Our Team

Because we’re all about Talent in our business, it makes sense that our people are great. We’ve attracted and developed an awesome team of professionals, with a strong alignment on values and the way we work, yet with diversity of background, experiences and views. This allows us to manage the broad range of things we do, get the right people on projects, and ensures that our clients experience us in a consistent way.

 

If you think you’ve got what it takes to join out team, get in touch with us.


Glen Petersen

Glen Petersen

CEO

With more than 35 years in business, working in large global businesses and consulting, Glen has a wise head set firmly on experienced shoulders – a good thing to have as Generator Talent’s founder and CEO. He is in demand by clients who value his pragmatic advice and ability to positively influence people and improve business outcomes. He’s worked in great companies like PepsiCo, Lion Nathan & Arnott’s-Campbell and in huge global roles as Head of Human Resources for people like Spark and Fonterra.

He was instrumental in founding the consulting firm that became Generator Talent, along with developing a range of consulting solutions and services for clients across Australia and New Zealand. Glen’s called Australia, Canada, and NZ home in his career, and he holds a Bachelor of Business from Charles Sturt University in Australia. Throughout his career, Glen has held a keen interest in finding and developing great leaders. Glen’s early career in PepsiCo shaped his philosophy on what differentiates an effective leader and the power of presence, positive thinking and effective communication. His career purpose has been to really make a difference – to leave the companies he’s worked for or consulted with in better shape.

Glen’s also a real-life action man who’s represented Australia at Ironman Triathlon World Championships and can often be seen bravely dodging traffic on his racing bike during his commute into our Sydney office, or running in the bush or climbing rocks at weekends. Thankfully, he does have a sense of humour, and four kids to bring him down to earth.

Mobile: +61 410 301 121

Email: glen.petersen@generatortalent.com

Sarah Firman

Sarah Firman

Associate Partner

Sarah is an Associate Partner based in Sydney. She is a committed and capable HR professional with over 10 years experience in the industry. With a focus on people and change, Sarah has demonstrated a proven ability in successfully partnering with business leaders to achieve their strategic goals and objectives. She is personable with excellent communication and relationship management skills.

Sarah has worked across multiple industry sectors including talent acquisition, IT, Finance & Banking, Engineering, Property and Retail. Throughout her career, Sarah has had significant experience in change management, leadership succession, reward & remuneration as well as performance management and coaching.

Sarah has a passion for helping organisations to achieve their goals and objectives through a clear and relevant people strategy. Sarah holds an Associate Degree in Business Administration majoring in Human Resources from Southern Cross University.

Outside of work Sarah enjoys the beach, sport and fitness, travelling and spending time with her family.

Email: sarah.firman@generatortalent.com

Brennan Petersen

Brennan Petersen

Research Consultant

Brennan is a Research Consultant, based in our Sydney office. With a flexible and pragmatic approach, Brennan provides project and research support to our Partners, making the magic happen behind the scenes and getting things done at lightning speed.

Experienced in Retail, FMCG, Technology and Financial Services, Brennan supports our Partners and clients to deliver outcomes in HR, Recruitment and Management Consulting. Having worked with Generator Talent for the past five years, Brennan has developed a breadth of experience across all parts of our business. Whilst a key member of our outstanding research team, Brennan is also heavily involved in our Talent Assessment work, particularly in psychometric testing and data analysis, having worked on a substantial number of key talent assessment programs.

A research guru, she leaves no stone unturned to find the very best talent for our clients, leveraging her capability and determination to discover great candidates for amazing opportunities.
Brennan is passionate about health and nutrition and has fast become the driving force in our office to keep us fit and healthy. A devotee of music and culture, she is also our resident foodie and keeps us up-to-date on all the great places to visit.

Jayne Crow

Jayne Crow

Partner, Queensland

Jayne is a Partner based in Brisbane. She is a pragmatic, outcomes focused professional with over 20 years’ experience in senior HR and Corporate Services roles, including leadership of HR, HSE, Public Relations, Communications, and IT.  This leadership diversity has provided Jayne with a depth of understanding of business operations, which she applies to help organisations drive business performance through people. She has worked across multiple industry sectors including finance, energy, water, construction, and industrial services, and has worked in several significant, blue-chip companies that include AMP, Vision Super, Citywide, and Spanish construction, water and energy giant ACCIONA.

