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We shape the
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​Our model creates the momentum that builds global strategic partnerships.

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    talent acquisition

    Contingent Recruitment | Project Recruitment | Temporary and Contract | Executive Headhunting

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    B2B & B2C Value proposition | A new way to assess a job applicant’s suitability to a role or company, that focuses on EQ and personality alignment to corporate culture.

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    professional networks

    Women Who Mean Business (WWMB) | Leaders of Tech (LoT) | North American Expat Association (NAXA)

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    Global Benchmarking | Market Assessments | Salary Comparison

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    turnkey operations

    Nearshoring | Technology & Talent Outsourcing | Hyper Growth Solutions

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    Strategic Workforce Planning – The Future of Work | Employer Branding & Employer Value Proposition | Employee Retention

Our people

  • Aisling Kearns

    Aisling Kearns

    Senior Principal Consultant - Office Support

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  • James Bowles

    James Bowles

    Associate Director - Strategy & Transformation

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  • Elaine Owens

    Elaine Owens

    Consultant - Software Engineering

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  • Eoin Connolly

    Eoin Connolly

    Director - Banking

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  • Louise O'Leary

    Louise O'Leary

    Associate Director - Accounting & Finance

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  • Andrew Lynch

    Andrew Lynch

    Chief Executive Officer

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  • Jenny Kinmonth

    Jenny Kinmonth

    People & Operations Manager

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  • James Lynch

    James Lynch

    Director - Investments & Corporate Finance

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  • Caren Schwannauer

    Caren Schwannauer

    Business Development Executive - EMEA

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  • Katie Markham

    Katie Markham

    Senior Marketing & Communications Executive

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  • Rob Kearney

    Rob Kearney

    Non-Executive Director

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  • Sean Martin

    Sean Martin

    Principal Consultant – Strategy & Transformation

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  • Finlay Barry

    Finlay Barry

    Senior Principal Consultant - Risk and Compliance

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  • Daire Connolly

    Daire Connolly

    Principal Consultant - Technology

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  • Jasmin Blum

    Jasmin Blum

    Consultant - FinTech

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  • Eva Valentine

    Eva Valentine

    Senior Researcher

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  • Anna O'Sullivan

    Anna O'Sullivan

    Principal Consultant - Investments & Corporate Finance

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  • David McHugh

    David McHugh

    Sports Consultant

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  • Aaron Van Kan

    Aaron Van Kan

    Consultant - Software Engineering

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  • Mark Kelly

    Mark Kelly

    Senior Consultant - Growth and Digital

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  • Ivana Leto

    Ivana Leto

    Consultant - Software Engineering

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Aisling leads MA’s Office Support division, working with administrative professionals from junior through to senior level and building valuable relationships in professional services, FMCG, financial services, tech and more. Before joining MA, she had a successful career in the insurance industry where she worked for a number of high-profile multinationals managing key accounts across commercial and personal lines.

​James spent over 10 years’ working in the technology industry before joining MA to lead strategy and transformation. Now he’s responsible for team growth and management, managing key accounts, business development and CxO engagement, driving the entire organisation to create the best possible customer experience for our candidates and clients. In fact, coaching people to be their best is what James loves most about his role.

Elaine is part of the software engineering practice here in MA Tech where she focuses on the contract market and works alongside a team of people who are heavily ingrained in the local technology space. Her client portfolio ranges from large scale tech companies to start-ups. Prior to MA, Elaine spent a year working in recruitment on a tech contract desk and holds a bachelor’s degree in business.

Eoin joined MA in 2014 after three years in Brightwater to lead our Banking and Financial Services division. Since then, he has forged relationships with some of the top financial institutions in the country and oversees a team that’s actively delivering niche, specific hires at scale. When he’s not working, you can find him at the gym, running or cycling. 

​​Armed with both a degree in Marketing & Languages and an ACA qualification, it makes perfect sense that Louise is an Associate Director on the Accounting & Finance team here at MA. Having trained within PwC's assurance team, she made the move to recruitment in 2013 and has since gained a wealth of experience recruiting accountants from newly qualified level to senior finance professionals across a range of sectors and company sizes. She currently recruits mid-senior level accounting positions within industry at MA.

After working a lot of jobs he didn’t like, Andrew knew he couldn’t be the only person looking for the perfect fit. So in 2013, he founded Mason Alexander to place amazing minds in amazing places to work. Now, Andrew drives the purpose, mission and madness of MA — and he isn’t one to hide behind his CEO title. He’s approachable, helps out wherever needed and encourages everyone to bring their ideas to the table no matter what position they hold.

