Saturday 17 March 2018

Irish executive search firm Ardlinn to open Boston office

Áine Brolly, CEO and founder of Ardlinn
Áine Brolly, CEO and founder of Ardlinn
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Ardlinn, an Irish global executive search firm has announced plans to open a new office in Boston following a strong first year performance successfully placing a range of executives across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and the USA.

The company, which is part of the Cpl Resources Group, said that foreign direct investment has fuelled the rise in demand for executive talent in Ireland, with IDA clients accounting for almost 10pc of direct employment.

"Within developed markets such as the UK and the US, there is uncertainty around short and longer-term growth prospects.

Ireland in particular has benefitted from this with multinationals making decisions around new investment locations in EU countries across sectors including professional and financial services, technology and life sciences," Áine Brolly, CEO and founder of Ardlinn, said.

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The company added that it has seen a considerable increase in both turnover and demand for the placement of executive candidates in the last six months of trading, both locally and internationally across the technology, finance, professional services, life sciences and healthcare sectors.

According to Ardlinn, these sectors are amongst those offering the most remunerative packages often amounting to over €1m including equity and bonuses.

However the company said that there are notable differences between those offered by multinational and indigenous companies, and the public and private sectors.

In the domestic market, Ardlinn said that it was growing its team of recruiters to solely focus on executive recruitment within the public sector while actively looking at opportunities to enhance its European footprint, including potential acquisitions.

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