Throughout her career Jayne has helped organisations navigate through significant transformational change, has had extensive experience with executive and senior talent acquisition, organisational design, culture audits and alignment, succession planning, assessment, leadership development, coaching, mediation and industrial relations. Finding and developing great leaders and aligning organisational culture with corporate strategy are areas that Jayne is particularly passionate about. With an early career background in finance before moving into HR, Jayne has strong commercial acumen allowing her to effectively partner to provide practical and operationally focused outcomes. This is supported by an Associate Diploma in Accounting, Post Graduate Certificate in Business, and a Bachelor of Science/Psychology, from Macquarie University in Sydney.

In addition, she’s a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Outside of work Jayne enjoys camping, hiking, hitting a squash ball around; she is also an avid gamer.

Mobile: +61 428 555 042

Email: jayne.crow@generatortalent.com

Greg Cox

Greg Cox

Associate Partner

As an Associate Partner in our Sydney office, Greg has leveraged his deep knowledge and experience gained from more than 35 years in Senior Human Resources and consulting roles in Australia, Asia and Europe to support his client businesses to enhance performance through their people. Greg is sought out for his wise and pragmatic counsel, and his depth of understanding around how businesses succeed and the key role people play in that success.

Greg’s Commercial, HR and General Management skills were built within some of the world’s most respected businesses including Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Cadbury Schweppes, Thorn EMI, Telstra, AAPT and UGL Limited. He’s lived and worked in Australia, UK and Asia. A key part of Greg’s career has been building world class talent for the businesses he has worked with and for. He is passionate about bringing practical, pragmatic and outcome focused solutions to organisational challenges.

He’s a great people person with a passion for building strategy, developing talent and driving outcomes that support business performance. Greg’s career experience encompasses a broad spectrum of disciplines and functions. In addition to his extensive Human Resources experience, Greg has managed IT, Quality and Risk, Communications, PMO and Business Improvement. He has led substantial re-organisation, rationalisation, capability improvement and innovative talent acquisition and development initiatives.

Greg is an accomplished facilitator, coach and mentor to executives across all disciplines. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Technology. He is married with two adult daughters, has a passion for music (he is our closet drummer!!), likes a good wine, a good laugh and a good party!

Taryn Mazurkiewicz

Taryn Mazurkiewicz

Practice Manager

As Practice Manager, Taryn takes responsibility of resource planning, scheduling and coordinating Generator Talent Group’s work activities across our group of offices and ever expanding team.
Having developed her customer service skills in hospitality early in her career, Taryn has spent the past decade in a member-based organisation, supporting busy executives and teams to deliver amazing programs and projects to their members. With a passion for understanding the business operations of the executives she’s supporting, Taryn is well regarded as a professional, astute and organised executive assistant who provides strong forward-planning and project management skills, as well as an adeptness of time management of not just herself, but the timeline management of those she supports.

Taryn brings amazing organisation skills and focus to the team, having over 10 years’ experience supporting C-Suite executives in executive administration roles. Experienced in managing conflicting deadlines and liaising with a magnitude of stakeholders, she supports the team to deliver outstanding work to our clients. Taryn’s ability to be across the many tasks and activities that require efficient and effective coordination, and strong skills in the development and delivery of high standards of documentation is our secret weapon to delivering timely and effective results to our clients.

When she’s not juggling work activities or chasing up deadlines, Taryn enjoys spending time with her busy family and indulging in shopping and champagne.

Tom Jeffs

Tom Jeffs

Partner

As a Partner in our Melbourne office, Tom brings over 18 years of Talent Acquisition and Talent Consulting experience from both the UK and Australian markets to the table. As an authentic, pragmatic and outcome focused consultant, his experience and focus is on delivering highly effective talent acquisition and succession planning outcomes across multiple verticals and disciplines for market leading corporates.

