We want to see you do good things and to thrive in your market, and your team supporting you are the ones to help you get where you want to be.

Your career is important. If we’ve learned anything after years of doing this, it’s that each person has a different idea of what a ‘good opportunity’ looks like.

Get in touch with Shyft here, and we will get back to you ASAP.


Get to Know Us

We are big believers in ‘change’ and know that it is a good thing. Shyft was born to be a vessel for growth and opportunity. It was founded on the idea that everyone has different components to their story, and there is always opportunity, a time to pivot, to shyft lanes.

And this is where we come in. We’re confident there is always a new chapter, and an opportunity for the story to continue and take a new path.

We are here to make sure that people have the option to change one part of their life, which is arguably one of the more important parts – their careers!

We’re not matchmakers, talent extra-ordinaires, or unicorn hunters – we are initiators, advocates, introducers.

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Meet the Team

Luke Thompson

I am an ambitious professional Bodybuilder/trainer and ex NZ actor with a passion for helping people achieve their goals. Can be usually found at the beach with my two French Bulldogs or at the gym pumping some iron. After entering the recruitment space around 6 years ago I found a love for the industry have not looked back.

Jackson McNaughton

I'm a matamata-born farm kid (would you believe), easily entertained by all things fishing, adventure and music related. I studied psychology and criminology at Uni, and fell into recruitment as most seem to do! But after some time in the market, I feel privileged being able to do the work I do


Thank you Jackson for all your help with this great career opportunity you have helped me land! Jackson is fantastic to work with - approachable and professional with very good work ethic. I have known him to maintain a highly professional demeanour while being friendly and attentive to what I was looking for in my current role. He has a good understanding of the accounting industry and a good portfolio of clients with particularly good skills at pitching suitable candidates to employers. He kept in contact with me throughout the whole process and was good at providing me with timely advice. Would highly recommend him"

Nisha Manager

Luke knows the accounting market really well. He is a motivated self starter that gets results. We have worked with him for 5 years. He gets the job done. He understands the nuances of humans and can read people well. Critical skill in our game.

Steve Partner

Jackson is a talented and down to earth professional with whom I had the pleasure to work with. Attentive to requirements and wishes, he delivers to the highest standards!

Ilya Corporate Finance Analyst

I have been working with Luke for a while now. All recruits that have come through his service have been excellent. Luke does all the leg work and is skilled at recommending candidates that will suit not only the role, but our company culture here at Gilligan Sheppard. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an intuitive, hard working recruiter.

Amy BAS Partner

Jackson is a legend! I was very impressed and happy to have had Jackson as my recruitment specialist. His communication skills are excellent, he consistently kept me informed and supported me throughout the process so I never felt unsure or nervous. He took the time to understand precisely what I was looking for within a firm and ensured it would suit me both professionally and personally. I would highly recommend Jackson to anyone looking for a new job or career

Tania Accountant

Luke assisted me in finding a new role recently. I appreciate how he took time to understand my background and current position and tried his best to find the jobs that best suit my career development. Luke was great to work with and I’d highly recommend him to someone who is looking for jobs in the accounting industry.

Peiwen Senior Tax Consultant

Highly recommend Jackson and Luke. Complete A team! Most accountants have dealt with plenty of recruiters, but this was the first time I really felt understood, cared for and fought for. I wasn’t treated like a number that they had to place in order to get fees - they really wanted to make sure they found the right fit. And now, two years on, I’m still happy and thriving and feel like I have two new friends as a bonus

Nicola Senior Accountant