Cpl – the official search partner of the Ireland INC Index

Business, Employment, Partner Content | Thu 21 Jun | Author – Business & Finance
Anne Heraty CPL
Anne Heraty, Co-founder/CEO, Cpl

The Ireland INC Index highlights the top Irish companies operating and investing in the US. Here we profile the official search partner of the index, Cpl.


What is Cpl?

Cpl Resources plc. is Ireland’s largest recruitment agency and a global provider of staffing, recruitment, training and outsourcing services.

It is recognised as a leader in permanent and temporary recruitment. Cpl is headquartered in Ireland and is comprised of 22 brands spanning 41 offices in 11 countries across Europe and the USA.

The firm also helps global businesses establish a recruitment strategy that matches their needs.

All of these capabilities place Cpl as a global leader in the talent sector.

Who’s behind Cpl?

Anne Heraty is CEO and co-founded Cpl in 1989.

Her experience has led the company to become the top employment-services company in Ireland. She started her career as a telesales worker at Xerox and then moved to Grafton Recruitment before setting up her own company.

Anne Heraty, CEO, Cpl Resources plc, speaks at the Business and Finance CEO100 event, Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, Wednesday 18th October 2017. Photo: Karl Burke/Business and Finance.

Anne Heraty, CEO, Cpl Resources (Photo: Karl Burke)

Heraty was also included in Business & Finance‘s CEO 100 listing in 2017, marking the top chief executives in Ireland.

Acknowledgements such as this have seen her become an integral part of Irish business. In the Ireland INC: A History of Irish Business book, the first chronology of Irish business, Heraty was a key component of the book, showcasing her contribution to the business landscape, women in business and the recruitment sector.

Here’s what she had to say on being an early recruiter in the tech space:

The feedback that I got was that there were very few people who really understood the career opportunities and the ambition, and I suppose that was where my opportunity, and the opportunity for Cpl, arose – to specialise and build a deep knowledge of that sector.

Why Cpl is part of the Ireland INC Index

Cpl says that business growth relies on people. It does this through four key services:

  • Recruitment
  • Managed service/Outsourcing
  • Temporary staff
  • Consulting

Stephen Mullin is Group Sales Director at Cpl and is the contact for Cpl’s US activities and works with US and Irish companies across their global network.

Brian O’Neill, Friends First and Stephen Mullin, Cpl

Continuing with the likes of Anne Heraty’s leadership and the recruitment of top talent domestically and in the US, Cpl will continue to contribute to the Irish success in America and the importance of our participation there.

Find out everything you need to know about Cpl.