Experienced executive recruiter, Simon Rutten joins the team

Experienced executive recruiter, Simon Rutten joins the team

Experienced executive recruiter, Simon Rutten joins the team

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

Simon has joined Monica Clare Recruitment to provide a pivotal impact on our business as Recruitment Director. He will also share his extensive experience as our finance and executive/senior management 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.


Monica Clare Recruitment is the perfect fit for Simon.

Purpose is often a key driver for career moves in the modern world. For Simon, his values and vision aligned with Monica Clare and led 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 Monica Clare Recruitment is the perfect fit,” Simon said.

“Monica Clare Recruitment 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.”


Recruitment at an executive and senior management level requires a special approach.

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 fin the right fit the first time,” Simon said.


Providing the Rolls Royce of recruitment services.

Simon shares our 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 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,” he said.

When Simon’s not in the Hamilton North office, you can probably find him jet-setting with his wife, Peta-Jayne who is a flight attendant; volunteering with the Marching Koala, which his daughter Lucy is part of; relaxing with his Labrador Rubi with a glass of red wine; or embracing the adrenaline rush from jumping out of a plane.

I think we’ll leave that hobby for Simon to enjoy on his own…

Are you looking to make a move in the finance sector? Or ready to take the next step into a management or executive position?

Or are you searching for the perfect fit for a high-level role within your business?

Get in touch with Simon today by phoning 02 4967 5236 or by sending him an email.