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Barbara McKiernan

Barbara McKiernan

Managing Director

As Managing Director of VANRATH, Barbara is committed to building the strongest team of experienced recruitment specialists in Northern Ireland and is always keen to hear from anyone who would be interested in joining VANRATH. We have experienced teams across a range of disciplines and are recruiting for a number of opportunities in a range of sectors. Prior to her move into an operational ...

Ryan Quinn

Ryan Quinn

Managing Director

​Ryan has worked in VANRATH since 2004 and specialises in Software recruitment, from Senior Development Engineers to STEM graduates. With a Masters Degree in Computing, and having previously worked in the IT sector as a Java Developer himself, Ryan is ideally placed to help candidates take the next step in their IT career. Ryan has worked in partnership with many FDI clients as they set up in N...

Damian Della Croce

Damian Della Croce

Director

​Damian is head of our Temporary Recruitment Division in VANRATH and has specialised in senior interim accountancy appointments in Northern Ireland since 2006. The roles he recruits for range from Newly Qualified up to Finance Director level, and his client base spans across the private and public sectors. Having joined the team in 2010 to set up the Temporary Division, VANRATH now stands as th...

Phil Gamble

Phil Gamble

Director

​Phil has worked as an IT Recruitment Consultant since 2005 and has consistently delivered on challenging IT recruitment campaigns across Northern Ireland. Phil gained a 2:1 BSc in Management and Information Systems and obtained invaluable industry experience working with Microsoft before moving into the recruitment industry. He covers all areas of the IT sector, working as a specialist technic...

Orla Fitzsimons

Orla Fitzsimons

Senior IT Contract Recruitment Specialist

Orla specialises in the recruitment of IT Contractors for large Software Houses and SME’s. Since joining VANRATH in 2016, Orla has worked with Career Contractors and Engineers seeking their first appointment. Orla recruits for a range of sought after positions including Software Engineers from OO backgrounds, Technical Business Analysts, QA Engineers, DevOps and IT Support Engineers within the ...

Matthew Evers

Matthew Evers

Senior Infrastructure, Network and Cyber Security Specialist

Matthew is a Senior Recruitment Consultant working within the Industry and Commerce Sector. Before joining VANRATH, Matthew worked in Business Development identifying new roles and projects within the financial services sector globally. He specialises in IT Infrastructure positions, recruiting for roles including Network Engineers, Desktop Support Engineers, Software Support Analysts, Cyber Sec...

Erin O'Kane

Erin O'Kane

Senior Application Support, Infrastructure & Networks Specialist

Erin comes from an architectural background and went on to specialise in digital transformation within one of the top Fortune 500 Companies in NI. Taking a keen interest in the automation and industrial science side of the sector, Erin joined VANRATH in 2020 to begin her IT recruitment career. Erin specialises in IT Industry positions, recruiting for roles including Application Support, In...

Jordan Madden

Jordan Madden

Senior Cyber Security Specialist

​Having graduated from Ulster University with a First Cass Honours Degree in Business Management, Jordan forged a career in sales and marketing, where he gained invaluable experience of the IT and Telecoms sectors. Jordan is now a Senior IT Recruitment Consultant working within the Industry and Commerce Sector. He specialises in IT Infrastructure positions, recruiting for roles including Networ...

Johnathan Potts

Johnathan Potts

Senior Java Specialist

Johnathan began his career in IT recruitment in 2018, after working within fraud prevention for a leading UK Bank. Now a part of the VANRATH IT team, Johnathan brings a unique insight into the sector along with extensive experience of the hiring processes of Belfast's top IT firms. Johnathan's professionalism is matched by his personable nature; he prides himself on building lasting relationshi...

Neill Ferguson

Neill Ferguson

Senior .NET & QA Specialist

Neill joined VANRATH in 2017 and now specialises in recruiting Software Developers (C#/.Net), Quality Assurance Engineering and Automation / Developer in Test roles. With years of experience focused on these specific sectors, Neill is able to give candidates detailed and honest career advice to allow them to make better informed decisions. Neill also gives regular talks to students at careers e...

Michael Magee

Michael Magee

Senior .NET Specialist

​Michael joined Vanrath in 2021 bringing with him 4 years’ experience in IT Recruitment in the Northern Ireland tech market. He previously worked at a top UK bank providing professional mortgage advice and solutions in accordance with strict UK regulations. Michael now specialises in .Net recruitment in VANRATH dedicating his time daily to speaking to quality candidates with experience in .Net ...

