Michael Floyd

Managing Director

I thrive on helping clients navigate through the complexities of the changing business environment.

It was a passion for people and creating high-performing organisations that led to the founding of Carrera in 2002. Recruitment had for far too long had a transactional focus. So I joined with Neal Ford to establish Carrera and set about becoming true talent consultants to candidates and organisations.

My career has been in Sales & Marketing and General Management roles. I’ve had the privilege of working with market leading domestic and global brands, leading strategic customer management across grocery, mass merchant and department store channels in Australia before leading the redevelopment of export markets. This involved re-engineering relationships internationally, establishing distribution and ranging in new markets and developing and executing market specific brand and communications strategies.

We founded Carrera with a focus on consumer goods recruitment. As ex-industry professionals we understood the challenges faced by both our clients and candidates on a daily basis; making us uniquely qualified to offer solutions to these challenges and help make a real difference to people’s lives.

I am a problem-solver by nature. I thrive on the opportunity to work with clients, helping them navigate through the complexities of the changing business environment, by giving them tools and strategies to transform their teams and attract and retain the best possible talent.

My strength and passion lies in identifying the real issues at the heart of a business and building a comprehensive solution to optimise the performance of its people and teams. I also work personally on executive level search assignments as well as leadership coaching, business advisory and strategic consulting projects; all designed to optimise the performance of businesses through their people.

I’m immensely proud of the business we have built at Carrera and especially of our team. They work fearlessly in making a real difference in the lives of every person they interact with on a daily basis. It is this opportunity to make positive impact, at often really difficult or challenging times in people’s lives, that drives our sense of purpose.


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Michael's Posts

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