Meet the Team

Our Management Team

Kieran McKeown

Managing Director

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Kieran McKeown

Having founded Matrix Recruitment Group in 1998, Kieran McKeown not only acts as Managing Director but also actively recruits within our Accountancy Recruitment team, specialising in roles in the Dublin region.

Kieran is a CIMA Qualified Accountant with over 20 years’ industry experience having worked in a number of accounting roles with companies such as Bausch & Lomb, MSD, General Electric, Unidare and Loctite (Henkel). A proud Fermanagh man, Kieran has a keen interest in GAA and can regularly be found practicing his swing on the golf courses of Waterford.

Breda Dooley

Regional Recruitment Manager – Midlands & West

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Breda Dooley

Breda joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2002 and has gained a high level of experience specialising in the recruitment of accountancy and supply chain roles in the Midlands and Western regions. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Finance and a Diploma in Personnel and Executive Coaching.

Prior to joining Matrix Recruitment Group, Breda worked as an Assistant Accountant with Societe Generale. As Regional Recruitment Manager for the Midlands & West, Breda manages our Athlone office and has successfully established Matrix Recruitment Group as the leading recruitment company in the Midlands. She has recently taken up running and has already completed a number of 10km races. She also enjoys reading and baking.

Joanne Foley

Regional Recruitment Manager – Dublin

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Joanne Foley

Joanne joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2006 bringing with her significant expertise in best-in-class HR practices and procedures having completed a HR Graduate training programme with Musgrave Group. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Studies specialising in Management and Organisation Studies from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business. She also has a Joint Honours Degree in International Business and Languages from DCU.

As Regional Recruitment Manager for Dublin, Joanne actively recruits for quality & laboratory, engineering, manufacturing and supply chain roles as well as managing our Dublin office. A native of Kilkenny, Joanne is an ardent GAA supporter. She is also an avid swimmer and qualified lifeguard. She has a keen interest in contemporary Irish literature and her challenge for 2016 is to read a new book every other week.

 
 

 

Gillian Wall

Financial Services Recruitment Manager

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Gillian Wall

Gillian joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2015 having spent over 15 years in a number of financial services roles for companies such as BNY Mellon, State Street and Bank of Ireland. She holds a Degree in Business Studies, a Diploma in Financial Services and a Certificate in Financial Services, Banking and Financial Support Services.

Based in our Dublin office, Gillian is currently managing our Financial Services Recruitment team and works with the team on all financial services roles nationwide. She has a keen interest in walking, hiking, nature and the environment and loves animals of all shapes and sizes. She has a dog called Sandy, 6 hens and hopes to own a donkey some day!

Suzanne Dunne

Regional Recruitment Manager – South East

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Suzanne Dunne

Suzanne joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2007 with a wealth of recruitment experience having worked as a Senior Recruitment Consultant with Morgan McKinley as well as a Recruitment Manager with Reed Global Recruitment Specialists. Suzanne holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management specialising in Organisational Psychology/Behaviour and Organisational Management. She also holds a Higher Diploma in Personnel Management from the National College of Ireland.

Prior to her recruitment career, Suzanne worked for a number of high profile companies including Microsoft, KPMG, Irish Life, Bank of Ireland and Jones Lang La Salle. As Regional Recruitment Manager for Carlow, Laois, Kildare and South Wicklow, Suzanne manages our Carlow office and actively recruits for accounting and supply chain roles within the region. In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys keeping fit and has completed an impressive 5 marathons and several half marathons since 2010.

Our Recruitment Team

Michelle Hand

Senior Technical Recruitment Consultant

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Michelle Hand

Michelle joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2006 and has developed a wealth of recruitment experience across a variety of sectors. She currently specialises in the recruitment of technical roles in the Quality & Laboratory sector. Michelle holds an Honours Degree in Business Studies specialising in Human Resource Management.

Prior to joining Matrix, Michelle worked in customer service with Bank of Ireland and Quinn Insurance. Now 10 years’ into her well established recruitment career, Michelle has forged long-lasting relationships with her clients and candidates across the Midlands & West. Outside the office she loves indulging her artistic side when she has a chance, with photography being a particular passion.

