Kieran McKeown
Managing Director

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.

Location: Waterford
Email: kieran@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 051 353825

Breda Dooley
Regional Recruitment Manager – Midlands & West

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.

Location: Athlone
Email: breda@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 09064 90485

Joanne Foley
Regional Recruitment Manager – Dublin

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.

Location: Dublin
Email: joannef@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 01 4690901

Gillian Wall
Financial Services Recruitment Manager

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!

Location: Dublin
Email: gillian@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 01 4690901

Suzanne Dunne
Regional Recruitment Manager – South East

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.

Location: Carlow
Email: suzanne@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 059 9139070

Michelle Hand
Senior Technical Recruitment Consultant

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.

Location: Athlone
Email: michelle@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 09064 90485

Marguerite Dowd
Senior Recruitment Consultant

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.

Location: Athlone
Email: marguerite@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 09064 90485

Patricia Deane
Senior Technical Recruitment Consultant

Patricia joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2011 and has developed a wealth of recruitment experience across a number of sectors and industries. She currently specialises in the Manufacturing sector in the South East. Patricia holds a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology as well as an Honours Degree in International Business.

She previously worked in sales, customer service and office administration which gives her a great understanding of the particular needs of employers and jobseekers. Patricia enjoys all things musical and has participated in talent competitions at both local and national level.

Location: Carlow
Email: patricia@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 059 9139070

Niall Curley
Technical Recruitment Consultant

Niall joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2014. He specialises in permanent, contract and temporary recruitment for all roles in the engineering sector. With a Bachelor of Arts and a Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Business Studies under his belt, Niall is currently studying for a CIPD Diploma in HR Practice.

Prior to joining Matrix, Niall spent a number of years in Toronto working for a global Benefits Consulting and Outsourcing company and when he returned to Ireland, worked in the Insurance sector. His experience to date and genuine passion for recruitment allows Niall to fully understand and respond to the needs of the clients and candidates he works with on a daily basis, delivering a first class professional service.

Outside of the office, Niall has a keen interest in sport and keeping fit, regularly playing football and going to the gym.

Location: Athlone
Email: niall@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 09064 90485

Rena Weld
Recruitment Consultant

Rena joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2014 and specialises in permanent, temporary and contract roles within HR, Sales & Marketing, Office & IT Support, Manufacturing/Supply Chain and Financial Services. 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!

Location: Dublin
Email: rena@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 01 4690901

Cathal Ryan
Technical Recruitment Consultant

Cathal joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2015 and specialises in recruitment within the Quality & Laboratory sector in the South East. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, having majored in Marketing. He is currently studying to complete a Higher Diploma in Logistics, Materials and Supply Chain Management.

In his sales background, Cathal has worked closely with a number of companies across various industries in the South East. The experience gathered in these roles gives him an insight into the specific needs of both clients and candidates across all industries.

Born and bred in Kilkenny, it is hardly surprising that Cathal has a keen interest in hurling. He used to play with his native Fenian’s in Johnstown before moving to his current club – Naomh Bridin – in Carlow.

Location: Carlow
Email: cathalr@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 059 9139070

Carol Lochab
Recruitment Consultant

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.

Location: Carlow
Email: carol@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 059 9139070

Sarah Heffernan
Technical Recruitment Consultant

With an Honour’s Degree in Business Studies, Sarah joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2014 and specialises in the recruitment of permanent, contract and temporary recruitment of engineering positions in the South East.

She initially joined as a Recruitment Administrator and quickly progressed into the role of Consultant, recruiting for roles in HR, Office Support & IT and Sales & Marketing. Having excelled in these sectors she has now moved into technical recruitment, specialising in Engineering. Sarah is a huge GAA fan and supports her county and local club at every opportunity. She also enjoys reading and walking in her spare time.

Location: Waterford
Email: sarah@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 051 353825

Conor McNiff
Technical Recruitment Consultant

With a Bachelor of Commerce specialising in HR, Conor joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2015 and specialises in the recruitment of all roles  in the engineering and manufacturing sectors.

Conor joined us as a Recruitment Administrator where he assisted the Midlands & West team in all areas of the recruitment process before quickly progressing into the role of Consultant. A big sports fan, he plays Gaelic football, rugby and basketball for a number of local teams in Tullamore.

Location: Athlone
Email: conor@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 09064 90485

Sarah O’Donnell
Recruitment Consultant

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.

Location: Waterford
Email: sarahod@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 051 353825

Sarah Meagher
Recruitment Consultant

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.

Location: Waterford
Email: sarahm@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 051 353825

Sorcha Gavin
Recruitment Consultant

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.

Location: Athlone
Email: sorcha@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 09064 90485

Aishling Lanigan
Marketing & Recruitment Administrator

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 has a range of responsibilities in marketing, recruitment and HR Support Services – from managing our social media, to recruitment support, projects and general administration.

In her spare time, Aishling loves going to concerts and jetting off on holidays as many times a year as she can manage!
Location: Waterford
Email: aishling@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 051 353825

Eleanor O’Rourke
Accounts Assistant

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.

Location: Waterford
Email: eleanor@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 051 353825

Nichola Aylward
Company Accountant

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.

Location: Waterford
Email: nichola@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 051 353825

Elaine McKeown
Training Officer & Systems Lead

Elaine joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2007 as a Recruitment Administrator before moving into her current role as Training Officer and Systems Lead. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Culture and Society and a FETAC qualification in Training Delivery and Evaluation.

Elaine is responsible for the maintenance of our CRM system and training our consultants on the latest techniques and technologies in candidate sourcing. She also acts as key contact for our IT providers and is responsible for the rollout of system upgrades. An avid gym goer and foodie, Elaine loves to keep fit and has a keen interest in nutrition. Her other big passion in life is personal development and positive thinking, regularly attending motivational speaker seminars.

Location: Dublin
Email: elaine@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 01 4690901

Fiona Hughes
Payroll Manager

Having joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2011, Fiona has developed a wealth of accounting and recruitment experience, providing high-level administration support in accounting, office administration and recruitment. She holds a Joint Honours Degree in Economics and French as well as a Postgraduate Degree in Economic Science.

As Payroll Manager, Fiona is responsible for providing payroll and accounts services to our key clients. This includes the processing of temporary staff timesheets, payrolls to schedule, calculating tax deductions and delivery of payslips to all temporary staff working onsite with our clients. In her spare time, Fiona is a member of her local walking/running group and loves getting out and about in the great outdoors.

Location: Waterford
Email: fiona@matrixrecruitment.ie
Tel: 051 353825