Our Story

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
Ben Lillington-Lester

Ben Lillington-Lester

Commercial Director
Chris Alves

Chris Alves

HR & Operations Manager
Andressa Maris

Andressa Maris

HR & Operations Assistant
Josh Williams

Josh Williams

Real Estate Recruitment Consultant
Mark Mccarthy

Mark Mccarthy

Property and Construction Recruitment Consultant
Skai Morkeliunaite

Skai Morkeliunaite

Divisional Manager
Reka Nemes

Reka Nemes

Finance & Accounting Recruitment Consultant
John McDonnell

John McDonnell

Principal IT Recruiter
Alex Hreniuc

Alex Hreniuc

IT Recruitment Consultant
Tiarnan Cooney

Tiarnan Cooney

IT Recruitment Consultant
Bianca Chelcea

Bianca Chelcea

IT Recruitment Consultant Romania
Conor Walsh

Conor Walsh

IT & Engineering Recruitment Consultant
James Hanna

James Hanna

IT Recruitment Consultant
Kial Dicks

Kial Dicks

IT Recruitment Consultant
Patrick Judge

Patrick Judge

IT Recruitment Consultant
Peter Fahy

Peter Fahy

Head of Capital Markets
Enda Connolly

Enda Connolly

Head of Legal
David Danagher

David Danagher

Senior Legal Recruitment Consultant
Tim Baker

Tim Baker

Senior Legal Recruitment Consultant
Sarah Horan

Sarah Horan

Sales & Marketing Team Lead
Michael Maher

Michael Maher

Sales & Marketing Recruitment Consultant
Matthew O’Donnell

Matthew O’Donnell

Sales & Marketing Recruitment Consultant
Cherie Byrne

Cherie Byrne

Multilingual Team Lead
Florentina Ghita

Florentina Ghita

Sales and Multilingual Recruitment Consultant
Denis Dobre

Denis Dobre

Multilingual Recruitment Consultant
Barbara Buko

Barbara Buko

Multilingual Recruitment Consultant
Hannah Baggott

Hannah Baggott

Multilingual Recruitment Consultant
Sofia Randi

Sofia Randi

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

+353 19639310

Location

Ireland

Ben Lillington-Lester

Commercial Director

Ben Lillington-Lester is Search Talents Commercial Director. He ensures that our fantastic group of recruiters deliver the highest quality of service on time every time. Ben also manages our property and construction division. Having worked for many years for prestigious firms such as Savills and Cooper & Tanners his background lends itself to having true credibility recruiting in property right up to C- level. Ben is highly organised and is responsible for Search Talent’s training onboarding and company development. Much of Search Talent’s rapid growth can be attributed to Ben and he is commonly perceived as being an all-around “good” guy. Ben’s clients are in the main working exclusively with Ben as there is no property recruiter as qualified in the subject within the recruitment industry.

Phone

+353 19639313

Location

Ireland

Chris Alves

HR & 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

+353 19639314

Location

Ireland

Andressa Maris

HR & Operations Assistant

Andressa joined Search Talent to assist with our back-office functions and to support our operations manager. She is fully immersed in our Human resource function, compliance, IT, and administration. Our recruiters rely on Andressa to fix problems, help them to market their services, and make the recruitment process seamless.Previously She worked as an administrator in a busy medical centre where she was a valuable resource in process, reports, and all things organisational. Andressa has a degree in production engineering and is a passionate advocate of humanitarian services.

Location

Ireland

Josh Williams

Real Estate Recruitment Consultant

Josh joined the Search Talent team in 2021 and works as the right-hand man to our Commercial Director Ben Lillington-Lester. Previously Josh was a manager in the sports industry as well as having been involved in a number of his own business ventures. Josh has an entrepreneurial spirit which was evident at a young age when he reached the finals of Junior Dragons Den. He is one of our strongest researchers able to find that “unicorn” candidate in real estate that nobody else can find and attract. As a member of the team and as a consultant to our candidates Josh is famed for his sense of humour, positivity, and attention to detail.In his spare time, you will find Josh in the Gym on a high-altitude cycle training circuit.

Phone

+353 19639321

Location

Ireland

Mark Mccarthy

Property and Construction Recruitment Consultant

Mark is Search Talents Property and Construction recruiter who has a keen interest in the subject. Having studied Business Management at the Limerick Institute of technology he is just about to qualify with a BSC in Property Evaluation and management. Marks earlier career was working as a sales manager for a luxury Irish Leather company where he was involved in both sales and business management. He also spent some years in a high-end sports equipment company based out of Monte Carlo. Mark is based in Limerick and is well networked in the Munster region utilising his extensive network in Property and Construction to successfully recruit across all areas of these industries. Mark has high energy and enthusiasm for people and matching the right people to the best roles. In his spare time, he is a very sporty individual who enjoys Kite surfing, Wakeboarding and Rugby amongst other high octane sports.

