Our team

Lauren Pissarra

Director and Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

Lauren is our newly appointed Director and has a wealth of experience in Recruitment internationally. Lauren is driven and has a huge passion and understanding of the industry and latest trends. She is known for her quick turn around and for keeping her clients and candidates extremely happy. Lauren enjoys motivating the team and ensuring that she attracts the best possible talent for her clients.

“The harder you work, the luckier you get.”- Gary Player

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Kelly Andrews

Founder and Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

Kelly is the founder of Talented Recruitment since its inception in 2014. With an Honours in Industrial Psychology as well as certifications in both Human Resources and Psychometrics she has an inherent desire to help people find their own passion through career growth and development. 

With over 18 years in the Recruitment Industry, Kelly, a mother of two, thrives on seeing people achieve their full potential, in well-suited environments. She is passionate about recruitment and the connection she makes with and for her partners and candidates. 

“A lot of employers don’t realise this, but keeping their employees happy is the best marketing they can do.” – Gary Travis

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Talya Kimberley

Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

Talya has been with the Talented team from the word go. A subject matter expert with a passion for people and 10 years of experience successfully sourcing, attracting, and onboarding top-tier talent and a background in full-cycle recruitment, she is experienced in developing strategic sourcing strategies and committed to fostering strong relationships with both candidates and clients. She uses her out of the box thinking and innovative recruitment methods to streamline processes and enhance recruitment outcomes. She enjoys collaborating with hiring managers to understand staffing requirements and align recruitment efforts with business goals as well as connecting with job seekers providing them with career advice and assisting with their professional journey.

“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” Eleanor Roosevelt

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Janene Brigg

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Janene joined the Talented Team in 2019. Before that she spent 14+ years in the clothing industry, where she thrived in the fast paced and pressured environment and gained a diverse skill set in merging business and people.  She is resourceful and perceptive, and believes that her passion, drive, and willingness to go above and beyond are what set her apart and allow her to build strong working relationships with clients and candidates alike.

 “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.” – Steve Jobs

“I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence.” – Ayrton Senna

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Teshina Pillay

Recruitment Administrator

Teshina, an integral part of the Talented team since 2022, brings her expertise, holding an honours degree in Human Resources Management. As the techwiz and the administrative backbone of our operations, she ensures that everything runs seamlessly behind the scenes.

However, Teshina is more than just her technical skills. With a loving heart and a boundless passion for exceeding expectations, she consistently goes above and beyond to support her colleagues and contribute to the success of our organisation. 

“The greater the effort, the greater the glory.” – Pierre Corneille 

Contact Teshina today!