IT’S ABOUT THE JOURNEY, NOT THE DESTINATION & THE INCREDIBLE HUMANS YOU MEET ALONG THE WAY…

Meet Our Team

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Danny Normington
– Co-Founder / Director –

Danny Normington is an innovative, forward thinking, business-focused director with strong leadership and people skills; establishing start-up businesses to management and directorship of large $10M+ enterprises.

Danny started his career in North Yorkshire, UK where he has seen a plethora of change within the industry over the past 18 years, from the dot com explosion to cloud computing, Google and Facebook becoming dominant global forces and the demise of a number of Global Investment Banks. Arriving in Sydney, Australia in early 2001 he has built up a reputation of consistency, passion and partnership with all the customers he’s engaged with.

Developing successful customer-centric businesses is a real passion for him and possessing the knowledge to create a “best practise” company will ensure minimal mistakes are made and in general customers and candidates receiving an increased consistent experience when engaging with FIRESOFT People.

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Erin Evans
– Co-Founder / Director –

Erin is a passionate, tenacious and people-focused director with a strong affinity for people management and development. Utilising her 13+ years’ experience in training and mentoring, Erin is dedicated to continually developing the internal FIRESOFT team enabling them to promise highly professional, educated and motivated consultants.

Erin has spent the past 11 years in business and people management. Her highly developed leadership skills and ability to build strong and trusting relationships has contributed to her past successes with her award-winning franchise in Canada which saw record breaking sales throughout 2007, 2008 and 2009 in spite of the GFC. Erin has further demonstrated an excellent ability within the Specialist Recruitment realm over the past 8 years in Australia, bringing her professionalism and tenacity to the Business Intelligence and Project Services space.

Her entrepreneurial passion budded at a very young age, always finding ways to start something new! From lemonade stands, bake sales and door to door fund-raising in the snowy Canadian winter she has since developed into an accomplished franchisee and business owner. She is exceptionally passionate about always carving out something new and refreshing in every venture and places an exceptionally high importance on personal performance, integrity and truly adding value through her businesses.

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Dan Barrett
– Senior Consultant & FinTech Practice Lead –

This may surprise you, I’m actually from the UK and do recruitment in Sydney, always trying to break the mould…

I’ve spent over 11 years recruiting in the FinTech space, predominantly in Development and Infrastructure. I’ve worked with a lot of interesting candidates over my time in many countries. My focus is to help FinTech organisations continue to build their teams with the highest calibre candidates. I’m loving the FinTech Start-Up space, it’s truly innovative.

I’m relishing the opportunity to build a FinTech team to support the many FinTech clients in Sydney. I love helping people to find jobs it’s easily the most fulfilling part of my job, I’m pretty passionate about helping people.

I’m a Rugby Union fanatic, I was the Club Captain of Sydney Harlequins up until last year so I can easily drink more beer than Alasdair. I’m also incredibly lucky as I’m slightly less obsessed with tea than Amy and she asks if I want one every-time she makes one.

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Tiffany Benn
– FinTech Consultant –

Originally from the UK Tiffany has been loving life in Sydney since 2008. With over 15 years experience in the cut and thrust of dealing floors across London and Sydney as an Interest Rate Money Broker, Tiffany has developed a huge amount of financial knowledge whilst building strong and long lasting relationships throughout the industry.

Since leaving her money broking career to look for a new challenge Tiffany then spent 5 years setting up, building, scaling and selling an e-commerce business specialising in Australian designed products. During this time she taught herself everything there is to know about e-commerce and is still fascinated by the psychology behind it.

Tiffany’s skills lie in relationship building and she prides herself on her empathy, trustworthiness and honest straight talking nature.

When she’s not at FIRESOFT Tiffany is utterly addicted to property, homes and interiors. She spends her time attending open homes, searching for new & exciting home decor and day dreaming on Pinterest of her next decorating project!

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Zak Nafeh
– FinTech Consultant –

Zak is the youngest recruiter to join our team with 7+ years’ experience in sales and management and loves to work hard and play harder. Zak has a passion towards helping and consulting whilst growing and nurturing real relationships with clients and candidates.

His key focus is to bring partnerships to the forefront by working with businesses as their personal brand ambassador. His track record of building instant rapport gives him the ability to focus and manage the needs of both parties generating true value for both businesses and candidates.

