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Sean is co-founder and joint Managing Director of Oceans Group with over 18 years of domestic and international experience. He plays an active role in the delivery of the firms most strategic and senior assignments as well guiding the continued growth, cultural development and ongoing success of Oceans Group.
Sean leads the Technology, Telecoms & Digital Industry Practice as well the engagements functionally within the Marketing, Communications and Innovation, Sales, Digital and Big Data domains across industry sectors which include Energy, Utilities, Professional Services, Retail/eCommerce and Consumer Goods.
Sean has worked with Multi-national, Mid-caps and emerging early stage companies. His speciality is helping identify executive leadership talent to address the disruptive forces at play in the modern day corporation. Sean’s broad functional knowledge, diverse industry experience and extensive networks brings a unique perspective in delivering Executive Search assignments in a transformation and change driven digital age.
+61 (02) 9873 0017
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Following over 12 years of leadership as well as Interim and Specialist Permanent recruitment experience in Sydney, Michelle has joined Oceans Group to lead the Interim Executive and Specialist Permanent practices that underpin and complement Oceans Group's best in class Search offering.
Michelle's early career centred on gaining invaluable hands-on marketing, communications and sales experience from prestigious financial services organisations which has assisted in helping her gain respect for her market insight, domain expertise and consultative approach. She is committed to ensuring organisations attract and retain the best talent in the market to address their business needs, as well as supporting candidates in achieving their short and long term career aspirations.
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University and has held senior leadership roles at MARS Recruitment, Allegis Group (formerly Talent2), as well as Rothschild Australia Asset Management, Citibank and AMP Capital Investors prior to her recruitment career.
Michelle is regarded as a strong role model for anyone looking to build successful and fulfilling careers whilst raising a family, and she thrives on supporting others to reach their full potential.
Practice Leader - Finance and Corporate Services
+61 (02) 9037 1852
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Vanessa leads Oceans Group’s Corporate Services Practice, delivering mid-to-senior & Executive appointments across a range of industry sectors including Financial Services, Commerce & Industry, Public Sector and the ICT & Digital markets.
Leveraging experience and networks built over many years, Vanessa focusses on Corporate Services appointments with a specialist focus on senior and leadership roles in Finance and related corporate support areas including procurement and operations.
A KPMG trained Chartered Accountant; Vanessa moved into Executive Recruitment thirteen years ago. She has leveraged her hands on industry knowledge to identify and select outstanding leaders for a demanding blue chip client base both here in Australia and across Asia. Clients look to Vanessa to provide deep insight into the trends and movements in the talent landscape. Her professional background enables her to offer empathy and valuable input into key talent acquisition needs.
Vanessa's personal and passionate approach enables her to understand and effectively engage with relevant and high demand talent communities. She brings deep subject matter expertise and understanding of contemporary finance and corporate support functions.
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Peter is part of the Financial Services Practice with a focus on mid to senior Finance & Accounting appointments. Peter has a broad appreciation of the banking, wealth management, custody and insurance sectors.
A seasoned recruiter with over 20 years of recruitment experience covering the Sydney and London markets, Peter has developed a clear understanding of the factors involved in recruiting best in class talent into the financial services sector. This appreciation stems from putting client and candidate needs first, possessing a genuine interest in financial markets and having a track record in successfully placing experienced hires in a broad range of career roles.
Peter’s area of expertise include Financial Control, Financial Planning & Analysis, Regulatory Reporting, Operational Risk, Audit & Tax.
Practice Leader - Insurance and Financial Services
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Shane leads the Insurance Practice for Oceans Group and brings over 10 years’ experience within the sector having worked for leading specialist boutique firms embedded within the Life, General and Health insurance markets. He is adept at delivering mid to senior & executive level assignments with a track record of servicing many blue chip national and international financial services & insurance groups.
Shane is known within the industry for having a strong technical understanding and market reach across claims, underwriting, product, distribution and senior operational management roles. His knowledge enables him to identify and secure these hard to find profiles from both the local and overseas markets.
Prior to joining Oceans Group, Shane worked for a boutique international Search Firm and before this he held the role of Divisional Manager for a national Financial services recruitment business for six years.
Practice Leader - Legal and Governance
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Ciara is an experienced search professional and a qualified lawyer, with previous legal experience in private practice and in-house (across commercial law, corporate advisory/governance and litigation). She has also held not-for-profit Board positions.
Ciara's focus is on senior and executive level assignments across the public sector, financial services, professional services and commerce & industry. She offers a flexible and no-nonsense approach to search, selection, interim solutions, market mapping, and benchmarking. She also offers a sensible and genuine approach to assisting people with their next career move.
Positions Ciara delivers on include Board appointments, General Counsel, Head of Legal, Senior Legal Counsel, Company Secretary, Assistant/Deputy Company Secretary, broader Corporate Governance, Policy, Risk, and Compliance.
Practice Leader - Risk and Compliance
+61 (02) 9873 0038
Jack leads Oceans Group’s Risk and Compliance practice, delivering senior appointments across a range of industry sectors including Financial Services, Public Sector, Corporate and Consulting.
