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, Financial Services, IT and Legal 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.
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.
As experts in legal recruitment Bernardo Pina and Kiara Daly take their jobs seriously. As qualified solicitors Bernardo and Kiara and their team are legal professionals recruiting for legal professionals. Their reputation, personal network, knowledge and the calibre of their people is why companies trust Bernardo & Kiara and their 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.
As an expert in IT recruitment Killian O’Leary takes his job seriously. He focuses on helping leading companies to build their tech teams, across all sectors from retail to banking to pharma to manufacturing. Killian is a subject matter expert in Cyber Security and Senior Tech careers. He is also an executive leadership and career recruitment coach. His experience, knowledge and reputation is why companies trust Killian and his team in Barden.
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.
International Appointments Partner
Trained through Big 4, Sarah qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2009. Following this she spent a number of years working in industry before moving into recruitment in 2011 where she has since then specialised in accounting & finance and legal recruitment. Sarah is a subject matter expert in accounting & finance and legal careers focusing on the international market.
Sarah and her team support international roles with a focus on Canada, Cayman, Europe, London and the US.