Irish

Frank Farrelly

Frank Farrelly

Sigmar Recruitment
Co-founder and COO

Frank Farrelly is COO and co-founder at Sigmar Recruitment, leading a team of more than 120 recruitment professionals nationwide. Over the last seven years, Farrelly has been a committee member, treasurer, VP and secretary for the National Recruitment Federation in Ireland and was elected NRF president in 2016. He was part of the NRF team that lobbied the government on the Agency Workers Act, Zero Hours Contracts and ‘If & When’ contracts. Farrelly recently led NRF’s efforts that secured the hosting of the 2018 World Employment Conference in Ireland.

Farrelly was nonexecutive director for The People Group from 2005 to 2009; he currently sits on the external interview panel for the MBA programme at Dublin City University and has delivered courses for The Ryan Academy and The Smurfit Business School.

Geraldine King

Geraldine King

National Recruitment Federation
Chief Executive

Since joining the National Recruitment Federation in 2009, Geraldine King has focused on expanding its services to members. She also introduced the accredited certificate in recruitment practice to the Irish recruitment industry. King envisions a full academic career path for recruitment. She led the NRF to develop the first-ever undergraduate degree for recruiters, which will be available as of January 2020. Her mission is to have an accredited academic career path to the master’s level, making recruitment a career of choice on the prospectus of third-level institutions. In 2018, she was awarded the James Kilbaine award for outstanding contribution to the recruitment industry.

Rosaleen Blair

Rosaleen Blair

Alexander Mann Solutions
CEO and Founder

Rosaleen Blair is the CEO and founder of Alexander Mann Solutions, a global talent acquisition and management company that enables people and organisations to achieve their fullest potential. She is widely credited as a pioneer of talent acquisition and management globally, and has received a number of awards, including Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year, E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year and National Outsourcing Awards Strategic Leader of the Year. In 2007, she led a management buyout backed by Graphite Capital and in 2013 brought in new investor New Mountain Capital, securing an investment of almost €315 million. She invests her time, resources and knowledge in entrepreneurs and small businesses through coaching, sponsorship and mentoring

Anne Heraty

Anne Heraty

CPL Resources plc.
Co-Founder, Major Stakeholder and CEO

Anne Heraty is the co-founder, major stakeholder and CEO of CPL Resources plc. In 1989, Heraty and Keith O’Malley founded Computer Placement Ltd., which placed people at IT companies setting up businesses in Ireland. In 1992, she became sole shareholder. In 1996, Heraty’s husband, Paul Carrol, joined the group and in 1999 they took CPL to the Irish and London stock markets, making Heraty the firstfemale CEO of an Irish company floatedon the stock exchange. In 2006, she won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Ireland.

Rosaleen Blair

Rosaleen Blair

Alexander Mann Solutions
Founder & CEO

Rosaleen Blair is founder and CEO of Alexander Mann Solutions, a global talent acquisition and management company. Blair created Alexander Mann Solutions in 1996 with an ambition to revolutionise and professionalise the way blue-chip multinationals attract, engage and retain top talent while helping the best people in business achieve their fullest potential. Recognised as an industry leader and entrepreneur, Blair has won numerous awards including UK Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year, E&Y London Entrepreneur of the Year, Tatler Woman of the Year, Strategic Leader of the Year National Outsourcing Awards, and most recently, the Recruiter Magazine Impact Award 2017. Additionally, Blair supports organisations including everywoman, Barclays LifeSkills, the Prince’s Trust and UNICEF. She also invests her time and resources in entrepreneurs and small businesses through coaching, sponsorship and mentoring.

Rosaleen Blair

Rosaleen Blair

Alexander Mann Solutions
Founder and CEO

CEO Rosaleen Blair founded Alexander Mann Solutions in 1996 with an ambition to revolutionise and professionalise the way blue-chip multinationals attract, engage and retain top talent, while helping the best people in business achieve their fullest potential. The company now employs 4,000 people in more than 80 countries worldwide. Acquired by New Mountain Capital in 2013 for £260 million, AMS was then acquired by OMERS Private Markets in 2018 for £820 million. Recognised as an industry leader and entrepreneur, Blair has won numerous awards including Strategic Leader of the Year from National Outsourcing Awards in 2015, and most recently the Recruiter Magazine Impact Award in 2017. Additionally, Blair enthusiastically supports organisations including Everywoman and Barclays LifeSkills and invests her time and resources in entrepreneurs and small businesses through coaching, investment, sponsorship and mentoring.

Geraldine King

Geraldine King

National Recruitment Federation
Chief Executive

Geraldine King joined the National Recruitment Federation in 2009 and as its chief executive is responsible for running the NRF office and all divisions of the Federation. King led the lobbying effort that resulted in the awarding of the first apprenticeship programme for recruiters on the national academic framework, in partnership with the National College of Ireland. She is also a member of the MBA panel of interviewers for Dublin City University and a recent board member of the Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce. In 2018, King was a guest speaker at the World Employment Confederation. Prior to joining NRF, she worked at Grafton Recruitment as a branch manager.

Rosaleen Blair

Rosaleen Blair

Alexander Mann Solutions
CEO and Founder

Rosaleen Blair is the CEO and founder of Alexander Mann Solutions, a global talent acquisition and management company with more than 3,000 staff supporting clients in more than 80 countries and more than 30 languages. Blair is widely credited as a pioneer of talent acquisition and management globally, and has received a number of awards including VeuveClicquot Businesswoman of the Year and E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2007, she led a management buyout backed by Graphite Capital and in 2013 brought in new investors New Mountain Capital securing an investment of almost €315 million.

Adrian McGennis

Adrian McGennis

Sigmar Recruitment group
CEO

Adrian McGennis is CEO of Sigmar Recruitment group. He was originally a founder director of Sigmar in 2002 and led the management buyout in 2009. Previously he was managing director for Ireland with Marlborough Plc (Group t/o €70m), where he successfully managed the Irish business from its inception in 1993 until 2001. McGennis had a key involvement in two of Ireland’s most successful job creation support schemes, being a co-founder of Ireland Gateway To Europe and chairman of National Employment Week. He is a regular commentator on employment, recruitment and business issues in the press across different channels.

Anne Heraty

Anne Heraty

CPL Resources PLC
CEO

Anne Heraty is the co-founder major and stakeholder and CEO of CPL Resources plc.In 1989, Heraty and Keith O’Malley founded Computer Placement Ltd., which placed people at IT companies setting up businesses in Ireland. In 1992, she became sole shareholder. In 1996, Heraty’s husband, Paul Carrol, joined the group and in 1999 they took CPL to the Irish and London stock markets, making Heraty the first female CEO of an Irish company floated on the stock exchange. In 2006, she won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Ireland.

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