Gary McMahon

Gary McMahon

Senior Product & Project Management Specialist

Gary joined VANRATH in 2018 having worked in consultative roles for a global Food & Beverage firm. Gary now specialises in the recruitment of Business Analysts, Project Managers, Data Analysts and Product Managers and has firmly established himself as a reliable VANRATH Specialist.​Gary is best known for his quick wit and ‘devil may care’ attitude…his most distinguishable feature is his wir...

Naomi Jackson

Naomi Jackson

Senior STEM BA's and PM's Specialist

Naomi studied law at university and worked for various top tier legal services firms until two years ago when she embarked on her IT recruitment career. After joining VANRATH last year as a Senior IT Recruitment consultant, she now specialises in Business Analysis, Project Management and STEM Graduates. Naomi enjoys building strong relationships with her clients and candidates.​

Sean Doherty

Sean Doherty

Senior IT Graduate Specialist

​Coming from an Architectural Engineering background working on state of the art projects across Belgium and Holland,  Sean decided that 2021 was the year to make his mark in recruitment. Now working in the IT Software space at VANRATH, Sean specialises in Graduate/Junior Software roles, recruiting top talent for startups, SME’s and FDI’s. Sean is dedicated to helping you land the first and arg...

Rachel Boyle

Rachel Boyle

Senior IT Specialist

Rachel is a Senior Recruitment Consultant specialising in IT. Having worked in customer focus roles before joining VANRATH. Rachel matches IT professionals to a range of Top 100 Northern Ireland organisations, SMEs, and FDI's. Rachel is professional in her approach which adds to her great industry knowledge.

Sarah Carlile

Sarah Carlile

Head of LinkedIn Recruitment Services

​At VANRATH Sarah focuses solely on assisting our Senior Recruitment Consultants to find the best talent in the market via LinkedIn. Many of the roles that we recruit for at VANRATH are exclusive to us, and our clients range from small start-up’s to large Multi-National Organisations.

Ross Stevenson

Ross Stevenson

Senior Public Sector IT Specialist

Ross began his recruitment career in London in 2014 before returning to Belfast and joining VANRATH in 2019. Ross works as a senior member of our Contract IT division, providing a dedicated service to clients and candidates. Ross recruits for a range of sought after positions including Software Engineers, Technical Business Analysts, QA Engineers and IT Support Engineers within the Northern Ire...

Peter Brittain

Peter Brittain

Senior Public Sector IT Specialist

​Peter began his career in Insurance, before moving to IT Project Management for a large Global Telecommunications company based in California. After returning to the UK, Peter moved into the recruitment industry specialising in IT & Project management roles, within the UK Public Sector contracting sphere. After a brief stint in a large EMEA based Broadcasting company recruiting for special...

Shannon McKinley

Shannon McKinley

Senior Public Sector IT Specialist

​​Shannon is a Senior Recruitment Consultant specialising in Public Sector Contract IT and Project Management roles. After completing her studies in England to obtain a BA(Hons) in English and French, Shannon began her career in Manchester working in Cyber Security, before returning home to NI to pursue recruitment consulting within the tech division at VANRATH. Shannon is keen to support all P...

Marty Caskey

Marty Caskey

Senior Digital Marketing & UX Specialist

Marty has specialised in Marketing recruitment since 2013 and has particular expertise in Digital Marketing, UX/ UI Design and Development. Marty became VANRATH’s Marketing expert in 2016 and is widely regarded as the trusted, local consultant with significant experience placing junior through to senior level appointments. He has built key relationships across the IT & Technology, Sports, P...

Richard McFarland

Richard McFarland

Senior Human Resources Specialist

With 15+ years' experience in the HR recruitment sector, Richard's role at VANRATH involves the sourcing and placement of HR professionals from Officer to Director level across Northern Ireland and the bordering counties. Richard has an extensive network of HR contacts, helping to ensure our clients and candidates have access to the largest and widest reaching range of jobs and job seekers alik...

Calum Holland

Calum Holland

Senior Engineering Specialist

Calum is an experienced consultant within the Engineering & Manufacturing sector in Northern Ireland. Calum has partnered with some of Northern Ireland’s leading blue chip companies and has maintained an excellent reputation in the market placing high calibre talent. Key roles he recruits for include Manufacturing Engineer,  Quality Engineers, Process & Improvement Engineers as well as ...

