Success Stories

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Compliance and Financial Crime

Quentin is extremely helpful, friendly and professional. We collaborated with him to find our new Chief Compliance Officer. I was impressed by the quality of CVs that Quentin sent over, really outstanding! His deep understanding of the crypto market was helpful and made the process very smooth. I would highly recommend Quentin and will definitely collaborate with him again.

Manuela Warnier, Chief of Staff, B2C2 Ltd



A consummate professional who really helped on my latest employment transition! Great communication skills and comprehensive knowledge of the Fintech/Fincrime space really helped me feel reassured during the process and fantastic at sourcing roles and keeping you updated on progress.

George Porter, FinCrime Manager, Ikigai



I have known Quentin for over 6 years. He is not only reliable but also trustworthy. His work ethic and professionalism are second to none. On top of that, I always appreciate his patience and the positive energy to make things happen are very contagious. If you are having trouble finding the ideal candidate, you can be sure to count on Quentin. I'd highly recommend him and without any doubt, I'd certainly work with him again. Thank you Quentin ever so much for all your help to date!

Stephanie Hsu, International HR and Recruitment Professional, Fintech Company



I was looking for a job to move on in my career from a Corporate Onboarding role to a more compliance focused role. Quentin proactively approached me for a compliance role within a rapidly growing FX Corporate. Since then, communication was clear and constant. He provided me with lots of information about the company and tips for the interview. After the interview, updates were regular and communicating with him was never a problem. Quentin has a great passion for his job and takes care of every detail. I would strongly recommend Twenty84.

Mario Telese, Compliance Officer, Argentex Group 



Quentin has been avaliable and supportive from the very first contact. He was willing to start aiding with my job search whilst I was still overseas, which allowed me to hit the ground running when I arrived. Throughout the various stages of recruitment Quentin was always avaliable for questions and consistently kept me informed on how the process was going both via email and SMS. Thanks to Quentin's continued support and guidance, I've now secured a role within the booming crypto industry. He's by far the most engaged and driven recruiter I've had the pleasure to work with. I really cannot recommend Quentin enough!

Charlotte Ferris-Lawlor, Corporate Compliance Manager, Celsius



Quentin is the first recruiter I've come across during my unemployment that cared and supported. He was always there if I had questions and was regularly giving me updates. He is a true professional, was always professional when we spoke, when emailing or when sending an sms. I have really appreciated Quentin and he has supported me in obtaining a role within the ever thriving crypto industry. I would highly recommend him as a recruiter. Thank you so much for everything Quentin.

Jalal Uddin, Corporate Compliance Manager, Celsius



Quentin recently placed me in an amazing Head of Compliance & MLRO role with a rapidly growing FX FinTech. His attentive and supportive approach was a breath of fresh air, and the resources he has developed to assist candidates when preparing for interviews were invaluable. He kept me fully updated throughout the process and I never found myself chasing a feedback. I cannot recommend Quentin highly enough.

James Young, Head of Risk & Compliance and MLRO, Kantox



I was looking for a compliance role that was similar to my previous role, a private side advisory role with a focus on typical primary market products such as syndicated bond issuance's and loans. My experience was excellent. Twenty84 kept in contact with me throughout the whole process - finding and suggesting the role, suggestions to enhance my CV, the initial recruitment process and interview process. Most agencies show initial enthusiasm towards you but then ignore you very quickly, leaving you waiting weeks before you know whether you were successful. Twenty84 kept in constant contact, informing me of progress regularly and providing a personal approach you seldom receive from recruitment agencies. That personal approach, being valued and made to feel that your success was their success, was a huge benefit. Due to busy calendars we even made initial introductions on face time via smart phone. I would absolutely recommend Twenty84, I think the reasons above speak for themselves!

Mitchell Wyatt, Compliance Associate Director, Global Australian Banking Group



Having been away from the industry for a number of years, I was looking for a suitable compliance role in the finance industry to get my foot back in and accelerate my professional career. Twenty84 helped immensely, more especially during the interview preparation stage of the process i.e. giving interview techniques and the professional background of my interviewers. Twenty84 was quite supportive in the entire process, from having face to face meeting to regular telephone catch-up right through to the end of the recruitment process. They understood my needs and as a result I was placed in a role that suited my requirements and what I was seeking. I would definitely recommend the services of Twenty84 to any compliance professional seeking a role in compliance.

Anonymous, Senior Compliance Analyst, Accountancy Practice



I was looking for a next step that would get me out of a niche I had gotten into in my previous job. I also wanted to make the move from a heavily EDD-focused role to more advisory work, without giving up the EDD aspect completely. Twenty84 has honestly been my best recruiter experience so far. First of all, I was never approached with random job specs that do not fit my profile and career at all, like is often the case with the big city recruiting agencies. I had the feeling I was provided with an opportunity because Twenty84 genuinely believed that I would be a fit - not because they wanted to collect CVs. The main benefit was working with someone who understood my industry and background and was well-informed. Quentin gave me a lot of useful insight with respect to upcoming interviews and supported me throughout. Needless to say that Twenty84 are very reliable, responsive and always there for you. I would 100% recommend their service to other Compliance, Financial Crime, Risk, or Finance specialists.

