Talent Acquires RMA recruit

Talent International is pleased to announce the acquisition of RMArecruit. Established in 1991, RMA is owned and run by well-known industry identity Russell MacDonald and has operations in Melbourne and Sydney. RMA has a particular focus on the insurance sector and acquired Sydney-based Finrecruit in 2012. Turnover for the group in 2014/15 was $19million.




Talent’s Managing Director, Richard Earl, said, “The RMA acquisition provides a great strategic fit as it presents considerable opportunity for the enlarged group to work more closely with the insurance industry, which is set for a great deal of technology transformation and disruption over the next few years, by providing outstanding IT talent to drive the changes.

Whilst RMA’s sales staff will join Talent, Russell has decided to call time on a long and distinguished recruitment career, which included a lengthy spell as President of ITCRA. Earl said, “Russell is one of the recruitment industry’s great characters and one of the sector’s true gentlemen.”

Russell commented, “Talent is well aligned with our organisation with respect to business philosophy and the importance Richard Earl and his team place on candidate care and professional partnerships. This made the decision to sell my business straightforward and I’ve no doubt the addition of our team, with its well-established client and candidate relationships will help Talent achieve its considerable growth ambitious goals in the financial services sector. Talent’s management strengths, commitment to innovation, and global outlook puts the firm at the forefront of IT recruitment – they’re the ones to watch and I wish them every success”.

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