Clients & Testimonials

We are so lucky to work with wonderful people from interesting organisations both large and small throughout Aotearoa. Here’s what they have to say. 

Rachel Karalus, CEO K'aute Pasifika image

Here from the CEO of K'aute Pasifika on her experience with David and Tribe Leadership. 

Rachel Karalus, CEO K'aute Pasifika

Fay Sowerby, Chair Breast Cancer Cure  image

"As Chair of Breast Cancer Cure we wanted and needed a strong shortlist to replace our CEO of a number of years on a timely basis. The Tribe team stood alongside us and worked with us. David paved the way presenting us with an excellent shortlist of candidates, garnered through search, advertising and our own contacts supported by excellent media engagement. Insight and support for our panel’s decision making process were important as were the warm greetings, care and energy from Emma, Jenny, Sandra and David collectively."

Fay Sowerby, Chair Breast Cancer Cure

Clive Ormerod - Chief Executive Officer, Les Mills International image

"I have worked with a lot of executive search teams both internationally and in NZ, and Tribe stand out. They are redefining what the new breed of executive search is. Their ability to think differently, reach into community groups that others don’t, means that the candidates they find are unique. We worked with them recently on our Global CPO and Global CFO positions, and they did not disappoint. They will push you, challenge you, and are invested in making sure you get the best”.

Clive Ormerod - Chief Executive Officer, Les Mills International

Mark O'Donnell, CEO Rockit Apple  image

"Being a candidate and a future employer/customer can be a challenging situation to be in but Cam, Sandy and Jenny did a fantastic job working with me in both situations.

I was well briefed in as a candidate on the expectations of the role, excellent communication and follow up and then the outcome I was looking for at the end. Then as a client the experience was very similar, great work on the briefing documents, excellent communication during the process and great candidates to choose from. Personalised and professional service at the right level as required, easy to recommend!"

Mark O'Donnell, CEO Rockit Apple

Shelley Beasley | Global COO, Webjet Limited image

"We were recently recruiting to find a CEO for our business in New Zealand and wanted to find someone exceptional.  Through their very thorough analysis of our business, our culture and what we needed to succeed, the team at Tribe quickly and thoroughly nailed what our definition of exceptional was  - and that is exactly what they delivered!  I can’t speak highly enough about the process,  and would say that if you are looking for a recruitment team that “gets you” and your needs – Tribe definitely delivers!"

Shelley Beasley | Global COO, Webjet Limited

Marlene Strawson - General Manager People & Performance, Mercury image

"Why do I chose to partner with Tribe? I have worked with both Emma and James, two of the chiefs, for 10 years plus and appreciate their genuine focus on partnership and understanding of what good talent looks like. Tribe's brand compliments ours and has cut through, attracting a high calibre of people, not to mention their research function which taps into inactive talent in the market. We have used Tribe and their specialist teams across many disciplines, at all levels, and have been impressed with the calibre of people they have in their teams. I continue to value their honest commercial advice and I know that they work in a true partnership model to help us achieve our business goals."

Marlene Strawson - General Manager People & Performance, Mercury

Craig Langley - CEO, Mix Ltd image

"The Tribe team are our recruitment partner of choice because their absolute first priority has always been developing a deep understanding of our business model, our strategy, our values and our team. Jenny, Cam & Chelsi know what makes us tick as well as we do and as a result they consistently put forward the best possible candidates for our business and never simply candidates for the sake of filling a short list.  Strategic thinking, clear communication, cohesive teamwork and great outcomes are the hallmarks of any recruitment process with the Tribe team.  Their passion and commitment for our success makes them feel more like a trusted advisor within our team rather than a business partner and we are absolutely better together working with the team at Tribe."

Craig Langley - CEO, Mix Ltd

Peter Tinholt - Director, Oriens Capital image

"We recently engaged Tribe (Jenny and Cameron) to assist with the recruitment of a CEO for About Health Supplements Ltd. Following a short advertising and search campaign we were presented with three very diverse and highly capable candidates. All fitted the brief.  Working with Cameron who was our main contact, was a great experience. Regular communication and follow-up allowed us to be well informed throughout. I know Tribe is well respected by both client businesses and candidates. Recruitment decisions are some of the most critical and important you face in business. Tribe made the process easy and we trusted their insights along the way. Great follow-up after the candidate was placed was also excellent. 

We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jenny, Cameron and the team at Tribe."

Peter Tinholt - Director, Oriens Capital

John van Rensburg - CEO, Bevie  image

"With regard to our recent CMO appointment, you guys hit it out of the park – so thank you. Cameron is an absolute professional – he understood our needs and took the time to understand our business. The process was great with some really good candidates put forward!

Thanks again to Cam and the team! Great job."

John van Rensburg - CEO, Bevie

Tim Hogan - Chief Technology Officer, EROAD image

"You don't build a reputation on what you plan to do - you build a reputation on your results. Tribe are a pleasure to work with because of their focus on long-term relationships and long-term results. I have worked with Tribe as a client and a candidate. They have the experience to distil the intangible characteristics that make a great fit. And they have the ability to move quickly, without cutting corners, as is needed in this tight market. I recommend Tribe without reservation"

Tim Hogan - Chief Technology Officer, EROAD

Steve Fisher - Chair, Spirit of Adventure  image

"I wish to take this opportunity to advise that the response to our recent announcement of the recruitment of CEO Bruce Pilbrow has been both humbling and outstanding. We enjoyed the journey through the briefing, interviews, and selection with you, the Tribe Group, who second-guessed what our Trust was seeking.

As we are a ‘not for profit’ organisation, you were empathetic in your approach for us. We were only presented with persons of high calibre which made for robust, considered, and easy decision making. You remained in constant touch with us and the communication and time frame culminated in a most successful outcome.

As we approach our 50th Anniversary of operations in delivering life changing voyages to the Youth of the Nation, we are highly motivated to enter our next dynamic phase.

Thank you for the part you have played."

Steve Fisher - Chair, Spirit of Adventure

Watch: Alison Barrass - Independent Director (Spark, Tom & Luke, Rockit Apple)  image

Company culture is at the heart of Tribe and it is what stood out to Alison Barrass when working with us. 

Watch: Alison Barrass - Independent Director (Spark, Tom & Luke, Rockit Apple)

Darren Linton - CEO Online Republic  image

"I have had the pleasure of working with Tribe both as a client and a candidate. They are a fantastic bunch of humans who are brilliant to work with as they are transparent, straightforward and do what they say."

Darren Linton - CEO Online Republic

Kathryn Haworth - General Manager, Strategy & Communications, Lotto NZ image

"Chelsi is hands down my favorite recruiter – she really understands Lotto NZ, the culture of our business and who is going to work well in my team – I genuinely feel like she’s always dedicated to finding me the right person for the role – even with a difficult brief, in a challenging recruitment environment, which was definitely the case for this role."

Kathryn Haworth - General Manager, Strategy & Communications, Lotto NZ