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Press Release

Experienced executive recruiter, Simon Rutten joins the team

Simon brings with him 16 years of recruitment experience.

Verve Partners is thrilled to announce Simon Rutten has joined the team as a Recruitment Director. Simon brings with him 16 years of recruitment experience.

Simon Rutten

With more than sixteen years of experience in the industry, Simon Rutten is no stranger to helping businesses and candidates find their perfect match.

Simon has joined Verve Partners to play an important role in growing the business as Recruitment Director. He will also share his extensive experience as VP’s finance and executive search recruitment specialist.

A close look at Simon’s career reveals that he has been connecting businesses and people throughout his entire professional life.

Simon’s career started in the media industry working between top brands, such as Chanel and Singapore Airlines, and the agency he represented. His experience working in account management as the ‘middle-man’ led him to climb the recruitment industry ladder and find his way to us.

Simon Rutten and Clare Ferguson

The perfect fit

Purpose is a key driver for career moves, and for Simon, his values and vision aligned with VP, leading him to join the team.

“The timing was just right. I was looking to take on a new opportunity where I could really make an impact on a business. I am truly passionate about what we are trying to achieve, so Verve Partners is the perfect fit,” Simon said.

“VP is a platform for the best in the industry to excel, but also have a great time doing it.”

“The commitment to team culture, giving back to their community and having fun and a laugh whilst providing the best recruitment service available was something that I had to be a part of.”

A special approach to executive recruitment

Over fifteen years, Simon has built an extensive network of executive and financial professionals and businesses looking to fill some of the high-level positions within their team. Over that time, Simon has mastered senior management recruitment, which requires a different approach to recruitment for other roles.

Simon said that job-for-lifers are becoming an endangered species, as millennials make the move towards more flexible work opportunities. However, professionals at an executive level are staying with their employers longer so they can leave their mark.

“It comes down to having the right networks and recruitment process in place to attract the ideal passive candidate across. That way we can find the right fit the first time.” 

Simon Rutten out and about in Newcastle NSW

Providing the Rolls Royce of recruitment services

Simon shares VP’s passion for providing specialised recruitment services for unique industries. He sees this as the Rolls Royce experience for recruitment.

“We really provide the best service with a candidate and business can have when it comes to finding that perfect match. I look forward to working with the team to expand our specialist areas, grow and coach our experienced recruiters, and ensure we remain the best recruitment firm to work with and at.”


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