Meet The Team

Nick JenkinDirector

With 20+ years recruitment experience, Nick specialises in placing senior technology sales and leadership roles in the Melbourne market.

Nick began his career working for one of the UK’s leading specialist sales recruitment firms back in 2000, focused on recruiting sales roles in the rapidly evolving Telco sector. In 2004 he migrated to Melbourne with his partner where he joined one of the world’s largest recruitment firms and enjoyed 3 extremely successful years. Off the back of this, Nick was approached by one of Australia’s leading financial services recruitment firms to set up a new technology sales and delivery recruitment practice. It’s here he started working with Richard Beattie and their partnership began.

In the aftermath of the GFC, Nick and Richard decided to go out on their own and they set up Jenkin Beattie in December 2009. Ten years later Jenkin Beattie is established as one of the leading technology sales recruitment firms in Australia.

Richard BeattieDirector

Richard has a total of 16 years recruitment experience in Australia, making the transition from a managed services sales background in the United Kingdom.

After 4 successful years recruiting in the Melbourne market, Richard moved to Sydney in 2008 where he has enhanced his reputation as one of the leading IT sales and exec tech recruiters in the Australian market.

Richard has recruited senior sales, management and IT technical professionals for many of the leading global and local IT vendors. Areas of specialisation include roles in enterprise software (operational and technical), digital transformation, AI/RPA, outsourcing/managed services and consulting.

Chris IrwinAssociate Director

Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Jenkin Beattie leadership team having recruited senior sales and IT technical roles for 15 years in Australia and the UK.

Chris has primarily specialised in IT sales recruitment to include presales, business development, account management and sales leadership roles; recruiting for vendors,  systems integrators and technology solutions providers. He also has extensive client-side experience recruiting permanent and contract IT technical roles in the Commerce, Banking, Finance and IT sectors. Chris’s areas of specialisation: FinTech, Payments, Risk/Advisory, Data & AI, Security and Consulting.

Craig McGrigorAssociate Director

Craig has worked at Jenkin Beattie for 5 years, successfully working his way up from Candidate Manager to Senior Consultant to Associate Director in that period. He he has personally placed over 180 sales roles, from Inside Sales to Sales Director level.

Craig is responsible for sourcing the highest calibre IT sales and leadsership talent in the Australian market, predominantly focusing on SaaS roles in the Fintech, e-commerce, MarTech and BI/Analytics space. Typical roles he specialises in placing: Sales Directors, Sales Managers, Business Development Managers, Account Managers, Channel Managers, Partnership Managers, Account Executives, Inside Sales Representatives and Sales Development Representatives.

Deanna DoveySenior Consultant

Deanna specialises in the SaaS Sales recruitment patch in the NSW region, working with a diverse range of clients from Global leaders in their space with headcount of 20,000+ employees, to innovative local Tech start-ups with a headcount of under 10.

Previously, Deanna was the Operations Manager for an Australian leading e-commerce provider and spent a number of years working in the Travel industry.

Deanna typically recruits Sales Development Representatives (SDR), Inside Sales, Sales Executives, Business Development Managers, Channel and Partnership Managers for leading SaaS vendors, Digital Solutions Providers, Data & Analytics Providers, Consultancies, Agencies and Market Research companies.


Andre GuevarraSenior Consultant

Andre brings 4 + years Sales recruitment experience to Jenkin Beattie and strong client and candidate networks within the global Electronics, FMCG, Professional Services, Industrial and NFP sectors.

He prides himself on his consultative approach and ability to understand the unique requirements of his clients. Andre specialises in the permanent market and has successfully placed over 100 candidates across National Account Managers, Business Development Managers, Sales Representatives, Account Managers and Sales Management roles in the ANZ region.

Emily Harley Candidate Manager

Emily joined Jenkin Beattie at the beginning of 2020 as a Candidate Manager, to support our ever growing and expanding SaaS vendor customer base.


She is responsible for sourcing top performing sales, marketing and professional services/delivery professionals for our SaaS vendor clients. Typical roles include: Sales Development Rep, Inside Sales Rep, Account Executive, Customer Success Manager, Business Development Manager, Client Executive, Marketing Manager, Field Marketing, Pre Sales Consultant, Sales Engineer, Implementation Consultant, Project Manager and Sales Operations Analyst.