Coming from an Ecommerce background he can articulate the needs of businesses depending on their current projects and projected business growth. His specialty lies predominantly in the FinTech market specialising in web development and infrastructure.

One of Zak’s not so famous quotes include: “Dan and I get on like a house on fire, once its on, no one can turn off our blaze” – a Quote he has never heard me use – but it’s true…

Zak is obsessed with all things latest and greatest, exploring new ideas and concepts and creating value in coaching and mentoring himself.

Born and raised in Australia, some of his hobbies include fast cars, fast cars and more fast cars. And when he isn’t thinking about cars; fishing, archery and professional gaming are next on his list.

All in all, Zak is highly tenacious and passionate about whatever task comes his way. He always speaks about himself in 3rd person because well… he can!

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Rebecca Fagan
– Candidate Manager –

Becca was born and raised in England and moved to Sydney in search of sun, sand and an amazing job and has now has joined FireSoft People as FinTech Candidate Manager.

She has worked the recruitment industry for two and a half years back in the UK as an IT Delivery Consultant. She was working with blue chip clients, and was resourcing Developers, Projects Managers and Business Analysts. She is now working on the FinTech team with Dan and Zak, searching the world to find the best people for the job!

She loves surfing, skiing, shopping and watching documentaries, especially on animals!

Becca is very excited to join Firesoft and expand her skills and learn more about the IT industry, in FinTech!

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Alasdair Liddle
– Senior Consultant –

Alasdair is a talented business professional with 9+ years experience in several different industries. Highly skilled at assessing and focusing on client needs and motivators. He has a proven ability to manage client/customer relationships at all levels, and places high value on developing long term partnerships and driving profitability.

Alasdair has an obsession with all the latest and greatest technology and a keen interest in the processes for how the tech is developed to how it is used.

When he isn’t planning the next holiday to somewhere exotic you can find him on the football field or down in the pub having a beer or two. A self-proclaimed whiskey aficionado and for the football fans, an avid Chelsea FC supporter.

Alasdair’s passion is quality of service coupled with a desire to exceed expectations. A professional attitude, yet service with a smile.

Daniel Robinson
– Senior Legend –

Coming from the South Coast of NSW, Daniel has grown up in a tight knit community that prides itself on friends and family. He took these values into the Navy where he worked on various operations around the Australian waters. Afterwards he began a career in sales and never looked back. Quickly picking up the knack of sales he soon began to broaden his horizons by taking on a team and growing it into a business of 20+ contractors generating in excess of $20 million for his clients over a 2 year period.

With all this under his belt he joins the FIRESOFT team to further his career and take on the new challenge of IT and recruitment. Daniel understands the key to any successful partnership is built on trust and honesty which is why we believe he will be an asset to any client or candidate he has the opportunity to deal with.

When not working, Daniel enjoys playing golf, soccer and going for a surf. He has a passion for music and plays guitar and piano at a well below average level. He likes to have a laugh and a joke which is good because his are terrible. At least he finds them funny…

Gus Roberts
– Senior Consultant –

Gus was born, raised and educated in Sydney where he embarked on a 10 year Investment Banking career which saw him based in Sydney, London and Tokyo over the subsequent decade, specialising in global equity markets, risk analysis and compliance.

It was Gus’s fascination with human behaviour and behavioural science that saw him exit this career not long after the GFC to embark on an endeavour to study and help people with complex mental health issues and problems with addiction.

This is when Gus found himself living in Bali 7 years ago building and delivering a program for treatment of these complex human issues. Gus is also currently studying a Masters in Applied Social Science majoring in Psychotherapy and believes he can transfer these interpersonal skills in order to help and support individuals to make diligent and vital decisions when contemplating a significant career shift that may change their lives forever.

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Peter Jones
– Senior Consultant –

Peter is a Los Angeles native.

After college in the 80’s he worked as a business developer for one of the largest finance companies in North America.

In 1994 He launched his first business, Genetic Evolutionary Nutrition two former business associates manufacturing and distributing health supplements throughout the US and Europe. The business took him to England where he managed all facets of marketing and distribution to nine countries in Western Europe.

After a few years in cold, wet England, he made a lifestyle move to Bali in 2005 where he launched Bali Alternative Media, successful, full-service marketing agency working in direct partnership with the Bali Hotels Association.

Peter specialises in PHP Recruitment with FIRESOFT working with businesses in various sectors throughout Australia.

