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  • Barbara McKiernan

    Managing Director & Accountancy and Finance Consultant

    Barbara has over 12 years experience recruiting senior Accountancy and Finance professionals into key positions. As a trusted partner for both clients and candidates, she has unrivaled connections across Northern Ireland. Barbara has vast experience of representing senior candidates when confidentiality is key, and invests considerable time getting to know candidates in order to match them with a client that suits them both personally and professionally.

    Barbara has over 12 years experience recruiting senior Accountancy and Finance professionals into key positions. As a trusted partner for both clients and candidates, she has unrivaled connections across Northern Ireland. Barbara has vast experience of representing senior candidates when confidentiality is key, and invests considerable time getting to know candidates in order to match them with a client that suits them both personally and professionally.

  • Ryan Quinn

    Managing Director & IT Consultant

    Ryan has worked in the recruitment sector for 13 years' and specialises in Software recruitment, from Senior Development Engineers to STEM graduates. With a Masters Degree in Computing and having previously worked in the IT sector as a Java Developer, Ryan is ideally placed to help candidates take that all important next step in their IT career. Ryan has worked in partnership with many FDI clients as they set up in NI, and has helped find the best talent to move companies from zero hires to several hundred staff.

    Ryan has worked in the recruitment sector for 13 years' and specialises in Software recruitment, from Senior Development Engineers to STEM graduates. With a Masters Degree in Computing and having previously worked in the IT sector as a Java Developer, Ryan is ideally placed to help candidates take that all important next step in their IT career. Ryan has worked in partnership with many FDI clients as they set up in NI, and has helped find the best talent to move companies from zero hires to several hundred staff.

  • Joanne Bloomer

    Accountancy & Finance

    Joanne has over 15 years experience recruiting senior finance professionals in NI, London and Australia. Having joined VANRATH in 2012 Joanne works in partnership with key clients across Commerce, Industry and Public Sector throughout Northern Ireland.

    Joanne has over 15 years experience recruiting senior finance professionals in NI, London and Australia. Having joined VANRATH in 2012 Joanne works in partnership with key clients across Commerce, Industry and Public Sector throughout Northern Ireland.

  • Phil Gamble

    IT - Software Management & Development

    Phil is a Senior IT Recruitment Consultant with over 12 years' success in consistently delivering on challenging IT recruitment campaigns across the Northern Ireland IT market. Before working in recruitment, Phil gained a 2:1 BSc in Management and Information Systems and gained industry experience working with Microsoft. He covers all areas of the IT sector, working as a specialist technical IT recruiter for both Global IT companies and IT start-ups. Working closely with clients and candidates, Phil can advise how to attract the most experienced and talented people available.

    Phil is a Senior IT Recruitment Consultant with over 12 years' success in consistently delivering on challenging IT recruitment campaigns across the Northern Ireland IT market. Before working in recruitment, Phil gained a 2:1 BSc in Management and Information Systems and gained industry experience working with Microsoft. He covers all areas of the IT sector, working as a specialist technical IT recruiter for both Global IT companies and IT start-ups. Working closely with clients and candidates, Phil can advise how to attract the most experienced and talented people available.

  • Robbie Lemon

    Accountancy & Finance

    Having worked in recruitment for over 4 years', Robbie now specialises in the temporary and permanent recruitment of Accountancy and Finance professionals in Northern Ireland. From Part Qualified Accountants and Internal Auditors to Account Technicians and Administrators, Robbie recruits a large variety of roles. 

    Having worked in recruitment for over 4 years', Robbie now specialises in the temporary and permanent recruitment of Accountancy and Finance professionals in Northern Ireland. From Part Qualified Accountants and Internal Auditors to Account Technicians and Administrators, Robbie recruits a large variety of roles. 

  • Megan Kelly

    Sales & Marketing

    Megan has worked in specialist, consultative roles for over 4 years. She now works on the thriving Sales & Marketing desk at VANRATH, placing candidates across all levels in the Sales & Marketing sectors from Marketing Executives and Account Managers to Sales Directors. 

    Megan has worked in specialist, consultative roles for over 4 years. She now works on the thriving Sales & Marketing desk at VANRATH, placing candidates across all levels in the Sales & Marketing sectors from Marketing Executives and Account Managers to Sales Directors. 

  • Pamela Ward

    IT- Software Management & Development

    With 11 years' experience of working within the IT sector, Pamela brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as a Senior IT Recruitment Consultant.  She specialises in Software Management and Development and recruits especially for Project Managers, Business Analysts, Python and roles within Cyber Security.

    With 11 years' experience of working within the IT sector, Pamela brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as a Senior IT Recruitment Consultant.  She specialises in Software Management and Development and recruits especially for Project Managers, Business Analysts, Python and roles within Cyber Security.

