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  • Barbara McKiernan – Managing Director

    Senior Accountancy & Finance Specialist

    Beginning her recruitment career with VANRATH in 2005, Barbara has earned a reputation in Northern Ireland’s business sector as a trusted partner for both clients and candidates. Barbara will invest time in getting to know you before guiding you through the next steps in your career. Barbara maintains complete confidentiality for the vast range of clients and candidates she represents in our Accountancy & Finance division.

    Beginning her recruitment career with VANRATH in 2005, Barbara has earned a reputation in Northern Ireland’s business sector as a trusted partner for both clients and candidates. Barbara will invest time in getting to know you before guiding you through the next steps in your career. Barbara maintains complete confidentiality for the vast range of clients and candidates she represents in our Accountancy & Finance division.

  • Joanne Gordon – Director

    Senior Accountancy & Finance Specialist

    Joanne started her career in the recruitment industry in 1998, and can boast an advanced network of clients and candidates across Commerce, Industry and the Public Sector.  Joanne has recruited in Australia and London, providing her with a unique insight into the Accountancy & Finance profession. Now based full time in Belfast, Joanne joined VANRATH as a Senior Consultant in 2014, and was promoted to Director in 2019.

    Joanne started her career in the recruitment industry in 1998, and can boast an advanced network of clients and candidates across Commerce, Industry and the Public Sector.  Joanne has recruited in Australia and London, providing her with a unique insight into the Accountancy & Finance profession. Now based full time in Belfast, Joanne joined VANRATH as a Senior Consultant in 2014, and was promoted to Director in 2019.

  • Damian Della Croce – Director

    Senior Accountancy and Finance Interms Specialist

    Damian is head of our Temporary Recruitment Division in VANRATH and has specialised in senior interim accountancy appointments in Northern Ireland since 2006. 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 is head of our Temporary Recruitment Division in VANRATH and has specialised in senior interim accountancy appointments in Northern Ireland since 2006. 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. 

  • Laura Haggan

    Senior Accountancy & Finance Specialist

    Laura began her career in Financial Services before transferring her skill set to the recruitment industry. Following her appointment as a Senior Accountancy & Finance Specialist in VANRATH in 2017, Laura now specialises in the Public Practice and Taxation market and works with boutique firms through to Big 4. Laura represents Newly Qualified Accountants through to Partner level candidates and prides herself on building robust relationships with each candidate and client she represents. 

    Laura began her career in Financial Services before transferring her skill set to the recruitment industry. Following her appointment as a Senior Accountancy & Finance Specialist in VANRATH in 2017, Laura now specialises in the Public Practice and Taxation market and works with boutique firms through to Big 4. Laura represents Newly Qualified Accountants through to Partner level candidates and prides herself on building robust relationships with each candidate and client she represents. 

  • Jessica Grieve

    Senior Accountancy & Finance Specialist

    VANRATH welcomed Jessica to the Accountancy and Finance team in 2016. Jessica's professional approach has attracted a growing client base ranging from Assistant Accountants to Transactional Accountancy Specialists. Jessica is able to offer her clients and candidates a reliable and honest recruitment service. 

    VANRATH welcomed Jessica to the Accountancy and Finance team in 2016. Jessica's professional approach has attracted a growing client base ranging from Assistant Accountants to Transactional Accountancy Specialists. Jessica is able to offer her clients and candidates a reliable and honest recruitment service. 

  • 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.

  • Robbie Lemon

    Senior Interim Accountancy & Finance Specialist

    Robbie became part of the Temporary Recruitment division at VANRATH in 2018. Robbie has worked on short and longer term contracts across the public and private sector, with many of his placements leading to permanent appointments. Robbie brings empathy to his role, having worked as an advisor to long-term unemployed people during his time at University in Dundee. 

    Robbie became part of the Temporary Recruitment division at VANRATH in 2018. Robbie has worked on short and longer term contracts across the public and private sector, with many of his placements leading to permanent appointments. Robbie brings empathy to his role, having worked as an advisor to long-term unemployed people during his time at University in Dundee. 

  • Marty Caskey

    Senior Sales & Marketing Specialist

    Marty has specialised in Sales & Marketing recruitment since 2013 and became VANRATH’s expert in 2016. Marty is regarded as the trusted, local consultant with particular expertise in placing junior through to senior level appointments. Marty has built key relationships across the IT & Technology, Food & Drinks, Advertising and Manufacturing industries. A conscientious team member, Marty also holds a black belt in Social Talent and Internet Recruitment.

    Marty has specialised in Sales & Marketing recruitment since 2013 and became VANRATH’s expert in 2016. Marty is regarded as the trusted, local consultant with particular expertise in placing junior through to senior level appointments. Marty has built key relationships across the IT & Technology, Food & Drinks, Advertising and Manufacturing industries. A conscientious team member, Marty also holds a black belt in Social Talent and Internet Recruitment.