Having started life teaching English in Milan, his career in Talent began in London in 1998 recruiting Finance contractors for major Investment Banks before moving to Australia and focusing on Sales and Marketing professionals within the FS, Utilities and Telco verticals and later leading a team focused on high volume IT contracting.  His Executive Search career began in 2007, establishing a local search division for a global recruitment company before moving to a highly-regarded boutique provider and building their CIO and Transformation Practice.

In 2012 Tom joined Telstra, where he helped develop an effective internal search and sourcing function for Telstra’s top 270 executive roles, as well as managing succession planning outcomes for those roles leveraging external insights and market intelligence, providing significant ROI and reducing reliance on external search providers. Prior to joining GTG, Tom spent three years as Client Solutions Director with a leading talent and leadership risk management consulting firm in Melbourne.

Whilst Tom is passionate about partnering with major corporates to solve their critical Talent Acquisition, Management and Development challenges, he tends to focus on his other passions out of work which include food and wine (eating and drinking a lot basically), cooking (badly), travelling, reading rock-music biographies and following Aston Villa FC, who have provided him with little to no satisfaction for the last 15 years.

Mobile: +61 400 884 075

Email: tom.jeffs@generatortalent.com

Aymen Zagallai

Aymen Zagallai

Research Consultant

With an extensive global search career Aymen has a particular focus on research, and a strong track record of successfully supporting searches for C-Suite Executive, General Management and Functional Lead roles. He is best described as a research expert, having led research teams and has experience working across multiple industry sectors across local, regional and global geographies.

Jeremy Paynter

Jeremy Paynter

Managing Partner

Jeremy is the Managing Partner of our New Zealand business, based in Auckland. He has over 20 years commercial and consulting experience and is a Kiwi with a broad global perspective, having worked in the UK, USA and Asia for almost half of his career. Now happily established back in New Zealand, He’s passionate about talent and the positive impact it provides organisations to achieve their goals.

Jeremy has worked in corporate businesses such as Fletcher Building and Fonterra, international consulting organisations including Robert Walters, Hudson, Futurestep and Korn Ferry, and has also operated his own consulting business. This breadth of experience has taught him both empathy and an appreciation of different priorities that stakeholders have.

With an engaging interpersonal style and the ability to ask relevant questions and challenge the status quo, Jeremy has a track record of providing unique, pragmatic and highly relevant talent solutions to clients. His experience encompasses all aspects of Talent Management, with particular depth in Executive Recruitment/Search, RPO, Strategic Resourcing projects, Leadership Assessment, Coaching, and Career Management.

In his day he was a handy hockey player and cricketer, representing his Province in both sports. These days the closest he gets to competitive sport is coaching one of his children’s teams or pro bono advice, assisting international sports people to transition to the world of work. Jeremy studied at the University of Otago and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing. He is now happily married, living in Auckland, and has three young children.

Mobile: +64 27 222 1157

Email: jeremy.paynter@generatortalent.com

Paul Bethell

Paul Bethell

Managing Partner

Paul Bethell is a Managing Partner in our Sydney office. A strong and dependable Kiwi whose youthful looks belie his considerable experience, our past surf lifesaving champ has more than 25 years HR experience working in organisations across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and North America. He’s a bit of a specialist in the Technology, IT Services and Telecommunications sectors.
Paul held General Manager HR roles at Navman, a multinational technology business and Telecom New Zealand, both in New Zealand and Australia. He’s also held senior roles with Tait Electronics. With global HR experience, principally gained through working with businesses based in Asia Pacific and North America, Paul is a specialist in talent acquisition, business integration, restructuring and change management.

Paul has had significant experience working in talent assessment and development in his corporate and consulting careers. He has led a number of significant client engagements, including organisational design facilitation, change management planning and implementation support, business structure review, performance planning, coaching and HR strategy facilitation.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Science from The University of Canterbury and has attended the University of Michigan’s Advanced Executive HR Program. He’s an accomplished sportsperson who enjoys age group triathlon racing and has represented and captained New Zealand at International Surf Life Saving events. Paul and his family now call Sydney home, but are still strongly attached to their homeland.

