I grew up playing competitive sports, having tried my hand at Baseball, Rugby Union and Basketball (being 6 feet 7” tall certainly helps). Once I realised that I wasn’t able to continue with my representative baseball career, I set upon ‘Plan B’. After completing my degree at the University of Western Sydney, I embarked on my career within recruitment, where I joined a large, global recruitment firm as a graduate, progressing to manage my own team in the Parramatta business after 5 years.

I am a father of two boys, I love anything to do with renovating houses or spending time with family and friends.

Why work with me?

I am as passionate about recruitment today as the day I joined the industry over 17 years ago. I am one of the few who have the luxury of perspective, after recruiting at all levels as a consultant before owning my own business. Having grown West Recruitment from a start up to a multi office agency with a team of over 20 staff, I know first-hand how critical it is to have the right people in your business. I offer honest and upfront consulting with no pressure or sales tactics.

My Skillset

I specialise in the sourcing and selection of ‘C’ level executives for the Western Sydney region. Over my years in the industry, I have built a strong network of ‘C’ level executives across all industries. I have a diverse client base of Australian- private or listed, Multinational, Private Equity & Venture capital backed businesses.

What to expect when dealing with me:

  • Honesty and a ‘Down to Earth’ approach.
  • Intimate knowledge of the Western Sydney market and corporate landscape.
  • I love the ‘People business’- I am genuinely interested in your story and how I can assist your
    career or business.
  • Corporate Empathy - I can directly relate to your challenges as both a recruiter and a business owner.

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