About Us


Having extensive experience at Senior Management levels within both the Finance and Manufacturing sectors, Rowen Gransden set out in 2003 to create a business which would address market perceptions about recruitment agencies and offer an alternative service.


Our range of services include:

  • Permanent Placement Recruitment (Sourcing and Support services)
  • Advertisement Development and Placement
  • Shortlisting
  • Provision of Temporary / Contract staff
  • Computer Skills Testing
  • Personality and Behavioural Profiling
  • Career Counselling
  • Business Advisory Services
  • Coaching, Mentoring and Leadership Development
  • Performance Management systems
  • Workplace Health and Safety consulting
  • Employee Engagement Surveys


His experience in manufacturing and business qualifications led him to create a ‘lean’ recruiting business model, building a small, highly skilled consulting team and while keeping overheads low.


Recruit Smart has evolved without the costs of a business development team, focusing on client referrals and building a network of referral partners. This approach, combined with advanced short-listing and job matching technology allows us to offer fast, responsive services in a cost effective manner – our clients are the winners.


With experience across a range of sectors including financial services, infrastructure, manufacturing, trades, and food our team can meet the recruiting and broader human resource management needs of your business. We will discuss your business needs, (sometimes challenging your thinking), provide advice and handle your assignment through to completion.

Smart Advantage Office - 28 Greenhill Road, Adelaide

Recruit Smart offices at 28 Greenhill Road, Adelaide

We work to understand your business objectives, culture and the interrelationships between job roles in a holistic sense to ensure the optimal job and person fit.


Whether we are providing support to the HR teams of our corporate clients, or providing outsourced services to SME sector or working with budding entrepreneurs we deliver solutions targeted to your business needs.


As an entrepreneurial seed in 2003, Recruit Smart has grown and seen its family of services and consulting activities develop through its sister brand Smart Advantage.


Rowen Gransden

Having extensive experience in business ownership and in Executive Management roles in Finance, Manufacturing and Professional Services sectors, Rowen has contributed to the success of many companies.

With experience leading major organisational and cultural change projects, Rowen partners with his clients to capitalise on opportunities and has contributed to the introduction of product and service diversity to enhance profitability, promote growth and counter economic cycles.

He has stimulated the development and implementation of strategic business plans and created high performing teams through selection and development of key managers and staff.

Rowen leads a consulting team that has extensive consulting experience, offering a broad range of business support services, including mentoring, leadership development, organisational development reviews, recruitment, psychometric assessments and sourcing of specialist contract resources

Catherine Frost

Catherine has been a senior consultant with Recruit Smart since 2006, and brought with her a wide range of work valuable experiences gained over her career.

Prior to joining Recruit Smart, Catherine worked in manufacturing for 5 years which aided her understanding of manufacturing operations including scheduling, planning, quality and logistical processes.

Her career commenced in the Finance Industry, working in customer service, call centre and marketing administrative areas before moving to administrative roles in the professional services and manufacturing.

Throughout her roles, Catherine’s customer service focus, adaptability and dependable nature have seen her excel and compliments her skills set with these attributes.

Steve Grigg

Steve has extensive experience in senior human resource consultancy roles and business administration with a strong commercial focus. He has a successful track record in the strategic and operational management of people and delivery of value-added human resource and business support solutions to achieve business objectives.

As a Senior Manager in the corporate sector, Steve has actively participated in people management solutions associated with structural reviews including exit strategies, retrenchment management and the retention and energising of Management and staff.

His past involvement in the franchise industry as a member and Director of the ‘Franchise Council of South Australia’ board supports his commercial banking experience in understanding challenges faced by the small to medium enterprise business sector.

Steve appreciates that every business is unique and he is dedicated to working closely with clients to ensure the delivery of the optimum business outcome in each situation.


We proudly hold memberships with the following:

Australian Human Resources Institute
Institute of Public Accountants
Family Business Australia