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Dan O'Donnell
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Dan O'Donnell

Sydney, New South Wales

A proven internation talent acquisition specialist, with 20+ years of sales, technical & executive recruitment experience in four continents

Focus
Customer Support Sales Technology
Hourly rate
195 AUD
Avg project cost
$3,500
140 reviews
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My Recruiting Experience

Experience:
I have a career that has combined sales, business development and general management spanning 24+ years. During this time I have successfully led three start- up recruitment companies in London, New York and Sydney. I am a professional Headhunter, Recruiter, Talent Scout located in Sydney, Australia. "I find the best talent in the market, not the best candidate on the market" I possess almost 20 years of experience in the field of 360 degree recruitment / search and selection, specialising in the specific domains of sales, technical and middle - executive management. I have a proven track record of delivering in demanding candidate short markets.
Roles hired:
APAC VP APAC VP of Sales Partner Country Manager Sales Director Regional Sales Manager Sales Manager Senior BDM Business Development Manager Account Director Account Executive Client Manager Client Partner. Account Manager New Business Manager Business Development Representative Outbound Sales Consultant Pre-Sales Consultant
Clients:
Accenture Wipro TCS Capgemini CSC Performance Horizon TZ Kampyle Hootsuite Experian Cambium Excite Digital Media Tait Communications DataCore Software Inabox Group Anittel
Experience:
We are a specialist technical & executive search firm with over 20 years experience.
Roles hired:
Technical Director Lead Developer Technical Lead Senior Developer Software Developer Senior Business Analyst Digital BA Technical BA Software Director Head of Software Development Senior .Net Developer Full Stack Developer Head of Testing Testing Manager Infrastructure Systems Engineer Senior Infrastructure Engineer Senior​ Systems Engineer Product Manager Senior Communications Consultant Communications Solutions Manager Pre-Sales​ Engineer
Clients:
OneVue Inabox Group TZ CargoWise Donesafe
Experience:
I will bring to your project over 20 years' experience in Sales, Customer Support, Technical and executive recruitment / search.
Roles hired:
Senior Provisioning Consultant Customer Service Manager Client Engagement Manager Service Delivery and Assurance Consultant National Customer Service Manager
Clients:
Inabox Group

Where I work...

Physically
Sydney, New South Wales
Virtually
Australia: Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Australian Capital Territory, South Australia; Hong Kong: Hong Kong; United Kingdom; United Arab Emirates: Dubai; Singapore; New Zealand; Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur; United States: San Francisco, New York, Dallas, Denver, Washington, Washington, Washington, Wisconsin, California, Chicago, Connecticut, New Jersey, Boston, Massachusetts; Japan; Asia
I recruit sales, tech and exec roles across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

Daniel has always managed to find the best candidates for whichever role we are seeking to fill. He keeps in touch regularly and ensures that both candidate and client are informed at all steps of the process.

Jacqueline McCann

I've used Daniel's services on a number of occasions, primarily because he has always delivered quality candidates that have matched exactly what we've asked for, this has always been done within requested time frames and very professionally - all candidates supplied by Daniel were for senior sales roles.

Harry Goldstein

I applied for a job that Daniel was advertising and found him to be extremely professional, helpful and understanding. The process of applying for jobs is always a stressful one, particularly when there are 4 interviews, but it was this professionalism, helpfulness and positive attitude Daniel showed throughout the process that made it as enjoyable as possible. I have dealt with many recruiters in the past and have found the vast majority to be unprofessional and unethical in the way they conduct business. Daniel however was a welcome change. I would happily recommend him to anyone.

Kind Regards,

Paddy Leahy

Paddy Leahy

Daniel actually found me for the company I now represent. His knowledge of what was happening in Melbourne for someone that resides in Sydney was outstanding. He is extremelly good at what he does.

Mick Mulqueen

Daniel was able to identify and address flaws in my interviewing technique, with the result that I was offered my dream role.
Cannot recommend Daniel's services highly enough, for both the employer and the candidate's perspective.

Steve Liston

An excellent recruiter - he "takes a complete job order every time" - which means he makes it easy for himself and the client.

He comes up with quality candidates who can do the job, and do it well.

Neil Bolton

Daniel has worked tirelessly to help me fill a critical position for my firm. His attention to detail and willlingness to go way beyond my expectations and his job as a recruiter has made him a friend and trusted business partner and the only recruitment firm I would use and trust. I highly recommend Daniel and his firm if results are what you are looking for.

Martin Leibowitz

I found Daniel to be very professional, responsive and honest through out the recruitment process for my new role at DWS. Janet

Janet M. Stubbs

Daniel has been very helpful in finding the right resource at the right time. He understood the requirements immediately and executed the job with integrity while adapting to the constraints of our business.

Stephane Marouani

I recently hired Daniel to assist me in filling an SE role in Singapore. Throughout the entire process, Daniel listened to my needs and came through with several excellent candidates in a timely manner.

I eventually hired an SE through Daniel, and am very pleased with his work. I intend to use Daniel again in the future.

private private

Daniel is a professional executive recuriter who understand the requirements of his clients and deliver execeptional results with honesty and intergity.

Chris H

Daniel's professionalism and management of client’s requirements were exceptional. His application of extensive experience and thorough appraisal of both clients and candidates alike, results in very satisfied parties. I intend to consult Daniel should I require professional placement of high quality candidates in the future.

