Who We Are

Build People is a building and construction recruitment business based out of new industrial offices in Mt Wellington, Auckland. We have a passion for the building industry and providing businesses with a true competitive edge through strategic talent acquisition. We are immensely proud of the fact that we have 100% fulfilment in exclusive engagements and numerous client accolades.

As a niche team of experienced recruiters we have over 20 years combined experience recruiting in the New Zealand construction sector and every person in the team comes from a background in the industry group they service.

As a recruitment team we maintain a large candidate and client network and primarily operate on a referral basis. Our services are provided nationally across New Zealand and Australia.

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Our People

Jeremy started in recruitment in 2004 off the back of a successful and consistent sales and leadership career across manufacturing and construction. Initially employed by one of the NZ’s most recognized sales recruitment businesses Jeremy progressed into management before starting his own business in 2010. Having spent the majority of this time working with Sales Leaders and Business owners in the building industry he has built a significant network and level of expertise necessary to benefit clients in this challenging market.

When not engaged in the pursuit of talent and the running of Build People he enjoys track time in his HSV, is a keen member of the NZ Service Rifle Association and enjoys watching and participating in boxing. Jeremy, his wife Chantel and two children live in Remuera and weekend time is spent with the kids sport and of course catching up with friends over a wine or two!


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Adrienne Gordon
Executive Search Specialist

P: 021 192 1276
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Adrienne is a boisterous, hugely positive and very professional career recruiter and HR guru with a significant and relevant track record of success. Initially proving her abilities and flair in recruitment across senior roles in Finance and Manufacturing; Adrienne was then hired by Carter Holt to work across talent souring and acquisition across both brands, Packaging and Carters Building Supplies. This latter tenure imbued Adrienne with a fantastic knowledge of the personalities in the building industry. This information as well as Adriennes remarkable drive for results offers our clients a very strong option for approaching and securing the markets top talent. When not charging around in the market shaking all the right trees Adrienne spends time off with family, dog shows, cycling and as part of the Build People team of course she’s partial to a good glass of Pinot!


Eddie Rizarri
Sales Manager

P: 021 530 059
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Eddie has been in recruitment since 2010. Eddies prior career experience was Sales and Global Market Development for NZ"s most significant Building Industry corporate as well as foremost Export Trading Houses within the building and manufacturing sectors. Having spent time with many manufacturers in New Zealand sourcing and marketing their products to the construction industry Eddie offers a strong national network of contacts which has proven very beneficial for his clients.

Outside of the workplace, Eddie is your typical big personality Canadian. His passion is Ice Hockey and supporting the Vancouver Canucks! Outside of Hockey Season, Eddie plays a mean game of Poker and has participated in several of the high profile tournaments in Australasia, so watch out for his poker face!


Viviann Kinczyk
Talent Hunter

P: 021 564 384
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Originally from Sweden and well travelled Viviann brings a breadth of worldly experience to the Build People team! Since stepping foot in New Zealand in 2009, Viviann has gained vital commercial experience within operations, account management and business development. Vivianns own success in sales gives her a unique insight into the different types of sales personalities and skills enabling her to identify performers. By nature a vibrant and confident people person, Viviann will impress with her ability through her assertive and professional approach, to ensure that you will only engage with the best available talent.

Outside of work Viviann is a keen equestrian and enjoys a rural lifestyle. Her true claim to fame comes from her ability to whip up a storm in the kitchen, especially when entertaining!


Kate Farrant
Recruitment Specialist

P: 0210562822
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With a career history that includes direct sales, team leadership and recruitment for the built environment Kate is in a superb position to work with Build People’s clients. In response to the key challenges that face companies recruiting in the building industry Kate provides a highly proactive recruitment model that combines a uniquely personable approach with tailored strategies based on talent acquisition and search methodologies. Her ability to comprehensively understand business requirements and deliver results comes from a good understanding of the personalities and traits that make excellent candidates, paired with industry knowledge and construction acumen. Kate can take the guess work out of recruitment and help you to achieve your business initiatives through intelligent resourcing .

Outside of work, Kate is an A-level licensed skydiver and is currently undergoing her GPL license to become rated to fly gliders, very interesting hobbies for someone so down to earth! 

Jo Wilson
Recruitment Expert

P: 021 560 981
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Jo started her recruitment career in 1997, going on to start and grow one of New Zealand's most recognised sales recruitment companies. She has recruited through all levels of business, from CEO to entry level - and everything in between. Jo is exceptionally passionate about building and maintaining long term relationships with both her clients and candidates, and has one of the most extensive and loyal networks you will find.

Outside of work Jo focuses on her 10 year old daughter Christy, as well as spending time with close friends and family. She's a keen artist with a passion for fast cars and anything involving a healthy dose of competition! 

Sally Kilonback

Sally's role at Build People is to work with Jeremy on the running of the business and to assist with research when the business is undertaking significant search assignments. An accomplished and well networked business person Sally has worked in Recruitment Administration for 5 years. Prior to this Sally held General Management roles on top of a very successful Sales and Training background.

Sally is a recognised and popular singer and can be found singing for her Jazz band, when not involved with this she is a regular at several coffee spots around Parnell and is a very keen and able DIY'er!


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Consultant and Operations

P: 027 7520 906
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Jo brings to Build People 10 years of experience across the recruitment industry. Having started her recruitment career specialising in the construction and engineering industries, Jo then moved on to roles both in New Zealand and Australia - encompassing agency, internal recruitment and executive search.

Jo has a varied and full on role at Build People, supporting a busy team operationally and running around after Jeremy, not to mention well as utilising her strong knowledge of the building sector to resource select roles. Her varied recruitment knowledge and strengths in all things operational ensure she can turn her hand to anything that needs to be done in our extremely busy environment!

Outside of Build People Jo enjoys the finer things in life including dining out, good wine and evenings spent laughing with friends and family, all of which make her a great fit with the team!