I am originally from Amsterdam but had quite an international upbringing, moving back and forth between the USA numerous times in my youth. I’ve always wanted to make a positive impact on people and I have a deep interest in social psychology and understanding what makes people tick. This interest led me to pursue a career in marketing and I received a Master of Corporate Communications from the University of Amsterdam. After working in the marketing industry for three years, I missed engaging with people on a day-to-day basis and decided to pivot into a career with more of a human touch. I came across recruitment in 2017, and it was a perfect match. While travelling in 2008/2009, I fell in love with Australia and its people. I didn’t hesitate for a second when I received the opportunity to move to Sydney and continue my career in recruitment. My background in marketing still helps me to this day, but now I get to positively impact people’s lives in a more tangible way.
As a Principal Consultant at Marshall McAdam, I specialise in placing highly skilled data and business intelligence professionals in contract positions within the Sydney area. My background and experience has given me an in-depth understanding of business, financial processes and how data flows through organisations. This knowledge is helping me to build my talent pools to include the best Data Engineers, BI Developers, Architects, Analysts and Data Scientists in the state. More than anything, my role involves carefully listening to what clients and candidates are looking for and this often means challenging assumptions and uncovering things that could cause pain or frustration if left unattended. It’s incredibly rewarding to hear that candidates I have placed are exceeding expectations, receiving opportunities they never imagined, and are fulfilling their unique purpose in a new role.
After working for a large corporate recruitment agency for several years, I joined Marshall McAdam because it is a true consulting company. The Recruitment Consultants at Marshall McAdam are very experienced and working here means that I am learning from the best in the business. Building authentic and meaningful long-term relationships is very important to me, and I feel Marshall McAdam does this far better its competitors.
On the weekend, I love going to the beach, going on hikes and exploring new places with my friends and family. I try my best to exercise as much as I can, and I enjoy meeting new people. A good day for me means I do something physical, intellectual, and social. I try to fill my life with as much fun and adventure as possible.