Oliver Mall & Barden join forces to create Barden Financial Services in Munster…

Fionnán O'Sullivan

Barden are delighted to welcome specialist recruitment firm Oliver Mall, led by Fionnán O’Sullivan, to their Cork business.  The firms will unite in Cork to become the Munster business unit of Barden Financial Services (www.bardenfs.ie).

“We’re delighted to welcome Fionnán and his team in Oliver Mall to Barden Financial Services in Cork; his deep background in asset management coupled with his extensive experience in recruitment makes Fionnán the ideal person to lead Barden FS into 2020 & beyond.” – Jonathan Olden | Managing Partner | Barden Cork

Barden Financial Services is a joint venture between Barden and BRUIN Financial, the UK’s leading specialist financial services recruitment firm.  The overall business includes over 100 specialist consultants across London, Manchester, Dublin and now Cork.

“This coming together represents a natural forward step for the business. Oliver Mall’s move into the Barden FS brand marks a very proud moment for everyone who contributed to the company along the way. Shared values along with a future vision that offers a best in class service to our candidates and clients through real expertise, means the future is going to be extremely exciting for this growing specialist financial services recruitment firm.” – Fionnán O’Sullivan | Director | Barden FS | Cork

After completing a BA in Maths & Economics in 2006, Fionnán joined BNY Mellon and held various roles across Ireland and the UK, culminating in a leadership role in their flagship Cork site.  In 2013 Fionnán made a career move into recruitment and spent a number of years with a large international recruitment company before founding Oliver Mall in 2016.

“The financial services industry in Cork is positioned well for growth. With growth comes opportunity and we want to be there, ready to bring some of our wonderfully talented diaspora back home for this opportunity.  Having Fionnán leading Barden FS at this critical stage is central to us realising this potential; potential not just for Barden but for Cork itself.” – Ed Heffernan | Manager Partner | Barden FS | Ireland

Oliver Mall will be rebranded as Barden Financial Services with Fionnán at the helm.  Working closely with Ed Heffernan, Fionnán and his team will focus specifically on specialist FS roles across Asset Management, Banking, Insurance and related areas within Munster, while working closely with his colleagues in Dublin and across the UK to ensure joined up thinking when it comes to bringing talent into the FS industry in Ireland.

BRUIN Financial Director, Harry Warwick, commented: “Cork is a tactically important step for us as we pursue our strategy to provide national coverage for our clients in Ireland and increased options for our candidates in the UK looking to move back home.  Fionnán is the perfect person to lead our business in Munster and I’m looking forward to working closely with him and the rapidly growing Barden FS team in Ireland.”

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