Upper Echelon

What We Do

Experienced IT recruiters servicing the NZ market in the Salesforce, data professionals, software engineering and cyber security technology markets.

Upper Echelon is an IT Recruitment company based in Wellington recruiting nationally. Specialists within an already specialised market, we focus and build talent communities for people we have met, and understand what they are looking for in their next role.

our team has a wealth of experience and a very successful track record in recruitment, delivery and service of a sterling standard. We serve our clients and candidates by effectively and very successfully recruiting rare, high calibre candidates from onshore and abroad. Across the Government, Public and Private sectors and we offer retained, contingent and contract expertise.

Upper Echelon look forward to the opportunity to partner with you and to meet and exceed your expectations.

Our Specialisations

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    DevOps & Cloud Technologies

    Our clientele in the Cloud / DevOps division includes some of New Zealand's best and brightest companies, these include traditional managed services providers, cloud consultancies and end users who need strong technical professionals with a wide range of skills to help their business or clients meet....

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    Salesforce was the first enterprise cloud company to reach $10b in annual revenue and since its inception in 1999, has quickly grown to cement itself as the world's number one CRM and business application platform which covers sales, service, marketing, analytics, AI, big data plus more. With ove...

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    Cyber Security

    Cyber Security is one of the fastest growing, most unique industries in the world. There is an extreme deficit of qualified security talent in the market, while at the same time companies across the globe are feeling increased pressure to provide more assurance to their customers, from consumers...

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    Executive Recruitment

    Wanting more from your recruitment agency? Upper Echelon specialise in the search and selection of senior appointments in the IT sector in New Zealand. We know the people that will run your IT department, fulfil a GM position, or be the head of your consulting practice with networks that...

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    Data professionals

    Data. It's everything to an organisation. We base our future decisions on it. More and more we are seeing data executive and senior positions on senior leadership teams as organisations recognise the importance of this. Upper Echelon's newest specialism was born from its work in the CRM area and the effects...

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    Marketing Automation

    As companies around New Zealand continue to see the positive effects that effective Marketing Automation can bring to the business, Upper Echelon has continued to help companies further grow their team of talented Marketing Automation professionals. Upper Echelon is actively involved in the Market...

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See what clients say about our services

Best Agency so far, excellent in communication. Lauren is very kind, and helpful. She guided me throughout the recruitment process. She helped me prepare for the interview. Thank you Lauren.  

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Aziz Ahmed Khan

Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

They were very supportive throughout my job search. They helped me to find a role I love with an amazing company and I am so grateful to them.  

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Sahana Selvam

Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

First of all, thank you to Upper Echelon for getting me placed at Fronde. I have heaps of praise for Lauren who assisted me during the entire recruitment process. I would highly recommend Upper Echelon. They are kiwi owned and an amazing recruitment agency who will work with you and offer you the best advice. Well Done Upper Echelon  

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Vik Vasudev


Carl and Lauren are a delight to work with. They provided me with all the insights and advices I needed to make the decision. Would definitely recommend.  

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Eric Hu

Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness

Absolute legends this bunch, managed to land me a contract within a 3 day window while the market was still recovering from the first Covid lockdown.  

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Ashley Rankin

Great Consultancy to work with and very professional. All processes for recruitments and payments are the best you can get in the market. Would highly recommend people to get in touch with the very helpful team, especially Carl. Keep doing the great work!  

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Raghav Bhalla

What a great team. Going through the process with Kizzy from initial interviews to signing was very well communicated and organised. Turn around time and responses were super quick and efficient. Thanks again Kizzy, you're wonderful to work with. 

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Fung Fan

Carl and the team at Upper Echelon have helped us fill some difficult roles in the past with some quality candidates and I'm sure will continue to do so in future. Highly recommend! 

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Stephanie Rohloff

Huge Thanks from the Salesforce Welly Community!
Many many thanks for your support for our Wellington Salesforce community Xmas event 2023, and Lauren in particular. We were thrilled with the turnout - probably around 170-180 actually turned up out of around 230 regos, so this was our highest ever number at any of our functions!
We can only run such a community event with your support, and we don’t take it for granted. We have a wonderful, vibrant and inclusive community here in Wellington, and as you can tell, they turn up in large numbers for the highly anticipated Christmas event!
I look forward to catching up in the New Year, but for now would like to thank you all again. 

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Anna Loughnan