Steele Baillie

Managing Director

I have 20 years of experience in recruiting sales professionals for leading companies in both Australia and internationally. I've successfully placed more than 300 sales professionals in a variety of industries. A regular guest speaker on a range of topics surrounding building sales teams and managed teams of up to 40 people with budgets of $10M and above.

I'm the managing director of bta Sales, which is one of Australia’s longest-running and most successful recruitment firms to the executive sales profession. Over a period of more than 25 years, we have found jobs for more than 4,500 salespeople, and we currently have over 200,000 registered candidates.

I am fortunate to align myself with a dynamic team who share my values in helping companies find the best sales talent in the market. We represent large and small companies but only those who are passionate about offering careers and opportunities.

Out of business, I’m passionate about family, self-development, health and fitness. A regular on the long-distance triathlon series and completed an Ironman event - not that I’ll be rushing to do that again! I'm also an avid North Melbourne football fan and hopeful that a premiership is just around the corner.

Current Positions


Walter Olsen

Head of EMPR Solutions - ANZ EMPR Solutions

I have had the pleasure of working with Matt on briefs to find very specific headcount for my business. I found Matt took the time to understand my business and as well as the strategic plans to make sure that he would find the right candidates not only from a skill set, but from a behavioral and personality perspective. The calibre of candidates that Matt presented were exemplary, and exceeded the brief provided. I have found his approach very professional and really questioning and challenging what was required in my business. I would recommend Matt to anyone who wants a targeted approach to recruiting roles to the benefit of their business and understanding the nuances of their business.

Luke Miers

Sales Consultant Smartgroup Corporation

Michael takes a lot of the uncertainty out of the recruitment process. He is very thorough, forthcoming, and proactive with any and all communication. Expectations were made abundantly clear and he gave me plenty of space to revise and prepare. Very impressed.

Sarah McGoldrick

Contract Sales HUB Furniture & Living

I have had the privilege of having first hand experience in working with in my opinion the most highly regarded, experienced and passionate recruiter in the Melbourne Architectural Sales Industry. I have known Steven for a very long time professionally and hold him in high regard for anyone who needs job placement assistance. He has assisted me in getting the role that I have wanted in the most professional manner. Everything he says he is going to do he does at 150%.

Janina Geraghty

Trade Marketing Manager Fluidra Australia (Zodiac & AstralPool)

Mark is a true professional who cares about the candidates he presents as much as he does about his clients. I have been both Mark's candidate and client and appreciate his attention to detail and the time he takes to research the needs of the role and in preparing suitable candidates. This is testament to Mark's professionalism and respect for both the client and candidate's time and his success for matching the right person with the right role.