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Our Team

When you’re looking for bright talent for your organisation, you need a recruitment team with professionalism, service orientation and dedication. It’s a combination of talents and experience that you’ll find at Black Betty.

Meet our Team

Pauline Rogers

Managing Director

In 1986 Pauline planted a seed for a new kind of recruitment firm – one that would redefine the highest standards and ethics. Three decades later our two brands, TCC (The Company Connection) and Black Betty Hospitality Group continue to exceed the expectations of clients in delivering exceptional talent.

As a hands-on MD of both businesses, Pauline recruits for all roles in the hospitality space as well as general Business Support and Executive for key clients.

0411 344 421 – pauline@black-betty.com.au

Favourite drink: Very good champagne and Los Azulejos or Clase Azul Tequila straight up

Bianca Crossley

General Manager

With a background in hotels & hospitality then over 13 years’ experience leading successful recruitment teams and working with top international blue chip clients, Bianca is at the helm as GM of Black Betty recruiting across all roles. Bianca is a seasoned recruiter within the hospitality space and no job is too difficult, too big, or too small for her to turn around quickly.

0410 202 003 – bianca@black-betty.com.au

Favourite drink: Jack Daniels & Coke

Charlie Fussell

Senior Recruiter

Prior to joining Black Betty, Charlie’s hospitality career spanned 16 years, with 10 years in senior management roles, which included Group Restaurants Manager for one of Australia’s most reputable and successful players, and before that GM of Nobu in Melbourne.

Charlie cut his teeth in the industry running bars and nightclubs in London and Ibiza, then fast forward, he learned about pubs as GM of a couple of Melbourne’s favourite watering holes, including a 4 level heaving machine. Running high volume, chaotic late night venues is not for the faint hearted!

With a cocktail of experience in running many different types of venues, and recruiting from the ground up, Charlie’s intimate knowledge of hospo roles and their requirements makes Charlie the “go to guy” for anything front of house.

0450 393 781 – charlie@black-betty.com.au

Favourite drink: Marc Bredif Vouvray and or a cold Heineken

Daniel (Monkey) Ackman

Senior Recruiter - Pub Division

Monkey has hospitality running through his veins. Starting at the age of 12 as a waiter then a glassie, before taking the leap to Hotel Manager of a pumping CBD hotel by 18½ (the moment he was legally allowed).

With almost 2 decades in management of Hotels, Pubs and Nightclubs, working his way up the ranks to Group Operations Manager for one of Australia’s most successful Pub Groups that owns one of Sydney’s biggest drinking institutions, Monkey has a 6th sense when it comes to knowing what will work and what makes the industry tick.  Drawing on strong operational knowledge of all aspects of pub management, Monkey is a natural to source talent at all levels, including Licensees, Operations Managers, Gaming Managers, GMs….and everything in between.

With a reputation as large as his personality and connections from the east to the west…..combined with his intimate knowledge of everything drinking and party related, Monkey is your ‘go to guy’.

0401 187217 – monkey@black-betty.com.au

Favourite drink: Negroni

Matt Harrison

Senior Recruiter – Chef Division

From an early career as a casino dealer, in exotic places around the world, and 2 decades of gaming management, Matt landed at The Star Sydney in Talent Acquisition. End to end sourcing for operational roles in Management, Gaming, Premium/VIP Services and Chefs across a huge number of exquisite dining options in multiple properties is a tough gig and well prepared Matt to be a key player in our Chef Team.

Matt is a culinary specialist recruiter working with Australia’s most successful restaurants, pubs and clubs, finding chefs at all levels. With a huge chef network at his fingertips, Matt is incredibly well connected and is able to bring the chefs to the table!

0434 422 724 – matt@black-betty.com.au

Favourite drink:  Japanese whiskey on the rocks.

Alysha Beales

Senior Recruiter - Chef Division

After 15 years running successful Hotels and Restaurants (including 8 years as GM & Licensee at an award-winning Gastro Pub), Alysha has the insight and attention to detail to deliver a superior level of service to her clients.  Running high volume, chaotic venues is not for the faint hearted!

Take 2 ounces grit and determination; 2 ounces understanding and communication skills; 1 ounce hospitality know-how; add a liberal dash of passion and personality, shake vigorously and you have Alysha!

As a recruiter, having experienced all walks of hospitality herself, Alysha draws on strong operational knowledge to source and select talent for senior roles, from Pub Managers, Licensees/General Managers, Restaurant Management and events roles….and everything in between.

0413 576 450 – alysha@black-betty.com.au

Favourite drink:  Slightly dirty Gin Martini

Alexandra Gubbins

Senior Recruiter - Chef Division

After 14 years working her way up the ranks as a passionate chef in Sydney, Tuscany and Sardinia, Alexandra delivers a lot to the table as a Chef Recruiter.

Having been through the trenches, Alex has a deep understanding of the mindset and outlook of a chef, and more specifically what makes them tick. From the heat of the kitchen, nailing service every time, Alex brings that same expert perspective to the recruitment game, sourcing chefs at all levels right across the hospitality industry, with a major focus on pub chefs.

0402 328 599 – alex@black-betty.com.au

Favourite drink: An ice cold Peroni or Tattinger champagne

Rachael King

Talent & Social Media Co-ordinator

As a discerning foodie with a Bachelor of Communications (majoring in Public Relations) under her belt, Rachael is a natural to manage Black Betty’s social media.

Rachael is Black Betty’s roaming reporter – you’ll often find her hanging in the world’s best restaurants; her current favourite is Sexy Fish in London, which she takes any opportunity to visit.

Favourite drink: Polish Passion from Manta or very expensive French champagne

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