Based in Seattle, Hypatia Kingsley serves as a leading member of the Financial Services, Boards and Education Not for Profit and Government practices globally, with a particular emphasis on global fintech. With more than twenty years of search experience, Hypatia specializes in a range of assignments across fintech leadership in consumer financial services, commercial/corporate banking, payments, asset and wealth management and alternative investing in the United States and Greater China.

A cross-border perspective on finance

  • Hypatia spent ten years living and working in China, and served for several years as the head of Spencer Stuart's Greater China business. In addition to her work with financial services organizations, Hypatia was a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and the Women Director’s Forum.
  • In her experience with the firm’s Education, Nonprofit & Government Practice, Hypatia works with clients in the secondary and higher education sectors in North America and Asia Pacific.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart in 2003, Hypatia began her career in search with another major international firm in Washington, D.C., focusing on the financial services industry.

Hypatia holds a B.A. in East Asian studies from the University of Wisconsin and an M.A. in Chinese history from the University of Hawaii. She was a graduate fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu and a Eu-Tong Sen Research Fellow in Hong Kong while receiving her M.A. She is fluent in Mandarin.

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