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Candidates

Deciding to change jobs or even having that decision forced upon you can be stressful. It's right up there with moving house, completing your tax return or lending your car to your ageing parents! We're here to help.

True you aren't paying our bills but ensuring you make the right decision is as important to us, as the client making the right decision. You are unique - we are over unicorns - we like to think in terms of a pink-billed platypus. So we will really try and get to know you. Our initial meeting will be as much about you as it is your experience. What do you want out of life? What do you do at the weekends? Family? Dogs? (Cats if we really have to go there). Where have you travelled? Who inspires you? What rattles you? You'll get to know us too...after all, a relationship is a two-way process.

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What we cover

We are small and proud of it so we will never have high volumes of opportunities but the ones we do will be great, relevant and we will know the full story. We have our radar up for marketing roles that make a difference; that define a business and its outcomes; and that offer the right opportunity and culture for YOU.

We are big too...big-minded. If we think you should be talking to other recruiters we will tell you...and which ones. If we think you should stay put, we will suggest exactly that - you are welcome! We are in it for the long haul...just as you are.

For us, marketing covers: advertising; brand; category; content; CRM & loyalty; customer journey; data & analytics; digital & social; e-commerce; events; general marcomms; innovation & NPD; insights; marketing leadership; marketing operations; marketing strategy; martech management; partnership marketing; product marketing; retail marketing; segmentation; shopper marketing; and sponsorship. And look, if what you do isn't listed here, try us. We will be straight as to whether we are a good partner for you.

How senior? How junior? It's all relative, right? But as a guide we start at five years' relevant marketing experience right up to CMO.

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Can we help YOU?

We can't help everyone, but if you have a strong track record within one of the sectors we operate in...and, of course, you work in marketing, we probably can. If we can't help directly we are always ready and happy to recommend others who may be better placed than us to help you make that next step.

To submit your CV or to make a general enquiry,click here.

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Yvette Costi
Yvette Costi
CMO, Blooms The Chemist

​Andy was recommended to me by my brother Serge based on a great experience he’d had with Hire Aspirations. I enjoyed engaging with Andy. He is direct and honest and always kept me informed. Whilst he did not place me in my current role he was a good sounding board during my search and was generous with his time and insight.

Holly Jonas
Holly Jonas
Director Business Ops & Governance, Optus Business

​I have known Andy for several years and he is always the person I reach out to for counsel and guidance as he knows the industry inside out. He has a deep level of expertise and is genuinely passionate about helping people. He is engaging, authentic and really cares about the people he works with. As a candidate he provides professional support throughout every stage of the recruitment process, he listens to your needs and seeks to find the role that is the best fit for you. He is truly a pleasure to work with and someone I highly recommend.

Louise Rathbone
Louise Rathbone
Regional Head of Marketing & Digital, Cathay Pacific

​Andy is one of the most genuine and approachable recruiters that I have had the pleasure to engage with in my career to date. His market knowledge is exceptional and communication style refreshingly open.  I would not hesitate to recommend Andy as a trusted advisor regardless of whether you are a client or a candidate.

Karl Roche
Karl Roche
Snr Marketing Manager, Optus

​I have known Andy for over four years. When we first met we spoke mostly about our shared love of rugby, a good measure of him getting to know me as an individual not just a CV. I have used Andy as a personal mentor for my career, and to help me with my job searches in the past, but more recently to help me find top talent for my team. He is a personable and knowledgeable sounding board and I really value his thoughts and advice and more importantly to me, he is always willing to help.

Ed Chambers
Ed Chambers
Associate Director Marketing (SMB Partnerships and Mass), Optus

​I have been lucky enough to be represented by Andy and his team on two occasions both of which ended incredibly successfully. Hire Aspirations will always be my first port of call when looking to further my career. The whole team have a level of trust that has no equal and always have the candidate’s best interest at heart.

Mariangel Lezama
Mariangel Lezama
Marketing - Handpicked Wines | Spirits of China | Kiss the Organic, DMG Wines

​After 15+ years in marketing, I have never encountered a recruiter possessing such a deep marketing understanding and such a capacity for balancing experience and potential. He is attentive and genuinely caring, and from a candidate’s perspective, that is incredibly rare.

