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Michele Koster, Managing Director

Michele GurunlianMichele (Gurunlian) Koster founded The Candidate Company in 2014 following an 18 year career in Human Resources, Recruitment and Executive Search. She has worked in both specialist consultancies and in-house positions and over the course of her career, has developed a broad range of experience across many business segments.

She joined the industry in London in 1996, becoming a specialist in Public Relations, Public Affairs and Technology. Prior to relocating to Australia, she was asked to join the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) with a focus on placing senior finance executives into critical, interim positions within local and central Government.

Arriving in Australia in 2004, Michele joined a leading executive recruitment and selection business where she undertook a leadership role and was responsible for the considerable expansion and successful diversification of the Brisbane business.

Three years later, she was approached by a boutique executive search and board consulting firm whom she subsequently joined in January 2008. Until April 2014, Michele was based in the Brisbane practice, operating as a generalist with a focus on Mining & Resources, Transport, Industrial and GOC’s.

Since moving to Brisbane, she has worked with many of Australia’s leading employers, successfully delivering on a diverse range of executive search assignments – both domestic and international.

In 2014, ten years after relocating to Australia, Michele realised a long held ambition in launching The Candidate Company.

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