Meet The Team

Who is Kerri O’Connor?

Who am I? I graduated with a bachelor of commerce degree majoring in Management and later completed a Master of Commerce, majoring in Marketing.

I spent my career in sales and marketing roles in the building and hardware industry before moving into recruitment in 2000. I worked for leading suppliers to the plumbing and door furniture industry. The recruitment experience as a candidate at that time led me to believe there was a massive opportunity for a recruiter that cared passionately about our industry and understood the details and nuances of our market place.

I started in recruitment with Morgan & Banks in 2000, motivated by my previous frustrating experiences dealing with recruitment consultants. I worked almost exclusively in the building products and B2B sector, recruiting sales and marketing roles from graduates through to senior management. I also had the opportunity to work with some of the best recruiters in the business. I sat at their feet… I listened, I learned and I applied best practice.

Upon leaving Morgan & Banks, I worked for a small recruitment agency, again recruiting sales and marketing executives within the building and consumer durables marketplace. I had many candidates and clients suggested I strike out on my own… and so I did.

Over 15 years I have developed in-depth knowledge and experience recruiting in decorative and consumer products through to structural building products.

I have worked with clients such as Argent, Armstrong, Boral, Caesarstone, Caroma, CSR, Electrolux, James Hardie, Hunter Douglas, Kohler Co, The Laminex Group,  Robinhood, Sebel Furniture, Selleys, Stanley, Stylus, Velux, Wattyl and Yates among many others.

 

Who is Lia Harman?

Who am I? My background is in marketing and administration. I completed a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in marketing at the Western Sydney University and since then have worked in various industries in both administration and marketing roles. I have worked in the transportation industry, the medical industry, whitegoods and appliances, and in building materials.

To coincide with the end of my last contract (which Kerri placed me at!) and the birth of my daughter in 2005, I started working as a Virtual Assistant. This has evolved and grown into a variety of areas including assisting executives to create professional and effective LinkedIn profiles.  It is this expertise that I bring, along with administration and marketing support to the Saunders Lynn & Co team.