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New national manager to lead the way in technology, digital and business transformation recruitment

The Finite Group has announced the appointment of Dave Newick as National Manager for recruitment brands Finite NZ and Ninetwenty.

According to Finite, Newick is tasked with directing and growing the two established businesses in Auckland and Wellington to further heights – supporting the Group’s vision to become New Zealand’s largest recruiter in specialist technology, digital and business transformation.

Newick brings a wealth of technology recruitment and leadership experience to the agency, having served in various directorial and managerial roles over the last two decades.

Early in his career, Newick founded IT Futures from a garden shed in Hamilton, building the start-up into a multi-million-dollar operation, which he successfully sold to Global Career Link in 2004. More recently he served as chief executive of IT recruitment firm Global Attract, leading the business through an international acquisition.

Having joined Finite NZ and Ninetwenty in early May, Newick is excited to be leading teams that have well-established and long term blue-chip client relationships across Auckland and Wellington.

“Finite NZ and Ninetwenty have a substantial contractor delivery engine and strengths in project services, technical recruiting and the fast-growing digital sector. I look forward to working with the team to build on this success and drive increased revenue across the regions,” says Newick.

As passionate about sport as he is recruitment, outside of work Auckland-based Newick is President of Birkenhead United football club.

Finite Group managing director Tracy Thomson credits Newick for his strong track record of success.

“Dave’s considerable experience made him the outstanding candidate of choice for the role and a very welcome addition to our Australia New Zealand senior leadership team.

“New Zealand has one of the most advanced and evolving technology sectors in the world.  Since Finite’s arrival in Auckland three years ago we’ve been humbled by the warm welcome from clients and candidates alike; they’ve embraced our suite of market-leading services. Some of our largest clients are New Zealand based, and we recognise that having Dave on board will further strengthen our position within the region as we move towards the next chapter of success."

Since opening its first New Zealand office in 2014, Finite Group's annual NewZealand revenues now exceed NZ$70 million with continuous expansion underway. Finite sources and delivers high quality technology, digital, project services and business transformation professionals.

In February 2016, Finite Group purchased the well-established and highly successful Ninetwenty, creating one of New Zealand’s largest specialist providers of contract and permanent technology staff to leading corporations and government departments, and enables the enlarged group to provide a broader range of service offerings to its extended client base.

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

 

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