Our Why

Our Why

“We give our clients the peace of mind and reassurance that we will find the right people for their business”

Organisations of every size and sector depend on talented individuals, teams and leaders to realise their success. Elite Executive’s specialisation is in the partnerships that we develop to address that need. We form strong relationships with leaders seeking their next opportunity and we help our clients to recruit, develop and retain the best leadership teams.

Our team of specialists have over 50 years’ experience in recruiting senior executives into businesses and organisations varying in size, structure and maturity. Whether that is commercial, public or not-for-profit we draw on our experience ensuring successful outcomes for all.

We have a network of the most talented individuals in the many niche industries that we serve. We are committed to long-term relationships and finding the right leaders for your business whilst being assured that your company is getting the strongest endorsement as an employer of choice.

Whether you need permanent, project or contract support, we are here to help. Our experienced team nurture an active and deep candidate network which allows us to rapidly attract, source and access talent globally.

We work alongside our clients, developing long term professional relationships which enable us to really tell their story. To know what it is like to be a part of a high performing team and to endorse our clients as employers of choice when speaking with prospective candidates. Through this understanding of our client’s journey we are better able to find that leader who is a cultural, leadership, team, performance and integration fit.

We consistently personalise our client outcomes and deliver a powerful experience for every candidate, which in turn energizes and magnifies the conversations, ideas and relationship that help lead to successful outcomes for both our clients and candidates.

~ Eva Grabner, Managing Director

Elite Executive is a leading executive recruitment and search company. We specialise in the executive recruitment of permanent, contract and temporary positions across a wide range of industries around the globe. We serve clients of all sizes and have worked with small and medium-sized businesses, local and state government agencies, as well as large multi-nationals.

Our executive placement experts find leaders who are as distinctive as the organisations they serve.


Eva Grabner is the founder and managing director of Elite Executive, an executive recruitment and search firm that is committed to changing people’s lives by finding the right people for businesses whilst finding candidates a job that they will love to wake up to.

Eva spends her time working with key clients helping them with all aspects of their recruitment cycle, from workforce planning, organisational management and talent mapping the market for their ideal candidate.

Elite Executive boasts a team committed to their clients first, revenue later.  They believe that to succeed, not only for their clients but for themselves, they must take the time to get to know each client as if they were an extension of the business.  This better assists them when matching the right candidate with the business.

The team live and breathe the company values which are:

A Recruitment and HR expert, Eva boasts over 13 years’ experience since starting her recruitment career after many years working internationally in Management roles in the Tourism industry.

With a passion for what she does and a genuine love of people, Elite Executive was formed in 2012 as Eva believed that the majority of businesses did not use the best recruitment solution, or recruiter for their business.  This results in time wasted in hiring and training, a loss of morale for the team which results in a negative culture, but most importantly, a loss of revenue for the business itself.

Considering that the most valuable asset in any business are its people, Eva was determined to not only provide a professional approach but to also help people better understand the recruitment profession better and help businesses realize the benefits of partnering with a good recruiter.

Described as passionate, transparent and professional, Elite Executive is one of Australia’s best examples of a progressive and modern recruitment firm, who challenge the status quo and, therefore, consistently delivering for clients.

Eva’s positivity is infectious and she loves to change people’s lives.  Her passion for recruitment is what gives her unlimited energy to succeed.  Believing in the importance of giving back, Eva sits on the board of SBH Queensland, sponsors a number of children around the world and offers career and business advice and coaching to local business professionals.

A huge believer in surrounding herself with like-minded people, Eva invests in business coaches that are not only the best at what they do in Australia, but internationally too.  She is an avid admirer of Tony Robbins, Richard Branson and other successful and positive entrepreneurs.

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Eva Grabner
Managing Director & Principal Recruiter