an innovative approach to human capital development + recruitment.

We’re passionate about realising opportunities for both individuals + organisations.

Our Businesses

“We’re passionate about realising opportunities” and this unites our brands, our people and our valued customers. It is the reason for establishing and developing our business model and is at the core to everything we do.

The Acquire Group provides an innovative approach to human capital development and recruitment. We generate value to key stakeholders through our aligned businesses: Acquire Knowledge – delivering human capital development via mentoring, coaching and assessment & advisory services, Acquire Talent – provides permanent talent acquisition; and Acquire Temps – delivering temporary & contract recruitment services.


Why Seek?
When you can Acquire.

Identify, evaluate, then
acquire the best talent.


Why Wait?
Flexibility Delivered.

Skills + requirements to
satisfy needs.


Knowledge is Power.

Valued insights + guidance
to realise goals.

We are committed to delivering this unique business model to serve the needs of the market better than any of the competition. We’re passionate about realising opportunities for:

  • Organisations looking to: develop and grow their people, acquire the best talent, gain efficiencies through a contingent workforce.
  • Individuals looking to: accelerate their career, expand skills and experiences, have variety and flexibility in the way they work.
  • Employees looking for: a successful career with superior financial rewards, a fun, collaborative and rewarding environment.
  • "Value adding recruitment and search partner who will listen to your needs, find top talent and manage the process quickly, efficiently and with great attention to detail".

    Managing Director

Our Executive Team

Gavin HouchellGavin Houchell

Founder & Group Managing Director

Gavin’s expertise and passion lies in people & business growth. He has been described as being “sociable, charismatic and exceptionally good at building and maintaining relationships. Focused, dedicated, but still conscientious; he inspires and creates a culture of excellence and commitment”.

His career in search & recruitment commenced in the UK before relocating to Sydney in 1998. Gavin was instrumental in developing an ASX listed recruitment business from early inception. At the age of 30 he was appointed Divisional MD, responsible for driving the business strategy, sales, processes and culture – hiring, training and coaching a dedicated team of over 50 Consultants within four offices across Australia. He has created an extensive network and deep relationships with Executives whom have engaged him for search & selection and human capital support and advice for over fifteen years.

Martin PardoeMartin Pardoe


Martin is passionate about making a difference to people’s lives and organisational performance. He has a proven track record of leadership and change management in HR, Strategy and Finance; he has held leadership positions at Westfield, Vodafone, Air New Zealand, Burger King and Allied Domecq. Martin now works as an Executive Coach and strategic HR advisor.

Martin transitioned from life counting beans to helping people a number of years ago. He holds a Masters degree in Economics and is a qualified accountant. He studied at AGSM, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds post-graduate qualifications in Counselling & Psychotherapy. He is an accredited Executive Coach, a member of the IECL, a Professional Affiliate of the Australian Psychological Society and is accredited to administer a number of psychometric assessments.

Andrew BossAndrew Boss


As a well rounded CFO and CEO, Andrew specialises in business turnarounds and start-ups. With more than 20 years experience within the aviation, property, technology and services sectors, Andrew brings a wealth of financial expertise, business insight and commercial nous.

With a passion for business transformation, Andrew’s key skills lie in Strategy, Finance, M&A, Legal, Governance and most importantly People Management. Andrew’s focus is on creating value for business shareholders and employees alike, delivered with an equal dose of fun along the way. Beyond the day to day, Andrew has guest lectured on Finance & Business Management at UNSW, is an active member of the Eastern Suburbs Chapter of ‘men punching above their weight’ and holds a Bachelor of Economics and Master of Business Administration.

  • “I have been impressed and appreciative of the coaching support provided to one of my team members in their career planning”.

    Chief Financial Officer

Join Us

We are a tight family. Having known each other for over ten years, many times we found ourselves discussing and debating sport, business, leadership, and careers both in the boardroom and the odd bar or two!! Whilst we have rarely agreed on the first of these, we have always believed there exists opportunities to create value in the human capital industry overall.

As individuals we have all been extremely passionate about realising opportunities since an early age. As a team we are excited about our partnership and our plans, we intend to have heaps of fun along the way.

We’re obsessed with ‘fit’ as this is absolutely critical to our ongoing success and culture. We have assembled a talented team of individuals all proven experts in their fields. Work with us, some of the benefits include:

  • Rewards to 40% | 50% | 60% commission structures for Principal Consultants.
  • Balance & flexibility (heaps), your own look & feel – fashion police can drop by though!
  • Subsidised gym or $300 for your chosen pursuit – learn a new language? surfing lessons?
  • Funky offices, cloud & Apple environment – your own MacBook Air & iPhone (or BYOD)
  • We passionately support our people, families and the broader community (volunteering)

For a confidential discussion about careers within Acquire call our founder Gavin Houchell on 0412 244 400 or alternatively email:

Get in Touch

We would love to hear from you.