Marguerite Dowd

Senior Recruitment Consultant

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Marguerite Dowd

With a Bachelor of Business Studies, Marguerite joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2011 and specialises in the permanent, temporary and contract recruitment of roles within HR, Sales & Marketing and Office Support & IT.

Marguerite has previously worked in sales & marketing within the hospitality industry. This first hand experience gives her a deep understanding of the sectors she recruits in. Having completed a Diploma in Community Development Practice, Marguerite is a big fan of volunteering and has served as a Youth Worker with Foroige for a number of years.

Patricia Deane

Senior Technical Recruitment Consultant

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Patricia Deane

Patricia joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2011 recruiting on the temp desk and for all levels of admin/marketing/HR and IT roles across a number of different sectors.

Her experience to date and having previously worked in sales, customer service and office administration, Patricia has a great understanding of the needs of both employers and jobseekers.

Patricia holds a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology as well as an Honours Degree in International Business.

Coming up to almost 6 years with Matrix Recruitment Group, Patricia is the Tech Team Lead for the South East Technical team. A Senior Consultant recruiting for all levels of Engineers, Supervisors, Managers and Trade positions across the Pharma, MedTech, Food, Manufacturing and Engineering sectors, Patricia has an in-depth knowledge of the market and has established a deep network in the South East.

Patricia enjoys all things musical and has participated in talent competitions at both local and national level.

Rena Weld

Recruitment Consultant

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Rena Weld

Rena joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2014 and specialises in permanent, temporary and contract roles within Accountancy & Supply Chain. With a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Languages, Rena specialised in Human Resource Management and is a fluent Spanish speaker.

Rena has previous experience in hospitality and customer service, which has proven very useful in her dealings with clients and candidates. Having spent a number of years living in Madrid, she has a great love of Spanish music and Salsa dancing!

Carol Lochab

Recruitment Consultant

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Carol Lochab

Carol joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2014 and specialises in temporary and contract roles within the Office Support & IT, Sales & Marketing and HR sectors. She is an Associate Member of CIPD with a Certificate in Human Resources Management and Personnel Administration and holds qualifications in Job Evaluation and HR Personnel Profiling.

Carol has extensive industry experience within the Office Support & IT sector, having previously worked in a number of administration and secretarial roles for the likes of GSK and Kodak. Carol’s big passion is travel. She also enjoys keeping fit through her weekly Zumba classes.

Sarah O’Donnell

Recruitment Consultant

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Sarah O’Donnell

Sarah joined Matrix Recruitment Group in October 2016 as a Recruitment Consultant. After 5 months working as a Financial Services Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, and 2 and half years working within the Hedge Fund Administration industry, Sarah was keen to return home to the South East and build a career. She holds a Bachelor of Business and Masters of Business, both specialising in Economics and Finance.

Sarah is responsible for the recruitment of permanent, temporary and contract positions within the Office Support & IT, Sales & Marketing and HR sectors. Sarah enjoys building and fostering relationships with both clients and candidates. In her personal time, she enjoys keeping fit by going to the gym, regular walks on the new Waterford Greenway and socialising with her friends on the weekends.

Sarah Meagher

Recruitment Consultant

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Sarah Meagher

Sarah joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2016 having spent 14 years in Aviva working in Life and Pensions and Group Risk (Life and Income Protection) departments.  She spent over a year working in the Fund Industry within Transfer Agency in International Financial Data Services, State Street.  Sarah is a fully Qualified Financial Advisor, QFA, with a Diploma in Pensions.  She has a number of Diplomas and Certificates across business related platforms including a Certificate in Payroll Techniques, a Diploma in Business Studies, a Health Safety and Environmental Management Certificate and a Project Management Certification.

Based in our Waterford branch, Sarah is a member of the Financial Services Recruitment Team, recruiting for Financial Services nationwide.  In her spare time, she is fond of a weekend away, either in a campervan or a 5-star hotel! Having always wanted her own pet farm she is making do with her three gold fish for now.

