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Estelle Davis -BW Executive

Estelle Davis | Managing Partner

Operations, Risk, Compliance, HR, Legal, INED

Estelle joined Brightwater in 2004 and set up Brightwater Executive in 2011. She personally recruits across financial services, semi-state and public bodies for senior hires at CEO, CRO, COO, CCO, CLO and Director level in Underwriting / Product / Change / Sales etc. In June 2017, Estelle was appointed to the Group board and in  September 2018, she was part of the senior team that led the MBO of Brightwater Group. She holds a BBS in International Business & Japanese, a Diploma in Corporate Governance, CGI and Accredited Thomas International, PPA.

Contact Estelle on+353 1 5927844 or [email protected]

Alan Finnegan, BW Executive

Alan Finnegan | Partner

Operations, Sales, Marketing, Communications, HR & Technology

Alan joined Brightwater Executive as a partner in August 2021 and focuses on senior executive roles and board level appointments for Operations, Sales, Product, Marketing and IT across a broad variety of industry sectors including Tech, FMCG, B2B & B2B Services, Semi-State and Not-For-Profit. He is a highly experienced recruitment professional with over a decade’s experience in running a recruitment company in Ireland and the UK.  He brings with him a wealth of commercial experience and extensive market knowledge and holds a BA in Accounting & Finance. Alan is also CIPD qualified.

Contact Alan on +353 1 592 7889 or [email protected]

Yvonne McNulty Partner

Yvonne McNulty | Partner

Academia, Not-For-Profit, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Public Sector

Yvonne joined Brightwater Executive as Partner in September 2022 and specialises in senior executive roles and board level appointments with a particular focus on academia, not-for-profit, life sciences, healthcare and public sectors. She is a highly experienced professional with extensive experience across professional services organisations in providing recruitment solutions to both the private and public sectors. Yvonne holds a BA in Social Science as well as a Diploma in HR Management & Personnel Management. She is also a board member of Skillnet Ireland

Contact Yvonne on +353 1 487 1187 or [email protected]

Kayleigh McCann Exec Researcher

Kayleigh McCann | Executive Researcher

Kayleigh joined the Brightwater Group in 2015 as an Associate Consultant, moving to Brightwater Executive in December 2016 as an Executive Researcher. She works alongside the Partners across an array of industry specialisms, supporting the research, market mapping and sourcing of C-suite, non-exec directors and senior management level professionals in the market across all sectors including Technology, Telecommunications, Consumer (B2B, B2C), Financial Services, Semi-State, Public Sectors, Professional Services, Financial Services, Construction and Manufacturing. 

Contact Kayleigh on +353 1 662 1000 or [email protected]

Alex Holman-Russell BW Executive

Alex Homan-Russell | Executive Researcher

Alex is an experienced recruiter and executive researcher, with over 15 years' experience in the recruitment industry. He has worked across a variety of industry sectors including Technology, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Semi State, Public Sector, Professional Services, Financial Services, Construction and Manufacturing, recruiting across senior levels, supporting new teams builds and key strategic hires for SMEs through to multinationals. He joined Brightwater Executive in March 2021 and now supports the Brightwater Executive Partner team. 

Contact Alex on +353 1 662 1000 or [email protected]