building your future
Oaktree Talent Group is a premium Management Consulting recruitment firm catering for the exclusive Strategy and Transformation market. Combining over thirty years of executive recruitment experience in this community, Oaktree Talent is spearheaded by two of the most highly regarded, professional and sought-after executive recruitment experts in Australia. Many of our clients and candidates stem from the pre-eminent consulting firms such a McKinsey & Co, Bain & Co and The Boston Consulting Group.
MEET YOUR experienced recruiters
The Partners at Oaktree Talent Group have established relationships with both clients and candidates over many years and are seen as career partners to many professionals in Australia. This meeting of minds is welcomed by the market, with many citing that their combined 30 years of Strategy & Transformation recruitment experience and consultative approach will offer their clients a one stop solution for consulting and strategy talent.
Ilan Leshetz was a former Partner at Ethos Corporation, leading their Strategy practice where he was also one of the highest performing consultants most years. He was then head-hunted into Partners in Performance as Executive Manager Talent Acquisition to help attract senior Strategy talent from around the globe. In 2015 he set up Oaktree Talent Partners and has been placing Strategy and Transformation talent successfully for both Industry and Consulting clients alike.
Ilan is qualified CA and has worked in business at Financial Controller level before changing his career into Executive Recruitment. He later completed a Masters in NLP and as such is excellent at reading people and matching personalities to role profiles. He also holds a Masters in Coaching Psychology and prides himself on using this skill to deeply understand his contacts, their drivers and ultimately their needs at a granular level.
Anika Stokes has been excelling in the Strategy & Transformation consulting space for over 17 years. The last eleven of which have been based in Sydney, Australia. Anika set up Morgan McKinley’s Strategy division in 2010 and established herself as a leader in the market, growing the team year on year and taking out the award for top performing permanent consultant every year since the award was established.
Anika is known for being an expert at spotting talent and understanding exactly which environment they will thrive in, as well as for creating and building genuine, long-standing relationships with both candidates and clients.
Anika is a creative and authentic leader who loves to inspire those around her by leading from the front, as a business entrepreneur, leading executive recruiter and a qualified Zumba instructor.
Asha started her career in a boutique financial services organisation before moving to London for three years. Back in Australia, Asha joined Macquarie Bank where she spent seven years specialising in corporate broking services. Since then, Asha has specialised in Strategy recruitment across all areas of Financial Services, more recently Commerce and Industry where she has helped grow numerous internal strategy teams, finding the highest quality candidates by taking the time to truly understand her clients’ culture and requirements. Asha has built her reputation through authenticity, commitment and prides herself on supporting her client and candidate relationships, always being there to provide consultative advice whenever they need it.
Asha is a fitness enthusiast, enjoying outdoor adventures and finding new places to explore. She has climbed Everest base camp, completed 100km Oxfam walk as well as several ultra-marathons.
FOR OUR CANDIDATES
The advantage of partnering with Oaktree Talent Group is that we work uniquely by acting as coach, career mentor and consultant to assist global Strategy & Transformation talent in making the right move at the right time. We do this whilst balancing career ambition, motivation and personal circumstances at the same time. It is this authentic, genuine and highly consultative approach to recruitment that sets us apart when partnering on talent solutions.
FOR OUR CLIENTS
It is no secret the Strategy & Transformation market is talent-short, however with our vast global network, deep relationships and unique blended-approach to recruitment, clients are confident to partner with Oaktree because we bring what the recruitment industry aspires for but seldom achieves, “sticky” placements, resulting in both engaged employees and clients that can boast a better recruitment ROI than their competition.
Oaktree Talent Group work predominantly on an exclusive basis with clients to secure the best talent the industry has to offer. We achieve this by drawing upon our deep, loyal and unrivalled global network of top-tier consulting talent which provides assurance for our client partners locally. We also operate as a strategic partner for our large network of senior executive candidates, many of whom we have coached and helped navigate complex career moves over the years.
Hear what our network has to say about us!
“I’ve worked with both these amazing individuals independently with fantastic results. Together they are going to be a formidable unstoppable team.”
“This pairing will be a powerful blend of two of Australia’s best recruiters in this space, bar none”
”In a world that’s ever changing and fiercely competitive, every organisation is trying to find a competitive advantage. This new offering will allow organisations like ourselves to unlock our human potential by securing the best talent into key executive-level business Strategy and Transformation roles to ensure that our businesses continue to thrive, evolve and remain competitive and suitably structured to drive further innovation in our industry in Australia.”
“Anika took the time to understand our requirements, and brought us great candidates Anika also recruited me into my current role and from a candidate perspective she was equally professional. I highly recommend her. “
“Ilan is genuinely interested in each individual, no matter if you are a client, a potential candidate or just a business associate. He has the capacity to identify drivers of a person’s growth and communicate it in a pleasant yet honest way. This capability helps him recruit good candidates. It has been a refreshing and pleasant experience working with Ilan”
“I find Anika to be a real leader in her field. She has a very intelligent and thorough approach to her work and also has a genuine interest in her clients. I understand why she is so highly regarded within the Strategy network and by her industry peers. I would highly recommend working with her.”
Head of Strategy
“I have been engaging with Ilan for some years now and really appreciated the long term perspective Ilan has always adopted, either when it comes to supporting me thinking about my own career trajectory or when it comes to finding a suitable candidate for my team. Ilan focuses not only on finding a good candidate but will also think about how the candidate will fit with the team and supports the overall objectives.”
“Anika is a true professional in her field, fantastic at making “the right fit” connections. She takes the time and has the ability to truly understand the individuals, the business needs, and the company culture, and ensures an effective process end-to-end across her vast network.”
“Ilan is an outstanding executive search professional, especially for senior talent. Passion, knowledge, integrity, professionalism and hard work are all ‘givens’ with Ilan – you get those day in and day out when you work with him. What really sets him apart is how deeply he cares about both his clients and the executives he places. He measures himself not only on making successful matches between firms and people, but also on the long term results of those matches.”
Principal and Partner Elect
“In a world that’s ever changing and fiercely competitive, every organisation is trying to find a competitive advantage. This new offering will allow organisations like ourselves to unlock our human potential by securing the best talent into key executive-level business Strategy and Transformation roles to ensure that our businesses continue to thrive, evolve and remain competitive and suitably structured to drive further innovation in our industry in Australia.”
“This pairing will be a powerful blend of two of Australia’s best recruiters in this space, bar none.”
GM Customer Strategy
“I have worked with Ilan several times to source senior strategy specialists and leaders. He has consistently delivered strong candidates and we have made several successful placements with his help. He maintains a high integrity in his interactions with both me as hiring manager as well as with candidates and he is very good at profiling and matching candidates to job & culture requirements. I will keep working with Ilan and would recommend him to anyone aiming to source senior strategy professionals in the Sydney market”
“Anika is an exceptional recruiter – she is professional, caring and skilled in the art of placing senior people at leadership/ executive level. She has a great network and practical words of advice. To me Anika has not only been a great recruiter, but she has also been a thought partner and has connected me with leaders in the financial services industry, enabling me to find the right match”
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If you have a management consulting background and are interested in a confidential conversation, please send us your CV.