Wachsman launches fintech and web3 recruiting practice: Wachsman People Advisory

Global communications firm Wachsman has announced its dedicated recruitment division to support demand for talent.

14 December, New York: Wachsman, a global communications firm specializing in fintech, emerging technology, and digital assets, has today announced the launch of its recruitment arm, Wachsman People Advisory.

The new business division will assist clients in technology, finance and web3 to accurately identify personnel requirements and source the best candidates from across the globe in a highly competitive landscape. 

Wachsman’s Global Head of Talent, Tyler Feinerman, says that Wachsan People Advisory responds to feedback from clients. They argue that despite the current bear market and some layoffs caused by the recent collapse of FTX, sourcing high-caliber talent remains one of the most critical industry challenges in the mid to long-term. 

“There is no shortage of bright ideas in tech, finance and web3, but what sets winning companies apart is the talent on deck,” said Feinerman. “To thrive in a startup environment, candidates need to not only be at the top of their game in terms of technical understanding and skill, but they also need to be of particular character to navigate the various challenges and complexities which come with working in a nascent space. Finding these unicorns is no mean feat, but it’s something we are uniquely positioned to deliver on.

“During a down market, smart companies are busy building for the future, and Wachsman is one of them. When this period of difficult macroeconomic conditions inevitably passes, we can expect a sharp rise in demand for talent. We look forward to being able to support the hundreds of talented individuals and resilient companies ready to shape the future.” 

Founded in 2015, Wachsman has represented more than 350 companies in emerging tech to date. As a result, the company’s Chief Growth Officer, Jay Cassano, says the business has amassed an enormous database of talent and industry connections for People Advisory clientele. 

“Our network includes hundreds of current and former founders, CEOs, CMOs, and marketing communications experts across the world. These are people who have helped mold the industries they operate in, whose work we can attest to,” said Cassano. 

In addition to the company’s existing network of candidates, Wachsman People Advisory will help clients’ executive teams to identify and define their exact requirements, headhunting, and assisting with the interview and selection process to the extent desired.

“When companies are on the precipice of growth, there is simply so much that needs to be done. This can lead to a lack of role clarity, making it difficult to find and place the correct people. A lot of our preliminary work with clients focusses on distinguishing the must-haves from the nice-to-haves, to clearly isolate the talent needs in line with commercial imperatives. It’s from that place of logic we are able to help clients unearth the perfect candidate,” said Cassano. 

In addition to scouting and selection, Wachsman People Advisory can also provide counsel on specific areas within the recruitment journey, such as market insights and compensation, diversity and inclusion, interviewing, contracting, benefits and more. 

“There is an art to great recruitment, however founders and CEOs are incredibly busy people and most aren’t equipped to do it on their own,” said Feinerman. “Wachsman People Advisory can render support for specific areas within the recruitment process, or manage the entire journey end-to-end. Our goal is to make recruitment simple for clients, in turn helping them build outstanding workplaces poised for continued success.”

Wachsman People Advisory help clients hire for the following roles:  

  • Chief Executive Officer 
  • Chief Communications Officer/ Head of Communications
  • Chief Marketing Officer/ Head of Marketing
  • Developer Relations & Developer Marketing
  • Ecosystem Marketing
  • Community Management
  • Growth Marketing
  • Product Marketing
  • Content & Design
  • Social Media
  • Human Resources 
  • Head of Business Development/ Business Development Manager 

Wachsman People Advisory is now accepting clients for 2023. If you are in the lookout for new talent, please contact [email protected].