Having spent a number of years recruiting, Chris successfully transitioned into recruitment management. In this capacity he built two sizeable recruitment teams, the first being Auckland’s largest specialist IT recruitment agency. The second was a mixed recruitment office in Texas, USA, that focused on the Oil & Gas and Construction industries.
Whilst in the USA, Chris found his calling: recruitment marketing. He returned 'home' to New Zealand (although he is actually from the UK) and after six months of market research and self-education, he established Prominence, the region’s first dedicated Recruitment Marketing Agency.
As Director of Prominence, Chris is the first person recruiters speak to when trying to get a handle on their marketing activity. He is also highly involved in the day-to-day delivery on all client accounts but is slowly learning to let the fantastic Prominence team take care of business and to only interfere when needed!
An established public speaker, Chris has been actively talking about marketing and recruiter personal branding for nearly five years. In this time both topics have evolved greatly (he is only too happy to tell those that still think Tweeting five times a day is important, that they are now well and truly wrong!) but having and maintaining a strong personal brand has remained just as important as ever.
Based in Auckland, Chris travels to Australia monthly to meet new and existing clients, meaning he has a lot of air miles (and has also seen every new film release), along with a comprehensive understanding of both the New Zealand and Australian recruitment sectors.
Chris is inspired by people that break the mould and try to make things better.