Paul Quinn

Founder & General Manager

Paul Quinn

Paul Quinn is General Manager of Quinntessential Marketing. Paul has more than nineteen years experience in professional marketing – seventeen of which have been specifically within the Human Resource and recruitment sectors.

Before launching Quinntessential in January 2002, Paul worked until September 2001 as Group Marketing Manager at Candle Australia Ltd (now known as ‘Clarius’). In this role Paul worked on the Candle IT&T Recruitment, Freeman Adams, Alliance Recruitment and Candle Executive brands, and was instrumental in growing the Candle IT&T Recruitment brand to be voted Australia’s most recognised IT recruitment brand. Prior to this Paul held the position of Marketing Manager at prominent IT recruiter AmBit Technology (now known as Peoplebank).

A degree-qualified Commerce graduate with a double major in Marketing and Management, Paul is adept at new product development and project managing a wide range of marketing solutions for large ASX-listed companies through to small boutique organisations. Specifically, Paul has over 12 years experience designing and project managing staff and customer research projects of all sizes. Paul’s frustration with the high cost and inefficiencies of traditional paper-based research methodologies and his passion for anything ‘online‘ was the catalyst that led to the creation of the first version of PeoplePulse online survey tool in 2003.

Denise Quinn


Denise Quinn

Denise Quinn joined Quinntessential in July 2002 from a senior communications role with a major Australian telecommunications company. Denise is an experienced Marketing and Communications professional with a wealth of knowledge and experience gained over eight years in industries as diverse as chemicals, food, and IT&T.

Prior to joining Quinntessential Marketing, Denise’s career included a consulting role in the IT&T industry where she was responsible for project management of the communications effort for several large IT projects. Denise has also had extensive experience in HRMIS tools, working for a NZ-based recruitment agency to establish their internal HR systems.

Denise’s role encompasses HR, Operations, & Product Development. Denise has a Bachelor of Management Studies degree in Human Resource Management and Marketing (Honours) from Waikato University, NZ.


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