Sean Garvey

Managing Director, Oceans Group

Sean is co-founder and Managing Director of one of Harrier Human Capital’s subsidiary companies, Oceans Group. He has over 18 years’ experience in executive search, having previously held senior leadership positions at Derwent Executive and Robert Walters. With a broad functional knowledge, diverse industry experience and extensive networks, Sean brings a unique and contemporary perspective to the delivery of executive search.

Responsible for the ongoing success of Oceans Group, Sean’s team delivers executive and leadership-level assignments across a range of sectors, including technology, strategy, banking and finance, HR, infrastructure and construction, risk, insurance and commerce. A proactive leader who builds long term strategic relationships and ensures all clients receive the highest quality service, Sean remains highly active in the delivery of critical and complex senior mandates for clients, who range from large multinational brands to dynamic start-ups and boutique businesses. His clients look to him for a premium service where there’s a need to identify, select and acquire the very best talent.  It is Sean’s ethos, combined with his extensive experience working with executives from high growth businesses and industries, which enables him to offer compelling counsel to his clients. He relishes opportunities to utilise his vast expertise in executive and leadership search assignments within marketing, communications, product development, sales, digital and information.

In 2010, Sean and co-founder Andrew Wood set out to establish an executive search firm that was fresh, modern and aligned with the ever-changing environment brought about by technology and innovation. Their vision was to conserve sustainable relationships with clients and candidates, through offering a high-touch and engaging experience which was flexible to their clients’ needs.  Since then, Oceans Group has remained true to its foundation and as such has achieved huge success in winning complex tenders across a range of industries and is now a leading provider to NSW Government departments.

Sean is a pragmatic and influential leader who empowers his team to rise to challenges and promotes personal growth. He leads by example, encouraging an environment of transparency, objectivity and authenticity. Read more on LinkedIn