Many organisations struggle to find the top talent they require for their success.

Despite spending considerable time and money, they emerge empty handed at the end of a long and drawn out process that simply isn’t fit for purpose.

We work with companies like yours to design & deliver a recruitment program that gets you the successful hires that you need.

Drawing on our experience & expertise from working with a global consulting firm across a wide range of sectors we customize your program to meet the needs of your specific business & market.



Whether you’re a leader in a fast growth company or a HR specialist assisting in talent acquisition, we can:

advise you on how to create & deploy a successful search strategy, leveraging your own networks & resources, to find the top talent for your business;

provide assessment tools to assess and shortlist the best candidates for interview;

coordinate & participate in a robust interview process that will gain the trust & approval of VC and PE Board members;

We will show you how to optimise your own resources & networks to save significant time and money hiring the right people for your business.

Please get in touch to find out how we can help you.


Hi, I’m Michelle O’Connor, CEO and Founder of O’Connor Executive Search.

Through my customised recruitment programs I enable fast growth organisations to achieve their ambitions by finding and hiring the best talent for their businesses, quickly & cost effectively.

I have also advised and mentored recruitment business owners & leaders to build customised programs enabling them to scale their existing business.

Previously, I led the national and international research programs for a broad range of executive search assignments for multinationals and plc’s. I’ve created an executive search business unit for a niche marketing talent house, and actively developed and extended beyond the existing multinational FMCG clients to service and advise plc’s on their strategic marketing talent needs.

My career started in a global financial recruitment firm a life-time ago and I’ve spent eight years fulfilling the hiring needs of a broad range of clients, including two years as Project Lead on a significant strategic talent acquisition and talent relocation project for Pfizer EFSS.

If you are an executive or HR professional looking for advice on how to develop a recruitment program to attract your next senior leader please get in touch with me at michelle@oces.ie.




“Michelle worked in partnership with us to find us the best talent for a VP level role and we couldn’t have asked for better”

Chief People Officer



“It was simply the most professionally run and most pleasant recruitment journey I’ve ever experienced. Michelle is intelligent, insightful ultra-professional, totally flexible, hard-working, committed and on top of all that she is a pleasure to deal with.”

HR Director


“As a small but rapidly growing international business we knew we needed to make this critical hire and Michelle’s strategic advice helped us to hire the best person. It ensured we hired the person most aligned to our business needs and cultural values.”

The Creativity Hub




“ Michelle has a proven pedigree of success in placing world-class senior level people. She is collaborative, knowledgeable and efficient, making for a smooth and successful experience.”

Director of Strategic Marketing
Kerry Taste & Nutrition EMEA






O’Connor Executive Search

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Dublin 15