It’s time for recruitment that works for you

Elena Shpak xtend recruitment founder

Founded by Elena Shpak, xtend is Australia’s leading specialist recruitment agency for IT Sales, Marketing and Presales. 

Experience matters

With over 15 years experience, Elena’s vision is to create a complex free and enjoyable recruitment experience. 

connecting people with common purpose

Our mission is to attract the very best talent and ensure optimum cultural DNA fit for our talent and partners.


We act as a trusted advisor to clients and lifetime agent to candidates.


We act with a sense of urgency without compromising on quality, all requests are important to us.


We are real at all times and by taking the complexity out, we make it simple.


We accept accountability by embracing a partnership model.

What people are saying

Elena was extremely responsive. But what has really amazed me is that 3 months into the role, she still drops me a note to see how I'm getting on. In 20+ years in IT, I've never had someone check how I was going!! I've thoroughly enjoyed working with her.

Jason Cheeseman, Regional Alliance Manager @ ServiceNow 

Working with Elena is a breath of fresh air. She exceedingly goes above and beyond for her clients and nothing is too hard. Her professionalism is second to none and the respect people have for her in the industry extends far and wide which speaks volumes.

Therese Jones, Senior System Engineer @ Zerto

Elena did an awesome job of brokering me into Macquarie Telecom. Hugely supportive, knowledgeable and responsive - understood all the key players involved in the process. Grateful for her efforts!

Naran McClung, Head of Azure Practice – Macquarie Cloud Services @ Macquarie Telecom Group

Elena has great industry experience and works closely to ensure culture and job fit for her applicants and clients to ensure the best outcomes.

Alastair Hunt, Business Development Manager @ Brennan IT

Who we work with

Having placed more than 2,000 across IT Sales, Presales and Marketing roles for an A-grade portfolio of partners across APAC, EMEA and US, we are Australia’s leading IT sales and marketing specialist recruitment firm for a reason.

IT and telecommunications recruitment

IT & Telecommunications

professional services and consulting recruitment


digital saas and e-commerce recruitment

Digital, SAAS & e-Commerce

We are dedicated to identifying, evaluating, recruiting and delivering the highest-calibre sales specialists, leaders and senior executives to enhance sales capability and contribute to organisational growth in the following areas. 

VP of Sales jobs

VP of Sales

Sales Directors jobs

Sales Directors

Sales manager jobs

Sales Managers

Account Director jobs

Account Directors

Account Manager jobs

Account Managers

Client Manager jobs

Client Managers

Product Manager jobs

Product Managers

Channel Manager jobs

Channel Managers

Sales Engineer jobs

Sales Engineers

Marketing Manager jobs

Marketing Managers

Business Development Manager jobs

Business Development Managers

Presales Consultant jobs

Presales Consultants



Coffee catchups

What makes xtend different

We’re set apart by quality and genuine professionalism. We rely on a network of referrals from people we know and trust. We think differently by leveraging our network of relationships and respect the relationships of others. xtend applies value encounter methodology to everything we do.

We’re an xtend-sion of you

We never assess value based on your status – we nurture relationships with talent and partners equally. When you need us, we’ll be there to assist, consult, or simply catch up later down the line. Because our strategy was founded on building long-term connections.

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Looking for positions?

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Our aim is to secure you placements that meet or exceed expectations, that signal an appreciation of your skill and hard work. This is more than simply finding you a ‘job’, we are seeking to help you build your career and improve your position, hence why we refer to them as such.

What we offer our talent

  • A wide partner network across APAC, EMEA and US
  • Exclusive access to IT Sales, Presales and Marketing jobs you won’t find anywhere else 
  • A hands-on approach. We usually start with a complimentary coffee meeting
  • A free career coaching session

Looking for talent?

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Earning respect doesn’t come easy – which is why we work harder. We aim to achieve a level of symbiosis that goes deeper than an impersonal client-agency relationship. Working with partners speaks to our philosophy of commitment, and investment in the future.

What we offer our partners

  • A flexible fee for service structure
  • No lock-in contracts
  • Advertising on 6 different job boards at no additional cost
  • Talent mapping
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Connect now

It only takes one meeting to change the course of your career. One exceptional hire to transform your business. We’re ready when you are.