  • Neill Ferguson

    IT- Software Management & Development

    Neill is a Senior Recruitment Consultant specialising in Software Management and Development, with a particular focus on PHP Developer and IT Graduate roles. He sources the best graduate talent in Northern Ireland and places them in some of the most desirable graduate development schemes with local and multinational companies. 

    Neill is a Senior Recruitment Consultant specialising in Software Management and Development, with a particular focus on PHP Developer and IT Graduate roles. He sources the best graduate talent in Northern Ireland and places them in some of the most desirable graduate development schemes with local and multinational companies. 

  • Laura Haggan

    Accountancy & Finance

    Laura has 12 years’ experience recruiting banking, financial services and senior finance professionals within the Northern Irish market. Since joining VANRATH, she has specialised within the Public Practice and Taxation market, working with small boutique firms through to big 4. Recruiting for newly qualified accountants through to partner level, Laura provides a truly consultative approach and prides herself on building robust relationships with both clients and candidates.  Prior to working in recruitment she was a broker consultant for a national financial services firm.

    Laura has 12 years’ experience recruiting banking, financial services and senior finance professionals within the Northern Irish market. Since joining VANRATH, she has specialised within the Public Practice and Taxation market, working with small boutique firms through to big 4. Recruiting for newly qualified accountants through to partner level, Laura provides a truly consultative approach and prides herself on building robust relationships with both clients and candidates.  Prior to working in recruitment she was a broker consultant for a national financial services firm.

  • Paul Muir

    Accountancy & Finance

    With over 16 years' experience within recruitment, Paul has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to pairing talent with local businesses. He has deep-rooted relationships with clients within the local market and a track record of delivering results. He now specialises within the Accountancy and Finance sector, recruiting candidates of all levels. 

    With over 16 years' experience within recruitment, Paul has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to pairing talent with local businesses. He has deep-rooted relationships with clients within the local market and a track record of delivering results. He now specialises within the Accountancy and Finance sector, recruiting candidates of all levels. 

  • Russell Kennedy

    IT Contract Recruitment

    Russell has over 17 years' experience working within the IT contract sector, working in Northern Ireland for the last 5 years. He has a strong track record with both first time and career contractors and is always on the lookout for strong candidates.

    Russell has over 17 years' experience working within the IT contract sector, working in Northern Ireland for the last 5 years. He has a strong track record with both first time and career contractors and is always on the lookout for strong candidates.

  • Matthew Evers

    IT Support & Infrastructure

    Matthew is a senior recruitment consultant working within the Industry and Commerce Sector. Before joining VANRATH, Matthew worked in Business Development identifying new roles and projects within the financial services sector globally. He specialises mainly in IT Infrastructure positions recruiting for roles such as network engineers, desktop support engineers, software support analysts, UX/UI engineers and infrastructure architects.

    Matthew is a senior recruitment consultant working within the Industry and Commerce Sector. Before joining VANRATH, Matthew worked in Business Development identifying new roles and projects within the financial services sector globally. He specialises mainly in IT Infrastructure positions recruiting for roles such as network engineers, desktop support engineers, software support analysts, UX/UI engineers and infrastructure architects.

  • Stacey Calwell

    Accountancy & Finance

    Stacey joined VANRATH in 2014 and has more than 8 years’ experience recruiting within the Accountancy and Finance sector. Starting her career in London, Stacey now deals with Industry Clients, specifically focusing on permanent recruitment for Part Qualified and Accountancy Support Candidates.

    Stacey joined VANRATH in 2014 and has more than 8 years’ experience recruiting within the Accountancy and Finance sector. Starting her career in London, Stacey now deals with Industry Clients, specifically focusing on permanent recruitment for Part Qualified and Accountancy Support Candidates.

  • Orla Fitzsimons

    IT Contract Recruitment

    Orla specialises in the recruitment of IT Contractors for large Software Houses and SME’s. She works exclusively on behalf of Career Contractors, as well as engineers seeking out their first contract role. Orla recruits for a range of sought after positions including Software Engineers from OO backgrounds, Technical Business Analysts’, QA Engineers and IT Support Engineers within the NI market.

    Orla specialises in the recruitment of IT Contractors for large Software Houses and SME’s. She works exclusively on behalf of Career Contractors, as well as engineers seeking out their first contract role. Orla recruits for a range of sought after positions including Software Engineers from OO backgrounds, Technical Business Analysts’, QA Engineers and IT Support Engineers within the NI market.

