The team at W Talent …

Adam Weraksa, W Talent

Adam Weraksa

Managing Director

Adam Weraksa

Managing DirectorTelephone: 0425 662 119

With 12 years of recruitment experience, starting from the bottom and now running his own firm, Adam started his sales career as a Sales PA at McGrath Estate Agents in Sydney back in 2004.

Over the years he has built relationships and loyalty with clients, that have also become friends. He prides himself and his team on providing a consultative approach when working with clients and candidates.  Adam truly believes that the team is what makes the business, and has created an amazing working culture. He now often is approached by people wanting to work at W Talent.

India Burrell

Operations/Accounts

India Burrell

Operations/AccountsTelephone: 0413 010 769

With her borderline OCD love of setting things up and organising people (being bossy some would call it) India keeps things ticking along in the office. Setting up the newbies, shopping for client and candidate gifts and moving desks around. When she isn’t at home with her two kids (Oscar & Sophie) India loves to get into the office and update the spreadsheets and checklists.

Shannon Minett, W Talent

Shannon Minett

Managing Partner (VIC/ACT)

Shannon Minett

Managing Partner (VIC/ACT)Telephone: 0451 120 075

Coming to us as an accomplished sales and recruitment professional, here at W Talent Shannon keeps his real estate team ticking along while still actively consulting to his own portfolio of clients in Victoria and the ACT. He knows how to build a great rapport – that’s if you can understand his speedy Kiwi accent.  On the weekends If he isn’t watching sports with Doug the Pug maybe you will find him jumping off a 24m high bridge in Bosnia…yep, he did that!

Caitie Woods, W Talent

Caitie Woods

Partner (VIC)

Caitie Woods

Partner (VIC)

Caitie pretty much runs the ship, keeps everyone in line, and provides the majority of the humour. Her main role is to head-hunt the best of the best candidates but she can’t help but wear many other hats. Taking on staff training and a lot of the daily operations of W Talent. Caitie is the proud mother to a beautiful boy called Bruce. He smells a lot and dribbles everywhere but she still loves him (P.S He is a bull-dog).

John Wright, W Talent

John Wright

Partner (QLD)

John Wright

Partner (QLD)Telephone: 0430 584 912

John Wright is a Partner at W Talent and one of Queensland’s longest serving and most experienced Accounting recruiters.  

With a recruitment career almost 2 decades long – spent with some of the world largest and most prestigious recruitment agencies, as both Senior Consultant and Manager – John is considered to be one of the most connected Accounting recruiters in Australia.  A champion of new and disruptive selection methods, John is recognised as an authority on hard to fill roles.  

Daniel Italia, W Talent

Daniel Italia

Principal Consultant – Real Estate & Property (VIC)

Daniel Italia

Principal Consultant – Real Estate & Property (VIC)Telephone: 0423 337 281

The office AFL guru, Daniel has almost 7 years of recruitment experience. Hired by our Managing Director as a fresh faced real estate sales support cadet back in 2012 they have formed a great relationship and been through a lot together. Daniel has worked hard over the years to focus on giving his clients a high quality of service and the highest quality candidates.

Madison Hart , W Talent

Madison Hart

Talent Manager – Real Estate (VIC)

Madison Hart

Talent Manager – Real Estate (VIC)Telephone: 0468 772 992

Madison’s background in customer service together with her real estate administration experience puts her in great stead to find us the perfect candidates. Her ability to build rapport with her candidates is a credit to her. Madi is the style queen of the office so if she isn’t matching her candidates to their dream roles she will be shopping for shoes!

Rob D’Agostino - W Talent

Rob D’Agostino

Recruitment Consultant – Real Estate (VIC)

Rob D’Agostino

Recruitment Consultant – Real Estate (VIC)Telephone: 0438 248 591

Having been a Real estate Agent and Sales Manager, Rob prides himself on finding the perfect candidate every single time. He knows exactly what to look for and is comfortable asking the tough questions. Rob is the fun one in our office; this bubbly personality is what keeps bringing his clients back. Rob has quickly built a great rapport with his portfolio of clients and is very driven to find them the perfect candidate. On the weekends Rob spends his time with his adorable pooches (3 mini schnauzers!), cooking up a storm or at Bunnings – what a catch!