Will Beaumont

Daniel was responsible for securing me a key position that really fits my experience and skills. He is very professional in what he does. He understands the needs of his client company and the applicant he is representing thus delivering value for both parties. His work is commendable. It was a pleasure working with him.

Joseph Bacarro

Outstanding customer service and a keen eye for detail are the first things that come to mind when describing Daniel and his company. Daniel goes to extra lenghths to make certain all participants in the recruitment process are comfortable and have complete transparency to activities, events and timelines. Daniel is highly attuned to expectation setting and aligning skills, experience and culture to maximise the fit and reduce time and effort for everyone. I would recommend Daniel as a resource for anyone looking for the right advice and the right people for senior sales engagements.

Adam Bateson

As a recruitment professional I have always found Daniel a pleasure to deal with and an individual who seeks to add value to every conversation. His dedication to helping his clients find the people they are looking for or the position that best suits their career aspirations has always impressed me and I have never hesitated to recommend him to colleagues and friends.

John Burke

I can strongly recommend Daniel's head hunting and recruiting services. He is highly proactive, understands the brief in detail and engages very well. I enjoyed working with Daniel.

David Light

I approached Daniel on a recommendation from a respected colleague, to whom he had placed quality Sales Executives. In the short process from engagement to close Daniel provided a quality set of individuals which resulted in multiple options and a final selection that we were happy with. Daniel obviously has a good penetration of contacts in the Sales Executive arena.

Mike Brosche

Such a pleasure to work with Daniel, really an outstanding professional, who really takes the time to understand your company and your requirement to provide you accurate candidates. I would enjoy working with him in the future

Cyril DUJARDIN

Daniel was responsible for enticing me to Accenture from Ernst & Young. It was a pleasure to work with Daniel. He was always across the issues and went out of his way to identify a way ahead for both Accenture and myself that met both of our needs.

Charles Black

Daniel takes the time to understand the brief and then gets results. His excellent on-going follow through is unlike that of most recruiters...

Alex Blinko

Through Sales Placements, Daniel offers the best candidates some of the most attractive roles in the APac region - and probably far beyond. We have spoken about other roles in the past but Daniel will never proceed without a perfect fit. This time round, the fit was indeed quite perfect and as discussions progressed I found Daniel to be a frank communicator and an excellent judge of character, who was able to offer some sterling advice when it counted most. I highly recommend Daniel to both candidates and employers.

Jeanette Gray

Daniel is a true professional in the executive recruitment space. His attention to detail, knowledge, stakeholder management and communication skills are outstanding. He is able to deliver excellent results consistently and performs a key role in helping to present excellent candidates for our business.

Richard Lindsay

Daniel made a diligent effort to understand our business and refine the search process as we discovered some of the nuances of what we actually needed vs. what we thought we did. His patience and persisitence in the process has delivered the results we needed, and I recommend him for any search you may have in IT sales.

Brent Jackson

Daniel is a very engaging and responsive Recruiter who is also very personable. He supported me with the information that I needed to have and gave me the right level of expectation. He would regularly update me about the recruitment process as well as provide guidance which was very useful. I'm grateful for his approach and engagement style and would definitely recommend Daniel as a recruitment consultant.

Benjamin Goh

Daniel was responsible for enabling me to secure a pivotal position for my career. He showed a great deal of knowledge and integrity when advising me whilst making my final decision. I would recommend Daniel to anyone who is looking for their next carreer move.

Jake Taylor

I have known Daniel for many years and have always admired his networking abilities and exposure to interested opportunities. Recently I benefited from Daniel’s effective recruitment capabilities even though I was on the other side of the world. Daniel’s communication of the scope of the role, the people involved and the timing of events was exceptional. With his guidance and counsel I have secured an ideal role within a great company of first-rate people.

John Guppy

I have worked with Daniel for a number of years and have always found him to be honest and results focused. Daniel has taken the time to really understand what makes my business work and the type of people I need to continue to grow. Daniel always sources high quality candidates and briefs them well and as a result he has saved me significant time and provided some of my best team members. I am happy to recommend Daniel's services to anyone without reservation.

Matthew Glasner

Daniel O’Donnell is rarity in his industry, displaying unique qualifies that sets him apart from his contemporaries. Daniel invests in understanding his clients & candidates, importantly, commits to developing a deep understanding of the outputs required for the roles he is retained to fill, and only recommeds candidates that can, and will succeed in the role and within the company. He operates with integrity and honesty. I would have no hesitation recommending Daniel and Sales Placements Australia.

Rod Moynihan

I worked with Daniel in late 2007 when I decided it was time to find a new and more exciting opportunity for me to work on. Daniel sort out a suitable role and worked honestly and effectively through the process to secure me a role where I could be effective.

A breath of fresh air from the recruiter world which generally seems to keep all candidates all 'warm' with dis-information. Daniel was the opposite, honest, upfront and quick on the communication. Effective. Recommend.

Joshua Hinton

Daniel has done a great job for me twice, both in Australia and Hong Kong. He has excellent knowledge of sales candidates in the SaaS/Social space and did a very good job understanding our needs. He delivers what he promises and is a pleasure to work with. I plan to work with him again.

