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Penny Gambitsis

Senior Talent Agent

Call 027 351 6211

Penny works autonomously across a client book of 35 agencies, seeking strategic advice from The Pond’s directors where needed.

Since joining The Pond in 2015, Penny has rapidly grown her role and now operates as a genuine strategic partner with our clients, working collaboratively with the team to secure the ultimate ‘best fit’ for every role.

She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations and Management, a desire to make everyone happy, and a thoroughly can-do attitude.

“Agencies must often be able to scale up their human resources at a moment’s notice to meet tight deadlines with maximum creative grunt – and that’s where The Pond comes in handy. We’re amazing at fulfilling fast-turnaround briefs from our database of top creative, digital, and marketing talent,” says Penny.

“We’re incredibly loyal to our clients and we take real care of our candidates. Creative professionals strongly identify themselves with what they do – we really get that. So we help them manage their expectations around workflow and offer career advice where appropriate to help them maximise their potential.” 

Outside work, Penny is a creative soul who previously flirted with the worlds of acting and photography before finding a niche in recruitment.

Penny is the positive, professional, and understanding person you should contact when you need just exactly the right person to tackle your most critical briefs.

My Creative Side

Dabbled in performing arts at university. My doodles of hearts and flowers may yet make me famous. I also did media studies and journalism if you consider that to be creative.

Best Known For

Playing Alice in Alice in Wonderland when I was 10 years old, which involved singing 10 solos to a crowd of 500 people. (All modesty aside, I’m still, to this day, world famous at Tauranga Primary School.)

Passionate About

Ridiculously early morning exercise, drinking superior red wine, and writing long ‘to do’ lists.


Locations: Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington

Email: penny@thepond.co.nz

Contact Phone Number: +64 9 373 3791 or 027 351 6211

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Full Time Roles

  • New Business Director
  • Auckland
  • $72k (3 day /week retainer)
  • Part Time
  • Live
Got existing clients in your back pocket? Looking for an opportunity that rewards your hard work and tangible results? Are you sharp at new business and well-networked?  Our client, a successful small design agency, is looking to fill a newly established senior role for a 3 day /week retainer, which...
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  • Senior Account Manager
  • Auckland
  • $90k - $100k (12 month contract)
  • Contract
  • Live
Are you well-versed in all things client service? Looking for a change in 2020 or maybe the flexibility of a contract role?  Our client, a successful and buzzing integrated Auckland advertising agency, is on the lookout for an enthusiastic, experienced Senior Account Manager to fill a crucial gap in...
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  • CRM Manager
  • Auckland
  • $75k - $80k
  • Full Time
  • Live
Well versed in all that is CRM and looking for a change? Love everything that is data, sales and marketing? This is a great opportunity for a high-level intermediate to make an impact on a growing marketing agency!  Our client, a successful data-driven marketing agency are seeking a driven and pass...
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Posted at 2:24pm 04/11/19

Hire Now, Pay Later

Looking to hire in January? Worried about paying recruitment fees before Xmas? Forget all that. We’re reducing our standard recruitment fee to 12% (from 15%) on new full-time roles briefed in prior to December 9th 2019. Getting the recruitment process over with now will let you relax totally over the holidays! Also, did we mentioned you don't even have to pay the fee now? You won’t get an invoice from us until next year when your new awesome hire starts - it's a win-win.  Give us a yell today for further details. 

Posted at 2:23pm 08/10/19

Freelance vs. Full-time

2019 will start winding down shortly but in amongst last-minute pitches, planning the staff Christmas party.....how is your team looking for resource come 2020???  A lot of our clients have put the breaks on full-time hires until the New Year, relying on a stream of freelancers to take them through till January. If you've got a solid, regular freelance option who ticks all the boxes, why ruin a good thing? It might save you the burden of hiring, training a newbie this time of year not to mention another salary to pay over the break.

Posted at 2:45pm 10/09/19

Digital, Social, Content

A sought after array of skills in our market right now lies in those who sit in the world of 'Digital' 'Social' and 'Content'. Be it content marketing, campaign management, Facebook and Instagram ads, social strategy, google ad manager... or all of the above, The Pond has talent to cover all bases.  If you're on the hunt for a social guru or someone a little more specialised in Digital Marketing, we have a variety of options we can send your way for a review or just to chat about upcoming projects.  Give us a yell today! 

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