  • With over 10 years' experience in the recruitment industry Victoria specialises in the placement of HR professionals from Administrator to Director level. Working with a range of businesses from SMEs to Multinationals, Victoria offers a consultative approach, working as a true recruitment partner to ensure she effectively meets her clients' needs.

    With over 10 years' experience in the recruitment industry Victoria specialises in the placement of HR professionals from Administrator to Director level. Working with a range of businesses from SMEs to Multinationals, Victoria offers a consultative approach, working as a true recruitment partner to ensure she effectively meets her clients' needs.

  • Gary McMahon

    IT- Software Management & Development

    Gary has over five years' experience working within consultative roles and possesses a talent for building relationships with candidates and clients. Gary specialises in the recruitment of Java and DevOps professionals, focusing particularly on Software Engineer, Java and Java Spring Developer and Cloud Engineer roles. 

    Gary has over five years' experience working within consultative roles and possesses a talent for building relationships with candidates and clients. Gary specialises in the recruitment of Java and DevOps professionals, focusing particularly on Software Engineer, Java and Java Spring Developer and Cloud Engineer roles. 

  • Marty Caskey

    Sales & Marketing

    Working in the Northern Irish recruitment sector for over 5 years, Marty recruits for Sales & Marketing roles at VANRATH. His specialities lie in Digital Marketing and senior level commercial Food & Drinks/FMCG, but he has strong connections across various industries within Northern Ireland. Marty holds a black belt in Social Talent and Internet Recruitment.

    Working in the Northern Irish recruitment sector for over 5 years, Marty recruits for Sales & Marketing roles at VANRATH. His specialities lie in Digital Marketing and senior level commercial Food & Drinks/FMCG, but he has strong connections across various industries within Northern Ireland. Marty holds a black belt in Social Talent and Internet Recruitment.

  • Laura McFarlane

    Business Support Specialist

    Having worked in recruitment for over 10 years, Laura now leads the Business Support division within VANRATH. She recruits for roles of all levels, including PAs and Secretaries to senior level management roles. 

    Having worked in recruitment for over 10 years, Laura now leads the Business Support division within VANRATH. She recruits for roles of all levels, including PAs and Secretaries to senior level management roles. 

  • Curtis Stewart

    IT- Industry and Commerce

    Having worked as an Account Manager for a number of years, Curtis comes from a software background. He now works at VANRATH as a Senior Recruitment Consultant specialising particularly in IT Industry and Commerce. The roles he recruits for include Application Support Consultants, Team leads and managers, UX/UI Designers and Graphic Designers, to name but a few. Between his knowledge of the IT industry and extensive network of connections, Curtis offers a seamless and enjoyable experience when dealing with both candidates and clients.   

    Having worked as an Account Manager for a number of years, Curtis comes from a software background. He now works at VANRATH as a Senior Recruitment Consultant specialising particularly in IT Industry and Commerce. The roles he recruits for include Application Support Consultants, Team leads and managers, UX/UI Designers and Graphic Designers, to name but a few. Between his knowledge of the IT industry and extensive network of connections, Curtis offers a seamless and enjoyable experience when dealing with both candidates and clients.   

  • Damian Della Croce

    Accountancy & Finance Interms Specialist

    For the last 10 years Damian has looked after senior interim accountancy appointments in Northern Ireland. The roles he recruits for range from Newly Qualified to Finance Director level, and his client base spans across the private and public sectors. Having joined the team in 2010 to set up the Temporary Division, VANRATH now stands as the first tier supplier of Temporary Accountancy, HR, Engineering and IT Staff to a range of Top 100 NI organisations, SMEs, Public Sector Organisations, Health and Social Care Trusts and NFP Organisations.

    For the last 10 years Damian has looked after senior interim accountancy appointments in Northern Ireland. The roles he recruits for range from Newly Qualified to Finance Director level, and his client base spans across the private and public sectors. Having joined the team in 2010 to set up the Temporary Division, VANRATH now stands as the first tier supplier of Temporary Accountancy, HR, Engineering and IT Staff to a range of Top 100 NI organisations, SMEs, Public Sector Organisations, Health and Social Care Trusts and NFP Organisations.

  • Jessica Grieve

    Accountancy & Finance

    Jessica started her career in recruitment in 2013 and joined VANRATH in 2016. She specialises in permanent recruitment of Accountancy and Business Support professionals, including Part Qualified and Assistant Accountants, Accounting Technicians, Credit Controllers, Office Managers and Senior Administrators.

    Jessica started her career in recruitment in 2013 and joined VANRATH in 2016. She specialises in permanent recruitment of Accountancy and Business Support professionals, including Part Qualified and Assistant Accountants, Accounting Technicians, Credit Controllers, Office Managers and Senior Administrators.