Sorcha Gavin

Recruitment Consultant

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Sorcha Gavin

With a Bachelor of Primary Education, Sorcha joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2017 and specialises in the permanent, temporary and contract recruitment of roles within HR, Sales & Marketing and Office Support & IT.

Prior to joining Matrix, Sorcha spent three years in London working as a Special Needs Teacher and as a Recruitment Consultant within the Education industry. Sorcha’s experience and genuine passion for people allows her to fully understand and respond to the needs of the clients and candidates she works with. In her spare time, Sorcha likes to sing and is currently writing and recording her own material.

Orla Bermingham

Recruitment Consultant

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 Orla Bermingham

Orla joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2017 as a Recruitment Consultant. She holds a Bachelor of Business & Management from Maynooth University. Orla specialises in the permanent, temporary and contract recruitment of roles within Office Support & IT, HR, and Sales & Marketing in our Dublin Branch.

In her spare-time Orla is a lover of spontaneous weekends away and socialising with her friends. She loves to travel and slowly working through her bucket list.  A keen GAA supporter but it’s a tossup between Dublin and Kildare!

Michéal Curley

Technical Recruitment Consultant

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 Michéal Curley

Michéal joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2017 as a Technical Recruiter with the Athlone Team. He specialises in permanent, contract and temporary recruitment for all roles in the Manufacturing & Engineering sector.

Having come from a background in business development and customer service Michéal relishes meeting new people and forging new relationships. He is always looking for insight into what motivates people and takes a genuine interest in understanding the nature of the positions and the companies that he works on for the Matrix team.

Outside of the office, Michéal is a sports enthusiast playing soccer for his local Roscommon Utd as well as getting involved in adventure race events across Ireland such as Gealforce and the Quest series.

Our Admin Team

Aishling Lanigan

Marketing Executive

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 Aishling Lanigan

Aishling joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2016 as a Marketing and Recruitment Administrator. She has 3 years’ management experience and holds a Bachelor of Business Honours Degree as well as a Masters Degree in Business and Marketing.

Aishling is now Marketing Executive of the company and has many responsibilities – from managing our social media, to creating content for our website and designing company branded artwork.

In her spare time, Aishling loves going to concerts and jetting off on holidays as many times a year as she can manage!

Elaine McKeown

Marketing & IT Coordinator

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Elaine McKeown

Elaine joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2007 and now holds the position of Marketing & IT Coordinator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Culture and Society and a FETAC qualification in Training Delivery and Evaluation.

Elaine coordinates all marketing activities for the company, working with and managing the relationships with marketing, PR and design agencies. She also acts as key contact for our IT providers and manages our internal IT systems. An avid gym goer and foodie, Elaine loves to keep fit and has a keen interest in nutrition.

Eleanor O’Rourke

Accounts Assistant

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 Eleanor O’Rourke

Eleanor joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2014, bringing over 18 years of accounting experience from a variety of industries to our professional accounting team. She is a qualified IPASS payroll technician and is responsible for providing accounts and payroll services to Matrix and our key clients.

Her experience in accounting ranges from payroll to providing assistance to company accountants. Eleanor has a great passion for cooking and baking and enjoys making occasional confectionery treats for family friends and work colleagues.

Nichola Aylward

Company Accountant

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 Nichola Aylward

Nichola joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2012 and as Company Accountant, is responsible for all things accounting related for each of our offices. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant she has notched up over 10 years’ experience working in a variety of accounting roles, in both practice and industry.

As well as a qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, Nichola holds an Honours Degree in Business Information Systems. Her experience working in domestic and multinational companies in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and service industries means she has an excellent insight into the financial needs of companies operating in a complex business environment. Outside of the office, Nichola enjoys swimming and walking. She also has a keen interest in reading and is part of a local book club.

Julie Hickey

Recruitment & Accounts Administrator

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Julie Hickey

Julie joined Matrix in June of 2017 as a Recruitment & Accounts Administrator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Geography.

Julie is responsible for general administration duties, assisting with accounts and payroll services and also recruitment support. She loves music and musical theatre and also holds various grades in music theory and piano. In her spare time Julie enjoys being active in the gym, baking, travelling and socialising with her friends.