Lauren Ostler, W Talent

Lauren Ostler

Managing Partner (QLD)

Lauren Ostler

Managing Partner (QLD)Telephone: 0478 736 223

Even though she has a thick British accent we try not to hold it against her. Lauren is a driven and enthusiastic leader for our Brisbane office. Her recruitment experience helps her to be a great leader and mentor for our new staff. Moving to Brisbane to open up W Talent Qld, she is enjoying her free time checking out the beaches (or watching sci-fi movies – ssshhh don’t tell her I told you).

Zoe Ware, W Talent

Zoe Ware

Recruitment Consultant – Real Estate (QLD)

Zoe Ware

Recruitment Consultant – Real Estate (QLD)Telephone: 0488 619 607

With six years of real estate experience under her belt Zoe really ‘gets’ what it takes to make it in a tough industry. Her clients respect that she understands what is required from their roles and what kind of person will be able to do that role successfully. You might think she is a glamorous city girl, but Zoe also loves the outdoors and is passionate about travelling the world. On the weekends you might find her hosting speed dating events, checking out new restaurants and bars (or maybe at Flight Centre!).

Rachelle Smart - W Talent

Rachelle Smart

Recruitment Consultant - Real Estate (QLD)

Rachelle Smart

Recruitment Consultant - Real Estate (QLD)Telephone: 0439 700 307

With years of customer service, property management and business development experience under her belt Rachelle (pronounced Rachel, she knows it’s a funny one!) loves spending that extra time with her clients and candidates to get those perfect matches. On weekends you’ll find her checking out Brisbane’s new bars and restaurants, visiting family on the Sunny Coast or taking her little fur baby Chester to the beach. 

Cameron Cobby - W Talent

Cameron Cobby

Recruitment Consultant – Property (VIC)

Cameron Cobby

Recruitment Consultant – Property (VIC)Telephone: 0414 167 729

We have a second skydiver in the team! And with a background like his it sounds like he could sell ice to eskimos while falling from 13,000 feet.

Cameron is an award winning Sales professional which will put him in great stead to help our Commercial clients fill their recruitment needs. Lucky for us, Cameron has spent the past 8 years kicking goals across a number of sales roles, instead of fulfilling his personal dream of being a fighter pilot. We believe Cameron is a great candidate to be a part of the W Talent growth and promote our brand.

Erin Filewood

Office Manager - QLD

Erin Filewood

Office Manager - QLDTelephone: +61 422 692 222

Erin has been working in recruitment for the past 11 years and is based in the W Talent Brisbane office. Over the years, Erin has progressed from Reception/Administrator to Talent Manager and Recruitment Consultant recruiting within the Real Estate industry and now as our shiny new Office Manager. Erin has a great market knowledge across Real Estate & Property and is consistently building relationships with talent in the industry to ensure she always has an accessible talent pool. 

Christopher Colaneri

Recruitment Consultant - Construction & Facilities Management (VIC)

Christopher Colaneri

Recruitment Consultant - Construction & Facilities Management (VIC)

Chris comes to us from a strong management, sales and recruitment background with close to 10 years experience focusing on the built environment in Construction, Development, Facilities Management and Maintenance.  He leads the development and implementation of strategic talent acquisition ensuring that he can attract top-end talent and match it seamlessly with his clients needs ensuring a great result for both candidate and employer. Chris has an excellent set of soft skills including team-work, communication, problem-solving, leadership & flexibility as well as in-depth technical knowledge around the recruitment process having been both a recruitment consultant and hiring manager in the past. He has a keen passion for Golf, Skiing, Snow-Boarding, socialising with family & friends, food & wine, meditation, sports, exercise & loves the Carlton Football Club.