​Lisa Cooley

Founder and Managing Director
A bit about Lisa

With over 20 years’ experience in the recruitment industry including 14 years recruiting for New Zealand’s tech and digital sector, Lisa leads a team of exceptional recruiters who do an amazing job for the candidates and clients we partner with.

Lisa launched BrightSpark in 2020, and today she continues to connect the industry’s most innovative companies, with the brightest talent in the market.

What sparks Lisa

At the heart of Lisa’s approach is a desire to help people. She understands the importance of the work that we do as recruiters; connecting amazing talent with roles that will excite and fulfil them, and connecting businesses with the talent they need to thrive. It’s not about re-inventing the wheel - it’s just about doing things better.

Lisa leads from the front, and strives to create a culture here at BrightSpark where each of our team can develop and succeed.

Lisa’s conversation starters

Hard to fill roles, candidate short markets, travelling the world and her miniature schnauzers, Groot and Drax.