Testimonials

Gaulter Russell is committed to delivering the best possible fit for clients and candidates alike. Having experienced both sides of that relationship in recent times, I have no hesitation in recommending the Gaulter Russell team as best in class for FMCG recruitment. Gaulter Russell is quite simply, the total package.

Geoff Hutt

Head of Sales & Customer Development | Kimberly-Clark New Zealand

Gaulter Russell and Numero have a team of dedicated and talented consultants with an extensive understanding of the FMCG industry that is second to none. They continually strive to deliver the best results and candidates for our business. We consider them to be an extension to our business acting as true recruitment partners that help us deliver outstanding results. We would have no hesitation in recommending their services to other FMCG companies in New Zealand.

Michelle Cranney

HR Advisor - Talent, DB Breweries

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

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 two 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

I have used Gaulter Russell to fill a number of vacancies, both Sales and Marketing, and have found their team fantastic to work with. They worked with a very collaborative approach to ensure we got the right candidates for the respective roles. They worked within tight timelines and I was impressed with their can-do attitude ensuring I got the best possible outcome. I would not hesitate in using them again.

Dave Joyce

GM at Igloo TV

I’ve used Gaulter Russell as my primary recruiter for the past five years across the sales and demand functions.  They are close to our business and understand the DB culture, (to the extreme of sitting through an induction programme and getting out there at the coalface with real sales people).   They take the time to listen and understand what the right fit is for the role and the wider team. Finding the right people is a tough gig, but GR attack it with a considered approach, persistence and a sense of humour.

Paul Millward

Head of Retail at DB Breweries

The team at Gaulter Russell make it easy to do business with them. Recruitment is a tough task in today's environment and the team at GR do a wonderful job at sourcing high quality candidates that are the right fit for not only the role but culturally also. They engage well at all levels of our business, are extremely professional and are highly recommended as a partner.

Joshua Howe

National Sales Manager at Masterpet

Erica always went beyond our expectations to ensure all the boxes in the brief had been ticked.  She committed total dedication in finding the very best candidates for our vacancies leaving no stones unturned.  I can see that Erica cannot only hunt out the right people for our roles, but also attract them with ease due to her positive and refreshing nature.  From start to finish, Gaulter Russell was a delight to work with!

Lauren Watson

National Sales Manager at Epicurean Dairy

We have used Richard Smith for a number of years as he understands our business and consistently finds us candidates that not only fit into our culture, but impact our business. We will continue to use Richard exclusively for recruiting Sales and Marketing positions at Accent.

Brian Maginness

Sales Director at Accent Group

I’ve been a client of GR's for the past 12 years and really like how they go about the recruitment process. They are efficient and pragmatic but most importantly, understand our needs and culture. This translates to candidates having a strong fit when we interview them – something that’s not easy to achieve without time, focus and passion. With GR's help, our recruiting has been strong, delivering improved capability, capacity and fit each time we’ve gone to market.

Jason Kilgour

Country Manager at Treasury Wine Estates

I have worked with Gaulter Russell over a number of years both as a candidate looking for employment and as a client looking to employ. I found the recruitment process as a candidate comprehensive and insightful, giving me a lot of confidence that the role/company I was going to be placed into would be a good fit. This same confidence I was able to draw on as an employer knowing the candidates being shown to me had been well vetted. I have no hesitation in recommending Gaulter Russell as a professional recruitment agency.

Stace Hall

Marketing Manager at STIHL

When recently recruiting for an internal sales role I was recommended to contact Erica at Gaulter Russell. After having used several other recruitment firms, for a variety of roles, I found Erica quickly understood our requirements and presented a range of top candidates in a very tight time frame. Erica’s follow up, professionalism and prompt service was exceptional and I would have no hesitation in recommending Erica to find the best person for a role in the future.

Paul Cheater

General Manager Sales & Marketing at GS Hall and Company

We’ve worked with Gaulter Russell and Numero for over 10 years. We choose our partners carefully when it comes to our human capital and we rely on trust and capability being at the heart of that relationship. We enjoy working with, and rely on Gaulter Russell and Numero, and we’ve seen that add real value to our bottom line.