Brian Bailard

Daniel is a straight forward, knowledgeable and reliable recruiter who was able to assist me from the initial brief through to successful conclusion and a new role matching my requirements almost exactly, with a minimum of complexity and in a very short timeframe.

private private

Daniel has assisted the recruitment of Hootsuite for Asia. During my contact with Daniel, he has been acting professionally and providing best service to facilitate the recruitment process. I really impressed and appreciated with his services.

Alan Leung

Daniel played a key role in my move back to Australia & Accenture after a successful stint in USA. I came across Daniel through an ex colleague in 2009 while I was in USA and he took the initiative of keeping in touch with me since then. He was able to quickly build a strong trust based relationship with me and came across as a person with high integrity. He understood what I was looking for in terms of a change and positioned me appropriately once he was convinced that I was the right person for the opportunity he was handling. He was never pushy and gave me my space & time to think through the decisions. He was able to guide me through my present employer's recruitment process & provide guidance throughout the process. His commitment was exceptional given that we were both in different time zones through my entire hiring process & there were several stakeholders involved across geographies in making the decision. I have no doubt in recommending him to employers looking for a top notch professional providing high end recruitment services and would look forward to an opportunity to engage him in the near future as I build my own team in my new role.

Vivek Luthra

I was introduced to Dan through another Australian based recruiter who was challenged to meet our detailed requirements. As I am on the road quite a bit, and typically far from Australia, it was important for me to find a creative recruiter who would have the confidence to be honest with me about our approach and available resources and would be working hard sourcing appropriate candidates while I was elsewhere. Daniel and his firm did a great job of finding relevant enterprise sales and professional services candidates rapidly. I've been very happy with the results from a recent senior professional services hire from Dan. He is definitely on my speed dial as we expand hiring into the region.

Jonathan Ranger

I have found Daniel to be professional, thorough and sincere. Daniel is effective because he takes personal responsibility to understand the key drivers, role responsibilities and the personal traits that will make a talent hire successful. He has a successful track record of delivering high performing talent to our business.

Leon Van Gendt

Daniel has always managed to find the best candidates for whichever role we are seeking to fill. He keeps in touch regularly and ensures that both candidate and client are informed at all steps of the process.

Jacqueline McCann

I've used Daniel's services on a number of occasions, primarily because he has always delivered quality candidates that have matched exactly what we've asked for, this has always been done within requested time frames and very professionally - all candidates supplied by Daniel were for senior sales roles.

Harry Goldstein

I applied for a job that Daniel was advertising and found him to be extremely professional, helpful and understanding. The process of applying for jobs is always a stressful one, particularly when there are 4 interviews, but it was this professionalism, helpfulness and positive attitude Daniel showed throughout the process that made it as enjoyable as possible. I have dealt with many recruiters in the past and have found the vast majority to be unprofessional and unethical in the way they conduct business. Daniel however was a welcome change. I would happily recommend him to anyone.

Kind Regards,

Paddy Leahy

Paddy Leahy

Daniel actually found me for the company I now represent. His knowledge of what was happening in Melbourne for someone that resides in Sydney was outstanding. He is extremelly good at what he does.

Mick Mulqueen

Daniel was able to identify and address flaws in my interviewing technique, with the result that I was offered my dream role.
Cannot recommend Daniel's services highly enough, for both the employer and the candidate's perspective.

Steve Liston

An excellent recruiter - he "takes a complete job order every time" - which means he makes it easy for himself and the client.

He comes up with quality candidates who can do the job, and do it well.

Neil Bolton

Daniel has worked tirelessly to help me fill a critical position for my firm. His attention to detail and willlingness to go way beyond my expectations and his job as a recruiter has made him a friend and trusted business partner and the only recruitment firm I would use and trust. I highly recommend Daniel and his firm if results are what you are looking for.

Martin Leibowitz

I found Daniel to be very professional, responsive and honest through out the recruitment process for my new role at DWS. Janet

Janet M. Stubbs

Daniel has been very helpful in finding the right resource at the right time. He understood the requirements immediately and executed the job with integrity while adapting to the constraints of our business.

Stephane Marouani

I recently hired Daniel to assist me in filling an SE role in Singapore. Throughout the entire process, Daniel listened to my needs and came through with several excellent candidates in a timely manner.

I eventually hired an SE through Daniel, and am very pleased with his work. I intend to use Daniel again in the future.

private private

Daniel is a professional executive recuriter who understand the requirements of his clients and deliver execeptional results with honesty and intergity.

Chris H

Daniel's professionalism and management of client’s requirements were exceptional. His application of extensive experience and thorough appraisal of both clients and candidates alike, results in very satisfied parties. I intend to consult Daniel should I require professional placement of high quality candidates in the future.

Will Beaumont

Daniel was responsible for securing me a key position that really fits my experience and skills. He is very professional in what he does. He understands the needs of his client company and the applicant he is representing thus delivering value for both parties. His work is commendable. It was a pleasure working with him.

Joseph Bacarro

Outstanding customer service and a keen eye for detail are the first things that come to mind when describing Daniel and his company. Daniel goes to extra lenghths to make certain all participants in the recruitment process are comfortable and have complete transparency to activities, events and timelines. Daniel is highly attuned to expectation setting and aligning skills, experience and culture to maximise the fit and reduce time and effort for everyone. I would recommend Daniel as a resource for anyone looking for the right advice and the right people for senior sales engagements.

