What Our Clients Say

We are grateful to represent exceptional clients. We appreciate their support.

Deanne did a tremendous job in a recent CEO search for us – more attention and thought went into the search than with a traditional search firm, and she is highly empathetic so can assist the organisation with the transition during what can be a de-stabilising period. Highly recommended.

Albert Farrant, Managing Director, Allegro Funds

We challenged Deanne to find a person who not only satisfied the high technical criteria we set but the much higher cultural fit bar. I was very pleased with the people Deanne brought forward, leaving in us in the enviable position of having to decide between some truly excellent people. Deanne was an absolute pleasure to work with and the unsolicited feedback we received from the people she worked with was truly inspiring. Well done Deanne and looking forward to working with you again.

Andrew Cole, CEO and Managing Director, OZ Minerals

I had the great pleasure of engaging Deanne for a Senior APAC role. Her persistence, tenacity and understanding of the role, requirements and importantly the cultural fit all culminated in a terrific outcome for the business. I would unreservedly recommend Deanne for executive search and will be sure to engage again as the need arises. 10 out of 10!!

Andrew Henderson, Managing Director Asia-Pacific, Jitterbit

Deanne has been instrumental in sourcing and recruiting key senior management roles for our growing business group. I have been involved in both sides of the process with Deanne, initially as a candidate for CEO and now as the hirer. In both instances the experience has been exceptionally efficient, focussed, and outcome driven. I’d highly commend Deanne to both candidate and hirer alike.

Martin Bottolfsen, Chief Executive Officer, Kolsen

Highly recommend Deanne. She took the time to understand our business, our transformation and change agenda, and she nailed the brief! Thank you, we are delighted with our new CFO. It was a pleasure to work with Deanne; highly capable, insightful and professional, and also truly cares about people.

Valentina Tripp, Chief Executive Officer, Davey Water

Deanne has assisted our Board with a number of Senior Executive and Board placements and done an exceptional job in finding high quality candidates for the roles. In all cases Deanne has communicated concisely with the candidates which has made the Company’s selection process simple and timely.
Thanks Deanne.

Jeff Branson, Chief Executive Officer, JSW Australia

I would just like to commend Deanne for her skill and meticulous attention in successfully recruiting a senior position for us. She takes recruitment to another level and offers a truly specialised and boutique recruitment service that can’t be matched by the bigger firms. Highly recommended

Frank Mitolo, Managing Director, Mitolo Family Farms

If you are like me, you will think the art of headhunting and true business partnering for talent acquisition is lost – best to do it yourself. The only way your opinion will change is if you engage Deanne Tindale.

Many recruiters claim to be headhunters, few are. Many promise the world, few deliver. We wonder what we paid for and we know we could have done the same thing ourselves, so we are really only buying time. This will not be the experience you have with Dreamvast.

Deanne has the key elements in spades – an extensive network, commercial acumen, results orientation and tenacity, and the most important ingredient (which you either have or you don’t) the ability to read people very well, think outside the square, and know if they will fit the culture.

Aside from being a true talent acquisition partner – she is a terrific human being, will invest in you and the business, is authentic, honest and great fun. Its been a pleasure working together and I look forward to the next assignment.

Marnie Brokenshire, Chief People and Risk Officer, Journey Beyond

I don’t post on LinkedIn and I don’t use recruiters.
However …
This year I used a recruiter which has led to this post.
We engaged Deanne Tindale from DreamVast to run a search for a Group CEO at a time that was not anticipated and we were not prepared for. The group had undergone a number of changes at the senior and ownership level which called for care and attention beyond that of a planned and structured campaign.
In January, I engaged Deanne to take on that task.
Deanne undertook the campaign in a way that surprised on the upside beyond my greatest expectations.
That surprise was not so much who we ended up appointing although it was a successful campaign.
The surprise was around the following:
– Deanne took the time to really understand our business, people and culture. This I know heavily influenced the outcome.
– Deanne patiently worked with me reviewing every applicant from a very long short list. This helped me truly understand the spectrum of applicants.
– She was thoroughly involved with me as I interviewed the applicants. This allowed me to properly reflect on each applicant.
– It was tough decision between with two excellent applicants. She confidently handled me and carefully handled them to an outcome.
– Since the Group CEO commenced, Deanne has made regular contact with us both separately to ensure all has worked out as held out and hoped.
Throughout this process, Deanne was highly engaged and focussed on the outcome. I never once felt like she was just working a data base nor that was she just being expedient.
There was no pressure on me to appoint rather constant dialogue and guidance throughout the entire process.
I could go on but I think you have the idea.
If you have a senior appointment to make and looking for someone to truly partner with for that very important journey then I cannot recommend Deanne highly enough.

Kede Carboni, Director,  Questas

I would highly recommend Deanne for executive searches. She made the whole process easy.

Ryan Cronin, Vice-President Human Resources, South 32

Dealing with Deanne is one of the better recruitment exercises I have been involved with.
– Clear, concise and meaningful updates – tick
– Timely shortlist – tick
– Innovative approach to matching shortlist to required styles – tick
– Ready access to candidates for interview – tick
– Timely interviews, testing and site visits –tick
– Selected candidate happy – tick
– Client happy – tick
– Do it again – tick

Doug Grimmond, Chief Operating Officer, Sims Resource Renewal

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