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.

Louise O'Leary

Associate Director

Louise is an experienced recruitment professional and qualified chartered accountant who trained within PwC’s assurance team. During her time there she worked with Irish and multinational companies across a range of sectors.

Shortly after qualifying Louise made the move to recruitment in 2013 and she has gained extensive experience recruiting accountants from newly qualified level to senior finance professionals across a range of sectors and company sizes.  Louise holds a degree from DCU in International Marketing & Languages, the chartered accountancy qualification and the CIPD diploma in HRM from NCI.

Sarah McKenna

Associate Director

Sarah leads our senior appointments market specialising in hiring finance executives into an array of businesses to include micro-mid cap companies and large PLCs. Sarah has been specialising the accounting and finance market for 7 years both locally and internationally and has recently returned to the Dublin market from Melbourne. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and English from the National University of Ireland Galway.

Anna O'Sullivan

Principal Consultant

With nearly 10 years of recruitment experience behind her, Anna has joined Mason Alexander to specialise within the Corporate Finance and Investment space. In Corporate Finance, she recruits from large CF Houses to boutiques. She also recruits across Private Equity, Credit, Corporate Development and Venture Capital placing professionals from Analyst to Director level and works with Irish and International funds, PLC’s and leading Irish businesses.

Nick McCarthy

Senior 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

Senior 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.

Aisling Kearns

Principal Consultant, Office Support

Aisling leads our Office Support division and specialises in working with administrative professionals from junior and mid-level, right through to senior. She has a strong background in recruiting within this space and has built valuable relationships with organisations across all sectors including professional services, FMCG, financial services, technology and more.

Prior to this, Aisling had a successful career in the insurance industry where she worked for a number of high profile multinationals managing key accounts across commercial and personal lines.

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.

Eoin Connolly

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

Principal 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.

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.

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

Associate Director – Transformation & PMO

James joined Mason Alexander 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

Associate Director - Contract Consultant

Brendan 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.

Christine McCarthy

Senior Principal - Strategy and Consulting

Christine has joined MA Technology working within the Strategy & Transformation Practice focusing on Strategy and Consulting. Christine has over six years local and international experience working closely with medium to large sized consultancies, financial institutions and government departments.

Sean Martin

Principal Consultant – Technology

Sean works within the Technology division on the Business and Technology Transformation team. Sean specialises in the PMO market and will be focusing on permanent positions.

Mark Kelly

Consultant – Growth and Digital

Mark  heads up the growth and digital division within the Technology sector of the company. Mark places sales & Marketing professionals with some of the biggest technology companies worldwide.

Mark recently arrived back to Ireland after spending 7 years in Australia where he was a Sales Training Consultant for technology based SME’s and built his own Social Media Start-Up 

Ivana Leto


Ivana works with MA Technology’s Software Engineering Practice where she engages with local software engineers in the Dublin market. Ivana also correlates strong data, insights and topical content about the job market and the clients which MA are working with.

Ivana has a natural talent for sales and recruitment and is passionate about improving the lives and careers of her candidates and clients.

She recently graduated from University of Zagreb, Croatia with a Master degree in Finance. Before moving to Dublin Ivana had an opportunity to spend two years living and working in Spain where she became fluent in Spanish

Elaine Owens

Consultant - Software

Elaine works with MA Technology’s Software Engineering Practice where she engages with local software engineers in the Dublin market. Elaine focuses on contract positions.

She recently graduated from TU Dublin with a Bachelor degree in Business.

Aaron Van Kan

Consultant - Software

Aaron works within Mason Alexander Tech on the Software Engineering Practice. Aaron specialises in Cloud/DevOps contract positions within the Irish technology market from greenfield to large scale engineering functions.

Aaron previously worked in Healthcare recruitment with hospitals and nursing homes and contract Life Sciences with large multinationals throughout the island of Ireland. He is working very closely with a group of highly committed customers who are looking to build out high performing engineering teams leading into 2020.

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.

Lynn Sherry

Office and Events CoOrdinator

Lynn has joined our operations team as Office and Events Co Ordinator. She assists with the organisation and daily running of the business and helps our agents to run several events around Dublin. Lynn graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from DIT in Marketing and has over 3 years’ experience organising events and office management.