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Dene Gambotto



Dene is as much a recruiter as she is marketer – with years working for advertising agencies in Sydney and London, developing campaigns for brands such as Dell, Volvo, P&O, Lloyds TSB and British Airways. Upon returning from the UK in late 2000, Dene embarked on a new career by joining a UK marketing recruitment consultancy launching in Australia and in 2008 went on to set up iknowho.

Over the last decade she has helped hundreds of marketers find new roles within companies such as Vodafone, Citrix, Nickelodeon, Woolworths, Expedia and The Sydney Opera House. Clients and candidates alike enjoy her proactive and honest approach.

Today Dene manages the overall business and still at times recruits on behalf of our corporate clients.


Dene's latest roles

  • Senior Account Director
    Location: All Sydney Salary: N/A

    We are working with an exciting and growing agency that started about 4 years ago and is blitzing the Sydney scene with an unbroken pitch win record and award winning work. Positioned as a Brand Led Activations Agency they are looking to expand their team with the right person at a Snr Account Director level So who ...

  • Established Account Director | TV to social campaigns | $120k
    Location: Sydney CBD Salary: $120k inc

    Are you an established Account Director with itchy feet looking for a new challenge and move to SAD on the horizon? Are you passionate about fully integrated campaign work and want to do more in the Social Media space? Do you thrive when given autonomy but love having a great career mentor to help you keep growing i...


Dene is a breath of fresh air. Her passion and style sets her worlds apart. She is honest and genuine about finding the perfect match between talent and potential employers. Dene is someone who I have the up-most trust and respect for and I can't recommend her or her team at iknowho more highly.

Candice Seymour, Senior Marketing Manager

When I first met Dene it felt like we'd been friends for years. She took the time to truly understand where I wanted to take my career and the type of organisation I wanted to join. I know she has my best interests at heart when new opportunities come knocking.

Nadine Cran - Brand Comms Specialist

Dene is without a doubt one of the best recruiters/directors in Sydney. She is a true consultant and advisor. Not only that but she genuinely cares about both her clients and candidates. Extremely rare to find in this industry and I can't recommend working with Dene enough.

Johnny Wood - Engagement & Recognition Specialis

Dene has always been a pleasure to work with. She is beyond trustworth, has a wealth of knowledge in the industry and always has your best interests at heart. Highly recommend her to anyone looking for a recruitment consultant!

Rebecca - Marketing Specialist

It was lovely meeting you. Thank you for your feedback also, the strongest and most productive I have had, appreciate it.

Louise - Marketing Director

Dene has been absolutely invaluable in the development of my career, both as a friend and as someone who finds me great jobs! She is one of the few recruiters who takes the time to really understand the people she represents and has always placed me in jobs that not only suit my skills, but more importantly I've enjoyed. I've also hired several people through Dene's consultation, and they have without fail been valued additions to the team.

Matt Robinson - Founder & Managing Director at AnalogFolk Australia