Troy is the founder of Talent Army and you might know him from his avatar online. He is a lover of social and modern sourcing and is passionate about the industry as a whole and his part in this industry. He really digs sourcing and innovation in the recruitment industry to find talent, you can usually find him in front of a macbook with headphones on listening to sweet sourcing beats entering search strings into LinkedIn, Facebook graph searching or scouring the web with x-ray searching for talent.

He loves social and is active on all mediums but mostly found onTwitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Previous to Talent Army, Troy was with successful global start-up Vend as their global Talent and Innovation Manager where he helped Vend to grow headcount by 200%, develop innovative talent strategies, educate and train hiring managers and re-design their careers page. Previous to Vend Troy was a highly successful agency recruiter including executive roles as Country Manager for leading recruitment agencies, one in particular he increased revenue by 280% in year one by teaching the team how to source for talent instead of interviewing available candidates. He has worked with many public and private organisations and assisted them acquire talent by designing and executing on modern recruitment strategies.

Over the last 7 years, Troy has worked hard to lift the profile for recruitment in New Zealand, he writes a highly followed blog, is a highly sought after key note speaker and he also runs a Meetup (#WellyRecMeetup) for 100’s of recruiters where he encourages them to get together, network and share ideas in order to lift the profile and integrity of the recruitment industry.

To find someone in life and business who perpetually pushes you to prosper is an rarity. Troy has an innate ability to get inside your head and push you to prosper, a master of unlocking Inner potential in his staff. His cognizance of the IT recruitment market is unsurpassed. A great manager, a great guy and I highly recommend Troy for anything awe-inspiring.

James Wood
Optimal Workshop