Adam Bateson

As a recruitment professional I have always found Daniel a pleasure to deal with and an individual who seeks to add value to every conversation. His dedication to helping his clients find the people they are looking for or the position that best suits their career aspirations has always impressed me and I have never hesitated to recommend him to colleagues and friends.

John Burke

I can strongly recommend Daniel's head hunting and recruiting services. He is highly proactive, understands the brief in detail and engages very well. I enjoyed working with Daniel.

David Light

I approached Daniel on a recommendation from a respected colleague, to whom he had placed quality Sales Executives. In the short process from engagement to close Daniel provided a quality set of individuals which resulted in multiple options and a final selection that we were happy with. Daniel obviously has a good penetration of contacts in the Sales Executive arena.

Mike Brosche

Such a pleasure to work with Daniel, really an outstanding professional, who really takes the time to understand your company and your requirement to provide you accurate candidates. I would enjoy working with him in the future

Cyril DUJARDIN

Daniel was responsible for enticing me to Accenture from Ernst & Young. It was a pleasure to work with Daniel. He was always across the issues and went out of his way to identify a way ahead for both Accenture and myself that met both of our needs.

Charles Black

Daniel takes the time to understand the brief and then gets results. His excellent on-going follow through is unlike that of most recruiters...

Alex Blinko

Through Sales Placements, Daniel offers the best candidates some of the most attractive roles in the APac region - and probably far beyond. We have spoken about other roles in the past but Daniel will never proceed without a perfect fit. This time round, the fit was indeed quite perfect and as discussions progressed I found Daniel to be a frank communicator and an excellent judge of character, who was able to offer some sterling advice when it counted most. I highly recommend Daniel to both candidates and employers.

Jeanette Gray

Daniel is a true professional in the executive recruitment space. His attention to detail, knowledge, stakeholder management and communication skills are outstanding. He is able to deliver excellent results consistently and performs a key role in helping to present excellent candidates for our business.

Richard Lindsay

Daniel made a diligent effort to understand our business and refine the search process as we discovered some of the nuances of what we actually needed vs. what we thought we did. His patience and persisitence in the process has delivered the results we needed, and I recommend him for any search you may have in IT sales.

Brent Jackson

Daniel is a very engaging and responsive Recruiter who is also very personable. He supported me with the information that I needed to have and gave me the right level of expectation. He would regularly update me about the recruitment process as well as provide guidance which was very useful. I'm grateful for his approach and engagement style and would definitely recommend Daniel as a recruitment consultant.

Benjamin Goh

Daniel was responsible for enabling me to secure a pivotal position for my career. He showed a great deal of knowledge and integrity when advising me whilst making my final decision. I would recommend Daniel to anyone who is looking for their next carreer move.

Jake Taylor

I have known Daniel for many years and have always admired his networking abilities and exposure to interested opportunities. Recently I benefited from Daniel’s effective recruitment capabilities even though I was on the other side of the world. Daniel’s communication of the scope of the role, the people involved and the timing of events was exceptional. With his guidance and counsel I have secured an ideal role within a great company of first-rate people.

John Guppy

I have worked with Daniel for a number of years and have always found him to be honest and results focused. Daniel has taken the time to really understand what makes my business work and the type of people I need to continue to grow. Daniel always sources high quality candidates and briefs them well and as a result he has saved me significant time and provided some of my best team members. I am happy to recommend Daniel's services to anyone without reservation.

Matthew Glasner

Daniel O’Donnell is rarity in his industry, displaying unique qualifies that sets him apart from his contemporaries. Daniel invests in understanding his clients & candidates, importantly, commits to developing a deep understanding of the outputs required for the roles he is retained to fill, and only recommeds candidates that can, and will succeed in the role and within the company. He operates with integrity and honesty. I would have no hesitation recommending Daniel and Sales Placements Australia.

Rod Moynihan

I worked with Daniel in late 2007 when I decided it was time to find a new and more exciting opportunity for me to work on. Daniel sort out a suitable role and worked honestly and effectively through the process to secure me a role where I could be effective.

A breath of fresh air from the recruiter world which generally seems to keep all candidates all 'warm' with dis-information. Daniel was the opposite, honest, upfront and quick on the communication. Effective. Recommend.

Joshua Hinton

Daniel has done a great job for me twice, both in Australia and Hong Kong. He has excellent knowledge of sales candidates in the SaaS/Social space and did a very good job understanding our needs. He delivers what he promises and is a pleasure to work with. I plan to work with him again.

Brian Bailard

Daniel is a straight forward, knowledgeable and reliable recruiter who was able to assist me from the initial brief through to successful conclusion and a new role matching my requirements almost exactly, with a minimum of complexity and in a very short timeframe.

private private

Daniel has assisted the recruitment of Hootsuite for Asia. During my contact with Daniel, he has been acting professionally and providing best service to facilitate the recruitment process. I really impressed and appreciated with his services.