​Jenny is MA’s People & Operations Manager — which means that her role revolves around making it easier for the rest of us to do our best work. That’s why she takes home the title of ‘Office Mum’ every year. She recently returned to college after an eight-year break to study Human Resources Management and is leading the HR function within MA. When she’s not focused on employee happiness and satisfaction, you can find her hiking, speed-reading, travelling or doing anything involving dogs.

James leads the investment, corporate finance and accounting teams at MA. His industry knowledge and strong track record in front office hires means he has an extensive network of relationships across Ireland, the UK, the US and Europe. James holds a degree in Psychology and, with over six years under his belt at MA, prides himself on understanding exactly what his clients need and delivering on that.

​Caren is obsessed with psychology — she has a degree in it and can spend hours talking about psychological studies, how people’s brains work and understanding what motivates them. So it’s a good thing she joined MA as a business development executive, finding the perfect people to help fintechs in Germany and other EU countries to grow and achieve their goals. Before MA, she worked in business development for a regtech start-up that developed software solutions for anti-money laundering compliance.

They say learning never sleeps — and that’s certainly the case for Katie. MA’s Senior Marketing & Communications Executive is never far from a classroom. She holds a BA in Creative and Cultural Industries as well as certificates in Digital Marketing, Graphic Design, Adobe After Effects and Film Production — all of which serve her well as she takes charge of MA’s marketing, graphic design and media output.

​Rob is a founding member of Mason Alexander. His non-executive role focuses on national and global client relationships. He also plays rugby internationally for Ireland and is chairman of IRUPA.

​Sean works on the business and technology transformation desk at MA, focusing on permanent positions within the PMO space and helping organisations deliver successful change initiatives and realise value through meaningful transformation. A keen food enthusiast, he worked in IT recruitment and financial sales before joining MA and he holds a BA in International Business.

Finlay has been with Mason Alexander for 5 years and looks after risk and compliance roles within the banking and financial services sectors. He previously ran our Funds & Banking Operations desk and, prior to joining us, worked in investment operations. He has an Economics degree from UCD and a Master’s from Smurfit Business School.

​A graduate of both DIT and DCU, Daire spent eight years working in software development recruitment with GCS Recruitment before joining MA. Today he’s a Principal Consultant for the Frontend Software Development market for all permanent hires. When he’s not at work, he’s running, trail running, cycling, taking part in triathlons or trying to stick to his annual reading goal of at least 12 books a year. And while he recently built a house, his proudest achievement was cycling the Ring of Kerry.

​An avid traveller, Jasmin has visited almost every country in Europe — only seven more to go! When she’s not busy getting another stamp in her passport or trying a new recipe she picked up on her travels, she’s helping fintechs across Europe find the perfect people to help them grow their businesses and develop cutting-edge technology. Prior to joining MA, she worked as a consultant in multilingual recruitment before moving into technical recruitment, where she worked mainly with start-ups in Berlin, helping them to hire senior back-end developers.

Before embarking on her recruitment career in 2017, Eva’s experience was in academic research and professional services and she has a BSc in Applied Psychology. She also travelled the world, living in Australia for a while and spending a summer volunteering at an animal sanctuary in Namibia. Today, Eva is our senior researcher across Banking and Financial Services, focusing on candidate generation and regeneration.

Anna’s recruitment career spans nearly 10 years and has seen her progress from admin to her role here at MA as principal consultant in the corporate finance and investment space. Outside the office, you’ll find her being the best Mum possible to her 3-year-old son (her proudest achievement) or ticking another exotic country off her bucket list. Before MA, Anna spent nearly six years in recruitment in both Ireland and Australia. She holds a BA in History and Archaeology.

​David is a sports marketing professional with over 20 years of hands on experience managing athletes, working with brands in sponsorship, communications & strategic consultancy.David is experienced as a mentor and life skills specialist, working with high performance sports & professional sports as well as brands, agencies and rights holders.

​Fun fact: Aaron’s full legal name has 10 syllables in it. As a consultant with MA Technologies, he currently works in the software engineering space and specialises in the DevOps/cloud contract market. Before MA, he spent nearly two years working in healthcare recruitment as a senior consultant and then moved to Randstad where he worked in life sciences, A&F, sales and marketing, and tech recruitment.

Mark takes the term ‘multi talented’ to a whole new level. He has five All-Ireland cricket medals. He used to be a professional poker player. He even once got a hole in one. This versatility comes in useful in his day-to-day here at MA, building new business across EMEA in the Growth and Digital division and partnering with senior leaders in growing tech companies. He joined MA after a long career in various areas of tech, including running his own start-up, and spent seven years living and working in Australia.

As an MA tech consultant, Ivana is responsible for connecting great engineering professionals with potential opportunities while striving to provide the best customer experience to both sides. This Croatian native and former sales executive holds a Master’s in Finance and a Bachelors in Business Economics but her proudest achievement is being able to work in three different languages and adapt to life in different countries.