" Gordon Conolly at my request advised me on my career after completing my CFA and Juris Dr qualifications. Despite the difficulties with Covid closedowns, he has consistently given me support and sensible advice. I am now on contract in M&A which involves deal structuring using my long experience and quite specific capabilities”

  • Wilbur Tong
    Investment Banker

"Gordon has a wealth of knowledge in the HR industry and is a detail oriented person of the highest integrity. He thinks outside the square to add value to his clients which is very much appreciated in today's environment of convergent approaches and has been an asset and a mentor in helping me find employment opportunities in the IT industry. It is a pleasure to work with Gordon, and I would recommend him to anyone seeking his expertise".

  • Bill Zenco
    IT Consultant now Project Manager PwC

"The Dalcross program has been key in assisting me to formulate goals and objectives and reflect upon past situations with the aim of improving for the future. Gordon Conolly has an excellent understanding of the corporate executive environment and, most importantly, it's inherent challenges. Gordon helped me to better understand my strengths and opportunities for improvement. I found Gordon to be honest, generous with his advice and I felt, importantly that we developed a trusting professional relationship quickly".

  • Angela Fitzpatrick
    now Head of Account Management at Crawford Company

"Gordon after I have taken up a strategy and performance analysis role with a commercial insurer. I owe you a big thank you for helping me sort out my career objectives and help identify my possible career paths. I found your comments and analysis to be relevant and insightful. I now feel more in control of my career and it is a very positive feeling".

  • Gaurav Mathur
    Business Analyst

"Gordon Conolly helped me materially through his advice to maximise my career options and strategy. His advice was a significant factor in achieving the results I wanted. I can certainly recommend his service".

  • Samantha
    Financial Services industry

"I approached Gordon's consultancy initially in 2010 and discussed with him my career aspiration and what I was looking for in my next role. Approximately 12 months after our discussion, I received a call from Gordon about a career opportunity which met my career aspiration. What really impressed me was that he would take the time to go through his database and previous contacts and contact me about the role which was a perfect fit for both myself and my new employer. At all times he kept me up to date about the progress of the interviews and gave me good constructive feedback and advice”.

  • Nara Kaur
    now Senior Vice President Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

"After being retrenched and having the offer to go to Dalcross for career counselling, I was hesitant as I did not feel this would be of any use to me. I did however want my CV looked at and updated. I made the initial meeting to discuss only my CV and very quickly realised that what was on offer (i.e. the Objectives as initially set out by Gordon) would in fact be of great use. Gordon is very empathetic to those looking for positions and has the skills to make you feel good about yourself and give you the confidence boost you need to know your worth and to go out get it. I would highly recommend Dalcross services and in particular Gordon Conolly”.

  • Lyndee Collis
    Senior Business Analyst St George Bank

"Gordon is a terrific person to work with, very professional but at the same time you feel that he is really interested in you as a person and the situation you find yourself in. His positive coaching method turns a traumatic experience such as redundancy into a "not so scary”.

  • Tertia Paton
    User Experience Designer (Own Business)

"Gordon Conolly is very well experienced and talented in understanding the core issue in a person's career. The questionnaire that Dalcross has is very comprehensive and answering the questions really got me to think about myself from different perspectives. The discussion that followed on the questionnaire were very meaningful and it was very accurate on what and how I should take my next step. Gordon then analyses and discusses in detail on how the next steps should be executed and provides the motivation required to make it happen. The words of advice from Gordon will be useful for me for the rest of my working life. Gordon was even helpful to me in my personal social charity interests”.

  • Divesh Singh
    IT Manager

"I was impressed by Gordon Conolly’s professional attitude and personal advice on my next career move. His abundant experiences provided a unique vision on my career path and let me feel he is an old friend to give me his advice. I think he is so special compared with other agencies. He can dig out the real quality and potential to fill the vacancy. It was my honor to meet with him and I certainly believe his principles of “best advice and the personal touch” will be greatly beneficial for all candidates who use his agency”. 2012

  • Ian Wang
    Financial Accountant, now Group Reporting Analyst Soprano Design

"I approached Gordon's consultancy initially in 2007 and later through 2008 for career advice. He has given me a lot of his personal time with real interest even when his advice clearly was not going to help him personally from a fee perspective. He is the genuine article -bringing to his consulting his vision of both 'best advice and a personal touch."

