Meet the Team
Paul is the Founder and CEO of STS Group and STS Group International and has spent over 20 years in the United Kingdom and New Zealand advising businesses on improving their people proposition.
Paul is passionate about seeing businesses grow through engaging and motivating people while looking at the future state to ensure they evolve with the changing needs of differing generations.
Paul’s expertise is in the Development of long-term business planning and workforce planning strategies to help businesses achieve their retention, engagement, growth targets by aligning the people plan with business goals. This combined with extensive change management and turn-around experience to deliver high levels of business performance puts Paul in a unique position and in strong-demand to challenge the status quo of many organisations.
As a strong collaborator, Paul is currently advising many businesses on becoming stronger and more attractive employers, increasing diversity and how to get the best out of their people while working with them on a wide range of business and people strategies.
From a small coastal town in NZ, to exploring a huge chunk of this wonderful world and leading dynamic Talent Acquisition functions in Melbourne Australia, Alex has returned to New Zealand with an absolute passion and excitement for delivering solutions to the Kiwi market.
With grass-roots in all sorts of leadership and operational roles with Starbucks, Alex moved into the Talent Acquisition world 9 years ago and hasn’t looked back!
She has planned and built out entire internal functions including C-Suite, Digital, IT, Sales, Technical, Creative and Service teams – and delivered on extensive talent strategy & sourcing projects.
Alex is fascinated by all areas of Talent Acquisition, Talent Management and Employer Branding – and loves bringing this all together to achieve the best outcome for the businesses she assists. Given any opportunity, she will be trying to learn something new and meet more people, and has an extreme desire to ‘do good’ in the world and give back as much as possible.
David is a seasoned recruitment and career services professional with over 10 years’ experience in the sector. The first 5 years was specialising in senior level search within Finance, Sales & Marketing in London and Auckland. David also spent a year working on an international finance desk sourcing candidates from around the world to join multi-nationals like Nike, GE & Booking.com based in the Netherlands.
Over the last 5 years David has been working for Dice.com in London where he was providing recruitment SAAS and MarTech services across EMEA. Helping companies upskill their sourcing functions by using open source technology, along with senior level consulting and executing on employer brand campaigns.
David is back in Auckland and excited to help shape the future of talent with STS Group.
Head of International Talent Solutions
Recently returned to NZ with his family after 15 years living abroad, Marc has been working for start-ups and large enterprises delivering talent solutions across the APAC region.
In his most recent positions, Marc was responsible for building high performing talent acquisition teams across Asia and New Zealand. These positions have involved building talent acquisition from the ground up and leading established teams, focusing on operational excellence, innovation and delivery.
Marc has successfully delivered a number of large projects in the technology and media space while at Telstra and Cognizant. A number of these projects involved global sourcing campaigns, close engagement with his partner companies and piloting new technologies.
With a passion for all thing’s tech, Marc has a strong focus on leveraging technology to improve efficiency and provide his teams with the best tools available to deliver the highest level of service to his partner companies.
Experiencing the personal challenges of moving internationally, provides Marc with the empathy required in assisting organisations, individuals and families with the nuances of international transition.
After spending 2018 learning the art of teaching Yoga Tanya has now returned to the busy and exciting world of strategic talent sourcing.
Tanya has a broad range of experience having worked delivering to number of leading organisations across Health, Retail, FMCG, Logistics sourcing the best talent in the market.
Tanya has a passion for finding the very best people to align with her partners strategic workforce plans. Having a best-in-class approach and providing the highest level of service is Tanya’s mantra she prides herself on the personal support she delivers.
Design and delivery of new on-boarding strategies for large organisations to enable a more efficient process throughout sourcing lifecycle is key to Tanya’s success.
Since completing her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Otago, Olivia has developed many years of experience in strategic talent acquisition.
Olivia’s expertise spans many sectors from logistics and transport through to government. This diversity has allowed Olivia to gain in-depth knowledge of best-in-class sourcing methodologies to support businesses scale. Being very engaging and empathetic has allowed Olivia to develop skills to provide the highest level of service with all who deal with her.
Located in Dunedin, Olivia oversees the total talent acquisition in the Southern Region for STS Group. Olivia has a natural ability in supporting candidates and clients alike from initial engagement through to providing ongoing advice for both business and talent.