Chief Executive Officer
Chief Customer Officer
As one of Australia’s pre-eminent Construction Groups, Hickory is recognised as a leader in the future of the country’s multi-urban development landscape. In late 2020, Michael Argyrou and the board engaged Emu to help appoint a CEO for their exciting new venture to build, own and operate hyper-scale data centres, powering global leaders in digital technology.
An extensive market mapping and search project connected us with Joel O'Halloran, a talented Senior IT Executive with expertise across cloud & hybrid services as well as data centre management. Joel's track record in building teams and capability for multinational technology corporations will enable him to spearhead the growth of Hickory Data Centres in the region. In addition we also appointed the Chief Customer Officer from the same search due to the strength of the shortlist provided.
Emu approached me with a unique CEO opportunity and guided me through the initial engagement and interview process in an informative and professional manner. They’re so easy to deal with and went to great lengths to provide detailed insights on the opportunity, provided prompt feedback and ultimately ensured a smooth process. I would highly recommend Emu as an Executive Search Partner in the Technology sector.
Joel O'Halloran, CEO, Hickory Data Centres
Partnering with Luke, Anna the Emu team was seamless. They delivered a challenging project on time and with exceptional talent. I would highly recommend their services and the experience was unlike any other.
I've known the team at Emu for over 5 years and I would highly recommend their ability to understand the culture of a business and find the right executive. Our CMO is incredible and that's why we went with Emu.
Outstanding result delivered under a time pressure pre Christmas. High calibre shortlist obtained. Great outcome.
Thanks Emu Search. An executive search assignment handled impressively. A great experience for me and I’m delighted to be amongst many great leaders at Opal and Nippon Paper Group.
Dom and the team at Emu provided support and knowledge of what we were looking for, and delivered a perfect candidate match for our business.
They’re so easy to deal with and went to great lengths to provide detailed insights on the opportunity, provided prompt feedback and ultimately ensured a smooth process.
As a client of Emu’s I found their approach to be beyond any that I had previously encountered from an executive recruiter.
Emu is the first search firm I turn to when I’m recruiting leadership roles. They understand the calibre of candidates that I’m looking for and have great networks to access the very best in the market.
I'd highly recommend Emu as an effective search partner to engage when searching for senior talent in the Marketing/Digital sector.
Style and cultural fit are also an important criteria in our executive team. I am delighted with the outcome of the search process, and would highly recommend Luke and the Partners at Emu Search for their ability to find extraordinary executive talent.