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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 & Operations Manager
Andressa Maris

Andressa Maris

HR & Operations Assistant
Ben Lillington-Lester

Ben Lillington-Lester

Commercial Director & Head of Property
Josh William

Josh William

Real Estate Recruitment Consultant
Mark Mccarthy

Mark Mccarthy

Property and Construction Recruitment Consultant
Skai Morkeliunaite

Skai Morkeliunaite

Accounting & Finance Divisional Manager
Alex Hreniuc

Alex Hreniuc

IT & Finance Recruitment Consultant
Sophie Cleary

Sophie Cleary

Accounting and Finance Recruitment Consultant
Peter Fahy

Peter Fahy

Head of Capital Markets
Enda Connolly

Enda Connolly

Head of Legal
Tim Baker

Tim Baker

Legal Recruitment Consultant
David Danagher

David Danagher

Legal Recruitment Consultant
Sarah Horan

Sarah Horan

Sales & Marketing Recruitment Consultant
Conor Walsh

Conor Walsh

Sales & Marketing Recruitment Consultant
Madeline Ronayne

Madeline Ronayne

Sales & Marketing Recruitment Consultant
Gerard O’Brien

Gerard O’Brien

Sales and Marketing Recruitment Consultant
Ross Ennis

Ross Ennis

Head of Quality
Sergiu Maris

Sergiu Maris

IT Recruitment Consultant
Catalin Dragomir

Catalin Dragomir

IT Recruitment Consultant
Cherie Byrne

Cherie Byrne

Multilingual Team Lead
Nicolo Iudica

Nicolo Iudica

Multilingual Recruitment Consultant
Mark Flattery

Mark Flattery

Senior Medical & Pharmaceutical Recruitment Consultant
Mihaela Craciun

Mihaela Craciun

Managing Director Romania
Laura Gkotzamanis

Laura Gkotzamanis

HR Manager Romania
Robert Cristian

Robert Cristian

IT Team Lead Romania
Alina Mosoiu

Alina Mosoiu

IT Recruitment Consultant Romania
Bianca Chelcea

Bianca Chelcea

IT Recruitment Consultant Romania
Andrei Marcu

Andrei Marcu

IT Recruitment Consultant Romania
Raluca Onofrei

Raluca Onofrei

Multilingual Recruitment Consultant Romania

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

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

Ben Lillington-Lester

Commercial Director & Head of Property

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

Josh William

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

Accounting & Finance Divisional Manager

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

+353 15921664

Location

Ireland

Alex Hreniuc

IT & Finance Recruitment Consultant

Alex has joined Search Talent as part of his Undergraduate Degree in Recruitment. Before this Alex spent one years 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 as well as our Dublin base where he is located. In his spare time, he is a member of the South Dublin Panthers ( American Football ) he also has a black belt in Karate and enjoys a whole range of sporting activities.

Phone

+353 15921678

Location

Ireland

Sophie Cleary

Accounting and Finance Recruitment Consultant

Sophie has an impressive academic background with a 1:1 degree from UCC in French and Psychology. Her academia has developed her skills as a critical thinker and in innovation and creative ways of doing business.Previous to joining the recruitment profession Sophie worked in hospitality for several years and was a supervisor in an upmarket restaurant in Co Kerry. The hospitality industry has undoubtedly taught Sophie how to work with people and create a positive and enjoyable experience once you interact with Sophie you will appreciate this trait. She is a high achiever who has played basketball at the club level as well as succeeding at football, ballet, and athletics. When not learning more about the art of recruitment or enjoying sporting activities Sophie can be found hiking or playing the piano which she plays at a very high level.

