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Gerry Deakin

Gerry Deakin

Brisbane, Queensland

Senior Technology Industry Recruiter, 20+ years experience, well-connected and dedicated to recruiting excellent teams, together with you.

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130 AUD
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6 reviews
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My Recruiting Experience

2 projects $1,870 average cost
I have been recruiting and managing teams of recruiters in IT for over 20 years. In that time, I've sourced candidates from operations to senior management including everything in-between. My client base has included startups, small businesses, several international consulting firms, local and state government and global resource companies.
Roles hired:
SAP Consultants Enterprise Architects Project Managers eDRMS Consultants Developers/DBA's Support Technicians
Rio Tinto Logica CMG Parmalat PwC BHP Billiton Mobile Computing

Where I work...

Brisbane, Queensland
Australia: Darwin, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast
I have recruited remotely for many years and have recruited candidates from the UK, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa. A number of my clients have been located interstate or in rural and North Queensland.

Very professional and timely service provision

Paul Allmain Pty Ltd, 

I have had the pleasure of working with Gerry as a client through a number of firms that I have been involved with (BCC, Open Engineering and Promendo). Gerry has been engaged to recruit both permanent and contract resources over a wide spread of disciplines including developers, technical architects, business analysts and sales professionals. Gerry always takes the time to understand my requirements and is excellent at seeking out the right type of people. Some of the roles were highly technical and required people with special attributes and he was exceptional in putting forward appropriate candidates, saving us significant time and money. Gerry has a great understanding of the market and can work at a business and/or highly technical level. He is very diligent in the way he approaches relationships and has a very strong customer-centric approach that ensures a high degree of customer satisfaction and customer care.

Vince Sciacca General Manager, Promendo Pty Ltd, LinkedIn profile

I have worked with Gerry since the late 90's as a client. During my time at BHP and later Logica he was a key partner in our pursuits and implementation of some very large and successful projects. He lead external recruitment processes and provided people across a variety of roles from high-end technical consultants and project managers to team administrators. He worked with our team to understand the project or service brief, developed role descriptions, advertised and managed the selection process through to the candidate commencement. He has always operated with high levels of professionalism, integrity, collaborative negotiation, and team work. He earned my respect and trust and helped with my success. So I am pleased to highly recommend him and am confident he will continue to be successful.

Mike Duke General Manager, CSC, LinkedIn profile

I first met Gerry when I was recrutied for, and successfully placed in a Data Warehousing role with BHP IT. Gerry also placed me in a subsequent DW role with Brisbane City Council. A few years later, when I was expanding my consulting business, I sought and received excellent advice from Gerry about the recruitment of permanent and contract IT staff. He has always acted in a professional and friendly manner with the highest levels of integrity. I have observerd that he maintains a keen interest in the welfare and job satisfaction levels of his candidates. His positive outlook is an inspiration to everyone around him. And he is always available to discuss ideas, opportunities, and concerns. It gives me great pleasure to recommend the high quality of Gerry's skills and experience to any organisation or candidate.

Cameron Hawthorne Principal Consultant, Advantage BI Consulting, LinkedIn profile

I have great pleasure in confirming that I have known Gerry for more than 20 years and during that time, I have been involved as a client seeking resources as well as a candidate. I first met Gerry when I was a candidate looking for System Architecture roles, and I found him to be very professional and thorough and he took the time to gain a very good understanding of my needs, strengths and the direction that I was wishing to take. His level of service and ability to deal with operational matters as well as contract negotiations was exceptional.

Vince Sciacca General Manager, Promendo Pty Ltd, LinkedIn profile

I have known Gerry as a recruiter since the late 1990's. He found me a role on an SAP project with Qld Rail and I have worked with him as a candidate through the years since that time. Gerry has a hands-on approach and is well able to determine both what the client wants and what the candidate can provide to best meet both needs. Gerry is professional and ethical and down to earth. I have referred many people to him over the years and I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Gerry again.

Cath Elkington IS Learning & Change Advisor, Ballance Agri-Nutrients, LinkedIn profile
Positions held:
Director + Consultant 2004 - 2014
Director - Business Development 2002 - 2004
Managing Associate Director 1997 - 2001
Manager - Contracting Division 1994 - 1997
Senior Recruiter 1992 - 1994
Consultant/Account Manager 1988 - 1992
Operations and Network Consultant 1980 - 1988
Recruitment Consulting Services Association 2004
Qld University of Technology 2003

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