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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: [email protected]

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

Contact Me

Full Time Roles

  • Graphic Designer
  • Auckland
  • $65k - $70k
  • Full Time
  • Live
Are you a passionate designer and looking for your next move?  Keen to champion projects alongside an award-winning, tight-knit team in a central Auckland Agency? My client, a busy and successful, integrated Auckland advertising agency, is on the hunt for a driven intermediate Graphic Designer, to j...
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  • Account Manager
  • Auckland
  • $80k
  • Full Time
  • Live
Are you an experienced Account Manager looking for your next big career move? Looking for something with flexible hours or even 4 days /week?  Our client, a successful and buzzing integrated Auckland advertising agency, is on the hunt for a SAM to work across one of their biggest corporate clients. ...
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  • Digital Account Manager
  • Digital Producer
  • Auckland
  • $70k - $80k
  • Full Time
  • Live
Are you a solid Intermediate Digital Producer / Account Manager, well-versed in the digital world and looking for your next step? Or are you a proven senior looking for flexible hours, 4 days /week or just a new challenge in a smaller nimble agency? Our client, a buzzing integrated agency located i...
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Posted at 10:44am 17/06/19

Batter safe than sorry!

Is your team in a jam this week? Are you a hole team member short? DONUT worry... we got you.  Ok ok, really bad puns aside... Our donut promo for freelance bookings runs until June 28th so it's not too late to score yourself that sweet treat for Fry-day morning tea (ok I'm actually done now). So if you need some help with a project in the next few weeks or need some cover for upcoming leave, get in touch with us today and we will send a box of deliciousness your way! 

Posted at 4:30pm 29/05/19

Staff got the sniffles?

There's definitely a few nasty bugs floating around, especially around those who are lucky enough to be travelling overseas for winter holidays - confined plane cabins are the worst. If you're a staff member down due to sickness or maybe they need to stay home to look after a sick little one... don't let it disrupt your workflow! The Pond can get a freelancers bum on that seat within an hour and get you back on track.  You know who to call! 

Posted at 4:49pm 14/05/19

Client Service - Freelance, Contract and Full-time

Did you know we recruit for Client Service roles? Freelance, contract and full-time! We are currently getting requests for more Account Executives, Managers and Directors daily and are ALMOST struggling to keep up. If you fit into this pool of talented individuals and would like us to keep an eye out for new roles for you, please do get in touch! Clients, if you are interested in said talented individuals who are about to send us their superb CVs, I repeat, please do get in touch! -------> [email protected] <-------

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