About me


Founder & Executive Director

I am a Founder and Executive Director of [axr]. I lead the Accounting & Finance Practice and specialise in CFO, Senior Finance & Accounting recruitment for ASX listed businesses, PE enterprises and multinationals. I am also one of the Program Directors for the [axr] CFO Incubator.

Greg O'Shea Director Accounting & Finance [axr] Recruitment & Search

About Greg O’Shea

After graduating from University with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Finance, I began my career as a Chartered Accountant before moving into recruitment with a leading international recruitment company. In 1999, I took the opportunity to become an integral member of an Australian start-up recruitment company where I was responsible for the organic growth of the Commerce & Industry Accounting division and established it as a significant force in the Sydney market. In August 2003, Greg Madden and I founded [axr] recruitment and search.

For over 20 years, I have recruited senior finance, accounting and commercial roles for ASX listed businesses, private equity and multinationals. I have a proven track record in helping clients develop effective finance structures and providing key consulting support for their businesses.

I have worked closely with accounting and finance professionals to guide them through career decisions and ensure they make the right moves to reach their career goals. In 2015, I helped establish our leading career program, The [axr] CFO Incubator.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three kids (who now want to spend less time with their Dad!). I am a passionate cyclist, sailor, and Roosters supporter.

What my clients say

Eden Skyring

I have known the “Gregs’ for around 20 years and they have been my go to for recruitment needs and professional career advice. They have always provided insightful and honest advice and have market coverage equal of anyone else in the industry.

James Killiam

AXR placed me in my current role. They have fantastic knowledge of what is going on in the market, hold great events and continually mantain a strong relationship with me as both a client and candidate.

Jenny Kalogeropoulos

[axr] take a professional approach, understanding the needs of individuals and organisations to offer constructive recruitment solutions.

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

axr recruitment & search team 2021

[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