About Ccentric Group

Who we are

Ccentric is dedicated to serving the leadership needs of organisations in Healthcare, Healthcare Academia, Digital Health and Not-for-profit and Human Service sectors. We have over 20 years of experience in global executive recruitment and an invaluable reputation for meeting clients’ expectations. We are headquartered in Australia, but search across the globe to find the best, most committed and creative executive, clinical and academic leadership talent. Recently, we have developed a new relationship with Wavelength; Australia’s largest medical recruitment agency, to form Australia’s first vertically integrated specialist healthcare recruitment firm. 

Partnering Approach to Understand Your Organisation, Needs and Culture

Ccentric Group understands the importance of developing a rapport with you as our client and ensuring we have a clear understanding of the organisation, its culture, strengths and challenges, as well as the specific position for which we are recruiting. We have an established process to take the brief, confirm your expectations, clearly understand your desired outcomes, and to establish rapport and trust.

We produce a high-quality Candidate Information Pack that is used to inform candidates about the opportunity. It portrays your organisation and the position in an accurate and positive light to convey a sense of excitement about the opportunity to convert the maximum number of potential candidates to become seriously interested applicants.

We share with you what we are learning in the marketplace, how the candidate response is coming along, and how the organisation is perceived in the market. When required, we discuss with you any potential adjustments that need to be made to the initial strategy to deliver the desired outcome.

Finding the Right Candidate

We know how important it is to secure the right candidate for your organisation. We take the time to conduct an extensive search, both nationally and internationally to ensure we present you with a tight selection of excellent candidates. Each applicant is not only assessed on their experience, capabilities and skillset, but also on their personality to identify the correct cultural fit. In fact, our executive placements stay and perform with an average tenure of more than 5 years.

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The search was extensive, well conducted and resulted in a number of highly qualified candidates including a number of internal candidates...

Brian FlanneryChairperson, Mater Misericordiae Ltd

We were impressed by the depth and span of Ccentric’s reach into both the domestic and international markets in bringing together a very strong list of potential candidates...

Barbara YeohChair, Monash Health

Search firms do not, in my experience, always find the balance between the interests of the client and those of the candidates easy to maintain. In this case, I felt this was never in doubt due to the excellent communication skills of the Ccentric team...

Paul McClintockChair, Sydney Health Partners

Our specialties

We focus exclusively on industry sectors which improve the quality of life for people and communities, globally:

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As a leader in healthcare executive search, we remain at the forefront of global healthcare trends, and provide insights into the changing needs of the industry.

We work with some of the world’s leading research organisations and education institutions. We search for senior academic talent across the globe, only sourcing the best candidates.

We have developed profound relationships within the industry and with our expertise, are able to identify leaders who can drive an organisation in a forward direction.

Our Global Reach

Meet the team

  • Alyssa Reynolds

  • Michael De Santis

  • Neela McGilton

  • Pam Lubrainschik

Alyssa Reynolds

Alyssa is a Senior Consultant at Ccentric and has over 10 years’ experience in the recruitment industry. She joined Ccentric Group in 2015 as the business manager; transitioning in 2016 to a senior consultant.

As a senior consultant, Alyssa works closely with Wayne to deliver a successful search outcome for our clients.  She is involved in all aspects of the searches including initial candidate contact, reviewing CVs, interviewing candidates, writing reports and communicating with clients throughout the process.

Before joining Ccentric, Alyssa worked in various roles for recruitment organisations including Chandler & Macleod and Lyncroft Consulting Group. Alyssa has also had experience outside of the recruitment industry, working for Austereo, DMG Australia and Six Degrees Management.

Alyssa perseveres with and successfully fills difficult to place roles with strong candidates. A few examples include Getz Healthcare who were searching for a Managing Director, the University of Adelaide recruiting a Dean and Head of School in Dentistry, and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Council searching for an Associate Director. Alyssa handled each project and successfully recruited incredibly valuable candidates from within Australia and internationally, of which a final candidate was placed in each.

Outside of work, Alyssa loves to read, be outdoors and spend time with her family and friends.

Education

Foundations of Human Resource Management, AHRI

Michael De Santis

Michael De Santis is a Principal Consultant at Ccentric Group, responsible for end to end executive search processes and engagement of both new and existing clients and candidates.

From new client development and awareness of our executive search services, through the entire search process starting with initial client brief and awareness of needs to successful, placement of candidate and follow-up contact re satisfaction in new appointment and organisation.

