Chris Crolla

Chris Crolla

Specialisation: Technology & Digital, Accounting & Finance, Banking & Financial Services
Company Position: Client Engagement Director
Email Address: chris.crolla@ambition.com.au
Phone Number: 02 9248 6202

My background:

After graduating from University in Edinburgh I decided to travel around SE Asia and Australia. I loved Australia from the word go but wanted to try my hand in London where my mates had moved to. Being a new grad during the GFC and feeling the urge to make money quickly I decided that recruitment may be the way forward.

There I picked up the basics of recruitment and grew into a consulting role where I was specialising in internal audit recruitment. With the Australian dream in the back of my mind I could not fight the urge any longer and towards the end of 2012 I decided to travel up the east coast of Australia before starting with Ambition in early 2013.

Ambition always had a place in my heart as it is where I “grew up”. After leaving the business in 2017 I returned in 2021 to the role of Client Engagement Director. In this role I am responsible for managing and expanding current accounts as well as developing new business, with the goal of increasing revenue for the business and consultants. I am also here to lend advice and support to consultants and the business from my 11 years of recruitment experience.

There is nothing worse than receiving bad service and then having to pay for it. I love working with clients and have a real passion to develop relationships - I care deeply about the quality of service my clients receive and strive to make sure that this is a top priority of mine. I love to develop relationships and become and truly trusted business partner.

Success is when a client continues to come back to us for sustained service due to the quality output that they have received.

I am interested and love watching and playing just about any sport, football (or soccer), rugby, cricket, golf, f1 (although not so good at playing that one) and just keeping active in general. I love going on coastal walks at the weekend but also saving some time just to chill out and relax in some downtime. I really enjoy hosting client events and take part in hosting quizzes, round tables and sporting events for my clients.

Roles I recruit:

My role is to build and develop relationships with existing and new clients. I work across Business Support, Accounting Support, Qualified Finance & Technology. I also work nationally across Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne.

What my clients and candidates say about me:

I found Christopher to be a true value-add recruiter who understood our business requirements and sought to find us quality candidates. His professionalism in understanding our industry, our culture and role specifications meant we were able to recruit a quality candidate in a short period of time. His reliable, positive and tenacious attitude to seek and deliver top talent in the market can across throughout each phase of the recruitment process. I would highly recommend Christopher to any business seeking a talented, reliable and professional recruiter!

I partnered with Chris Crolla to source contract Finance candidates when I was the Careers Lead at Stockland. Chris was always honest, upfront and understood our requirements. I enjoyed working with Chris and would recommend him, he is one of the few recruiters that doesn't oversell and under deliver.

Chris recruited me for a contract position at IPN. Really impressed with the service he provided, not just sourcing the role but also after placing me; ensuring all admin was up to date and that the position was progressing as planned etc. Hope to work with him again.

Chris has demonstrated total professionalism as a consultant while helping me to secure my current role. Chris understands the candidates' needs very well and has always endeavoured to achieve the best outcomes for both his clients and his candidates.

It was an absolute pleasure working with Chris this year as he helped me find a new position. He was supportive every step of the way, with encouragement and excellent knowledge of his client. His help was invaluable in getting through the interview process. Thank you Chris!