Curt Ebanks
Curt Ebanks
Customer Marketing Manager, R.M. Williams

​Andy and the Hire Aspirations team were instrumental in helping me secure my dream role. His knowledge of the position and requirements of the role, as well as the close relationship he had with the hiring team, ultimately ensured he could find the best match in the interests of both parties.  I wouldn't hesitate to reach out to Andy for any future moves, or when the time comes to find great candidates to grow my own team.

Lisa De Vere White
Lisa De Vere White
Director of Go-To-Market, Optus

​I would highly recommend Andy to help you on your recruitment journey. I recently secured a wonderful job through Andy’s agency and throughout the process, he was open, honest, quick to respond, highly knowledge and gave great advice. Applying for roles is not an easy process but Andy made it an enjoyable and a straight forward process. Thank you Andy for helping me secure a great role. 

Tracy Hall
Tracy Hall
Head of Brand/Growth - Money, Afterpay

​Whilst I've never officially been placed by Andy, he has always been incredibly generous with his time, knowledge and advice.  Andy has been a great sounding board for me as I've navigated my career and also someone I don't hesitate to recommend for candidates looking for their next role.

Rebecca Kemp
Rebecca Kemp
Head of APAC Partnership Marketing, Uber

​Andy is the only recruiter I trust implicitly. I have worked with Andy over several years during which we have had lengthy discussions on what makes a brand great (and grow), what good culture looks like and where the Australia job market is heading. When I first returned from the UK, I found recruiters who were rude, who lied or who blatantly tried to steer you into a position that would help their short term commission. Then I found Andy and my trust in this industry was restored! I will continue to work with Andy for future personal career development and my teams.

Michelle Chandran
Michelle Chandran
Head of Loyalty & CLM, Greencross/Petbarn

​Working with Andy on placing me into my new role was a wonderful experience. What set Andy apart was his genuine care for people and the company he represented. He took the time to ensure the expectations of the role and culture of the company matched my experience, skills and values. Andy kept me in the loop during the whole process and was always very responsive. Andy, I can't thank you enough for all of your support!

Kate Thomas
Kate Thomas
Marketing Director, Aje

​Andy is unquestionably one of Australia’s leading marketing recruitment consultants. He has an intimate understanding of the modern marketing leader’s remit; both from a technical standpoint and from a team leadership perspective. At different points throughout my career, Andy has provided sound advice regarding the best path forward for my professional development, advised on the roles that will bring me the most joy and provided wise counsel on making the right career moves at the right time. I cannot thank Andy enough for his support and advice.

Claire McIntyre
Claire McIntyre
Chief Brand & Marketing Officer , Kit

​I returned to Australia after seven years in the US and Andy gave me an insightful overview of the market and immediately connected me with thought leaders.  Considering I was quite far down the track with CommBank’s x15ventures at the time, I sincerely appreciate the time and expertise Andy still offered me. I now recommend him to all of my peers and friends returning to Australia as my preferred marketing recruiter.

Carolin Sternberg-Heyze
Carolin Sternberg-Heyze
Senior Brand Manager, hipages

​If you’re thinking about engaging a recruiter, but previous underwhelming experiences make you think twice about it, I warmly recommend you give Andy a call. A rare breed, Andy has the best interests of his candidate at heart. His extensive experience and industry knowledge coupled with his ability to identify a person’s strengths and match them with the right job openings, make him a trusted advisor, sounding board and invaluable asset to anyone seeking new opportunities.

Anita Ayres
Anita Ayres
Director of Management Consulting, Consulting by Kantar

​I only encountered Andy quite recently but we established a rapport quite quickly. He was knowledgeable, insightful and candid and I felt he genuinely though outside the box as far as career growth and development were concerned. Definitely someone I will keep on my radar.

Sergio Brodsky
Sergio Brodsky
CMO/Marketing Leader/Brand Strategy, Foresight Communications

​Andy is a very well connected recruiter who keeps his candidates best interests at heart by diligently matchmaking our competences and ambitions with the best possible opportunities. 