Phone

+353 19639316

Location

Ireland

Skai Morkeliunaite

Divisional Manager

We are very proud to have Skai Morkeliunaite as a Divisional Manager here at Search Talent. Skai is leading, coaching and mentoring our fastest-growing divisions as well as personally and successfully taking the Executive Search assignments upon herself. She leads our IT Recruitment division and oversees our Accountancy & Finance team.Recently she was nominated by the Sunday Business Post as one of the top 30 professionals under 30 in the Tech industry in Ireland. We think, as her colleagues, she would deserve this accolade at any age.Skai is the main person responsible for Search Talent, being a semi-finalist in the 2022 Tech Summit Awards as the Best Tech Startup.Before joining Search Talent, she worked in an agency and in-house for Verizon, a US Telecoms company. Skai is one of the Search Talent's rising stars, no doubt about it.She gets up at 5:30 am to work out in the gym in her spare time and enjoys hiking with her dog Che.

Phone

+353 15921664

Location

Ireland

Reka Nemes

Finance & Accounting Recruitment Consultant

Reka has joined our rapidly expanding finance and accounting team. She has a background in Human Resources as well as office management after spending several years in the United Kingdom. Aside from English Reka is also fluent in Hungarian and Romanian and is very well travelled. In her spare time, Reka is a talented artist and when not painting you might find her running another passion of hers. Reka is extremely committed to her finance and accounting clients always giving one hundred per cent client and candidate satisfaction.

Phone

+353 1 574 3821

Location

Ireland

John McDonnell

Principal IT Recruiter

John has a deep understanding and history within the information technology industry. He commenced his career as a software development engineer and progressed from product management to brand management to managing business operations. John is continuously developing his skill sets, having recently completed courses in Java and Python. Alongside his recent professional upskilling, John holds a master's in Business Studies ( E-Commerce), a diploma in Electrical Engineering and is a PRINCE 2 practitioner. He is highly active in the community working with the ISPCC and active in his hobby life, where he enjoys competitive karting, 5-a-side Football, GAA and time with his family.

Phone

+353 1 592 1661

Location

Ireland

Alex Hreniuc

IT Recruitment Consultant

Alex joined Search Talent as part of his Undergraduate Degree in Recruitment. Before this, Alex spent one year in the Army, where he learnt the art of discipline, team importance, and hard work, which he brings to our company. He also has qualifications in business. Alex has a keen and genuine interest in technology and emerging technologies; this, coupled with his fluency in Romanian, means he can spend time in both our Romanian operations and our Dublin base, where he is located. In his spare time, he is a member of the South Dublin Panthers ( American Football ), has a black belt in Karate and enjoys a range of sporting activities.

Phone

+353 15921678

Location

Ireland

Tiarnan Cooney

IT Recruitment Consultant

Tiarnan works in our IT Division where he specialises in sourcing and selecting a wide range of Developers and IT professionals.He has a real passion and interest in IT and the ever-developing emerging technologies. Originally from the Achill Islands Tiarnan completed his Degree in Sports and Exercise from the University of Limerick, a Degree programme which is close to his heart as an Avid GAA and Football player.

Phone

+353 1 592 1676

Location

Ireland

Bianca Chelcea

IT Recruitment Consultant Romania

Bianca is based in Search Talent Romania and is focused on IT recruitment both contract and permanent. Previously she worked in the recruitment industry as a Program Manager for a U.S. company also operating in Romania. Bianca is truly a people person and able to build strong relationships with both clients and candidates due to her interpersonal skills and her extensive knowledge of technology. Bianca graduated with a Masters's degree in Engineering which is particularly relevant to all engineering and system integration topics. She has much success in placing people within Microsoft technologies and DevOps and in her spare time is always researching the latest technologies

Phone

+353 15921660

Location

Romania

Conor Walsh

IT & Engineering Recruitment Consultant

Conor holds a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management and has a background of working in several fast-paced industries. One of his previous roles was working as a Sales Team Lead, which gave him a deep appreciation for commercials. He has also worked for Google in their logistics field, gaining a lot of experience and insight into working for a global company and what kind of standards are expected. He specialises in recruiting IT professionals in multiple disciplines for Search Talent, and IT is very much a subject close to his heart. When he is not sourcing and selling his clients USP’s, you will find him avidly involved in GAA activities

Phone

+353 15926176

Location

Ireland

James Hanna

IT Recruitment Consultant

Before joining Search Talent, James worked in the Automotive Sales Industry and the Telecommunication Engineering space. James holds a Travel and Tourism qualification and from there entered the sales industry. Because of this background in sales, he has fantastic influencing skills, and candidates delight in his passion for the clients he represents. His area of specialisation in Search Talent is recruiting in the Data Centre world or finding the best technical support talent.When he is not recruiting Ireland's top talent, you will find James watching or playing football, walking his dog or volunteering his time to the disabled community, which gives him great personal satisfaction.

