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Simon Baker

Jump Recruitment's Managing Director — A veteran of the recruitment and hospitality industries

​There’s no recipe without a chef — or in this case, a couple of Bakers. Managing Director Simon Baker runs Jump Recruitment with his better half, Hayley.Simon has spent most of his life in hospitality; studying at CPIT, spending seven years managing busy bars and nightclubs in Europe, then returning to New Zealand to expand a business across the North Island and eventually open his own successful restaurant. However, Simon’s true calling was discovered in recruitment. Helping connect Kiwi restaurants, bars and hotels with the talent they need to succeed in a notoriously competitive industry. These days in his role at Jump Recruitment, Simon is the go-to expert for HR consultations, sales, team building and performance management and is a well-known figure across hospitality and retail. If you need great talent in a tough industry, Simon is here to help.