Ceylan Higgins

Managing Director


Based in London, Ceylan Higgins co-leads Raines’ EMEA Practice in its Global Software & Technology Practice, which partners closely with Private Equity, Venture Capital, and public CEOs to find transformative leaders in the C-suite and Board, including Technology, Product, Go-to-Market, Finance, and People and Talent. She also co-leads Raines’ FinTech & Financial Services Practice.

She proudly partners with global clients and their leaders on executive search, talent management, and succession planning, with expertise in leading searches across Technology (CTO and CIO), Security (CISO), Data (Data Science & Analytics), and Product (CPTO/CPO and Product Marketing).


Over the last decade, Ceylan has supported companies that are either disrupting the market or aiming to strengthen their digital agenda.  She manages a diverse portfolio of clients across Public, Private Equity, and Venture Capital. Her passion for identifying talent that can transform and scale a company has cut across a wide range of industries, including Retail (eCommerce & luxury fashion), Consumer Packaged Goods, Financial Services (FinTech and banking), Supply Chain and Travel. 

Prior to Raines, Ceylan was a partner at True Search in its London office and worked with executive search and leadership advisory firms Marlin Hawk, 360Leaders, and Renovata & Company.

Practice Areas

Software & Technology Practice FinTech & Financial Services Practice
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