(64) 021-0879-4362 director@octa-search.co.nz


OCTA Executive Search is a NZ Search & Recruitment firm

specialising in headhunting.

Hourly Rate chargeout, Nominated Shouldertapping, Market-mapping, Succession Planning, Feasibility Studies, Competitor Analysis

– and can work globally.


Since 1996.


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Providing Top Class Executive Search and Recruitment services since 1996

We specialise in Search – filling those hard-to-fill roles which our clients, the hiring firms, haven’t been able to fill with competent candidates.



Full Executive Search or Contingency

Hourly Rate chargeout projects

Market Mapping

Nominated Shouldertapping

Global Coverage – across borders and timezones

Legal, Construction, Engineering & Targeted Searches across NZ

We have been around….we know that in any hiring process, firms will first use connections, their networks, their in-house recruitment function; they advertise… they contact “recruiters” who advertise and “search” and may deliver “the best on the market”. We do more, we SEARCH, we deep dive and deliver.

Retained Search - Hourly Chargeout

Search and Deliverables tailored and agreed upon with an upfront retainer or Hourly Rate chargeout, set-off against final placement fee.   We deliver full Mapping, Long List and Short List, with Candidate call notes and may also delivering candidate contact information for our client to make their own Warm Calls at a later time.

Contingent or Success-fee based Search

We work with our client to deliver top class candidates and charge our fees only at the end.  If exclusive we devote our full focus for an agreed period. If we are not quickly successful we will be candid and inform you of the complexities and any mismatch between expectations and suitable candidates.  We will inform you candidly of market perception of your firm.

Nominated Shouldertapping

We work with client firms who have issues with making direct approaches to candidates at competitors.  Usually done on an Hourly Rate chargout – 2 hours charge may save a chunky Fee!

Talent / Market Mapping, Competitor Analysis Succession Plans, Business Feasibility studies

Talent/Market Mappings – we develop a list of Target Companies or competitors and then build out a map of team members, their profiles and ideally their interest in considering a move – all done without identifying who our client is.   This can evolve into tailored Competitor Anayses.

Succession Plans – we work with company Founders to market map and approach potential successors and Investors.

Business Feasibility Studies – Market Entry – we work with firms seeking to open in new geographies or open new product lines.  As headhunters, people take our call, and speak candidly with us.

Tailored Solutions call Simon Tulloch on 021-0879-4362 / simon.tulloch@octa-search.co.nz


NZ Appointments

Multiple Legal Appointments into NZ Law Firms

Chief Operating Officer – Robotics/Automation NZ Listed company

Estimator / Quantity Surveyor – Civil Contractor – Christchurch 

Senior Project Manager – Specialist Marine, Pipeline & Civil Contractor

Structural Engineer – Consulting Engineering Firm

Senior Architect – Residential & Light Commercial

Licensed Cadastral Surveyor – Auckland Land Development consultancy

Chrief Operating Officer – Mike Greer Homes

Head of Construction & Operations – Mike Greer Homes

Quantity Surveyor – Mike Greer Homes

Senior Technical Advisor (Consenting) – Mike Greer Homes

Project Manager (4 hired) – Auckland Residential Construction

Civil Engineer – Land Development – Auckland

Interior Design – Team Head, Christchurch

Communications Manager – Maori Trust

HR Head

Internal Recruiter & HR Generalist

HR Advisor – University

CFO – Construction firm

Pharmaceutical Sciences – Head, Auckland, global search

Project Managers – Prince2, PMP into Healthcare

Head of Marketing – Forsyth Barr Stadium Dunedin

Destination Dunedin Head (Tourism) – Enterprise Dunedin 

Multiple Placements in Banking, Securities, Investment Management in Asia

Reach Us

Simon Tulloch, Director
(64) 021-0879-4362

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