Meet Barden’s Technology Recruitment Experts

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As experts in Technology careers, our team made up of Killian O’Leary, Jane Olden, Lorraine O’Leary and Ed Heffernan take their jobs seriously. Whether it’s cyber security, cloud, software, product, infrastructure, tech leadership, projects, consulting or analytics recruitment and opportunities you’re interested in our team in Barden has you covered.

Our national coverage and dual expertise, in both recruitment and technology, makes us unique in Irish recruitment.

Barden’s Technology Recruitment Practice team are the Technology professionals go to, in Ireland, before they start looking for a job.

Here’s a little bit more about them…


Killian O’Leary | Partner

Killian O’Leary is an expert in Technology recruitment and careers, in particular Cyber Security and Senior Technology appointments having worked In Senior Recruiting positions for over ten years.

He focuses on helping leading companies to build their tech teams and plan their hiring strategies. Killian acts as a ‘Trusted Advisor’ to key clients across all sectors from banking to pharma to manufacturing, and across all business types and sizes including SME’s, tech, start-ups, global multinationals and consultancies.

His team focus right across all tech verticals ranging from cyber to software development to analytics to PMO-focused positions and are seeing a huge rise in senior Technology leadership positions.

Killian is also an executive leadership and career coach who has helped many people from a variety of industries to achieve career success.

Contact Killian at or via LinkedIn.


Jane Olden | Associate

Jane Olden completed a Bachelor of Commerce with University College Cork (UCC) in 2017. She has worked with some of Ireland’s leading global recruitment firms and in 2021 joined the Barden team.

In her role Jane looks after Technology project manager, business analyst, and product roles.

Jane works to support the Technology community in Ireland, whether that is working directly with clients enabling them to build and develop world class teams, or directly with Technology professionals when it comes to navigating their professional careers.

Contact Jane at or via LinkedIn.


Lorraine O’Leary | Senior Associate

Lorraine O’Leary successfully graduated from UCC in 2020, achieving a first class honours degree in Business Information Systems (BIS), and joined the Barden team in February 2021.

Lorraine works directly with the team to continue to grow the Barden brand within the tech community, with a particular focus on cyber security, cloud, software, product, infrastructure, tech leadership, projects, consulting and analytics roles. In particular Lorraine covers and is an expert in the analytics and infrastructure areas.

Contact Lorraine at or via LinkedIn.


Ed Heffernan | Managing Partner

Ed Heffernan is Managing Partner of Barden Ireland. In 2014 he founded Barden, with Elaine Brady. He has worked for many years in recruitment both locally and internationally, within the accounting, tax, financial services and Technology space.

Ed has worked with 1000s of professionals nationally on career moves and is a regular contributor to industry publications. A UCC grad Ed holds a number of qualifications in personnel management, human resources and later completed an MBA with Trinity College Dublin.

Ed supports senior program management and change roles across Barden with a significant number of them within the Technology space.

Contact Ed at or via LinkedIn.


Get in Touch With Us

Barden is where Technology professionals go before they start looking for a job.

When you meet Barden you will be meeting Ireland’s most experienced Technology recruitment team.

Your future is too important to leave to chance. Take control, get informed and plan your professional future with Barden. Get in touch with one of the team above, or drop us an email at and we’ll get in touch to arrange a time and date that suits you to start planning your professional future. Simple.

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