Greg is the founder and driving force behind Firebrand Talent Search, the global design and marketing recruiters.
With a career spanning over thirty years, he has established himself as an icon of the Australian recruitment industry and is a regular keynote speaker at staffing and recruitment conferences around the world.
After graduating with honours in Psychology, Greg’s early career saw him manage the London office of the United Kingdom’s largest accounting recruiter for two years. In the early 1980s he returned to Australia to run the Sydney office of Accountancy Placements (now the Hays Group), where he was invited to join the board of directors at the young age of 27.
Greg founded Recruitment Solutions in 1987 and rapidly built the start-up into a company of over 200 staff and annual sales of $60,000,000. Recruitment Solutions was successfully listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in July 1998 with Greg at its helm as both Executive Director and COO.
April 2001 saw Greg join Aquent as Asia-Pacific CEO. Four years later in 2005, he was promoted to Aquent International CEO and assumed responsibility for all Aquent businesses outside of North America, which then comprised of over 25 offices across Europe, Asia and Australasia.
In recognition of his contribution to the Australian recruitment industry, Greg was made an Honorary Life Member of the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA) in 2004. As an active social media enthusiast, Greg’s industry blog – The Savage Truth – is a must-read for recruitment consultants, while his Twitter feed similarly attracts thousands of followers from around the world.
Greg is undeniably respected by the industry he has helped shape over three decades. With Firebrand he continues to influence and develop this industry for the better.
I’m delighted Greg is joining us to bring even more global experience to #trulondon. He has clear views on the role of the recruiter in the years ahead, the best ways to engage with talent and the importance of sales. Whenever we have spoken on radio shows, he shares a great passion for the industry and a real belief in the value of the recruiter.
Greg is a real ambassador who will no doubt leave a big impression.