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Meet The Team

Paul Jacka
Managing Director

Paul graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BA degree and a B Proc degree from the University of South Africa. With over 25 years industry experience in marketing, management and executive search, he possesses a variety of skills and talents that complement his business acumen. Paul has been involved in the recruitment industry since 1992 and was a co-founder of Frontline Recruitment, a specialist financial recruitment company which was acquired by the JSE listed Kelly Group in 2007.

Mick Harvey
(CA) SA – Director

Mick’s interest in financial recruitment stems from his graduation from UCT with a B.Com and then his qualification as a Chartered Accountant whilst serving articles. He completed a Higher Diploma in Tax Law at Wits University and acted as a tax consultant both locally and in London until 1990. Following this he became a partner in a commodity trading business and in recent years has been assisting a company offering consulting services to the local asset management industry. His business interests have broadened over time but he maintains a hands-on involvement in accounting and tax.

Judy Markwell
Operations Director

With over 20 years of Sales and Marketing experience and 12 years as a Financial Recruitment Specialist, Judy was the co-founder of Frontline Recruitment Cape Town which became a highly respected and leading brand within the Financial Recruitment industry in South Africa. She is passionate about assisting clients finding the right candidate for all their financial recruitment requirements.

Helen Nikiforakis
Financial Recruitment Specialist

A financial recruitment veteran with more years in the industry than can be remembered! Her focus is primarily on candidates which means selection, interviewing, career guidance, understanding your needs and advice on preparing for interviews. Helen was the co-founder of Frontline Recruitment Cape Town and was a crucial factor in the growth and success of the business.

Karen Kay
Financial Recruitment Specialist

Karen completed her B.Com (Hons) degree in Human Resource Management at the University of Cape Town and has gained in excess of 10 years experience within the financial recruitment space. She is a seasoned candidate consultant and was one of the driving forces behind the success of the leading brand Accountants on Call.