Alan Leung

Daniel played a key role in my move back to Australia & Accenture after a successful stint in USA. I came across Daniel through an ex colleague in 2009 while I was in USA and he took the initiative of keeping in touch with me since then. He was able to quickly build a strong trust based relationship with me and came across as a person with high integrity. He understood what I was looking for in terms of a change and positioned me appropriately once he was convinced that I was the right person for the opportunity he was handling. He was never pushy and gave me my space & time to think through the decisions. He was able to guide me through my present employer's recruitment process & provide guidance throughout the process. His commitment was exceptional given that we were both in different time zones through my entire hiring process & there were several stakeholders involved across geographies in making the decision. I have no doubt in recommending him to employers looking for a top notch professional providing high end recruitment services and would look forward to an opportunity to engage him in the near future as I build my own team in my new role.

Vivek Luthra

I was introduced to Dan through another Australian based recruiter who was challenged to meet our detailed requirements. As I am on the road quite a bit, and typically far from Australia, it was important for me to find a creative recruiter who would have the confidence to be honest with me about our approach and available resources and would be working hard sourcing appropriate candidates while I was elsewhere. Daniel and his firm did a great job of finding relevant enterprise sales and professional services candidates rapidly. I've been very happy with the results from a recent senior professional services hire from Dan. He is definitely on my speed dial as we expand hiring into the region.

Jonathan Ranger

I have found Daniel to be professional, thorough and sincere. Daniel is effective because he takes personal responsibility to understand the key drivers, role responsibilities and the personal traits that will make a talent hire successful. He has a successful track record of delivering high performing talent to our business.

Leon Van Gendt

Daniel has always managed to find the best candidates for whichever role we are seeking to fill. He keeps in touch regularly and ensures that both candidate and client are informed at all steps of the process.

Jacqueline McCann

I've used Daniel's services on a number of occasions, primarily because he has always delivered quality candidates that have matched exactly what we've asked for, this has always been done within requested time frames and very professionally - all candidates supplied by Daniel were for senior sales roles.

Harry Goldstein

I applied for a job that Daniel was advertising and found him to be extremely professional, helpful and understanding. The process of applying for jobs is always a stressful one, particularly when there are 4 interviews, but it was this professionalism, helpfulness and positive attitude Daniel showed throughout the process that made it as enjoyable as possible. I have dealt with many recruiters in the past and have found the vast majority to be unprofessional and unethical in the way they conduct business. Daniel however was a welcome change. I would happily recommend him to anyone.

Kind Regards,

Paddy Leahy

Paddy Leahy

Daniel actually found me for the company I now represent. His knowledge of what was happening in Melbourne for someone that resides in Sydney was outstanding. He is extremelly good at what he does.

Mick Mulqueen

Daniel was able to identify and address flaws in my interviewing technique, with the result that I was offered my dream role.
Cannot recommend Daniel's services highly enough, for both the employer and the candidate's perspective.

Steve Liston

An excellent recruiter - he "takes a complete job order every time" - which means he makes it easy for himself and the client.

He comes up with quality candidates who can do the job, and do it well.

Neil Bolton

Daniel has worked tirelessly to help me fill a critical position for my firm. His attention to detail and willlingness to go way beyond my expectations and his job as a recruiter has made him a friend and trusted business partner and the only recruitment firm I would use and trust. I highly recommend Daniel and his firm if results are what you are looking for.

Martin Leibowitz

I found Daniel to be very professional, responsive and honest through out the recruitment process for my new role at DWS. Janet

Janet M. Stubbs

Daniel has been very helpful in finding the right resource at the right time. He understood the requirements immediately and executed the job with integrity while adapting to the constraints of our business.

Stephane Marouani

I recently hired Daniel to assist me in filling an SE role in Singapore. Throughout the entire process, Daniel listened to my needs and came through with several excellent candidates in a timely manner.

I eventually hired an SE through Daniel, and am very pleased with his work. I intend to use Daniel again in the future.

Brian Day

Daniel is a professional executive recuriter who understand the requirements of his clients and deliver execeptional results with honesty and intergity.

Chris H

Daniel's professionalism and management of client’s requirements were exceptional. His application of extensive experience and thorough appraisal of both clients and candidates alike, results in very satisfied parties. I intend to consult Daniel should I require professional placement of high quality candidates in the future.

Will Beaumont

Daniel was responsible for securing me a key position that really fits my experience and skills. He is very professional in what he does. He understands the needs of his client company and the applicant he is representing thus delivering value for both parties. His work is commendable. It was a pleasure working with him.

Joseph Bacarro

Outstanding customer service and a keen eye for detail are the first things that come to mind when describing Daniel and his company. Daniel goes to extra lenghths to make certain all participants in the recruitment process are comfortable and have complete transparency to activities, events and timelines. Daniel is highly attuned to expectation setting and aligning skills, experience and culture to maximise the fit and reduce time and effort for everyone. I would recommend Daniel as a resource for anyone looking for the right advice and the right people for senior sales engagements.

Adam Bateson

As a recruitment professional I have always found Daniel a pleasure to deal with and an individual who seeks to add value to every conversation. His dedication to helping his clients find the people they are looking for or the position that best suits their career aspirations has always impressed me and I have never hesitated to recommend him to colleagues and friends.

John Burke

I can strongly recommend Daniel's head hunting and recruiting services. He is highly proactive, understands the brief in detail and engages very well. I enjoyed working with Daniel.

