About LF Search

LF Search was founded in 2017 and is a leading boutique executive search firm with a rapidly expanding international footprint.  We work with many of the worlds most innovative fintech and financial services businesses, and 70% of our clients leverage our services for multiple searches.  Our client partners range from early stage VC and PE backed companies to publicly traded multi billion dollar enterprises.

Lingua Franca is defined as “a common language.”  LF Search was originally founded to provide search support for our client partners across the universal language of Analytics, but we were repeatedly being asked the same question upon search completion: “Can you repeat this process for other functional areas in our business?”  From many thousands of conversations and hundreds of engagements, we have built a deep candidate network of fintech and financial services talent across all functions, enabling us to assist our client partners with any of their critical hiring needs.  We remain LF Search, but our “lingua franca” has evolved from the functional area of Analytics to the industries of fintech and financial services.

No matter the size of the organization or the type of role being filled, we are intensely focused on two things: world class search execution and 100% client satisfaction.

Our Team

With more than 20 years of executive, analytical and advisory experience with large and small firms where strong analytics are a foundation for success.

Thomas King


Drew Messmer


Jim Reo


Nabia Ansari

Senior Executive Recruiter

Abby Sabloff

Executive Recruiter