who we are

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Jodie Jeffrey
Managing Director

Owner / Director of Executive Personnel Solutions, a Virtual Assistant business based in the Hunter Valley, NSW. 

I never set out to run my own business, it just happened. ⁣Working for large companies in mining, rail, tourism and even Local Government over the course of the last 18 years, I have gained a wealth of executive administrative experience. 

In 2016 I was approached to manage a small business in the construction industry where I would wear many hats. I was the point of call for Human Resources, Administration, Accounts, Payroll, Marketing, Sales, IT, Travel and Personal Assistant to the Director. I quickly learnt a lot about what is involved behind the scenes in business and became confident I could do this for myself. ⁣

In 2019 Executive Personnel Solutions was born. An opportunity to utilise all skills acquired over many years in various industries and roles. 

Alex Talmash
Virtual Assistant

Alex was always used to leading teams of up to 100 staff while working for a large, national company in the hospitality industry. So when approached to work for a small, virtual assistant business it was the perfect sea-change Alex didn’t realise she was seeking.

All while working full time, juggling part time University studies and Mum life, Alex knows how to prioritise, task manage and get the job done!


Alex is always learning new programs and skills and is the OG of the EPS team. Driven and goals oriented, Alex is always ready to take on any new challenge thrown at her - which is daily in the EPS office!

Alex loves change, thrives on creativity and has a passion for helping people through learning and sharing knowledge. 

Sophie Swab
Virtual Assistant

Sophie joins EPS with a wealth of knowledge, from an array of industries including mining, construction and architecture. With over 10 years in differing business support roles, Sophie has seamlessly transitioned into the role of Virtual Assistant wearing many varied hats given two days are never the same.


Sophie brings an energetic, approachable manner to EPS, always happy to go above and beyond for clients and colleagues displaying a welcoming, positive attitude.


Being part of a small, but constantly expanding team enables Sophie to collaborate closely with her colleagues to ensure the most time efficient, economically viable and creative completion of any task set.


Sophie is a doer, whatever she sets her mind to – she achieves. A great asset to the EPS team for both internal and external stakeholders!

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Sharni Johns
Virtual Assistant

Sharni joined EPS in 2022, bringing over 10 years of administration experience to the team, predominantly from the blue collar industry.


Sharni’s career has covered all specialist administration roles from receptionist, accounts administrator, payroll officer, personal assistant and customer service. This has provided Sharni the opportunity to acquire a variety of skills and knowledge to manage the day to day operations of running an office.


Sharni’s focus in 2022 is undertaking a Diploma of Human Resources Management to service EPS’ mining and construction client’s HR & recruitment needs.