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  • Barbara McKiernan – Managing Director

    Senior Accountancy & Finance Specialist

    Barbara has over 14 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 14 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.

  • Joanne Gordon – Director

    Senior Accountancy & Finance Specialist

    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 recruiting Newly Qualified up to Finance Director level.

    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 recruiting Newly Qualified up to Finance Director level.

  • Laura Haggan

    Senior Accountancy & Finance Specialist

    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. 

    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. 

  • Jessica Grieve

    Senior Accountancy & Finance Specialist

    Jessica joined VANRATH in 2016 and specialises in permanent recruitment of Accountancy and Finance professionals. Jessica has over 6 years of recruitment experience in this area and she places highly qualified Part Qualified/ Assistant Accountants, Accounting Technicians and transactional accountancy specialists such as Accounts and Finance Assistants.

    Jessica joined VANRATH in 2016 and specialises in permanent recruitment of Accountancy and Finance professionals. Jessica has over 6 years of recruitment experience in this area and she places highly qualified Part Qualified/ Assistant Accountants, Accounting Technicians and transactional accountancy specialists such as Accounts and Finance Assistants.

  • Stacey Calwell

    Senior Accountancy & Finance Specialist

    Stacey joined VANRATH in 2014 and has more than 10 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 10 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.

  • Damian Della Croce – Director

    Senior Accountancy and Finance Interms Specialist

    Damian heads up our Temporary Recruitment Division in VANRATH and has also specialised in senior interim accountancy appointments in Northern Ireland for over 13 years. The roles he recruits for range from Newly Qualified up 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 Staff to a range of Top 100 NI organisations, SMEs, Public Sector Organisations, Health and Social Care Trusts and NFP Organisations across all our specialisms. 

    Damian heads up our Temporary Recruitment Division in VANRATH and has also specialised in senior interim accountancy appointments in Northern Ireland for over 13 years. The roles he recruits for range from Newly Qualified up 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 Staff to a range of Top 100 NI organisations, SMEs, Public Sector Organisations, Health and Social Care Trusts and NFP Organisations across all our specialisms. 

  • Robbie Lemon

    Senior Accountancy & Finance Specialist

    With over 5 years experience in recruitment, Robbie is part of the Temporary Recruitment Division at VANRATH, covering all transactional and accounts support roles across Northern Ireland. Robbie covers everything from short term positions to anything up to 9-12 months, spanning across the public and private sector, with many of his roles leading to permanent appointments.  

    With over 5 years experience in recruitment, Robbie is part of the Temporary Recruitment Division at VANRATH, covering all transactional and accounts support roles across Northern Ireland. Robbie covers everything from short term positions to anything up to 9-12 months, spanning across the public and private sector, with many of his roles leading to permanent appointments.  

  • Marty Caskey

    Senior Sales & Marketing Specialist

    Specialising in the recruitment of Sales & Marketing professionals in Northern Ireland for over 5 years, Marty is highly regarded as a trusted local market specialist. His expertise lie in the hiring of junior to senior level appointments solely within Marketing (Digital and Traditional) and Sales. He has built strong relationships across various industries within Northern Ireland, including IT & Technology, Food & Drinks, Advertising and Manufacturing. Marty holds a black belt in Social Talent and Internet Recruitment.

    Specialising in the recruitment of Sales & Marketing professionals in Northern Ireland for over 5 years, Marty is highly regarded as a trusted local market specialist. His expertise lie in the hiring of junior to senior level appointments solely within Marketing (Digital and Traditional) and Sales. He has built strong relationships across various industries within Northern Ireland, including IT & Technology, Food & Drinks, Advertising and Manufacturing. Marty holds a black belt in Social Talent and Internet Recruitment.

  • Richard McFarland

    Senior Human Resources Specialist

    With over 12 years' experience in the HR recruitment sector, Richard's role at VANRATH involves the sourcing and placement of HR professionals from Officer to Director level across Northern Ireland. Throughout this time-frame, Richard has built an enviable network of contacts, ensuring our clients and candidates have access to the largest and widest reaching range of jobs and job seekers alike. Richard is also CIPD Qualified and has worked exceptionally hard to ensure he comprehends the complexity of the HR function, as such, he is expertly placed to offer a more consultative approach ensuring you of success, first time, every time.

    With over 12 years' experience in the HR recruitment sector, Richard's role at VANRATH involves the sourcing and placement of HR professionals from Officer to Director level across Northern Ireland. Throughout this time-frame, Richard has built an enviable network of contacts, ensuring our clients and candidates have access to the largest and widest reaching range of jobs and job seekers alike. Richard is also CIPD Qualified and has worked exceptionally hard to ensure he comprehends the complexity of the HR function, as such, he is expertly placed to offer a more consultative approach ensuring you of success, first time, every time.