David Light

I approached Daniel on a recommendation from a respected colleague, to whom he had placed quality Sales Executives. In the short process from engagement to close Daniel provided a quality set of individuals which resulted in multiple options and a final selection that we were happy with. Daniel obviously has a good penetration of contacts in the Sales Executive arena.

Mike Brosche

Such a pleasure to work with Daniel, really an outstanding professional, who really takes the time to understand your company and your requirement to provide you accurate candidates. I would enjoy working with him in the future

Cyril DUJARDIN

Daniel has always managed to find the best candidates for whichever role we are seeking to fill. He keeps in touch regularly and ensures that both candidate and client are informed at all steps of the process.

Jacqueline McCann

Daniel was responsible for enticing me to Accenture from Ernst & Young. It was a pleasure to work with Daniel. He was always across the issues and went out of his way to identify a way ahead for both Accenture and myself that met both of our needs.

Charles Black

I've used Daniel's services on a number of occasions, primarily because he has always delivered quality candidates that have matched exactly what we've asked for, this has always been done within requested time frames and very professionally - all candidates supplied by Daniel were for senior sales roles.

Harry Goldstein

Daniel takes the time to understand the brief and then gets results. His excellent on-going follow through is unlike that of most recruiters...

Alex Blinko

I applied for a job that Daniel was advertising and found him to be extremely professional, helpful and understanding. The process of applying for jobs is always a stressful one, particularly when there are 4 interviews, but it was this professionalism, helpfulness and positive attitude Daniel showed throughout the process that made it as enjoyable as possible. I have dealt with many recruiters in the past and have found the vast majority to be unprofessional and unethical in the way they conduct business. Daniel however was a welcome change. I would happily recommend him to anyone.

Kind Regards,

Paddy Leahy

Paddy Leahy

Through Sales Placements, Daniel offers the best candidates some of the most attractive roles in the APac region - and probably far beyond. We have spoken about other roles in the past but Daniel will never proceed without a perfect fit. This time round, the fit was indeed quite perfect and as discussions progressed I found Daniel to be a frank communicator and an excellent judge of character, who was able to offer some sterling advice when it counted most. I highly recommend Daniel to both candidates and employers.

Jeanette Gray

Daniel actually found me for the company I now represent. His knowledge of what was happening in Melbourne for someone that resides in Sydney was outstanding. He is extremelly good at what he does.

Mick Mulqueen

Daniel is a true professional in the executive recruitment space. His attention to detail, knowledge, stakeholder management and communication skills are outstanding. He is able to deliver excellent results consistently and performs a key role in helping to present excellent candidates for our business.

Richard Lindsay

Daniel was able to identify and address flaws in my interviewing technique, with the result that I was offered my dream role.
Cannot recommend Daniel's services highly enough, for both the employer and the candidate's perspective.

Steve Liston

Daniel made a diligent effort to understand our business and refine the search process as we discovered some of the nuances of what we actually needed vs. what we thought we did. His patience and persisitence in the process has delivered the results we needed, and I recommend him for any search you may have in IT sales.

Brent Jackson

An excellent recruiter - he "takes a complete job order every time" - which means he makes it easy for himself and the client.

He comes up with quality candidates who can do the job, and do it well.

Neil Bolton

Daniel is a very engaging and responsive Recruiter who is also very personable. He supported me with the information that I needed to have and gave me the right level of expectation. He would regularly update me about the recruitment process as well as provide guidance which was very useful. I'm grateful for his approach and engagement style and would definitely recommend Daniel as a recruitment consultant.

Benjamin Goh

Daniel has worked tirelessly to help me fill a critical position for my firm. His attention to detail and willlingness to go way beyond my expectations and his job as a recruiter has made him a friend and trusted business partner and the only recruitment firm I would use and trust. I highly recommend Daniel and his firm if results are what you are looking for.

Martin Leibowitz

Daniel was responsible for enabling me to secure a pivotal position for my career. He showed a great deal of knowledge and integrity when advising me whilst making my final decision. I would recommend Daniel to anyone who is looking for their next carreer move.

Jake Taylor

I found Daniel to be very professional, responsive and honest through out the recruitment process for my new role at DWS. Janet

Janet M. Stubbs

I have known Daniel for many years and have always admired his networking abilities and exposure to interested opportunities. Recently I benefited from Daniel’s effective recruitment capabilities even though I was on the other side of the world. Daniel’s communication of the scope of the role, the people involved and the timing of events was exceptional. With his guidance and counsel I have secured an ideal role within a great company of first-rate people.

John Guppy

Daniel has been very helpful in finding the right resource at the right time. He understood the requirements immediately and executed the job with integrity while adapting to the constraints of our business.

Stephane Marouani

I have worked with Daniel for a number of years and have always found him to be honest and results focused. Daniel has taken the time to really understand what makes my business work and the type of people I need to continue to grow. Daniel always sources high quality candidates and briefs them well and as a result he has saved me significant time and provided some of my best team members. I am happy to recommend Daniel's services to anyone without reservation.

Matthew Glasner

I recently hired Daniel to assist me in filling an SE role in Singapore. Throughout the entire process, Daniel listened to my needs and came through with several excellent candidates in a timely manner.

I eventually hired an SE through Daniel, and am very pleased with his work. I intend to use Daniel again in the future.