  • Daniel Morgan

    Senior Interim Accountancy & Finance Specialist

    Having spent the past 4 years working as a Senior Consultant with a specialist recruitment agency in Liverpool, Daniel moved back home to NI and joined the VANRATH team. Daniel works within our interim accountancy support division which now stands as the first tier supplier of Temporary Accountancy professionals to a range of Top 100 Northern Ireland organisations, SMEs, Public Sector organisations, Health and Social Care Trusts and NFP Organisations.

    Having spent the past 4 years working as a Senior Consultant with a specialist recruitment agency in Liverpool, Daniel moved back home to NI and joined the VANRATH team. Daniel works within our interim accountancy support division which now stands as the first tier supplier of Temporary Accountancy professionals to a range of Top 100 Northern Ireland organisations, SMEs, Public Sector organisations, Health and Social Care Trusts and NFP Organisations.

  • 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

    Since 2011, Sophie has specialised in the recruitment of HR professionals, focusing on both specialist and generalist HR related roles from junior to director level. Sophie started her recruitment career in the Northeast of England before joining VANRATH in 2018. Sophie has access to a broad range of candidates and utilizes her friendly, approachable style to ensure she builds strong relationships with clients and candidates. Sophie has extensive working knowledge of the HR function and is expertly placed to educate both clients and job seekers, advising on market conditions, hiring trends and salary data.

    Since 2011, Sophie has specialised in the recruitment of HR professionals, focusing on both specialist and generalist HR related roles from junior to director level. Sophie started her recruitment career in the Northeast of England before joining VANRATH in 2018. Sophie has access to a broad range of candidates and utilizes her friendly, approachable style to ensure she builds strong relationships with clients and candidates. Sophie has extensive working knowledge of the HR function and is expertly placed to educate both clients and job seekers, advising on market conditions, hiring trends and salary data.

  • Danielle Toman

    Senior Business Support Specialist

    Having worked in Business Support roles since 2013, Danielle’s knowledge of the sector is extensive. She offers clients and candidates a greater understanding of their specific requirements. Danielle joined VANRATH in 2017 and was promoted to Senior Consultant in 2018. Danielle recruits for a variety of roles from Administration to Office Manager level.

    Having worked in Business Support roles since 2013, Danielle’s knowledge of the sector is extensive. She offers clients and candidates a greater understanding of their specific requirements. Danielle joined VANRATH in 2017 and was promoted to Senior Consultant in 2018. Danielle recruits for a variety of roles from Administration to Office Manager level.

  • Laura McFarlane

    Senior Business Support Specialist

    Having worked in recruitment since 2006, Laura became VANRATH’S lead Business Support Consultant in 2015. Laura has built an unrivalled network of contacts across Northern Ireland. Laura places candidates and represents clients at all levels, from Assistants and Secretaries to Senior Management. Laura’s successful career within Business Support recruitment is evidence of her ability to support her clients and candidates from stage one of the process to completion.

    Having worked in recruitment since 2006, Laura became VANRATH’S lead Business Support Consultant in 2015. Laura has built an unrivalled network of contacts across Northern Ireland. Laura places candidates and represents clients at all levels, from Assistants and Secretaries to Senior Management. Laura’s successful career within Business Support recruitment is evidence of her ability to support her clients and candidates from stage one of the process to completion.

  • Ross Stevenson

    Senior Temporary Business Support Specialist

    Ross began his recruitment career in London in 2014 before returning to Belfast and joining VANRATH in 2019. Ross works as a senior member of our Temporary Business Support division, providing a dedicated service to clients and candidates for public sector and private appointments. Ross has aided candidates from Assistant to Managerial Level and has become a dependable, approachable member of the VANRATH team.

    Ross began his recruitment career in London in 2014 before returning to Belfast and joining VANRATH in 2019. Ross works as a senior member of our Temporary Business Support division, providing a dedicated service to clients and candidates for public sector and private appointments. Ross has aided candidates from Assistant to Managerial Level and has become a dependable, approachable member of the VANRATH team.

  • Ryan Quinn – Managing Director

    Senior Java & DevOps Specialist

    Ryan has worked in VANRATH since 2004 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 himself, Ryan is ideally placed to help candidates take the next step in their IT career. Ryan has worked in partnership with many FDI clients as they set up in Northern Ireland, and has helped find the best talent to move companies from zero hires to several hundred staff.

    Ryan has worked in VANRATH since 2004 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 himself, Ryan is ideally placed to help candidates take the next step in their IT career. Ryan has worked in partnership with many FDI clients as they set up in Northern Ireland, and has helped find the best talent to move companies from zero hires to several hundred staff.

  • Phil Gamble – Director

    Senior Site Lead and Development Specialist

    Phil has worked as an IT Recruitment Consultant since 2005 and has consistently delivered on challenging IT recruitment campaigns across Northern Ireland. Phil gained a 2:1 BSc in Management and Information Systems and obtained invaluable industry experience working with Microsoft before moving into the recruitment industry. He covers all areas of the IT sector, working as a specialist technical recruiter for Global IT companies and IT start-ups. As well as working closely with candidates, Phil is able to advise clients how to attract the most experienced and talented people available from Graduate C++ Developers to Technical Site Leads.

