Our Story

It all began in 2004. David, Nick and Paul launched Six Degrees Executive with one simple objective in mind; be Australia’s leading specialist, executive recruitment and talent solutions consultancy, which targets executive level professionals across marketing, digital, retail, sales, supply chain, procurement and engineering & operations.

To get there, they built a team of mature professionals who provide high touch recruitment, executive search and consulting services and offer a depth of specialist knowledge and skills unlike our competitors. We build partnerships with businesses to understand their organisational drivers, in order to deliver the right talent and best outcomes for both customer stakeholders; those seeking talent for their business and those searching for their next career opportunity. We pride ourselves on being a non-transactional agency and have an innate and genuine desire to shape the futures of individuals, and build successful and sustainable businesses by unearthing exceptional talent.

Spirited team of specialists 

Today, we have grown to a team of more than 50 specialist executive search consultants, researchers and talent engagement professionals. We are all immersed in the industries and businesses we serve. We’re passionate players with reach and depth across our functional expertise and we know that it is about doing what it takes, not just doing.

We have experienced significant growth since 2004, although as a team we place immense value on the family culture we have built over our many years of operation. We have a genuine care for one another and a shared purpose to unearth talent and shape futures. The mutual, non-hierarchical respect we have means that we are not afraid to challenge each other to be the best we can be in order to achieve our shared purpose. This is one of the fundamental reasons for a staff engagement score of more than 80%.

Being the best

Talent acquisition has changed in fundamental ways and to remain meaningful, we have evolved ahead of the curve. We know that in order to be the best, we can never stand still, and that we must always challenge ourselves, our processes and our knowledge. We must be resourceful, unrelenting and imaginative to remain a leading executive search firm and talent solutions consultancy.

To do this we have a learning and development culture and invest heavily in the personal growth and development of our consultants. Many of our leaders have been developed internally and have been provided the opportunity to take forward steps in their career; 50% of our board of directors consists of consultants that have been internally developed and promoted. The philosophy we take to market is the same philosophy we employ in sourcing our own talent; to be the best, we have to recruit the best talent.

Our success

We can beat our chest all we like, but ultimately what defines us is our ability to unearth talent that thrives. Our mindset is never transactional, it is always future oriented. Our performance is directly correlated with the performance of our placements and talent we recommend.

We have a reputation for consistently delivering quality executive talent and are proud to be judged on our track history of success. We have a 90% first time fill rate and furthermore, over 90% of our placed talent remain in their roles post 12 months.

We believe 100% in the power of what we do. People power businesses and the important role we play in connecting you is not lost on us. We thrive on seeking an edge and delivering the best results for our partners.

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