Head of Engineering @ Trussle

Series B fintech startup and market leading online mortgage broker. Trussle are transforming the mortgage comparison and broking industry through free advice, simplification, increased clarity and no hidden fees to ensure customers get the best deal.

The Brief

With new high-profile investment, Trussle wanted to increase their success rate by taking more control of the mortgage origination process. Their existing product would only compare mortgages then introduce the customer to provider (typically large banks) where the process would often break down. They decided to build a brand-new engineering department tasked with the delivery of a new originations platform that would integrate directly with lenders to give their customers a seamless end-to-end experience.

Trussle engaged OB Search to carry out an exclusive search for a Head of Engineering with a proven industry track record, exceptional technical competence, experience working closely with internal and external stakeholders, and background of building and leading high-quality engineering teams.


Within 1 week we shortlisted 7 suitable candidates. 4 were selected for an initial meeting. 2 moved forward to a second meeting. 1 selected for final meeting with business leaders and investors, leading to an offer and a successful placement.

Total time to offer acceptance

5 weeks from initial meeting

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