Mobile: +61 449 844 539

Email: paul.bethell@generatortalent.com

Justin Miles

Justin Miles

Managing Partner

Justin is the Managing Partner of our Melbourne office, an outcome focused leader with a track record of driving business performance through proven talent and organisation development practices. Justin’s methods and skills have been shaped by working with performance oriented leaders in great companies including PepsiCo, The Campbell Soup Company, Diageo, Rip Curl, Fonterra and Wesfarmers, in Australia, the USA and Latin America.

Over his career Justin has held increasingly senior divisional HR roles, along with significant experience in ‘head of’ HR roles. He’s held responsibility as the head of talent for two major global organisations, where he designed and implemented engaging leadership programs, rigorous succession and talent planning processes, team development initiatives, honed his skills in identifying leadership potential and developing the processes and conditions for it to flourish.

In the assignments he’s undertaken, Justin has achieved significant upgrades in talent and capability in multiple organisations in multiple geographies, repeatedly increasing employee engagement while sponsoring challenging transformational and change initiatives. His judgement of talent and his pragmatism in helping organisations reach their performance potential have been hallmarks of his work.

Justin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Political Science and a Master of Commerce in Organisational Behaviour, both from the University of New South Wales. When he is not consulting, he is a haphazard golfer, an unsteady paddle boarder, a pretty good cook and enjoys a fine chardonnay.

Mobile: +61 448 804 470

Email: justin.miles@generatortalent.com

Taylor Petersen

Taylor Petersen

Research Consultant

Taylor is a Research Consultant, based in our Sydney office. With a passion for all things digital and a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Canberra, Taylor loves to help fast moving businesses to grow with stability and speed by applying his education and consulting experience to implement practical and innovative solutions.

After initially working in procurement and warehouse management whilst studying, Taylor did a season at Perisher before joining Generator Talent in 2015 as an Associate. Taylor’s thirst for learning has seen him involved in a vast array of client work, and he has quickly become one of our stellar research team.

A research guru, he leaves no stone unturned to find the very best talent for our clients, and has led the research for a number of our key search assignments. Clients and candidates enjoy Taylor’s friendly nature and enthusiasm for finding talent solutions that match both the needs of the individual and the organisation.

Taylor is passionate about travel, having visited three continents and almost as many countries as his number of years, and loves exploring in nature – whether it be camping, rock climbing or fishing. He’s a keen snow boarder and keeps fit year round skateboarding and boxing.

Justine McDermott

Justine McDermott

Partner, Tasmania

Justine is our Partner based in Tasmania. Justine holds 30 years of broad corporate experience within leading edge and best practice organisations across Australia, New Zealand and China. Justine has gained a reputation for being a credible strategist and implementer of transformational change initiatives. She has held strategic leadership and “head of’ positions across a broad portfolio of responsibility including: HR, Leadership & Capability; Safety & Wellbeing; Stakeholder Relations & Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility within the Energy, Telecommunications, Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Professional Services sectors.

Justine is a skilled Talent Developer with a demonstrated track record in supporting organisations to deliver improved performance outcomes through their people practices. Justine spent many years shaping the behavioural initiatives at Lion when in the role of Group Learning & Development Director. Justine works with organisations to achieve transformation through translating strategy into the enabling ‘people’ initiatives such as organisational design, succession planning and talent pipeline programs, culture assessment, DNA and purpose design and, critically, leadership capability.

Justine has deep talent assessment knowledge having developed skill and expertise in competency and psychometric assessment in her early career with Saville and Holdsworth Limited. Justine is accredited in numerous behavioural and 360 degree tools and surveys, and is an experienced executive coaching psychologist specialising in both competency and behavioural capability development.

