Hilarie Geary Executive Search
Hilarie Geary


Ms. Hilarie Geary is a Founding Partner and Director of Principal Connections. Hilarie celebrates a career spanning 30 years and as one of Ireland’s most distinguished executive search practitioners she focuses her time on senior management appointments from head of function to board level across a broad spectrum of industries and functions.

One of Europe’s most synonymous names within senior recruitment, over her term Ms. Geary has been awarded “Young Business Woman of the Year”, “Best in Sector – Accounting & Finance” at the Annual National Recruitment Federation (NRF) Awards in addition to various other accolades. Ms. Geary is a well-known public speaker, guest lecturer and regular media commentator on the provision of talent, recruitment and staffing solutions to companies in Ireland and internationally.

Ms. Geary holds Professional Diploma’s in Leadership Development, and Strategy, Innovation and Change from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and is currently undertaking a Masters of Science in Business, Leadership and Management Practice. Ms. Geary is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a member of IBEC and the Institute of Directors and holds various board directorships.


Principal Connections is Ireland’s leading Executive Search Firm and the Irish Arm of Agilium Worldwide LLC.

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