  • Andrew King
    Senior Resources Analyst, now Property Development Manager

"Gordon was very professional and had my best interests at heart. We had an open and transparent conversation. It felt like I was getting advice from a friend more than an interview. Gordon's main goal is to find the right fit, not only for the employer but also the employee. After meeting with Gordon, I knew it would be difficult to find another recruiter with the same passion and understanding for their candidates".

  • Carol Ann Crouper
    now Experienced Accountant Compukeep

"Gordon Conolly was able to correctly and quickly assess my career and credentials. I think his long experience as a senior banker himself, not only enabled him to quickly win my respect, but more importantly enabled him to provide me with the career move I was seeking through his advice and excellent rapport with his client. I can certainly recommend Gordon, as both a career advisor and executive placement consultant”.

  • Don Shearman
    now Director Client Coverage Specialised Finance FIG UOB

"Very few recruitment agents take the time to get to know you, and what you're really about. Throughout the recruitment process, Gordon was thought-provoking, extremely knowledgeable about the finance industry and just a pleasure to deal with”.

  • Andrew Scott
    Manager Project Finance, Global Bank February 2011

"Gordon Conolly represented me well as I sought re- entry into the Australian market specifically to work on senior project finance deals. He was instrumental in me achieving this goal quickly, putting in a great deal of time to ensure a suitable ‘fit’ for both client and candidate. He maintains a good long-standing relationship with the client and kept me fully informed throughout the process”.

  • Jonathan Evans
    now Executive Director Energy and Infrastructure ANZ

"Gordon’s approach is unique, not only is he honest and candid but he genuinely takes an interest in the candidate and wants to go the extra mile to ensure the right fit is achieved. The process of changing careers is daunting at best but Gordon ensured the process was seamless. His ability to look at bigger picture was instrumental for me in attaining my ideal position. Gordon was always available and made a point of taking the time to speak to me. He provided invaluable advice and encouragement in both a professional and personal manner. It was a pleasure to meet Gordon and I cannot thank him enough”.

  • Simon Flint
    now Director Strategic and Acquisition Finance MUFG

"Gordon Conolly was referred to me in 2008 as a consultant who could help me with my next career move. After our initial discussions he took the initiative and found a role that he was prepared to recommend me for and I was successful in attaining. It has proved to be a great move for me and I therefore am very happy to provide this testimonial advocating his career coaching skills."

  • Gurdev Singh

"Gordon Conolly while providing a professional service added a personal touch in all of our dealings. I believe it is this approach which sets Quadrant Management Solutions apart from the other recruiters I have dealt with in the past. Gordon throughout the process worked with me providing sound advice, which I believe was a critical factor in securing the role with a reputable bank."

  • Luke Stephens
    formerly Analyst RBS Corporate Bank, now Head of Treasury Air Truck

"As a result of my details being referred to Gordon Conolly by an associate, I was successfully placed into a role that met my wish to expand into a different area of corporate finance. Unlike your typical recruitment firm, Gordon's emphasis was on providing personal career advice, rather than acting as a headhunter who simply wanted to place a candidate. His commitment to ensuring that my career goals were achieved; constant communication throughout the process; and continuous feedback resulted in me receiving a very high level of professional support."

  • Mark Chan
    now Founder and Principal at Consseau Institute

"Gordon Conolly is different to other recruitment consultants as he goes the extra yard or two in getting to know a candidate very well to ensure that there is a good fit between the candidate and the prospective employer. As such he has the advantage of gaining more insight as to the attributes of a candidate than perhaps the candidate himself realises."

  • Dori Meta
    now Risk Executive Business Credit Bankwest

"Gordon Conolly helped me launch my dream career in investment banking. He stands out from other recruitment agents by his genuine interests in looking into the real person, the quality and potential fit of candidates for his clients. What I appreciate most is his openness and valuable advice from his vast experienced background that I believe will help and benefit anyone in searching for a career move. It has been my honour to meet and learn from Gordon after meeting numerous other agents, large but often over occupied with cases. And I sincerely appreciate his help and support in bridging my career."

