Meet the face2face Team
Kate Prior » Managing Director
Kate began to work in recruitment industry more than 25 years ago and quickly rose to become a senior consultant, working for large international firms. Highly motivated and a lateral thinker, Kate could see the recruitment industry slowly but surely becoming de-humanised and impersonal. The change drove Kate to open her own recruitment business in 2005. Even the name of the business—face2face—reflects Kate’s overriding business philosophy.
face2face grew quickly. We now have more than 200 employers on our books and more than 30,000 candidates on our database.
Throughout her career, Kate has personally placed more than 3,500 candidates in the right job. She has worked for hundreds of Australian Government/public sector, private sector and not-for-profit organisations. Kate has built a long list of loyal, satisfied employers, many of whom have provided face2face with repeat business. And she has a long list of happy candidates.
Kate’s knowledge of ICT recruitment is extensive. She has 30 years’ of ICT experience, including as a Director of an ICT professional services company and in ICT recruitment. Kate has personally placed 2,000 positions in the sector. If anyone understands the ICT market, it’s Kate.
face2face has gone from strength-to-strength with Kate’s drive, innovation, skills and knowledge. In 2010, the company won the prestigious Australian Small Business Champion Award for Recruitment Services. face2face was also a finalist for these awards in 2012 (there were no awards in 2011).
So what does Kate love most about recruitment? Identifying a candidate’s attributes, regardless of what they’ve included in their resume, and placing them in a rewarding position.
“Too many employers get caught up with written qualifications,” says Kate. “They unknowingly miss out on candidates who have the potential to add amazing value to the workplace. We work hard to uncover that potential and communicate it to employers so these opportunities aren’t missed.”
Louise Prior » Finance Manager
Louise has more than 10 years in the recruitment industry. She has mastered the art of balancing numbers, balancing books and balancing priorities so the job always gets done. Before joining face2face, Louise worked in finance elsewhere in the private sector, honing her skills at ensuring books were balanced and financial matters were in order. Today, Louise handles all aspects of face2face’s financial affairs and clients are always reassured that correctly rendered invoices are issued promptly.
Does Louise love working in the world of recruitment? Definitely. She can’t imagine doing anything else.
“Recruitment keeps you on your toes,” says Louise. “It’s stimulating to work in such a dynamic and colourful environment as face2face. It’s inspiring that the company is flexible and innovative in its service approach and always places client and candidate satisfaction as number one.”
Loretta Pabian » Client Relationship Manager
Loretta has worked in the recruitment industry since 2008, including with both public and private sector clients, across a wide range of industries and with the most senior roles. She is well known and respected for being results oriented, solution focused, client-centric and highly approachable.
Loretta holds a Masters in Marketing Communication and Bachelor in Advertising and Marketing. Before joining the recruitment industry, she worked as a professional marketing manager. Loretta was also a leasing executive in the commercial retail, media and advertising space.
Loretta is a relationship builder who works hard to understand each client’s business requirements and then help them achieve their goals. She has spent most of her career specialising in business support recruitment but is also talented in many other areas of recruitment.
A strategic thinker and creative recruiter, Loretta specialises in developing strong and effective relationships with clients and working closely with them to deliver the best outcomes for their business needs.
At face2face Recruitment, Loretta is passionate about helping employers find quality staff and candidates find quality employment.
What is Loretta’s main motivation with recruitment? Sourcing the right person for the right job at the right time.
“I’m passionate about helping employers find quality staff and candidates find quality employment,” says Loretta. “I can’t think of anything more rewarding.”
Alina Molchanova» Recruitment Consultant
Alina has a degree in Political Science and Sociology but always knew her dream job would be in recruitment. She has a passion for the industry that is second-to-none. Alina works in Business Support and covers both government/public and private sector positions.
What gives Alina a real buzz? Helping people find the job that’s best for them.
“My ultimate goal is to find candidates a job they enjoy going to every day,” says Alina. “And this means meeting new people, getting to know their personalities and interests, and then matching them to a position that motivates them. It’s what I love about recruitment.”
Lauren Ferrett » Recruitment Consultant
Lauren comes to f2f Recruitment with a strong administration background in hotels. She discovered her passion for recruitment when studying hotel management.
Lauren gets a buzz out of working with face2face. She fits in well with a team that shares the same passion and drive to work towards a common goal. “Everyone is always happy to help and provide support,” says Lauren.
Lauren puts everything into her work to ensure the best outcome for all candidates, maintaining a high-quality service right from the first point of contact.
What is important to Lauren about the world of recruitment? The importance of having meaningful work and how much it can impact and improve all aspect of a person’s life.
“I thrive on helping people get their dream job,” says Lauren. “It’s the most rewarding thing ever.”
Carolyn Andrea » Senior Recruitment Consultant
Carolyn Andreae, Senior Recruitment Consultant, is expert at matching clients with talented candidates and candidates with meaningful employment. She brings more than 18 years’ experience in personalised and tailored recruitment services to face2face Recruitment.
