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John Howe

John Howe

Manager - Data Science & Analytics

John is the Manager of Brightwater’s Data Science & Analytics team within Brightwater Technology. Having joined Brightwater in 2011 initially on the IT team as a resourcer, he soon found his niche as a recruiter. He now manages the data science team recruiting on behalf of clients for roles covering several areas including data science, Machine Learning, AI, data analysis, data visualisation and data engineering. His own interest in analytics and data science is key to his solid recruitment partnerships across his client portfolio. 

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Annita McGettigan

Annita McGettigan

Manager - Accountancy (Temporary & Contract)

Annita is the Manager of Brightwater’s Accountancy division and personally specialises in temporary & contract recruitment of accountancy and finance professionals.  She began her career in recruitment with Brightwater in 2013 and was appointed Manager of the team in January 2019. Annita works with an extensive range of clients ranging from SMEs to large multinationals on assignments varying in length from 1 week to a year. 

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Stacy Keogh

Stacy Keogh

Manager - IT

Stacy joined Brightwater in 2016 as a recruiter on our IT team and has nearly 7 years’ IT and engineering recruitment experience in Ireland and Canada. She was promoted to Manager in January 2020 and now leads the IT team in placing professionals on a permanent basis at all levels from graduates up to senior director / partner level. Her areas of speciality include .Net, C#, ASP.Net Developers, Java Developers, BI & ETL Developers, BI & ETL Technical Leads, SharePoint Developers, QA Engineers, QA Managers, Performance Engineers, Automation Test Engineers, Project Manager / System Analyst and Technical Business Analysts. Stacy has an innate understanding of what skillsets and attributes are essential for specific roles which makes her the go-to recruiter for her clients. 

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Leonie Gleeson Manager Cork

Leonie Gleeson

Manager - IT / HR / Business Support / Sales

Leonie joined Brightwater’s Munster office in 2016, initially as a consultant in our IT division before being appointed Manager of the IT, Business Support and HR teams in 2020. She now oversees a team of consultants recruiting for a broad variety of business and technical professionals on behalf of clients ranging from SMEs to large multinationals and public sector organisations on a permanent, temporary and contract basis at all levels from graduate up to senior management. 

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Aoife O'Donovan

Aoife O'Donovan

Manager -  Legal

Aoife is Manager of Brightwater’s Legal recruitment team where she specialises in the recruitment of legal professionals at all levels of experience. She joined Brightwater in 2015 and was promoted to Manager in December 2020. Her client network ranges between small SMEs to large multinationals across the Leinster area. Her instinctive grasp of companies’ requirements and her strong client relationship skills make her the ideal recruitment partner. She works on both permanent and temporary /contract positions across the legal profession for both practice and in-house roles. 

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Danny Hughes

Manager - Information Technology

Danny is Manager within Brightwater’s  IT division where his area of speciality is recruiting cybersecurity professionals. Prior to joining Brightwater in early 2021, Danny worked in IT recruitment across Ireland and Canada for nearly 6 years. He now works on behalf of leading domestic and multinational organisations across Ireland recruiting for IT professionals in CyberSecurity, Information Security, Technology Risk Assessment, Security Ops and Forensics Investigations on a permanent basis on behalf of leading domestic and multinational organisations.

Tom Guilfoyle -Manager Funds/Financial Services

Tom Guilfoyle

Manager - Financial Services / Funds

Tom has over 6 years’ recruitment industry experience, most of which within the financial services sector where he has worked with international and domestic financial services companies. He joined Brightwater’s Financial Services division in mid 2021 and focuses on the placement of professionals across the Irish and European funds marketplace in interim, contract and permanent roles at all levels.  

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Conal O'Connor Manager Accountancy

Conal O'Connor

Manager - Accountancy 

Conal joined Brightwater division in October 2016 initially working in the sales and insurance divisions and in July 2021 was appointed Manager within the Accountancy division. He now focuses on the accountancy sector where he specialises in the placement of part-qualified and qualified accountancy professionals across insurance, financial services, banking, asset management, aviation leasing and fund services. He has a proven track record of matching the right person with companies, taking into account their skillset, market knowledge and cultural fit. 

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Eileen Moloney

Eileen Moloney

Head of Marketing

Eileen has more than 25 years’ senior marketing experience in B2B and B2C. Having joined Brightwater in May 2000, she heads up the internal marketing function of the Group with specific responsibility for sponsorship, PR, events, marketing strategy and budgets. Her commercial awareness as well as her in-depth knowledge of recruitment market trends make her an integral part of Brightwater’s leadership team.

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Dara Nugent

Dara Nugent

Manager - Administration

Dara is the Office Manager of Brightwater’s Dublin division. Having joined the Group in 2015 as an administrator, Dara is now an integral part of the day to day running of the administration and facilities team in Dublin. She was promoted to Manager of Administration for the Dublin office in July 2019 where she oversees the busy administration team supporting the Group’s consultant activity.

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