His extensive scientific knowledge and interest in the health and scientific field has seen him obtain his PhD in neuropharmacology, and present and publish multiple journal articles on his research. Since moving into a consultant role at Ccentric Group Michael’s passion for health and making a difference in the community has been combined with an intricate understanding and continually refined approach to executive search and the healthcare and academic sectors in which we work.

Michael is passionate for health but also has a great passion for people. Furthermore whilst recruitment can often get a polarising reaction, there was an ingrained culture within Ccentric Group of wanting to help both highly driven and ethical people find the role and organisation that will facilitate the achievement of success that will subsequently see improvements to the services provided to the public.

Outside of work Michael’s interests lie in surf lifesaving where he patrols at his local beach, soccer/football where he both play and coach and running.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Science by Research
Bachelor of Medical Science

Neela McGilton

Neela McGilton is a Principal Consultant at Ccentric based at their Melbourne office. In addition to managing the end to end executive search process, Neela is responsible for engagement with new clients and relationship management of existing client and candidates.

Neela has over 7 years’ experience in Australian higher education institutions and another 7 years in a commercial role.  Prior to joining Ccentric, Neela held the role of Director, Strategic Partnerships at Deakin University.  As part of her role, she was responsible for the strategic management of institutional, government and industry partnerships for Deakin University.

Neela’s success in higher education was built on her ability to leverage her communication, analytical and negotiation skills to deliver on business outcomes. Neela hopes to remain engaged in academia and research by assisting the sector discover multi-faceted leaders to meet the diverse challenges of the globalised and increasingly agile nature of the sector.

Outside of work, Neela is a foodie who enjoys travelling in search of the best local delicacies. Neela believes eating during travel isn’t about fulfilling an empty stomach but instead she meticulously plans every meal at the best restaurants and tries to eat like a local.

Education
Master of International Business
Bachelor of Science

Pam Lubrainschik

Pam joined Ccentric Group in 2015 as a Senior Consultant. She has built extensive networks, both nationally and internationally, and works closely with her clients to understand their needs when taking a job brief; she collaborates with her team to identify, engage with and attract the very best talent. Her consulting and relationships continue after the placement both with her clients and successful candidates.

Prior to working at Ccentric, Pam ran her own firm; Regional Recruiters Australia, a specialist executive search and recruitment company focusing on the Banking, Finance and Agribusiness sectors in regional Australia. Clients include the Big 4 Banks, Regional Banks, Corporate Advisory Firms and Agribusiness entities.

She moved to Australia in 1996, and worked in executive recruitment across a diverse range of industries between 1997 and 2007 with Lyncroft Consulting Group, Tanner Menzies and Templeton Hart.

Pam was born in South Africa and attended University of the Witwatersrand, where she also worked in a senior Human Resource management role for 8 years before relocating to Australia.

Education

Post Graduate Diploma (Hons) in Human Resource Management
Bachelor of Arts (English and Industrial Psychology)

Our success rates

We successfully fill over 95%+ of our retained executive search assignments.

Repeat business with satisfied clients represents over 75% of our work each year.

More than 95% of clients and candidates say they will definitely use Ccentric Group again and recommend us to their peers.

92% of our searches are filled by external candidates sourced by Ccentric Group.

Our executive placements stay and perform, with an average tenure of more than five years.

Ccentric Group has four divisions:

Within Ccentric Group are four divisions tailored to suit your needs. Whether you are looking to fill leadership, mid-level management or interim roles, or require our succession management services to conduct an internal leadership assessment within your organisation, Ccentric can assist you.

Ccentric is our specialist division for national and international executive search. We focus on executive and senior leadership roles.

CcInterim provides interim management and locum services, from Executive and Clinical Leaders to Middle Managers and Specialist Professionals.

CcLeadership provides succession planning, leadership assessment and executive on-boarding to determine the leadership strength throughout an organisation.

CcSelection uses the same research-based, high-quality executive search approach used by Ccentric to target mid-level management and professional roles.

Ccentric – a Wavelength International company

As part of Wavelength International, we can offer a broader best-in-class service offering to our loyal healthcare clients to really set us apart from other recruitment firms.

Wavelength offers local and international candidate resourcing, medical registration and immigration services for doctors and healthcare providers for all levels and seniorities – from junior doctors to Specialist level, across all specialty areas.

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