Established in Dublin in 1998, Brightwater originally specialised in recruitment for accountancy and finance roles. We grew organically to include other specialisms in order to meet client requirements and now have 45 staff (including 30 consultants) across the island of Ireland. In 2011, Brightwater Executive was established focusing on recruitment of head of function roles up to C-Suite level executives.
In 2018, the Brightwater Group went through an MBO led by then Managing Director Barbara McGrath, Finance Director John O'Donnell and Executive Search Director Estelle Davis. We acquired Mentors in 2019 and Alternatives in late 2021.
In January 2023, Barbara McGrath was appointed CEO of the Brightwater Group while Gareth Fleming was appointed Managing Director and Jean O'Donovan was appointed Deputy Managing Director.
The Brightwater Group consists of:
* Brightwater Recruitment Specialists - specialising in recruitment across Professional Services, Technical Services and Business Services.
* Brightwater Executive - (specialising in senior appointments at Head of Function, Director up to C-Suite levels).
* Mentors Ireland - specialising in providing expert mentorship services to a range of clients across various sectors.
“We will consistently and conscientiously strive to make our customers the focus of our attention, to understand their needs, to meet their expectations and to provide them with full value through professional, personal service”. Barbara McGrath - CEO