Working With IT Consulting Firms & Software Vendors



About Us

Our Focus 

  • We find talent for Software Vendors and IT Consulting firms of all sizes

Positions we Fill

  • Short- and long-term contracts

  • Permanent placements

  • C Suite, VPs, Directors

  • Sales & Management

  • Delivery

  • Development


Why we are Different 

  • Every one of our customers is referenceable

  • We stand steadfast by our motto:  Listen - Understand - Deliver

  • With only two people in our business, you only work with a business owner

  • We have access to almost all of the candidate market unlike large agencies


Kim McCarthy

IT Leadership and Sales is my speciality. I’ve spent the last decade mapping out ‘who’s who’ across ANZ and Singapore in these positions. Along with introducing you to the right people I offer complimentary consulting along the way with deep insights into creating competitive compensation plans and other ways to attract unattainable talent. Prior to recruiting, I spent 15 years selling and implementing enterprise software giving me a unique perspective. I’ve helped create high performing leadership and sales teams for global giants such as those in the ‘Big 5’ right down to building teams from the ground-up in successful start-ups that have turned into ‘Tech Unicorns’. All my customers are highly referenceable.

Jim Ellis

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, and also running an extensive IT contracting book. His search work focuses on regional leadership teams and a full range of functional and technical 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 as an extension of their business.

Our Promise

Quality - The two Directors at Agile Talent possess over 40 years of recruitment and IT experience. Your entire service is provided by one of the Directors ensuring we uphold the impeccable standard of our brand. Work provided by the owner of a business is work done with extra pride.  

Our Product - Being only two people in size means our access to candidates is vast.  The chances are we will have access to all the talent within all your competitors. Unlike large recruitment agencies, we are not contractually locked out of large sections of the market.

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.



Director ANZ SAP
Kim has consistently found high-quality candidates for me at both SAP and NetSuite over the last 6 years. She has placed long-standing and high achieving senior executives in my teams in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Auckland. She offers a true head-hunting service which allowed me to define the exact desired candidate down to details such as level of experience selling to specific organisations. Highly recommend her service with confidence, and will continue to work with her without fail.
James Malizis

VP APAC Tier-one Consultancy

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 are 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.

Name disclosed on request
ANZ Director Outsystems
I am ANZ Country Manager for OutSystems - a very fast-growing IT Technology company. I needed to grow my sales team to support the rapid expansion of the business covering Australia and New Zealand. Kim has worked exclusively with me to recruit the majority of my team over the last 18 months hiring over 12 staff. She has been able to find outstanding professionals that are a very good fit for the high standards we have for our team. Kim has been able to quickly understand our technical, skills, attitude and cultural requirements for our roles and bring to us high-quality candidates. I can highly recommend Kim and the Agile Talent Team as a great organisation to partner with you on staff recruitment.
Steve Oliff

VP APAC Blackline 
Agile Talent has 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
APAC Director Skillsoft
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
Principal - Gwyder Consulting 
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.
Deloitte - Director Advisory
Kim is an excellent recruiter as she listens and understands the needs of the client and presents excellent candidates. Kim is not just a recruiter but a trusted advisor.
Ann Furlong
VP Sales APAC SumTotal Systems
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
Director TIBCO
I am in a somewhat unique position in that I can recommend Kim from the perspective of a candidate as well as from the perspective of the hiring manager. Just over 3 years ago Kim approached me as a candidate for my current role as Director of the Solution Architect team at SumTotal. As a Candidate I found her to be a reliable, responsive and effective agent who helped ensure that the new role was a good match and that my expectations were met. Sometime later, when I was looking to expand my team, I got to work with Kim from the other side. As the hiring manager, I was even more impressed. She found the best candidates and made sure that the process to interview and make an offer was smooth and easy. I would recommend Kim without hesitation. She is one of the most effective and principled recruiting consultants that I have ever known.
Tym Lawrence
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