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Harrier Talent Solutions appoints executive general manager - operations

Harrier Talent Solutions has appointed Zain Wadee as its executive general manager - operations.

Wadee has more than twenty years’ leadership experience in the recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and managed service programs (MSP) market, where he has led significant accounts for major brands across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Based in Melbourne, he is responsible for Harrier’s RPO and MSP business, including a national portfolio of enterprise and project solutions, Perth-based sourcing hub and shared service centre in Manila.  Working in close partnership with Harrier Talent Solutions Founder and CEO, Kelly Quirk, Wadee will also lead Harrier’s technology and management consulting practices. 

Quirk said, “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Zain to the team, and to Australia.  After an extensive search, we felt strongly that to execute our aggressive growth strategy and continue to delight our existing customers required a depth of experience and capability that was not available in the Australian market.”

Wadee joins Harrier’s senior leadership team from the UK, where he has previously worked for global talent businesses including Manpower, Randstad Sourceright and Hyphen, the Adecco Group’s RPO business; a company that he led to achieve growth of over GBP700m before successfully rebranding and relaunching in the EMEA market as Pontoon Solutions.

“Based on recent contract wins, sales pipeline and customer feedback on the quality of our team and service offering, I’m very optimistic about our potential for growth in Australia and Asia Pacific market,” commented Quirk. “Zain’s experience leading multi-national teams to deliver large, complex customer solutions and driving growth in a highly competitive market will be instrumental to achieving our ambitions.”

Wadee added, “I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to join Harrier Talent Solutions at such an exciting time in its evolution. I’ve been hugely impressed with everyone I’ve interacted with during the selection process, and it’s a privilege to be joining such a strong and forward-thinking team that is setting the standard for the provision of talent solutions across Australia and Asia Pacific. I’m looking forward to joining my colleagues in Australia and working with them to deliver value to our customer group”.

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