Justine holds an Honours degree in Organisation Psychology, is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and a member of the College of Organisational Psychologists (COP). Justine is a fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute (FAHRI) in recognition of her significant contribution to the field of Human Resources. Justine lives in Launceston with her partner and three teenage children. When not reading psychology books she is outside riding her horse, gardening, or finding some other way to get covered in dirt

Mobile: +61 414 346 004

Email: justine.mcdermott@generatortalent.com

Glen Petersen

Glen Petersen

CEO

With more than 35 years in business, working in large global businesses and consulting, Glen has a wise head set firmly on experienced shoulders – a good thing to have as Generator Talent’s founder and CEO. He is in demand by clients who value his pragmatic advice and ability to positively influence people and improve business outcomes. He’s worked in great companies like PepsiCo, Lion Nathan & Arnott’s-Campbell and in huge global roles as Head of Human Resources for people like Spark and Fonterra.

He was instrumental in founding the consulting firm that became Generator Talent, along with developing a range of consulting solutions and services for clients across Australia and New Zealand. Glen’s called Australia, Canada, and NZ home in his career, and he holds a Bachelor of Business from Charles Sturt University in Australia. Throughout his career, Glen has held a keen interest in finding and developing great leaders. Glen’s early career in PepsiCo shaped his philosophy on what differentiates an effective leader and the power of presence, positive thinking and effective communication. His career purpose has been to really make a difference – to leave the companies he’s worked for or consulted with in better shape.

Glen’s also a real-life action man who’s represented Australia at Ironman Triathlon World Championships and can often be seen bravely dodging traffic on his racing bike during his commute into our Sydney office, or running in the bush or climbing rocks at weekends. Thankfully, he does have a sense of humour, and four kids to bring him down to earth.

Mobile: +61 410 301 121

Email: glen.petersen@generatortalent.com

Taryn Mazurkiewicz

Taryn Mazurkiewicz

Practice Manager

As Practice Manager, Taryn takes responsibility of resource planning, scheduling and coordinating Generator Talent Group’s work activities across our group of offices and ever expanding team.
Having developed her customer service skills in hospitality early in her career, Taryn has spent the past decade in a member-based organisation, supporting busy executives and teams to deliver amazing programs and projects to their members. With a passion for understanding the business operations of the executives she’s supporting, Taryn is well regarded as a professional, astute and organised executive assistant who provides strong forward-planning and project management skills, as well as an adeptness of time management of not just herself, but the timeline management of those she supports.

Taryn brings amazing organisation skills and focus to the team, having over 10 years’ experience supporting C-Suite executives in executive administration roles. Experienced in managing conflicting deadlines and liaising with a magnitude of stakeholders, she supports the team to deliver outstanding work to our clients. Taryn’s ability to be across the many tasks and activities that require efficient and effective coordination, and strong skills in the development and delivery of high standards of documentation is our secret weapon to delivering timely and effective results to our clients.

When she’s not juggling work activities or chasing up deadlines, Taryn enjoys spending time with her busy family and indulging in shopping and champagne.

Paul Bethell

Paul Bethell

Managing Partner

Paul Bethell is a Managing Partner in our Sydney office. A strong and dependable Kiwi whose youthful looks belie his considerable experience, our past surf lifesaving champ has more than 25 years HR experience working in organisations across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and North America. He’s a bit of a specialist in the Technology, IT Services and Telecommunications sectors.
Paul held General Manager HR roles at Navman, a multinational technology business and Telecom New Zealand, both in New Zealand and Australia. He’s also held senior roles with Tait Electronics. With global HR experience, principally gained through working with businesses based in Asia Pacific and North America, Paul is a specialist in talent acquisition, business integration, restructuring and change management.

Paul has had significant experience working in talent assessment and development in his corporate and consulting careers. He has led a number of significant client engagements, including organisational design facilitation, change management planning and implementation support, business structure review, performance planning, coaching and HR strategy facilitation.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Science from The University of Canterbury and has attended the University of Michigan’s Advanced Executive HR Program. He’s an accomplished sportsperson who enjoys age group triathlon racing and has represented and captained New Zealand at International Surf Life Saving events. Paul and his family now call Sydney home, but are still strongly attached to their homeland.