When not in the office, Peter can usually be found surfing, or playing football with his son.

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Graham Brooks
– Senior Consultant –

Graham has spent most of his working career in the challenging environment of Direct Sales that gave him the tools, working drive and attitude to be the best at whatever career he applies himself to. Currently he is passionately recruiting in the Business Intelligence space.

Outside of work Graham has a keen interest in Technology keeping up to date with the advancements made in Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence.

In his spare time he enjoys running around a tennis court or strolling a golf course if the weather is in his favour. An avid follower of all sports around the globe, there will always be something on keeping him up at night; doesn’t matter if it’s the Australian cricket team on a tour of South Africa or following his beloved football team Wigan Athletic to more FA cup glory!

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Nicole Pujol
– Candidate & Administration Manager –

Nicole is highly-motivated, hard working individual who thrives in her role – working with the FIRESOFT team from afar. She is a single mom who is based in the Philippines and works from her home office – the FIRESOFT ‘overseas’ office!

Her goal is to be able to extend as much help as possible to the FIRESOFT family in whichever ways possible. From running systems administration and data entry on their internal systems and education portal, to social media, candidate contracts and onboarding, to organising and running events for the FIRESOFT Contractors and Professional Services team! There isn’t anything this woman can’t do!

Nicole has an obsession with detail, wants everything to be as perfect as possible and doesn’t settle for half baked work.

When she isn’t playing mom to her son, she loves to travel whenever she gets the chance. For now, she wants to explore her own country and eventually venture out on to other countries.

Nicole’s motto in life is HAKUNA MATATA which means NO WORRIES. Despite all the troubles that we all face in life try not to worry much and just do what needs to be done.

Rina Zozo
– Candidate Manager –

Rina is a senior recruitment professional with over 6 years of experience in IT, healthcare, banking & finance. Her skills involve technical recruitment, expert headhunting, and candidate interviewing.

Rina has a positive attitude and always looks on the bright side. She is fun to work with and she can brighten anyone’s day with her smile!

During her free time, aside from being a supermom to her daughter, she sees to it that she visits the beach to bask in the sun. She loves travelling, meeting other people and trying new things.

Tara Danico
– Candidate Manager –

Tara is a talented recruiter across a variety of technical verticals. She has more than 9 years of experience placing technical consultants around the world; she lives and breathes IT. She’s had vast experience handling roles for all levels of the fast evolving IT world.

Her keen attention to detail and her critical thinking makes her a great fit to the Firesoft People team. She believes that in order to deliver top quality results, she doesn’t have to work harder but instead work smarter.

Like a few members of the FS family, Tara works from her home office — all the way in the Philippines! When she isn’t in front of her computer, she loves to play and spend time with her daughter.

In line with her passion to place great talent, she strongly believes that great technical talent are best found by great hunters – she prides herself in being able to turn over every stone and find the best people for some of Australia’s best companies!

Iwi Benedicto
– Candidate Manager –

Experienced technology recruiter with a demonstrated history of working in recruitment for UK, US, Australia and local environments within IT, BPO Finance/Accounting and Engineering. Iwi is a dedicated corporate recruitment professional, specializing in staffing and human resources.

She is skilled in creating and executing proactive candidate generation strategies, facilitating the interview and hiring process, and on-boarding qualified professionals for large organizations.

She is highly to continuous learning and implementing new technologies in order to meet the current standards of the tech industry!

Kixx Ferrer
– Candidate Manager –

Kixx is a seasoned Talent Acquisition Specialist with more than 8 years experience; 5 years of which was spent working in IT. He’s also worked on requisitions like Engineering, Aerospace and Defense, Banking and Finance, Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Customer Service. He’s been recognized as a top performer multiple times by previous companies he has worked for all over the world. Kixx has a Black Belt in sourcing and he’s also a certified Interviewer. Throughout his career, he has been hailed by his peers as someone who has a strong ability to quickly identify weak points and devise strong, sustainable and feasible solutions to problems he encounters on a daily basis.

In his free time, he constantly plays video games via PC, console, or any other mobile device he can get his hands on. He loves playing RPGs because of all the problem solving elements in it!

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Emma Broomfield
– Alumni –

One of the things we love about the FIRESOFT growth story is that we’ve had the privilege of being surrounded by some incredible humans along the way! We’re not under any illusion that people will stay with the FIRESOFT family forever and as they grow and develop, they may graduate our environment to other exciting challenges!

