A team of passionate, business focused Executives
We have three core streams of business:
- Executive Search, led by Ken Owiti
- Consulting, led by Ken Owiti
- Recruitment | Contract Resourcing, led by Genie Khan
Ken is a Director of hunterPac and is the lead for our Executive Search business stream. Specialising in Information Technology, Ken is a leading search consultant for executives within the IT industry in Australia. Ken has been actively placing executives in the technology industry in Sydney for over 16 years and has built a terrific knowledge of the field, and strong relationships with the key business and clients within it.
Genie is a Principal at hunterPac, with responsibility for leading our Recruitment | Contract Resourcing business stream, which specialises in the Technology Domain. Genie has established an excellent reputation as a recruitment consultant across a number of significant accounts and is typically retained to recruit for the following key roles:
- Project Directors
- Enterprise Application Consultants
- Project Managers
- Business and IT Strategy Planners
- Organisational Change Managers
- Senior Business Analysts
- Trainers / Technical Writers
Our Associates complement our core team, with their vast experience and passion:
Paul Hawkins, Managing Director, MergeCo International
Paul Hawkins is Managing Director of MergeCo International, a corporate advisory firm with offices in Sydney and New York. Paul’s international experience includes acquisition or start-up in over 20 countries and he has worked on transactions totalling well over $1 billion.
Paul co-founded MergeCo International in 2005 with a focus on cross-border mid-market transactions (up to $500 million) in the IT&T, Financial and Professional Services and Healthcare industries. He writes and presents internationally on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a master’s degree in business.
Paul Plant, Digital Transformation Specialist
Paul is a highly experienced, digitally literate Strategic Marketeer, Digital Thought Leader, Entrepreneur and Change Agent with an enviable record of transforming and growing businesses through strategic insight and a strong commercial focus, while retaining a conscious eye on the end customer experience.
Digital Transformation has become a modern buzzword, yet too many companies make the big mistake of thinking that the topic is exclusively about technology, often losing sight of the impacts of change on the customer.
Successful digital transformation embraces the many and multi-faceted benefits of today's interconnected world to build better products, enter new markets, shorten supply chains, improve workplace efficiency, drive customer advocacy, and of course grow revenues and margins.
Paul has enjoyed a long and successful career working in the telecoms, media & technology sector. He started out in regional press before joining British Telecom, where he spent more than two decades in the senior ranks at Yell Group, working in both the UK and US.
Paul has always worked at the forefront of transformational business change. He was part of the team that launched yell.com in the UK in 1996, heading up New Media Sales & Operations, where he pioneered new processes and sales approaches to ensure that companies of all sizes could effectively embrace the opportunities presented by the Internet and other emerging digital technologies. His vast operational experience includes international M&A activity, Product Management, Innovation, Sales & Marketing Leadership, and Strategy Development.
He is active in the Digital Start-Up and Incubation arena, serving as a mentor and board advisor to a number of exciting new and diverse start-up ventures. In addition, he runs his own consulting practice, is an Associate Director of BIA/Kelsey Group, and is also an advisor to the executive board of The Local Search Association.
Paul is married, and lives in St Albans, UK.
Neil Ross, CEO, NKR Consulting
Neil Ross’ career spans over 30 years and incorporates leading and building the businesses he has been responsible for, along with in-depth involvement in solving marketing and communications issues for some of Australia’s most valued brands and leading companies including QANTAS, McDonald’s, MasterCard, Johnson & Johnson, Bristol Myers Squibb, Air New Zealand and Telstra.
Neil was the Group General Manager of Marketing for QANTAS from 2006-2008 with responsibilities for Australian and international brand, product and retail advertising. He was also responsible for Australian sporting, entertainment and cultural sponsorships.
Neil has been Managing Director of advertising agencies DDB Sydney and McCann Erickson Sydney. He was also a founding partner of the integrated communications agency Smith Ross & Muir, which was successfully sold to Bozell Worldwide in 1996. Following an engagement with Talent Partners (Executive Search) he developed his own professional services practice in May 2009, NKR Consulting, which operates across Marketing Consulting, Executive Search and Executive Development.
His considerable experience in market research (3 years with AC Nielsen), brand marketing (The Boots Co. and SC Johnson and Son) and advertising provides him with a unique insight and understanding of marketing and communication problems and solutions, across a broad spectrum of industries and countries.