We specialise in

digital, technology and fintech recruitment


built with passion, specialisation drives our success

cander is the brainchild of two ex-colleagues with 40 years experience in some of the worlds leading recruitment companies

Luke Eley

“Having worked in three start up’s and for some of the leading recruitment organisations in the industry, it was time to found my own company. I am hugely excited about the possibilities for the future, and hope our company can support as many clients and candidates as possible to achieve their goals.”

Sam Corcoran

“Cander embodies a lifetime careers worth of passion, excellence & ethics to the middle-east’s financial services and fintech market. We are always striving to bring our knowledge, years of experience and niche sector expertise to every placement we make”

united by a passion for the
difference that the right person, in
the right job can make

we embarked on a mission to build a company that delivered on it’s goal to improve the working lives of our candidates and provide the highest possible service and transparency to our clients, and to always speak with candour

meet the team

finding talent is the start of
the journey


we take time to truly understand the person
as well as the skills you need

we work with

• GCC retails banks • only CXO level • NEO banks • payments • GCC retails banks • Only CXO level • NEO Banks
• GCC retails banks • only CXO level • NEO banks • payments • GCC retails banks • Only CXO level • NEO Banks
 Digital and Tech • the big 4 • BCG • tech consultants • tech companies • family Offices •
 Digital and Tech • the big 4 • BCG • tech consultants • tech companies • family Offices •

case studies

Played a crucial role in the technical integration post-merger by delivering a team of specialists for an eight-month project, hiring professionals abroad. Additionally, filling four key areas across Strategy, Agile, Analytics, and Customer Experience within three months, helping the client lead the way towards the digital transformation and becoming competitive in a challenging environment.

Global Bank

By using video and technical screening, cander managed the recruiting process with a minimum intervention from the client with a dedicated account manager. As a result, hiring 12 tech specialists between Blockchain, Full Stack DevOps, and Architects, all with a breadth of diverse skills that otherwise would have been challenging for the startup company to attain. The client has now scaled the company and successfully raised a Series B funding round

Blockchain powered Series A funded Regtech startup

We played a vital role in helping this tech startup by placing over 10 candidates across several areas. We achieved that by avoiding an overly long interview process and filling positions effectively, thus helping the company to rebuild its reputation and boost its growth. Our efforts resulted in the startup developing a solid product management team as well as benchmark their salaries.

Global ride sharing App

Our client has established a hassle-free e-commerce platform targeted at male shoppers. They needed to be overseen by a pool of offshore tech specialists. Our team helped to bridge the gap between the company and potential candidates in a cost-effective and timely manner. We helped to employ professionals on an hourly basis, with both the payroll and HR management.


Seed funded ecommerce client

Our client launched in 2021 and was looking to put together a highly skilled team to tackle the mobile wallet services industry. We introduced them to the FinTech market and reached out to the best tech talent available, shortlisting roles and making salary surveys as part of a thorough process. The collaboration between cander and the client resulted in the latter launching successfully and having a clear growth plan in place.

E-Wallet FinTech

We were retained on-site and commissioned to build out the first wave of critical hiring. We placed 20 candidates in an 8-week period including – CMO, CRO, CCO, CPO, Chief of Staff (Emirati), Head of PMO, Head of Fraud, Digital Marketing Director, Communications Director (Emirati), Head of Procurement, Legal Counsel, Head of Cloud Infrastructure and Head of Payments; while also providing them with expert advice on regulatory affairs and smart hiring strategies. Our team has also introduced the client to the FinTech ecosystem.


First Central Bank Licensed Digital Bank in the UAE