Raymond Martin “Ray” Hicks IV is an Associate Director leading the firm’s FinTech Practice. Among his key contributions to the firm are his efforts to establish and scale the firm’s coverage in the FinTech sector, having successfully placed leaders forming senior management teams for FinTech companies in the domestic market, and other C-level talent across Southeast Asia. Ray has additionally pioneered the firm’s executive search practice supporting companies’ requirements in digital transformation. He has worked closely with major conglomerates and financial institutions attempting to capitalize on disruption, data science, and innovation.
Ray is also a founding member of FinTech.ph, a local organization that supports the growth of the FinTech ecosystem in the Philippines by initiating linkages among FinTech companies, other players in finance industry, technology companies, and the public sector. He also serves as a subject-matter expert in human capital development for the industry both locally and in the Southeast Asian region.
Ray has been with the firm since 2014, initially covering functional search engagements for investment banking, corporate finance, general finance, corporate planning, private equity, and venture capital. He additionally led executive search requirements for other associated industries from property development, retail, energy and utilities, as well as for large local conglomerates, among others. Having made his mark as the firm’s go-to consultant for the FinTech sector, he has additionally been invited to speak at FinTech conferences and events to share his domain knowledge.
Ray graduated from Binghamton University’s School of Management in New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, with a minor in Classical Civilization.