About Us

Our consultants have a wealth of experience to offer the New Zealand market. We're a New Zealand-owned, technology-centric and business-focused company working from Auckland and Wellington with a wide selection of industry sectors and businesses ranging from corporate businesses and government agencies to SMEs, software houses and tech start-ups.

 

Our Story

We're a group of like-minded colleagues who have worked together for several years. We have combined our experience and expertise to create Younity, a New Zealand-owned company offering a specialised service for contracting and permanent recruiting and the provision of professional services in the technology domain. We share a common philosophy about how we conduct business and how we want to treat people. We're a well-connected team that enjoys working together. We're very familiar with each other’s core strengths and we draw on our joint expertise for the benefit of our clients and candidates.

What we do

Although our teams are based in Auckland and Wellington we have an extensive client and candidate network that spans New Zealand. We offer exciting and career-building opportunities to contractors and candidates across the technology, business change and IT spectrum - including software, infrastructure, enterprise applications, digital, process, compliance, project services and management roles.

Values

Integrity

We are open and honest and say what we mean, taking responsibility for our actions. We do what we say we'll do and we treat others with respect.

Team Spirit

We support each other by working cooperatively to share our knowledge and experience to achieve the best we can for our clients, candidates and contractors. We enjoy what we do and celebrate our successes together, recognising that building and maintaining an effective team is the foundation of a successful business.

Attitude

We demonstrate attitude, commitment and dedication in everything we do. We strive to build solid, mutually beneficial relationships with everyone we deal with in our business to deliver positive experiences. We are committed to ongoing learning and improvement.

Simplicity

We keep things simple and don't over-complicate. This makes it easy for others to work with us. By being true to our values we keep ourselves on track. Simplifying enables us to highlight the truly complex.

Our Team

Younity is a group of well-respected specialists with considerable knowledge, experience and proven track records in recruitment and the provision of professional services.

 
Mark Warren

Mark Warren Auckland

Senior recruiter & professional services consultant

Q: When did you embark on your recruitment career?

A: I began in recruitment in 2000 in the UK. I worked initially in accounting and finance, then moved into IT in 2003. I’ve been in the Auckland IT and business transformation contracting market since 2005.

Q: What are your areas of specialisation?

A: Project services, transformation, digital, analytics, software, data, technology and business process.

Q: What do you like about what you do?

A: I enjoy helping organisations to realise their goals by supplying the right people with the right skills for critical projects. I love getting out and talking to people involved in the market. We have some amazing people doing amazing things in New Zealand – it’s a pleasure to be involved.

Q: What do you do when you’re not doing this?

A: First and foremost I’m a husband and father of four. When I’m not coordinating an expedition to a playground, beach or mall; I enjoy listening to music, going to gigs, reading, spending time with friends and biting my nails while watching my beloved Everton Football Club.



Richard Vaughan

Richard Vaughan Wellington

Senior recruitment consultant

Q: When did you embark on your recruitment career?

A: I commenced my agency career in the depths of the GFC in 2009, which was a tough time. Prior to this I worked on the other side of the fence employing many people through agencies and directing across a multitude of domains.

Q: What are your areas of specialisation?

A: I have really enjoyed working in the software development and digital space as it’s fast moving and you can usually see the results the candidates achieve fairly quickly.

Q: What do you like about what you do?

A: I love playing my part in helping New Zealand companies grow and compete on the global stage. I also love facilitating a connection between the candidate and client.

Q: What do you do when you’re not doing this?

A: Most of my time is taken up with my family. We travel both in New Zealand and overseas. I also enjoy a bit of DIY and, if time permits, a round of golf.



Tony Pervan

Tony Pervan Auckland

Senior recruiter & professional services consultant

Q: When did you embark on your recruitment career?

A: I started my recruitment career back in 2000 completely by accident when I was looking for a sales role. I was given the classic ‘I could place you tomorrow, but what about doing recruitment?’ speech. Since then I have not looked back and have enjoyed the whole journey. Recently I have branched out into the wider professional services and consulting area.

Q: What are your areas of specialisation?

A: I have been particularly active in the project services, business analysis and business transformation space. More recently I have undertaken significant work in the digital services area, particularly in user and customer experience. I also have placed numerous people across a variety of software development and business intelligence and data roles. I am very passionate about emerging technology and take particular interest in the emergence of Blockchain, AI and IOT technologies. This is the future!

Q: What do you like about what you do?

