Meet the WOWzers
Co-Founder & Director
As one of the founders of WOW, Emily’s on an ongoing mission to prove that it’s possible for the recruitment process to make everyone happy – that’s clients, candidates and consultants! Business is about turning problems into opportunities and Emily thrives in that environment – she loves the ‘business of business’ and providing strategic direction to clients to help maximise their investment in their people. She’s also rapper Drake’s biggest fan, spends a lot of time doting on her dogs and is single-handedly responsible for the company-wide donut obsession.
Co-Founder & Director
Sports-mad Daniel is concerned that every team he supports tends to under-perform. With the exception of one – and that’s WOW! Starting his entrepreneurial journey in 2008 he has honed his professional game through his sales, marketing and recruitment businesses with great success. His pride and joy though (aside from West Tigers) is WOW and he takes immense satisfaction from its growth nationally and now internationally. Adventurous by nature, Daniel’s an adrenaline junkie and anxious to add to the 30 countries he has already visited. He is however prepared to be patient as he waits for Arsenal FC to win the Premier League again.
Self-confessed Seinfeld, fruit flan and Sydney Harbour Bridge obsessive, Arzum’s marketing background and experience in sales and internal recruitment make her a vital member of our team. She knows that building a workforce around a business’s team culture is vital to long term success. And that’s where one of her other obsessions kicks in – digging deeper to truly understand everyone’s story. Her experience then gives her the unique ability to view every candidate as both potential employee and possible colleague. That might be why her candidates tend to stay in touch throughout their career journey. Or maybe it’s the fruit flans?
If you’re looking for a BBQ companion, then Matt is most definitely your man. Raised near the beach he loves the outdoor life almost as much as he does setting a candidate off on the right career path. An active listener by nature he also applies his considerable energy to helping his clients get where they want to go. He’s excited about growing businesses and seeing the people he’s placed reap the rewards as their careers blossom. And if all that wasn’t enough, for his party trick, if you give Matt a soccer ball he’ll ‘nutmeg’ you. If you don’t know what that means then grab a burger and ask him.
Josh’s favourite team (apart from the one at WOW of course) is the news crew from the film Anchorman. When he’s not quoting Ron Burgundy’s lines he’s a great listener – passionate about finding the best solution for his clients and candidates. Josh first started to learn about recruitment from the other side of the fence – as an employer building his own sales and marketing businesses. He’s methodical in his approach, endlessly enthusiastic and very knowledgeable – specifically about recruitment but he also keeps the rest of the team updated with the very latest nuggets of pop culture.
Matt’s a fun guy. But with a sporting background it comes as no surprise to learn that he’s also just a little bit competitive. He sees the successful coupling of clients and candidates as a Grand Final win. But much like top level sport, he also knows that recruitment success can only be achieved with thorough preparation. So he does his research and then – when others might think there’s nothing more to learn – he does some more. He combines all that insight with a personable approach and a steely resilience he attributes to many years supporting English football team Aston Villa.
Multitasker Jessica is greenbelt-trained in Lean Six Sigma, which gives her the edge when it comes to keeping her projects moving smoothly. But there’s also much more to her than that – creative, tenacious and with a deep work ethic, she attributes her strength of character to the Aunties she grew up with. Always keen to learn new things, Jessica is a great recruiter and a perfect fit for the WOW team. Away from the office she likes nothing better than to ‘relax’ by tackling larger DIY chores and house cleaning.
Rugby loving Jamie is a genuine people person with a 24/7 approach to his work. His clients are consistently impressed at how someone with so many live projects on the go is always on top of everything and available to help. He puts it down to having rock-solid systems in place – but being driven by a commitment to serve his clients and candidates certainly helps too. Jamie’s favourite TV show is Brooklyn 99. He likes the mix of eclectic personalities working together to get the job done. He says it reminds him of somewhere else…