Meet the Team

When joining a boutique recruitment firm like Hassett, you become a part of our team while we find the best solution for your needs.

About Hassett Recruitment Melbourne

With an impressive track record, Hassett will secure the right candidate for your company to deliver the operational outcomes you require and provide you with the best professional support.

We have a team of experienced consultants who are eager to work with your company to find the talented professionals you’ve been looking for. Find out more about the Hassett team below.

David Hassett

Managing Director

 

Area of Expertise: Senior Accounting, Finance and Executive Search

David cut his teeth as a newly qualified accountant with Ernst & Young in its audit division. He continued his professional development at a leading mid-tier accounting firm, Grant Thornton.

Leveraging the knowledge he gained in the accounting profession, David transitioned to the recruitment industry where accounting and finance became his specialty, executing permanent assignments with Lloyd Morgan and Robert Walters.

In 2002, David was instrumental in forming a boutique recruitment firm, after recognising the need for a firm that offered its clients a personalised service. This boutique firm evolved into Hassett after only few years.

David personifies the values of the Hassett brand with his genuine approach and engaging personality. He creates an open and inviting office environment for everyone who enters it, from the team, to the clients and candidates who are on their recruitment journeys.

Rory Doran

Director

Area of Expertise: Sales, Marketing and Operations

Having studied Sports and Marketing, Rory pursued sports, playing golf professionally for a number of years. Hailing from Northern Ireland, Rory made the ‘ace’ decision to move to Australia where he worked for a number of years as a teaching professional at Kingston Heath Golf Club. In 2016, he joined the team at Hassett.

Rory’s warm and engaging nature will make you feel assured you are in good hands as soon as you meet him. His approach to recruitment resonates strongly with candidates and clients alike, creating lasting relationships with clients while working alongside candidates to find a great opportunity that will take both parties to the next level.

Technology Recruitment Specialist

Arnie Nyariri

Director – Technology

Area of Expertise: Technology

Arnie leads the Technology recruitment practice at the Hassett Group.

He helps clients achieve their business and team goals, through partnering with clients to attract the best technology candidates in the market. Arnie focusses on Architecture, Cloud & DevOps, Development, Infrastructure and Project Services roles across temporary and permanent hiring.

Arnie has more than 8 years’ experience in the Technology sector and has been at the forefront of technology recruitment trends and methodologies, working on large scale transformation projects, building new tech teams and BAU hiring.

He has worked with small to medium and enterprise clients across some of the following industries; Consulting, Education, FMCG, Financial Services, Retail, Start-up and Tech companies. Arnie holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Post Graduate Business degree from Melbourne University and RMIT.

Technology Recruitment Specialist

Grace Daniell

Practice Manager

Grace joined the team in October 2017 and has since positioned herself at the heart of Hassett, running the office harmoniously.

She is the welcoming face who greets you at the door, and the charismatic voice you hear over the phone. She is always there to provide clients and candidates with reassurance or advice.

Grace is a highly organised and pragmatic individual who enjoys working within the recruitment industry. Prior to working at Hassett, you would have found Grace out on the golf course, having represented Victoria in a victorious Interstate series.

Technology Recruitment Specialist

Liz Bawden

Senior Consultant

Area of Expertise: Executive Search, Not-for-Profit and Education

Liz leads the Executive Search, Not-for-Profit and Education practices at Hassett. She has a genuine interest in contributing to these sectors in a meaningful way, helping to shape and diversify them.

With a background in research and talent mapping, Liz has appointed scores of senior executives from around the world in her career, including Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Information Officers, General Counsels, Directors of People & Culture, Executive Directors, and Board members.

She is proud to represent a firm and sectors which work tirelessly to embody diversity and inclusion, and hopes her work will contribute to raise the profile of sectors in Australia which give back.

The self-appointed horticulturalist of Hassett, Liz attends to the greenery of the office as she does clients and candidates – with high touch! If she doesn’t have a pair of secateurs in hand, she will have cake, as previously she was the Managing Director of one of Victoria’s celebrated pastry businesses.

Technology Recruitment Specialist

Wayne Hassett

Senior Consultant

Area of Expertise: Accounting and Professional Support

Wayne’s continued success in recruitment is a testament to his sincere approach and his commitment to developing quality relationships with both clients and candidates.

Understanding the pressures that face businesses today, Wayne understands the individual needs of his clients and prides himself on his integrity and commitment to delivering successful outcomes.

Wayne takes a holistic approach to candidate care and recognises a candidate’s talent and abilities. He identifies candidates that would qualify for a role and puts them forward for positions that match their desired career path and future aspirations.

Wayne also enjoys great success in tennis, frequently competing at a national and international level.

Technology Recruitment Specialist

Kristian Jaksch

Finance & Accounting Consultant

Area of Expertise: Accounting and Finance

Kristian found his way into recruitment after spending five years in the AFL system at GWS Giants and later the Carlton Football Club.  He learnt a volume of transferable skills that hold him in good stead for his future in business.   Spending his early years in the industry building and maintaining relationships, Kristian takes pride in delivering a different approach to the traditional, transactional recruitment process. He specializes in Accounting and Finance roles across various industries and is continuing to establish himself within the industry as a valued consultant to clients and a trusted advisor to candidates.

Outside of work, Kristian still loves his football and is an active member of the Young Carlton Professionals and Carlton In Business programs where he regularly attends networking and education events. He actively volunteers for Guide Dogs Victoria in an ambassadorial role, as well as raising a breeding dog Lynney.

He loves the job and is looking forward to continued growth and sustained success in the Melbourne recruitment market.

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