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
Chris Alves

Chris Alves

HR and Operations Manager
Ben Lillington-Lester

Ben Lillington-Lester

Commercial Manager & Head of Property
Skai Morkeliunaite

Skai Morkeliunaite

Accounting & Finance Recruitment Consultant
David Mannion

David Mannion

Accountancy & Finance Recruitment Consultant
Enda Connolly

Enda Connolly

Head of Legal & Multilingual
Lydia Alegro

Lydia Alegro

Sales & Marketing Recruitment Consultant
Ross Ennis

Ross Ennis

Head of IT & Scientific division
Swati Yavendu

Swati Yavendu

IT Recruitment Consultant
Mihaela Craciun

Mihaela Craciun

Romanian Branch Manager
Robert Cristian

Robert Cristian

IT & Multilingual Recruitment Consultant Romania
Sabina Nechifor

Sabina Nechifor

IT & Multilingual Recruitment Consultant Romania
Robert Bedy

Robert Bedy

Multilingual Recruitment Consultant
Cherie Byrne

Cherie Byrne

Multilingual Recruitment Consultant
Mark Flattery

Mark Flattery

Senior Medical & Pharmaceutical Recruitment Consultant
Alina Mosoiu

Alina Mosoiu

IT & 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

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

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

David Mannion

Accountancy & Finance Recruitment Consultant

David Mannion is part of Search Talents growing accountancy and Finance team. David has a particular interest in placing Fund accounting, Risk and Tax roles. Having completed a Bachelors degree in Commerce and French he spent his internship working for KPMG where he received hands-on experience in a Big 4 consulting practice. David also holds the NRF certification in recruitment.David’s calling to recruitment came from a financial services recruitment agency based in Luxembourg where he specialised in investment management recruitment. David joined Search Talent in 2021. He speaks fluent French and is a keen sports enthusiast.

Phone

‪+353 1 592 1667

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

Lydia Alegro

Sales & Marketing Recruitment Consultant

Lydia Fernandes is a valued member of the Search Talent sales and marketing team. She recruits across all levels of sales and marketing disciplines from inside sales to field sales to managerial sales and marketing opportunities. Lydia’s career in recruitment began eight years ago and she has been passionate about the industry ever since. Lydia is qualified in employment law, human resources and has a deep interest in psychology.Lydia has a very extroverted and engaging personality that is perfect for networking within the sales community. She brings out the best in her candidates and is capable of forging real connections with both candidates and clients alike.

Phone

+353 1 592 1666‬

Ross Ennis

Head of IT & Scientific division

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

IT 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

Romanian Branch Manager

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

Robert Cristian

IT & Multilingual Recruitment Consultant 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 1 592 1669

Sabina Nechifor

IT & Multilingual Recruitment Consultant Romania

Sabina is a determined perfectionist when it comes to recruiting. She is extremely qualified with a Master’s in human resources and a degree in Engineering. Sabina spent much of her career in Medical Engineering Sales and enjoys technical subjects especially IT topics.She has led sales teams in the past before finding her true passion for Recruitment. She is a true people person and professional. Sabina spent some time during her HR masters on an exchange programme in Vienna where she had the happiest time of her life and this has made her truly comfortable on an international stage.

Phone

+353 1 592 1670

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

Cherie Byrne

Multilingual Recruitment Consultant

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

015921663

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

Alina Mosoiu

IT & Multilingual 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 both Multilingual and IT requisitions. Alina’s focused way of delivering results is second to none.

Phone

+353 1 592 1668

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