Who We Are

Since 2003

In a fiercely competitive business environment, there is one constant: Talent is essential to business success. The ability to attract, engage, retain and develop the best talent represents a significant competitive advantage.

Since our first office opened in Brisbane in January 2003, Optimum Consulting has been focused on people and performance in the workplace. Still to this day, at least 90% of our business is repeat business and over 70% of our placed candidates are referred to us.

Company History


Company Started

Optimum Recruitment Group was started by Owner and Managing Director Brad McMahon. Brad was previously the General Manager, Queensland of Recruitment Solutions, a publicly listed recruitment and HR consulting business that was sold to a global consulting group. He was seeking the opportunity to do something different and to offer his customers a more wholistic and partnership based service. As a result, Optimum was created and Brad was soon joined by senior recruitment executives Ben Walsh, Alicia Sumich and Jason Carter.

Commenced Corporate Social Responsibility Programs

We have supported various charities since 2003 including Camp Quality, 4ASD Kids, Movember, and many other groups.

New Brisbane Office

With the company experiencing growth early on, further team members were added which meant new offices were required in Edward Street.

Further Expansion

Whilst growing staff numbers wasn’t the priority, we continued to hire team members to meet our growing demand. We moved to 40 Creek St.

Opened Perth Office

Instead of servicing our continuously increasing clients in Perth from Brisbane, we took the plunge and opened our new office.

Changed our name to Optimum Consulting

In order to better reflect the continuously growing service offering to our customers, we changed our name from Optimum Recruitment to Optimum Consulting

Kinetic Innovative Staffing was born

In conjunction with Peter Willson, Optimum became a co-founder in Kinetic Innovative Staffing, which continues to show tremendous growth.
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Launched our first technology product – Employee Life

We noticed that employee surveys and understanding employees was an important practice, and so we developed our own platform to do this.
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Officially opened our Organisational Consulting practice

Whilst we had already been providing these services across the team, we recognised the need to develop further expertise.

Officially launched My Employee Life

Performance is one of those capabilities that every workplace needs to develop. We created our own technology platform to help our clients be better at it.
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Officially Launched Optimum Legal

With a growing need for our clients to proactively deal with employment related issues and concerns, Optimum Legal was born.
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Launched Optimum Workplace

In response to the need for our customers to attract the best possible talent, we have launched Optimum Workplace. It's already proving to be popular.
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August 2020

Launched Fllair

Fllair is Optimum Consulting's online career support platform to support Job Search, Career Development, Leadership Success and Wellbeing At Work.
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Launched our first office in Melbourne.

We were already dealing with companies in Melbourne when one of our long-term team members asked if she could relocate. Our footprint continues to expand.

Exciting Announcements coming soon.

We are already working on a number of technology tools and improvements that will be released through the second half of the year.

Optimum by the numbers


Team Members




Years Operating


% Repeat Clients