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Press Release

Press Release



Formidable executive recruiters join forces to launch new offering in Sydney!

September 1, 2019, Barrangaroo, Sydney – OAKTREE TALENT GROUP has today launched as a one-stop management consulting recruitment offering catering for the exclusive Strategy and Transformation market.

Combining thirty plus years of strategy and transformation recruitment experience, the new company is being spearheaded by former Morgan McKinley Strategy lead Anika Stokes and Ilan Leshetz, former Ethos Strategy Practice Partner and current founder of a Sydney-based boutique Strategy & Transformation recruitment firm.

With ambitious growth plans and a refreshingly consultative and intimate approach at the heart of their new offering, the pair will operate as strategic career partners to their longstanding network of senior executive-level candidates and work on an exclusive basis with their clients to secure the best talent the industry has to offer into their respective organisations.

The pair offer a true complement of high-end capability required to engage in the recruitment process at this level. Leshetz is a qualified Chartered Accountant, NLP Master practitioner and holds a Masters in Coaching Psychology from Sydney University’s world-renowned Coaching Psychology unit. After leading the Strategy Practice at Ethos Corporation, he then held an international recruitment role at global management consulting firm, Partners in Performance, attracting management consulting professionals globally. In 2015, Leshetz founded a successful boutique management consulting recruitment firm targeting the Australian market.

As a known ground breaker in the Strategy and Consulting Industries, Stokes formerly ran a boutique management consulting recruitment firm in the UK before coming to Australia and spending the last decade at Morgan McKinley, setting up and subsequently growing the firms’ Strategy division. Stokes also took the ‘top performing consultant’ award every year since.

Both executives have navigated multiple career moves for their vast portfolio of candidates and have an unrivalled network to draw upon providing a compelling proposition for their clients.

Commenting on this new market entrant, Andrew Chanmugam, EGM CX at Bankwest said, ”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”.

Alex Macoun, GM Customer Data at Commonwealth Bank said, “This pairing will be a powerful blend of two of Australia’s best recruiters in this space, bar none”.

Thomas Roets, EGM Wholesale Product & Supply at NBN Co. said, “I’ve worked with both these amazing individuals independently with fantastic results. Together they are going to be a formidable unstoppable team”.