About me


Founder & Executive Director

I am one of the Founders and an Executive Director for [axr]. I lead our Career Advisory and Transformation practice and specialise in Accounting, Finance and Business Transformation Recruitment. I’m also one of the Program Directors for The [axr] CFO Incubator.

Greg Madden Director Accounting & Transformation [axr] Recruitment & Search

About Greg

After graduating from University with a Major in Business, I commenced my career on a graduate program with German multi-national BASF. I made my first move to recruitment in 1993 with a leading international recruitment company, followed by a stint in a growing Australian specialist. In 2003, Greg O’Shea and I established [axr] to focus on providing genuinely specialised niche recruitment and search solutions in accounting and finance.

With over 20 years of in-depth knowledge of the Australian and Sydney market, I bring significant experience and knowledge to any mandate. I love working closely with top ASX 300, multinational and private companies, to secure the best talent for finance, leadership and operational teams. However, one of the things I am most proud of is that I have mentored and educated numerous professionals to make great career decisions throughout my career.

On my own time, I mix my professional endeavours with quality time with my family and a passion for sport, especially anything on 2 wheels like cycling and motorcycling. There is still the occasional (and sometimes forgettable) visit to a golf course or if the sun is out and the surf is under 3-foot, I may drop in on the occasional wave.

What my clients say

Caspar Deman

The consultants at AXR provided extensive and insightful feedback on both my CV and my overall approach to finding a new role. Would recommend to anyone either looking for a role or hiring

Ana Zita Metelo

AXR are a very professional recruitment agency focused on delivering good results to job applicants and corporates

Vargi Thillainathan

AXR have strong links into business across Sydney and build strong relationships with candidates.

Mark Wratten

Great team. Experienced, down to earth.

Carey Michelle

I highly recommend AXR and the two Greg’s. They are easy to work with, highly professional with great career advice and provide very insightful feedback. They care about not only the right professional fit but cultural fit too and are well connected in Sydney. I love also that they provide the CFO Incubator program and are giving back to the Sydney Finance community.

Hugh Sinclair

The best in the business. I have had experience as both a candidate and a client and Greg and Rick are always professional, insightful and diligent. I highly recommend.

James Roberts

I cannot speak highly enough of the advice and support Greg O’Shea, Greg McKenzie and team have provided me in my recent career move. In the end, my role was not secured through AXR, but Greg O’Shea was willing to help behind the scenes on my behalf and I am convinced that this got my foot in the door. To me, that’s a sign of a recruitment team that truly cares about the candidate experience and about fostering genuine relationships. I look forward to staying connected with AXR and working together in the future.

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Transitioning from Big 4 to Commerce: How to do it right

By Callum Jones-Bray March 29, 2022

  by Callum Jones-Bray Working within the Big Four is a fantastic way to… Read More »Transitioning from Big 4 to Commerce: How to do it right

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Finalist: Recruitment Brand of the Year

By [axr] Recruitment October 26, 2021

We are excited to announce that we are finalists for the TIARA 2021 Recruitment… Read More »Finalist: Recruitment Brand of the Year

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[axr] Recruitment & Search in growth mode for 2021

By [axr] Recruitment & Search February 28, 2021

  2021 has started off strongly for [axr] Recruitment & Search with the addition of two… Read More »[axr] Recruitment & Search in growth mode for 2021