About Deanne

My Story

Deanne Tindale is the founder of DreamVast.  The short story is this:

  • Recruitment industry Executive leadership experience across Australia, NZ, Asia and USA since 1997
  • Executive Search specialisation in transformation and turnaround since 2002
  • Private Equity experience since 2012
  • 98% success rate over 24 years of recruitment experience
  • Qualified Gestalt therapist who facilitates deep dives into client/candidate psyche to determine fit
  • Graduate of AICD Company Directors Course
  • Current member of Turnaround Management Association
  • Deep connections across Australian business community earned over 30+ years in industry
  • Operates nationally and internationally
  • I am committed head and heart to my clients and candidates; it’s who I am at my core

The longer story is I care deeply and am curious about people; always have been, always will.

As a little kid growing up in Perth, my Mum says I was always bringing random people home and asking if they could stay.  Usually, Mum would feed us milk and chocolate cake and I would ask strange questions like, “Why do you like shampoo?” or “When you grow up where are you going to fly?” – apparently no airplane was required!

After completing University, I moved to Melbourne and worked in Melbourne and Sydney in the computing industry before taking up a GM role with one of the world’s largest Human Resource providers.  I had responsibility across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and in 1999 relocated to the USA to continue my career. 

In 2002 I came back to Australia and focussed on the nascent Transformation Recruitment space targeting operational leaders with Six Sigma, Lean then Agile backgrounds.

In 2005 I founded DreamVast Executive Search and have specialised in the placement of C level executives into Private Equity, Privately Held or innovative ASX companies since that time.

To this day, I am incredibly curious about people, who they are, what drives them, what they care about and why. I prefer not to represent anyone I have not met face-to-face. 

My interviews are usually extended and often I hear, “I can’t believe I told you that” or “I wasn’t expecting this sort of conversation but thank you.”

I am also passionate about business and commercial success.  I have been known to back my clients by becoming an equity holder in their business.  Skin in the game makes for deep shared focus on the goal at hand.

I believe in people and take great pride in the small part I play in my client and candidate’s successes.

I have been happily married for over 30 years and am Step-Mother to three terrific people and YaYa to four exceptional granddaughters.

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