Marc Denholm

Marc Denholm

As Director IT with The Talent Hive I recruit at all levels within the IT sector covering both contract and permanent roles. I manage the recruitment cycle end to end providing a genuinely consultative, partnership centric approach. Having recruited at a national level for many of New Zealand’s brightest IT businesses, my network is broad and well developed.    

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Areas of Expertise

  • IT Recruitment
  • Recruitment Process Outsourcing
  • International Search
  • Contractor Management

My experience

I’m originally from the UK and after graduating from University in Manchester I took my first ‘proper job’ with a large publishing company in London working in Media Sales. Making the decision to see some of the world I moved to Tokyo, Japan for three years before emigrating to Christchurch, New Zealand in 2005.

This is where my recruitment career began. I found my niche recruiting in the IT sector, initially working for a small specialist agency and then with a global recruitment firm. In an end to end recruitment role, I worked across the full spectrum of IT functions from entry level help desk roles to software programming and development, QA, Project Management and Executive level positions. I’ve partnered with large enterprise organisations, Government entity’s, SME’s and start up’s sourcing for both contract and permanent positions.

In 2010 I led the implementation of a recruitment outsourcing model into a global communication solutions business based in Christchurch. Initially engaged for a fixed term project to recruit 30 specialist technology roles, the project developed into a full multi-region RPO with significant annual hires in New Zealand, China, the US and Europe. The skill sets I recruited were highly specialist including software development, systems engineering, hardware design, program management and technology leadership.

I was promoted into the role of National Business Development Manager in 2011 where I was responsible for driving new sales across all business lines within New Zealand for a large multinational recruitment company. In addition to overseeing the national sales function for the business, I managed a number of large strategic accounts and supported sales teams within regional locations. In 2014 The Talent Hive was launched where I am a Director for our IT practice.

Talent that I’m searching for

Applications/Software/Hardware/Web Developers; Software Engineers; QA/Test Analysts; Release Managers; Technical Leads; Business Analysts; Project Managers; Program Managers; SQL Specialists; DBA’s; Datawarehouse Specialists; Hardware Engineers; IT Managers; IT Architects; Product Developers; Technical Writers; Helpdesk/Tech Support; Network Engineers; SAP Specialists; Security Analysts; Systems Engineers

"Marc is an excellent communicator, well organized and knows the IT market very well. He works hard to ensure his candidates are placed in the right roles. Follow up is key and Marc demonstrated this on a number of occasions."

"I first used Marc as a Recruiter to manage a large recruitment project within our R&D division. I was immediately impressed with Marc’s ability to quickly understand our culture and crucially he was also able to gain a deep understanding of our broad range of complex technology roles. He took this knowledge into the market and presented us with a range of candidates who were an excellent match for our vacancies. Marc has elevated himself to a trusted advisor within our business and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone seeking to engage recruitment services"

"Marc connected with me while I was in the UK searching for NZ jobs. As I wasn't resident in NZ at the time, other recruiters were reluctant to assist me, but Marc was very keen to help. It was obvious he had a great understanding of the IT market in New Zealand and he gave me some really useful advice. Marc arranged several interviews for me with his NZ clients, lining them up for my arrival from the UK. This was very beneficial during those challenging first few weeks in a new country. I secured an offer with one of the employers and remained in that role for the next 5 years. I've kept in touch with Marc ever since and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him."