Our Management Team
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Our Recruitment Team
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.
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.
Senior Technical Recruitment Consultant
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 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 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 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.
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!
Technical Recruitment Consultant
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.
Technical Recruitment Consultant
Gareth joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2018 as a Technical Recruiter with the Athlone team. He currently specialises in the recruitment for Technical roles within the Quality & Laboratory sectors and is driven to build a strong network within the Science Pharmaceutical industry.
Coming from a Technical Support background in a Service environment, Gareth has many years’ experience managing teams in the UK and Ireland. Having always been actively involved in the recruitment and onboarding process, he developed a passion for talent acquisition and takes pride in his ability to meet the needs of candidates and clients alike.
Outside of work, Gareth loves to unleash his creative side, his main passions being landscape painting, music production and photography.
Áine joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2018 as a Recruitment Consultant. She holds a Bachelor of Business Honours Degree (specialising in Human Resources & Industrial Relations), as well as a Master’s in Work & Organisational Behaviour. She is a member of CIPD and has a Psychometric Assessment Certificate (BPS / EFPA).
Áine specialises in the permanent, temporary and contract recruitment of roles within Office Support & IT, HR, and Sales & Marketing in our Athlone branch. Her international experience in recruitment, customer service and hospitality, ensures a unique and valuable experience for her candidates & clients alike.
In her spare time, Áine enjoys keeping active, going for a run with her dog or socialising with family and friends. A keen GAA supporter, she loves watching hurling & attending Cork hurling matches whenever she gets the chance!
Our Admin Team
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!
Marketing & IT Coordinator
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 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 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.
Recruitment & Accounts Administrator
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.
Lisa joined Matrix Recruitment in 2017 as a Recruitment Administrator bringing 15 years work experience in office/admin environment. She attended Galway Institute of Technology receiving her Degree in Business/Accounts & IT.
Outside of the office, Lisa is a big fan of the GAA and loves watching and attending matches!
Training and Development Officer
Sinead joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2018 as a Training and Development Officer. As the Training & Development Officer for Matrix Recruitment Group, she identifies, coordinates and delivers training and development requirements as they relate to the goals of the business and development of employees. She creates and delivers training material for our IT systems, delivers induction, follow up and ongoing training sessions to colleagues.
Sinead has a keen interest in fitness having spent 7 years working in the fitness industry. She is also an advocate for personal development and wellbeing, holding a certificate in the therapeutic use of Mindfulness.
In her spare time, she enjoys the gym, holidays and eating out.