We offer a deep understanding of the marketplace and a relentless energy. Our proven track records of success, strong networks and access to the passive markets will make a positive impact on your business and career. We are dynamic, fast, flexible and extremely well connected.
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About Us

We set up Galvin Group in 2014 to provide a focused, fast and effective service to our client base.

Neil Galvin is the primary contact and has been recruiting Chief Financial Officers the bulk of his career. He has been recruiting senior finance roles since the late 1990’s, starting his career in London before moving to New York for four years in 2000 and then emigrating to Sydney in 2004. With over 25 years experience recruiting senior finance roles in three continents he has a very strong global network.

Having worked in two of the biggest and most complex markets in the world, Neil brings a wealth of experience in knowing ‘what good looks like’ and being able to offer deep insight to both executives looking to make a move and also investors, boards and CEO’s making a CFO appointment.

What We do

We are a boutique agency focused on providing recruitment and search services placing Chief Financial Officers and their direct reports. We work nationally along the Eastern seaboard of Australia and New Zealand. We have also placed roles in Asia and London in the last 24 months.

A lot of our work is placing CFOs into private equity or venture capital owned businesses. We have a strong track record in private, ‘small to medium’ and founder lead businesses, but also work with ASX Top 300, F500 and global businesses backed by global PE Funds.

Private Companies – We have a strong track record working with Founders who have brought on board capital partners to expand. Working with companies and recruiting their first ‘corporate CFO’ requires a strong appreciation of a Founder lead culture as well as a focus on the future.


Title: Chief Financial Officer
Location: Sydney
Client: PE backed healthcare business
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Location: Melbourne
Client: ASX 200 Retail business
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Location: Sydney
Client: PE backed Technology business
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Location: Brisbane
Client: PE backed retail business
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Location: Melbourne
Client: VC backed global SaaS business
Title: Head of Shared Services
Location: Shanghai
Client: Global MNC marketing services
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Location: Sydney
Client: Global SaaS Unicorn
Title: Chairman
Location: Sydney
Client: PE backed early learning business
Title: NED
Location: NZ
Client: Listed technology business

We have placed well over five hundred senior finance positions since 2004 into the Australian marketplace. As well as Chief Financial Officers we have placed Deputy CFO, GM – Finance, Group Financial Controllers, Commercial Directors, Directors – Financial, Planning & Analysis, Finance Managers, Heads of Reporting and Consolidation etc.

Current Market

The Australian and global marketplace has changed beyond belief in a very short time. Nobody saw COVID-19 coming and very few would have believed the wide ranging and devastating affect it would have had both economically and socially. What we have seen from an economic perspective, is that some sectors are operating at full strength again, some are grinding back into action and others are still decimated. Like after any major event, there will be winners and losers. Having worked though the Dotcom crash, 9/11 (working in New York) and the GFC I am a great believer that ‘life (and business) goes on’. That is what I have seen in the last few months. Demand has returned with a vengeance and businesses that can recruit are recruiting. There is some exceptional talent coming to the marketplace (through no fault of their own) and there has never been a better time to secure top talent, if you are able.

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Neil Galvin

Managing Director


Mieke Brennan



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Level 2, 35 Clarence Street, NSW 2000

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