This is Us

Our Story

Mason Alexander is founded upon three core pillars

  1. Quality
  2. Delivery
  3. Experience

We are on a mission – to create the best experience; to challenge complacency and to shape the future of our industry.

Our philosophy is simple; find the right candidates for our clients.


Andrew Lynch

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew founded Mason Alexander in 2013. He has a vast and diverse professional network, which he uses to place candidates in corporate finance, venture capital and private equity firms, as well as in Ireland’s leading plcs.

Rob Kearney

Non-Executive Director

Rob is a founding member of Mason Alexander. His non-executive role focuses on national and global client relationships. He also plays rugby internationally for Ireland and is chairman of IRUPA.

Susan Dwyer

Associate Director, Senior Appointments

Susan leads our Senior Appointments team, with a particular focus on industry and commerce, and expertise in finance and operational roles. She’s a graduate of Smurfit Business School, where she completed her Master’s in Business Management.

Stephen O’Carroll

Consultant, Accounting & Finance

Stephen works in our Industry & Commerce team where he specialises in roles for qualified accountants. Prior to accountancy recruitment, Stephen gained first-hand experience of the sector, training with a Top Six accounting firm.

Nick McCarthy

Consultant, Accounting & Finance - Newly Qualified

Nick helps newly qualified accountants make the transition into a career, post-qualification. He previously worked in the communications and technology sector and has a degree in Bio Medical Engineering from Trinity College, Dublin.

Shauna Lee

Consultant, Accounting & Finance – Part Qualified

Shauna leads our Part-Qualified desk in Accounting & Finance. She began her career specialising in construction recruitment, then moved to New York where she spent a year working in an accounting and finance team in the financial services market. Shauna graduated from NUI Galway with a degree in Commerce and Accounting.

James Lynch

Director, Advisory and Corporate Finance

James leads our Advisory, HR & Office Support teams. He specialises in the advisory and corporate finance markets, working with the leading corporate finance and investment houses, as well as the advisory divisions of the Big Four.

Lucy Fitzgerald

Senior Consultant, Executive Search

As a graduate of the University of Limerick holding an LLB law degree, Lucy commenced her career in Sydney, Australia with a commercial law practice before moving into legal recruitment with a global search firm. Since joining Mason Alexander, Lucy has played a key role in sourcing top talent and building an unmatched network amongst candidates and clients across the investment space, specialising in credit and venture capital.

An advocate for equality, Lucy launched ‘Women Who Invest’; a networking group for women in investment and corporate finance that provides a knowledge sharing platform with an aim to attract more women to the industry.

Eoin Connolly

Associate Director, Banking

Eoin joined Mason Alexander in 2014 to establish and lead the Banking and Financial Services division. Since then, he has forged relationships with some of the top financial institutions in the country and oversees a team that are actively delivering on niche, specific hires as well as volume hiring – of late, some of which has been a direct effect of Brexit.

Finlay Barry

Senior Consultant, Regulatory & Compliance

Finlay looks after regulatory and compliance roles within the banking and financial services sectors. He previously ran our Funds & Banking Operations desk and, prior to joining us, worked as a fund accountant. He has an Economics degree and a Master’s from Smurfit Business School.

Pierina Borza

Associate Consultant, Banking

Pierina joined Mason Alexander in November 2018 as an associate on the Banking team.

Pierina graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor’s degree in international commerce while spending an Erasmus year living in Spain, where she became fluent in the language.

Eva Valentine


Eva is our lead Researcher and works with our management team. She has experience working in academic research and recruitment. She has a BSc in Applied Psychology, has travelled the world, and has spent time living in Australia.

James Cluskey

Head of Sport, MA Sports

James is a former professional tennis player and leads our Sports division, specialising in transitioning professional sports people to working environments. In his tennis-playing career he won 15 doubles titles and competed in the Davis Cup for Ireland from 2006-2015.

David McHugh

Sports Consultant

Steve Bell

Managing Partner – Technology

Steve joined Mason Alexander January 2019 as Managing Partner and is responsible for the overall operations, strategy and growth of MA Tech globally.

Steve brings over 18 years experience in the tech recruitment industry, performing at the highest level as recruiter, manager, director and business leader here in Ireland and Internationally.

An active board member, he is also a member of the Institute of Directors and founder of the “Leaders in Tech” including the Tech Leadership Awards which will be launching soon.

James Bowles

Senior Principal – Transformation & PMO

James joined Mason Alexander in September 2018 to launch the Business and Technology Transformation team. James has over 10 years’ experience working in the technology industry and prior to returning to Ireland, he ran a successful Change and Transformation recruitment desk in London.

Brendan Hennessy

Senior Principal Contract Consultant

He has joined Mason Alexander to build out the Tech team and ensure Mason Alexander are best placed to deliver the large volume of contract needs for our clients. Brendan has a number of years experience in Dublin’s tech market working with a wide range of clients from small scale start ups to large financial institutions.

Brian Burke

Senior Consultant – Technology

Brian has recently joined the team in September 2018 and he works within the Technology Division at Mason Alexander specializing in the recruitment of professionals within the Information Technology Infrastructure space.

Barry Doyle

Chief Operating Officer

Barry plays a central role in our leadership team and is responsible for keeping our day-to-day operations efficient and on-track. He has a background in media and technology, and a proven track record in scaling high-growth companies. Barry is also a chartered accountant and sits on the Council of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Jenny Kinmonth

Business Manager

Jenny works in our operations team as Business Manager. She assists with the organisation and daily running of the business and leads our marketing team. Jenny graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Trinity College before taking on operational roles in Dublin, London and Australia.

Katie Markham

Marketing & Communications Executive

Katie joined Mason Alexander in 2017 as Marketing and Communication Executive, having obtained qualifications in Digital Marketing and Graphic Design. She is currently pursuing a diploma in Desktop Publishing.

Elizabeth Coleman

HR Manager

Elizabeth joined Mason Alexander in 2017, taking on the role of in-house HR Manager. She’d previously worked in the telecommunications and oil and gas industries in Dublin and London. She holds a degree in business studies and a diploma in HR management.

Ciaran Carr

Manager - Construction

Ciaran heads up our Construction desk. He has joined MA having spent 7 years working in the UK in the Construction Recruitment Sector.

His background is in placing White Collar Candidates in both Temp and Perm positions. Ciaran is graduate of NUI Maynooth.