Executive Search

Tribe Executive Search adds value to our clients with ‘search’ capabilities. With our dedicated in-house team we develop a ‘Market Map’ of talent with the skills you are seeking, reach out nationally and internationally for suitable talent, and spend the hours in conversations with those most aligned to your needs. That’s ‘search’. With advertising and word-of-mouth alone, an organisation cannot have the confidence that they have truly tested the market for the appropriately talented executive. Search goes beyond these normal channels of recruitment.

Search is a time-intensive process of contacting people and usually engages with professionals who are not contemplating moving roles when they are rung. They need several conversations to explore their fit, intentions and expectations. Usually the recruitment (talent acquisition) teams of organisations do not have the time to invest in search processes and tend to rely on advertising and word-of-mouth.

Our Research Team use the latest technology to uncover passive candidates and build relationships with returning Kiwis, as well as leadership talent from offshore looking to make NZ home. Our Digital Marketer creates compelling campaigns which roll out through social media to an audience that continues to widen through likes and shares. LinkedIn statistics show our content has 10 times the engagement of other agencies and that we're the most followed search agency in New Zealand
(under 50 employees). When combined with our extensive networks and our research capability, this gives us a very compelling search value proposition and has led to us being the fastest growing search agency in NZ over the last few years. 

We can provide tailored options to you including:

• Full end-to-end Service: From partner with you to lead the search and advertising to negotiation of the contract
• Search Only Service: We partner with you to lead the search and advertising to the point of assessing candidates and handing over to you our recommended Shortlist

To find out more about how our Executive Search services can contribute to the success of your organisation, contact David Hammond on 027 444 6368 or email david@tribegroup.com

Tribe What We Recruit Executive Search

Types of Roles

  • All Accounting and Finance Leadership roles
  • All Sales and Marketing Leadership roles
  • All Digital and Data Leadership roles
  • All Technology Leadership roles
  • All Customer Service and Call Centre Leadership roles
  • All Operational Leadership roles
  • All Supply Chain, Procurement, and Operations Leadership Roles
  • All People, Culture, and Capability Leadership roles (including Workplace Health and Safety)
  • All Regulatory Leadership roles
  • CEO’s
  • Executive and GM Level roles
  • Divisional Management roles
  • Director Search

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Client Testimonials

Tribe nailed every element of my successful appointment to the role. From the insights, preparing for the interview, to the role organisation description and background. The team had a professional, friendly and reassuring approach, with great support pre/during/post interview, and really thorough and friendly follow ups. I highly recommend Tribe - David and Alexis were excellent - ka mau te wehi korua, nga mihi aroha!

Jeremy Tunks - Director of Workforce

David and his team at Tribe did a fantastic job for us on the appointment of a new Board member to Netball New Zealand.  They took the time to understand our context and the skills we were after and produced a great list of potential candidates well aligned to what we were looking for.  They were able to source potential directors from beyond the typical pools and with the commitment required for a purpose-driven organisation.  Strong candidate management throughout and good advice.

Matt Whineray, Chair, Netball New Zealand

CEO appointment is one of the biggest decisions a board can make.  We engaged Tribe Leadership for our CEO search following a referral from an industry colleague and David and his team have exceeded our expectations. Timelines were hit, remuneration expectations were managed well and we were presented with a diverse set of quality candidates. The toughest decision was choosing from the short list of outstanding people they put in front of us. I wouldn't hesitate to use Tribe Leadership again.

Jono Steele, HELL Pizza

Tribe Client Testimonials Les Mills

"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

Rockit Apple

"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

Webjet Limited

"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

Victoria University

“David and Tribe were fantastic to work with. Tribe genuinely have an innovative approach to recruitment. David’s energy is contagious. The speed and agility he brought to complete our recruitment process in a short timeframe was very impressive and appreciated. Thank you”

Mark Loveard, Chief Operating Officer Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington


"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

Tribe Client Testimonials Online Republic

"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

Ray Meade CFO at Mondiale VGL

"Please pass on my appreciation to Tribe, finding such great people to work alongside as it makes my busy life as CEO both enjoyable and tenable. The process that Tribe worked to was extremely professional and we very impressed with the quality and experience of the candidates that were put forward" 

Ray Meade, CEO Mondiale VGL

"David and his team made employing our new CEO an amazing experience. Learnt so much and we were supplied with exceptional candidates. Super excited for our new CEO to start in the New Year!"

Jill Edwards

We recently engaged Tribe Leadership to search for our new COO Build. Brad’s ability to quickly gain a deep understanding of our business, culture, and the required technical skills to present an outstanding shortlist of both local and international candidates really impressed me. If you’re looking for an agency that genuinely understands and then meets your needs, Tribe is the perfect choice.

They delivered precisely what we were seeking!

Nick Clarke, CEO Fortysouth

How Can We Help

David Hammond - Tribe

David Hammond

Executive Search Lead

+64 27 444 6368

Sandy Gibbs - Tribe

Sandy Gibbs

Head of People, Culture & Capability

+64 27 583 7411

Brad Gatehouse

Executive Search Lead

+64 27 611 3638

Extensive networks that bring you substantial value
Russell Spratt

Russell Spratt

General Manager, Wellington

Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga

+64 29 446 3770

David Ziebart - Tribe

David Ziebart

Executive Search Lead

+64 27 206 3801

Cameron King - Tribe

Cameron King

Search Lead, and Head of Sales, Marketing & Digital

+64 22 073 1320

Sarah White - Tribe

Sarah White

Head of Digital & Data

+64 27 505 3472

Mia Mrsic - Tribe

Mia Mrsic

Project Manager & Researcher

+64 27 213 2356

Alexis Brook - Tribe

Alexis Brook

Executive Search Administrator

+64 27 269 8691

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