James Wood

James Wood


022 050 1521





Marketing & Growth

Having worked in both tech recruitment and SaaS, James has a very deep understanding and empathy for recruiting in technical companies. 

Whenever James is not at work he is trying to be on a Golf course. Actually he is aways trying to be on the golf course and will probably suggest his next meeting with you on the front 9. 

James has done a phenomenal amount of hiring across New Zealand from an external and internal capability and so he is seen as a trusted advisor to candidates as he will help them deeply understand what to expect in interviews and how to calm them to portray themselves as their true and confident selves. 

He has vast experience across all facets of commercial growth, strategy and what it takes to scale companies looking to mature. He has first hand experience doing this himself working with CE’s and boards. 

James started his recruiting career with Candle where he was responsible for finding engineers and QA’s across New Zealand before being promoted to run the same recruitment companies in their respective regions. 

He believes that starting in recruitment, then transitioning into SaaS sales and leadership and now re-joining recruitment has allowed him to have a very good lens of what clients need and the people they need to help them on their growth journey. 

James has an exceptional personal brand across New Zealand in SaaS and can often be found helping not just to recruit for founders, but also mentor them with his experience and scar tissue in the SaaS industry. 

With his experience James has been hired into the Executive General Manager role with Talent Army to help our company scale by coaching, mentoring and executing and delivering upon his strategy in the same way you would expect a SaaS leader to do so.

Yes, we have all the acronyms and tools in recruitment too. Our churn is the lowest in the industry 🙌🏻

"Without Ange, I would be broke ;)"

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Troy Hammond

CEO & Founder


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