Phone

+353 1 592 1667

Location

UK

Kial Dicks

IT Recruitment Consultant

Kial has worked in the IT Recruitment Industry in the UK before Joining Search Talent and is work-obsessed with finding suitable candidates for his clients. Based on our London office Kial has a vast network in the UK which can be utilised for the Irish market and vice versa. Previous to his recruitment career, Kial was head of training for a financial services organisation even at a very young age. His energy is infectious, and you can tell he wants to do right for his candidates and clients. Kial has an extensive network of friends and family in his spare time. He enjoys being a godfather to no less than eight children as well as socialising with his friends.

Phone

+353 1 592 1671

Location

UK

Patrick Judge

IT Recruitment Consultant

We are proud that Patrick has joined the Search Talent IT recruitment team. Having worked for three years as a recruiter in the UK, he specialised in recruiting a broad range of IT professionals, including but not limited to CTOs, Solutions Architects, DevOps and Cyber Security candidates.Patrick began his career in sales but quickly found his calling in the recruitment industry, being one of the fastest to place in his first staffing role in the UK. Patrick has a degree in Media and Public relations. In his own right, he is an award-winning sales professional. When his passion for recruiting is not at work, you will find him socialising with friends or watching various sports.

Phone

+353 1 592 1668

Location

Ireland

Peter Fahy

Head of Capital Markets

At Search Talent, we are very proud to have Peter Fahy heading our Capital Markets Division. Peter has over 20 years' experience in recruitment working with investment banking clients all over the world. He speaks French and Italian and historically has had great success in global markets. His educational background speaks for itself as he holds an MBA from Bocconi in Milan, which he completed on exchange at the top-ranked Kellogg School of Management in Chicago. Peter initially graduated in Commerce at UCD, during which he spent a year in Paris on an Erasmus Scholarship at ESCP Business School.Peter is highly valued at Executive Search and can find extremely sought-after investment professionals most recently placing professionals across the UK, Paris, and Nordic regions. His deep understanding of investment markets is second to none and his passion for the area only strengthens his relationships with C- Level executives and senior candidates.When Peter is not immersed in financial markets, he is a prolific writer who has finished two books, one on recruitment and another in fiction.

Phone

+353 15921663

Location

UK & Ireland

Enda Connolly

Head of Legal

Enda Connolly heads up the Legal 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. 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

+353 19639317

Location

Ireland

David Danagher

Senior Legal Recruitment Consultant

David began his law career after completing his certificate in Criminal Law at Dublin Institute of Technology in the Republic of Ireland. Eager to expand his knowledge, David went on to achieve a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Law and Society at Dublin City University. David got his master’s degree in Corporate and Financial Law at Kingston University in the UK and is currently studying as a Barrister at Law at the Honourable Society of King's Inn in Dublin. He is also a member of the Institute of Paralegals in the UK and The New York City Paralegal Association. He is very experienced in the paralegal field and has a proven track record. David has a broad range of legal skills and an in-depth knowledge of the law. He has practised in many areas of law in a paralegal capacity such as Constitutional Rights, Criminal, Corporate, Insurance and Human Rights. He now brings his wealth of experience to Search Talent and puts it to good use in screening and selecting Ireland’s top legal talent.He is also a keen sportsman running long distance as well as actively participating in the GAA.

Phone

+353 15921673

Location

Ireland

Tim Baker

Senior Legal Recruitment Consultant

Tim is one of our extremely qualified Legal Recruitment Consultants. He is drawing on the skills and knowledge obtained during his years of working in the legal field in the city of  London, combined with the experience he gained while managing and recruiting for businesses in Colombia. He conducts customized searches for legal personnel in Dublin and the rest of Ireland, giving companies and candidates confidence that their hiring needs are being met every time.Tim is an outdoor enthusiast with a particular passion for hiking. He also has an LLB in Criminal Law and Human Rights as well as possessing a Bar Vocational Course. Tim is fluent in Spanish having spent ten years living and working in Columbia.

Phone

+353 15921675

Location

Ireland

Sarah Horan

Sales & Marketing Team Lead

Sarah has joined Search Talent whilst completing her undergraduate degree in Recruitment. Sarah has more than three years of experience working in the hospitality industry honing her people and customer care skills. She has studied management, digital marketing and is completing her qualification CIPD. Sarah is working in our sales and marketing division utilising her outgoing personality to make the best matches in this space. Sarah is a big GAA fan end enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities.

Phone

+353 15921679

Location

Ireland

Michael Maher

Sales & Marketing Recruitment Consultant

Michael ( Mikey) is part of Search Talent’s ever-expanding sales division. Mike Previously worked with multinational businesses in sales and customer service capacities. He is in his own right an experienced sales professional and has a 2:1 Marketing Degree. He really understands what drives the sales cycle and what makes a truly exceptional salesperson. Mikey is super enthusiastic and friendly with a wide network that perfectly suits the recruitment industry.

