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Our People

Vertical Talent prides itself on the calibre of our people. As a thought leader and innovator in the recruitment industry - we seek the same levels of leadership and creativeness in each team member. By providing rewarding employment experiences and applying dedicated talent advancement programs we have become a recognised employer of choice in our field of expertise.

The team at Vertical Talent have been hand selected for their ethical, consultative approach as well as the networks and specialisation they bring. We only hire experienced consultants so you always receive a superior level of service you and technical understanding.


North America

Cedric Tay  Cedric Tay

  Senior Consultant - Procurement, North America

T: +1 (416) 216 1142


A Singaporean national, Cedric Tay, has work experience to-date spanning from account servicing in advertising, providing financial public relation services for blue chip companies on SGX & HKEX to most recently headhunting for a range of Tier one to boutique banks covering their private banking and asset management business. Cedric has worked in several international businesses dealing with C-level execs, line managers and HR to help grow their businesses both onshore in Singapore and abroad (EMEA) successfully. In this time frame, he has developed a keen understanding of trends and how different markets tick.

In 2012, Cedric first joined Vertical Talent in Singapore, where he worked for 3 successful years. He is now responsible for launching Vertical Talent in our Toronto, Canada office recruiting Senior Procurement Professionals for key clients across North America.


Australian Recruitment Team

Hillary Website  Hillary Van Estrop

  National Manager - Procurement and Supply Chain

  T: 03 9245 0257


For almost a decade Hillary has provided a trusted service to customers specialising within the procurement, supply chain and operations arena. Having worked across all levels from middle management to executive, Hillary has delivered tailored recruitment solutions to clients across Australia and South East Asia.

Managing a team of experienced consultants nationally, Hillary is responsible for the profitable growth and ongoing development of the business. When you combine an approach that is both honest and transparent with sound recruitment methodologies and extensive industry experience, it is easy to see why Vertical Talent is the most trusted name in procurement, supply chain and operations recruitment.  


Natalie Porter  Natalie Porter

  Principal Consultant - Procurement and Supply Chain, Sydney

  T: 02 9273 0509


Natalie has fourteen years executive recruitment experience across UK and Asia-Pacific. She now works as a Principal Consultant at Vertical Talent focussing on the NSW market. For the last six years, Natalie has been assisting blue-chip organisations and SME’s to source the best procurement talent in the marketplace, through utilising her extensive global networks. She prides herself on her ability to develop and maintain long term partnerships with clients and on her ability to deliver a premium service. Natalie believes her unique networks, as well as her consultative and transparent approach have been the key enablers to her success.

Carl Stephen 2013  Carl Stephen

  Senior Consultant - Procurement and Supply Chain, Melbourne

  T: 03 9245 0301


Carl has seven years’ of specialised recruitment experience within procurement and supply chain. Prior to his career in recruitment, Carl worked in planning and logistics roles within the FMCG and Retail industries. With the backing of Drake’s bespoke HR solutions, Carl is able to offer an end to end recruitment solution through the complete recruitment life cycle.

Sarina Chiu  Sarina Chiu

  Senior Consultant - Procurement, Melbourne

  T: 03 9245 0383


Sarina has five years’ recruitment experience, focusing on mid to senior level positions. Having worked in both transactional recruitment and executive search, Sarina has agility in responding to her client’s needs within a short turnover time. At Vertical Talent, Sarina focuses on the selection for procurement professionals and will continue to apply her strength in speed and relationship management, to provide the best service and talent solutions to her clients and candidates.

Supply Chain

Paul Beasley 2013  Paul Beasley

  Consultant - Supply Chain, Melbourne

  T: 03 9245 0336


Paul holds three years’ recruitment experience as a specialist within supply chain, focusing on the planning function of supply chain and all relating roles, from mid to senior management placements. Paul has a BA Business majoring in HR and he enjoys utilising the broader solutions offered by Drake International to his clients, to improve new employee productivity and reduce the risk of hiring.

Oliver Wurm  Oliver Wurm

  Consultant - Supply Chain, Melbourne

  T: 03 9245 0414


Oliver holds two years recruitment experience working for Vertical Talent’s parent company, Drake International. With a Bachelor of Management, Oliver specialises across the sales and commercial sector within transport and logistics. Oliver has developed a strong determination for providing a high level of personalised service and prides himself on his ability to establish long standing working relationships.