Anonymous, Financial Crime and Compliance Manager, Global Australian Banking Group



I was looking for a compliance monitoring/generalist role. My experience with Twenty84 was great, I was well informed throughout, from the interview process to accepting the offer. I was given a lot of tips and background information about the company which I feel helped secure the role.  

The benefit of using Twenty84 was the constant communication which you don’t always get from other recruiters. I definitely would recommend Twenty84, as it is a reliable recruitment agency that will support you throughout the whole process.

Janet Talabi, Compliance Monitoring Senior Analyst, Market Maker



I was looking for an AML and Compliance Manager role. I had a great experience, Quentin was very helpful, he guided me through the whole process. Quentin has lots of knowledge and experience which he shares every step of the way, including lots of handy interview tips! I found him extremely supportive during the process of finding my new job and I cannot thank him enough. I would certainly recommend Twenty84’s services to anyone looking for work in this sector, great company and a real support.

Tasmin Williams, AML Compliance Manager, Corporate FX



I was looking for Remediation/Compliance/AML/KYC Contract roles. Quentin approached me on a Friday afternoon, and we discussed the client’s needs and my experience and skills, and I was in the project by the following week. It was a smooth, quick and painless process. Very impressed! The whole process was all under one roof it seemed, aka invoicing and billing and getting paid. And the referencing was also smooth and quick. Quentin was very approachable for any hiccups that did pop up, and so were the partners he used to do the above tasks. I would 100% recommend Twenty84. I myself cannot wait to work with Quentin again to be placed on a project when the time is due!

Kevina Sakurdeep, Compliance Analyst, FinTech



I wasn't actively looking on the market, but I was contacted by Twenty84 regarding a role that was a great fit for me personally and professionally. My experience with Twenty84 was great, they really listened to what I was saying and took it on board and that was reflected in the recruitment process. Honest and open conversation was had at all times which made it the best recruitment process I have been through. They were very professional but also personable, great understanding of the industry and the roles themselves, great listeners and open communicators. I would definitely recommend their service.

Borislav Spasov, DMLRO, FinTech



I was looking for a role in compliance or financial crime within the brokerage industry. My experience with Twenty84 was truly amazing. I have dealt with many recruiters and none of them acted with such professionalism and care that Quentin did. He cares about his candidates and is not the type to force an individual into a role that doesn’t suit them for personal gain. I have a very high opinion of the firm and I will definitely use Twenty84 when it comes to hiring staff in the future. Quentin was highly personable and ensured that the job matched the person. He was very helpful and was always there for any queries I had. I would 100% recommend Twenty84’s services. 

Anonymous, Financial Crime Analyst, Market Maker



I was looking for a compliance role within financial services. The experience with Twenty84 was superb from start to finish, really approachable at all times. We had a telephone meeting rather than face to face meeting to begin with which was helpful. I would recommend them 100%.

Anonymous, Regulatory Reporting Manager, Corporate FX



I have worked with Twenty84 when hiring and personally seeking work. I would describe Quentin as an honest salesman (if such a thing exists!) After working with Quentin for some time I value his opinion of candidates as he knows the industry well and listens to your needs. As a family-run business they put their heart and soul into it so you receive a level of service that some recruiters with high targets couldn’t offer. I have recommended the company to my peers and also senior management.

Charlotte Prunty, Financial Crime Manager, Market Maker



Initially I was looking for a role within my field of Financial Crime / Compliance where I could easily acclimate back into the London market following a year and a half stint in America. Luckily, Twenty84 contacted me for a role which aligned with my global experience but also allowed room for growth. Working with Twenty84 was laidback, but incredibly productive and consistent. What separated my experience with Twenty84 from other recruiters I was working with at the time was that Twenty84 was more informed and reliable which I attributed to their close relationship with the company I was interviewing for. It was clear that the company I now work for was really happy with their experiences finding great fits for the team. All of my calls and emails were immediately answered and Quentin was always a pleasure to speak with. There was definitely a higher level of consideration than I experienced with other recruitment companies. The transparency and mutual professional respect between the company I was interviewing with and Twenty84, eased the process along and reassured me that this was the recruiter I ultimately wanted to work with given the others tended to fall behind on responses and often did not listen to what was also important to me in a future employer. Twenty84 was the best recruitment experience I have had thus far in my career and I would definitely recommend their service to anyone who appreciates transparency and a recruitment company which is really in tune with finding the best fit for both an employer and prospective employees.

Ashley Bryant, Compliance Analyst, FinTech




I was looking for a role in Market and Operational Risk. I had a very pleasurable experience with Twenty84. What I enjoyed most about the process was the communication lines to Quentin and how approachable he was throughout. He had excellent knowledge and understanding of the company recruitment process. I loved how proactive Twenty84 were in obtaining feedback, and would absolutely recommend them.

