Senior Search

Full Search Process

Often at a senior executive level a more specialised Search process is required. Being a specialist sales and marketing consultancy and having been in business for over 20 years we have both extensive experience with, and knowledge of, candidates in these areas. This gives us an exceptionally strong platform of knowledge from which to leverage when seeking to identify the true talent at a senior level. It also means we can work fast to deliver a quality and comprehensive service.

Our Search methodology involves utilising our extensive knowledge and understanding of senior professionals in different sectors, our extensive and continually updated Research and Search lists, our significant database, and our multiple networks and contacts for sources and referrals. In some instances our clients require a comprehensive market map of the relevant talent in a target sector to be compiled and we will use our Research Consultants to map the market in defined areas. This involves searching into appropriate companies/sectors to identify those individuals with the requisite skills and experience required for a position. This full service approach ensures comprehensive coverage of the market at a senior level.

Fiona McCrostie – Search Associate


  • LLB/B.Com
  • Started life as a Solicitor: five years working in NZ and UK
  • Ten years generalist recruitment experience for broader HR consultancy, Sheffield Consulting Group
  • Nine years as a Senior Consultant and then Search Associate with Gaulter Russell, specialising in Search assignments
  • Combination of generalist and specialist Sales and Marketing experience – value add for both clients and candidates

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For more information, contact Fiona on 09 306 1369 or email

OCS recently engaged Gaulter Russell to search for and secure a GM Sales candidate. Fiona McCrostie led this process.  From the initial role scoping response to final placement, Fiona was fantastic. With her gentle and appropriate guidance, we re-scoped the role early on in the process and consequently shortlisted a group of excellent high quality candidates.  Almost 2 months in, and we couldn’t be happier with our appointment. A very efficient, well run process, with regular progress updates. Great work. We will be engaging Fiona again, should the need arise

James Fletcher

Managing Director, OCS

My relationship with Gaulter Russell has spanned 14 years. In that time I have been both candidate and client. Obviously for a relationship to last that long there has been a trust, connection and a value driven proposition. Whilst measured against a financial bottom line for their shareholders, I have found GR to be humanistic and not commodity driven. I would have no hesitation in recommending Bob, Fiona and the team to prospective clients or candidates. Because they care!

Craig Waugh

CEO at Triathlon NZ

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