Having worked at senior levels in national recruitment companies, Carolyn understands that successful connections are made by understanding client and candidate needs, meticulously analysing the market, maintaining two-way communication and tapping into valuable networks.
So what makes Carolyn so passionate about recruitment? Effective results.
‘Recruitment is so much more than just reviewing resumes and forwarding them to clients. ‘It’s a commitment to achieving the best outcomes.’
Arsh Sangha » Recruitment Consultant
Arsh holds an MBA with dual specialisation in Human Resource Management and Marketing. He has more than 8 years’ experience in information and communications technology (ICT) recruitment.
Arsh has strong customer relationship management skills and brings a positive attitude and high levels of enthusiasm to helping employers source the best possible candidates.
At face2face Recruitment, Arsh works closely with all team members to achieve the highest rates of client satisfaction. He continually expands his knowledge to stay on top of market trends and provide employers and candidates with the best service possible.
Arsh is a true people person, an essential attribute in recruitment. He believes that if opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
What is recruitment truly about for Arsh? It’s about passion.
“I’ve chosen a job I love, which makes it possible for me to achieve my goals,” says Arsh.
Joel Wilson » Talent Manager
Joel comes to face2face with a great sense of humour and broad industry experience. Joel is a Canberra lad and enjoys his footy and now stays active with touch football.
Joel has worked in hospitality, retail, banking, membership, not-for-profit, insurance and administration roles. This diverse background enables Joel to have a deep understanding of the variety of roles people will have worked in and what our clients are seeking to engage new team members.
Joel has taken up a newly created position specifically to improve our offering to job seekers. Joel provides advice on resumes and possible direction and options for job seekers.
“It is one thing to have all the skills a client may need, but in the end the cultural fit has to be right before anything else. I enjoy meeting people every day from all walks of life and hearing their story.” says Joel.
Charlene Gardiner » Recruitment Support
With a strong background in administration, professional services and recruitment, Charlene initially joined the face2face team to provide support to the ICT recruitment specialists.
Passionate about administration, and armed with excellent attention to detail and time management skills, Charlene makes sure that the entire recruitment process runs smoothly and efficiently, from the time a job is received to the time a file is closed. This includes putting the final touches on resumes, selection criteria and final submissions.
What is Charlene dedicated to? She is dedicated to helping people in general, whether it’s helping them land their dream job, or achieving any type of goal, big or small.
“To be able to help people achieve something that they never thought they would be able to is extremely rewarding,” says Charlene. “I get joy out of knowing that I’ve helped someone achieve something incredible.”
Chantelle Flaherty » Recruitment Support
Backed by her experience in human resources, recruitment, customer service, finance and payroll, Chantelle is a valuable asset on the face2face Recruitment team.
Chantelle joined face2face after spending 11 years gaining extensive experience in hospitality, including completing an Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management. For Chantelle, recruitment was a natural progression.
With face2face, Chantelle applies her strengths in administration support and customer service to the business support team and to candidates.
What’s super important to Chantelle? She loves helping people and believes it’s important to pursue what you love and love what you do.
“We all need to continue to grow, learn and develop our skills,” says Chantelle. “That’s why it’s so rewarding working in recruitment. We help candidates find the right job so they can grow, learn and develop.”
Bec Beecham » Recruitment Support
Getting to know candidates and clients on a personal level energises Bec, a Recruitment Resourcer on the Business Support team at face2face. Canberra born and bred, Bec is passionate about recruitment. At face2face, she draws on her extensive service background—having worked in a bank for more than three years and in retail for more than eight—to provide exceptional customer service.
So what does Bec love most about recruitment? Giving her all to candidates and clients.
“I’m passionate about helping candidates find that perfect job and assisting clients with their objectives, no matter how big or small.”
Katie » Recruitment Support
Katie enjoys a challenge and using her skills to solve complex problems, including in the exciting world of human resources. With a Diploma of Leadership and Management, Katie has joined the team at face2face as Recruitment Resourcer.
Born and bred in Canberra, Katie’s love of human resources was ignited during her eight-year career in the Children’s Services sector, during which time she completed a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Canberra. While working in Children’s Services, Katie was involved in recruitment and on boarding processes for two years. She enjoyed it so much she decided to enter the field full time when returning to the workforce after having a child.
What really motivates Katie to embrace the world of recruitment?
‘I understand what it’s like returning to work after having a baby and the importance of being in a role that enables me as a new parent to balance work and life responsibilities,’ says Katie. ‘And I enjoy working in a team dedicated to achieving the absolute best for clients and candidates, which is a clear reflection of a strong and inspiring team culture.’
Angie Lariosa » Recruitment Consultant
Angie is our go-to, front-of-house professional. Her strengths in the administration arena have been developed over many years, including in the busy real estate/property industry. Throughout her career, Angie has learned the power of helping people uncover what they want to do, using her strong people skills. This motivated Angie to begin her studies in human resources.
‘I’m passionate about people and what makes them tick,’ says Angie. ‘It’s rewarding to have joined the face2face Recruitment team, working in such a dynamic environment where everyone cares.’