Mobile: +61 449 844 539

Email: paul.bethell@generatortalent.com

Sarah Firman

Sarah Firman

Associate Partner

Sarah is an Associate Partner based in Sydney. She is a committed and capable HR professional with over 10 years experience in the industry. With a focus on people and change, Sarah has demonstrated a proven ability in successfully partnering with business leaders to achieve their strategic goals and objectives. She is personable with excellent communication and relationship management skills.

Sarah has worked across multiple industry sectors including talent acquisition, IT, Finance & Banking, Engineering, Property and Retail. Throughout her career, Sarah has had significant experience in change management, leadership succession, reward & remuneration as well as performance management and coaching.

Sarah has a passion for helping organisations to achieve their goals and objectives through a clear and relevant people strategy. Sarah holds an Associate Degree in Business Administration majoring in Human Resources from Southern Cross University.

Outside of work Sarah enjoys the beach, sport and fitness, travelling and spending time with her family.

Email: sarah.firman@generatortalent.com

Tom Jeffs

Tom Jeffs

Partner

As a Partner in our Melbourne office, Tom brings over 18 years of Talent Acquisition and Talent Consulting experience from both the UK and Australian markets to the table. As an authentic, pragmatic and outcome focused consultant, his experience and focus is on delivering highly effective talent acquisition and succession planning outcomes across multiple verticals and disciplines for market leading corporates.

Having started life teaching English in Milan, his career in Talent began in London in 1998 recruiting Finance contractors for major Investment Banks before moving to Australia and focusing on Sales and Marketing professionals within the FS, Utilities and Telco verticals and later leading a team focused on high volume IT contracting.  His Executive Search career began in 2007, establishing a local search division for a global recruitment company before moving to a highly-regarded boutique provider and building their CIO and Transformation Practice.

In 2012 Tom joined Telstra, where he helped develop an effective internal search and sourcing function for Telstra’s top 270 executive roles, as well as managing succession planning outcomes for those roles leveraging external insights and market intelligence, providing significant ROI and reducing reliance on external search providers. Prior to joining GTG, Tom spent three years as Client Solutions Director with a leading talent and leadership risk management consulting firm in Melbourne.

Whilst Tom is passionate about partnering with major corporates to solve their critical Talent Acquisition, Management and Development challenges, he tends to focus on his other passions out of work which include food and wine (eating and drinking a lot basically), cooking (badly), travelling, reading rock-music biographies and following Aston Villa FC, who have provided him with little to no satisfaction for the last 15 years.

Mobile: +61 400 884 075

Email: tom.jeffs@generatortalent.com

Justin Miles

Justin Miles

Managing Partner

Justin is the Managing Partner of our Melbourne office, an outcome focused leader with a track record of driving business performance through proven talent and organisation development practices. Justin’s methods and skills have been shaped by working with performance oriented leaders in great companies including PepsiCo, The Campbell Soup Company, Diageo, Rip Curl, Fonterra and Wesfarmers, in Australia, the USA and Latin America.

Over his career Justin has held increasingly senior divisional HR roles, along with significant experience in ‘head of’ HR roles. He’s held responsibility as the head of talent for two major global organisations, where he designed and implemented engaging leadership programs, rigorous succession and talent planning processes, team development initiatives, honed his skills in identifying leadership potential and developing the processes and conditions for it to flourish.

In the assignments he’s undertaken, Justin has achieved significant upgrades in talent and capability in multiple organisations in multiple geographies, repeatedly increasing employee engagement while sponsoring challenging transformational and change initiatives. His judgement of talent and his pragmatism in helping organisations reach their performance potential have been hallmarks of his work.

Justin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Political Science and a Master of Commerce in Organisational Behaviour, both from the University of New South Wales. When he is not consulting, he is a haphazard golfer, an unsteady paddle boarder, a pretty good cook and enjoys a fine chardonnay.

Mobile: +61 448 804 470

Email: justin.miles@generatortalent.com

Brennan Petersen

Brennan Petersen

Research Consultant

Brennan is a Research Consultant, based in our Sydney office. With a flexible and pragmatic approach, Brennan provides project and research support to our Partners, making the magic happen behind the scenes and getting things done at lightning speed.

