Greg started his career in Executive Search in Australia, before he went on to manage the London office of the United Kingdom’s largest accounting recruiter for two years. In the early eighties 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 age 27. With two others, Greg founded Recruitment Solutions in 1987, and rapidly built the start-up across Australia and New Zealand, culminating in its successful listing on the Australian StockExchange, with Greg as both Executive Director and COO.
In April 2001, Greg joined Aquent and, as International CEO, assumed responsibility for all Aquent businesses outside of North America, which then comprised more than 25 offices in 17 countries across Europe, Asia and ANZ. In 2010, Greg acquired the Permanent and Search business of Aquent in a management buy-out and founded Firebrand Talent Search. He quickly created a global brand for this specialist digital and marketing recruiter, and successfully sold the business, in seven countries, in January 2013. In 2016, he was named the most influential Australian business person on Twitter, following being named the most influential recruiter in Australia in the past 60 years in 2015. In 2018, Greg was inducted into the Recruiter International Hall of Fame and in November 2018, he was named one of LinkedIn’s ‘Top Voices’.
An early adopter of social media for recruiting, Greg’s industry blog, The Savage Truth, is a must-read in the recruitment industry. Greg now acts as a non-executive director for 14 recruitment and HR tech companies in Australia, Singapore and New Zealand and provides consulting, advisory and training services to recruitment, professional services and social media companies across the world.
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