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Romain Girard


Finance Practice Leader

Romain Girard, Partner and Head of the Finance Practice is in charge of recruiting leaders for the Financial Services industry.

Finance Practice

He also participates in board member assignments (Board of Directors evaluations, board member recruitments) as well as in our consulting assignments.

He is also the worldwide leader for the Financial Services Practice of IIC Partners.

In addition to direct recruitments for the Finance Practice, his expertise covers banking activities, wealth management, capital markets, asset management, mergers & acquisitions, Fintech, IT & payments services, governance, risk and compliance.

Previous Experience

Romain Girard previously managed Public Services activities for Progress Associates. He joined the firm in 2003 as a Consultant in the Finance and Technology Practices.
Prior to him joining Progress Associés, he worked at an independent executive search firm specialized in Technology and Finance.


Romain Girard graduated from ESC Rouen (NEOMA Business School)


Finance Practice Leader

At the heart of your business


Executive search for effective leaders, management committee members for retail banks, specialized financial institutions, mutual funds and marketplace organizations.

Fintech, IT and Payment Services

A long-standing expertise developed with the Technology Practice. Executive search for CTO/CIO/Program Manager of major managerial divisions (survey, production), cybersecurity expertise. Advisory and recruitment for fintech and payment services clients support in their development (recruitment and consulting)

Mergers & Acquisitions

In support of merger and acquisitions advisory firms, and M&A functions of financial managers.

Wealth Management

Executive search for private bank and wealth management experts, financial investment advisors, and family offices.

Asset Management

Executive search for experts and leaders in the asset management field.

Governance and Regulations

Due to the specificity of banking regulations, we keep abreast of their evolutions and take them into account in our advisory for improvement of governance (recruitment of board members, assessment and composition of the boards).

Capital Markets

Executive search for top management and rare profiles, consulting assignments (including around governance) for financial activities and investments for financial groups, brokerage firms (financial analysis), and market operators.

Private Equity

Investment funds, executive search for investment experts for funds, recruitment for their financial holdings.

Risk and Compliance

A long-standing expertise shared with the Insurance Practice on operational risks, market risks, head of internal control & compliance positions, etc.


Executive Search

Present in almost all sectors of economic activity, Progress Associés develops its sectoral expertise through practices led by Partners.

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