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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
Ben Lillington-Lester

Ben Lillington-Lester

COO
Chris Alves

Chris Alves

HR & Operations Manager
Reza Hassan Ahmed

Reza Hassan Ahmed

Market Research Executive
Sofia Randi

Sofia Randi

Sales & Marketing Recruitment Consultant
Joanna Konieczna

Joanna Konieczna

Sales & Marketing Recruitment Consultant
Leigh Brady

Leigh Brady

Sales & Marketing Recruitment Consultant
Alex Hreniuc

Alex Hreniuc

Construction & Real Estate Recruitment Consultant
David O’Beirne

David O’Beirne

Financial Services Recruitment Consultant
Declan McNamee

Declan McNamee

Associate Director IT
Tiarnan Cooney

Tiarnan Cooney

IT Recruitment Consultant
Vishnu Priyan

Vishnu Priyan

IT Recruitment Consultant
Enda Connolly

Enda Connolly

Senior Legal Recruitment Consultant
Brendan O’Kelly

Brendan O’Kelly

Principal Legal 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 1 963 9310

Location

Ireland

Ben Lillington-Lester

COO

Ben Lillington-Lester is Search Talents Chief Operating Officer, managing day-to-day operations across the business alongside the CEO. He has a strong background in the Real Estate sector having spent 15 years running a number of successful Estate Agency branches in both the UK and Ireland. His primary role at Search Talent is to ensure our fantastic group of recruiters deliver the highest quality of service on time every time. Ben is highly organised and is responsible for Search Talent’s training, onboarding ongoing learning and 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.

Phone

+353 1 963 9313

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 1 963 9314

Location

Ireland

Reza Hassan Ahmed

Market Research Executive

Reza is responsible for researching the market and business opportunities for Search Talent. Previously, he worked as a HeadHunter and marketing executive for over 2 years at a Dubai Based HR Consulting firm. Reza is about to receive his MBA in Human Resources, having already attained a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce. He is a Highly analytical member of the team with advanced certifications in analytics, highly prized in his function of Market Intelligence. Reza is a creative soul who enjoys painting (Still Life) and experimenting with Indian Cuisine in the kitchen.

Phone

+353 15743812

Location

Ireland

Sofia Randi

Sales & Marketing Recruitment Consultant

Sofia is an Italian Native who moved to Dublin in 2019 and now works for the Search Talent's Sales and Marketing 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

Joanna Konieczna

Sales & Marketing Recruitment Consultant

Joanna's previous background in Social and Digital Marketing coupled with her Degree in Marketing positions her as the ideal recruiter for match-making sales and marketing professionals. She joined Search Talent, having previously worked for a large recruitment agency moving over to us in order to recruit in what she is passionate about, namely placing Sales, Digital and Marketing experts. Joanna's genuine interest in the industry, coupled with her ready smile, will ensure whether you are a client or a candidate that you will receive a quality service. In her spare time, you might meet Joanna in her local running club or somewhere out and about training her much loved cat Luna.

Phone

+353 15743821

Location

Ireland

Leigh Brady

Sales & Marketing Recruitment Consultant

Leigh has personally worked as a Sales and Marketing Executive, so really understands what it takes to be a good one. She also managed a team of fifty people in the BPO industry before joining Search Talent. Aside from these experiences, Leigh had the opportunity to indulge her passion for Literature working for a publishing house as an Editorial Assistant and in Marketing. Leigh's 3rd Level Education started with a Degree in English and Sociology culminating in a Master's Degree in English Literature. It's evident that Leigh loves reading, but she is no "book worm" as her other passion in life is musical theatre, a hobby that puts her front and centre. Leigh's warm and engaging nature means that the business will always receive positive feedback from people regarding their experiences with Search Talent.

Phone

+353 15743822

Location

Ireland

Alex Hreniuc

Construction & Real Estate 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 1 574 3809

Location

Ireland

David O’Beirne

Financial Services Recruitment Consultant

David has recently onboarded the financial services desk along with the CEO and COO. David enjoys assisting financial services to hire the very best people for their services. He also really enjoys matching people into the next step of their career so has found a perfect home in recruitment! David is from Wexford, a graduate of law from DCU and enjoys sea swims, hikes and the outdoors when he's not recruiting.

Phone

+353 1 963 9312

Location

Ireland

Declan McNamee

Associate Director IT

Declan is a Senior Level Technology Recruitment Professional with strong commercial and business acumen across multiple industries. He has extensive experience working closely with C-suite and HR leaders to successfully hire the best people for their teams. Over 20 years’ specialising mainly in the UK/Irish IT recruitment marketplace, focussing on effective talent attraction strategies and recruiting processes for those businesses & organisations that he partners with.His key areas of specialisation are recruiting:IT Directors / Heads of IT / Software Engineering Managers / CIO’s / CTO’s Senior Level Software & Web Development / Technical & Solutions Architects Data / BI / Analytics / Data ScientistsInfrastructure / InfoSec / CyberSec Business Transformation / Change Managers / Service Delivery / Business Analysts Project Management / Programme Managers. Declan has previously managed large teams of recruiters both in the UK and Ireland and has a very high ratio of interviews to hire. Declan is passionate about football, both soccer and Gaelic, not just supporting his team but spending his spare time coaching young players and supporting many football charities. He also enjoys a round of golf when the opportunity arises.

Phone

+353 1 576 9279

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

Vishnu Priyan

IT Recruitment Consultant

Vishnu has 16 years of experience in both Human Resources and Recruiting. He possesses an MBA in Human Resources, a degree in Economics and is about to graduate with a master in HR from the Dublin Business School.For 9 years, Vishnu worked as a senior HR executive for Cognizant Technology Solutions, managing a sourcing team that spanned across SAP technologies, Enterprise application and analytics professionals. Subsequently, he worked as a Senior HR Managerfor 2 years in Accenture overseeing the work of 38 HR professionals.Vishnu is passionate about recruiting technical professionals and has certified himself in AON Hewitt and internet searching.Search Talent are privileged to have such an experienced recruiter who is full of energy and enthusiasm for his work. When he is not studying or recruiting, you may find him indulging in his passion for cricket.

Phone

+353 1 592 1662

Location

Ireland

Enda Connolly

Senior Legal Recruitment Consultant

Enda Connolly 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 1 963 9317

Location

Ireland

Brendan O’Kelly

Principal Legal Recruitment Consultant

Brendan O'Kelly works as Principal Recruitment Consultant – Legal, for Search Talent. Brendan has 20 years’ experience working as a senior lawyer in the investment banking, funds and fintech sectors in the UK and Ireland so brings with him a deep understanding of the legal requirements and challenges faced by firms and lawyers operating in these and other business sectors. Having started his career in financial sales, Brendan welcomes the opportunity Search Talent provides to combine his legal experience with a more dynamic client-facing, solutions-oriented role. In his spare time, you will find Brendan swimming in the 40 Foot, embarrassing his children with his taste in pop music or cycling.

Phone

+353 1 592 1661

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 1 963 9311

Location

Ireland

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