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A new experience in Recruitment

Search Talent was born from the need in the recruitment industry for a boutique high-end service offering. Search Talent will take the time to understand your recruiting needs and treat every requisition as if it’s an Executive Search. This means high levels of service and attention to detail, no matter what your requirements.

For candidates, Search Talent understands that you are contemplating a life-changing event and we will always have this at the forefront of our minds, no matter what your level of experience is.

Our Divisions include IT, Data Analytics, Sales, Marketing, Property, Medical, Customer Service, Legal, Compliance and Finance.

Meet the Team

Ashling Harrison

Ashling Harrison

CEO
Chris Alves

Chris Alves

HR and Operations Manager
Ben Lillington-Lester

Ben Lillington-Lester

Commercial Manager & Head of Property
Sharon O’Reilly

Sharon O’Reilly

IT Business Director
Ali Foley

Ali Foley

Finance & Legal Recruitment Consultant
Skai Morkeliunaite

Skai Morkeliunaite

Accounting & Finance Recruitment Consultant
Enda Connolly

Enda Connolly

Head of Legal & Multilingual
Toni Diver

Toni Diver

Medical Recruitment Consultant
Eoin Mansori

Eoin Mansori

Sales Recruitment Consultant
Ross Ennis

Ross Ennis

ERP & Data Science Recruitment Partner
Swati Yavendu

Swati Yavendu

Information Technology Recruitment Consultant
Mihaela Craciun

Mihaela Craciun

Multilingual Recruitment Consultant
Hugo Ferreira

Hugo Ferreira

Multilingual Recruitment Consultant
Robert Bedy

Robert Bedy

Multilingual Recruitment Consultant
Mark Flattery

Mark Flattery

Senior Medical & Pharmaceutical Recruitment Consultant

Ashling Harrison

CEO

Ashling Harrison is CEO of Search Talent which she formed in June 2019. Ashling has 32 years of experience in recruitment and has worked across most industries in her time but most recently would be valued for her work with Sales, Marketing and Executive Search assignments. Owing to Ashling’s deep connections in Irish Industry it has allowed Search Talent to hit the ground running as a start up with many of her team having worked with her in the past before joining her again. Ashling has a Degree in Management and is the Exclusive Partner of ERI an international network that gives extensive reach to Search Talent internationally.

Phone

01 9639310

Chris Alves

HR and Operations Manager

Chris Alves is Search Talent's Operations Manager. Chris is the backbone of Search Talent and looks after a wide range of functions for the Company. From the quality of our documentation, GDPR, Systems, Finance, Training and Human Resources, Chris is behind the Search Talent machine and keeps all the companies wheels turning. Chris has a degree in Business Administration and Management and worked internationally as an analyst before joining the recruitment industry four years ago. Chris is very much the person in the organisation that brings the energy and light into the Company and is a key influence to our great culture.

Chris is also our Data Protection Officer (DPO)

Phone

01 9639314

Ben Lillington-Lester

Commercial Manager & Head of Property

Ben Lillington-Lester heads up Search Talent's Property and Construction Division. Ben's own background spans across many years managing property branches for prestigious firms such as Savills and Cooper & Tanner. Ben's background in property and his people management experience gives him a real insight into Construction and Property executives and he is comfortable recruiting across all levels right up to 'C' Level Executive placements. Ben's enthusiasm for recruitment is infectious and he has the ability to attract hard-to-find candidates for his clients where other recruiters may fail.

Phone

01 9639313

Sharon O’Reilly

IT Business Director

Sharon is Search Talents IT Business Director and has led the team since its inception from strength-to-strength. With over 20 years’ experience in the IT and Recruitment industry Sharon has deep sectoral expertise in outsourcing and staffing solutions to both the Public and Private sectors. Sharon’s background encompasses Account Management, Sales and Recruitment for companies such as Dell and Evros Technology Group. She is a member of the National Recruitment Federation and is an advocate of delivering the highest possible standards and codes of practice to clients and candidates alike.Sharon has a keen eye on service delivery and is focussed on ensuring that both permanent IT and IT contracting personnel are supported in every way possible. 

