MEET THE TEAM

EOIN CAREY

Managing Director

Eoin has been working in the recruitment industry since 2001. Prior to establishing Optimize Recruitment in Kilkenny in 2009, he worked with 2 of Ireland’s leading recruitment consultancies, as well as being a director of a successful specialist recruitment agency within the Construction & Engineering Sectors in Dublin. Relocating back to his native Kilkenny 2008, Optimize was incorporated in early 2009.

Setting up Optimize Recruitment in the midst of the recession was a challenge but it perhaps aided in underlining the importance of providing a quality, tailored recruitment service.

Eoin has brought forth the values and work ethic he has acquired throughout his career and he instils that same innovative, professional approach throughout the Optimize culture.

Eoin holds a Diploma in Business Studies and a Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Institute of Commercial Management.

Eoin@optimizerecruitment.ie or phone: 087 0505417

MARY YOUNG

Financial Controller

Mary Young was appointed to the position of Financial Controller in May 2017. With over 25 years of experience across a range of service Industries, she brings with her a wealth of senior management experience having held senior finance positions within various leading IT startups and establish IT Companies, Financial Institutions, and Professional Engineering energy consultants. Mary has been involved with a number of companies in raising growth finance through Venture Capital and Enterprise Ireland funding.

Qualifications: ACCA Qualified, DIT- Advanced Diploma in Marketing Management, Institute of Banking- QFA’s, graduate of Enterprise Ireland’s International Selling Programme in conjunction with Dublin Institute of Technology, which is designed to maximize Irish companies’ export sales. In 2020 Mary graduated from the National College of Ireland with a CIPD Diploma in Human Resources Management. Within the same year, she obtained a distinction in QQI certificate in Training Delivery & Evaluation.

Mary.young@optimizerecruitment.ie or phone: 087 6538680

MICHELLE FLEMING

RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT
ACCOUNTANCY & FINANCE DIVISION

Graduate from the University of Limerick with a bachelor’s degree in Business specialising in Human resource management. Michelle has HR experience working in a variety of different sectors including hospitality, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and financial services. Specialising in accountancy and finance recruitment, finance industry & practice across the Republic of Ireland.

Michelle@Optimizerecruitment.ie or phone 083 0163996

GEMMA BUTLER

LEAD RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT
HR & OFFICE SUPPORT DIVISION

Gemma is as an experienced recruitment professional, with 10+ years working in customer-focused and administration support roles and 5+ years in recruitment. Gemma is passionate about working with people, with a background in client-facing positions that has allowed her to develop first-rate interpersonal skills. Gemma offers a well-developed blend of skills and experience to both candidates and clients.

Gemma@optimizerecruitment.ie or phone: 086 8016771

SARAH LAWLOR

SENIOR RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT
SALES, MARKETING, LOGISTICS & PROCUREMENT DIVISION

Sarah is a graduate of Munster Technological University where she studied a Bachelor of Business degree, majoring in Marketing..

Qualifications:Throughout her four years in college, Sarah worked alongside and helped start-ups as well as some well-established brands on live case studies and work experience where she gained invaluable industry knowledge and skills across a variety of sectors. In addition, Sarah studied Human Resource Management where she gained a passion for recruitment.

Sarah@optimizerecruitment.ie or phone: 086 0444833

BRITTNEY ROBINSON

RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT
SALES, MARKETING, LOGISTICS & PROCUREMENT DIVISION

Brittney is an Australian recruiting specialist who recently
relocated to Ireland. She has been assisting market leaders across all industry
sectors for the past two years while working in recruitment. She completed an
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management and took the plunge into internal HR
and now Recruitment.

She is passionate about connecting people with their ideal
jobs and helping clients find the best candidates. Her approach reflects her
appreciation for long-lasting connections and creating value wherever it is
needed.

Brittney@optimizerecruitment.ie or phone: 086 820218886 820 2188

ALAN MAHER

TECHNICAL RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT
ENGINEERING DIVISION

ERF Certificate in Recruitment Practice (2023)

Alan brings a wealth of technical knowledge and customer service experience to his role as a Recruitment Consultant for Optimize.  He has dealt with both customers and clients in previous roles and because of this can develop and maintain strong relationships to fulfil their needs. He is very enthusiastic, hardworking professional approach and he has a keen interest in assisting people to making their next career move. Alan is recruiting into the Technical, Design and Engineering sector throughout the Republic of Ireland.

alan@optimizerecruitment.ie or phone 085 8072559.

Shane

SHANE FLEMING

Recruitment Consultant
CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING DIVISION

Shane recently completed his Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management from University College Cork, gaining a final G.P.A. of 2.1.

Annexed by previous studies completed in the field of social Studies, Shane’s fondness for interpersonal communication, desire to help people find their calling, and love for the recruitment cycle, has guided him to a career at Optimize which incapsulates all of his passions.

His acumen pertaining to the construction industry, years of customer service experience, along with his endearing attitude towards finding the perfect person/role/organisation fit, have granted him the ideal tools for continued success within the recruitment industry.

shane@optimizerecruitment.ie or phone 083 0885073

DIARMUID NAGLE

Recruitment Consultant
mANUFACTURING & LIFE SCIENCE DIVISION

Diarmuid is a recruitment specialist with over 9 years’ experience working in recruitment and a further 8 years’ experience in sales and marketing. He is now focussed on delivering the highest recruitment standards to clients and candidates in the Manufacturing and Life Science sectors. He is experienced in helping large multinational companies and SMB’s achieve their goals.

Diarmuid prides himself on being able to build and maintain strong business relationships with candidates and clients. He is hard working and is passionate about helping candidates make the right career decisions.

Diarmuid is a Sales and Digital Marketing Honours Graduate.

diarmuid@optimizerecruitment.ie or phone 083 3739075

Paul O’Carroll

Recruitment consultant
mANUFACTURING & LIFE SCIENCE DIVISION

Paul is a recruitment consultant with over 10+ years in customer focused support roles and over 6+ years in recruitment. He has dealt with both customers and clients in previous roles and because of this he can develop and maintain strong relationships to fulfil their needs. He is very enthusiastic, hardworking professional approach.

paul@optimizerecruitment.ie or phone 083-1220295

JOE PAUL

MARKETING SPECIALIST

Joe is a highly skilled marketing professional with over four years of hands-on experience in the field. He holds a master’s degree in management and marketing from University College Cork, where he honed his skills and deepened his understanding of the intricacies of marketing.

He has gained significant experience with working across both B2B and B2C segments, where his expertise in developing and executing successful marketing campaigns has helped his clients achieve their business goals. 

admin@optimizerecruitment.ie or phone 056 7786631

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