Lawrence Bond, Market and Operational Risk Manager, Global Australian Banking Group



I was looking for front office controls, RCSAs, 1LoD and control frameworks roles. Quentin was very instrumental in getting me a position and had very good relationships with the key decision makers at the hiring company. I would absolutely recommend him.

Amir Masood, Risk and Controls Analyst, Global Australian Banking Group



I was looking for a Credit Risk Analyst position. I was dealing with Quentin and he was more than willing to help out regarding any queries I had. He was prompt in his response. I got a job quicker than I expected and would definitely recommend Twenty84.

Suchana Ghosh, Credit Risk Analyst, FinTech



I was looking for a Risk Manager role within a few disciplines of risk, key prioritiy was career progression. Quentin was my recruiter, he was incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the process. Prepping me for what to expect on interviews, speeding up the process where required, guiding me through the online tests, and most importantly keeping in touch continuously and offering advice whenever I needed, even with salary negotiations and current employment references etc. I have already recommended Twenty84 to my friends and colleagues.

Deema Salahuddin, Operational Risk Manager, Global Australian Banking Group



I was looking for a similar role in risk and controls as to what I had worked in previously, within the 1LOD or similar. Quentin was great throughout the whole process. He was meticulous, friendly and had a strong attention to detail and always willing to take time to answer any questions at a suitable time. He was able to provide a holistic background and overview of the company as well as ensure I was prepared ahead of interviews. He has excellent knowledge of the company and industry.
Twenty84 provides a personal, approachable service, attention to detail and willingness to be available whenever required. I would definitely recommend Quentin/Twenty84 to other Risk or Compliance specialists.

Anonymous, Senior Associate Controls Testing, Global Australian Banking Group




I was looking for a role in a slightly different industry within financial services. I had a semi senior position in the previous role. I did not mind the same profile in terms of seniority but the goal was to work with a more diverse team and in a slightly different business for further personal development. It was an excellent experience from the start. I was getting approached by various recruiters but none of them were really hearing out my requirements. Since my previous role was in the banking industry, other recruiters only pitched roles from within the same industry and employers profile. This made me feel that the recruitment process was very mechanical and seemingly driven by a computer algorithm, with no personal touch or going the extra mile to find a role that I really wanted. It was a different experience altogether with Twenty 84, I felt that Mr Quentin Downes was equally passionate about finding me a suitable role. Apart from the excellent service, I found that pre-interview call was very beneficial and I was given useful details about the role, the company and previous interviewees’ experiences. Following the call and before the interview, I was given very useful interview tips and information about the interviewers. All of the information and experience made the interview journey very smooth and relaxing. Following the successful round of interviews I was offered the role. It was a delightful experience but the service from Twenty84 did not stop there and Mr Downes supported me throughout the contract negotiation process to the date of joining. I will highly recommend Twenty84.

Faizan Awan, Senior Management Accountant, FinTech



Regulatory Change

I was looking for a Senior Regulatory Project Manager or Programme Management Role. The experience with Twenty84 was very good. Quentin contacted me about my current role at an early stage to check if I was interested in being put forward. He kept me advised about developments as the role progressed and provided a comprehensive briefing in advance of interview. Once offered the job the onboarding process handled by Twenty84 was very quick. All in all the process was extremely efficiently handled end to end. The main benefit was Quentin’s personal contact with the organisation and his depth of experience in recruitment. I felt very comfortable being represented by Twenty84 and would recommend their service without hesitation.

Simon Olds, Project Manager, Global Australian Banking Group



I was looking for a hybrid BA and PM position in front office or regulatory change, preferably for a medium-sized bank or asset manager. My experience was very positive. It was clear from the start that Twenty84 have long-term relationships at heart and therefore their primary interest is ensuring the best candidate for the client as well as ensuring the client is a good match for the candidate.

There was clear communication throughout the recruitment phase and a seamless invoice process afterwards. I would recommend Twenty84 to other professionals.

Anonymous, Business Analyst/Project Manager, Global Australian Banking Group



I was fairly flexible on the role, either Perm or contract in the Listed Derivatives space as a BA or PM. The experience went well, Twenty84 were professional and kept in contact throughout the interviewing and hiring process, supporting me with advice and pointers for the prospective role. Twenty84 knew the hiring firm well and had good contacts within the Company, enabling them to provide me with an insight into what was expected and what to expect. I found the whole process easy and professional, and I have no hesitation in recommending them to colleagues looking for a new challenge.

Anonymous, Regulatory VP, Global Australian Banking Group



I was looking for an ETD Regulatory change or operations role. My experience with Twenty84 was first class, I was talking to a person who understood what I was talking about. They had a good understanding of the interview requirements and kept me up-to-date during the process. I would recommend to all.

Anonymous, Regulatory and Business Analysis VP, Global Australian Banking Group




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