With an impressive track record of building teams and developing new business streams for global brands, Jacqui Wightman is a welcomed addition to the Davidson Technology team having recently started as the new General Manager (Victoria).
Jacqui brings to the role a successful and impressive working history that includes holding senior managerial positions with Chandler McLeod Group, Hays, Altablue Australia and Peoplebank, to name a few.
She has worked extensively across financial services, resources and technology sectors and brings this level of knowledge to her roles as a strong business advisor.
Throughout her roles, Jacqui has become well-known within the sector for improving internal processes, building new business streams to reflect market demands and developing highly-motivated and successful teams within the industry.
Jacqui said she was excited about the new General Manager role with Davidson Technology Victoria and said it was a like a homecoming as she had worked with the division’s CEO Brendan Kavenagh in a previous role and had previously been a consultant for Davidson’s technology consulting firm Monitor.
“Furthermore, I’m excited to be back working in the technology sector, which has always fascinated and excited me,” Jacqui, who was the Manager – Major Account for Chandler McLeod’s $700 million technology division for five years.
“Since then I have seen the market move more towards contract placements as it strives to meet demand in what is a very candidate-driven market.
“While helping to streamline our processes for permanent placements, I will also be focusing on building up the contract business and ensuring we are the go-to place for the sector’s top contractors. Ideally, we will be able to have contractors move from one contract straight to another so we can continue to work with them in our talent pool.
“To be able to deliver that kind of service for clients and candidates, we need to establish processes that facilitate this and I look forward to working with Brendan and the team to develop those.”
Jacqui plans to bring her experience in managing teams across Asia Pacific to her new role at Davidson.
“I believe my diverse experience across a number of sectors provides me with a unique viewpoint so I can offer different solutions and delivery models,” Jacqui said. “I really enjoy putting the right people in right the roles, helping to rebuild business streams and reinvigorate the people around me.”
Brendan Kavenagh, CEO of Davidson Technology, said it was a great coup for the company to secure Jacqui as the new general manager for Davidson Technology (Victoria).
“In order to offer our clients recruitment and consultancy services of the highest standards, we need to engage the best consultants in the market,” Brendan explained.
“With her wealth of experience managing national companies, large teams and big budget clients we believe Jacqui is just that. She has diverse managerial experience and understands the IT sector and what drives those who work within it.
“We see that as invaluable and expect Jacqui will produce the same level of success for our clients as she has previously. Given the large number of projects earmarked for Victoria, we are expecting to enter a period of rapid growth and I am confident Jacqui is the best person to lead our Victorian team through that process.”