  • Crystal Zhou
    now Executive Director Leveraged Finance Standard Chartered

"Gordon Conolly at QMS was referred to me by another banking industry contact to assist me in my career choices. I was very impressed that he wanted to get to know me as a person and understand where I wanted to go, not where he could sell me. His approach is extremely professional. What I liked about the service is that I was not another number to be mass marketed. He truly looks for the right opportunity for you. He works with you, is diligent and he particularly differentiates in an over supplied market through the quality of both his consulting and his banking experience and network."

  • Kent Bird
    Managing Director Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank .

"Gordon Conolly helped me get into a trading role. I very much appreciated the constant feedback and support he gave. Gordon impressed me with his professional attitude and his personal approach to our dealings. He certainly does put into practice his vision statement, i.e. 'personal touch and best advice' but even more importantly, he got me the opportunity to interview for the job I wanted and quickly."

  • Grant Palmer
    Bank of America October 2006.

"Gordon Conolly was instrumental in my placement at CBA. I found his approach professional and appropriate to my circumstances. He provided valuable personal advice, encouragement and above all the right opportunity to help me achieve a successful career outcome."

  • Scott Gruber
    former Sales Manager Receivables Finance NSW CBA August 2006.

"Gordon Conolly generally took a personal interest in my welfare and career which differentiates him from other large recruiters. Gordon was extremely helpful and reliable in gaining employment for me in an area of investment banking that was specifically suited to what I was seeking." 2005

  • Andrew Wheeler
    formerly Analyst Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank Sydney , now Director Leveraged Loans Syndicate Credit Agricole London

"Gordon Conolly was materially helpful in advising me on my next career move and provided wise counsel on my resume, targets and arranging critical interviews. He brings his wide financial sector business experience to his consulting and I have no hesitation recommending his services -he does bring a personal touch and does offer excellent advice." 2005

  • Greg McFarlane
    formerly Senior Manager Strategic Partnerships Deposits and, Transactionasl Services Bankwest, now Senior Account Manager Transaction Banking FI ANZ

"Gordon Conolly met me shortly after my arrival in Australia. He gave me good career advice and maintained my resume on his confidential database. He later proactively contacted me about an opportunity at JPMorgan, which I subsequently accepted. I therefore feel Gordon operates very professionally and acts out his vision of providing good advice to both his candidate clients as well as the companies he acts for."

  • Meetu Singh
    now FIG Advisory Services at IFC Singapore

"Gordon gave me a combination of wise counsel and practical support in my search for the right career move. Yes, he is an experienced and skilled HR consultant, but most importantly he seeks to understand the person. He ensures his advice achieves the right career result for the people he deals with and thereby provides great benefit to his company clients. I can certainly commend his services."

  • Dermot Stranix
    now Relationship Director Judo Bank


"Gordon's quality driven approach is intuitive; intellectually resourceful; dynamic. He is pragmatic - gets straight to the issues, discussion and resolution. His robust style is value focused and he is committed to your goals, ensuring his vast experience delivers measurable outcomes. He gives his soul to the work".

  • Mr John Leece
    Senior Partner, Borroughs Chartered Accounting

"Gordon went well above the call of duty in finding me an excellent accounting placement. He was thorough, used great judgement and added a unique personal touch in ensuring suitable shortlisted applicants were not only adequately qualified for the job but also suited the company dynamics and fitted well with our current staff."

  • Kit Meyers
    Manager Compukeep

"After highly successful consulting engagements in 2002 and 2003 with ISI, we again asked Gordon Conolly to do a mini business review covering all areas. This developed into a very helpful and valuable due diligence. Subsequently he was instrumental in assisting us with the preparing and writing of our 2009/10-business plan approved by the Board in February. His focus on deliverables, timelines and not letting go of the real issues was key to making this a very successful outcome...We now have a signed off Business Plan, which put us ahead of the game Gordon has the rare consulting ability to provide quality business analysis quickly, as well as recommend sensible strategies that can be implemented cost effectively. He always takes ownership and brings passion to his work and is above all fearless and willing to address the tough issues, to the extent he puts himself on the line for the client's goals. Gordon also joins the team on the field and is not a consultant in the commentary box, therefore hands on and thus very helpful."