Phone

+353 1 592 1666

Location

Ireland

Matthew O’Donnell

Sales & Marketing Recruitment Consultant

Matthew qualified in acting and theatre studies from Trinity college and since then has worked in Event planning and retail management. Having previously worked in sales, Matthew truly understands what can make the difference between a good and a great sales professional. He has fantastic customer skills and, naturally, with his interest in performing arts, is a skilled communicator and ideal to work with artful sales and marketing personalities. Matthew still acts in his spare time and enjoys various sporting activities such as cooking, Running, Skating and Horse Riding

Phone

+353 1 592 1665

Location

Ireland

Cherie Byrne

Multilingual Team Lead

Cherie is part of our multilingual recruitment team and came to Search Talent having been in the recruitment industry for close to three years. She is extremely passionate about recruitment and can find the rarest talent in the market through her determination, networking skills and her enthusiastic pitching to relevant candidates.Cherie is relentless when she takes a role on and will not stop until the perfect candidate is presented to her clients or the perfect role is detailed to her candidate. Cherie speaks conversational Spanish having studied Art History in Spain, she has also studied psychology and counselling and works in her spare time with children who have special needs.

Phone

+353 15743809

Location

Ireland

Florentina Ghita

Sales and Multilingual Recruitment Consultant

Florentina is part of Search Talent’s extremely busy sales and Multilingual team. Originally from Romania Florentina services our clients in Ireland and Internationally. She has a primary degree in management and a master’s in human resources. Florentina is passionate about HR excellence, and it shows in all of her dealings at Search Talent.Before joining the Search Talent family Florentina worked in Deloitte’s for a number of years as a senior Executive Assistant in their tax and legal department. Energetic and warm she will deliver a top-class experience to both her clients and her candidates using her HR training to deliver above and beyond expectations.

Phone

+353 1 592 1670

Location

Ireland

Denis Dobre

Multilingual Recruitment Consultant

Denis is another fantastic member of our multilingual division here at Search Talent. Denis Previously worked in the recruitment industry in the UK, where he recruited hospitality professionals from entry-level to senior.Denis speaks Romanian fluently and can test in this as well as speak some French. His education spans a degree in Theology, and he is currently completing a degree in Business and Management. He has a background in hospitality as well as customer service and credit control. You may find Denis with a camera in his hand in his spare time as photography is a personal passion.Denis has a ready smile for everyone he encounters and is an absolute pleasure to work with.

Phone

+353 1 574 3822

Location

UK

Barbara Buko

Multilingual Recruitment Consultant

Barbara Buko is a valued member of our multilingual recruitment division here at Search Talent. Barbara speaks Fluent Hungarian and German (native levels) and good Norwegian and is currently perfecting the Finnish language.Barbara’s extensive education means she has a Master’s in diplomacy, a BA in Norwegian and German and is qualified in German – Hungarian Translation. She can test levels of German and Hungarian and has a background of working as an HR analyst, Project Manager and IT service desk executive. She is also a member of the chartered institute of Linguists.In her spare time, Barbara enjoys contemporary Ballet, Roller Skating and hiking. She is a superstar in our multilingual division, very educated, capable of testing in several languages, and passionate about HR and recruitment.

Phone

+353 1 574 3812

Location

Ireland

Hannah Baggott

Multilingual Recruitment Consultant

Hannah is another exceptional member of the Search Talent family working for the company's multilingual team. Hannah had her own business in the UK at an early age and has had the "bug" for making great relationships and delivering for her clients. She has a background in recruiting in the fast-paced contracting business and has never missed a deadline. Her past experiences have taught her how to deliver on quick turnaround times when it comes to recruiting multilingual professionals. Hannah bought her first home from the success of her business in her first job, which is no mean feat. When she is not searching and selecting for our multilingual division, you will find her in her own home with her two dogs or walking in the Cheltenham area.

Phone

+353 1 592 1662

Location

UK

Sofia Randi

Multilingual Recruitment Consultant

Sofia is an Italian Native who moved to Dublin in 2019 and now works for the Search Talent's Multilingual Division. She can test Italian Fluency as well as speak perfect English herself. Sofia is qualified in administration, finance and marketing and has worked in several countries, including Italy, France and now Ireland. She understands what it takes to move to a new country, and her experiences of this do not go unnoticed by candidates who are considering relocating.Sofia's natural charm and work ethic are endearing to candidates who trust her to find them the right move every time. She is a country girl at heart, and when she is not working, you will find her exploring nature somehow.

Phone

+353 1 592 1669

Location

Ireland

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

+353 19639311

Location

Ireland

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