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Values, Community, Diversity and Inclusion

Values, Community, Diversity and Inclusion

Our values are really important to us. They are core to all decisions we make, and where we go to when we are unsure about how to move forward. Our six values are enduring and threaded through everything we have done for over 30 years. They are a reference point for whom we hire, how we manage, how we interact with our community and the experiences stakeholders should expect.

Careers In Search

    1. Values

    2. Curiosity – We continuously search for better outcomes and how to achieve these.

    Authenticity – We are self aware and outcome oriented. If we say it, we do it.

    Empathy – We seek to understand the initial need and subsequent impact of our work.

    Ambition – Nothing is ever good enough, we deliver the best not just what is available.

    Mutuality – It works for all or it doesn’t work at all.

    Judgement – We seek out and apply knowledge to inform objective decision making.

  • Community, Diversity and Inclusion

    From environmental to community support projects, colleagues engage in wide range of socially responsible initiatives. We particularly encourage proposals from within the business as to directions that projects or initiatives may take. Often these relate to life experiences of the colleague and reflect a particular challenge for a family or community somewhere in Ireland.

    We know that diverse firms are far more effective in delivering valued experiences to all stakeholders. Aside from the blended creativity value, diverse firms are more open, innovative and engaging environments in which to work. All our assignments are undertaken with this express reference, that diversity and inclusion are essential to succeed in hiring great talent. Diverse and inclusive firm are Open, Fair, Respectful in their leadership behaviour. Their culture makes employees feel empowered, safe and valued by the organisation. We are proud to say that we work in a diverse and inclusive environment.

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Meet the Team

  • Michael O’Leary is the Chairman of the Board of Directors, at HRM and founded the business in 1992. Michael works closely with the firm's senior executives on the development and execution of business strategy and manages the advisory solutions business at HRM.

    Michael O'Leary
  • Anita Osibuamhe
  • Sarah Louise Nolan
  • Shannon Cox

    Shannon Cox

    Consultant - Recruiting Supply Chain, Operations & Procurement Professionals

  • Pádraig Ó Luasa
  • Gamy Anbalahan
  • Déanna Healy
  • Katie Sullivan
  • Paul O’Donnell is Chief Executive, leading selection activity throughout Ireland. Paul oversees all operational activity including people, performance, change and culture.

    Paul O'Donnell
  • ​As Head of Customer, Louise Haniver is responsiblie for the development and execution of marketing strategy, customer success and relationship growth. Louise is a member of HRM's Board of Management.

    Louise Haniver
  • Brian Hussey is Head of Finance and Information Systems and a member of the HRM Board of Management. In addition to the financial management of HRM, Brian is responsible for the continuous development of analytics and mission reports into the business in support of data based decision making.

    Brian Hussey
  • ​As Director of HRM's Corporate & Professional Services Practice and a member of the Board of Management, Arlene manages national selection activity and leads out on senior executive HR assignments.

    Arlene Moran

    Arlene Moran

    Senior Commercial Director - Corporate & Professional Services Practice


    As Senior Commercial Director of HRM's Life Science & Engineering Technologies Practice and a member of the Board of Management, Shane manages national selection activity and leads out on senior executive life science appointments.

    Shane Browne

    Shane Browne

    Senior Commercial Director - Life Sciences & Engineering Technology Practice

  • As Senior Commercial Director of HRM's Supply Chain Operations & Systems Practice and a member of the Board of Management, Ciaran manages national selection activity and leads out on senior executive leadership assignments.

    Ciaran McCaughey

    Ciaran McCaughey

    Senior Commercial Director - Supply Chain Operations & Systems Practice

  • Key responsibilities and specialisms:

    Paul leads HRM’s C-suite search practice and partners closely with business leaders in multi-nationals, Irish SMEs, and startups to identify leadership talent and in providing advice and insight into hiring strategies that enable business success. In recent years he has worked extensively across the pharmaceutical, medical device, FMCG, retail, energy, financial and professional services sectors within the Irish and UK markets.

    Paul’s deep expertise lies in strategic leadership talent engagement, assessment, succession planning, and retention within the Irish and international markets collaborating closely with his clients on commercial, strategic, and operationally orientated executive level hires.

    Paul’s industry network spans the Irish, UK, and international markets and has deep technical knowledge within General Management, Finance, Legal & Compliance, and Commercial functions, as well as having deep senior interim solutions experience.