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Daniel O’Donnell is rarity in his industry, displaying unique qualifies that sets him apart from his contemporaries. Daniel invests in understanding his clients & candidates, importantly, commits to developing a deep understanding of the outputs required for the roles he is retained to fill, and only recommeds candidates that can, and will succeed in the role and within the company. He operates with integrity and honesty. I would have no hesitation recommending Daniel and Sales Placements Australia.

Rod Moynihan

Daniel is a professional executive recuriter who understand the requirements of his clients and deliver execeptional results with honesty and intergity.

Chris H

I worked with Daniel in late 2007 when I decided it was time to find a new and more exciting opportunity for me to work on. Daniel sort out a suitable role and worked honestly and effectively through the process to secure me a role where I could be effective.

A breath of fresh air from the recruiter world which generally seems to keep all candidates all 'warm' with dis-information. Daniel was the opposite, honest, upfront and quick on the communication. Effective. Recommend.

Joshua Hinton

Daniel's professionalism and management of client’s requirements were exceptional. His application of extensive experience and thorough appraisal of both clients and candidates alike, results in very satisfied parties. I intend to consult Daniel should I require professional placement of high quality candidates in the future.

Will Beaumont

Daniel has done a great job for me twice, both in Australia and Hong Kong. He has excellent knowledge of sales candidates in the SaaS/Social space and did a very good job understanding our needs. He delivers what he promises and is a pleasure to work with. I plan to work with him again.

Brian Bailard

Daniel was responsible for securing me a key position that really fits my experience and skills. He is very professional in what he does. He understands the needs of his client company and the applicant he is representing thus delivering value for both parties. His work is commendable. It was a pleasure working with him.

Joseph Bacarro

Daniel is a straight forward, knowledgeable and reliable recruiter who was able to assist me from the initial brief through to successful conclusion and a new role matching my requirements almost exactly, with a minimum of complexity and in a very short timeframe.

Grant Barker

Outstanding customer service and a keen eye for detail are the first things that come to mind when describing Daniel and his company. Daniel goes to extra lenghths to make certain all participants in the recruitment process are comfortable and have complete transparency to activities, events and timelines. Daniel is highly attuned to expectation setting and aligning skills, experience and culture to maximise the fit and reduce time and effort for everyone. I would recommend Daniel as a resource for anyone looking for the right advice and the right people for senior sales engagements.

Adam Bateson

Daniel has assisted the recruitment of Hootsuite for Asia. During my contact with Daniel, he has been acting professionally and providing best service to facilitate the recruitment process. I really impressed and appreciated with his services.

Alan Leung

As a recruitment professional I have always found Daniel a pleasure to deal with and an individual who seeks to add value to every conversation. His dedication to helping his clients find the people they are looking for or the position that best suits their career aspirations has always impressed me and I have never hesitated to recommend him to colleagues and friends.

John Burke

Daniel played a key role in my move back to Australia & Accenture after a successful stint in USA. I came across Daniel through an ex colleague in 2009 while I was in USA and he took the initiative of keeping in touch with me since then. He was able to quickly build a strong trust based relationship with me and came across as a person with high integrity. He understood what I was looking for in terms of a change and positioned me appropriately once he was convinced that I was the right person for the opportunity he was handling. He was never pushy and gave me my space & time to think through the decisions. He was able to guide me through my present employer's recruitment process & provide guidance throughout the process. His commitment was exceptional given that we were both in different time zones through my entire hiring process & there were several stakeholders involved across geographies in making the decision. I have no doubt in recommending him to employers looking for a top notch professional providing high end recruitment services and would look forward to an opportunity to engage him in the near future as I build my own team in my new role.

Vivek Luthra

I can strongly recommend Daniel's head hunting and recruiting services. He is highly proactive, understands the brief in detail and engages very well. I enjoyed working with Daniel.

David Light

I was introduced to Dan through another Australian based recruiter who was challenged to meet our detailed requirements. As I am on the road quite a bit, and typically far from Australia, it was important for me to find a creative recruiter who would have the confidence to be honest with me about our approach and available resources and would be working hard sourcing appropriate candidates while I was elsewhere. Daniel and his firm did a great job of finding relevant enterprise sales and professional services candidates rapidly. I've been very happy with the results from a recent senior professional services hire from Dan. He is definitely on my speed dial as we expand hiring into the region.

Jonathan Ranger

I approached Daniel on a recommendation from a respected colleague, to whom he had placed quality Sales Executives. In the short process from engagement to close Daniel provided a quality set of individuals which resulted in multiple options and a final selection that we were happy with. Daniel obviously has a good penetration of contacts in the Sales Executive arena.

Mike Brosche

I have found Daniel to be professional, thorough and sincere. Daniel is effective because he takes personal responsibility to understand the key drivers, role responsibilities and the personal traits that will make a talent hire successful. He has a successful track record of delivering high performing talent to our business.

Leon Van Gendt

Such a pleasure to work with Daniel, really an outstanding professional, who really takes the time to understand your company and your requirement to provide you accurate candidates. I would enjoy working with him in the future

Cyril DUJARDIN

Daniel was responsible for enticing me to Accenture from Ernst & Young. It was a pleasure to work with Daniel. He was always across the issues and went out of his way to identify a way ahead for both Accenture and myself that met both of our needs.

Charles Black

Daniel takes the time to understand the brief and then gets results. His excellent on-going follow through is unlike that of most recruiters...