  • Andrew Matler
    Former CEO( ISI ) Pty Ltd, now Editor in Chief and CEO at IT Wire.com

"Gordon Conolly and QMS began work at B of A helping me with a key corporate finance placement in 2004 and successfully followed this up with several additional senior placements across a number of our businesses. Gordon is professional and reliable .He differentiates through his long banking and line HR experience. His advice and judgement on candidates to us, has consistently reflected this."

  • Tom Pascerella
    former Managing Director and Country Executive Officer, Bank of America Australia.

"Gordon Conolly at QMS has been extremely helpful in referring my Corporate Governance and Company Secretary professional services. This recently culminated in my contract to assist the Rawson Resources IPO and subsequent successful listing on the Sydney Stock Exchange. I am happy to commend Gordon for his professionalism, his fair approach to executive contract arrangement a nd the personal touch he brings to his consulting."

  • Ian Morgan
    Principal IHM Corporate Services, October 2005

"Gordon Conolly was contracted to work with myself and other line Directors in 2002 and 2003/03. Amongst a range of contributions, he recommended our performance based salary and bonus arrangements for the line directors. I am happy to say 3 years after their introduction, that they have materially removed potential sources of conflict, whilst providing sensible bottom line motivation and challenge and enabling good recognition. The combination of qualitative and quantitative criteria for assessment has been key. With the benefit of three years experience testing of Gordon's model we can certainly see the upside on a personal and business return perspective and recommend Gordon's input on such matters." 2005

  • Andrew Matler
    formerly CEO Independent Systems Integrators PTY Ltd (ISI), October 2005

"Gordon Conolly and I worked closely together throughout the 1990's. As Chase Manhattan Australia's Head of HR he made a special contribution to building the Chase business, particularly in the areas of key staff retention and culture. Since establishing his recruiting practice Gordon has brought the same passion, speed of service and professionalism to his successful work with us on a variety of assignments at Bank of America."

  • Paul Bartlett
    former Managing Director & Country Executive Officer, Bank of America, March 2005, now Head of Debt Advisory Deloitte

"Gordon acted as a facilitator for our Directors Business Strategy Review. His contribution helped us to efficiently discuss and resolve some key issues. We would commend his service and look forward to using him again."

  • Mr Peter Gell
    Senior Partner, Gells Lawyers, January 2005.

"Gordon and Natalie at QMS did excellent work for us. Not only did they get a good result quickly, but they kept us fully informed - we appreciate their professionalism and their straight advice."

  • Mr Matthew Gardiner
    former Staff Partner HLB Mann Judd Chartered Accountants, August 2004, now Director Business Advisory at The Practice Pty Ltd Deakin University

"The work done by Gordon Conolly and Natalie Lohri on this senior HR assignment is first rate. The professionalism of your profiling, short listing judgement and speedy follow through exceeds that I have experienced with my local suppliers. I am very happy with the outcome."

  • Fred Van Bree
    former Vice President, Head of Global Human Resources, Leica Microsystems, June 2004, now Deputy Chairman Senioren Network Director KBC Netherlands

"We used Gordon Conolly to assist with a challenging senior placement. He was able to very quickly produce the right candidate with valuable additional consultant commentary, professional candidate liaison and reference checking-It is a pleasure to deal with Gordon and his team". 2004

  • Scott Copeland
    former Vice President Futures and Options, JP Morgan, now Head of Product Development and Governance Transaction Banking ANZ

"I have been searching high and low for such advice.I think the things you went through today will become the basis for lots of my work in my Board submissions. I consider many firms have problems in solving issues with Director and Partner governance and related disputes - which needs some specialist consulting so they can fix their problems and move back to building their business.Gordon has taken us to a new and better place where all partners are on the same team with a shared vision and objective". 2003

  • Mr Andrew Matler
    former CEO, Independent Systems Integrators Pty Ltd (ISI)

"I found the investment in the Dalcross model worthwhile. I particularly valued the video playback and Gordon's constructive feedback".

  • Mr Shane Chadwick
    Partner Borough Mazars Accounting Practice, August 2003., now Executive General Manager Corporate Services Interflow Pty Ltd

"Gordon was my Head of Human Resources throughout the 1990's at Chase. His Department was one of the pillars around which we build our HR practice and culture. I believe this was one of the key factors contributing to our success in creating our franchise in Australia".

  • Scott Reid
    CEO, former Senior Country Officer, Chase Manhattan Bank, Australia, 1992 - 2002