Testimonials

We recently commissioned Principal Connections to conduct a senior executive search for the post of Managing Director. Our board anticipated this to be a difficult undertaking; not least because our outgoing Managing Director had been in situ for a considerable period of time. It became obvious right from our initial meeting that it was with good reason that Principal Connections had been referred to us. Principal Connections devised a rigorous search programme, delivered on each stage of the process on schedule and presented a rich candidate shortlist from which we selected our new Managing Director. Having retained a number of firms over the years, I would describe Principal Connections as being at the forefront of the executive recruitment industry in Ireland. We would be delighted to partner with them again in the future.

Chief Executive Officer | Industrial | Client Testimonial 

Principal Connections advised our board in the appointment of a new Chief Executive. We were seeking to recruit an individual with a unique combination of skills with the capability to lead the organisation through a time of unprecedented challenge. Principal Connections undertook all phases of a comprehensive end to end search process which led to the placement of our new CEO who importantly understood our underlining mission. I would have no hesitation in recommending the sound advice and executive search services of Principal Connections.

Chairman | Education, Not-For-Profit and Public Sector | Client Testimonial

Unfamiliar with the Irish market, we discussed our requirement to recruit a new senior executive to lead forward a new Irish office with a number of recommended executive search providers located in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Principal Connections stood out for a variety of reasons and so we entrusted them with our search. I would like to thank Pat O’Donnell and his dedicated team not just for achieving such an outstanding result but for affording our board with the reassurance of such an excellent strategic recruitment process. As our Irish office grows, we look forward to continuing our relationship.

Group Chief Operations Officer | Financial Services | Client Testimonial

We have retained the services of Principal Connections on a number of confidential senior executive recruitment hires. Following many years of engaging with executive search firms in Ireland and elsewhere with questionable success we decided to forge a relationship with a new executive recruitment partner. Today, I would describe Principal Connections as our “go to” firm for key senior appointments. Principal Connections listen, build consensus, appropriately challenge and offer insightful and practical advice while delivering a methodical executive search process. I have no hesitation in recommending the firm and their services.

Managing Director | Consumer | Client Testimonial

“I’ve engaged Principal Connections to support me on a number of senior and executive searches, bringing them with me as my preferred search partner as I changed organisations.  Pat and his team consistently provide a level of dedication and customer care unmatched by other search firms.  They really take the time to understand the functional requirements as well as the personality fit; their search strategy and candidate reporting methodologies are well structured, providing a highly effective means of tracking the selection process.  I’ve had very successful hires through Principal Connections and look forward to continuing our partnership.”

Human Resources Director | Life Sciences | Client Testimonial