O’Connor Executive Search is a global executive search firm focused exclusively on sourcing leadership talent in Marketing, Strategy, M&A and Operations for Irish plc’s and multinational companies around the world.

With a tenacity and drive to build upon our proven track record, and a meticulous, results-focused, consultative approach to finding, assessing and placing the best executive talent, we are the partner of choice for many of the most ambitious and successful companies in the food/dairy, finance/tech, pharma/devices and industrial/construction sectors.




Thanks for visiting my website. I founded my own firm O’Connor Executive Search in 2016 to offer clients my personal approach to executive search. I’m actively involved in every project within my firm, and deeply experienced in senior-level appointments in marketing, finance, operations and M&A for international companies. Even though I’ve 20 years professional experience and I’ve more than 10 years search expertise with Irish plc’s and multinationals, I still approach every assignment with the enthusiasm, passion and energy as I did when starting out in my career but with the maturity and wisdom that only practical experience and life experience can bring. My sectoral expertise spans across Food Ingredients, Dairy, Pharmaceutical, Industrial Products and Retail.

Prior to establishing my own firm, I was an Executive Search Manager with PwC Ireland, where I led the national and international research for a broad range of executive search assignments for multinationals and plc’s. The majority of assignments where within the firm’s global financial officers practice but also included Human Resources, ICT and Operations. I was headhunted to create 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. I started my career in a global financial recruitment firm a life-time ago and 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.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss working together. I’d love to help.





“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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