Who we are

About Yellow Folder

Founded in 2011 by Julian Doherty and Geoff Slade, Yellow Folder is a professional services firm providing talent advice and corporate research. We offer high-performance, data-enabled solutions which help our clients gain competitive and tactical advantages when faced with business and talent challenges.

The core principles of our service offerings and consulting culture are transparency, pro-activity, collaboration, project flexibility, precise scoping, and client ownership of researched information. We believe that service innovation allows our consulting services to meet contemporary client needs.

What we do

Our Services

Talent Solutions

Comprehensive market mapping to develop diverse talent pools for active recruitment and/or talent pipelines for future recruitment for specific roles or job families

Succession Planning

Strategic sourcing to help companies mitigate risk and meet diversity challenges for high profile, critical Executive and Board-level positions

Market Insights

Detailed insights into talent, industry, and company data including organisation charts, designs, and structures, employee value proposition information, and pre-and-post acquisition audits

Remuneration Intelligence

Comprehensive remuneration intelligence to benchmark and compare a role (or roles) within your company to similar positions in the market to ensure remuneration is competitive and aligned

Our Team

Julian Doherty

Julian Doherty

Managing Director


Julian has over thirteen years of leadership, consulting and research experience managing business intelligence, executive search, and management consulting engagements for ASX Top 50, private, government, not-for-profit and higher education clients.

In 2011 he founded Yellow Folder Research with the aim of disrupting incumbent executive search providers and the agency model of recruitment. Julian believes that service and technology innovation allows consultants to meet evolved, contemporary client needs, where traditional vendors have refused to update their service model. Prior to founding Yellow Folder, Julian was Head of Research at Slade Partners.

Jacinta Boys

Jacinta Boys

Client Services Director and Senior Research Consultant

Jacinta has over five years of professional experience leading research, succession planning, talent pipelining, strategic leadership and competitive intelligence projects across the financial services, higher education, professional services and not-for-profit sectors.

Prior to joining Yellow Folder, Jacinta held consulting and research focused roles at Mercer, Evolve Intelligence, KPMG, and Oppeus International.

Chris Mason

Chris Mason

Research Manager


Chris has over ten years of experience delivering tailored insights and advice in support of leadership decision making, advocacy efforts, professional development, and entity reporting. From financial services to industry bodies and not-for-profits, he has covered a wide range of subject areas and research methods, working for clients such as the Customer Owned Banking Association, the St Vincent de Paul Society, and Instil.

Since joining Yellow Folder Research, Chris has led and contributed to a range of talent investigation, market intelligence, and internal development projects across the transport, financial services, and healthcare sectors.

About Us:

Yellow Folder Research is based in Melbourne and supports clients nationally and internationally by providing a range of Talent Solutions, Succession Planning, Market Insights, and Remuneration Intelligence services.

Contact Us:

If you would like to learn more about the services we offer, please contact us.


Level 7, 222 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000


03 9029 1411