Ephram Stephenson.

Ephram Stephenson


Serial entrepreneur and recruitment specialist. I have founded and co-founded six successful recruitment businesses within the last decade and a half specialising in mining, engineering, recruitment to recruitment, executive search, sales & IT recruitment and construction recruitment; including award-winning recruitment service Design & Construct.

Design & Construct is now in its 15th year, having grown from a home office enterprise to a multi-national recruitment provider with over 60 employees and offices in London, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Design & Construct has been recognised for the Best Training in Australia: Training & Development Initiative of the Year by Recruitment International, and as one of LinkedIn’s Most Socially Engaged Businesses for three years in a row.

Having lived in England, Jordan, South Africa, Zimbabwe and finally Australia for some decades, I’ve developed extensive recruitment experience here and beyond; particularly in executive search for top-tier professionals and construction recruitment in its complex forms.

My sixth and latest venture, Kona & Co., provides executive search and recruitment services throughout Australasia with a particular emphasis on industry mapping for future-focused start-ups and SMEs. I look forward to connecting with new Australian organisations, venture capitalists and recruiters working in all sectors including technology, health, mining, engineering, IT and banking. You can contact me via LinkedIn, or at