Mark O'Connell

Huamn Resources Director at Callplus Group

Surely the GR in Gaulter Russell stands for Great Recruiting: professional, efficient, personable and willing to go the extra mile. I’ve had the pleasure to collaborate with GR as both client and candidate and enjoyed the experience from both angles. Definitely the go-to marketing and sales recruiter in NZ – very happy to recommend.

Christoph Drefers

ex GM Global Marketing at Pernod Ricard

Sarah really took the time to understand the needs of our business when seeking to fill a critical fixed term role. We ultimately found and recruited the perfect candidate through Sarah and the team at Gaulter Russell.

Rhys Heron

Head of Mobile & Social Innovation at Yellow New Zealand

In 2013 Unitec went through a process of choosing a recruitment agency to represent us in the recruitment of a senior role. We chose Gaulter Russell because of their experience, knowledge and recruitment reach. Even during our first meeting with them they were able to tell 'our story' and had examples of possible candidates. Gaulter Russell delivered comprehensive and timely information to enable us to make good decisions. It felt like a real partnership and even months after the appointment Gaulter Russell still makes contact to see how things are going.

Meredith Morgan

Executive Director, Organisational Development at Unitec Institute of Technology

SureFire is one of New Zealand's top search marketing agencies and since 2011 has used Gaulter Russell exclusively when recruiting sales staff. Our reason for this wasn't driven by any special exclusivity arrangement, but simply because Gaulter Russell has consistently done a great job finding us top notch candidates. Other agencies have promised, but Gaulter Russell has always delivered. I'd happily recommend them to businesses looking to hire top caliber sales staff.

Mark Sceats

Managing Director at Surefire

I’ve worked closely with Gaulter Russell as a candidate and as a client. They operate with the utmost integrity and I trust them to deliver.

Tim Parkman

Director - Digital Channels at New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

Having been a candidate and a client with Gaulter Russell on more that one occasion, I can say with confidence the experience was positive and rewarding each time.  It is refreshing to work with consultants who are in tune with the corporate environment and who know in detail the nuances of the industries they are dealing with. My experience with Gaulter Russell has been that they are confident and professional in their approach and act with integrity at all times.  Their consultants are skilled and experienced and this gives them the ability to efficiently and intuitively find the best fit for both the candidate and client.  As an employer I seek depth of understanding and efficiency and this requires the consultant to intimately understand the business and the nature of employee that will fit both the role and the culture of the organisation.   The timeliness and regularity of feedback from the consultant made me feel I was valued and not just another candidate.  As a client I had the utmost respect for the consultant and at all times trusted her to provide only the very best candidates for consideration.

Lynley Kirk-Smith

General Manager, Marketing at TVNZ

Bob and the GR team are my first port of call when  looking to recruit mid to senior level  FMCG sales and marketing team members. GR bring a no nonsense, simple and effective method to recruiting people that fits the brief given. Through the process  they provide excellent communication and feedback.

Graeme Laurence

Managing Director at Beak

Bob and Gaulter Russell have recruited a large number of sales and marketing roles for me over a long period of time and across three different organisations. Gaulter Russell have demonstrated a depth of experience within sales and marketing recruitment. Their approach is engaging, energetic and they demonstrated both commitment and expertise throughout every assignment. Bob’s approach is honest and direct with both clients and candidates. I value his opinions and trust him entirely to deliver.

Marlene Strawson

General Manager Human Resources at Mighty River Power

Sarah is great to deal with and responds very quickly to my requests. The current contractor we have in our team is superb and has really hit the ground running. It’s reassuring to know we can get people of such a high calibre.

Mel McKenzie

Brand Development Manager at Fonterra

Sarah has placed three marketing professionals as my team has grown in the last three years. I gave up trying to recruit myself, as Sarah delivered the right candidate for me very time, hassle free. These high performers are still with me today.

Kerry Dunphy

Marketing Manager at Lumino The Dentists

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