Sectors: Media Partner , Professional Services


Headcount is a leading independent provider of executive and management recruitment and talent mapping services, focused purely on the highly specialized needs of the transactional payments industry.

Our experienced team of consultants have cultivated long-standing relationships across the full payments ecosystem, working on a global basis to bring together leading edge clients and high calibre executives and managers from a range of disciplines.

Our dedicated approach, strong industry network and extensive market knowledge mean we can provide effective resourcing and change management support to pioneering organizations in the digital and mobile payments space as they seek to shape the future of commerce.

We are also fortunate to count some of the world’s foremost card issuers, acquirers, payment processors, PSP’s and industry vendors among our clients, as well as a range of payments start-ups and smaller scale fintech innovators.

For more information about our experience and services, please visit the headcount website: or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.


Neill Butcher, Managing Director

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Neill has over 16 years’ international recruitment experience positioned within the digital payments industry worldwide. He embarked on his recruitment career path in 1998, fast tracking into an Associate Director & Head of Payments role at Mortimer Alexander Knight & Charles Recruitment in 2000. Neill then joined LBHR International as Director Partner in 2001. In May 2003, identifying a gap in the marked for a talent management company dedicated purely to the payments ecosystem, Neill founded Headcount as Managing Director. In his current position he is responsible for the global strategic and commercial direction of the company. In his spare time, Neill competes in a number of Olympic and middle-distance triathlons and is a loyal West Ham United season ticket holder.