Driven by a passion for people and changing lives.

Who are we

Platinum People Group is a specialised Mortgage Brokerage and Third-Party Banking recruitment firm. As a boutique group without large overheads or management committees, our passion and focus is solely on delivering outstanding results for our clients and candidates. We listen and ask the right questions to ensure we can help you achieve your business or career goals.

What we do

Platinum People Group helps business owners and leaders find, qualify, attract and engage the best candidates in the market. We educate employers on how to make smart hiring decisions. We guide and educate our candidates on how to reach new heights in their careers and help them to uncover exciting opportunities.


Platinum People Group prides itself on being an award-winning agency, as well as, an active judge and educator/presenter for a number of awards and industry programs.

Our Team

Driven by passionate people

Roland Youakim

Founder & Director

While our business may be young, our Founder has been guiding businesses within the mortgage broking, aggregation, financial planning and retail and third party banking sectors since 2010. It is Roland’s passion to build creative recruitment strategies and efficient processes that deliver better candidates in less time. After 6 years of successfully working for other corporations, Roland created Platinum People Group to help SME businesses get ahead.

Roland loves meeting and getting to know new people. It is this passion that led him to recruitment almost 9 years ago.

Outside the office Roland enjoys a hit of tennis, searching for new brunch venues, drinking coffee and watching the mighty Bombers.

Contact details:
03 9913 9642 | 0433 602 737

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Alicia Axnick

Marketing and Operations Manager

Alicia is highly skilled at rolling up her sleeves and doing whatever it takes to bring the many wild ideas and passion projects of our team to life. She’s also a very talented designer. Her background in communication design makes her the perfect person to manage our brand’s visual presence.

She’s passionate about bridging the communication gap between businesses and their audiences and loves learning new things. Alicia enjoys being surrounded by passionate individuals at PPG who are focused on helping others and adding some inspiration and flare to the mortgage broking industry.

Outside of work, Alicia spends her time immersed in art, coffee, travel, and abstract fitness like Lyra (whatever that is!) and contortion.

Contact details:
03 9913 9642

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Dat Dao

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Dat Dao is a heart-driven person with a passion for helping others succeed. With a background in customer service and coaching, Dat finds it rewarding to provide support and guidance where he can. To assist people in achieving their goals, both in their career and personal life.

Dat loves meeting new people from different backgrounds and cultures, enjoying nothing more than hearing about a person’s culture and stories.

Outside of work, Dat volunteers as a martial arts instructor for juniors and seniors. In his free time, Dat loves to read, cook, listen to music and sometimes play the guitar. He is passionate about travel, street photography, and spending his time exploring Melbourne and the food that it offers.

Contact details:
03 9913 9642 |0403 651 015

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Erika Tan

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Erika joins Platinum People Group with a background in a Labour Hire Recruitment Agency in the Warehousing, Logistics and Transport Industry. She is ready to apply her recruitment skills and knowledge to this new and exciting industry.

Erika is genuinely passionate about helping others succeed and finds it truly rewarding.

She loves connecting with people who have different journeys, stories and experiences to tell and, to be able to help support them in finding their dream career is a bonus!

Outside of work, Erika can be found eating and exploring new restaurants, learning to cook new dishes, or traveling.

Contact details:
03 9913 9642 | 0468 922 000

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Huw Thomas

Recruitment Consultant

Huw brings to Platinum People Group an energetic passion for helping people which he most certainly acquired during his many years of managing fine dining restaurants (feel free to ask for recommendations!). Huw is a team player that finds reward in guiding individuals to become the best version of themselves.

Huw loves connecting with the wide variety of people in today’s society. Learning about their journey, passions and future dreams. He loves sharing any guidance that may help someone in whatever way possible!

Outside of work, Huw loves AFL, playing golf, running and being at the gym. His passion for fine dining, wine and cocktails still remains strong, but when it’s time to relax, he is happiest watching movies with friends. 

Contact details:
03 9913 9642 |0421 246 230

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