Experienced in Retail, FMCG, Technology and Financial Services, Brennan supports our Partners and clients to deliver outcomes in HR, Recruitment and Management Consulting. Having worked with Generator Talent for the past five years, Brennan has developed a breadth of experience across all parts of our business. Whilst a key member of our outstanding research team, Brennan is also heavily involved in our Talent Assessment work, particularly in psychometric testing and data analysis, having worked on a substantial number of key talent assessment programs.

A research guru, she leaves no stone unturned to find the very best talent for our clients, leveraging her capability and determination to discover great candidates for amazing opportunities.
Brennan is passionate about health and nutrition and has fast become the driving force in our office to keep us fit and healthy. A devotee of music and culture, she is also our resident foodie and keeps us up-to-date on all the great places to visit.

Aymen Zagallai

Aymen Zagallai

Research Consultant

With an extensive global search career Aymen has a particular focus on research, and a strong track record of successfully supporting searches for C-Suite Executive, General Management and Functional Lead roles. He is best described as a research expert, having led research teams and has experience working across multiple industry sectors across local, regional and global geographies.

Taylor Petersen

Taylor Petersen

Research Consultant

Taylor is a Research Consultant, based in our Sydney office. With a passion for all things digital and a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Canberra, Taylor loves to help fast moving businesses to grow with stability and speed by applying his education and consulting experience to implement practical and innovative solutions.

After initially working in procurement and warehouse management whilst studying, Taylor did a season at Perisher before joining Generator Talent in 2015 as an Associate. Taylor’s thirst for learning has seen him involved in a vast array of client work, and he has quickly become one of our stellar research team.

A research guru, he leaves no stone unturned to find the very best talent for our clients, and has led the research for a number of our key search assignments. Clients and candidates enjoy Taylor’s friendly nature and enthusiasm for finding talent solutions that match both the needs of the individual and the organisation.

Taylor is passionate about travel, having visited three continents and almost as many countries as his number of years, and loves exploring in nature – whether it be camping, rock climbing or fishing. He’s a keen snow boarder and keeps fit year round skateboarding and boxing.

Jayne Crow

Jayne Crow

Partner, Queensland

Jayne is a Partner based in Brisbane. She is a pragmatic, outcomes focused professional with over 20 years’ experience in senior HR and Corporate Services roles, including leadership of HR, HSE, Public Relations, Communications, and IT.  This leadership diversity has provided Jayne with a depth of understanding of business operations, which she applies to help organisations drive business performance through people. She has worked across multiple industry sectors including finance, energy, water, construction, and industrial services, and has worked in several significant, blue-chip companies that include AMP, Vision Super, Citywide, and Spanish construction, water and energy giant ACCIONA.

Throughout her career Jayne has helped organisations navigate through significant transformational change, has had extensive experience with executive and senior talent acquisition, organisational design, culture audits and alignment, succession planning, assessment, leadership development, coaching, mediation and industrial relations. Finding and developing great leaders and aligning organisational culture with corporate strategy are areas that Jayne is particularly passionate about. With an early career background in finance before moving into HR, Jayne has strong commercial acumen allowing her to effectively partner to provide practical and operationally focused outcomes. This is supported by an Associate Diploma in Accounting, Post Graduate Certificate in Business, and a Bachelor of Science/Psychology, from Macquarie University in Sydney.

In addition, she’s a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Outside of work Jayne enjoys camping, hiking, hitting a squash ball around; she is also an avid gamer.

Mobile: +61 428 555 042

Email: jayne.crow@generatortalent.com

Jeremy Paynter

Jeremy Paynter

Managing Partner

Jeremy is the Managing Partner of our New Zealand business, based in Auckland. He has over 20 years commercial and consulting experience and is a Kiwi with a broad global perspective, having worked in the UK, USA and Asia for almost half of his career. Now happily established back in New Zealand, He’s passionate about talent and the positive impact it provides organisations to achieve their goals.

