OUR DIGITAL, DATA AND TECHNOLOGY SPECIALISTS
“I want Big Wave Digital to be synonymous with quality…we’re a company that’s embracing change and disruption, but one who’s caring about people and the environment – not solely driven by making money” – Keiran Hathorn, Director
MEET KEIRAN HATHORN
Managing Director / Founder
Head of Digital, Data & Technical Recruitment
With a reputation as one of the industry’s finest advisors, Keiran Hathorn counsels executives on their careers; and has been integral to the success of some of Australia’s most exciting businesses.
Keiran has placed thousands of candidates in his 19 years as a digital, data and tech recruiter. He gives confidential counsel to senior digital executives, and enjoys helping people at pivotal points in their careers. Keiran is a creative business thinker, and gives much of his time to helping clients build businesses across Australia, and now in SF. He is also deeply human. Our work, after all, is where we spend most of our time and greatly impacts our lives. Keiran gives confidential advice with compassion, and is a highly sought after advisor across the industry.
An award-winning Executive Search, Technical and Digital Media Recruitment professional with over 21 years specific experience in the Digital Media sector across Australia/NZ/Asia.
- One of Australia’s best connected Digital/Technical recruiters with access to the finest talent across the digital landscape.
- Strong AWS Cloud infrastructure recruitment experience.
- Technical: Specific focus on iOS Apple Mobile iphone/ipad developer recruitment, extensive network.
- Development: E commerce, iOS, Android, Python, Blockchain, Dev Ops.
QUICK FIVE WITH KEIRAN
Book (Poem) Dylan Thomas’ powerful poem: Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage,rage against the dying of the light.
Song Pachelbel – Canon in D – I heard as a child and it still resonates
Always arrive early. Do your research on the company. Establish good eye contact and begin with an enthusiastic hand shake!
I love swimming. I swim 4 to 5 times a week and enjoy competing in Ocean Swims on weekends. My dream is to compete in the Waikiki Roughwater Swim, Hawaii later this year.
For work January – I come back to work full of inspiration, creativity and energy READY to change the world.
For Holidays – I love Autumn, escaping up to Blackheath in the Blue Mountains with my family.
One of Australia’s best connected Digital/Technical recruiters with access to the finest talent across the digital landscape. Keiran has over 30,000 1st LinkedIn connections and is a well regarded, powerful networker.
MEET NICOLE HARLOW
Head of Digital Recruitment
Digital Marketing, Data & Projects.
Known for her exceptional people skills, Nicole Harlow is a consultant with a passion for helping people find careers they love. She has been instrumental in growing teams for many Australian businesses.
Nicole is a natural people person who has helped thousands of people find great roles and careers. With a background living and working in Australia and Asia, Nicole brings a sense of curiosity to her work as a trusted advisor and consultant. She is equally confident advising senior executives and those at career crossroads. With strong commercial acumen, Nicole has become a sort after recruitment partner to many Australian businesses. A true advocate for doing what she loves, Nicole is an energetic, engaging and compassionate recruitment consultant that goes above and beyond.
A highly regarded Executive Search and Digital Media Recruitment professional with extensive experience in the Digital Marketing sector across Australia/NZ/Asia.
- Focused on Executive Search within Digital Marketing, roles such as CMO, Head of Marketing, Head of Digital, Transformation Leads.
- One of Australia’s best connected Digital Transformation recruiters with access to the finest talent across the digital landscape.
- Specific Focus: Digital Marketing, Digital Transformation and Projects
QUICK FIVE WITH NICOLE
Book The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein: a wonderful little reminder on identity and fulfilment.
Song Somewhere Over the Rainbow – the Isreal Kamakawiwo’ole version.
Movie Top Gun.
Sara Blakely – created Spanx in her living room well over 20 years ago and still going strong. I’m sure we’d be friends!
Have 4 key things that you want to get across about you – whether it’s achievements, what you want to do next, what you’re amazing at, what you’ll bring to the table…
I’ve drunk the F45 Kool-Aid and you can find me there at 5am most mornings. It’s the most fun I’ve had exercising for years. Don’t get me started on talking about it though!
For work – March. The world has settled into itself a little and people are ready to do business.
For Holidays – Summer. Pop me on a beach with a boogie board and I’m a happy girl.
A powerhouse networker, Nicole has built a reputation for providing an exceptional recruitment experience for both candidates and clients. She loves a good story and helping match great people to great businesses.
MEET JULIA SEMMENS
Head of Technical Recruitment ANZ
Recruitment professional with over 21 years experience in Australia/NZ/UK and Asia.
Developers, DevOps, CTO’s
Passionate in helping organizations attract, develop, and retain their most significant asset – people.
Dynamic and results-driven professional with diverse credentials that blends strong recruitment experience with an exceptional ability to understand business needs and build rapport with hiring managers and candidates. Proven ability to source, select and secure “the very best” talent.
A highly regarded Executive Search and Technical Recruitment professional with extensive experience in the Digital Marketing sector across Australia/NZ/Asia.
- Focused on Executive Search within Technical, roles such as CTO, Developers, BlockChain,
- One of Australia’s best connected Technical recruiters with access to the finest talent across the digital landscape.
- Specific Focus: Developers, Tech Leads, UX/UI
QUICK FIVE WITH JULIA
Book: Papillon – Henri Charriere
I love stories based on true events this one resonates because no matter what happens survival is key…. Trust, loyalty and sheer will, defines you
Song: Tough one as I have such diverse taste, but I would have to say Sweet Sensation by Shades of Rhythm (takes me right back to my youth).
Movie: The Lost boys – Lost count of how many times i have watched this. Love the musical score too!
Jacinda Ardern (NZ PM) I admire her strength and calming approach to running a country. She has helped navigate a country through Volcanic eruptions, terrorism and now covid.
Prepare, don’t be late and remember to highlight your key achievements.
*You can still dress well for a video interview.
My son – 12 years of fun with this little guy. Fishing and hanging out at the beach.
Christmas – family, food and fun
One of Australia’s best connected Digital/Technical recruiters with access to the finest talent across the digital landscape. Julia has over 4000 1st LinkedIn connections and is a well regarded, powerful networker.
MEET JUDY HATHORN
Judy has been with Big Wave Digital since our inception in 2010.
Judy handles digital marketing , content editing and reference checks.
Judy is a large part of Big Wave Digital’s success and has worked behind the scenes handling the quality of everything that we do.
Judy’s key attributes are :
- Superb attention to detail
- Willingness to never give up
- Reference Check superstar
- Ability to assist on Digital Marketing campaigns
- Identify and target new clients and roles to work on.
Judy comes with 30 years experience in Teaching in Vancouver , Canada.
QUICK FIVE WITH JUDY
Book : Milly Molly Mandy. My long suffering father used to hide it because I wanted it read to me every night
Song : Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
Movie : The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
I would love to work with my brother , John Hathorn, learning more about antiques
Be well prepared, be honest and friendly. Be yourself!
Being on or near the water.
Spring is my favourite time of the year when everything is bursting into new life -blossoms, flowers trees and baby animals.
MEET WILMA CATSAROS
Director of Finance
Big Wave Digital’s accountant and bookkeeper since 2011.
Wilma brings a world of recruitment accounting and bookkeeping experience .
20 years experience in Recruitment related businesses
10 with Big Wave Digital
Skilled at BAS returns, end of year and payroll.
MYOB online expert.
Wilma came highly recommended back in 2011 and has actually never left as she has done such a brilliant job
QUICK FIVE WITH WILMA
Enjoy the journey
Coffee and my girls
Tax Time as I love what I do