New and notable appointments at Brightwater, Marks Sattin, RecruitmentPlus and XPertProfessional

Appointments | Thu 3 Oct | Author – Business & Finance
Pictured L-R: Celebrating 20 years in business are RecruitmentPlus Directors Lorna Ward Associate Director, Hazel Whelan Director, Anne Fanthom, MD, and John Reidy, Director.
Business & Finance highlights the notable new appointments at Brightwater, Marks Sattin, RecruitmentPlus and XPertProfessional.

Gordon D’Arcy, Commercial Director
Brightwater Recruitment

Pictured: Gordon D’Arcy, Brightwater Recruitment.

Brightwater Recruitment has appointed former Irish Rugby star, Gordon D’Arcy, as its Commercial Director.

Brightwater Group Managing Director, Barbara McGrath said D’Arcy’s role would be client-facing and he would play an integral part in building client relations and driving business growth across the island.  Ms McGrath commented:

Gordon combines academic achievement with success at the highest level in sport, having spent 18 years as a professional rugby player for Leinster and Ireland.  His experience of building and maintaining high performance teams focused on delivery will fit perfectly into our plans for the Group in the UK and Ireland.   We believe he has a terrific blend of skills that can be put to great use as we continue to build a best-in-class specialist recruitment consultancy.”

Mr D’Arcy (39) said he was relishing this new professional challenge, stating:

Ever since first meeting Barbara and her senior executive team I have been genuinely impressed with Brightwater’s corporate culture, ambition and values, all of which resonate with my own.  I’m really looking forward to playing my part in the Group’s future success whilst, at the same time, benefiting from the mentoring and personal development provided by my new colleagues.”

Matt Fitzpatrick, Executive Director
Marks Sattin

Pictured: Matt Fitzpatrick, Marks Stattin.

Specialist financial recruitment firm, Marks Sattin, has appointed Matt Fitzpatrick as Executive Director to head up its Irish and International operations.

Matt Fitzpatrick – who returns to Marks Sattin after previously working with the firm in both Australia and Dublin – re-joins with a remit to enhance Dublin operations at the senior and executive level, driving exciting growth plans for Ireland and international markets.

Most recently at Capital Markets, Matt brings 15 years’ recruitment advisory services experience, working in international markets including: Australia, Asia, Europe and USA. 

Marks Sattin Managing Director, Matt Wilcox said: 

I am delighted to welcome a former employee and Marks Sattin stalwart back on board. It is testament to the strength of our brand that we have enticed Matt back to the business and it marks a huge statement of intent for our Irish operations. An inspirational leader, he brings energy and expertise combined with an unparalleled insight to the Dublin financial sector. He will be the driving force behind our ambitious growth plans for Ireland and beyond.”

Hazel Whelan,  Company Director & Lorna Ward,  Company Director

Founded by Limerick woman, Anne Fanthom, in Dublin in 1999, RecruitmentPlus employs a team of 20, with offices in Dublin and Dundalk.  The award-winning firm specialises in property and finance positions, pharmaceutical and medical devices, office staff, manufacturing and engineering recruitment.

Pictured L-R: Celebrating 20 years in business are RecruitmentPlus Directors Lorna Ward Associate Director, Hazel Whelan Director, Anne Fanthom, MD, and John Reidy, Director.

Hazel Whelan MSc, who principally manages recruitment for the pharmaceutical and biopharma sectors, has been made a Company Director, having worked with the agency for the last 19 years.

Lorna Ward, who heads up the Commercial sector has been promoted to Associate Director.

Retaining consultants with industry specific experience and insights has been central to the agency growth, according to its Founder and Managing Director, Anne Fanthom, who says,

All our consultants have sector specific qualifications, and fully understand the clients’ business and the roles they recruit.  Recruitment is about building relationships with clients and job candidates and, after twenty years, I am very proud to say this firm has among the best working relationships and track record in the industry.”

Flan Hassett, Chief Operating Officer
XPert Professional 

Flan Hassett has been appointed Chief Operating Office of Xpert Professional, Ireland’s largest and fastest growing distributor of professional only haircare and skincare Ranges. Mr Hassett comes to the cosmetics sector after over 12 years with United Drug, most recently as Commercial Director, and previously as Operations Manager.