What are your specialist areas?
Senior Level Commercial Roles – MD, CEO, Head of Sales, Commercial Director, Digital Agency Sales, Enterprise Sales, Inside Sales, Business Development, Digital Account Managers.
Client Service & Customer Success.
Advertising Operations (Ad Ops), Campaign Manager, Programmatic Trader, Programmatic Analyst.
Digital Media Planner, Media Buyer, Digital Account Manager, Account Director, Group Account Director, Board Members.
Sales Engineer, Technical Account Manager (TAM), Technical Solution Engineer, Technical Solutions Consultant (Those ex developer unicorns that are client facing, commercial AND can code.
Why should you be my Guru?
We’re fresh, innovative and unconventional – “We Breathe Digital”. As a Founder and Managing Director of Digital Gurus Australia, I’ve helped build out our global digital recruitment brand down under.
As an early adopter of innovation in within ad-tech, mar-tech, digital media and advertising. I’ve been fortunate enough to have helped scale some of the most exciting tech start ups and global brands across multiple territories around the world including JAPAC, USA and EMEA. I have a strong senior level network with some of the biggest leaders and VCs in the market. I also manage all of our AU partnerships. We have an exclusive partnership with leading events provider Interactive minds and respected educated hosts General Assembly.
In my other life outside the wonderful world of digital, I’m a qualified spiritual therapist and meditation teacher, and am truly passionate about helping people in every aspect of their lives! As a true geek …..I want to know as much as I can to maintain “expert knowledge guru status” so have immersed myself in learning how to code and design – first WordPress, HTML and CSS ….. Next the world! Soon I will have my own GitHub account and Microsoft can steal what ever they want from me (at a price ?)
What’s your background?
I started working in travel, business development and marketing right here in good ole Australia! I moved back to London where I fell upon the wonderful world of recruitment.
With over 10 years within the media, digital & technology industry, I was the first recruiter in the UK to transition into the AdTech space and carved out a career as a true specialist in this area! Working transcontinental, helping clients with their major digital transformation projects and break into new markets, I have forged excellent partnerships and developed some robust growth and talent strategies for some of the most exciting digital companies at scale.
Why did you join Digital Gurus?
I joined DG London in 2012 to build a full Media, AdTech and Sales department from scratch.
After seeing unparalleled success in creating a team that became the go-to expert in the UK for everything media & advertising related. I the co-founded and launched the APAC office in late 2014 here in Sydney! We have made a huge impact since being in Australia and build an amazing and passionate team of experts here.
We are now doing some awesome work in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and Japan and continuing to grow. If you are a digital recruiter looking for a great working culture, fun and somewhere to really hone your skills and be a respected partner to every client then please get in touch with me. Let’s chat – wine is on me!
Tattoos, Art, Meditation, Theta Healing, Sunshine, Learning, My Bed, Technology & Innovation, My cats (any animal actually – I’m a sucker for a fur baby)
Rudeness – there’s really no need now is there! Just be nice – thank you kindly ?
In the words of a DG Miss Universe – I aim for a Utopian world one day!
BuzzFeed has been working with Gillian since early 2017 when we were scaling up our AU teams. She has successfully placed excellent talent with us who have been standout performers. She really understood our requirements, are extremely knowledgeable within the digital media space and have been a pleasure to work with. Proactive, service oriented and a real partner we can trust. She understands our business implicitly, the market challenges and always offers her expert advice. She is also fun to deal with which helps! I’ve loved working with Gillian, you can tell she really cares about her clients as well as their candidates and does an outstanding job for everyone.
David Nemes | BuzzFeed | Vice President, Brand Strategy
Gillian is amazing to work with and has always goes the extra mile to understand our business needs and objectives. She has the best knowledge of the industry and where it’s heading which has meant that each role she has placed for me has been a perfect fit. She has the ability to think outside the box and help with complex hires. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Gillian and her team at Digital Gurus.
Alyssa Hayes – HR – Sizmek