One of our fundamental beliefs is anchored around mutually beneficial relationships – our internal team included! We are clear about understanding our team members’ goals and aspirations and how we can help them get there!

Our Alumni pages give us the opportunity to honour and appreciate the incredible work they’ve done for us and proudly commend them for what they’re up to now and where they’re headed in the future along the path to their dreams!

Emma: English born, women’s rugby player and fanatic and all-round hard-working, fun-loving, genuine human being. Emma joined the team early into the new year of 2017 and hit it off with clients, candidates and the team immediately, quickly seeing success on multiple fronts! After the delightful announcement from the Turnbull government around 457 visas there were some tough questions and reflections to be had; as many other Australian recruiters would have found. Emma decided this was perhaps a sign for her to follow her lifelong dream of getting into the police force and placed a hopeful application back in the UK with the whole FIRESOFT team backing her. She landed the academy role (of course) and though we were sad to see her go, she’ll always be a part of the FIRESOFT family!

Currently She Is: A Police Officer in London UK

Her Dream Job: She would love to progress through the ranks to become a Detective.

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Jon Duggan
– Alumni –

One of the things we love about the FIRESOFT growth story is that we’ve had the privilege of being surrounded by some incredible humans along the way! We’re not under any illusion that people will stay with the FIRESOFT family forever and as they grow and develop, they may graduate our environment to other exciting challenges!

One of our fundamental beliefs is anchored around mutually beneficial relationships – our internal team included! We are clear about understanding our team members’ goals and aspirations and how we can help them get there!

Our Alumni pages give us the opportunity to honour and appreciate the incredible work they’ve done for us and proudly commend them for what they’re up to now and where they’re headed in the future along the path to their dreams!

Jon: Irish Born, Soccer (football) fanatic, all around delightful human. Jon joined the team in two separate runs since 2012 and in the end returned to Ireland for family reasons. He was the overall top biller in 2014 and loved by clients and candidates alike!

Currently He is: a senior recruitment consultant in Dublin

His Dream: He is going back to college to study counselling and psychology and will pursue his dream of counselling post-grad!

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Matt Manns
– Alumni –

One of the things we love about the FIRESOFT growth story is that we’ve had the privilege of being surrounded by some incredible humans along the way! We’re not under any illusion that people will stay with the FIRESOFT family forever and as they grow and develop, they may graduate our environment to other exciting challenges!

One of our fundamental beliefs is anchored around mutually beneficial relationships – our internal team included! We are clear about understanding our team members’ goals and aspirations and how we can help them get there!

Our Alumni pages give us the opportunity to honour and appreciate the incredible work they’ve done for us and proudly commend them for what they’re up to now and where they’re headed in the future along the path to their dreams!

Matt – Australian Born, Sport (literally ALL sports) fanatic, and all-round intensely passionate guy. Matt was the very first (and brave!) FIRESOFT team member. He joined us in mid 2012 and graduated in 2014 to give the account management domain a go!

Currently He Is:The Talent Acquisition Manager for an Information Management Consultancy in Sydney

His Dream: He would love to be a professional sports/surf athlete or photographer

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Phil Joseph
– Alumni –

One of the things we love about the FIRESOFT growth story is that we’ve had the privilege of being surrounded by some incredible humans along the way! We’re not under any illusion that people will stay with the FIRESOFT family forever and as they grow and develop, they may graduate our environment to other exciting challenges!

One of our fundamental beliefs is anchored around mutually beneficial relationships – our internal team included! We are clear about understanding our team members’ goals and aspirations and how we can help them get there!

Our Alumni pages give us the opportunity to honour and appreciate the incredible work they’ve done for us and proudly commend them for what they’re up to now and where they’re headed in the future along the path to their dreams!

Phil – Australian Born, Agricultural Economics Graduate, best laugh in the universe. Phil is an absolute delight and brings a sense of humour and positive attitude to everything he does. Phil joined us as a Rookie Recruiter in 2015 and graduated to pursue his true dream in the finance domain!

Currently He Is: A Graduate in Funds Management

His Dream: He would love to be in a management role within the Funds Management domain by 30 years of age (and own a bachelor pad on the water in Pyrmont sooner than later – or so we’ve been told).

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