Ali Foley

Finance & Legal Recruitment Consultant

Ali is a very experienced recruiter having committed her entire career to talent acquisition and recruitment. She commenced her career in a start-up agency in the UK and since then has worked in talent management in the US and here in Ireland having worked for prestigious companies such as EY and BNY Mellon. Ali spearheads Search Talents accountancy, legal and Finance recruitment and is extremely competent on searches right up to partner level. She has excellent experience hiring for Big 4 firms as well as “magic circle” companies in her legal searches. Ali has an extensive network of solicitors, accountancy, tax and banking professionals built up since she graduated in business and management over the years. Her testimonials speak for themselves with regular comments on how enjoyable the recruitment experience is working with her. Ali is a keen animal lover and is involved in several charities in her spare time

Phone

015921660

Skai Morkeliunaite

Accounting & Finance Recruitment Consultant

Skai specialises in recruiting accountancy and finance professionals for Search Talent. After she studied accounting Skai’s early career was in direct sales where she discovered she was talented at hiring other salespeople into the team, at this point a recruiter was born. Skai is a highly driven professional currently recruiting across all levels of accounting. In her previous roles, she worked in not only accounting and finance recruitment but also has recruited in IT and in-house roles for Verizon across engineering, corporate and supply chain. Having lived and worked in three different countries Skai is multilingual. Skai is a fitness fanatic and a regular donor to the Irish Blood Transfusion. Skai has been praised by clients and candidates alike for her positive energy and enthusiasm, she cares about the candidates and clients she works with which is evident by the compliments on her work that she receives.

Phone

015921664

Location

Dublin

Enda Connolly

Head of Legal & Multilingual

Enda Connolly heads up the Legal and Multilingual Recruitment section for Search Talent. Enda has more than 15 years of experience in recruiting and has worked throughout his career across many industries before finding his true calling in Legal recruitment. He also manages our multilingual division ensuring quality of service at all times. Enda has many testimonies from candidates who find that he always goes beyond their expectations of a recruiter. He is revered for his consultative approach, the time and care he puts into his profession and his excellent career advice that he shares freely with his candidates.

Phone

01 9639317

Toni Diver

Medical Recruitment Consultant

Toni has been over a year now working for Search Talent and works in our healthcare recruitment team. She previously worked for 6 years in an educational supplies company where she worked across all areas of business from sales to client relation to logistics. ( She is also pretty handy with a screwdriver) Toni has a keen eye for detail and perhaps due to her interest in people and relations has a knack for attracting hard to find medical professionals both doctors and nurses. Toni has a degree in International relations and has great interest in her spare time in politics and humanities.

Phone

019639321

Eoin Mansori

Sales Recruitment Consultant

Eoin Mansori recruits in Search Talent's Sales Division. With a vast amount of experience in the Pharmaceutical, Medical, IT (Cloud), FMCG & Hospitality sectors Eoin takes a highly professional approach in sourcing the very best candidates on the market for his clients whilst creating an exceptional candidate journey for those who chose to work with him. Eoin is constantly upskilling with Recruitment best practices, he holds a B.A. in Business Management, NRF Qualified and a CIPD Associate Member. Eoin was deservedly shortlisted as Recruiter of the year 2019 by the national recruitment federation in recognition of his results in recruiting in the first year of Search Talent.

Phone

01 9639316

Ross Ennis

ERP & Data Science Recruitment Partner

Ross heads up our innovative Data Science Division. For over 15 years Ross has been filling positions in Dublin, United Kingdom, Paris, Switzerland and as far away as Australia in high science recruiting and executive search. He has set up successful specialist divisions, managed and trained recruiters and has an extensive agency background having also worked on interim in-house recruitment teams.  Currently Ross is developing Search Talent’s Data Science Division as the agency of choice in Europe and working with exciting positions on the cutting edge. His philosophy in recruiting is to only work with the very best using the latest technology and techniques. He is currently studying for IBM’s Data Science Professional Certificate to ensure the candidate and company recruitment experience is of the highest standard. His focus is on getting to know people and what motivates them in order to secure them a long-term match with the companies we work with. Confident, Professional and straight forward, Ross is a consultant who likes to deliver. 

