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Senior Appointments

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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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