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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 - Technology
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    • 02 8076 4661
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  • John Ross

    John Ross

    Director - Data & Technology
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  • Jamie Dryburgh

    Jamie Dryburgh

    Lead Principal Consultant - .NET Development
    • Linkedin
    • 0449 590 990
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  • Simon O'Rourke

    Simon O'Rourke

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

  • Marketing Recruitment Resourcer

    ** Great Place to Work® Certified ** 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 our company's success, we are expanding the team and looking to hire a resourcer here in Australia! Our Company: We're a certified 'Great Place To Work' and although we have tripled in size during the last 2 years, we are still young enough for you to join and really carve out your own career path and help us build something special! What Else Do We Offer? Join a top team of experienced, high-performing, driven recruiters who also have a lot of fun and love working together! TOP Commission Structure (Up To 50%) + Annual Bonus & HUGE earning potential! Flat structure / No bulls**t / no office dramas! 10+ years' worth of client relationships & access to PSA Accounts! 100% collaboration & work with other high performers on the same mission! Sponsorship Visas & routes to PR are on offer! Sign-on bonuses to offset lost commissions! Defined career path/work towards Team Lead, Manager & Director! Flexible hours & work from home as much as you wish! Casual Fridays every day! Shorts, T-shirts, Jeans, Tuxedo - it's up to you! New Cool Surry Hills offices surrounded by the best bars, pubs & cafes in Sydney! Office Rooftop with Beer Fridge & BBQ! Pet-friendly office - bring your dog to work! Never-ending drinks fridge - Redbull, Beer, Wine etc Choose your own equipment - Stand Up Desks, New Apple Mac, curved screens, wireless headsets etc Extra paid days off including your Birthday & Unlimited Holiday! Paid Recharge Day In Mental Health Week! Additional Individual and Team Targets/Rewards! Annual competition & all expenses paid team trip! And our favourite - Monthly TEAM Lunch Club With a combination of team success, high commissions, company incentives, and office fun, there is never a dull day here @ TheDriveGroup! About You / what we are looking for: You're comfortable in an "all hands on deck" environment, love solving problems, and can juggle 10 tasks at once. You can thrive in a start-up culture and move at pace - but you also see the finer details and do things honestly and correctly. Above all - you enjoy helping others and want to help change people's lives for the better! We would love for you to have experience working in a recruitment role, preferably with experience in Marketing - Or a background in marketing, and want a change. We favour ability over experience, so we would be happy to support someone to make the switch from another recruitment sector or Industry.    Your primary focus is to deliver the best candidate experience by; Using online tools to search for candidates Screening relevant candidates and liaising with the team to ensure results are achieved Interview candidates Attending client meetings Our Team: Unrivalled ambition and razor-sharp focus are what makes our team so distinctive, and as you may have realised already, our consultants all share one distinguishing quality, which is - Drive! We're all highly driven and work very hard as a team on the same mission - but we also have fun and laugh a lot along the way! Our team likes to stay pretty fit and active, attend the gym, CrossFit or workout and take part in events such as the SMH Half Marathon and City2Surf as often as we can. We also like to eat out, drink and have fun together too! Supporting charities is also a focus of ours and we give back as much as we can! If you like the sound of what we do, and 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 but would help us get to know you 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. You can contact us on: hello@thedrivegroup.com.au Unfortunately, due to the high amount of applications we receive, we can only contact and interview successful applicants. Thanks for reading and we look forward to hearing from you :)