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A significant and distinguishing feature of Options Consulting Group is the business acumen and stability of our staff which continues to foster long term and highly valued relationships with our client and candidate stakeholders.

Our team of Executive and Professional Recruiters are experienced in the industry; each has been successful in their professional capacity before joining Options Consulting Group.

The team is further complimented by a network of Associates, each an expert in their field delivering Human Resource Strategy and Compliance Solutions; including industrial relations, remuneration and benefits.

 

JOHN GILBERT

Principal

John has built a distinguished career in Executive recruitment since 1985, establishing Options Consulting Group in 1990. Underpinning John’s continued success in this highly competitive industry are his values and driven approach to delivering on all stakeholders’ expectations. Prior to his career in Executive & Professional Recruitment, John’s professional experience included executive roles in Sales & General Management, nationally and internationally, in addition to executive representation on national industry bodies.

jgilbert@optionsgroup.com.au

0408 697 128

SHARYN COCKS

Senior Consultant

Sharyn has worked as a Senior Consultant in Executive Search across all disciplines with a focus on manufacturing and industrial sectors. Throughout her career she has built exceptionally strong networks that have enabled her to source ‘difficult to find’ candidates with unique industry experience.

Sharyn advocates partnering with her clients in order to develop an in depth understanding of their business and to ensure excellent recruitment outcomes and solutions. She is dedicated to the recruitment of high-potential talent into mid level and senior executive positions, across a range of markets and functional specialisations and has a reputation for succeeding when it comes to challenging and often difficult to fill assignments. She is also focused on improving gender equality in the workplace.

scocks@optionsgroup.com.au

0417 378 929

JONATHON MCCOOMBE

Senior Consultant

CPA qualified professional with 11 years’ experience leading finance and accounting functions in a multi-national manufacturing organisation. Jonathon’s wealth of knowledge around Finance and Accounting disciplines compliments Options Consulting Group’s ability to deliver the most appropriate outcomes for all stakeholders through Permanent and Interim Recruitment and People Strategy Solutions.

jmccoombe@optionsgroup.com.au

0438 360 767

CHRIS WOOD

Senior Consultant

Chris Wood joined Options Consulting Group in 1996 after a career in sales and marketing within packaged consumer goods and industrial products companies, both privately owned and large global corporations. Chris has built a reputation amongst our clients as a knowledgeable and intuitive advisor. Chris develops an understanding of each role and pays close attention to ‘fit to culture’ of the client business. Candidates respect his understanding of the roles he is recruiting as well as the broader picture of the business they are considering joining.

cwood@optionsgroup.com.au

0408 697 126

KATE LACEY

Consultant

Kate is a specialist recruiter in the disciplines of Office & Administration roles. She is widely acknowledged as one of the top consultants in this field, a ranking achieved over many years whilst working for a global leader in recruitment. Her many achievements include responsibility for managing key accounts across a variety of industry sectors and a solid reputation for delivering quality service outcomes.

klacey@optionsgroup.com.au

0430 179 096

CHRIS RALPH

Principal – Organisational Development

Chris Ralph is a recognised expert in organisation strategy, execution and engagement.

Chris brings a track record in delivering sustainable reforms for clients through an expertise spanning leadership, organisation design, workforce behaviour, and employee relations and a natural disposition to work alongside executives, managers, and staff as they adapt routines and embed behavioural changes.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne, and a Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship from Swinburne University.

cralph@optionsgroup.com.au

Olivia Ongarato

Consultant – Human Resources 

Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Human Resource Management.

Olivia successfully illustrates experience in industrial relations, work health and safety auditing and the creation of policies and procedures in relation to business strategy and government policies.

Her knowledge can be examined through her work at Options Consulting group in delivering workforce planning, people strategy and HR auditing.

oongarato@optionsgroup.com.au

0422 299 775

Rupert Condon

Marketing and Communications Specialist

Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Public Relations & Journalism

Rupert is a marketing and communications specialist with experience across multiple business sectors.

His sales, marketing and communications experience compliments Options Consulting Group’s capacity to provide the most suitable outcomes for all stakeholders through Permanent and Interim Recruitment and People Strategy Solutions.

rcondon@optionsgroup.com.au

0448 092 608

Carl Baverstock

Career Transition Specialist

Over 30 years’ experience with qualifications in Humanities, Business, Law and Education as well as Professional Ethics.

Carl is an experienced consultant, manager and strategic thinker and have developed these skills through working internationally with a range of organisations and industries

His focus is on helping organisations and people find the best strategic pathways to improve and sustain their skills though identifying and implementing people-focused engagement and thus achieve their goals.

Carl has worked with people from the factory floor and the administration desk to C-level executives. He appreciates and understands the issues that are faced in the dynamic environment that is the 21st century workplace. New and agile ways of thinking and operating are keys to success.

He coaches and mentors a wide range of people and have deep experience in training in topics ranging from career transition and strategy implementation to mental health in the workplace.

cbaverstock@optionsgroup.com.au

0412 941 941

Michelle Jakobus

Marketing Coordinator

Currently completing a Bachelors degree of Commerce, majoring in Marketing and Finance, Michelle brings to the team, a wealth of experience in managing media and communications platforms.

At OCG, Michelle liaises with partners, sponsors and multiple stakeholders with an aim to expand the firm’s industry exposure.

mjakobus@optionsgroup.com.au

0404 860 014