    Experience:  With over 17 years’ experience in business leadership and senior level recruitment, having started his career in Michael Page (FTSE 100 business) and further developing this in the largest privately owned finance recruitment firm in the UK, Paul then relocated to Ireland in 2013. In 2015 he joined the HRM leadership team and has since worked with a multitude of high-profile organisations supporting them with cross-border executive appointments, interim solutions, and advisory services. Paul is a member of HRM’s senior leadership team.  

    Education / Awards:  Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Specialization in Economics & Finance (honors), along with a Diploma in General management from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University as part of the MBA Programme.

    Paul Lanigan
  • ​Aisling Clements leads a specialised engineering selection team, delivering in to life science and other high quality precision manufacturing clients. In addition, Aisling is a certified internal trainer and coach at HRM.

    Aisling Clements
  • Maeve Fahey
  • Key responsibilities and specialisms:

    Ashling is our Director of Corporate and Professional Services in Ireland, where she specialises in human resources, executive search, consulting, and advisory services. Ashling holds commercial responsibility for new business development and client relationships across a broad range of domestic and international industry sectors including Pharma, Medical Device, Tech, FMCG, Start-ups, Consumer Products, Manufacturing Business Services, Public Sector & Professional Services.

    Ashling’s ability to combine market knowledge, client and candidate needs has resulted in a demonstrable successful track-record in delivering on HR executive search programs, talent advisory support, and the hiring of HR Consultants on behalf of clients. Her portfolio of clients ranges from senior management level assignments across IC, Director, VP and C-suite levels.

    Experience:  Ashling joined the firm in 2013 where she opened the Cork operations. Having commenced her career in HR, before moving into recruitment working at firms such as Lá Crème and HAYS. Ashling has built a loyal and far-reaching network that has spanned her 20 years in recruitment. Ashling is a member of HRM’s leadership team.

    Education / Awards:  Ashling holds a Bachelor of Arts from University College Cork and holds a secondary Degree in Psychology also from University College Cork.

    Ashling Edwards
  • Key responsibilities and specialisms:

    Clair is a Senior Manager within our corporate & professional services practice, focusing on the Mid-Senior level Human Resource talent market. 

    Working across a number of industries, including Pharma & Bio-pharma, Retail, FMCG, Government and Technology amongst others, securing talent that will impact organisations positively.

    Clair’s specialism is within the Executive & Professional search & contractor market. 

    Clair has a strong recruitment track record, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in adeptly supporting clients & candidates to achieve their business & career goals.

    Experience: Clair joined HRM in 2016, having commenced her recruitment career over two decades ago.  Clair has worked in Ireland & Australia and has focused predominately in professional services recruitment for the majority of her career.

    Throughout her career, Clair has also worked within the executive search space.

    Clair is a member of HRM’s leadership team. 


    Clair Schindler

    Clair Schindler

    Senior Manager - Corporate & Professional Services Practice

  • Key responsibilities and specialisms:

    Michele leads the research function and together with a team of skilled researchers is responsible for identifying and qualifying candidates. Researchers support the business development activities and client talent deliverables at HRM.  The team’s knowledge management and development cover a broad, sector-oriented base. The research team’s expertise spans a large range of commercial and public industry sectors and functional specialties.  

    Michele has a successful track record in engaging support of senior stakeholders and management. She leads executive and professional search and talent advisory, focusing on senior management level assignments across VP, Director, and C-Suite levels. Michele gained her executive search experience through working across a broad range of industries, both in the public and private sectors domestically and globally.

    The breadth and depth of knowledge amongst the research team ensures current trends in human capital management are observed alongside market innovations to capture the transition to new and future created roles and careers.   Michele’s ability to strategically identify niche talent in these markets addresses our clients’ exacting requirements.  Her remit also includes talent pipelining, industry mapping and profiling, complex multi-hire searches, candidate sourcing and screening. 

    Experience:  Michele joined the firm in 2021, having started her career in accountancy before moving to banking and academia. She later moved to Odgers Berndtson, London where she honed her research skills. She has 15 years of executive and professional talent search recruitment experience, including six years in executive search with PwC. Michele is a member of HRM’s senior leadership team.  

    Education / Awards:  Michele holds an undergraduate degree in History, Politics and Logic, University College Dublin, a master’s degree in Modern History, University College London and a PhD in the History of Medicine, University College London.  

    Dr Michele Stokes
  • Laura Gallagher
  • Cian Breheny

    Cian Breheny

    Manager - Recruiting Supply Chain, Operations & Procurement professionals

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