Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Marissa comes to Momentum with a diverse background working in client and customer facing roles in Talent Acquisition. First starting her career as a Talent Acquisition Coordinator at a major shipbuilding company back home, Marissa then moved to Australia and pursued a recruitment role at a well-known beauty & cosmetic company. While both companies were undergoing a recruitment team restructure at the time, Marissa hit the ground running and learnt essential skills that would carry over into future work. Now, having travelled periodically over the last 3 years backpacking in South America, Southeast Asia and Australia, Marissa is excited to be joining the hardworking Velocity team in the role of Sourcing Specialist. Eager to contribute to both client and candidate happiness by connecting talented candidates with our amazing organisations.
I love getting the chance to meet new people daily from such diverse backgrounds and walks of life, who have a unique story to share. I genuinely enjoy being a source of support for others during a potential time of uncertainty/change and find it so rewarding matching deserving candidates with their dream workplace.
My Desert Island, 3 things that I would take
My golden retriever Rylie, good tunes, and good company.
Explore somewhere new, I’m always happiest outdoors spending time near the mountains or the ocean.
About a year ago, I wanted to try something new and decided to leave home and move to Australia on a working holiday for a year without a job, place to live, or connection lined up there. This was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, so now I’m doing the same thing in New Zealand and am so excited to be able to call beautiful Wellington my new home.
Travel has always been my first love and I love kids – so likely teaching abroad would’ve been a close second!