Steve Cotton

National General Manager

With over twenty years of IT recruitment experience, I joined the Absolute IT team in 2004 and haven’t looked back. My role as National General Manager is to lead our fabulous team across New Zealand, who are committed to making a difference for their candidates and clients and keeping Absolute IT as New Zealand’s IT recruitment partner of choice. 

I am passionate about people and the role that people play in our industry. The “He Tāngata” proverb has always held a special resonance for me: 

What is the most important thing in the world? 

He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata – It is the people, it is the people, it is the people 

Having stumbled into IT recruitment by accident over twenty years ago, I have never failed to be amazed by the difference technology makes in our everyday lives and the phenomenal impact it has on the New Zealand economy. I believe that there is the opportunity for generational change for the better through the kiwi tech industry and am excited by our role in supporting this change. 

Away from work, life is just as busy with two fabulous children, but I try and fit in a round of golf every week, while music and a good movie night are my favourite ways to relax and unwind. 

Steve Cotton

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