So, without further ado, let’s get to know Brett - the man behind Moxie’s Sustainability, Built Environment and Infrastructure desk - a little bit more.
Brett, can you start off by telling us about yourself?
Brett: ‘Big question - where to start? I’ve worked in recruitment for 17 years and before that I was in the air force for 10. The majority of my time in recruitment - a good 15 years - were spent in corporate. It’s a place I’d found myself stuck in, but the reality was that I was always wearing a mask.
It was only when my wife stepped away from her own corporate role and into a non-profit that I realised I needed to make a change. I could see how much happier she was and how she genuinely enjoyed going into work. I wanted that for myself. I needed to start enjoying life again.’
And we’re so glad he decided to make that change! What was it that drew him to Moxie?
Brett: ‘If you were to put them on a scale, corporate would be on one end and Moxie would be on the other. But that isn’t even the main reason that I knew I wanted to be a part of the Moxie team.
I’d seen the advert for the role; as I already knew Keeran, I asked him for the down low and he couldn’t sing their praises highly enough, so I was immediately interested.
We arranged a meeting with myself, Sam and Rich and that was what sealed the deal for me. It was clear from the word ‘go’ that our values were totally aligned. They were so open and transparent - you could tell that their entire ethos was about doing the right thing for their clients and candidates: this was something they were so passionate about, and since joining the team I can see that it’s a passion that’s shared across the whole organisation.
And it just felt comfortable! I turned up to the interview completely overdressed, which showed me that this really was going to be miles away from my corporate past. It was an easy decision. I was on board straight away.’
The feeling was mutual! The role was a key part of Moxie’s expansion into new recruitment sectors, and so it was crucial that we could find someone who not only had experience in that space but also had the drive to build up a new desk from scratch. Luckily, this was something that Brett was ideally suited for.