Investment Technology and Innovation

RSR Partner’s Investment Technology and Innovation Practice advises management and investors responding to the talent challenge posed by rapid innovation. Much has been said about the future of employment with continued disruption of traditional roles in enterprise – the core of the challenge is finding the right blend of talent, skill, and aptitude for continuous change in leaders and problem solvers, especially in sectors that are being creatively disrupted by new technologies and insights.

Key Areas of Experience

Getting the right team in place for success in these fields requires understanding the nascent trends which drive impact for innovative ventures. Sectors with these kinds of demands often do not fit within established categories, but some of these areas include:

  • Cyber-risk and security
  • Crypto-currencies
  • Blockchain applications
  • Risk decision-making
  • Data analytics and Artificial Intelligence
  • FinTech
  • Advertising-tech
  • Medical-tech
  • InsureTech
  • Technology, Media and Telecom


Our typical clients for these kinds of assignments include:

  • Alternative asset managers
  • Hedge funds
  • Venture investors
  • Venture-backed and growth-capital portfolio companies
  • Public companies

Our approach to client engagement begins with the opportunity-set, as well as both tactical and strategic objectives; we provide recruiting services and real-time market intelligence to enable investors and management to capture those opportunities in the rapidly changing world of innovative enterprise.

Digital and Data

As our clients embrace new or changing C-suite roles, including chief digital officers, chief data officers, and other analytics executives, our Investment Technology and Innovation practice is also prepared to help you identify best in class digital and data officers who are on the cutting edge of technology and able to harness data and analytics to prepare a roadmap for the future. Great digital leaders have a high degree of business acumen, with the ability to organize and synthesize data to create compelling narratives in support of business goals. As digital capabilities and interconnection between organizations, suppliers, and customers increase, the scope of digital leaders will continue to expand.

As forward-thinking talent advisors in the market for digital leaders, we have found the best performing digital and data executives share a vision encompassing:

  • Commitment to data as a way of doing business;
  • Harnessing big data to streamline internal work flows and communications;
  • Utilizing data to enhance relationships with partners, vendors, and customers; and
  • Building strong data and analytics models to ensure a broad business perspective aligned with corporate strategy.

Our consultants have led projects across the digital, data, and analytics space, identifying strong leaders who understand how data and analytics can help drive growth, innovation, and business success.

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