hong Kong.
Fran 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.


David Dodd, Executive Advisor                29 years of experience in Asia, working for major technology companies serving the regions financial markets. David’s last role was as Managing Director of IPC Information Systems where his responsibilities included the growth of the business and the brand throughout the region, working with his team, technology partners, and customers to deliver market-leading technology solutions. As a member of the global executive team, David worked on several successful acquisitions and integration into the global IPC business.

Jordan AliJordan Ali, Executive Recruiter                   A UK national, Jordan grew up near London, graduated from the London School of Economics, and is the Executive Researcher at Pathfinder. Before moving to Hong Kong, he covered the European FinTech space extensively through his previous roles in London based search firms. In a former life, Jordan was a Pensions Actuary and a professional athlete representing Team GB. Jordan still enjoys keeping fit and exploring the Hong Kong trails whilst immersing himself in the vibrant culture that the SAR has to offer.


Fiaz To

Fiaz To, Director of Business Services        Born and raised in Hong Kong, she has over 15 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.



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