Simone graduated from Sydney University, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Psychology/ Social Policy & Administration and a Post-Graduate in Human Resources. Simone commenced a career in Sales and held a myriad of roles including National Training Manager and Business Unit Manager. A highlight was presenting consumer products on a regular TV Channel.

Simone’s interests in Psychology and Human Resource led her to join the recruitment industry in 1994. In July 1998, Simone recognised an enormous need for a Specialised Recruitment and Human Resource Consultancy, providing a service more holistic and building long term relationships with clients. Many of her clients have worked with her for over 2 decades.

Simone has been leading her recruitment consultancy for over 24 years, placing over 2800 key Senior Contract and Permanent Executives including Chairs; Non-Executive Directors. Managing Directors, National Sales Managers, Marketing Directors, Brand Managers, Finance and Technical. Many case studies of large scale recruitment campaigns can be supplied.

Mondo Search is a part of a global Executive Search Alliance, IMSA, ranked in the global 40 of the leading Executive Search providers worldwide with 47 offices around Asia, US and Europe and fast access to qualified and validated local talent around the globe.

Simone is a tenured Female member of the Sydney Chapter of EO (Entrepreneurs Organisation), past EO Board Member, NSW Director of Lived Experience Australia, and the First Student ever elected to the School Council of Barker College. She also set up and ran the first Barker College Mentor Program to engage the old school Alumni.

Mostly Simone enjoys spending time with her family on the beach, in the surf, yoga, reading, cooking, travelling and entertaining.


Head of Talent Acquisition and Research

Carmela joined Mondo in 2000 as a Senior Consultant, which has seen her place positions in General Management, Finance, Food and Beverage, Marketing and Communications, Sales, and Revenue Management. Carmela’s track record in executive recruitment has specifically involved search and selection in the middle to senior level across many blue chip Australian companies.

Carmela’s recent focus has seen her be placed as Head of Talent Acquisition and Research whereby Carmela commits an extensive amount of hours into researching and finding the very best top talent and consistently works hard to achieve the very best results and outcomes for our clients. Carmela has continuously been an outstanding and integral part of Mondo’s history and will no doubt be one of the driving forces behind our exciting future ahead.

Outside of work, Carmela enjoys baking and with her Italian heritage, you can understand why cooking something that is held close to her heart.


General Manager 

Bernie earned his MBA in 1995 at Macquarie University after which he spent six years in telecommunications and e-commerce.  He has held numerous senior management roles in a range of global organizations. 

He has a solid understanding of building teams across Asia and the Pacific for growth and success. Bernie recognizes how culture and selecting the right people play in the success of organizations and their people.

Bernie himself is an alumnus of Mondo Search, working with us for over 20 years and supporting his career. He is delighted to join our organization to champion the next positive journey ahead.


Wine & Hospitality Advisor

Upon suggestion from James Halliday Iain joined as Winemaker and progressed to Managing Director of Brokenwood Wines, crafting over three decades some of Australia’s most iconic wines, overseeing the company’s growth, governance, and profitability.

Iain’s mantra is service, creating opportunities and building enjoyable work cultures. He has served as a Board member for many wine & tourism industry bodies, including the Winemaker’s Federation, Chair of Sydney Royal Wine Show, International judging including Chair of the Shanghai International Wine Challenge and judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards. As well as serving as Chair of the Hunter Marketing from 2006 to 2011 and Chair of the Hunter Valley Bicentennial Committee, overseeng the 200 year 2028 celebrations, Wine Communicators and Living Legends.

As Chair of Trustees of the Len Evans Foundation and Chair of the Board of the Len Evans Tutorial, he has contributed significantly to the education and development of Australian and international wine industry leaders. James Halliday has described it as “ the greatest wine school in the world”. Iain has mentored and guided many up-and-coming Australian wine industry personnel

Delighted that Iain is joining Mondo Search,  Iain will be sharing his wealth of knowledge and expertise with our clients, helping them to build high performing teams.  He will be working closely with our team of Executive Search Consultants to provide a bespoke wine advisory services tailored to each client’s individual needs.

When not immersed in wine, Iain can be found managing the Mistress Block Vineyard Boutique Accommodation and vineyard and occasionally on the golf course.

We are grateful to have Iain on board at Mondo Search and look forward to the invaluable insights and advice that he will bring to our clients. 


Marketing & Research Executive

Kristiane joins Mondo Search as Marketing and Client Services Executive.

She is passionate about best possible client experience and is completing a double degree in Marketing and Human Resource Management from UTS.

In her Words: ” I am so excited to combine my interest in people in supporting Mondo Search with research and marketing initiatives.


Executive Coach 

Linda is a serial entrepreneur, impassioned speaker and dedicated executive coach, whose purpose is empower leaders with the knowledge and tools to fulfill their highest potential as human beings, at work and in life. 

She has over 20 years’ experience in leadership development training and coaching executives, entrepreneurs and athletes and holds an BA in Psychology & Industrial Relations from the University of Sydney, with a minor in Philosophy. 

Linda an advocate of developing Emotional & Social Intelligence(ESI)to be an effective leader and to live a happy and meaningful life. She is an accredited Emotional Intelligence (EI) Coach, Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)and qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist. 

Linda founded her first start up FuturePeople in 2002, which she grew to ~$20M in annual turnover, initially as a recruitment business, placing over 30,000 people in employment and being recognized as Australia’s most awarded recruitment agency, before evolving into a consultancy providing advisory, leadership development and executive coaching solutions to corporates and federal government. 

In 2018, Linda founded KLEU to develop a scalable solution to provide all employees with access to the benefits of an EI coach. KLEU is an award winning AI-powered digital coach which combines video, interactive simulation and gamification, with behavioural science to develop real capability to manage interactions with self and others. 

Linda has been a featured speaker at conferences for organisations like Suncorp, AMP and PwC, the Chief Strategy Officers Summit, REFLECTFEST in Europe and the IMB Business School in Switzerland, as well as been featured in C-level publications such as The CEO Magazine and INTHEBLACK.

Linda is an alumna of the Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO), CEO Institute, fellow of the Customer Service Institute of Australia (CSIA)and Recruitment Consulting Services Association (RCSA). She has also held non-executive director (NED) board positions in the not-for-profit sector. 

Linda lives in Sydney and enjoys spending time with the people she loves, expanding her mind, nurturing her soul and exploring the world. 

Linda can be contacted on or +61439400099

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Mondo Search have become intimate with all the key industry players and are passionate about delivering professional executive search results with integrity. We cannot afford to provide poor quality service, as our reputation is critical to remain industry specialists. We have enjoy seeing our clients grow with great talent and our candidates fulfil their career dreams. We have watched people progress from junior roles to CEO positions over the last two decades.

Our culture is one where we allow our team to use their initiative and skills to make the most of their valuable time. We have created an organisation where talented people have the flexibility to shine and are well rewarded. We aim to attract the best and offer excellent career opportunities for anyone interested in Human Resources and Recruitment.

If you are interested in joining our team of dedicated recruitment consultants, please Contact Us for further information on a career at Mondo.

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