Jeremy has worked in corporate businesses such as Fletcher Building and Fonterra, international consulting organisations including Robert Walters, Hudson, Futurestep and Korn Ferry, and has also operated his own consulting business. This breadth of experience has taught him both empathy and an appreciation of different priorities that stakeholders have.

With an engaging interpersonal style and the ability to ask relevant questions and challenge the status quo, Jeremy has a track record of providing unique, pragmatic and highly relevant talent solutions to clients. His experience encompasses all aspects of Talent Management, with particular depth in Executive Recruitment/Search, RPO, Strategic Resourcing projects, Leadership Assessment, Coaching, and Career Management.

In his day he was a handy hockey player and cricketer, representing his Province in both sports. These days the closest he gets to competitive sport is coaching one of his children’s teams or pro bono advice, assisting international sports people to transition to the world of work. Jeremy studied at the University of Otago and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing. He is now happily married, living in Auckland, and has three young children.

Mobile: +64 27 222 1157

Email: jeremy.paynter@generatortalent.com

Justine McDermott

Justine McDermott

Partner, Tasmania

Justine is our Partner based in Tasmania. Justine holds 30 years of broad corporate experience within leading edge and best practice organisations across Australia, New Zealand and China. Justine has gained a reputation for being a credible strategist and implementer of transformational change initiatives. She has held strategic leadership and “head of’ positions across a broad portfolio of responsibility including: HR, Leadership & Capability; Safety & Wellbeing; Stakeholder Relations & Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility within the Energy, Telecommunications, Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Professional Services sectors.

Justine is a skilled Talent Developer with a demonstrated track record in supporting organisations to deliver improved performance outcomes through their people practices. Justine spent many years shaping the behavioural initiatives at Lion when in the role of Group Learning & Development Director. Justine works with organisations to achieve transformation through translating strategy into the enabling ‘people’ initiatives such as organisational design, succession planning and talent pipeline programs, culture assessment, DNA and purpose design and, critically, leadership capability.

Justine has deep talent assessment knowledge having developed skill and expertise in competency and psychometric assessment in her early career with Saville and Holdsworth Limited. Justine is accredited in numerous behavioural and 360 degree tools and surveys, and is an experienced executive coaching psychologist specialising in both competency and behavioural capability development.

Justine holds an Honours degree in Organisation Psychology, is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and a member of the College of Organisational Psychologists (COP). Justine is a fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute (FAHRI) in recognition of her significant contribution to the field of Human Resources. Justine lives in Launceston with her partner and three teenage children. When not reading psychology books she is outside riding her horse, gardening, or finding some other way to get covered in dirt

Mobile: +61 414 346 004

Email: justine.mcdermott@generatortalent.com

Greg Cox

Greg Cox

Associate Partner

As an Associate Partner in our Sydney office, Greg has leveraged his deep knowledge and experience gained from more than 35 years in Senior Human Resources and consulting roles in Australia, Asia and Europe to support his client businesses to enhance performance through their people. Greg is sought out for his wise and pragmatic counsel, and his depth of understanding around how businesses succeed and the key role people play in that success.

Greg’s Commercial, HR and General Management skills were built within some of the world’s most respected businesses including Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Cadbury Schweppes, Thorn EMI, Telstra, AAPT and UGL Limited. He’s lived and worked in Australia, UK and Asia. A key part of Greg’s career has been building world class talent for the businesses he has worked with and for. He is passionate about bringing practical, pragmatic and outcome focused solutions to organisational challenges.

He’s a great people person with a passion for building strategy, developing talent and driving outcomes that support business performance. Greg’s career experience encompasses a broad spectrum of disciplines and functions. In addition to his extensive Human Resources experience, Greg has managed IT, Quality and Risk, Communications, PMO and Business Improvement. He has led substantial re-organisation, rationalisation, capability improvement and innovative talent acquisition and development initiatives.

Greg is an accomplished facilitator, coach and mentor to executives across all disciplines. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Technology. He is married with two adult daughters, has a passion for music (he is our closet drummer!!), likes a good wine, a good laugh and a good party!