  • Sophie Cousans

    Senior Human Resources Specialist

    Having worked in both England and Northern Ireland, Sophie has specialised in the recruitment of HR professionals for over 6 years and as a result, has built up an in-depth knowledge of the HR industry. She recruits for a wide range of roles from junior to director level. 

    Having worked in both England and Northern Ireland, Sophie has specialised in the recruitment of HR professionals for over 6 years and as a result, has built up an in-depth knowledge of the HR industry. She recruits for a wide range of roles from junior to director level. 

  • David McGreevy

    Senior Construction & Engineering Specialist

    David joined VANRATH in 2019 and has had extensive experience of recruitment within the Construction and Engineering sector. David recruits predominantly for senior roles within both engineering and construction. The roles he recruits for include, but are not limited to, - Engineers, Site Agents, Site Managers, Project Managers, Projects Directors, Quantity Surveyors, PQS, SQS, Commercial Managers, Commercial Directors.

    David joined VANRATH in 2019 and has had extensive experience of recruitment within the Construction and Engineering sector. David recruits predominantly for senior roles within both engineering and construction. The roles he recruits for include, but are not limited to, - Engineers, Site Agents, Site Managers, Project Managers, Projects Directors, Quantity Surveyors, PQS, SQS, Commercial Managers, Commercial Directors.

  • Brian Mitchell

    Senior Construction & Engineering Specialist

    Brian joined VANRATH in 2019 as part of our Engineering & Construction Team. Brian is responsible for the recruitment of Design and Project Management professionals within the consultancy market throughout Northern Ireland, and has more than 5 years experience recruiting within this market. Brian has contacts within a wide variety of local, national and international businesses. The specialism’s Brian recruits within include: Civil & Structural Engineering, Quantity (PQS) & Building Surveying, Architecture and Building Services Engineering.  

    Brian joined VANRATH in 2019 as part of our Engineering & Construction Team. Brian is responsible for the recruitment of Design and Project Management professionals within the consultancy market throughout Northern Ireland, and has more than 5 years experience recruiting within this market. Brian has contacts within a wide variety of local, national and international businesses. The specialism’s Brian recruits within include: Civil & Structural Engineering, Quantity (PQS) & Building Surveying, Architecture and Building Services Engineering.  

  • Danielle Toman

    Senior Business Support Specialist

    With over six years' experience working within Business Support roles, Danielles knowledge of the Business Support Sector is extensive, providing her with a greater understanding of her clients and candidates. From joining VANRATH in 2017, Danielle recruits for roles including but are not limited to, Executive Assistant, Office Manager, Administrator, Receptionist and PA. 

    With over six years' experience working within Business Support roles, Danielles knowledge of the Business Support Sector is extensive, providing her with a greater understanding of her clients and candidates. From joining VANRATH in 2017, Danielle recruits for roles including but are not limited to, Executive Assistant, Office Manager, Administrator, Receptionist and PA. 

  • Laura McFarlane

    Senior Business Support Specialist

    Having worked in recruitment for over 12 years, Laura now leads the Business Support division within VANRATH. From her extensive experience and knowledge on Business Support roles she gained unrivalled connections across Northern Ireland. Laura recruits for roles of all levels, including PAs and Secretaries to senior level management roles. 

    Having worked in recruitment for over 12 years, Laura now leads the Business Support division within VANRATH. From her extensive experience and knowledge on Business Support roles she gained unrivalled connections across Northern Ireland. Laura recruits for roles of all levels, including PAs and Secretaries to senior level management roles. 

  • Rachel Magowan

    Senior Business Support Specialist

    Rachel joined VANRATH in 2019 with a Master of Arts in English Literature and varied experience within roles in Business Support. Her insight of the Business Support Sector is diverse, providing her with an exceptional understanding of both clients and candidates. The roles she recruits for include but are not limited to Administrative Assistant, Office Administrator, Office Manager, Receptionist and PA.

    Rachel joined VANRATH in 2019 with a Master of Arts in English Literature and varied experience within roles in Business Support. Her insight of the Business Support Sector is diverse, providing her with an exceptional understanding of both clients and candidates. The roles she recruits for include but are not limited to Administrative Assistant, Office Administrator, Office Manager, Receptionist and PA.

  • Ross Stevenson

    Senior Temporary Business Support Specialist

    With over five years experience in recruitment Ross joined VANRATH in 2019 and is responsible for running the Business Support Temporary division. This now stands as a first tier supplier of Temporary Staff to a range of Public Sector organisations, Health and Social Care Trusts, Top 100 NI organisations, SMEs, and NFP Organisations. Ross personally recruits across all levels of Business Support, recruiting for junior level roles to senior, managerial roles. The roles recruited for include, but are not limited to: Project Manager, Communication Officer, Office Manager, Executive Assistant, PA, Legal Secretary, Project Coordinator, Administrator and Receptionist.

