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.

The Hassett team playing ping pong, one team member one and the other is in shock.

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, Hassett Recruitment Firm Melbourne

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, Hassett Recrutiment Consultant

Rory Doran


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.

Arnie Nyariri, 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.

Grace Daniell, Hassett Recruitment Firm Melbourne

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.

Often referred to as “the backbone of the operation”, 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.

Kristian Jaksch, Hassett Recruitment Firm Melbourne

Kristian Jaksch

Associate Director

Area of Expertise: Accounting and Finance

Kristian joined the Hassett team in early 2018 after 5 years playing AFL with the GWS Giants and Carlton Football Club.

Focusing exclusively on the Accounting and Finance sector, Kristian’s background in elite sports has taught him a thing or two about hard work and working towards a common goal, which are skills he now takes pleasure in applying to the benefit of Hassett’s clients and candidates.

Servicing roles across the full gamut of Accounting and Finance, Kristian takes pride in delivering a different, fresh approach to the traditional and often transactional recruitment process. He works hard to deliver a thorough service, which stems from an intricate knowledge of his client’s needs and a deep understanding of the ambitions of candidates navigating the job market.

Kristian still loves his football, playing with the Moe Lions on the weekends and cheering on the Blues in the AFL.  He is also an active ambassador for Guide Dogs Victoria, which has seen him raise a guide dog, Lynney, who is often spotted in the Hassett offices in her guide dog coat!

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.

Monika Herrmann, Senior Consultant – Area of Expertise – Sales, Marketing & Professional & Executive Support

Monika Herrmann

Senior Consultant

Area of Expertise: Sales & Marketing

Monika started her career in sales where she gained valuable experience in the B2B relationships. She was exposed to the life of a Territory Manager, building a brand, the pressures of targets and travel. She moved into the role of Website & Social Media Coordinator where her focus became B2C. In 2018 Monika was approached to step into Recruitment and hasn’t looked back! Specialising in Sales, Marketing and Operations, she recruits with industry knowledge having been on the other side and prides herself on building relationships with both client and candidate to ensure the best possible process and outcome.

In Monika’s spare time, you’ll find her cooking up a storm in the kitchen, camping or snowboarding down snow covered slopes.

Jordan Ceppi, Sales, Marketing and Operations Consultant at Hassett Recruitment

Jordan Ceppi

Senior Consultant

Area of Expertise: Sales, Marketing and Operations

Jordan brings a wealth of experience having begun his career in Commercial Real Estate for global and boutique agencies. Having worked in Real Estate for 8 years he felt his strong interpersonal skills were more suited to recruitment.

Servicing roles across Sales, Marketing & Operations across all industries and channels, Jordan takes pride in delivering a personalised and friendly approach to the recruitment process and takes pride in delivering service with a smile.

In between work and playing country football, he enjoys a good coffee, weekend surfing trips, an evening wine and a good book (when there’s time).

Maddie Caldwell, Consultant – Area of Expertise – Sales, & Marketing

Maddie Caldwell


Area of Expertise: Sales, Marketing & Professional, and Executive Support

Having studied Events Management, Maddie is a highly organized member of the team with an eye for detail and creative flair. Although she is newer to the recruitment industry, her strong interpersonal skills, energy, and eagerness to learn has made her a valuable team member to Hassett. With a background in sales and administration, Maddie is great at identifying and catering for individual client needs.

When she’s not in the office, Maddie enjoys cooking at home (she makes a mean pasta) and has recently become an avid cyclist.

Maddie Caldwell, Consultant – Area of Expertise – Sales, & Marketing

Tom Lamb


Area of Expertise: Technology

Tom began his career working in various sales agent positions before finding his place within the recruitment industry. He is passionate about creating genuine engagement with both clients and candidates, guiding them through the recruitment process with a high customer service focus.

Like many others in the Hassett team, Tom is an avid golfer, often playing Riversdale Golf Club on the weekends. He also enjoys fishing and cooking.

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