Burcak Sezer
Burcak Sezer
Director APAC Adult Care Marketing, Kimberly Clark

I worked with Andy quite closely in relation to a fantastic opportunity for the next step in my career. During the process my circumstances changed and I had to withdraw. Andy was really supportive and helpful throughout that time. As a candidate, I always felt he had my best interest in mind and provided a lot of value as a thought partner. It is clear he values relationships and works towards what is right for the long term. ​

Dani Zikman
Dani Zikman
Head of Marketing, Talent Solutions, LinkedIn ANZ

​My journey with Andy started through an internal recruitment process for my then employer. He handled that process with the utmost professionalism, trust and care. I had subsequent conversations with him regarding my next move and referred other colleagues and peers in my network to connect with Andy as well. 

Penelope Chris
Penelope Chris
ex Director Merchant Marketing & Partnerships, American Express ANZ

​Andy differentiates himself from others by being genuinely passionate, honest and professional, allowing him to immediately connect with clients. He took the time to meet with me face to face, asked questions about my background to understand what I was looking for and provided me with solid advice and guidance that has helped with my search. He also has a detailed knowledge of ‘what’ and ‘who’ is happening in the market.

Emma Cusack
Emma Cusack
GM Vet's Marketing, Greencross/Petbarn

​I can thank Andy for the role I am in today. Thinking laterally, he recognized the transferability of my skills and experience into a sector that, on the face of it, was quite a shift from where I had come. He is great to work with – straight talking, insightful, full of integrity and you can have a good laugh along the way.

Gigi Pakrisamy
Gigi Pakrisamy
Associate Director, Customer Marketing , Optus

​I have worked with Andy for a number of years and my current role is the second career step he has secured for me. Andy is a pleasure to work with. He’s an approachable, straight-talking and authentic individual. Andy is an expert in his field He always strikes up the right balance on the needs and wants for both the recruiter and the candidate. I will not hesitate to recommend Andy as your recruiter of choice when you’re deciding on your next career move. 

Brittany Kettlewell
Brittany Kettlewell
Senior Marketing Manager, Avenue Bank

​My experience working with Andy, was fantastic, from start to finish. He saw an opportunity for me, and helped make it a reality. He helped me through delays, negotiated and ensured the contract gave me what I deserved. Without Andy I wouldn’t have landed a dream role with Avenue Bank launching a brand and building an entire function. Thanks for everything! 

Amanda Fiddes
Amanda Fiddes
Executive Manager, Business Marketing, Commonwealth Bank

​I’ve had the pleasure of working with Andy as a candidate for several years throughout my marketing career. Andy is a trusted advisor and has been a valuable sounding board to approach regarding career path progression. He is incredibly well connected to top tier brands and hiring executives, has a deep understanding of the market and is able to connect career objectives to unique opportunities. Always offers a genuine, authentic and personalised experience, I can’t recommend Andy more highly.

Bronwyn Cooper
Bronwyn Cooper
Head of Marketing, QIC Real Estate

​My recent experience with Andy was quite brief as I needed to withdraw from the opportunity he was handling. But this was nevertheless an excellent experience. Andy acted as a genuine trusted advisor throughout and I always felt like he had my best interests at heart. He was supportive, empathetic and professional at all times.

Andrea Darling
Andrea Darling
ex Head of Marketing, Klarna

I have worked with Andy for close to five years now and he has become my invaluable and trusted go to person for all things recruitment - both as a client & candidate. Jam packed with industry knowledge and experience, Andy has a unique way of really listening and understanding the requirements and as a result is able to provide clear guidance tailored to the individual, which is not only refreshing but also creates a high level of confidence.

Flore Vanpoperinghe Benveniste
Flore Vanpoperinghe Benveniste
Marketing Lead proposition, Woolworths at Work

I have worked with Andy for several years now and what sets him apart is his deep market knowledge and his desire to really find what is right for me. He doesn’t fill jobs, he gets to the heart of what really matters to a person and then  marries talent with opportunity with an overarching focus on cultural fit for both parties. 

Ben Stewart
Ben Stewart
Snr Manager, Strategic Research, Commonwealth Bank

Andy approached me about my current role at CBA and right from the outset he took as much time helping me to determine if it was right for me, as whether I was right for them. The process was extensive but Andy kept me informed throughout and was always available to discuss matters. He was knowledgeable, thorough and genuinely focused on achieving a win-win outcome. A very easy guy to work with.