We’re People People

We love what we do because it’s all about people. We’re passionate about partnering with employers, employees, businesses and brands that want to achieve more. We’ve been able to do this successfully since 1998 because we have amazing people with experience and passion working with us, for you.

Deirdre Coghlan Murray

Managing Director & Executive Coach

Deirdre holds an MSc in Executive Coaching & Behavioural Change through Henley Business School (Reading University) and is a graduate of Business Management with over 30 years HR, Recruitment & Selection and Coaching experience both nationally and internationally. She is the Managing Director of one of Irelands leading HR Service’s company established since 1998. Her experience spans both global and local organisations with exposure to Multinational Best Practice and SME’s. Her passion for helping people get the best out of themselves is contagious. Deirdre’s coaching practice is based on a strong code of ethics founded on confidentiality and a clear coaching contract. She is also an accredited Time to Think, Systemic Coaching and IMX Psychometric profiler

Stephen Farrell O’Callaghan


Stephen is widely recognised for his innovative thinking an ability to provide effective solutions for his national and global clients. He is Director at Clark with his key focus on Recruitment & Outsourced Solutions.  Stephen leads strategic growth and commercial activity across these business functions. A driver behind Clark Outsourced Solutions, Stephen has developed RPO offerings to support private sector organisations scale global operations from Ireland. He has also led RPO for a number of significant public sector bodies nationally. A real people person Stephen has been involved in a number of regional initiatives including most recently Keep Kildare Working. An NRF Fellow who holds a (Hons.) Degree in Marketing from Dublin Business School, a Diploma in Behavioural Science, an IMI Diploma in Digital Marketing & Social Media, a Qualified Psychometric Assessor Stephen is a highly experienced and competent Project Manager.

Sarah Mortimer

Director of Temporary and Contracting Solutions

Sarah’s passion for recruitment is infectious and she has an innate ability to deliver solutions that work. A Fellow of the NRF with over 11  years’ experience in recruitment nationally & internationally, Sarah is Director of our Temporary  & Contracting Solutions Division – a division that has grown significantly while under her leadership. She is an astute, hands on Director with an ability to deliver results. She has a keen interest in ensuring service excellence, always improving processes within the temporary and contracts division and aligning to the needs of clients and candidates. A technically minded professional Sarah provides people solutions that make a difference.

Edel Smyth

Recruitment Project Manager - Office, HR, Sales, Marketing & Customer Service

Edel is an insightful and data-driven Recruitment Project Manager with extensive experience in Recruitment, Project Management, Career Development Consulting, Training and Advisory Services. She is a qualified psychometric assessor who is passionate about helping people to uncover their values, personal aspirations, and career direction. Edel explores and understands her clients’ needs and assists them with growing fully engaged, high performing and diverse teams. Edel has extensive experience in Project and Account Management across a variety of sectors with specialist expertise in the areas of Human Resources, Marketing, Sales, Office and Customer Service. A member of the National Recruitment Federation and member of NPA The Worldwide Recruiting Network, she also holds Employment Law and Training & Evaluation Certificates. Currently undertaking an M.Sc. in Guidance Counselling, Edel strives to gain education and training in the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for practice in the interrelated areas of personal, education and career guidance counselling. Responsible for Recruitment Project Management, Edel manages the full RPO process on behalf of her contracted clients. Her core remit is to manage existing RPO contracts, grow business, while optimizing brand traction and service delivery across our specialist business lines.

Niamh Flynn

Senior Recruitment Partner - Accountancy & Finance, Taxation, Banking & Funds, Compliance & Risk

Niamh has over 20 years' experience in the world of Accounts and holds her degree in Economics and English from Maynooth University. A seasoned professional, she has worked across several sectors including tech start-ups, SaaS organisations, was involved in the setup of an SSC in one of their European divisions and more recently worked in an Irish manufacturing and export business. She manages the  Accountancy & Finance, Taxation, Banking & Funds, Compliance & Risk division within Clark and looks forward to partnering with clients while assisting candidates achieve their professional career goals.

Máire Griffith

Senior Recruitment Partner- Office Support, HR, Operations

A proactive and energised professional, Máire emanates from a background in account management, customer support and business development. Working as part of the Temporary Recruitment team, Máire prides herself on her ability to empathise with both Client and Candidate to recruit to their specification and requirements. She thrives on the fast-paced environment that lends itself to temporary recruitment.

Niamh Gaffney

Recruitment Partner - Engineering, Operations and Professional Services

With a Degree in Social Care and over 9 years’ experience in the management of administration, customer service and client care management,  Niamh is passionate about working with people to help them achieve their career goals. As Recruitment Partner on our permanent team Niamh specialises in engineering, operations and professional Services  roles at all levels for clients from SMEs to large multinationals. Her objective is to build relationships with all stakeholders to ensure she is introducing the right candidate to the right client to facilitate successful, lasting partnerships.

Ali Cross

Recruitment Partner

With over 12 years’ professional experience gained in demanding customer facing roles, Ali has over 2 years’ recruitment experience as a Senior Placement Consultant within the financial and hospitality sector where she specialised in the placement of medical doctors.  Skilled in locum placements, roster management and people management, she takes a very personable approach when dealing with candidates and clients.  She is passionate about building strong working relationships and excels working in a fast-paced temporary division.  

Noreen Sweeney

Project Manager

Noreen holds a MA in Sociology and a BA in English and Sociology from Maynooth University and has recently received a Cert in Administration and Digital Skills from Griffith College. With over 14 years’ experience in human resources and recruitment project management, Noreen will use her excellent analytical and interpersonal skills to ensure that all projects and recruitment process outsourcing in Clark are co-ordinated to an exceptional standard.

Beatrice Travers

Communications & Quality Manager

With a Degree in Communications from DCU and a Certificate in Personnel Practice (CIPD), Beatrice has over 16 years’ experience in professional service-driven environments. She has held many positions including Training & Quality Manager and Recruitment Consultant. As Communications Manager, Beatrice has responsibility for all marketing & communication campaigns, digital social media platforms and internal quality project coordination and ISO at Clark.

Bernie Devaney

Finance Manager

Bernie’s vast experience in Payroll and Accounts covers a full range of sectors from manufacturing, to finance, to retail. Clients in these businesses depend on her to manage their Payroll systems and ensure their personnel are paid correctly and on time. In addition to out-source Payroll solutions, Bernie’s technical expertise includes project management, finance and book-keeping. Above all, her calm professionalism and personable manner ensures an excellent service.

Jacinta Crosbie Wilson

Finance & Accounts Executive

Jacinta has a wealth of experience in Accounts and Payroll providing payroll management for our Temporary Division as well as Outsourced Managed Payroll Services within our Managed Service Solutions Division.