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Meet The Aspirante Team

Our team is diversified & experienced accross many different industries and sectors but we all share the same ethos that makes Aspirante Recruitment the go-to agency to help you get the right canidates for your business!

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Sean Roocroft

Sean is a business owner/entrepreneur and career recruitment expert with over 24 years Industry experience. Sean started his IT Recruitment career in Manchester in 1996, before taking up roles in Leeds/London/Sydney and now based full-time in Melbourne.  Sean was a highly successful consultant, before growing and leading market leading teams within Peoplebank and the Fiveten Group.  Sean has experience across IPO’s/M&A and successful Acquisitions and business sales.

Experience working with SME’s/Large enterprise & Government organisations across a variety of sectors in the UK & Australia (Banking/Financial Services, Marketing, FMCG, Investment banking, Sales & marketing, Vendor, Telco, Manufacturing, Government, Software Consultancies, Legal, & Construction) delivering specialist IT&T recruitment, Executive Search, RPO, Managed Vendor and managing multiple large scale on-site recruitment projects.

Sean is a positive, influential and entrepreneurial sales leader, who thrives on working with his team to deliver an unrivalled tailored recruitment solution.

Sean has an excellent global network and is passionate about growing award winning Recruitment businesses.  Sean’s latest company ‘Aspirante’ is a specialist contract & permanent IT&T & Digital Marketing firm with office locations in Melbourne/Brisbane & Sydney, with new locations in the planning across Asia within the next 12 months.  Sean’s focus is to drive strategy, growth and coaching/training across the business.

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Will Cave-Bigley

Will is a Career recruiter with 18+ yrs experience in the Melbourne IT&T Contracting & Permanent Recruitment space. Will is a hands-on technical recruiter who enjoys an extensive network of relationships across Melbourne’s largest organisations and is highly connected in the Software Development/Project Services & Financial services space.  Will is Passionate about people, business and helping clients find the best talent that improve employer brand and deliver exceptional outcomes.

Will has client & candidate relationships that have been developed over an 18yr career in Melbourne, Will is a firm believer in forming strong partnerships and relationships whilst advising customers & candidates on hiring, retention, project delivery, analysis and recruitment strategy.

Specialities: Software Development and Architecture, DevOps, Automation and Manual Testing , Business Analysis, Project / Program Management, Change Management, Technology Management, Consulting, CIO / CTO

Technology: C#, .net, angular.js, node.js, MEAN Stack, J2ee, Java, C++, Python, Ruby, PHP, Selenium, Cucumber, QTP, AWS, Azure, SQL, Oracle, SharePoint, CRM, ERP

Methodologies: Agile, Waterfall, Prince2

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Qamran Somjee

Qamran has 18 years technology recruitment experience initially in Dublin, Ireland where he spent a decade working with many of the largest technology and financial services firms on both senior appointments and expansive team building projects as Dublin became both a European and Global Hub of operations. For the last 8 years Qamran has worked tirelessly building an extensive network of clients and senior candidates in Melbourne across the financial services, technology and utilities sectors. From managing large commercial teams to personally delivering on specialist appointments from technical lead to CIO, Qamran has proven his ability to dig deep into the passive candidate market and identify the ideal candidates with the ideal mix of technical capability, career achievement & strategic vision to meet his client’s needs.

Qamran prides himself on working in a consultative approach and leveraging his network to ensure he has comprehensively engaged the market and selected the most suitable short list in order to enable his client to secure the best talent for their opportunity. This referral-based approach means that most of Qamran's clients work with him exclusively and often refer him to other leaders in their fields.

My specialisations:

  • Senior appointments i.e. CIO, CTO, Head of Technology
    • Project Transformation
    • Digital/Development
    • Regulatory
    • Data & Cyber
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Charlene Tooth

Charlene’s career spans both agency and internal recruitment. Charlene started her journey in recruitment with Hays Recruitment in Brisbane in 2008. Her foundation in recruitment was in Executive Finance.  With a solid reputation with key Executives across the Brisbane and QLD market, she established an extensive network to enable success the recruitment of highly confidential appointments to International Organisations for remote roles.

 

Moving internally within Hays, Charlene headed up the Executive ICT Recruitment team for Hays in 2012. She specialised in Executive IT recruitment within the private and public sector, diligently matching talented IT professionals to opportunities.

 

In 2015 Charlene joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as the National Talent Acquisition Manager. Charlene was focused on the recruitment of professionals into PwC across all portfolios of business, which include; Assurance, Health, Tax & Legal, Private Clients and Advisory. Her key clients initially were the QLD Practises (Brisbane, Gold Coast and Townsville) which had a total workforce in excess of 900 people. Stepping into a nationally focused role in 2017 her focus moved on to the growth and expanding ICT and Digital solutions into Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. She was responsible for leading the transformation of their Risk Assurance recruitment projects, which included the digital, cyber and technology recruitment, whilst delivering best practice recruitment training and interview guides to key business leaders.

 

As a consultant, Charlene prides herself on her relationships within the market that are built on trust and transparency. She always aims to exceed the expectations of the customers through delivering the recruitment process by partnering with the client throughout the journey, offering guidance and keeping open communication at all times.

 

Charlene’s key recruitment placements include:

  • Information Risk and Cybersecurity Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Risk and ICT Senior Management Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Cyber Security and Technology Risk Analyst, Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Project Risk and ICT Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • CIO, Brisbane City Council
  • Project Manager - Health Operations, Integrated Living
  • Project Manager - Health and Safety Operations, Integrated Living
  • Agile Business Analyst, Department of Education
  • Technical Writer, Department of Education
  • Communication and Change Analyst, Unity Water

 

  • Senior Business Analyst, Dept of Agriculture Forestry and Fisher
  • Senior Project Manager, Risk and Project Transformation, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Senior Consultant, Project Transformation, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Cyber Security Engineer, Project Delivery, PSBA

 

Qualifications

Bachelor Psychology (Arts) - University of Queensland, St Lucia

Bachelor of Business (Marketing) - University of Queensland, St Lucia

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Mark Bower

Mark is the newest member to the Aspirante family, with a technical sales background, Mark embodies all that the Aspirante brand aspires to be.  An entrepreneur at Heart who successfully owns x3 other businesses in the hospitality industry, Mark is hardworking, diligent, smart individual, with a thirst for knowledge & learning.  Mark provides a service to his candidates & clients that is unmatched, in a very short time, Mark has developed an extensive network of some of Melbourne’s finest talent in the Dev space through attending regular meetups and networking.  Mark is a technical recruiter who specialises in Software Development, Gaming and DevOps.