Our Team


Cheryl McCormack

McCormack’s professional yet personal approach is driven by Founder and Director Cheryl McCormack, who possesses over 20 years of recruitment and human resource management experience.

In 1998 McCormack Recruitment was established, specialising in the core area of Office Administration and Finance expanding to 4 branches through the metropolitan area of Sydney by the year 2000. In 2001 the business underwent a change in structure centralising to one location in Burwood Sydney culminating in what is now known as McCormack Employment Services.

As the business developed it became evident that the style of recruitment provided by McCormacks was very much aligned with and greatly favoured by nonprofit organisations, those permitted to generate surplus revenues which are retained by the organisation for its self-preservation, expansion, or plans.

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Prior to recruitment, Cheryl was accepted into a Graduate Management course with a major retail chain in South Australia.

Leaving pianoforte studies at the Adelaide Conservatorium of Music to pursue her desire for business proved a viable decision. Cheryl was promoted into a Management role achieving the then exciting accolade of “Youngest appointed Sales Manager” in the 100 plus year history of that organisation, responsible for leading and directing over 100 retail staff with a multi-million dollar annual turnover.

Turning her interests from retail to human resources having attained a Bachelors Degree in Management & Human Resources, Cheryl secured the position of South Australian State Manager with AdiaCentacom now known as Adecco.

Two years later a transfer to New South Wales saw Cheryl take up the challenge of heading up multiple branch operations as a member of the Senior Management team.

Moving onto post graduate studies Cheryl completed a qualification in Total Quality Management through Wollongong University whilst simultaneously being awarded ‘Top Student Australasia’ 1994 in a 12 month recruitment consulting industry course.

Recently completing graduate studies in Psychology via distance education through Charles Sturt University, Cheryl will soon be offering additional services to client organisations in the form of Psychological Assessments.


Teaghan Abbott

Teaghan has been with McCormack’s for a period spanning 7 years following a highly successful career in Project Management responsible for the implementation of IT&T solutions including voice, data, applications, networking and carrier service solutions nationally. For a number of years Teags held the senior role of CRM Commercial Operations Analyst for Alcatel.

Teaghan heads up the ‘On-boarding’ processes for our Temp Employees from the completion of a WorkPro Induction to assisting them with their weekly electronic time sheet management, ensuring payroll runs accurately through our online partner Astute Payroll. She also provides invaluable admin support to the Recruiters – we wouldn’t be without her!

Teaghan is a mum of two – Josh 7 and Bronte 5.


Shana Slaiman

Following a number of years residing and working in Melbourne, Shana and her family moved back to Sydney at which time McCormack Employment Services engaged her services once again.

Shana brings to the team approximately 12 years’ experience in recruitment having originally commenced with Cheryl McCormack during the days of Adia Centacom (now Adecco) before assisting Cheryl to establish McCormack Recruitment.

Born in Perth and commencing her career in Dental Nursing before moving into recruitment, Shana has a natural affinity with people of all walks and brings to the team a terrific talent when it comes to candidate care – her laugh is very contagious!

Shana is a mum of two – Ella 11 and Jonah 9.


Kent McCormack

Involved in the business since its inception, Kent embodies that personal approach with client organisations that sets McCormack’s apart from many of its competitors!

His goal is to ensure the client experiences seamless processes in relation to invoice delivery & payment terms.

Kent has a long business career and one that has been and still is quite diverse – from Visual Merchandising & Sales Management within Myer, to a Director within the recruitment sector continually intertwining his work with a passion for painting. Kent is an old hand at combining creative talents with business knowhow.

If this is not an example of utilising both right and left brain we don’t know what is!



Luke McCormack

Having worked on a casual basis at City Beach whilst completing his schooling, Luke was awarded a much sought after place in the Foundation Diploma through AFTRS (Australian Film Television & Radio School) in Moore Park after completing his HSC.

With a Diploma qualification now successfully attained Luke is turning his creative talents to assisting McCormack’s with Digital Marketing across all social media platforms including developing a strong company profile on You Tube.

Luke is concurrently developing his Consultancy business involving a passion for film editing – who says that males can’t multi task!!


Thanks to Cheryl and the team at McCormack’s for yet again sourcing an appropriate applicant and successfully filling an unusual vacancy at our College. We have always relied on McCormack’s for urgent, last minute administration roles and they have been able to fulfil our needs but this latest position required such a variety of specific skills I was not confident we’d find anyone for the job. But McCormack’s found the perfect candidate and we’re very happy once again with the great service they offer. Professional, effective and timely in every way. I would not hesitate to recommend their services.

Joanne Kessey - Secretary to Mr Michael Blake, College Principal, Champagnat Catholic College Pagewood

I want to take a moment to thank you and your team, particularly Shana, for all the support you’ve shown me throughout my job search process. I am so appreciative of not only the way you made me feel at our first meeting, but your generosity with your time and resources. The interest you’ve show in my success is something for which I feel very grateful.

Donna Laney - Senior Administration Officer – Student Services

Once again Cheryl, you have found a great position that suits my needs and skills. I will be forever grateful to you. Last year was difficult but thanks to you and your team I have  met some terrific people in great organisations. I will keep in touch and thank you and the team again for everything. 

Kerrie S - Successful temporary to permanent transition

I am absolutely thrilled to be offered permanency at Catholic Cemeteries & Crematoria. I wish to greatly thank you and your staff for all the efforts in securing this position and for believing in me and encouraging me to move forward.  I could not have done this without your support and the support of your incredible staff.

Nancy M - Successful Permanent Placement

Thanks for all your advice Teaghan. Most of all thanks for the fastest payroll process and payment of wages that I have ever experienced! Very professional.  

Sandra M - Temp - Envy Jewellery

I am most grateful for the employment opportunities McCormack Employment gave me while I was studying and between jobs. Please pass on my kind regards to Cheryl, I am indebted to her for finding me such great jobs when I needed them.

Elizabeth Killey - Previous Temp - McCormack Employment Services

Thank you for assigning Cheryl B to our office Christie, she has been a lovely addition to our team and the transition has been seamless. She really surprised me by how quickly she stepped into the role that was asked of her. She was very helpful and proactive and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks once again.

Mary Harrison - Catholic Education Office, Southern Region

Thank you for your very kind donation to the Catholic Education Foundation Indigenous Bursary Program, it is greatly appreciated and we value your support of the Catholic Education Foundation.

Kathy Campbell - Head: Policy & Corporate Services, Catholic Education Foundation