Our people

We’re proud to boast the best of the best recruitment consultants the industry has to offer.

Our story

Managing director and CEO, Regan Higgins founded Franklin Smith to provide bespoke recruitment and employment solutions to both employers and candidates, and to bring great companies together with great people.

With offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, our growing team of consultants are at the forefront of their specialist fields. Transparency, accountability, and reliability are at the core of all we do.

Our culture

The way we operate encourages innovation and individual thought with a view to allowing our team the ability to develop unhindered. We aim to be the benchmark of the recruitment industry, placing a high value on ethical operation with an unparalleled commitment to service.

Working at Franklin Smith makes you part of a collaborative, entrepreneurial environment designed to see you enhance your career and optimise your potential. The bonds formed within our team of consultants are just as crucial as the ones we make with clients and candidates – because the bottom line is that it’s all about the people. We focus on creating new ways to do business as opposed to enforcing out-dated and tired recruitment practices.

Our community

Inspiring people and influencing positive social change runs in our blood. We actively seek opportunities which benefit clients, candidates, and the wider community with a goal to connect, inspire and engage. 

Franklin Smith’s flagship event, Auckland Got Talent, is an exclusive career showcase event which aims to provide a springboard for new construction cadets struggling to get a foot in the industry. Young construction grads are keen, eager, and hungry to learn, but many of them struggle to enter the industry due to outdated and one-size-fits-all recruitment models. We tore down the walls and encouraged some of the biggest names in the industry to take a chance on Auckland’s youth. 50% of all fees were donated to the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. 

 

Our leadership team

Regan Higgins

Regan Higgins

Founder and CEO of Franklin Smith

Matt Folkard

Matt Folkard

Associate Director of Franklin Smith

Mick Donaghy

Mick Donaghy

Managing Director of Franklin Smith Australia

Tom Kilby

Tom Kilby

Associate Director of Franklin Smith Construction

Patrick Kirkland

Patrick Kirkland

General Manager of Franklin Smith Trades

Shaf Asif

Shaf Asif

Associate Director of Franklin Smith Corporate

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