2016 in Review // MitchelLake’s Hot Projects Posted at 0:00, Thu, 29 December 2016 in Company Updates

With the year winding down, it’s a time to reflect on the successes of the last 12 months. MitchelLake are fiercely proud of people and businesses that we’re lucky enough to work with. Below we share some of the highlights that have kept us busy.


REA Group – We placed their Senior Mobile Project Manager – a hard skill set to find, but we were thrilled to fill this important role for the business. We also placed their CPO.

RateMyAgent – Successfully helped grow the tech team by hiring a Senior BA, Front and Back End Lead Software Engineer and placed a contracting Front End Architect (also). Also grew their marketing team from scratch, with two roles that complemented each other and both specialist skills sets.

McKinsey Health – We placed their first hire for the APAC team in a Senior Data Scientist role.

PaymentLogic – We were able to work with PaymentLogic to hire an interim CEO to develop their business strategy.

Unlockd  – Placed Non-Executive Director, David Baxby.

Pro Medicus – Non-Executive Director placement of Anthony Glennings to this ASX listed company.

Aconex – A pleasure to work for this home-grown success story in placing their CTO.


OneFlare  – MitchelLake were pleased to find the first C-level marketing hire for the business.

AirService – A total of five hires across tech, sales and design.

Bigstone Capital – This was their first marketing role, and first external hire, for this early stage startup. We placed their Head of Marketing.

Spriggy– Exciting to work with this great FinTech business with a solid product. We placed their Marketing Lead.

HMD – In a really complex role, MitchelLake sourced HMD’s Technical Account Manager. We look forward to seeing the growth of this business.

Global English – This adaptive learning program made their first product hire this year, and we were tasked with finding their VP of Product.

Qantas Loyalty (Innovation Hub) – An exciting opportunity to help grow the product whilst aligning tech simultaneously, and we placed an outstanding Digital Technologist into this role.

Tyro – CPO

Team Viewer – VP Sales & MD APAC

3PL – Chief of Sales and Marketing in Carolina after an extensive global search run out of Sydney

SiteMinder – SVP Global Sales, CPO

Tech Sydney (formerly Piivot) – Placed Dean McEvoy in the CEO role after a global search. Dean will lead this exciting innovation hub for Sydney.

IBM – Lead Partner, Financial Services

Westpac – Head of Analytics

McKinsey – 10 hires in their digital labs.


OpenGov – 45 placements in 4 months

DNA Nexus – 30+ placements in 2016

CloudPassage – 50+ hires in the last 18 months, with average time-to-hire for engineers of 39.2 days. Built out a 9-strong engineering team.

DuoSecurity – DuoSecurity is a unicorn client and company and MitchelLake Group placed four security placements within 9 months.

Chartboost– We worked closely with Sequoia’s Jim Goetz for exciting client. We placed their VP of Product.

Instart Logic – Placed an amazing candidate as Head of Security.

Rhumbix – Exciting client to work for, we were able to fill their VP Engineering role.


TouchCorp – GM Asia

Seek Asia – CPO (Malaysia)

TaskUs – VP Talent

EY – Partner (EY Digital)

Lion & Lion – Country Manager (Hong Kong)

iMoney – CTO


TouchCorp – GM Sales Europe

Emirates – Head of Mobile & Web Development