Financial Services

We are an industry leader in talent acquisition and advisory services for the financial services industry. With an unwavering dedication to excellence, we partner with our clients helping them to make key hires and outperform their competition.


Areas of Coverage

Our team’s extensive industry knowledge spans across various segments of the financial services landscape, including investment banking, securities, asset management, fintech, and more. We have successfully served a diverse range of clients, from global financial institutions to boutique firms, delivering customized solutions tailored to their unique needs and objectives.

Cultural Sensitivity

We specialize in adapting to local markets and cultures

At Ascent Global Partners, we recognize the significance of cultural sensitivity in the recruitment landscape. Our commitment goes beyond borders, and we understand that success in the global market requires a deep appreciation for local cultures and practices. We take pride in our ability to adapt to the unique nuances of diverse markets, ensuring that our recruitment strategies resonate with the cultural fabric of each region. By embracing cultural sensitivity, we not only bridge gaps but also build trust and rapport with both clients and candidates. Our approach involves a careful blend of global expertise and local insights.

At Ascent Global Partners, cultural sensitivity is not just a value; it is an integral part of our DNA, guiding us in creating meaningful connections and fostering success in every corner of the world.

Our People

Meet our Financial Services Consultants

Our team excels in financial services executive recruitment, leveraging our extensive industry knowledge, vast network, and keen understanding of the financial services sector.

John Byrne

Founder & CEO

Primary Coverage: Equity
Secondary Coverage: Legal, Technology & Asset Management
Industry Experience: 20
AGP Experience: 10
Languages: English & Japanese
Hobbies: Music, Crossfit & Psychology.
Location: Tokyo, Japan

Chu Fang Chiang

Principal Consultant – Financial Services

Primary Coverage: Fixed Income
Secondary Coverage: Asset Management & Private Banking
Industry Experience: 20 years
AGP Experience: 8 years
Languages: Japanese, English & Mandarin
Hobbies: Yoga & Cooking
Location: Tokyo, Japan

Fumio Miyanaga

Principal Consultant – Financial Services

Primary Coverage: Sell Side Equities
Secondary Coverage: Investment Banking, PE/VC, Asset Management & Cryptocurrencies.
Industry Experience: 23 years
AGP Experience: 1 year
Languages: Japanese & English
Hobbies: Soccer & Reading
Location: Tokyo, Japan

Alex Tempier

Consultant – Financial Services

Primary Coverage: Asset Management
Secondary Coverage: Sell Side Equities
Industry Experience: 20 years
AGP Experience: 1 year
Languages: French & English
Hobbies: Skiing, Hiking & Cooking
Location: Toronto, Canada

Kesiah Esteban

Associate Consultant – Financial Technology

Primary Coverage: Financial Technology
Secondary Coverage: Financial Services & Technology
Industry Experience: 2 years
AGP Experience: 2 years
Languages: Tagalog & English
Hobbies: Cooking, Watching Movies & Hiking
Location: Philippines

Adrian Stanica

Consultant – Financial Services

Primary Coverage: Equity
Secondary Coverage: Technology, Investment Banking & Consumer Goods
Industry Experience: 15 years
AGP Experience: 1 year
Languages: English, Japanese, Romanian, Italian & French
Hobbies: Reading, Iron Man & Technology
Location: Hong Kong