C3Talent is an organization that combines 60 years of Talent identification, attraction and development expertise in one company. Our reputations speak for themselves. As a result, the long-term relationships we have developed across our areas of expertise make us the trusted advisors on all things Talent. We create value through Talent. We pride ourselves in assisting our clients to attract and identify the right talent to ensure their hiring decisions are the right one. We also advise Talent and assist them to make informed career choices that meet their long-term objectives. Our consultative, genuine approach is unique in a sector driven by achieving sales at any cost. We treat every person with honesty, integrity and genuine empathy which sets us apart from others.

Our clients know we find Talent with the skills, experience, personal attributes and team fit they require. Clients work with us exclusively for their Talent requirements as they value our expertise, transparency and a consistently high-quality service. Likewise, those seeking career growth or development opportunities, contact us because we are renowned for providing practical, insightful career guidance and advice.  We are committed to exceeding your expectations, whether it is helping you recruit talent, planning your next career or providing advice on the local employment market.  We pride ourselves on always acting professionally. Above all, we deliver on our promises.


We understand that Talent is one of the three key pillars of business, the others being Strategy and Finance. Because without the right Talent the business will fail. For that reason, Executives tell us that “People are our most important asset” yet when it comes to identifying, attracting and developing talent, the necessary rigor is not always applied. C3Talent will partner with you to make informed, quality Talent decisions, creating value through Talent.


Kelly Howard

Chief Talent Officer

Kelly is an owner and Director at C3Talent and has a 20-year history of Executive level recruitment and key account management in the Brisbane market. In addition to executive-level roles, she is well known for her expertise in the Accounting and Human Resources sectors. Kelly has a reputation for being a trusted advisor to both businesses and those seeking career advice and consistently provides insightful advice that is genuine, honest and well informed.

Get in touch with Kelly on 3040 4555, 0404 847 848 or email kelly@c3talent.com.au

Peter Murphy

Chief Talent Officer

Peter is an owner and director at C3Talent who brings 25 years in professional talent identification. He has completed numerous Board, C-Suite and Executive assignments for ASX listed and privately-owned corporations, government departments and owned corporations, and small to medium-sized enterprises throughout his career. Peter is a Chartered Accountant who is widely acknowledged as one of the best Executive recruiters in Australia.

Get in touch with Peter on 3040 4501, 0429 703 234 or email peter@c3talent.com.au

Rachael Dwyer

Senior Talent Advisor

Over the years, Rachael has developed expertise in the placements of senior professionals across accounting, finance and IT. She has strengths in developing relationships across all levels of business,& in recognition of this has been the nominated Key Account Manager for a range of blue-chip commercial, government, local council & Not For Profit organisations.

Get in touch with Rachael on 3040 4506, 0422 844 211 or email rachael@c3talent.com.au

Jane Blinkhoff

Senior Talent Advisor

Jane is a Senior Talent Advisor who has a strong Human Resources and Recruitment background spanning over 15 years in the Brisbane market. Jane’s experience of working both inhouse in HR and Recruitment roles and externally for various industry sectors gives her a unique understanding of clients’ needs and challenges in ensuring the importance of sourcing the right people with the best skills and culture fit. Jane prides herself on being a genuine and empathetic Talent Advisor who provides well informed, personable and professional advice.

Get in touch with Jane on 3040 4502, 0412 201 650, or email jane@c3talent.com.au

Viola Hiratos

Talent Advisor

Viola’s expertise lies within the HR, Unqualified Accounting and Business Support sectors. Viola regularly exceeds clients expectations as evidenced by the exceptional feedback received from them. Viola is passionate about building long-lasting relationships with both clients and talent that delivers the best outcome for all parties.