Phone

015921661

Swati Yavendu

Information Technology Recruitment Consultant

Swati is dedicated to the precise matching of IT professionals with the right roles for their skill set. She has spent more than three years in Wipro focussed on recruiting a number of technical skill sets such as .net, Devops,  Azure, Angular JS/2 and Python to name a few. She has also worked agency side both in Ireland and in India before coming to Search Talent.Swati holds an MBA specialising in Human Resources which she obtained in Dublin as well as a Masters in Commerce which she obtained in India. Swati is extremely organised in her role as a recruiter and no level of detail is left to chance. She works relentlessly for her candidates and clients and her education and experience are evident in how she manages technical briefs and the accuracy of her matches.Swati has won many gold medals for Karate at state and national level and outside of work is involved in charity fundraising. 

Phone

015921677

Location

Dublin

Mihaela Craciun

Multilingual Recruitment Consultant

Mihaela has joined Search Talent to lead our multilingual recruitment efforts. Mihaela not only has a Masters in Clinical Psychology also holds qualifications in Diplomacy and Politics. Aside from her strong academic record, Mihaela has worked previously for a U.S multinational recruitment firm for three years where she was their “go-to” recruiter for onboarding and human resources across all five of their international divisions. Previous to her career in recruitment Mihaela has worked in marketing and public relations in the medical industry and worked as a volunteer at the Psychiatric Hospital Prof. Dr Alexandru Obregia in Romania.

Mihaela has a confident and bubbly personality. Really engages with people making the recruitment process a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Search Talent is very excited to have her as part of our team and we know that Mihaela has a very bright future in our international recruitment team.

Phone

019639315

Hugo Ferreira

Multilingual Recruitment Consultant

Hugo Vidal Ferreira Multilingual Recruitment Associate Hugo has more than 10 years of international business experience. The last number of years have been focused exclusively on talent acquisition and the art of recruiting. In his early career, he worked as technical support professional and also in accounting and finance for companies such as IBM and Telefonica. Hugo graduated with qualifications in humanities and he is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese. His genuine interest in people and his multilingual capabilities make him the perfect partner for Search Talent in our multilingual division. He works to find the very best talent for our international clients and when he is not busy “ searching talent” you will find him hill-walking or playing the guitar. Hugo is extremely committed to both his clients and his candidates and will not only find the right matches but continue to support until the on-boarding stage.

Phone

015926176

Robert Bedy

Multilingual Recruitment Consultant

Robert is a fantastic Multilingual resource for Search Talent. He speaks three languages fluently one of which is German and can test and assess language skills in candidates. He has a keen interest in Data Science and Analytics and easily uses this interest in his search for international talent. Robert works hard to find the best multilingual in the market and has a high ratio of candidates to hire. He is very strong in attracting candidates through innovative social media campaigns and can attract customer service, technical support and sales agents through these channels. His friendly and enthusiastic personality allows him to easily connect with both clients and candidates and he brings high energy and excellent networking skills to Search Talent. His previous work experience has been in sales and hospitality which is the perfect combination for a people business such as talent acquisition.

Phone

015921662

Mark Flattery

Senior Medical & Pharmaceutical Recruitment Consultant

Mark has joined us with a deep understanding and appreciation for the medical industry. He worked as a sales and marketing manager for the last 15 years selling into both the medical care community and as a pharmaceutical Sales professional himself. Mark has vast connections nationwide having sold to both medical and nursing professionals and has worked with them to the point where he has been invited to be present at surgeries and advise on patient handling.He builds his reputation from being absolutely trustworthy and would list his strengths around delivery of highest levels of service and professionalism.Mark builds instant rapport with anyone who encounters him and will work as hard for his candidates as he will for his clients.Mark recruits in our Doctors team and has a personal interest in community care.

Phone

019639311

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