Ivonna Douglas 2013  Ivonna Douglas

  Associate Recruitment Consultant - Supply Chain

  T: 1300 057 464


Ivonna has been with Vertical Talent for three years’, after spending four years’ in supply chain and procurement recruitment. Having specialised in supply chain and international trade within the NSW market, Ivonna has established an impressive network of contacts as well as an intimate knowledge of the NSW supply chain sector.

Prior to moving in to recruitment, Ivonna worked for several major international logistics providers. Priding herself on her ability to build a working understanding of individual roles, Ivonna facilitates an honest and mutually beneficial exchange between candidates and clients.

Carly  Carly Spears

  Senior Consultant - Procurement and Supply Chain, Perth

  T: 08 9215 9366


Carly has over 10 years’ recruitment experience within Australia and the UK covering a broad range of job functions for both permanent and flexible staffing solutions including more than 12 months focusing on procurement and supply chain. Carly brings extensive recruitment experience with a passion to ensure both the candidate and clients are offered not just a recruitment service but a tailored consultative approach to ensure the best outcome for both the candidate and client. Carly prides herself on her work ethics and for going the extra mile to ensure the best outcomes for both the job seeker and the employer.

Me  Rima Khadour

  Operations Manager

  T: 03 9245 0419


Rima is customer focused and passionate about the recruitment industry. Providing candidate management services to support the recruitment function enables Rima to effectively source hard to fill roles, and maintain activity within the passive Vertical Talent network.

Singapore and Hong Kong

Russell Harisson  Russell Harrison

  Area Manager - Singapore and Hong Kong

  T: +(65) 6645 4554


Russell has successfully grown teams in Australia and Singapore over the past 5 years. Having started his career in construction recruitment with a global business, he now leads the procurement and supply chain operations in Singapore.

Vertical Talent is the most well-known and trusted name in Procurement and Supply Chain recruitment with unparalleled success stories in South East Asia and Australia, where we have partnered with clients to help them execute their talent strategies.

Ananya Sinha Roy  Ananya Sinha Roy

  Managing Consultant, Singapore

  T: +(65) 6645 4558


Ananya has over 9 years of experience across HR, Recruitment and Localization businesses. Started her career as a HR Business Partner before focusing on delivering HR Consulting, training and organizational development services for reputed companies in the Manufacturing, IT and Healthcare industry across Supply Chain, HR and Sales function.

Since moving to Singapore as a Country Manager, she has built a strong professional network and delivers exceptional service to customers in South East Asia. She is currently serving Vertical Talent's key customers in the region and hires top notch Supply Chain professionals for them. This aside, she also has responsibilities of overseeing the Shipping Desk.

Carmen Chee  Carmen Chee

  Consultant - Shipping, Singapore

  T: +(65) 6645 4565


Carmen completed an honours degree in Arts with top accolades in the department of Philosophy. She is currently a part of Vertical Talent and specializes in recruitment across the shipping industry covering Singapore and the South East Asia market. The positions she takes on include mid to senior level roles in chartering, commercial operations, crewing and technical management. Unassuming and dependable, she strives to provide the best solutions to her candidates and clients. Her conscientious, decisive and proactive work ethic allows her to be an effective recruiter in this field.

Hong Kong

Guy Wiffen  Guy Wiffen

  Managing Consultant, Hong Kong

  T: +(852) 2848 9288


Guy has been working in procurement and supply chain recruitment since 2005 having previously spent 4 years working in the music industry and property sales. He initially spent 4 years on UK accounts where he worked across perm and interim for companies such as Amex, HSBC, Santander, Chevron and AXA. Since 2010, he has built and managed a new team to manage all non UK recruitment (Europe & USA). In the past 12 months, he has placed procurement professionals across all levels in Sweden, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and the USA

Zita Yeung Headshot  Zita Yeung

  Consultant - Procurement, Hong Kong

  T: +852 2848 9265


Zita joins Vertical Talent having studied a Bachelor of Engineering with a focus within Logistics and Industrial Engineering both in Hong Kong and the USA at the Unversity of California, Berkeley. Having previously recruited with Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, Zita focuses on Procurement and Supply Chain roles within these markets as well as Chemicals, Industrial Engineering and FMCG.