Good News Story…Cole Carroll Promoted to Associate Director with Barden in Dublin

We’re delighted to announce that Cole Carroll has been promoted to Associate Director with Barden.

“Cole joined the Barden business over 4 years ago and in that time, she has become vital to the successful running of Barden Leinster day to day. She leads and develops next generation talent, contributes to the strategic direction and growth of the business, and overall, passionately cares about the human beings around her, and the impact we can make on people’s lives. As a result, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Cole Carroll as Associate Director – the future of Barden is very safe with people like Cole rising through the ranks!”Elaine Brady | Managing Partner | Barden Leinster.

A core part of Cole’s role is leading our team that works with, and directly supports,  part-qualified accounting and operational finance talent across Leinster.  In addition, Cole and her team also deliver on important strategic assignments, on an exclusive basis, for key clients across Leinster.

I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Barden journey since joining 4 years ago and am very proud of the businesses growth before and during that time. However, I couldn’t be more excited for the future as we navigate the evolving landscape of the Talent Advisory and Recruitment profession in Ireland. As the saying goes, ‘You are the sum of the 5 people you spend most of your time with’ and am delighted to spend my time with the Barden team and our wider community. Very much looking forward to the road ahead and taking on this new opportunity.”Cole Carroll | Associate Director | Barden

In addition to the above, in her new role, Cole will take on a broader leadership role in our growing Dublin and Leinster practice and will continue to support and deliver on the key strategic initiatives, both internally and externally, that are central to the evolution of our firm nationally.

Cole has been a breath of fresh air for us since her very first day in Barden.  Her calm manner, smarts, work ethic and drive are second to none and her level of passion for what we do, and her caring for others is something very special.  A true servant leader, Cole is the very definition of taking her job seriously, but not herself.  Cole has raised the bar for us in so many ways over the past 4 years and her appointment to Associate Director is a surprise to nobody. I’m hugely ambitious for Cole and what we can achieve together over the coming years!”Ed Heffernan | Managing Partner | Barden Ireland

Well done Cole, from all your Barden buddies.

A little bit about Cole…

Cole Carroll is an Associate Director with Barden Talent Advisory and Recruitment. She supports the part-qualified accountants, operational finance talent and key appointments across Dublin and Leinster.

Originally from Kildare, she is now rooted in the Northside of Dublin! Cole started her studies with the Institute of Technology Carlow and completed a BA (Hons) Sports Management Degree. She then transferred to complete her final year in Trinity University Dublin while on a rugby scholarship.

Cole Is an experienced recruitment professional and has worked as a Talent Advisor for several years across multiple areas including part-qualified accountants, accounts payable, accounts receivable (up to Senior Manager levels), payroll, credit control, accounts assistants administration/support at all levels and tactically Important assignments for key clients on an exclusive basis.

Cole is currently undertaking an executive MBA with Trinity College Dublin and Is looking forward to bringing her learning into play for all stakeholders In Barden.

Contact Cole at or via LinkedIn.


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