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Deirdre Coghlan Murray

Managing Director & Executive Coach

Deirdre holds an MSc in Executive Coaching & Behavioural Change through Henley Business School (Reading University) and is a graduate of Business Management with over 30 years HR, Recruitment & Selection and Coaching experience both nationally and internationally. She is the Managing Director of Leinsters leading HR Service’s company established since 1998. Her experience spans both global and local organisations with exposure to Multinational Best Practice environments. Her passion for helping people get the best out of themselves is contagious.Deirdre’s coaching practice is based on a strong code of ethics founded on confidentiality and a clear coaching contract. She works with a strong awareness of the system within which individuals and teams work and live.

Stephen Farrell-O'Callaghan


Stephen is Partner Director at Clark, having joined the company in April of 2008. Prior to this, Stephen worked in the Services Industry, specialising in Sales, Personnel and Recruitment Management. He is an NRF Fellow who holds a (Hons.) Degree in Marketing from Dublin Business School, a Diploma in Behavioural Science, an IMI Diploma in Digital Marketing & Social Media and is also a Qualified Psychometric Assessor and a highly experienced and competent Project Manager. Along with managing the overall business, Stephen manages a number of significant outsourced projects including RPO for Teagasc & IMR, HRO, distribution management for Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council along with a number of other ancillary projects that fall under Managed Service Solutions. Stephen is responsible for overall operations at both Clark Recruitment Ltd and Clark Executive Ltd, with a particular focus on Recruitment & Selection and Managed Service Solutions. A keen marketer Stephen is at the forefront of creative development in Clark and implementing state of the art technology and systems. Stephen sits as a Council member for Project Search and is also a member of the NRF Skillnet Committee. Stephen is very customer focused, energetic and above all highly organised and solutions driven.

Sarah Mortimer

Temporary Division Manager

Sarah holds a Diploma in HR Management, a Certificate in Journalism & Media and she is IITD qualified. She is a highly experienced recruitment consultant with extensive national and international experience, of both in-house HR and external recruitment. Sarah’s focus is on managing temporary recruitment projects working closely with clients to provide the highest standard of service.

Edel Smyth

Recruitment Project Manager

Edel holds a BSc (Hons.) Degree in Property Economics and is a qualified Psychometric Assessor trained to use the Innermetrix suite of tools. In 2018 Edel’s contribution to the Recruitment Industry was validated when she received the finalist nomination for Recruitment Consultant of the Year (Permanent) by the National Recruitment Federation. She has extensive experience in Project and Account Management, Business Development and Sales. Edel has Project Managed the Recruitment Process for a diverse range of clients including large Multinationals, SME’s and Start-up Companies across a wide variety of industries. Responsible for Recruitment Project Management, Edel manages the full RPO process on behalf of her contracted clients. Her core remit is to manage existing RPO contracts, grow business, while optimizing brand traction and service delivery across our business lines.

Katie Sloan

Senior Recruitment Partner

Katie joined Clark recruitment in 2017 after spending several years in sales and relationship management, gained mostly in the hospitality industry. She was recognised in 2018 by the NRF (National Recruitment Federation) receiving the award of “Recruiter of the Year” (Contract). After two successful years she was promoted to Senior Recruitment Partner in July 2019. Katie holds an MBA in Business Management from Dublin Business School, and an (Hons.) Degree in Marketing from IT Carlow. In 2017 she completed the NRF Programme in Recruitment Practice and in 2018 qualified as a Psychometric Assessor trained to use the Innermetrix suite of tools. Katie’s success in the industry so far has come from building strong relationships with her clients and candidates through trust and tenacity. Her ultimate goal is to exceed expectations while delivering a unique experience.

Eoghan O'Sullivan

Recruitment Partner

Eoghan joined Clark with over 6 years’ experience in sales, account management and customer services. With a background in high end retail and the events industry, he is adept at sourcing solutions for clients and customers. His focus is on permanent positions and he is passionate about delivering an unrivalled client experience.

Maire Griffith

Recruitment Partner

With a BA (Hons.) Degree in Economics & Finance with French, Máire has 10 years’ experience working in a fast-paced ISP industry, with a primary focus on sales, account management and business development. She is passionate about helping other people, having previously worked with individuals and teams to achieve desired goals. Within the Clark team, Máire’s main focus is on Temporary Placements. She is highly motivated to deliver an exceptional standard of service to Clark clients and candidates.

Beatrice Travers

Marketing & Quality Specialist

With an Hons Degree in Communications from DCU and a Certificate in Personnel Practice (CIPD), Beatrice has over 15 years experience in professional service-driven environments. She has held many positions including Training & Quality Manager and Recruitment Consultant. As Marketing & Quality Specialist, Beatrice has responsibility for all digital social media platforms, marketing & communication campaigns, internal quality project coordination and ISO at Clark.

Bernie Devaney

Finance Manager

Bernie’s vast experience in Payroll and Accounts covers a full range of sectors from manufacturing, to finance, to retail. Clients in these businesses depend on her to manage their Payroll systems and ensure their personnel are paid correctly and on time. In addition to out-source Payroll solutions, Bernie’s technical expertise includes project management, finance and book-keeping. Above all, her calm professionalism and personable manner ensure an excellent service.

Jacinta Crosbie Wilson

Finance & Accounts Executive

Jacinta returns to Clark with responsibility for Accounts & Payroll. Jacinta has a wealth of experience in Accounts and Payroll and will provide payroll management for our Temporary Division as well as Outsourced Managed Payroll Services within our Managed Service Solutions Division. Jacinta returns to Clark having taking time out to raise her family.