We’re proud to boast the best of the best recruitment consultants the industry has to offer.
Our Leadership Team
Founder and CEO of Franklin Smith
Operations Director (NZ/AUS)
General Manager – Trades
General Manager – Permanent Recruitment
Our Team – Auckland
Manager – Recruitment Specialist – Property and Finance
021 280 9379
Recruitment Specialist – IT | Data & Analytics
021 839 812
Recruitment Specialist – IT | Support, System and Network Engineers
021 228 7271
Recruitment Specialist – HVAC & Mechanical
021 385 011
Recruitment Specialist – Architecture and Design
027 268 5757
Recruitment Specialist – Construction Contracts Specialist
021 280 2016
Leila de Santiago
021 249 9115
Candidate Manager | Health & Safety
021 735 035
Our Team – Christchurch
Business Development Manager
021 358 427
Business Development Manager
021 518 647
Recruitment Consultant – Commercial Construction Specialist
021 228 2674
Recruitment Consultant – Civil Specialist
022 043 1649
Administration Co-ordinator/Talent Resourcer
Our Team – Nelson
021 88 24 23
Operations – Nelson
021 839 801
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 recruitment consultants are at the forefront of their specialist fields. Transparency, accountability, and reliability are at the core of all we do.
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. Our recruitment consultants focus on creating new ways to do business as opposed to enforcing out-dated and tired recruitment practices.
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.