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Our expertise in Senior Appointments & Executive Recruitment.

Executive search and senior appointments are a challenge in today’s complex and competitive business environment.

When hiring for roles such as CTO, CIO, or Head of Engineering, there’s a lot to consider: Requisite industry and functional experience; the ability to problem solve and adapt; a proven track record; and people and personal skills that fit within an organisational culture.

Unfortunately, organisations often get it wrong. A 10 year study published in 2017 showed that for many reasons, 50-60 percent of management new hires reportedly fail within the first 18 months.

At TheDriveGroup, we take those odds seriously; helping our clients beat the statistics with our proven search and recruitment strategies for hiring senior executives and senior leaders that go the distance.

We are the experts in Technology Recruitment.

From executive candidates to clients, we work with senior leaders and managers every day. We know what is important, what motivates them, and what they look for in both a new hire and a new role.

Through actively networking and nurturing professional relationships with senior executives – over a number of years - we have established strong connections and gained insights into trends and strategic challenges, as well as expectations of both organisations and individuals

Expert advice on Senior Executive hiring trends

Our Senior Appointment and Executive Recruitment team have specialist market knowledge of senior executive salaries, job titles and hiring trends to ensure our clients can attract their first choice candidate at a competitive rate. We also work extensively with both candidates and clients to ensure skills and leadership traits are aligned with industry, market and organisational fit, before we present anyone for an interview.

This extra level of due diligence, matched with our highly sought after network and unique ability to discover new talent, is why we are consistently chosen to seek out important new hires for roles such as:

  • CTO / CIO

  • Head of Engineering / Technology

  • VP of Engineering

  • Engineering Lead

  • Technology Lead

  • Development Manager

  • IT Manager

  • Head of Mobile

  • Head of Product

  • Head of Cloud / Practice Manager

  • Programme Director

Looking to hire a Senior Executive?

Through our specialised tech recruitment services that leverage the most innovative recruitment platform, and a pipeline of vetted, engaged and highly experienced candidates, we can take the hassle and time out of finding your next strategic leader – whether that is your CTO, CIO, technology lead, IT manager or director.

Talk to us today to see how we can help.

Looking for your next big challenge?

We partner with leading brands in emerging and fast growth markets to help them find and attract the best talent. If you are a senior executive or business leader looking for your next challenge in a company that shares your values- we can help you find them.

Search our available opportunities now or Register with us now and we’ll be in touch to discuss what exciting opportunities we may have for you.

Meet our Senior Appointments team


  • James Sullivan

    James Sullivan

    Director - Development & Emerging Technology
    • Linkedin
    • 02 8076 4661
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  • John Ross

    John Ross

    Director - Data & Technology
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  • Jamie Dryburgh

    Jamie Dryburgh

    Principal Consultant - Software Development
    • Linkedin
    • 02 8074 8360
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  • Simon O'Rourke

    Simon O'Rourke

    Principal Consultant - Project Services & QA
    • Linkedin
    • 02 8076 4633
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Jobs in Senior Appointments

  • Senior Tech Recruitment Consultant

    TheDriveGroup: Driven by Technology, Powered by People.    We are a young and ambitious specialist technology solutions consultancy, focused on mutual partnerships and long-term relationships.    Due to high demand, we are expanding the business and growing our teams in Sydney & Melbourne!    We have multiple openings for: Senior Consultants Principal Consultants   Team Leaders  Experience across areas/desks such as .NET, JavaScript, DevOps, Cloud, Data/BI, SAP, Cyber, Infra, QA, UI/UX or Salesforce will be highly regarded!     The Role/Our Company:    This is a rare opportunity for someone to get in early and join a successful growing company whilst we are still young and operating as a startup!    What does that mean exactly?    It means: TOP Commission Structure / Annual Bonus / HUGE Earning potential! Flat structure / No bulls**t / no office dramas! 100% collaboration and work with other high performers on the same mission Defined career path & option to work towards Team Lead, Manager & Director level roles Freedom to work your own hours & work from home Casual Fridays every day! Shorts, T-shirts, Jeans, Tuxedo - it's up to you! Cool Surry Hills offices surrounded by the best bars, pubs & cafes in Sydney Pet-friendly office - bring your dog to work! Choose your own equipment - Stand Up Desks, New Apple Mac, curved screens, wireless headsets etc Never-ending drinks fridge - Redbull, beer, wine etc Extra paid days off including your Birthday Monthly Lunch Club, Quarterly Individual and Team Bonuses Annual competition/team trip! (eg Skiing or Las Vegas) And our favourite - UNLIMITED Holiday!!    With a combination of high commission and company incentives, there is never a dull day.    Worried about what area you will work in - don't worry. We have not broken down the market into small areas where you will be limited to a desk such as ".Net Contract" or "DevOps Perm" - you will be given a good chunk of the pie, able to work across multiple markets and dual desk if you wish.    Oh ye, we also have NO KPI's. So don't worry about someone watching over your shoulder checking on your calls and how many interviews you have locked in for the week. Everyone runs their own business here and we all work as a team on the same mission!    About You / what we are looking for:    You should be comfortable in an "all hands on deck" environment, love solving problems, you can juggle 10 tasks at once, you can thrive in a startup culture - but most of all - you genuinely enjoy helping others and want to change lives!    And you have experience working in a recruitment-focused role in the Technology Sector.    Simple as that!    We hire people who are determined and we favour ability over experience.    Unrivalled ambition and razor-sharp focus are what makes our service so distinctive and our consultants all share one distinguishing quality which is - Drive!    We are driven by delivery, success and focus on engaging in long-term relationships, not just transactions.    Our team also like to stay pretty fit and active, attend the gym/workout at lunchtime and take part in events such as Spartan and City2Surf - but we also like to eat out, drink and have fun every now and then :)    If you like the sound of what we do, how we work and think you would fit in well here - let's chat!       How to apply / next steps: Shoot through a resume or the link to your Linkedin profile A cover letter is optional Australian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or eligibility to work full-time in Australia is required (Visa transfers available for the right person). Nobody likes "interviews" so if you look like you have what it takes then we will give you a call or grab a coffee. If you haven't moved companies or updated your resume for a while, feel free to just drop us an email and tell us a bit about yourself instead. Contact James on: jsullivan@thedrivegroup.com.au Unfortunately, due to the high amount of applications we receive, we can only contact successful applicants. Good luck! :)       Some of the areas/roles we have successfully recruited for recently: Front End Developer, Java Developer, .Net Developer, JavaScript Developer, NodeJS Developer, MEAN Stack Developer, MERN Stack Developer, Full Stack JavaScript Developer, iOS Developer, Android Developer, PHP Developer, UX Developer, UX/UI Designer, Ruby on Rails, Python, Golang Engineer, Scala Engineer, HTML5, CSS3, Angular, React, Vue, Business Analyst, Test Analyst, QA Engineer, Project Manager, Scrum Master, Agile Coach, CTO, Development Manager, IT Manager, Tech Director, Head of Engineering, Head of Technology, DevOps, Data Scientist, Technical Lead, Cloud & Solution Architect.