Simon Martin, Managing Director

Simon Martin founded Vantage in 1995. He has been in the IT industry for over 30 years working for multiple large organizations both in Ireland and abroad. Prior to starting Vantage, he worked as an independent IT consultant in Ireland and internationally for IBM, CSC Computations, Bank of Ireland, Aer Lingus, Irish Permanent and AIB Bank. He has been personally involved in the delivery of large-scale IT projects and has worked closely with many customers as an Account Manager delivering high calibre IT professionals to support their in-house projects. 

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Jason McNeill, Sales Director

Jason joined Vantage Resources in 2008 after working as a Senior Project Manager in the IT industry. After graduating with a Masters in Computer Science Jason spent over 12 years with international software companies in a wide range of roles working in Ireland, South America and the Middle East. He has extensive experience in software delivery across Business Analysis and Project Management, especially in the payment systems arena. 

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Paul Verjans, Chief Technology Officer - SQA and Testing

Paul is a highly experienced senior IT professional with a comprehensive understanding of IT Management currently specialising in Software Quality Assurance and Testing. He has held a range of senior IT management roles covering the full lifecycle of major IT-enabled change from Operating Model design, Business Case development, Solution Design, IT Development, Software Quality through to Implementation Management. This experience ranges from an industry leading Financial Services organisation undergoing major transformation to the set-up of a small professional service company.

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Craig Powell, Financial Controller

With over two decades of experience in financial control and business development, Craig is a seasoned and commercially minded, knowledgeable and innovative leader. Focused on implementing solid new strategies and financial best practices, he facilitates business growth and safeguards the company reputation. As Financial Controller with Vantage Resources since 2005, he has honed his skills in managing multiple currencies, making decisions in time-sensitive conditions, and leading interdisciplinary teams.  

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Sam Reilly, Key Account Manager

Sam brings a wealth of HR and Recruitment experience to his role, having worked in the IT industry for over 10 years. He joined Vantage in 2004.  His role covers Account Management for many large corporate and public sector clients, bringing a wealth of experience in the sourcing, vetting and proposing of high calibre candidates within the constraints of tight client budgets. He is expert in utilising social media channels in the sourcing of superior IT professionals in both the local market and Internationally.

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Derek Leahy, Business Development Account Manager

Derek is a business graduate of TCD, a qualified management accountant (ACMA) and holds an MBA from Smurfit Business school. He has 10 years Capital Markets experience in senior Finance & Project Management roles having worked in both London & Dublin. He developed, built and managed his own successful Digital Marketing Consultancy over a 15 year period. For the past 3 years Derek has worked as a specialist IT Recruiter focusing on technical and management roles. He focussed on supporting the build of agile teams for his clients across a range of Fintech & Technology sectors. Derek is currently Business Development Account Manager for Vantage Resources’ Software Quality Assurance & Testing division - Metis7.

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Darragh Muldoon, Marketing Communications Manager

Darragh joined the Vantage team as our Marketing Communications Manager. Having worked across an array of business sectors, Darragh is a results-driven, highly motivated marketeer with extensive enterprise-level marketing experience. He has an impressive record in exceeding campaign and activity targets and a clear understanding of how to develop corporate brands. Darragh is today focused on developing strategic marketing plans for Vantage as the company expands its market share across Ireland. 

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Audrey McDonnell, IT Recruitment Consultant

Having recruited in the IT space for over 8 years for various clients across different environments, Audrey has gained considerable understanding and experience of the industry. Her primary focus is on permanent, technical resourcing for a broad array of clients in both the public and private sectors. With exceptional account management skills, Audrey excels at aligning the right people with the most innovative organisations.   

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Eric Seery, IT Recruitment Consultant

Eric joined the Vantage team in 2017 as an IT Resourcer. A graduate of Hospitality Management, Eric has extensive experience in Customer Service. Eric prides himself on his ability to engage with candidates and go above and beyond to meet and exceed their expectations. His role with Vantage is to ensure that all candidates requirements are met in a timely and professional manner.

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Marelize van der Westhuizen, Recruitment Consultant

Having worked internationally in the airline industry for a number of years, Marelize joins the team at Vantage as a Recruitment Consultant focused on providing the highest calibre IT professionals to Ireland’s most innovate organisations. A highly driven and motivated professional, Marelize adopts a business partnering approach with her clients and she prioritises transparency and delivery at the core of every search assignment.


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Clare Grogan, Technical Recruitment Consultant

Clare has been recruiting top IT professionals for some of the world's most valuable multinational technology companies for over two years, and specialises in building a network of top talent in Data Science, Analytics, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing as well as Project Managers, Software Developers, Technical Architects, Solutions Architects, and QA & Testing professionals. Today, Clare is focused on aligning market-leading IT experts with Ireland's most progressive & innovative organisations. 

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