Get in touch with Viola on 3040 4507, 0456 217 234, or email viola@c3talent.com.au

Sam Murphy

Sam Murphy

Company Accountant

Sam Murphy is a qualified Chartered Accountant who is the company accountant for C3Talent. During her extensive career, she has worked in senior finance and accounting roles for major professional services accounting firms, large corporations, and government departments, not for profits and educational bodies. She is responsible for all the finances of C3Talent and will be working closely with both directors – Kelly and Peter

“Peter and Kelly did an outstanding job recruiting our new CEO and the Board couldn’t be happier with the outcome. They managed the process smoothly and professionally from start to finish. ”

Cameron HenryPartner

“Arcadia was in urgent need of an experienced and capable Finance Manager. Peter Murphy and the team at C3 Talent were up to the task. Kelly and Rachael quickly understood the role description, the skills required , and the personality traits that would best fit Arcadia’s office environment. Within a week, Arcadia had three excellent candidates to consider. ”

Patrick WeirArcadia Energy

“I have worked with the C3Talent team for a number of years and will for a number more. They are my most trusted external partner enabling me to grow and stabilise teams over a number of years, through a committed approach to understanding best talent and best fit. I am eternally grateful for the introduction to many uniquely talented individuals and for the support I have received. C3 Talent understand the importance of building a relationship with their client and dedicating time to delivering a comprehensive personalised service.”

Lee BruceTranslational Research Institute

“The service was exceptional. From the initial contact right through to interview outcome I was updated in a timely manner. I was made to feel extremely comfortable in the interview which allowed me to display my best me. The follow up and assistance before the interview was also reassuring and it made me feel like someone was in my corner. This ensures a degree of comfort going into the interview.”

Gavin Candidate

“You, particularly Jane Blinkoff, are so easy to work with. You are professional recruiters in every sense and you can be trusted for the candidates you refer. You have been efficient, thorough and professional and it shows that you care.So different from my experience with other recruiters. Thank you Jane and the team”

Azi Sadrizadeh UQ Sport

“Everything! From the initial meeting to get an understanding of our requirements, the constant communication on the process and the status of the candidate search, the shortlisting and selection of excellent candidates, organising interviews, obtaining references and the feedback from the candidates. The whole process was very professional and very efficient.”

John WaterworthWilde & Wollard

“From the very moment Viola and I made contact I felt so supported and believed in. Viola was so thorough in her understanding of me and what I was looking for. Viola's focus never wavered in matching me to the right position, a client that has the same values and expectations as I have. I cant thank Viola and C3Talent enough. Thank you for finding me what I feel is my dream job, I am looking forward to the challenge. You are truly unique in what you do”

Maria Candidate

“In my experience working with talent agencies, the one challenge I have experienced is consultants not keeping their commitments. At C3 the commitment to communication and following up (as promised) is second to none. When Jane made a commitment to call, she did. And I was kept informed at every stage. Additionally, I felt Jane was equally interested in my input and thoughts at every stage - not just filling the role.”


“Viola was incredible. I have never experienced a recruitment process so personable and supportive. Viola was transparent throughout and gave clear timeframes for responses throughout each stage. I felt supported and respected. She gave me the confidence to perform at my very best. I am extremely grateful to have experienced recruitment at its best. Viola is an industry leader in her field and I would not hesitate to recommend her to businesses or jobseeker friends in the future.”

Hannah Candidate

“Viola kept me up to date and in the loop. I never felt like I had to chase Viola for contact. Viola communicated the details of the company, role and expectations clearly. Viola helped prepare me for each interview and made herself available for debrief after each interview.”


“C3Talent are engaging, they keep promises, and have open communication. They're helpful and just an all-round a pleasure to deal with.”


“Jane provided invaluable insights both about the specific roles we were recruiting for and the many candidates who she spoke with and shortlisted. Her outstanding ability to listen effectively throughout the process was evident from the beginning and her ability to understand the importance of the cultural fit, in addition to the skill profile needed for the positions, has ensured that the successful candidates have been wonderful additions to our All Hallows’ team. The shortlisting process was thorough and the candidates recommended for interview were all of a high quality. Jane’s wide network of contacts ensured that we interviewed a talented and diverse range of candidates – a much better field than we would have achieved without the many conversations and calls Jane made to discuss the role with potential candidates. Jane also provided excellent support throughout the interview process and I have been so impressed with her regular follow-ups both with me and the successful candidates over the past months as they have settled into their roles.

I highly recommend Jane and the C3Talent team if you are looking for expert recruiters, particularly in specialised roles in the business-focussed teams in schools. The C3Talent team bought outstanding expertise to the recruitment process for our Director of Community Relations and Development and Head of Communication and Marketing roles and ensured that we were able to recruit team members who are not only experts in their field but who are also wonderfully aligned to our Catholic Mercy ethos.”

Catherine O'KanePrincipal - All Hallows' School