Executive Search Specialists

Working With I.T. Consulting Firms & Software Vendors



About Us

What we do - Agile Talent specialises in executive search and recruitment within the IT industry including:-


  • Short- and long-term contracts

  • Permanent placements

  • 'C' Suite, VPs, Directors and Management

  • Sales

  • Delivery

  • Development


Our Focus - We find people for Software Vendors and IT Consulting firms including tier-one global firms, mid-market, niche organisations and start-ups in high growth mode.

Why we are Different (according to our clients)

  • "Our other agency sent us ten CVs for this role varying from 30-70% fit.  Agile Talent sent two CV’s that both matched our criteria and one of the candidates got the position."

  • "Our other agency only sent candidates who applied to their advert.  Agile Talent attracted high calibre talent to my company through persuasive conversations, conducting a proper head hunting campaign."

  • "Agile Talent sent me three CVs for the role.  All of them were a skills and a culture fit, but each brought slightly different qualities to the table.  It was worthwhile interviewing all three."

    We have a list of referees who will testify to the above.

Our KPIs:-

  • 90% of the entire market identified within 48 hours of receiving the role (mainly passive candidates)

  • 2-3 of the top 20 candidates in entire market represented to customer with CV within the following time frame

    • Contractors - 24 to 48 hours

    • Delivery / Development candidates - 3-5 days

    • Sales candidates - 5-8 days

    • 'C' Suite, VPs and Directors - 10 days

We are able to offer this quick and thorough service due to our back-end engine of latest technology, best practice processes and our exceptional team of Talent Managers.  We implemented this in 2016 which sparked us to re-brand as 'Agile Talent' and we were proud to be selected as one of the 25 most promising technology start-ups in 2016 in APAC ... click here to read more:-



We offer the type of service where people listen, needs are understood, promises are kept, timing is flexible and you’re made to feel valued, appreciated and remembered.​  If you haven’t experienced that in a while, it is time talk to one of us, we would love to hear from you.  Why not give us a call, send us an email, trial us for free or swing by our office for a coffee on us.



Jim Ellis - +61 (0)431 242 272

Jim is a founding Director of Agile Talent and proudly partners with some of the globes most iconic technology brands sourcing top executives for their teams. His search work focuses on regional leadership teams, including CXO, Vice Presidents, Managing Directors and a full range of functional roles.   In recent times, Jim has become the recruiter of choice for emerging technologies, niche requirements and also helping global brands build a presence in APAC.  Many of his clients consider him an extension of their business.

Kim McCarthy - +61 (0)452 206 272

Kim is a founding Director of Agile Talent. Prior to her career in executive search she worked for 15 years selling and implementing enterprise software which gives her great insights into the roles she fills.  She’s passionate about marketing her client’s brands to attract high calibre talent to their organisation and thrives on creating high performing teams across APAC for tier-one consulting firms such as Accenture, 'tech unicorns' such as Anaplan, and rapidly growing disruptive vendors. Kim holds a BA (Hons) in Business Information Technology.

Our Vision

At Agile Talent we have a very clear vision which embraces four pillars of excellence in our service:-


  • Quality - The two Directors at Agile Talent possess over 36 years of recruitment and IT experience.  We ensure our team fully understands each of the roles we work on at a deep level.  This allows us to uphold our solid promise of outstanding quality at all times to our customers.

  • Technology - We leverage and stay on the cusp of the latest cutting edge technology available to the executive search industry, e.g. big data optimisation for candidate search, candidate video CVs tailored to the position allowing for high speed candidate selection with minimum down-time for the hiring manager etc., all underpinned by exemplary customer and candidate care.

  • Our Product – Opposite to every other industry, in executive search the larger the recruitment company the less sophisticated their product becomes.  Our product is made up of all the employees who do not work for our customers.  Our vision is to remain boutique so that we do not erode our product.

  • Candidates - We recognise that our candidates are as important as our customers and strive for the ultimate recruitment experience for all candidates, and a long-term fulfilling placement for our successful candidates.



"Agile Talent have consistently found high quality candidates for me at both SAP and NetSuite over the last 6 years.  They have placed long-standing and high achieving senior executives in my teams in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Auckland.  They offer a true head-hunting service which allowed us to define the exact desired candidate down to details such as level of experience selling to specific organisations.  Highly recommend their service with confidence, and will continue to work with them without fail."
James Malizis
Regional Director ANZ - NetSuite (Ex-Director SAP)

“Agile Talent is our premier recruitment partner here in Australia and, as a consultancy, have helped us establish great relationships and credibility with our own clients.  We regard them as  our extended sourcing team. They have an amazing turn around speed, producing quality candidates within budget and have been extremely easy to work with. They will go the extra mile to make sure needs are met and probably one of the only recruitment companies that will work over the weekend for you if needed. Also their attention to detail is second to none.  The team are a pleasure to work with and we will continue to use them as we build and grow.”

VP APAC - Consulting firm (details disclosed on request)

"Agile Talent have been successful in placing a number of employees in our Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Manila offices.  They have been unyielding in their pursuit to find us top talent and have contributed greatly to our strong sales and pre-sales teams as a result.  I was Kim McCarthy's direct manager in her previous role as an ‘Enterprise IT Sales Executive’, and the insights she has gained due to her exposure and success working directly in the software and consulting industry, are evident in the quality of the recruitment work that is performed by her organisation.  I’m confident in recommending Agile Talent as Executive Search Consultants to all companies within the IT industry."
Todd Hunt
VP APAC - Blackline 
"I have worked with Kim for the past 5 years and she is still my go-to recruiter! Kim is a true partner. She takes the time to listen and understand your business, your goals, your challenges and needs. Kim asks the right questions to deepen her understanding and appreciation and then puts her understanding to use! Kim is a smart, intelligent and effective operator. I absolutely love working with Kim and the members of her team. Kim has helped me many, many times and I would highly recommend her to you. Thank you Kim for helping me build a talented team.""
Rosie Cairnes
Regional Director ANZ
"Jim is an effective communicator with great action orientation. A recruiter needs to be fast and to keep all parties informed along the way. Keep up the good work Jim, you will add value for your clients and candidates."
Kerry Little M.App.Sci.
Gwyder Consulting Group - Principal
I engaged Kim to find me candidates for a number of roles I was filling in Sydney. Kim's own experience in sales roles provides her with an insight that helps her find great candidates. Kim listened to my needs and presented me with some outstanding new associates. I will certainly use Kim again when I'm hiring.
Ross Bolden
VP Sales APAC - SumTotal Systems

Kim Mccarthy - 0452 206 272


Jim Ellis - 0431 242 272


23 Foster Street

Surry Hills

Sydney   nsw   2010

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