    With over five years experience in recruitment Ross joined VANRATH in 2019 and is responsible for running the Business Support Temporary division. This now stands as a first tier supplier of Temporary Staff to a range of Public Sector organisations, Health and Social Care Trusts, Top 100 NI organisations, SMEs, and NFP Organisations. Ross personally recruits across all levels of Business Support, recruiting for junior level roles to senior, managerial roles. The roles recruited for include, but are not limited to: Project Manager, Communication Officer, Office Manager, Executive Assistant, PA, Legal Secretary, Project Coordinator, Administrator and Receptionist.

  • Ryan Quinn – Managing Director

    Java & DevOps Specialist

    Ryan has worked in the recruitment sector for 15 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 15 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.

  • Phil Gamble – Director

    IT Software Management & Development Specialist

    Phil is a Senior IT Recruitment Consultant with over 14 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 14 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.

  • Andrew Durkin

    C# & .NET Specialist

    Andrew joined VANRATH in 2019 with 3 years experience in consultative roles working with a Top Four firm. Primarily travelling to off-site projects, Andrew has returned to Belfast to utilise his skills in relationship management and problem solving within the IT Recruitment Sector. Andrew specialises in the recruitment of C# and .NET Software Developers.

    Andrew joined VANRATH in 2019 with 3 years experience in consultative roles working with a Top Four firm. Primarily travelling to off-site projects, Andrew has returned to Belfast to utilise his skills in relationship management and problem solving within the IT Recruitment Sector. Andrew specialises in the recruitment of C# and .NET Software Developers.

  • Gareth Officer

    Application Support, Web Development & UX/UI Specialist

    Before joining VANRATH in 2019 Gareth worked as a contractor for a Top Four firm and a Tier 1 Investment Bank looking after their non-employee recruitment. Gareth has over 3 years experience in IT recruitment and is recruiting for roles within Applications Support, Applications Security and UX/UI Engineers. 

    Before joining VANRATH in 2019 Gareth worked as a contractor for a Top Four firm and a Tier 1 Investment Bank looking after their non-employee recruitment. Gareth has over 3 years experience in IT recruitment and is recruiting for roles within Applications Support, Applications Security and UX/UI Engineers. 

  • Matthew Clarke

    Senior IT Contract Recruitment Specialist

    Matthew joined VANRATH in 2019 and has 10+ years’ experience in Business Development and Relationship Management roles and now specialises in the recruitment of IT Contractors for Large Software Houses and SME’s. He works exclusively on behalf of Career Contractors, as well as engineers seeking out their first contract role. Matthew recruits for a range of highly sought after positions including Software Engineers from OO backgrounds, Technical Business Analysts’, Technical Project Analysts’ QA Engineers and IT Infrastructure and Network Support Engineers within the NI market.

    Matthew joined VANRATH in 2019 and has 10+ years’ experience in Business Development and Relationship Management roles and now specialises in the recruitment of IT Contractors for Large Software Houses and SME’s. He works exclusively on behalf of Career Contractors, as well as engineers seeking out their first contract role. Matthew recruits for a range of highly sought after positions including Software Engineers from OO backgrounds, Technical Business Analysts’, Technical Project Analysts’ QA Engineers and IT Infrastructure and Network Support Engineers within the NI market.

  • Orla Fitzsimons

    Senior IT Contract Recruitment Specialist

    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.

  • Neill Ferguson

    QA / Software Test Engineering Specialist

    Neill joined VANRAH in 2017 with over 12 years experience in consultative roles, and now specialises predominantly in the recruitment of Quality Assurance Engineers, Automation Engineers & Software Testing roles. Neill also works closely with local universities to help STEM graduates with little or no IT experience secure roles in the IT sector, giving regular talks to students at careers events.

    Neill joined VANRAH in 2017 with over 12 years experience in consultative roles, and now specialises predominantly in the recruitment of Quality Assurance Engineers, Automation Engineers & Software Testing roles. Neill also works closely with local universities to help STEM graduates with little or no IT experience secure roles in the IT sector, giving regular talks to students at careers events.

  • Gary McMahon

    Project Management & Business Analyst Specialist

    Gary joined Vanrath in 2018 with over 7 years' experience in consultative roles and now specialises in the recruitment of Business Analysts, Project Managers, Data Analysts and Product Managers.

    Gary joined Vanrath in 2018 with over 7 years' experience in consultative roles and now specialises in the recruitment of Business Analysts, Project Managers, Data Analysts and Product Managers.

  • Matthew Evers

    Infrastructure, Network and Cyber Security Specialist

    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.