Paul Murphy was born and educated in Melbourne, Australia completing a degree in Arts Majoring in Urban Studies in 1994. He has over 14 years professional recruitment experience specializing in Construction, Engineering and Property Recruitment in the Australia and the UK markets. He has worked in Melbourne, Brisbane and London.
Paul started Stratacon Professional Recruitment in early 2008. He realised that to meet his goal of being the most effective and respected Recruiter he and his team could be, he needed to move away from the multi-national KPI driven recruitment environment he had worked the previous seven years. A quality driven service delivered by the industries most experienced and networked team is the result.
Away from work, Paul is a family man married with two children. They are his passion along with the mighty fighting Hawks.
Born in Melbourne and growing up in country Victoria, Jason qualified with a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Teaching from Melbourne Uni in the late 90s. After 6 years’ experience as a qualified secondary school teacher, he moved across to the recruitment industry in 2004 and has been operating in the Victorian market ever since. Jason began recruiting for architectural and design roles and has since worked across a variety of markets as a team manager and executive recruiter to include design, property, construction, engineering and procurement in his portfolio.
In 2019, Jason took over the general management of the Stratacon recruitment team with a view to building the continued success of the business. At the heart of this strategy is a strong conviction that satisfied customers drive great business outcomes.
Outside of work Jason has an energetic family with two young daughters, an eclectic collection of family pets and has a passion for cycling and regular jazz gigs on clarinet and sax
With a primary focus on recruiting in the Commercial Construction and Fitout & Refurbishment industry in Melbourne, Aaron understands the importance of building cooperative relationships that provide reciprocal long term value.
Aaron’s professionalism, friendly nature and understanding of his client needs has seen him develop a loyal base of contractors here in Melbourne. As a young family man, he understands the important role he plays in providing ongoing work and security for his team.
Aaron has a background in domestic and commercial sales, where he serviced the building industry for over 8 years. Aaron’s friends and family drew him to construction and he is constantly striving to further develop his knowledge and industry network.
Having originated from regional Victoria, Aaron enjoys a weekend round of golf. Naturally, sport is a passion as is keeping somewhat fit in his local gym. Unfortunately, Aaron is a Collingwood supporter but don’t hold that against him.
Positive, Passionate,Resourceful, Persistent, Integrity – these are of some of the qualities that define Bharat. He considers himself a global citizen having lived in 3 countries including Australia. Having worked in a few different sectors, he found his true calling in recruitment and joins Stratacon to continue that passion.
Bharat has relocated from Dubai having worked for the largest private developer overseeing recruitment across the built environment. Having started his career as an analyst with GE Money in Melbourne, he returns to Australia having gained significant experience of recruiting senior construction professionals across Middle East, UK, ASIA, USA & Australia.
He currently recruits across the Built environment encompassing Design, Development & Construction and is determined to find the right professional fit for both candidates and clients. Bharat holds a Bachelors in Business Systems and a Masters in International Business & Management from Monash University.
Outside of work, he is an avid sports enthusiast and a keen traveler hoping to explore the length and breadth of this beautiful country.
Monica Briers understands the importance of finding the perfect fit when it comes to matching people with companies and specific roles.
With a background spanning the media, personal training and Real Estate, Monica has found her satisfaction is derived through building relationships, rapport and providing exceptional service with her clients and candidates.
Naturally inquisitive by nature, she is eager to understand how a company operates to harness candidate’s skills, expertise and experience that will flourish and be utilized in this space.
Educated at Carey Baptist Grammar School she continued her studies obtaining a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Public Relations and qualifications in radio and fitness.
On the weekend she loves to get outdoors and head away on little getaways, alternatively enjoy the social Melbourne scene.
Jake joins the Stratacon team after moving to Melbourne from the UK in 2011.
With a background in carpentry, Jake’s understanding of the construction process and requirements on the job site made for a smooth transition into Construction Recruitment, focussing on contract and temporary placements for our commercial desk.
An avid sports fan, Jake is also a qualified personal trainer and enjoys filling his spare time by playing 3 on 3 basketball most weekends, or watching his beloved Arsenal play at a nearby pub.
Born and raised in country Victoria, Julia relocated to Melbourne in 2008. After several years working in the hospitality and real estate sectors it became evident to Julia that helping people was a profession for which she had a genuine interest and talent.
Drawing from her experience managing clients’ needs and expectations she has chosen to join the team at Stratacon to develop her career in the recruitment industry. Her down to earth approach untitled with her integrity and humor, ensure positive and enduring connections.
Making the recruitment process as seamless and stress free as possible, there is no task too big or too small for Julia. She is driven to provide a unique and remarkable level of service across all aspects of her position.
Outside of work Julia enjoys cooking, the outdoors, films and spends most of her time with her husband Sam and dogs Freddie and Rosie.
Having studied and completed a Business Degree with a Major in Marketing in Western Australia, Lyndall has spent the last 16 years in Melbourne building a career in advertising with one of the country’s largest publishing houses, running her own consulting business and raising a young family.
Lyndall’s experience in delivering effective brand communications across both traditional and digital landscapes is driven by her passion for innovative, creative and memorable content – just ask her about her favourite ads and she’ll impress you with her recall skills!
Outside of work Lyndall fills her weekends with road trips to the Mornington Peninsula, kickboxing classes and playing chauffeur to two young girls who call her Mum.
Born and bred in a rural town in North Yorkshire, England, Steph began her diverse background in the hospitality industry whilst completing her degree in Counselling Studies. She joined a friend on her around the world travels and fell in love with Australia.
Steph returned to the UK after travelling to run her own business in the hospitality industry and then progressed into holistic therapies and debt collection. An interesting combination, we know.
Upon making the permanent move to Melbourne in 2016 to return to the place she always felt was home, Steph combined her diverse skills and began working in the accounts receivable and administrative world of Recruitment. Over the last two years has gained exposure in but not limited to assisting the Financial Director, accounts receivable, contracts, OHS and general administrative support. Steph is now excited to bring these skills and knowledge to the Stratacon team.
Alongside this she is a Reflexologist and currently practices. Steph enjoys yoga, socialising, music and generally taking in the awesome Melbourne culture and lifestyle (but is still yet to pick a footy team, open to suggestions!)
Sandra was born in Mauritius and migrated to Australia with her family at the age of 18. She has a diploma in Business Administration with over 10 years of office management experience.
Sandra’s career started as a receptionist at a signage company and bloomed over the years. Her role consisted of, not limited to; payroll , account receivable, payable and all administrative duties making sure the office run smoothly. Sandra is now thrilled to be part of an enthusiastic team and take her career to the next level at Stratacon professional Recruitment.
Sandra married her high school sweetheart and is now a mother of one biscuit eating girl. When not at work, she enjoys socialising over a glass of Baileys and coffee deserts, relaxing with her family and playing volleyball. She played professionally from the age of 15 representing Mauritius. They traveled to Seychelles , Portugal and Madagascar ( was nothing like the movie!)