Meet the Team

"We make career dreams happen for great people" Will Allan


Greg Will: Advisor - Economics, Accounting & Finance (MQU), Australian Institute Company Directors - Postgraduate, Role of Chairman, Corporate Governance, Institute Chartered Accountants Post Graduate - Chartered Accounting

Richard Lazar: Consultant - CEO Professional Public Relations (PPR), Bachelor of Economics (U.SYD), Fellow Public Relations Institute of Australia
Chris Russell: Consultant - Bachelor of Science, Majoring in Agriculture, Ruminant Nutrition (U.SYD), Chairman Federal Ethics Committee and Compliance Tribunal at Australian


Simone Allan

Simone Allan


Simone Allan established Mondo Search in 1998 recognising a need to bring new talent to the ever growing and exciting global consumer sector. Simone has an extensive background in executive recruitment and business development and is passionate about assisting people achieve their career goals and dreams.

Passions - Making magnificent Moments at Mondo Search, maximising my best moments with my family - trying to keep one step ahead of my active two sons Harrison and Will and making time on my yoga mat each day.

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Steve Bianchini

General Manager

Steve Bianchini is General Manager of the Mondo Search Group. He has had an extensive background in franchising, having previously developed the FranchiseMart brand as CEO. Steve has strong connections throughout the franchise, retail and direct selling sectors.

Passions - Life's more fun when you say YES! Love our Team here at Mondo, running marathons and playing in the over 45's Soccer League...oh yes and helping you become more successful!

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Carmela Altadonna

Carmela Altadonna

Principal Consultant

Carmela Altadonna is a principal consultant with Mondo Search specialising in Consumer Goods/FMCG, Entertainment, Hospitality and Tourism, Wine, Liquor and Beverages. She has had an extensive background in the Entertainment, Hospitality and Tourism Industries.

Passions - Swimming in the ocean, my two cats,cooking, eating, drinking wine and finding great talent.

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Miriam Cobby

Miriam Cobby

Operations/Sales & Marketing Coordinator

With a diverse background in hospitality and customer service as well as a vested interest in the digital world, Miriam is Operations/Sales & Marketing Coordinator for Mondo Search. Miriam has a passion for building strong and long lasting candidate and client relationships.

Passions  - It's all about connecting and going that extra mile. I love working with a great team where everyone works together and towards a similar goal.

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Mark Bloodworth

Mark Bloodworth

Principal Consultant (VIC)

Mark Bloodworth has joined Mondo Search to manage our Victorian office. Mark has a wealth of experience in recruitment and coaching and has placed many senior executives across various industries.

Passions - “I believe that people are the lifeblood of a business. My passions are good health, my family and building long term sustainable relationships with valued clients. 

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Alvin Shin

Consultant – Asia

Alvin has brought with him more than twenty years of experience and expertise in the areas of information technology, digital media, sales and marketing, marcomms and FMCG for multi-national corporations and agencies.

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Annie Knappstein

Associate – South Australia

Annie joins Mondo Search as our associate in South Australia. She brings considerable experience in the wine industry, including 25 years experience in family and public wine businesses. She has extensive experience in Management, Human Resources, Finance, Marketing and Public Relations, International Sales and Distribution, Customer Relationship Management, and a strong knowledge of Vineyard Operations and Management.

Passions - adventure, travel, philanthropic work, learning, wine, food, family and friends.

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Samantha Patel

Samantha Patel

HR Executive/Executive Coach

Samantha Patel is an experienced HR/OD professional. She is also a coach and mentor and is passionate about developing people and enabling career growth. She aims to assist people in the workplace to developing themselves to their fullest potential. She works with her clients to develop their self awareness and resilience, as well as assists them in navigating corporate environments, developing political savvy in the workplace and other skills useful for building a meaningful career.

Passions - learning and development, personal growth and arts and culture.

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Michael Light

Managing Partner - Mondo Mentor

Michael has joined Mondo Search to head up Mondo Mentor, the unique Schools Mentoring program.

He has an extensive background in sales and general management, having had an early career in sales and general management with large manufacturers, including Dunlop-Slazenger, Hanimex and Taubmans, before spending the past few years in a range of consulting roles, including sales performance and pitch consulting, communications and messaging, career transition, executive recruitment and business intelligence/analytics technology. 

Passions - changes and challenges, cultural diversity, family and friends, food and wine, fresh experiences, golf and skiing, India and Nepal, smelling the roses along the way, travel and adventure. 

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Sophie Back

Personal Branding & Marketing Executive

Sophie has a strong background in social media, human resource management and UX design.

She will be leading the consultancy support for Senior Executives to drive the professional services of Mondo Max, our 360-degree executive personal branding service.

Sophie has worked with a range of organisations from Social Media Agencies to Management and Digital Consulting firms.

She is passionate about everything digital, especially working with functional and beautiful digital design to maximise personal brand effectiveness.

Passions - Working with truly great people and being challenged to do really exceptional work. Sophie enjoys travelling and immersing herself in new cultures and experiences.