An extensive international network was fostered over 8 years working for a boutique executive search firm based in London, which saw him delivering on multiple appointments globally, including the UK, Central Europe, New York, Asia and India. This experience saw him partnering financial services institutions and large consulting firms to help attract, hire and retain executive talent across Risk Management, Compliance, Regulatory Change & Transformation and Business Management.
His knowledgeable approach, along with a local and international network allows him to access a broad range of talent for his clients, putting him in a unique position to advise on talent acquisition and industry trends from the wider market.
Practice Leader - Digital, Marketing and Technology
+61 (02) 9037 1865
+61 (0) 414 563 479
Andrew manages the Technology Practice for Oceans Group drawing on over 14 years of domestic and international recruitment experience. Andrew delivers Executive Search & Selection for mid to senior & executive level leadership and specialist technology appointments across Commercial IT Departments and IT Vendors and offers a genuine understanding of the related talent pools and markets.
Prior to joining Oceans Group, Andrew ran a boutique specialist Technology recruitment business for 10 years where he partnered clients in IT & Telco, Commerce & Industry and Banking & Finance. Andrew's early corporate career in London and Sydney included PWC as a Chartered Accountant and Sales Leadership roles for Telstra.
Practice Leader - Technology
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As a Practice Lead in Technology, Charles role is to build an experienced team of professionals focused on providing business leaders and their senior management teams with a range of creative candidate sourcing services. Charles helps technology professionals realize their career goals and assist businesses of all sizes meet their corporate aspirations.
Since 1999 Charles has delivered career advice to 1000's of super-talented technology professionals and provided recruitment solutions to 100's of businesses ranging from long established multi-nationals with tens of thousands of employees down to highly innovative tech start ups, working directly with the founders to build out their leadership teams.
Charles is open to having career discussions with professionals from all areas of the technology space, especially those with expert level knowledge and experience of IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, Executive leadership (CIO/CTO/CISO), Digital Technology, Cyber Security, Big Data and Data Science.
Fundamentally, Charles is looking to build strong business relationships with engaging, innovative technology professionals who have interesting and engaging career stories to tell.
If you are a client looking to engage a true market expert, or a candidate looking to have a meaningful career discussion and benefit from access to his valuable networks, Charles would welcome the opportunity to assist.
Practice Leader - Projects,Transformation, Change and Customer Experience
+61 (02) 9037 1864
+61 (0) 407 048 126
Pip joined the business in 2014 and has over 15 years’ experience delivering Search engagements for blue chip, fast-growing customers across Financial Services, Professional Services, Telecommunications, Health and the Public Sector.
With an excellent track record in delivering outcomes both permanent and contracting, Pip has built a trusted network of talent in the areas of Project Management, Change and Customer Experience.
Principal Consultant - Technology
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Karim is a Principal Consultant within Oceans Group's Technology Practice, working across technology leadership and specialist roles. He has seven years’ experience working within technology recruitment both BAU and project based. Karim also has an additional five years working within the IT sector.
He has a strong background in technology giving him depth within technology verticals and the ability to understand large, complex requirements. This has seen him successfully deliver across Product, Development, Architecture, Data, Security, QA and Digital (Web & Mobile) Karim has experience working with many large organisations such as NCSI, Macquarie Telecom, AAPT/TPG, Virgin (Optus), Macquarie BFS, CBA, Westpac, QBE, Perpetual, Suncorp and ANZ
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Kate joined Oceans Group in 2016 and is an Associate focused on strategic talent sourcing & acquisition with experience in Executive Search and Search & Selection Recruitment. Prior to that, her experience was in recruitment in Corporate and Institutional Banking with a Relationship Management and Risk Management focus. During her tenure with Oceans Group she has been responsible for executing numerous and varied assignments across the Corporate Services and Project Management portoflios.
Kate brings a deep understanding of the executive search methodology and a passion for applying innovative search strategies to the executive search process and talent pooling, utilising both traditional search methodologies with a diverse range of social & professional search techniques to identify the best talent.
She works extremely closely with the delivery of mandates, to not only identify the best candidates in the market, but also to distil the knowledge and competitive intelligence gathered during the search process.
+61 (02) 9873 0014
Ashlee works with a range of Practices for Oceans Group providing consultant support across all aspects of assignment management, research, candidate and client liaison and administrative assistance. She is responsible for delivering high-level, value-adding consultant services to the business, enabling Oceans Group to provide clients with high calibre leaders and senior executives.
Ashlee supports Oceans Group’s team of experienced and dedicated Practice Leaders by providing candidate management and client liaison assistance, across numerous industry sectors including Insurance and Finance, Digital and Marketing, Legal, Risk and Compliance, Technology, Public Sector and Wealth Management. Working closely with the Practice Leaders and Directors, Ashlee coordinates the delivery of assignments, manages the administration associated with each recruitment process and ensures the integrity of the extensive database. She also assists with preparation of marketing and engagement material, creation of ad copy and investigation of effective avenues of advertisement.