Phone

+353 15921670

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

Tim Baker

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 15921673

Location

Ireland

David Danagher

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

Sarah Horan

Sales & Marketing Recruitment Consultant

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

Conor Walsh

Sales & Marketing 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 allows him to have a deep appreciation for what sales professionals do and what good work looks like when it comes to a sales environment. He has also worked for Google in their logistics field and has gained a lot of experience, which has given him an insight into working for a global company and what kind of standards are expected.He specialises in recruiting inside sales, BDM’s and customer service at Search Talent. When he is not sourcing and selling his clients USP’s, you will find him avidly involved in GAA.

Phone

+353 1592617

Location

Ireland

Madeline Ronayne

Sales & Marketing Recruitment Consultant

Madeline is part of our thriving Sales and Marketing Division. She specialises in recruiting and sourcing inside sales, multilingual customer services and retail. She holds an honours degree in International Relations and French and speaks Irish Fluently. Madeline worked for a number of years in the hospitality sector in Ireland, working on her customer skills, before joining Search Talent. She is the captain of her women’s GAA team and plays the violin to level 8. Her enthusiasm and outgoing personality make her a joy to deal with for her clients and candidates alike.

Phone

+353 15921672

Location

Ireland

Gerard O’Brien

Sales and Marketing Recruitment Consultant

Ger has a First Class Honours degree in International Business from the University of Limerick, along with a Diploma in Marketing, Advertising, PR and Sales Management. He is currently working on his Masters degree in Digital Marketing Practice and Analytics. 

 Ger has over six years of experience in business domestically and abroad. Previous to joining Search Talent he worked hands on in Marketing, Sales and in Operations. Not only has he achieved strong academic results but he has also won several awards in university and has always been in the top sales leagues throughout his sales career.

 Very approachable, trustworthy and team orientated, Ger is a joy to work with for his colleagues, candidates and clients. Outside of work he is a professional mixologist – cocktails anyone?

Phone

+353 1 592 1662

Location

Ireland

Ross Ennis

Head of Quality

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 straightforward, Ross is a consultant who likes to deliver. 

Phone

+353 15921661

Location

Ireland

Sergiu Maris

IT Recruitment Consultant

Sergiu is a multilingual and creative recruiter with exceptional work ethic and over 5 years worth of recruiting experience. Sergiu is part of our highly successful IT Recruitment Team and speaks five languages fluently, namely English, Portuguese, Romanian, Italian, and Spanish. He has an innate ability to focus sharply on any task and comes with innovative ideas and solutions in order to complete tasks in a timely manner. He has fantastic problem-solving skills, attention to detail, excellent listening skills, and these attributes coupled with his high energy and work ethic make him an incredible asset to have at Search Talent.Sergiu has a genuine interest in helping people and spent more than 18 months on humanitarian missions in Brazil. In his spare time he is very happy improving his fitness across many sports areas, MMA being one of his most enjoyed pastimes.

Phone

+353 19639312

Location

Ireland

Catalin Dragomir

IT Recruitment Consultant

Catalin is a valued member of the Search Talent's IT team. He holds a degree in European Studies and before joining the energetic team of Search Talent, he has already had six years of experience in working with placing IT professionals in their dream roles. He has encouraged people from all over the world to enter into careers in software development – there are people now experts in their fields because of him. Catalin is very well received by candidates due to his outgoing nature and friendly disposition. Catalin gravitates towards coaching people in both his professional and personal life.

Phone

+353 15921671

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 15921663

Location

Ireland

Nicolo Iudica

Multilingual Recruitment Consultant

Want to deal with a great multilingual recruiter?Why not work with Nicolo who speaks Italian, Spanish, English, Dutch and German the latter to some degree. Not only is Nicolo multilingual but he holds a Masters in Human Resource Management with a primary Degree in International Studies. Nicolo has previous experience specialising in talent management for a prestigious German Consulting firm where his core passion was recruitment. Nicolo is very calm and considered in his dealings with customers and applicants and you will always receive the best advice from him.When he is not working in or thinking about recruitment you will find Nicolo on the highest seas in Ireland on his surfboard or in his spare time teaching people how to surf in a patient and caring way just how he is in his role at Search Talent.