Michael Irwin

Michael Irwin

Senior Supply Chain and Logistics Specialist

​Michael has over four years’ experience within recruitment and specialises in the Supply Chain, Logistics, and Procurement market. Working with many of Northern Ireland’s leading manufacturing, engineering, and transport companies, Michael partners with professionals in this area to make their next career move within the NI market.

Robert Apps

Robert Apps

Senior Built Environment Specialist

​Robert is an experienced Senior Recruitment Specialist within the Built Environment, having worked in London, England for 10 years, before moving to Northern Ireland in 2021. Robert joined VANRATH in August 2021 and works with a range of private sector Construction Contractors placing white collar professionals in both permanent and temporary roles, from Assistant to Director level. Robert als...

Chris Haddock

Chris Haddock

Senior Built Environment Specialist

Chris has worked within Business Development for several years and during that time has progressed. Chris is delighted to set up the Built Environment Team at VANRATH. Chris has worked alongside some of the UK and Irelands largest contractors internally and now specialises in white collar Engineering and Built Environment Roles.

Adam Stinson

Adam Stinson

Senior Public Sector Specialist

With over 10 years of transferable experience in Sales and Business Development across NI, Adam moved into recruitment in 2018. He joined VANRATH in 2019 and has since firmly established himself as a leading consultant in the Public Sector. Adam has successfully placed a number of the most senior people, and manages ongoing relationships, with some of the largest Public Sector organisations in NI.

Jamie Gault

Jamie Gault

Senior Public Sector Specialist

Having graduated with an Honours Degree from Queen’s University Belfast in Business & IT, which included a recruitment internship working in the Business Support specialism and specialising in the Public and Third sectors, Jamie has joined our well-established Public Sector team as a Senior Consultant. There he is responsible for recruiting HR and Communications professionals, ranging from ...

Jack Groves

Jack Groves

Senior Public Sector Specialist

Jack kickstarted his career by excelling in telecommunication sales, along with the achievement of an Honours Degree from Ulster University in Business Studies. Jack joined VANRATH's already well-established Public Sector team, specialising in Contract IT roles that cover various positions such as Data analysts, IT support and Project Managers to name a few.

Peter Nixon

Peter Nixon

Senior Accountancy & Finance Specialist

Peter is a Senior Recruitment Consultant specialising in Accountancy & Finance professionals. Having worked as a Senior Consultant with a specialist recruitment agency before joining VANRATH, Peter matches finance professionals to a range of Top 100 Northern Ireland organisations, SMEs, Public Sector organisations, Health and Social Care Trusts Organisations. Peter is professional in his ap...

Robbie Lemon

Robbie Lemon

Senior Interim Accountancy & Finance Specialist

Robbie became part of the Temporary Recruitment division at VANRATH in 2018. Robbie has worked on short and longer term contracts across the public and private sector, with many of his placements leading to permanent appointments. Robbie brings empathy to his role, having worked as an advisor to long-term unemployed people during his time at University in Dundee.​

Daniel Morgan

Daniel Morgan

Senior Interim Accountancy & Finance Specialist

Having spent 5 years working as a Senior Consultant with a specialist recruitment agency in Liverpool, Daniel moved back home to NI and joined the VANRATH team. Daniel works within our interim accountancy support division which now stands as the first tier supplier of Temporary Accountancy professionals to a range of Top 100 Northern Ireland organisations, SMEs, Public Sector organisations, Hea...

Kilian Gargan

Kilian Gargan

Senior Accountancy & Finance Specialist

Kilian became part of the Accountancy recruitment division at VANRATH in late 2020 as a Senior Consultant. Kilian comes from an accountancy background having graduate from DCU and trained in IPB insurance in Dublin before moving into recruitment. He has worked in recruitment since 2018 working on permanent practice roles across NI.​

Hannah MacLaren

Hannah MacLaren

Senior Accountancy & Finance Specialist

Hannah studied law at university and previously worked in a busy legal environment before joining VANRATH in 2021. Hannah has joined our established Accountancy and Finance Team and specialises in permanent Part-Qualified roles and Accountancy Support Candidates. Hannah uses her previous experience from working in a commercial environment and applies these practises to her every day work.