Alex Blinko

Through Sales Placements, Daniel offers the best candidates some of the most attractive roles in the APac region - and probably far beyond. We have spoken about other roles in the past but Daniel will never proceed without a perfect fit. This time round, the fit was indeed quite perfect and as discussions progressed I found Daniel to be a frank communicator and an excellent judge of character, who was able to offer some sterling advice when it counted most. I highly recommend Daniel to both candidates and employers.

Jeanette Gray

Daniel is a true professional in the executive recruitment space. His attention to detail, knowledge, stakeholder management and communication skills are outstanding. He is able to deliver excellent results consistently and performs a key role in helping to present excellent candidates for our business.

Richard Lindsay

Daniel made a diligent effort to understand our business and refine the search process as we discovered some of the nuances of what we actually needed vs. what we thought we did. His patience and persisitence in the process has delivered the results we needed, and I recommend him for any search you may have in IT sales.

Brent Jackson

Daniel is a very engaging and responsive Recruiter who is also very personable. He supported me with the information that I needed to have and gave me the right level of expectation. He would regularly update me about the recruitment process as well as provide guidance which was very useful. I'm grateful for his approach and engagement style and would definitely recommend Daniel as a recruitment consultant.

Benjamin Goh

Daniel was responsible for enabling me to secure a pivotal position for my career. He showed a great deal of knowledge and integrity when advising me whilst making my final decision. I would recommend Daniel to anyone who is looking for their next carreer move.

Jake Taylor

I have known Daniel for many years and have always admired his networking abilities and exposure to interested opportunities. Recently I benefited from Daniel’s effective recruitment capabilities even though I was on the other side of the world. Daniel’s communication of the scope of the role, the people involved and the timing of events was exceptional. With his guidance and counsel I have secured an ideal role within a great company of first-rate people.

John Guppy

I have worked with Daniel for a number of years and have always found him to be honest and results focused. Daniel has taken the time to really understand what makes my business work and the type of people I need to continue to grow. Daniel always sources high quality candidates and briefs them well and as a result he has saved me significant time and provided some of my best team members. I am happy to recommend Daniel's services to anyone without reservation.

Matthew Glasner

Daniel O’Donnell is rarity in his industry, displaying unique qualifies that sets him apart from his contemporaries. Daniel invests in understanding his clients & candidates, importantly, commits to developing a deep understanding of the outputs required for the roles he is retained to fill, and only recommeds candidates that can, and will succeed in the role and within the company. He operates with integrity and honesty. I would have no hesitation recommending Daniel and Sales Placements Australia.

Rod Moynihan

I worked with Daniel in late 2007 when I decided it was time to find a new and more exciting opportunity for me to work on. Daniel sort out a suitable role and worked honestly and effectively through the process to secure me a role where I could be effective.

A breath of fresh air from the recruiter world which generally seems to keep all candidates all 'warm' with dis-information. Daniel was the opposite, honest, upfront and quick on the communication. Effective. Recommend.

Joshua Hinton

Daniel has done a great job for me twice, both in Australia and Hong Kong. He has excellent knowledge of sales candidates in the SaaS/Social space and did a very good job understanding our needs. He delivers what he promises and is a pleasure to work with. I plan to work with him again.

Brian Bailard

Daniel is a straight forward, knowledgeable and reliable recruiter who was able to assist me from the initial brief through to successful conclusion and a new role matching my requirements almost exactly, with a minimum of complexity and in a very short timeframe.

private private

Daniel has assisted the recruitment of Hootsuite for Asia. During my contact with Daniel, he has been acting professionally and providing best service to facilitate the recruitment process. I really impressed and appreciated with his services.

Alan Leung

Daniel played a key role in my move back to Australia & Accenture after a successful stint in USA. I came across Daniel through an ex colleague in 2009 while I was in USA and he took the initiative of keeping in touch with me since then. He was able to quickly build a strong trust based relationship with me and came across as a person with high integrity. He understood what I was looking for in terms of a change and positioned me appropriately once he was convinced that I was the right person for the opportunity he was handling. He was never pushy and gave me my space & time to think through the decisions. He was able to guide me through my present employer's recruitment process & provide guidance throughout the process. His commitment was exceptional given that we were both in different time zones through my entire hiring process & there were several stakeholders involved across geographies in making the decision. I have no doubt in recommending him to employers looking for a top notch professional providing high end recruitment services and would look forward to an opportunity to engage him in the near future as I build my own team in my new role.

Vivek Luthra

I was introduced to Dan through another Australian based recruiter who was challenged to meet our detailed requirements. As I am on the road quite a bit, and typically far from Australia, it was important for me to find a creative recruiter who would have the confidence to be honest with me about our approach and available resources and would be working hard sourcing appropriate candidates while I was elsewhere. Daniel and his firm did a great job of finding relevant enterprise sales and professional services candidates rapidly. I've been very happy with the results from a recent senior professional services hire from Dan. He is definitely on my speed dial as we expand hiring into the region.

Jonathan Ranger

I have found Daniel to be professional, thorough and sincere. Daniel is effective because he takes personal responsibility to understand the key drivers, role responsibilities and the personal traits that will make a talent hire successful. He has a successful track record of delivering high performing talent to our business.

Leon Van Gendt
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