Phone

+353 1 592 1677

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

Mihaela Craciun

Managing Director Romania

We are very proud to have Mihaela Craciun managing Search Talents Romanian Branch ( Search Talent SRL ). She is responsible for managing our ten fantastic recruiters, driving business development, and managing our Key Accounts. Mihaela can lay claim to the fact that she is working with Romania’s Tier One companies both Nationally and Internationally. She has a Master's degree in Clinical Phycology as well as qualifications in Politics and Diplomacy. Her previous background was working with a US Multinational recruitment firm where she leads a team of onboarding specialists. Mihaela is admired as a confident leader and is highly adept at ensuring projects for clients are delivered to the highest standards. In her spare time, Michaela has volunteered at the Psychiatric hospital in Romania, she likes Rollerblading and the outdoors.

Phone

+353 19639315

Location

Romania

Laura Gkotzamanis

HR Manager Romania

Laura excellently manages the service delivery in our Bucharest office. Our team in Romania is exceptional in IT and Sales Recruitment and it is Laura who ensures the highest levels in Recruitment Services. Laura is Fluent in Greek, holds a degree in Psychology, has done numerous courses in HR, selection tools and a black belt in sourcing. She is always working on her skills in recruitment and is gaining knowledge, which she freely shares with her team in Bucharest. Laura has almost seven years of experience in the recruitment industry, having previously worked for tier one firms like Deutsche Telekom where she was the go-to for IT and technical recruitment.
Laura is tasked with growing our already significant recruitment business and we are delighted to have such a professional coach and manager on our team.

Phone

+353 15921676

Location

Romania

Robert Cristian

IT Team Lead Romania

Rob is a highly organised and efficient recruiter who has much success in placing great IT talent due to his deep knowledge of technology. He has studied the art of web design, javascript and data technologies so that he can relate to his candidates. Rob is passionate about Web design in his spare time. Candidates and Clients alike totally appreciate Rob’s passion for IT and his five years of experience in recruiting perfectly marry with quality Search and Selection. In his spare time, Rob is a great cook and a lover of nature.

Phone

+353 15921669

Location

Romania

Alina Mosoiu

IT Recruitment Consultant Romania

Alina is an experienced Human Resource Manager with vast knowledge in managing the hiring process, employee relations, performance management and of course recruitment. Alina is dependable and organised with outstanding skills in building relationships across all levels of experience. She has six years of experience working in the HR and Recruitment industry and has completed several trainings in both project management ( Six Sigma certified) HR, Career coaching and high-performance analysis. She works for Search Talent Romania covering  IT requisitions. Alina’s focused way of delivering results is second to none.

Phone

+353 15921668

Location

Romania

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

Andrei Marcu

IT Recruitment Consultant Romania

Andrei is a natural team player with a confident personality – he is very popular with his fellow recruiters, candidates and clients. Andrei has six years of experience prior to joining Search Talent and has a degree in Psychology as well as a diploma in Economics. Andrei is completely fluent in English as are all of Search Talent’s recruiter’s and he is fantastic at recruiting internationally. In his spare time Andrei enjoys networking and socialising with potential clients and candidates. It is also worth mentioning that Andrei has meticulous attention to detail.

Phone

+353 15921674

Location

Romania

Raluca Onofrei

Multilingual Recruitment Consultant Romania

Raluca is an experienced member of the Search Talent’s Romanian Multilingual team. She got to know the Recruitment Industry when she worked in the Foreign Languages Department (Arabic and English) during her time studying at the University.Her responsibilities include finding and approaching highly qualified candidates and communicating with applicants. She is a positive person with high expectations regarding herself and her environment, which is the main reason why she finds the best candidates and is an asset to our team. Her skills include Project Management and persuasion in addition to having confidence in her work. Some of her hobbies are outdoor activities, reading and expanding her capabilities in terms of learning new languages.

Phone

+353 15921665

Location

Romania

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