Ray Hicks is Associate Director leading the firm’s FinTech Practice. He established and scaled up the firm’s coverage in the FinTech sector, having successfully placed leaders forming senior management teams for FinTech companies in the domestic market, and C-level talents across Southeast Asia. Ray also 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 a founding member of FinTech.ph, an organization that supports the growth of the FinTech ecosystem in the Philippines by initiating linkages among FinTech companies, 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 in the Philippines and in the Southeast Asian region.
Ray also covered functional search engagements for investment banking, corporate finance, general finance, corporate planning, private equity, and venture capital. He also fulfilled executive search mandates for associated industries from Property Development, Retail, Energy and Utilities, as well as for large local conglomerates, among others. As the firm’s go-to consultant for the FinTech sector, he has 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.