A: I love recruitment and consulting, particularly working with a wide variety of highly talented people. I enjoy helping businesses solve problems through sourcing the right people and assisting candidates to achieve the next step in their recruitment career. There is also the thrill of a successful placement which makes everything feel worthwhile.

Q: What do you do when you’re not doing this?

A: When I’m not recruiting, I love to focus on spending quality time with my beautiful family. We love the North Shore and enjoy spending time at Takapuna Beach, especially in the summer. I also love indulging my passion for American muscle cars, plugging in and playing my electric guitars and firing up my Weber Kettle BBQ and cooking low and slow.



Jane Anderson

Jane Anderson Auckland

Senior candidate manager/resourcer

Q: When did you embark on your recruitment career?

A: I started working in agency recruitment in 2008 after getting a taste for it while doing some in-house recruitment in a previous role.

Q: What are your areas of specialisation?

A: I tend to focus more on the candidate rather than the client side. My main focus has generally been within the project services area, but I’ve recruited people for a wide range of business and technology roles.

Q: What do you like about what you do?

A: I enjoy the fast pace of the role and how every day is different. It’s hugely satisfying to place someone into an organisation and get the feedback that they’re doing well and loving the position.

Q: What do you do when you’re not doing this?

A: I’m a big fan of walking and try to get out and about for a long tramp at least once a week. I also love travelling, reading, cycling and settling down with a good boxset.



Chris Kilbride

Chris Kilbride Wellington

Candidate Manager/Resourcer

Q: When did you embark on your recruitment career?

A: After finishing my degree at Victoria University, I started my first recruitment role in 2012 and have never looked back.

Q: What are your areas of specialisation?

A: I have specialised predominantly in the software and digital space have a real interest in technology and where it is going and taking us. I have also recruited for roles in the projects services space, business transformation space and telecommunications space.

Q: What do you like about what you do?

A: I like being able to deliver on hard to fill roles particularly in the software and digital space so there is a favourable outcome for both the client and the candidate. Recruitment is also great as it offers a social environment, is fast paced and no day is ever the same. I also get to work with a great team of people who are at the top of their field.

Q: What do you do when you’re not doing this?

A: I’m quite a social person and like hanging out with my friends and family. I also try to get to the gym and play basketball when I can.



Andy Sole

Andy Sole Wellington

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Q: When did you embark on your recruitment career?

A: I started in recruitment in 2007

Q: What are your areas of specialisation?

A: I’ve tended to specialise across quite a wide range of roles and areas including technology, digital and business transformation

Q: What do you like about what you do?

A: I really enjoy keeping my finger on the pulse of what is happening in the IT sector, but also getting to meet with lots of different people. Also, helping people with their career is very satisfying.

Q: What do you do when you’re not doing this?

A: My wife and I have 4 kids and we also have a national charity, so the weekends are normally chocka from start to finish. In my free time I like to watch the Chiefs and the All Blacks, and of course my beloved Newcastle United.



Sian Clements

Sian Clements Auckland

Recruitment Consultant

Q: When did you embark on your recruitment career?

A: I kind of fell in to recruitment in 2014, it combined my passion for technology and for helping people all in one. Since then I haven’t looked back and I am enjoying the challenges and learning more and more every day .

Q: What are your areas of specialisation?

A: I am more of a technical recruiter working in the Development and infrastructure space, technology really makes my eyes light up! More recently I have been fortunate to develop my skills around Agile, DevOps, BI and Data. I have been known to work more niche and hard to find roles, I enjoy bringing a new perspective to specialist requirements. My skills are in the client side conversations, and where I add value is understanding client needs and requirements and working with them to find the right fit for the team.

Q: What do you like about what you do?

A: I enjoy the connection with people. From that initial contact through to the final steps, whether it be a short or longer process, nothing makes me happier than figuring out what works for the organisation and the candidate. I truly believe everyone fits somewhere and I’m lucky to be a part of the process.

Q: What do you do when you’re not doing this?

A: Family comes first! My partner and I are proud parents of a little boy. Watching him play soccer, basketball or just about any ball sport keeps us busy. Otherwise, being out and about at the beach or at the skateparks with family and friends is where you will find us. I love my garden at home and I'm known for always bringing in a new Orchid to the office.



Work for us

We're always looking for additional skilled and dedicated people to join the Younity team. If you have a strong background in recruitment and you’d like to speak to us in confidence about the opportunities available, please contact us today for an initial conversation.