It’s what we do. We specialise in national and international executive recruitment so you know we have the most networked knowledgeable services at the level you need. Our focus on senior corporate or specialist roles is your advantage. Remember, it’s our niche.
We are the change in the recruitment industry
Our goal is to be the best, not the biggest. This is evidenced in our collaborative, personalised approach, commitment to long term client relationships and our focus on providing in-depth expertise within clearly defined industries. It’s all about growing relationships, about finding the right leaders for your business so you can be assured your company is getting the strongest endorsement as an employer of choice.
To be the leading supplier of professional Executive Recruitment and Search solutions. We will do this by providing both clients and candidates with a service so remarkable and different, that they use us exclusively and refer us with enthusiasm. Our fully personalised end to end service will change the face of Recruitment and Human Resource.
Maintaining privacy and Confidentiality is paramount and means we will not divulge confidential information to anyone unless we obtain permission to do so.
We deeply understand the clients and candidates. Displaying Advocacy, we respect and passionately represent their respective interests.
As experts in our field, we commit to meeting obligations with upmost Professionalism providing you with specialised knowledge, courtesy, respect and results.
With Integrity we do what we say and we say what we do displaying complete transparency throughout our work and our actions. We commit to only working with customers who share our same values.
The Elite Team
Uncompromising Spirited Intelligent and Accountable to the Core
Eva has been working in the executive and professional recruitment industry for over a decade. She is a highly professional and driven Managing Director with a wealth of recruitment experience across commercial, health, resources, aviation, local government, not for profit, tourism and education industries. Her previous experience includes over 20 years in executive leadership and senior management-level operational roles throughout the world. What stands out as soon as you meet her is her passion for what she does. She will spend the time getting to know you and genuinely has an interest in assisting you in finding the right candidate.
Known as a numbers man, Stephens logical and analytical mindset has supported an excellent career across corporate sales, marketing and executive recruitment. After studying Mechanical and Computer Engineering, Stephen early on found himself steering towards a more people-centric career and today his feet are firmly planted in the recruitment industry with Elite Executive.
Having recently moved from Sydney to Cairns, Stephen strives to construct valuable relationships with his clients enabling him to really understand you and your business. This means he will identify exactly what you need to achieve your goals.
Stephen maintains over 10 years of experience across multiple industries including Government, Resources, Engineering, Healthcare, Education, and Professional Services. Bringing to Cairns not only big city experience, Stephen supports all Engineering and Finance positions keeping up with new and exciting technologies and using his knowledge to help businesses progress into the future.
Michelle’s professional passion is to add value to both the candidate and the client through the process of finding the right fit. She not only looks at the skill set, she looks at leadership style and other outside experience’s that will fit an organisation and make positive changes.
Michelle’s broad experience in mostly Sales Roles and Finance mean’s she has a solid background in uncovering the clients’ needs. She has recruited, trained and mentored sales teams to strong success.
Having grown up in Cairns, she left to join the Royal Australian Air Force, which gave her a very disciplined approach to her career. Her sales career gives her an ability to understand different industries.
Michelle brings experience from volunteering with various organisations and fundraising for NGO’s and NFP’s. She often couples this with her love of sport and exercise and believes in giving-back wherever she can.
Lauren has a great breadth of experience including 9 years within the government sector. Her previous position as senior manager within a large corporation means she is well in tune to understanding the challenges and hardships surrounding recruitment in today’s environment. Some of Laurens areas of expertise include; Information and Knowledge Management, Operations Management, Project Management, Legislative and Regulatory Compliance and Strategy & People Leadership.
Cerie is an experienced HR and Management professional with over 18 years’ experience in Human Resources, Business Management and Culture, Project Management, Training and Education. She has worked in, and consulted with, both large corporations and small business and believe that the key to successful relationships is through a shared vision, effective communication, ongoing review and a solid understanding of the people who create the synergy that is your business and what brings out the best in them.
Benjamin is all about business and people. Growing up in Weipa, Far North Queensland, Benjamin played a big part in supporting his family business from an early age and his interest in Leadership, Business Management and Human Resources has developed into his chosen career path.
With a good grasp of business and employment, Benjamin values and understands the importance on finding the right person for the job. Hence, he has found himself in the world of recruitment. Fresh from university, Benjamin is eager to get his foot in the door and get to business. Benjamin loves nothing more than to see the development and growth of both small and large business.
