Pat O’Donnell

Managing Partner

Mr. Pat O’Donnell is Co-Founder, Managing Partner and a Director of Principal Connections, Ireland’s global leader in the delivery of

Hilarie Geary


Ms. Hilarie Geary is a Founding Partner and Director of Principal Connections. Hilarie celebrates a career spanning 30 years and as

Darren McCabe

Practice Leader

Mr. Darren McCabe is a Practice Leader at Principal Connections. Having entered the recruitment industry in 2004, Mr. McCabe  is an accomplished

Mark Middleton

Practice Leader

Mark Middleton is a Practice Leader at Principal Connections. With a career spanning almost 20 years, Mr. Middleton specialises in high-level

John Phillips

Associate Director

Mr. John Phillips’ career spans over 40 years within the human resources domain across the Corporate, Indigenous and Not-For-Profit sectors

Deirdre Hughes

Associate Director

Ms. Deirdre Hughes’ career spans over 20 years across a number of senior executive positions within the media industry in

Ann Marie Brennan

Finance Director

Ms. Ann Marie Brennan leads the finance function at Principal Connections. A Certified Accountant, with a career spanning almost 30 years,

Charlie Byrne

Business Support

Charlie Byrne provides business support to the management consulting team at Principal Connections. Mr. Byrne initiated his career in executive


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