While the three founders of Mars Partnership were doing well in their respective careers at a large multinational recruitment firm, they felt they could do things better, with more autonomy.
Purposely setting out to create a smaller, more nimble company that responded better to client needs, Alstin, Wood and Fontana struck out on their own, focusing on the Sydney financial market, following by expansion into the lucrative engineering sector in Perth.
In a saturated recruitment market, Wood says that Mars stands out by hiring well and allowing staff to be autonomous.
“We are deliberately lean and experienced so that our team have the autonomy and expertise to make strong commercial decisions, something that is critical when working in complex and dynamic markets,” he says.
“We do not prescribe a set process or formula for our teams and this encourages problem solving.”
“We are fortunate to have a great team of high performing consultants at Mars who excel in these areas. We build deep partnerships with our clients and candidates, aligning goals for mutual success, consistently delivering results and evolving with them as they continually change.”
Having started the business up with $100,000 in personal funds, the trio are now looking at expansion within Australia and beyond.
“Our current focus is to fully embed our extended job category and industry services in the Sydney and Perth markets,” says Wood. “We are also considering opportunities in the medium term for further geographic expansion to provide better coverage for our national clients and mobility for our candidates.”