Why Use Us
As one of our key values within Elite Executive, both client and candidate confidentiality is equally as important to us. This means all information for our clients and our candidates is closely guarded and limited to those directly involved in the interview and selection process.
Focus and Industry Specialisation
As we are a specialised Executive Recruitment and Global Search firm, we are able to focus deeply in our target market and geographic sector. This provides us with a great competitive advantage and, at the same time, provides our clients thorough research and excellent results within a shorter period of time.
We encourage clients to express candidly any sensitivity or considerations which might affect a search in order to facilitate understanding and realistic expectations, as well as the best opportunity for success.
We commence reference checks after mutual interest between client and candidate has been established; and with candidate consent. All reference reports will be provided in time to facilitate client review prior to confirming an offer. Candidate confidentiality is important to us and we therefore strongly encourage reference checks be conducted only when mutual consent has occurred at the appropriate time in the recruitment process.
As an executive recruitment firm, our priority rests in ensuring our clients are 100% satisfied. We will source and introduce you to the best clients available. In the event that the initial choice for your business fails to work out, you can be rest assured that we’ll quickly and efficiently find you another outstanding candidate.
We support practices of providing equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination in all aspects. We exert every effort to achieve employment of fully qualified individuals. This means we conduct searches which are in accordance with equal employment and respectful treatment of all candidates. Our judgment and assessment of candidates is based on experience and accomplishment, ability to perform and the personal fit with our client organisations.
While various aspects such as uniquely specialised skills will be factored into each recruitment and search timeline, our collaboration with our clients ensures every effort to identify and introduce candidates in a timely manner. It is our commitment to align successfully with your business objectives.
what they say
“We provide our services to some of the largest global organisations in some of the most complex environments. The network, market knowledge, respect held by candidates and the overall talent mapping and searching capabilities of Elite Executive have proved successful at delivering our 'hard to find' senior roles across Australia.”
“Health Reimagined has used the services of Elite Executive Pty Ltd for the review of our Chief Executive Officer position and the appointment of a number of senior staff over the last few years. I have found Eva Grabner who is the Managing Director of Elite Executive to be both personal and professional in her approach to our needs, the scoping of our requirements and the delivery of our solutions was of the highest standard and we were grateful for the national reach of our required recruitment needs. I commend any prospective client of hers to be satisfied that she will deliver a service with professionalism and confidence in a diverse range of needs including Executive positions and Clinical roles.”
“Not only do they provide a service that is completely professional but they are focused on offering a more hands-on personal service throughout the process. The standard of applicants was exceptional”
“I was fortunate enough to have Eva Grabner as a recruiter when I was looking for a new position earlier this year. Eva's understanding not just of my skill set but also of exactly what I was seeking in a new role was first rate, as was her ability to choose two potential positions for me, both of which were ideally suited to my needs. Eva's professionalism is outstanding, but what perhaps impressed me even more was the fact she made me feel I was the most important candidate in her portfolio: nothing was too much trouble and no question too small to be answered quickly and effectively. Eva is a pleasure to deal with and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to anyone as their recruiter of choice.”
“Eva successfully negotiated my current role. From our initial conversation on LinkedIn, Eva was professional, informative and considerate. She kept me continuously updated on the selection process and negotiated hard to get me a very favourable contract. It was refreshing to deal with Eva as I did not consider her as a recruitment agent but as a colleague I was working with to get the best possible outcome, which we did. I would highly recommend Eva to anyone looking for someone to represent them in the job market. Thanks Eva.”
"I commend the services of Elite Executive to any company wishing to recruit at the Executive level. I have been using Elite Executive in my role as Deputy CEO for Tablelands Regional Council to assist in executive recruitment and candidate searching for two years, and have always been completely satisfied. I have been so impressed with the Elite Executive Service that starting to look for a new work challenge I have exclusively used their services as a candidate and found the service to be as impressive from this side."
“ I highly recommend Elite Executive as a top-tier, extremely professional recruitment and career services company. I have been most impressed with the excellent services provided by Eva Grabner and her team, who are always striving to achieve desired outcomes. Eva’s integrity, follow-up, expertise and strategic knowledge of the Human Resources and Employment Industry, along with a deep understanding of current and future career and workforce trends, are first class. Having employed a number of consultants for staff recruitment and career advice, I have found Elite Executive’s business practices to be a standout.”