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We are Financial Services specialists dedicated to enhancing the return on investment of a company’s most important resource, its people.
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Travillian is a nationally focused executive search and talent advisory boutique dedicated to exclusively serving the financial services industry. We have helped the corporations, service providers and investors within these sectors improve their businesses since our establishment in 1998. We have an excellent reputation and ​adhere to the highest ethical standards.

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We offer a wide range of executive search services. We utilize a team approach to execute search and advisory projects, leveraging the unique but interlocking relationships and knowledge base of each search consultant.


Financials sector specialist focus for private equity companies and asset managers, including hedge funds, pension funds, and long only funds.

Banking & Fintech

Deep focus on community banking, tech-powered financial institutions, CDFIs, and the fintechs themselves.

Diversified Financials

Specialty finance companies, including mortgage lenders/servicers, consumer and commercial finance, leasing, asset managers and more.

Investment Banking

First in class coverage of FIG specialists within investment baking, research and fixed income, as well as business line heads and operations professionals.   


Placement of targeted, industry-specific consultants in the areas of risk, strategy, regulatory, management.

Tech & Innovation

Focus on specialized talent that drives the digital economy for financial institutions and their tech partners. 

Travillian Next

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Travillian Next, launched in early 2020, is dedicated to producing original, behind the scenes content for the banking & fintech industries.

The Core for 2024: Community Banks Face Tough Decisions in the Coming Year

In this Travillian Next episode, Keith Daly, Principal – Banking & Fintech Search at Travillian, sits down with Paul Davis, Director of Market Intelligence at Strategic Resource Management and Founder/CEO of the Bank Slate LLC. Paul has decades of experience analyzing and studying trends in community banking and his insights are invaluable for banking and fintech executives across the country.

The Power of People and Community Banks: Unveiling the Heart of Luther Burbank Savings Bank

Featuring Dimitris Malisianos, Principal – Banking & Fintech Search at Travillian, and Simone Lagomarsino, President and CEO at Luther Burbank Savings Bank. Acquire invaluable perspectives into Simone’s journey to leadership and explore the intricacies of Luther Burbank Savings Bank’s Success story.

Unlocking the Bank Data Vault with Kim Snyder, CEO & Founder at KlariVis

Keith Daly, Principal – Banking & Fintech Search at Travillian, sits down with Kim Snyder, CEO and Founder at KlariVis, a data platform that allows all team members, from the CEO to junior accountants, to dive deeply into the details and trends so they can spend more time managing strategy over data gathering.

Client Feedback

Client Reviews

Travillian focuses on building long-term, trust-based relationships with financial services companies and their service providers. Whenever a partner engages us, we consider it our utmost responsibility to deliver our best work on time, every time.

Coleen Tabor

    It was such a pleasure getting to work with Travillian! From the beginning, they were very personable, and really took the time to get to know us and what we were looking for in a candidate. Travillian had great communication and set up weekly Teams meetings to ensure we would all be able to connect. In between those meetings, Travillian had great email communication and was always very responsive when we had a question or needed something. They were very respectful of our hiring process and helped coordinate those efforts with our candidate, which led to a great experience for him. Overall, a delight to work with! Would love to work with Travillian again in the future if the opportunity arises.

    Coleen Tabor

    Executive Vice President Human Resources at Emrpise Bank

    Joseph Mancini

      Travillian has supported BankProv in filling some critical roles across the Bank with some of the best quality candidates we have had the pleasure of meeting. They listened to our unique needs and brought us the best of the best, making our final decision very difficult. Thank you to the Travillian team for being great partners and for helping to further strengthen our extremely talented employee base.

      Joseph Mancini

      EVP, Chief Operating Officer at BankProv

      Mary Jayne Crocker

        Working with Travillian was simple, entertaining and extremely productive. Not only did I thoroughly enjoy the process, but the end result exceeded expectations. All evidence to date suggests that Travillian delivered and they did so in less than 3 months. The Travillian team listened attentively and patiently. They sold the Bank highlighting our “unconventional” culture. He didn’t waste my time with unsuitable candidates and ultimately unearthed our unicorn.

        Mary Jayne Crocker

        EVP & CEO at Bridgewater Bank

        John Nelligan

          Travillian’s highly focused approach on the financial services sector has driven superior results for us. We value them as a trusted and important resource for finding top talent in the marketplace.

          John Nelligan

          Managing Director, Private Equity at Waterfall Asset Management

          Mike Ranttila

            The Travillian team took pains to understand the bank’s needs. The position we sought could’ve been filled by candidates with a broad range of qualities, adding significant complexity. However, after much hard work, we decided to focus more on the top of the talent spectrum. Once I was clear on my version of the optimal candidate, Travillian presented stellar candidates. The first candidate was so good we didn’t need to speak with the others. Three months after onboarding, I can’t imagine a better fit.

            Mike Ranttila

            Chief Financial Officer of Middlefield Bank​

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