Meet the Partners that lead our expert recruitment practices and discover how we can help you build and retain truly world class teams.

Partner with Potential

Barden is a partner led expert recruitment firm consumed with supporting companies that really know the value of people. Our expertise covers Accounting, Tax, Legal and Financial Services recruitment. Our people are trained/qualified in their specialist areas. Our approach is consultative not transactional. In Barden we really know the value of people; both your people and ours.

Accounting Partners

As experts in accounting recruitment Elaine Brady and Jonathan Olden take their jobs seriously. Many of their team are audit or tax trained and share similar accounting qualifications and experience as the hiring managers they work with. Their reputations, their personal network, their knowledge and the calibre of their people is why companies trust Jonathan, Elaine and their teams in Barden.

Tax & Practice Partners

As experts in Tax & Practice recruitment,  Aideen Murphy & Kate Flanagan take their jobs seriously. Aideen and Kate are tax trained and qualified through Big 4, and support accounting firms across the country on appointments at all levels either directly or through the engagement of experts within the broader Barden team. Aideen and Kate are who tax and practice professionals go to, in Ireland, before they start looking for a job.

Financial Services Partner

As an expert in financial services recruitment Fionnán O’Sullivan takes his job seriously. With the support of Partners across Accounting, Tax and Legal, Fionnán leads an expert team that are trained in Insurance, Asset Management or Banking and share the same experience as the hiring managers they work with. His reputation, personal network, knowledge and the calibre of his people is why financial services companies trust Fionnán and his team in Barden.

Fionnán O'Sullivan


Legal Partner

As an expert in legal recruitment Kiara Daly takes her job seriously. A qualified solicitor Kiara and her team are legal professionals recruiting for legal professionals. Her reputation, personal network, knowledge and the calibre of her people is why companies trust Kiara and her team in Barden.

Executive Search Partner

A big 4 trained accountant Sandra leads our executive search recruitment practice in Ireland supporting senior appointments across industry, financial services and professional services in Ireland.  With a deep understanding of executive level recruitment she specialises in CFO/Finance Director, and other executive appointments for key clients on a retained basis. Sandra and her team are where CEOs and Boards in Ireland go for advice, before they start hiring for their leadership team.

Sandra Quinn ACA


Managing Partner

Having co-founded Barden with Elaine Brady and Jonathan Olden, Ed Heffernan definitely takes his job seriously. With over 20 years’ experience in recruitment, both nationally and internationally, Ed supports the Partner Group in both strategic and operational activity and acts as a point of contact in Barden for companies looking to engage Barden on large projects or across multiple expert areas.

Accounting & Tax, Financial Services

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