Meet the team

Ryan Kelly


Having started Creative Natives in 2019, Ryan's role involves working with clients to make them better places to work and helping steer the careers of Executive level talent. Outside of work, you'll find Ryan trying various sports and activities in an attempt to keep the dad bod at bay, hanging out by the beach and pretending to have some form of wine knowledge.

Dan Talia

Client Partner

Dan's recruitment journey started in 2022 after 15 years in adland. Having worked in various roles across creative, client service and production, he brings a unique perspective of the industry and its people to Creative Natives. When he's not at work you'll find him enjoying delicious food and wine with friends, running the tan or enjoying the latest doco release on Netflix.

Charlotte Flood

Director - PR & Communications, specialising in PR / Communications roles

Charlotte has over nine years' of specialist experience recruiting in the PR & Communications space and works across both agency and in-house roles at all levels in Sydney. She has a real passion and huge drive to help people in their careers. Outside of work, you'll find her spending time with her young family, outside in nature or on the beach in Bondi. She loves to travel and enjoys catching up with friends for food over a nice glass of wine.

Steph Graham

Senior Consultant, specialising in Account Services / Advertising / Marketing roles

Steph has been working in recruitment for five years and specialises in the advertising and marketing space. She started her career in PR & marketing, but soon found her passion for helping others find their dream career. In her spare time, you can find her running around the park with her dog Rosie, eating pasta and improving her intellect by watching the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Cameron McKay

Senior Consultant, specialising in Product Management / Delivery / Strategy roles

Cam has nearly ten years' recruitment experience in both the UK and Australia and is a specialist digital transformation consultant. An avid DJ in his spare time, he is always making sure people are having a good time whether that's behind the decks or at his desk!

Lilian Yessayan

Senior Consultant, specialising in Social Media / Account Services roles

Lilian has over seven years' experience in the recruitment industry. Having previously worked agency and client side for over five years, she is passionate about helping candidates and clients find their perfect fit. Outside of work, you may find her supporting and prepping couples as a birth doula, singing and gigging at weddings or pubs and running around her two little ones.

Mikhaila Warburton

Senior Consultant, specialising in Creative / Design / UX / UI roles

Mikhaila brings over 15 years working in agency recruitment across Australia. She is super passionate about the design and creative sector after running her own coaching business for return to work parents and experiencing what it is like creating creative content for the business. She's a mum to two girls, an advocate for return to work parents and a self confessed affirmation and mindset junkie who you'll likely find on Coogee Beach in sunny Sydney.

Joe Nolan

Consultant, specialising in Customer Success / Sales / Marketing roles

Just another Pommy who swapped the grey skies of England for Australian sunshine but somehow ended up in Melbourne, Joe has been recruiting for the better part of a decade for social care and SaaS sales roles. A lover of most sports, particularly football (not soccer), you’ll find Joe up at odd hours watching his beloved Liverpool or training for his next marathon. He’s more than partial to a Dad joke, so if you need an eye-rolling joke, hit Joe up!

Kaitlyn Dowd

Resourcer, specialising in PR / Communications roles

Coming from a recruitment background within the nursing industry, Kaitlyn brings experience managing candidates and is super passionate about finding great candidates for great jobs. Kaitlyn is the go-to person for book recommendations (mostly fictional so if you’re looking for the real life stuff, she can’t help you) and will bring her pet greyhound into any and all conversations.

Leah Kmiec

Content Marketing Specialist

Definitely not a recruiter, Leah is a marketing and communications professional with over eight years' experience, mainly in the not-for-profit space. A self-confessed sports nut, she spends a lot of time yelling at the TV whenever there's a netball game on or her beloved Collingwood are playing. She also loves a good book and is obsessed with travel. Just ask her, she'll help you plan your next holiday!

Venice Dumagan

Marketing Assistant

Ven has almost six years' of recruitment experience across various tech, medical and software businesses in the Philippines and the US and has now transitioned into marketing. In her spare time, she watches a bunch of commentary and analysis videos on fashion, memes, movies, tv shows and music. She lives vicariously through people whose motto is ``another day, another slay``.