    Phil has worked as an IT Recruitment Consultant since 2005 and has consistently delivered on challenging IT recruitment campaigns across Northern Ireland. Phil gained a 2:1 BSc in Management and Information Systems and obtained invaluable industry experience working with Microsoft before moving into the recruitment industry. He covers all areas of the IT sector, working as a specialist technical recruiter for Global IT companies and IT start-ups. As well as working closely with candidates, Phil is able to advise clients how to attract the most experienced and talented people available from Graduate C++ Developers to Technical Site Leads.

  • Andrew Durkin

    Senior C# & .NET Specialist

    Since 2016, Andrew enjoyed a challenging career as a Senior Financial Consultant in London and Manchester. Andrew worked in a Top Four Global firm before returning to Belfast and joining VANRATH in 2019. Andrew utilizes his relationship management and problem solving skills to aid C# and .NET Software Developers with their next career move.

    Since 2016, Andrew enjoyed a challenging career as a Senior Financial Consultant in London and Manchester. Andrew worked in a Top Four Global firm before returning to Belfast and joining VANRATH in 2019. Andrew utilizes his relationship management and problem solving skills to aid C# and .NET Software Developers with their next career move.

  • Johnathan Potts

    Senior Infrastructure Support Specialist

    Johnathan began his career in IT recruitment in 2018, after working within fraud prevention for a leading UK Bank. Now a part of the VANRATH IT team, Johnathan brings a unique insight into the sector along with extensive experience of the hiring processes of Belfast's top IT firms. Johnathan's professionalism is matched by his personable nature; he prides himself on building lasting relationships with the clients and candidates he works with. 

    Johnathan began his career in IT recruitment in 2018, after working within fraud prevention for a leading UK Bank. Now a part of the VANRATH IT team, Johnathan brings a unique insight into the sector along with extensive experience of the hiring processes of Belfast's top IT firms. Johnathan's professionalism is matched by his personable nature; he prides himself on building lasting relationships with the clients and candidates he works with. 

  • Gareth Officer

    Senior 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 worked in IT recruitment since 2016 and is recruiting for roles within Applications Support, Applications Security and UX/UI Engineers. Gareth holds LinkedIn certifications in Talent Sourcing, Technical Recruiting, Recruiting Foundations and Recruitment Strategies.

    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 worked in IT recruitment since 2016 and is recruiting for roles within Applications Support, Applications Security and UX/UI Engineers. Gareth holds LinkedIn certifications in Talent Sourcing, Technical Recruiting, Recruiting Foundations and Recruitment Strategies.

  • Brent Cunningham

    Senior IT Contract Specialist

    Brent joined VANRATH in 2019 after having gained 6 years experience specialising in recruitment within the IT contract market in Glasgow. At VANRATH, Brent will focus on working with already experienced IT contractors, and those looking to take their first step into the IT contract market.

    Brent joined VANRATH in 2019 after having gained 6 years experience specialising in recruitment within the IT contract market in Glasgow. At VANRATH, Brent will focus on working with already experienced IT contractors, and those looking to take their first step into the IT contract market.

  • Matthew Evers

    Senior 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 in IT Infrastructure positions, recruiting for roles including Network Engineers, Desktop Support Engineers, Software Support Analysts, Cyber Security 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 in IT Infrastructure positions, recruiting for roles including Network Engineers, Desktop Support Engineers, Software Support Analysts, Cyber Security and Infrastructure Architects.

  • Neill Ferguson

    Senior QA /Software Test Engineering Specialist

    Neill joined VANRAH in 2017 and now specialises in recruiting 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. Neill gives regular talks to students at careers events, reflecting his detailed knowledge of the QA/Software Test Engineering market.

    Neill joined VANRAH in 2017 and now specialises in recruiting 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. Neill gives regular talks to students at careers events, reflecting his detailed knowledge of the QA/Software Test Engineering market.

  • Gary McMahon

    Senior Project Management & Business Analyst Specialist

    Gary joined VANRATH in 2018 having worked in consultative roles for a global Food & Beverage firm. Gary now specialises in the recruitment of Business Analysts, Project Managers, Data Analysts and Product Managers and has firmly established himself as a reliable VANRATH Specialist.

    Gary joined VANRATH in 2018 having worked in consultative roles for a global Food & Beverage firm. Gary now specialises in the recruitment of Business Analysts, Project Managers, Data Analysts and Product Managers and has firmly established himself as a reliable VANRATH Specialist.

  • Orla Fitzsimons

    Senior IT Contract Specialist

    Orla specialises in the recruitment of IT Contractors for large Software Houses and SME’s. Since joining VANRATH in 2016, Orla has worked with Career Contractors and Engineers seeking their first appointment. 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 Northern Ireland market.

    Orla specialises in the recruitment of IT Contractors for large Software Houses and SME’s. Since joining VANRATH in 2016, Orla has worked with Career Contractors and Engineers seeking their first appointment. 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 Northern Ireland market.