Aksana Rusakova

Aksana Rusakova

Senior Account Manager
[email protected]

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Aksana offers 9 years Recruitment Experience, including 8 years IT industry specific experience in the New Zealand market. After graduating with a Master’s Degree in Linguistics and teaching English in a private school, Aksana took a job in Public Relations and Marketing. Soon thereafter she found her way into recruitment and has been doing this since. Having gained a market foothold with an international brand, Aksana took a move into the focused ICT brand - Potentia - at the end of 2009. Her passion for recruitment is genuine. So much so that she’s married a Head of IT of one of NZ largest financial services companies!

“I have been an IT Recruitment Consultant with Potentia since November 2009. I deliver quality recruitment solutions for roles within the IT arena. I offer a consultative recruitment solution to both candidates and clients, valuing quality of service.
As a highly experienced, passionate and successful end-to-end Senior IT Recruitment Consultant, I have managed recruitment for leading IT companies all across New Zealand (both large, global, listed companies to smaller, privately owned organisations).
I have an excellent reputation for the successful placements of a variety of specialist technical resources across both the IT and Telecommunications industries including some of the world’s largest IT organisations covering software, hardware, outsourcing, and telecommunications along with large multi-national organisations in Banking, Finance, Professional Services, and software development.

My approach is to work closely with the business to provide a superior service and deliver results.
I'm a highly skilled and dedicated consultant and I am known for my ability to deliver best practice recruitment functions to both candidates and clients alike.”

Aksana’s specialisations:
Recruitment of all ICT permanent roles. In particular roles across the SDLC: Developers and Tech Leads (Java/ J2EE, Integration, Middleware; ASP.NET MVC, C#.Net, JavaScript, JQuery, AngularJS, etc); Business Analysts, Project Managers, Architects and functional and technical consultants across every spectrum, including Dynamics AX, Dynamics NAV as well as ERP and CRM.

Aksana also recruits Infrastructure and Systems Engineering roles (Microsoft and Unix/ Linux) at all levels. She has also successfully delivered many search assignments when recruiting for senior C-level (CIO, CTO) types of roles.

Fun fact:
I absolutely love baking and cooking in general but I never eat what I bake as I am afraid I might put on weight, hah-hah. But people say my cakes are pretty damn good!

Tech I couldn’t live without:
My app on my phone called Runtastic. I am a keen runner and use it on daily basis. Could not do without it!

Weirdest travel destination:
A town in Spain called Pamplona. This is THE place where a bull run takes place around mid-July every year. Why weirdest? This place is like no other: the city does not SLEEP, ever! The best way to describe Pamplona would be to say that the whole city is like one hot (and drunk!) Spanish macho that is crazy enough to be drinking non-stop for the whole week, 24/7 and that takes daily attempts at killing himself at dawn every morning when the bull run takes place!

Craziest job hunter quote:
“Aksana, can I just pay you in cash to make sure you get me a good job?"

Weirdest food eaten:
Lightly grilled frog legs in Paris. They actually taste just fine, much like chicken.

On my iPod:
Pink – most of the time. Also, Taylor Swift or Ariana Grande when driving with my teenage daughter. Plus loads of Russian music as well.


I would like to thank you once again for the amazing job you've done

09 October 2014

I would like to thank you once again for the amazing job you've done. I have been working with Orion Health for three days already, and the only thing I can say is that I love this company. I am really grateful to you for all your effort to find just the right place for me. And lots of thanks to you and the whole Potentia team for the wonderful cake! Our team was really delighted to have it.

Candidate feedback on Aksana Rusakova

Kateryna N

I would highly recommend you to my friends and colleagues

26 May 2014

I would like to acknowledge you Aksana for your professionalism and for your commitment to me as a candidate. I really felt that as a candidate I could trust you and that I was in good hands. I really look forward to working with you again the next time that I should be looking for employment. I would highly recommend you to my friends and colleagues should they also be looking for employment in the IT sector. I wish you all the best and thanks again for your efforts.

Candidate feedback on Aksana Rusakova

Mark, Senior Data and Reporting Analyst

Aksana has the optimum mix of a strong sense of urgency and of quality delivery

12 November 2014

Aksana has the optimum mix of a strong sense of urgency and of quality delivery in each of her dealings with ClearPoint. A great ambassador for Potentia for sure.

Client feedback on Aksana Rusakova

Thank you Aksana for finding this company for me

22 September 2014

Hi Aksana, I thought I’d email you just to give you an update on how I am doing. I’ve been with the company for more than a year now! And yes the company is great! People are great! My manager is very good too. I couldn’t ask for more! I have been involved in a number of really large initiatives here which is awesome. And I will always thank you for that. Thank you Aksana for finding this company for me.

Candidate feedback on Aksana Rusakova

Christopher C

You bring that personal/VIP consultancy flavour

24 June 2014

Thank you so much for your time and help. I really appreciate your dedication and clarity. What I like about you is that you care about the candidate. Of course you have your job to do, and your targets to reach but even though you bring that personal/VIP consultancy flavour - putting our needs as a priority.

Candidate feedback on Aksana Rusakova


Aksana was great and understood our business needs

17 September 2015

Aksana was great and understood our business needs - only ever sent good quality candidates.

Client feedback on Aksana Rusakova.

Amanda G

I'm so lucky to have met Aksana.

10 September 2015

I'm so lucky to have met Aksana. I really felt she was looking after my interest and representing my potential to prospective employers. Top marks.

Candidate feedback on Aksana Rusakova.

Danny Yap